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Cheng-bao Wang, Jian-jie Chen, Hong-ming Nie, Feng Gao, Hua Lv and Hong-ding Li


Objective This study was undertaken to investigate the influencing factors on serum ALT level and hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA titer in chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patients.

Methods All patients enrolled into this study were anti-HCV positive. Retrospective tracing method was applied to detect serum ALT level and HCV RNA titer and to collect general information of the patients such as genders, age groups, interferon medication history, infection pathways, height and weight. Then the multi-factor analysis was adopted with the application of binominal logistic regression mode.

Results The abnormal rate of ALT level was positively correlated to HCV RNA and gender while negatively correlated to interferon medication history and age group, with Wald value of the 4 factors as 39.604, 11.823, 18.991 and 7.389, respectively. The positive rate of HCV RNA was negatively correlated to interferon medication history and gender while positively correlated to ALT level, with corresponding Wald value of the 3 factors as 81.394, 7.618 and 27.562, respectively.

Conclusions The normal ALT level in HCV infected patients was associated with viral load, age, gender and interferon medication history, while the normal rate of HCV RNA titer was closely associated with gender, interferon medication history and ALT level.

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Xiaoming Gu

bacteria rely on iron carriers to collect iron ions to maintain the invasion of the body. This pathological process provides a good entry point for the development of vaccines. Iron carrier and heme expression systems have been found to be increased in animal models and female patients with urinary tract infections [ 19 , 20 , 21 ]. This phenomenon facilitates the targeting of the ferric yersiniabactin uptake receptor, heme acquisition protein, and iron uptake transport aerobactin receptor to treat urinary tract infections and provide a theoretical basis for treatment