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Correlation between Lysosomal acid lipase (LAL) deficiency  and the development/Progression of non alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) Project objectives The main objective of the study is to correlate  the enzymatic activity of LAL with the development of NASH/cirrhosis  in patients with non alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).  The enzymatic activity of LAL...

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Rs738409 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the patatin-like phospholipase domain containing-3 (PNPLA3) gene and its correlation with the risk of progression to cirrhosis in NAFLD patients Project objectives The aim of the present study was to evaluate the power of the PNPLA rs738409 C>G polymorphism in predicting the risk of NASH cirrhosis in NAFLD patients. This is a case-...
Comparison between  the two different  quantitative HCV RNA assays COBAS AmpliPrep/COBAS TaqMan HCV and  VERSANT HCV RNA Assay (kPCR)  system in evaluating low viral load in HCV infection Project objectives The objective is to compare the sensitivity and specificity  of two different commercial  HCV RNA quantitative  methods  in detecting HCV ...