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The relationship between exposure to hepatitis B virus and increased atherosclerosis-associated diseases morbidity: a meta-analysis

Chenguang Li, Songjie Liao, Jiali Que, Kejia Liu, Haoyue Wang, Jian Yu
DOI: 10.5603/KP.a2017.0165

open access

Ahead of print
Original articles
Published online: 2017-08-21
Submitted: 2017-03-18
Accepted: 2017-07-18

Abstract

Background and aim: The relationship between exposure to hepatitis B virus and atherosclerosis-associated diseases morbidity has not been clearly elucidated. We performed a meta-analysis to explore whether exposure to hepatitis B virus is a risk factor for atherosclerosis-associated diseases.

Methods: We searched the PubMed, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, Embase, and Scopus databases for related studies. We then chose the eligible studies for meta-analysis and assessed quality assessment and risk of bias.

Results: The meta-analysis of the included studies showed that exposure to hepatitis B virus increases atherosclerosis-associated diseases morbidity, but this increase was not statistically significant.

Conclusions: Hepatitis B virus may not be a risk factor for atherosclerosis-associated diseases, but further studies that employ more sensitive clinical parameters are needed to verify this result.

Abstract

Background and aim: The relationship between exposure to hepatitis B virus and atherosclerosis-associated diseases morbidity has not been clearly elucidated. We performed a meta-analysis to explore whether exposure to hepatitis B virus is a risk factor for atherosclerosis-associated diseases.

Methods: We searched the PubMed, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, Embase, and Scopus databases for related studies. We then chose the eligible studies for meta-analysis and assessed quality assessment and risk of bias.

Results: The meta-analysis of the included studies showed that exposure to hepatitis B virus increases atherosclerosis-associated diseases morbidity, but this increase was not statistically significant.

Conclusions: Hepatitis B virus may not be a risk factor for atherosclerosis-associated diseases, but further studies that employ more sensitive clinical parameters are needed to verify this result.

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Keywords

hepatitis B virus, atherosclerosis, meta-analysis

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Title

The relationship between exposure to hepatitis B virus and increased atherosclerosis-associated diseases morbidity: a meta-analysis

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Ahead of print

Published online

2017-08-21

DOI

10.5603/KP.a2017.0165

Keywords

hepatitis B virus
atherosclerosis
meta-analysis

Authors

Chenguang Li
Songjie Liao
Jiali Que
Kejia Liu
Haoyue Wang
Jian Yu

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