Publications

  1. Muir AJ, Arora S, Everson G, Flisiak R, George J, Ghalib R, Gordon SC, Gray T, Greenbloom S, Hassanein T, Hillson J, Horga MA, Jacobson IM, Jeffers L, Kowdley KV, Lawitz E, Lueth S, Rodriguez-Torres M, Rustgi V, Shemanski L, Shiffman ML, Srinivasan S, A Randomized Phase 2b Study of Peginterferon Lambda-1a for the Treatment of Chronic HCV Infection. J Hepatol. 2014 Jul 23.
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  2. Terrault NA, Hassanein T, Howell CD, Joshi S, Lake J, Sher L, Vargas H, McIntosh J, Tang S, Jenkins TM. Phase II Study of Avatrombopag in Thrombocytopenic Patients with Cirrhosis Undergoing an Elective Procedure. J Hepatol. 2014 Jul 15.
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  3. Corey RL, Whitaker MD, Crowell MD, Keddis MT, Aqel B, Balan V, Byrne T, Carey E, Douglas DD, Harrison ME, Vargas HE, Rakela J. Vitamin D deficiency, parathyroid hormone levels, and bone disease among patients with end-stage liver disease and normal serum creatinine awaiting liver transplantation. Clin Transplant. 2014 May; 28(5):579-84. Epub 2014 Apr 21.
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  4. Klintmalm GB, Feng S, Lake JR, Vargas HE, Wekerle T, Agnes S, Brown KA, Nashan B, Rostaing L, Meadows-Shropshire S, Agarwal M, Harler MB, García-Valdecasas JC. Belatacept-based immunosuppression in de novo liver transplant recipients: 1-year experience from a phase II randomized study. Am J Transplant. 2014; 14(8):1817-27.
  5. Unzueta A, Vargas HE. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug-induced hepatoxicity. Clin Liver Dis. 2013 Nov; 17(4):643-56, ix. Epub 2013 Sep 04.
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  6. Pungpapong S, Aqel BA, Koning L, Murphy JL, Henry TM, Ryland KL, Yataco ML, Satyanarayana R, Rosser BG, Vargas HE, Charlton MR, Keaveny AP. Multicenter experience using telaprevir or boceprevir with peginterferon and ribavirin to treat hepatitis C genotype 1 after liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2013 Jul; 19(7):690-700. Epub 2013 Jun 03.
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  7. Werner KT, Sando S, Carey EJ, Vargas HE, Byrne TJ, Douglas DD, Harrison ME, Rakela J, Aqel BA. Portal vein thrombosis in patients with end stage liver disease awaiting liver transplantation: outcome of anticoagulation. Dig Dis Sci. 2013 Jun; 58(6):1776-80. Epub 2013 Jan 12.
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  8. *Hsieh TH, Mekeel KL, Crowell MD, Nguyen CC, Das A, Aqel BA, Carey EJ, Byrne TJ, Vargas HE, Douglas DD, Mulligan DC, Harrison ME. Endoscopic treatment of anastomotic biliary strictures after living donor liver transplantation: outcomes after maximal stent therapy. Gastrointest Endosc. 2013 Jan; 77(1):47-54 Epub 2012 Oct 11.
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  9. Yadav AD, Chang YH, Aqel BA, Byrne TJ, Chakkera HA, Douglas DD, Mulligan DC, Rakela J, Vargas HE, Carey EJ. New Onset Diabetes Mellitus in Living Donor versus Deceased Donor Liver Transplant Recipients: Analysis of the UNOS/OPTN Database. J Transplant. 2013; 2013:269096. Epub 2013 Sep 24.
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  10. Poordad F, Bronowicki JP, Gordon SC, Zeuzem S, Jacobson IM, Sulkowski MS, Poynard T, Morgan TR, Molony C, Pedicone LD, Sings HL, Burroughs MH, Sniukiene V, Boparai N, Goteti VS, Brass CA, Albrecht JK, Bacon BR, SPRINT-2 and RESPOND-2 Investigators. Factors that predict response of patients with hepatitis C virus infection to boceprevir. Gastroenterology. 2012 Sep; 143(3):608-18.e1-5. Epub 2012 May 21.
