Hamad I Al-Ashgar

Summary

Affiliation: King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre
Country: Saudi Arabia

Publications

  1. pmc Sustained Virologic Response to Peginterferon alpha-2a and Ribavirin in 335 Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C: A Tertiary Care Center Experience
    Hamad Al Ashgar
    Section of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Saudi J Gastroenterol 14:58-65. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Gastrosplenic fistula in Hodgkin's lymphoma treated successfully by laparoscopic surgery and chemotherapy
    Hamad I Al-Ashgar
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, PO Box 3354, Riyadh 11211, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Med J 28:1898-900. 2007
  3. pmc Predictors of sustained virological response to a 48-week course of pegylated interferon alfa-2a and ribavirin in patients infected with hepatitis C virus genotype 4
    Hamad Al Ashgar
    Department of Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Ann Saudi Med 29:4-14. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Genetic variation in interleukin 28B and correlation with chronic hepatitis B virus infection in Saudi Arabian patients
    Ahmed A Al-Qahtani
    Department of Infection and Immunity, Research Center, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Liver Disease Research Center, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Liver Int 34:e208-16. 2014
  5. ncbi request reprint Relationship of interferon-γ-inducible protein-10 kDa with viral response in patients with various heterogeneities of hepatitis C virus genotype-4
    Hamad I Al-Ashgar
    Section of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre KFSH and RC, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 25:404-10. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint The association of toll-like receptor 4 polymorphism with hepatitis C virus infection in Saudi Arabian patients
    Ahmed A Al-Qahtani
    Department of Infection and Immunity, Research Center, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Alfaisal University School of Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Liver Disease Research Center, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Biomed Res Int 2014:357062. 2014
  7. pmc Genetic variability of the core protein in hepatitis C virus genotype 4 in Saudi Arabian patients and its implication on pegylated interferon and ribavirin therapy
    Fatimah S Alhamlan
    Department of Infection and Immunity, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center MBC 03, P, O, Box 3354, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia
    J Transl Med 12:91. 2014
  8. pmc Association between HLA variations and chronic hepatitis B virus infection in Saudi Arabian patients
    Ahmed A Al-Qahtani
    Department of Infection and Immunity, Research Center, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Liver Disease Research Center, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    PLoS ONE 9:e80445. 2014
  9. ncbi request reprint Genetic variation at -1878 (rs2596542) in MICA gene region is associated with chronic hepatitis B virus infection in Saudi Arabian patients
    Ahmed A Al-Qahtani
    Department of Infection and Immunity, Research Center, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Liver Disease Research Center, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Electronic address
    Exp Mol Pathol 95:255-8. 2013

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Publications11

  1. pmc Sustained Virologic Response to Peginterferon alpha-2a and Ribavirin in 335 Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C: A Tertiary Care Center Experience
    Hamad Al Ashgar
    Section of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Saudi J Gastroenterol 14:58-65. 2008
    ..005 and P = 0.018, respectively). CONCLUSION: Combination therapy, if tolerated and completed, is effective in treating chronic HCV patients, especially those with no previous interferon therapy and lower pretreatment inflammatory grade...
  2. ncbi request reprint Gastrosplenic fistula in Hodgkin's lymphoma treated successfully by laparoscopic surgery and chemotherapy
    Hamad I Al-Ashgar
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, PO Box 3354, Riyadh 11211, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Med J 28:1898-900. 2007
    ..If the fistula is caused by a malignant process, the surgical repair should be followed by definitive treatment with chemotherapy and radiotherapy...
  3. pmc Predictors of sustained virological response to a 48-week course of pegylated interferon alfa-2a and ribavirin in patients infected with hepatitis C virus genotype 4
    Hamad Al Ashgar
    Department of Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Ann Saudi Med 29:4-14. 2009
    ..We assessed the predictors of SVR to this combination therapy in Saudi patients with chronic HCV-4 infection...
  4. ncbi request reprint Genetic variation in interleukin 28B and correlation with chronic hepatitis B virus infection in Saudi Arabian patients
    Ahmed A Al-Qahtani
    Department of Infection and Immunity, Research Center, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Liver Disease Research Center, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Liver Int 34:e208-16. 2014
    ..This study was conducted to examine the role of genetic variations in IL28B on disease progression in Saudi Arabian patients chronically infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV)...
  5. ncbi request reprint Relationship of interferon-γ-inducible protein-10 kDa with viral response in patients with various heterogeneities of hepatitis C virus genotype-4
    Hamad I Al-Ashgar
    Section of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre KFSH and RC, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 25:404-10. 2013
    ..We aimed to study the impact of pretreatment IP-10 levels on the sustained viral response (SVR) in HCV-4 patients (n=64) undergoing peginterferon α-2a/ribavirin therapy...
  6. ncbi request reprint The association of toll-like receptor 4 polymorphism with hepatitis C virus infection in Saudi Arabian patients
    Ahmed A Al-Qahtani
    Department of Infection and Immunity, Research Center, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Alfaisal University School of Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Liver Disease Research Center, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Biomed Res Int 2014:357062. 2014
    ..7% and P = 0.04). Both TLR4 SNPs under investigation were found to be significantly implicated with HCV-infection among Saudi Arabian population...
  7. pmc Genetic variability of the core protein in hepatitis C virus genotype 4 in Saudi Arabian patients and its implication on pegylated interferon and ribavirin therapy
    Fatimah S Alhamlan
    Department of Infection and Immunity, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center MBC 03, P, O, Box 3354, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia
    J Transl Med 12:91. 2014
    ..Previous studies have reported that the substitution of amino acids in the HCV subgenotype 1b core protein in infected patients is associated with a poor response to pegylated interferon and ribavirin (PEG-IFN/RBV) combined therapy...
  8. pmc Association between HLA variations and chronic hepatitis B virus infection in Saudi Arabian patients
    Ahmed A Al-Qahtani
    Department of Infection and Immunity, Research Center, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Liver Disease Research Center, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    PLoS ONE 9:e80445. 2014
    ..In conclusion, these results suggest that variations in HLA genes could affect susceptibility to and clearance of HBV infection in Saudi Arabian patients. ..
  9. ncbi request reprint Genetic variation at -1878 (rs2596542) in MICA gene region is associated with chronic hepatitis B virus infection in Saudi Arabian patients
    Ahmed A Al-Qahtani
    Department of Infection and Immunity, Research Center, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Liver Disease Research Center, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Electronic address
    Exp Mol Pathol 95:255-8. 2013
    ..However, no significant association was observed in the case of HBV-related cirrhosis or HCC. These findings indicate that the MICA rs2596542 has a significant role in HBV infection...