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Author:Suraweera Duminda , Weeratunga Ashley N , Saab Sammy
Data Source:[J].Drug design, development and therapy(IF 3.486), 2016, Vol.10, pp.2119-27PubMed
Abstract:Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a leading cause of health care utilization in the USA. Incidence of cirrhosis from HCV is expected to rise in the near future, further increasing this burden. There is a high medical need for effective, tolerable, safe, all-oral, short...
Author:Saab Sammy , Medeiros Renata
Data Source:[J].Annals of hepatology(IF 1.671), 2016, Vol.15 (3), pp.377-85PubMed
Abstract:Background and rationale. The post-Liver Transplant Quality of Life (pLTQ) questionnaire, developed in the United States, is a disease-targeted instrument designed to evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in liver transplant recipients. Our study sought to validate...
Author:... Alanis Lourdes , Cho Sung-Ki , Saab Sammy
Data Source:[J].Korean journal of radiology, 2016, Vol.17 (4), pp.472-88PubMed
Abstract:Hepatocellular carcinoma is the most common primary liver cancer and it represents the majority of cancer-related deaths in the world. More than 70% of patients present at an advanced stage, beyond potentially curative options. Ytrrium-90 selective internal radiation therapy...
Author:Saab Sammy , Busuttil Ronald W ...
Data Source:[J].World journal of gastroenterology, 2016, Vol.22 (25), pp.5780-9PubMed
Abstract:To evaluate and validate the national trends and predictors of in-patient mortality of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) in 15 years.;;Using the National Inpatient Sample which is a part of Health Cost and Utilization Project, we identified a discharge-wei...
Author:Saab Sammy , Virabhak Suchin ...
Data Source:[J].Advances in therapy, 2016, Vol.33 (8), pp.1316-30PubMed
Abstract:New treatments for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) are highly effective in patients coinfected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This study estimated the cost-effectiveness of treatments for genotype 1 (GT1) HCV in HIV-coinfected patients.;;A Markov model based on HCV...
Author:Saab Sammy , Viramontes Matthew R ...
Data Source:[J].Journal of clinical gastroenterology, 2018, Vol.52 (1), pp.55-59PubMed
Abstract:Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a global medical health concern. Egypt has the highest HCV prevalence. Few studies have assessed the HCV prevalence rates among Egyptian-born expatriates. We sought to define the HCV prevalence Egyptian-born individuals residing in the Southern Californ...
Author:Saab Sammy , Busuttil Ronald W ...
Data Source:[J].Digestive diseases and sciences, 2016, Vol.61 (10), pp.2838-46PubMed
Abstract:Despite widespread use of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) for treatment of portal hypertension, a paucity of nationwide data exists on predictors of the economic impact related to TIPS.;;Using the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) database from 2001 to 201...
Author:... Herman Michael , Holloman David , Saab Sammy
Data Source:[J].Gastrointestinal endoscopy, 2018, Vol.87 (2), pp.469-475PubMed
Abstract:EUS-guided fine-needle core biopsy sampling is a safe and effective technique for diagnosis of focal liver lesions. However, data are limited in its role in parenchymal disease. We evaluated the utility of EUS-guided parenchymal liver biopsy sampling with a modified 1-pass wet su...
Author:Saab Sammy , A Jimenez Melissa ...
Data Source:[J].Journal of clinical gastroenterology, 2017, Vol.51 (2), pp.167-173PubMed
Abstract:The use of direct acting agents has changed the management paradigm of hepatitis C (HCV) in liver transplant (LT) recipients. However, the appropriate antiviral regimen in LT recipients on hemodialysis (HD) remains unclear.;;We retrospectively evaluated the safety and effica...

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