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  11. Gordon FD, Kwo P, Ghalib R, Crippin J, Vargas HE, Brown KA, Schiano T, Chaudhri E, Pedicone LD, Brown RS Jr. Peginterferon-alpha-2b and ribavirin for hepatitis C recurrence postorthotopic liver transplantation. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2012 Sep; 46(8):700-8.
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  12. Carey EJ, Aqel BA, Byrne TJ, Douglas DD, Rakela J, Vargas HE, Moss AA, Mulligan DC, Reddy KS, Chakkera HA. Pretransplant fasting glucose predicts new-onset diabetes after liver transplantation. J Transplant. 2012; 2012:614781. Epub 2012 Jan 29.
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  13. Lalezari J, Asmuth D, Casiro A, Vargas H, Lawrence S, Dubuc-Patrick G, Chen J, McCarville J, Pietropaolo K, Zhou XJ, Sullivan-Bolyai J, Mayerse D. Short-term monotherapy with IDX184, a liver-targeted nucleotide polymerase inhibitor, in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2012; 56(12):6372-8.
  14. Klintmalm GB, Davis GL, Teperman L, Netto GJ, Washburn K, Rudich SM, Pomfret EA, Vargas HE, Brown R, Eckhoff D, Pruett TL, Roberts J, Mulligan DC, Charlton MR, Heffron TG, Ham JM, Douglas DD, Sher L, Baliga PK, Kinkhabwala M, Koneru B, Abecassis M, A randomized, multicenter study comparing steroid-free immunosuppression and standard immunosuppression for liver transplant recipients with chronic hepatitis C. Liver Transpl. 2011 Dec; 17(12):1394-403.
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  15. Martin KA, Bostwick JM, Vargas HE. Liver transplant case report: Transgenderism and liver transplantation. International Journal of Transgenderism. 2011 Oct; 13(1):45-9.
  16. Sherman KE, Flamm SL, Afdhal NH, Nelson DR, Sulkowski MS, Everson GT, Fried MW, Adler M, Reesink HW, Martin M, Sankoh AJ, Adda N, Kauffman RS, George S, Wright CI, Poordad F, ILLUMINATE Study Team. Response-guided telaprevir combination treatment for hepatitis C virus infection. N Engl J Med. 2011 Sep 15; 365(11):1014-24.
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  17. Jacobson IM, McHutchison JG, Dusheiko G, Di Bisceglie AM, Reddy KR, Bzowej NH, Marcellin P, Muir AJ, Ferenci P, Flisiak R, George J, Rizzetto M, Shouval D, Sola R, Terg RA, Yoshida EM, Adda N, Bengtsson L, Sankoh AJ, Kieffer TL, George S, Kauffman RS, Zeu Telaprevir for previously untreated chronic hepatitis C virus infection. N Engl J Med. 2011 Jun 23; 364(25):2405-16.
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  18. Bzowej N, Nelson DR, Terrault NA, Everson GT, Teng LL, Prabhakar A, Charlton MR, PHOENIX Study Group. PHOENIX: A randomized controlled trial of peginterferon alfa-2a plus ribavirin as a prophylactic treatment after liver transplantation for hepatitis C virus. Liver Transpl. 2011 May; 17(5):528-38.
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  19. Poordad F, McCone J Jr, Bacon BR, Bruno S, Manns MP, Sulkowski MS, Jacobson IM, Reddy KR, Goodman ZD, Boparai N, DiNubile MJ, Sniukiene V, Brass CA, Albrecht JK, Bronowicki JP, SPRINT-2 Investigators. Boceprevir for untreated chronic HCV genotype 1 infection. N Engl J Med. 2011 Mar 31; 364(13):1195-206.
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  20. Carey EJ, Steidley DE, Aqel BA, Byrne TJ, Mekeel KL, Rakela J, Vargas HE, Douglas DD. Six-minute walk distance predicts mortality in liver transplant candidates. Liver Transpl. 2010 Dec; 16(12):1373-8.
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  21. Werner T, Aqel B, Balan V, Byrne T, Carey E, Douglas D, Heilman RL, Rakela J, Mekeel K, Reddy K, Vargas HE. Treatment of hepatitis C in renal transplantation candidates: a single-center experience. Transplantation. 2010 Aug 27; 90(4):407-11.
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  22. Eleid MF, Hurst RT, Vargas HE, Rakela J, Mulligan DC, Appleton CP. Short-term cardiac and noncardiac mortality following liver transplantation. J Transplant. 2010; 2010. Epub 2010 Aug 12.
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  23. Gallegos-Orozco JF, Yosephy A, Noble B, Aqel BA, Byrne TJ, Carey EJ, Douglas DD, Mulligan D, Moss A, De Petris G, Williams JW, Rakela J, Vargas HE. Natural history of post-liver transplantation hepatitis C: A review of factors that may influence its course. Liver Transpl. 2009 Dec; 15(12):1872-81.
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  24. Singh V, Rudraraju M, Carey EJ, Byrne TJ, Douglas DD, Rakela J, Vargas HE. An unusual occurrence of giant cell hepatitis. Liver Transpl. 2009 Dec; 15(12):1888-90.
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  25. Gallegos-Orozco JF, Vargas HE. Liver transplantation: from Child to MELD. Med Clin North Am. 2009 Jul; 93(4):931-50, ix.
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  26. McHutchison JG, Everson GT, Gordon SC, Jacobson IM, Sulkowski M, Kauffman R, McNair L, Alam J, Muir AJ, PROVE1 Study Team. Telaprevir with peginterferon and ribavirin for chronic HCV genotype 1 infection. N Engl J Med. 2009 Apr 30; 360(18):1827-38.
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  27. Silva AC, Evans JM, McCullough AE, Jatoi MA, Vargas HE, Hara AK. MR imaging of hypervascular liver masses: a review of current techniques. Radiographics. 2009 Mar-Apr; 29(2):385-402.
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  28. Rodriguez-Torres M, Jeffers LJ, Sheikh MY, Rossaro L, Ankoma-Sey V, Hamzeh FM, Martin P, Latino Study Group. Peginterferon alfa-2a and ribavirin in Latino and non-Latino whites with hepatitis C. N Engl J Med. 2009 Jan 15; 360(3):257-67.
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  29. Gurudu SR, Vargas HE, Leighton JA. New frontiers in small-bowel imaging: the expanding technology of capsule endoscopy and its impact in clinical gastroenterology. Rev Gastroenterol Disord. 2008 Winter; 8(1):1-14.
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  30. Gallegos-Orozco JF, Rakela J, Rosati MJ, Vargas HE, Balan V. Persistence of hepatitis C virus in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of sustained viral responders to pegylated interferon and ribavirin therapy. Dig Dis Sci. 2008 Sep; 53(9):2564-8. Epub 2008 Jul 02.
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  31. Carey EJ, Vargas HE, Douglas DD, Balan V, Byrne TJ, Harrison ME, Rakela J. Inpatient admissions for drug-induced liver injury: results from a single center. Dig Dis Sci. 2008 Jul; 53(7):1977-82. Epub 2008 Apr 05.
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  32. Umphrey LG, Hurst RT, Eleid MF, Lee KS, Reuss CS, Hentz JG, Vargas HE, Appleton CP. Preoperative dobutamine stress echocardiographic findings and subsequent short-term adverse cardiac events after orthotopic liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2008 Jun; 14(6):886-92.
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  33. de Franchis R, Eisen GM, Laine L, Fernandez-Urien I, Herrerias JM, Brown RD, Fisher L, Vargas HE, Vargo J, Thompson J, Eliakim R. Esophageal capsule endoscopy for screening and surveillance of esophageal varices in patients with portal hypertension. Hepatology. 2008 May; 47(5):1595-603.
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  34. Sanyal AJ, Boyer T, Garcia-Tsao G, Regenstein F, Rossaro L, Appenrodt B, Blei A, Gulberg V, Sigal S, Teuber P, Terlipressin Study Group. A randomized, prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of terlipressin for type 1 hepatorenal syndrome. Gastroenterology. 2008 May; 134(5):1360-8. Epub 2008 Feb 13.
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  35. Mekeel KL, Moss AA, Reddy KS, Douglas DD, Vargas HE, Carey EJ, Byrne TJ, Harrison ME, Rakela J, Mulligan DC. Living donor liver transplantation in polycystic liver disease. Liver Transpl. 2008 May; 14(5):680-3.
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  36. McCashland T, Watt K, Lyden E, Adams L, Charlton M, Smith AD, McGuire BM, Biggins SW, Neff G, Burton JR Jr, Vargas H, Donovan J, Trotter J, Faust T. Retransplantation for hepatitis C: results of a U.S. multicenter retransplant study. Liver Transpl. 2007 Sep; 13(9):1246-53.
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  37. Lee HR, Hurst RT, Vargas HE. Transient left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome (Takotsubo cardiomyopathy) following orthotopic liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2007 Sep; 13(9):1343-5.
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  38. *Pasha SF, Harrison ME, Das A, Nguyen CC, Vargas HE, Balan V, Byrne TJ, Douglas DD, Mulligan DC. Endoscopic treatment of anastomotic biliary strictures after deceased donor liver transplantation: outcomes after maximal stent therapy. Gastrointest Endosc. 2007 Jul; 66(1):44-51.
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  39. Werner T, Vargas HE, Chalasani N. Macro-aspartate aminotransferase and monoclonal gammopathy: a review of two cases. Dig Dis Sci. 2007 May; 52(5):1197-8. Epub 2007 Mar 15.
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  40. Cheruvattath R, Rosati MJ, Gautam M, Vargas HE, Rakela J, Balan V. Pegylated interferon and ribavirin failures: is retreatment an option? Dig Dis Sci. 2007 Mar; 52(3):732-6.
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  41. Gallegos-Orozco JF, Vargas HE. Should antihepatitis B virus core positive or antihepatitis C virus core positive subjects be accepted as organ donors for liver transplantation? J Clin Gastroenterol. 2007 Jan; 41(1):66-74.
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  42. Rodriguez-Luna H, Vargas HE. Portal vein thrombosis. Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology. 2007; 10(6):435-43.
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  43. Cheruvattath R, Orrego M, Gautam M, Byrne T, Alam S, Voltchenok M, Edwin M, Wilkens J, Williams JW, Vargas HE. Vitamin A toxicity: when one a day doesn't keep the doctor away. Liver Transpl. 2006 Dec; 12(12):1888-91.
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  44. Vargas HE. A difficult case of primary sclerosing cholangitis. Liver Transpl. 2006 Nov; 12(11 Suppl 2):S65-7.
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  45. Gallegos-Orozco JF, Arenas JI, Vargas HE, Kibler KV, Wilkinson JK, Nowicki M, Radkowski M, Nasseri J, Rakela J, Laskus T. Selection of different 5' untranslated region hepatitis C virus variants during post-transfusion and post-transplantation infection. J Viral Hepat. 2006 Jul; 13(7):489-98.
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  46. Sachdev M, Hernandez JL, Sharma P, Douglas DD, Byrne T, Harrison ME, Mulligan D, Moss A, Reddy K, Vargas HE, Rakela J, Balan V. Liver transplantation in the MELD era: a single-center experience. Dig Dis Sci. 2006 Jun; 51(6):1070-8.
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  47. Orrego M, Vargas HE, Balan V, Wells C, Harrison ME, Larson J, Huettl E, Liu PT. Portal hypertension due to a splenic arteriovenous fistula: a case report. Dig Dis Sci. 2006 Jun; 51(6):1113-6.
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  48. Henderson JM, Boyer TD, Kutner MH, Galloway JR, Rikkers LF, Jeffers LJ, Abu-Elmagd K, Connor J, DIVERT Study Group. Distal splenorenal shunt versus transjugular intrahepatic portal systematic shunt for variceal bleeding: a randomized trial. Gastroenterology. 2006 May; 130(6):1643-51.
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  49. Guo L, Orrego M, Rodriguez-Luna H, Balan V, Byrne T, Chopra K, Douglas DD, Harrison E, Moss A, Reddy KS, Williams JW, Rakela J, Mulligan D, Vargas HE. Living donor liver transplantation for hepatitis C-related cirrhosis: no difference in histological recurrence when compared to deceased donor liver transplantation recipients. Liver Transpl. 2006 Apr; 12(4):560-5.
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  50. Rodriguez-Luna H, Vargas HE, Moss A, Reddy KS, Freeman RB, Mulligan D. Regional variations in peer reviewed liver allocation under the MELD system. Am J Transplant. 2005 Sep; 5(9):2244-7.
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  51. Orrego M, Guo LS, Reeder C, De Petris G, Balan V, Douglas DD, Byrne T, Harrison E, Mulligan D, Rodriguez-Luna H, Moss A, Reddy K, Rakela J, Vargas HE. Hepatic B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of MALT type in the liver explant of a patient with chronic hepatitis C infection. Liver Transpl. 2005 Jul; 11(7):796-9.
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  52. Rodriguez-Luna H, Vargas HE, Byrne T, Rakela J. Artificial neural network and tissue genotyping of hepatocellular carcinoma in liver-transplant recipients: prediction of recurrence. Transplantation. 2005 Jun 27; 79(12):1737-40.
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  53. Rodriguez-Luna H, Vargas HE. Management of hepatitis C virus infection in the setting of liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2005 May; 11(5):479-89.
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  54. Gallegos-Orozco JF, Vargas HE, Rakela J. Virologically compromised donor grafts in liver transplantation. J Hepatol. 2004 Oct; 41(4):512-21.
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  55. Arenas JI, Vargas HE. Hepatitis C virus antiviral therapy in patients with cirrhosis. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 2004 Sep; 33(3):549-62, ix.
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  56. Rodriguez-Luna H, Balan V, Sharma P, Byrne T, Mulligan D, Rakela J, Vargas HE. Hepatitis C virus infection with hepatocellular carcinoma: Not a controversial indication for liver transplantation. Transplantation. 2004 Aug 27; 78(4):580-3.
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  57. Rodriguez-Luna H, Vargas HE, Williams J, De Petris G, Rakela J, Douglas DD. Primary biliary cirrhosis and systemic amyloidosis, a new association. Dig Dis Sci. 2004 Aug; 49(7-8):1196-200.
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  58. Arenas JI, Gallegos-Orozco JF, Laskus T, Wilkinson J, Khatib A, Fasola C, Adair D, Radkowski M, Kibler KV, Nowicki M, Douglas D, Williams J, Netto G, Mulligan D, Klintmalm G, Rakela J, Vargas HE. Hepatitis C virus quasi-species dynamics predict progression of fibrosis after liver transplantation. J Infect Dis. 2004 Jun 1; 189(11):2037-46.
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  59. Carey EJ, Douglas DD, Balan V, Vargas HE, Byrne TJ, Moss AA, Mulligan DC. Hepatopulmonary syndrome after living donor liver transplantation and deceased donor liver transplantation: a single-center experience. Liver Transpl. 2004 Apr; 10(4):529-33.
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  60. Rodriguez-Luna H, Vargas HE. Natural history of hepatitis C and outcomes following liver transplantation. Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol. 2004 Mar; 50(1):51-9.
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  61. Rodriguez-Luna H, Khatib A, Sharma P, De Petris G, Williams JW, Ortiz J, Hansen K, Mulligan D, Moss A, Douglas DD, Balan V, Rakela J, Vargas HE. Treatment of recurrent hepatitis C infection after liver transplantation with combination of pegylated interferon alpha2b and ribavirin: an open-label series. Transplantation. 2004 Jan 27; 77(2):190-4.
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  62. Sharma P, Balan V, Hernandez JL, Harper AM, Edwards EB, Rodriguez-Luna H, Byrne T, Vargas HE, Mulligan D, Rakela J, Wiesner RH. Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: The MELD impact. Liver Transpl. 2004 Jan; 10(1):36-41.
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  63. Sharma P, Balan V, Hernandez J, Rosati M, Williams J, Rodriguez-Luna H, Schwartz J, Harrison E, Anderson M, Byrne T, Vargas HE, Douglas DD, Rakela J. Hepatic steatosis in hepatitis C virus genotype 3 infection: does it correlate with body mass index, fibrosis, and HCV risk factors? Dig Dis Sci. 2004 Jan; 49(1):25-9.
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  64. Rodriguez-Luna H, Vargas HE, Sharma P, Ortiz J, De Petris G, Balan V, Byrne T, Moss A, Mulligan D, Rakela J, Douglas DD. Hepatitis C virus recurrence in living donor liver transplant recipients. Dig Dis Sci. 2004 Jan; 49(1):38-41.
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  65. Gallegos-Orozco JF, Vargas HE. Recurrent hepatitis C virus after liver transplantation: The role of quasispecies complexity and diversity. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2004; 9(2):103.
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  66. Fontana RJ, Everson GT, Tuteja S, Vargas HE, Shiffman ML. Controversies in the management of hepatitis C patients with advanced fibrosis and cirrhosis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2004; 2:183-197.
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  67. Chopra KB, Demetris AJ, Blakolmer K, Dvorchik I, Laskus T, Wang LF, Araya VR, Dodson F, Fung JJ, Rakela J, Vargas HE. Progression of liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C after orthotopic liver transplantation. Transplantation. 2003 Nov 27; 76(10):1487-91.
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  68. Arenas JI, Vargas HE, Rakela J. The use of hepatitis C-infected grafts in liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2003 Nov; 9(11 Suppl 3):S48-S51.
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  69. Shiffman ML, Vargas HE, Everson GT. Controversies in the management of hepatitis C virus infection after liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2003 Nov; 9(11):1129-44.
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  70. Rodriguez-Luna H, Arenas J, Vargas HE. The use of virologically compromised organs in liver transplantation. Clin Liver Dis. 2003 Aug; 7(3):573-84, vi.
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  71. Vargas HE, Laskus T, Radkowski M, Wilkinson J, Balan V, Douglas DD, Harrison ME, Mulligan DC, Olden K, Adair D, Rakela J. Detection of hepatitis C virus sequences in brain tissue obtained in recurrent hepatitis C after liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2002 Nov; 8(11):1014-9.
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  72. Rakela J, Vargas HE. Hepatitis C: Magnitude of the problem. Liver Transpl. 2002 Oct; 8(10 Suppl 1):S3-6.
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  73. Laskus T, Radkowski M, Bednarska A, Wilkinson J, Adair D, Nowicki M, Nikolopoulou GB, Vargas H, Rakela J. Detection and analysis of hepatitis C virus sequences in cerebrospinal fluid. J Virol. 2002 Oct; 76(19):10064-8.
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  74. Joya-Vazquez PP, Dodson FS, Dvorchik I, Gray E, Chesky A, Demetris AJ, Shakil O, Fung JJ, Vargas HE. Impact of anti-hepatitis Bc-positive grafts on the outcome of liver transplantation for HBV-related cirrhosis. Transplantation. 2002 May 27; 73(10):1598-602.
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  75. Laskus T, Radkowski M, Wilkinson J, Vargas H, Rakela J. The origin of hepatitis C virus reinfecting transplanted livers: Serum-derived versus peripheral blood mononuclear cell-derived virus. J Infect Dis. 2002 Feb 15; 185(4):417-21.
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  76. Vargas HE, Dodson FS, Rakela J. A concise update on the status of liver transplantation for hepatitis B virus: the challenges in 2002. Liver Transpl. 2002 Jan; 8(1):2-9.
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  77. Radkowski M, Wilkinson J, Nowicki M, Adair D, Vargas H, Ingui C, Rakela J, Laskus T. Search for hepatitis C virus negative-strand RNA sequences and analysis of viral sequences in the central nervous system: evidence of replication. J Virol. 2002 Jan; 76(2):600-8.
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  78. Arenas JI Fasola CG Rakela J Wilkinson JK, Laskus T, Vargas H, Klintmalm G. Analysis Of 5’UTR And E2 Region Quasispecies In Liver Transplantation. Gastroenterology. 2002; 123:80.
  79. Ahmad J, Vargas H, Balan V, Rakela J, Shakil AO. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of interferon-alpha and amantidine versus interferon-alpha alone in the treatment of patients with chronic hepatitis C. Dig Dis Sci. 2002; 47(7):1655-6.
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  80. Radkowski M, Wang LF, Vargas H, Wilkinson J, Rakela J, Laskus T. Changes in hepatitis C virus population in serum and peripheral blood mononuclear cells in chronically infected patients receiving liver graft from infected donors. Transplantation. 2001 Sep 15; 72(5):833-8.
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  81. Kashyap R, Jain A, Nalesnik M, Carr B, Barnes J, Vargas HE, Rakela J, Fung J. Clinical significance of elevated alpha-fetoprotein in adults and children. Dig Dis Sci. 2001 Aug; 46(8):1709-13.
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  82. Laskus T, Wang LF, Radkowski M, Vargas H, Nowicki M, Wilkinson J, Rakela J. Exposure of hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA-positive recipients to HCV RNA-positive blood donors results in rapid predominance of a single donor strain and exclusion and/or suppression of the recipient strain. J Virol. 2001 Mar; 75(5):2059-66.
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  83. Vargas HE. The real danger of lamivudine-resistant hepatitis B virus infection in the immunocompromised host. Liver Transpl. 2001 Mar; 7(3):279-81.
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  84. Paterson DL, Gayowski T, Wannstedt CF, Wagener MM, Marino IR, Vargas H, Laskus T, Rakela J, Singh, N. Quality of life in long-term survivors after liver transplantation: impact of recurrent viral hepatitis C virus hepatitis. Clin Transplant. 2000; 14(1):48-54.
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  85. Gayowski, T, Singh, N, Keyes L, Wannstedt CF, Wagener MM, Vargas HE, Laskus T, Rakela J, Fung JJ, Marino IR. Late-onset renal failure after liver transplantation: role of posttransplant alcohol use. Transplantation. 2000; 69(3):383-8.
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  86. De Vera ME, Reyes J, Mazariegos G, Schaefer N, Vargas H, Bond G, Wu T, Fung J, Starzl TE, Abu-Elmagd K. Isolated intestinal versus composite visceral allografts: causes of graft failure. Transplant Proc. 2000; 32:1221-2.
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  87. Taniguchi M, Shakil AO, Vargas HE, Laskus T, Demetris AJ, Gayowski T, Dodson SF, Fung JJ, Rakela J. Clinical and virological response of hepatitis B and C viral co-infection after liver transplantation: effect of viral hepatitis D. Liver Transpl Surg. 2000; 6(1):92-6.
  88. Vargas HE, Whitcomb DC. Hepatitis C For Half A Century. Gastroenterology. 2000; 119:1405-1407.
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  89. Vargas HE, Laskus T, Wang LF, Lee R, Radkowski M, Dodson F, Fung JJ, Rakela J. Outcome of liver transplantation in hepatitis C virus-infected patients who received hepatitis C virus-infected grafts. Gastroenterology. 1999 Jul; 117(1):149-53.
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  90. Vargas HE, Rakela J. Liver transplantation for variceal hemorrhage. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 1999 Apr; 9(2):347-53.
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  91. Radkowski M, Wang LF, Vargas H, Rakela J, Laskus T. Hepatitis C virus in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from a chronically infected patient receiving liver graft from infected donor. Transplantation. 1999 Feb 27; 67(4):627-9.
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  92. Vargas HE, Gerber D, Abu-Elmagd K. Management of portal hypertension-related bleeding. Surg Clin North Am. 1999 Feb; 79(1):1-22.
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  93. Chopra K, Vargas H, Demetris A, Blakolmer K, Dvorchick I, Laskus T, Wang LF, Araya V, Dodson F, Fung J, Rakela J. Progression of liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C after orthotopic liver transplantation: a final report. Hepatology. 1999; 30(4):331.
  94. Laskus T, Radkowski M, Wang LF, Vargas H, Rakela J. Search for hepatitis C virus extrahepatic replication sites in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome: specific detection of negative- strand viral RNA in various tissues. Hepatology. 1998 Nov; 28(5):1398-401.
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  95. Laskus T, Radkowski M, Wang LF, Vargas H, Rakela J. The presence of active hepatitis C virus replication in lymphoid tissue in patients coinfected with human immunodeficiency virus type 1. J Infect Dis. 1998 Oct; 178(4):1189-92.
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  96. Radkowski M, Wang LF, Vargas HE, Rakela J, Laskus T. Detection of hepatitis C virus replication in peripheral blood mononuclear cells after orthotopic liver transplantation. Transplantation. 1998 Sep 15; 66(5):664-6.
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  97. Laskus T, Radkowski M, Wang LF, Jang SJ, Vargas H, Rakela J. Hepatitis C virus quasispecies in patients infected with HIV-1: correlation with extrahepatic viral replication. Virology. 1998 Aug 15; 248(1):164-71.
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  98. Laskus T, Radkowski M, Wang LF, Vargas H, Rakela J. Detection of hepatitis G virus replication sites by using highly strand-specific Tth-based reverse transcriptase PCR. J Virol. 1998 Apr; 72(4):3072-5.
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