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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191032/safety-of-new-daas-for-chronic-hcv-infection-in-a-real-life-experience-role-of-a-surveillance-network-based-on-clinician-and-hospital-pharmacist
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A Nappi, A Perrella, P Bellopede, A Lanza, A Izzi, M Spatarella, C Sbreglia
BACKGROUND: Direct Antiviral Agents (DAAs) for HCV therapy represents a step ahead in the cure of chronic hepatitis C. Notwithstanding the promising results in several clinical trials, few data are available on adverse effects in real life settings. METHODS: We have evaluated 170 patients with persistent infection and on those eligible to treatment we have followed up them through a network managed by clinician and hospital pharmacist. RESULTS: According to our data we have found that 41% (32 out of 78) of enrolled patients experienced adverse reactions, of these 40% were in those under 65 years while 60% was in patients older than 65 years, SVR was achieved in 88% of the patients (including drop-out)...
2017: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184239/randomized-trial-evaluating-self-sampling-for-hpv-dna-based-tests-for-cervical-cancer-screening-in-nigeria
#2
Fatima Modibbo, K C Iregbu, James Okuma, Annemiek Leeman, Annemieke Kasius, Maurits de Koning, Wim Quint, Clement Adebamowo
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) remain high due to several factors including low levels of uptake of cervical cancer screening. Self-collection of cervicovaginal samples for HPV DNA testing may be an effective modality that can increase uptake of cervical cancer screening in SSA and hard to reach populations in developed countries. We investigated whether self-collection of cervicovaginal samples for HPV DNA tests would be associated with increased uptake of screening compared with clinic based collection of samples...
2017: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174598/review-on-the-role-of-the-human-polyomavirus-jc-in-the-development-of-tumors
#3
REVIEW
Serena Delbue, Manola Comar, Pasquale Ferrante
Almost one fifth of human cancers worldwide are associated with infectious agents, either bacteria or viruses, and this makes the possible association between infections and tumors a relevant research issue. We focused our attention on the human Polyomavirus JC (JCPyV), that is a small, naked DNA virus, belonging to the Polyomaviridae family. It is the recognized etiological agent of the Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML), a fatal demyelinating disease, occurring in immunosuppressed individuals...
2017: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168002/hepatitis-c-virus-seroprevalence-in-the-general-female-population-of-9-countries-in-europe-asia-and-africa
#4
Gary M Clifford, Tim Waterboer, Bolormaa Dondog, You Lin Qiao, Dimitri Kordzaia, Doudja Hammouda, Namory Keita, Nahid Khodakarami, Syed Ahsan Raza, Ang Tshering Sherpa, Witold Zatonski, Michael Pawlita, Martyn Plummer, Silvia Franceschi
BACKGROUND: New oral treatments with very high cure rates have the potential to revolutionize global management of hepatitis C virus (HCV), but population-based data on HCV infection are missing in many low and middle-income countries (LMIC). METHODS: Between 2004 and 2009, dried blood spots were collected from age-stratified female population samples of 9 countries: China, Mongolia, Poland, Guinea, Nepal, Pakistan, Algeria, Georgia and Iran. HCV antibodies were detected by a multiplex serology assay using bead-based technology...
2017: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138337/human-papillomavirus-genotypes-associated-with-cervical-precancerous-lesions-and-cancer-in-the-highest-area-of-cervical-cancer-mortality-longnan-china
#5
Jin Zhao, Zhong Guo, Qiang Wang, Tianbin Si, Shuyan Pei, Chenjing Wang, Hongmei Qu, Jianbin Zhong, Ying Ma, Cong Nie, Dan Zhang
BACKGROUND: The mortality of cervical cancer in Longnan is as high as 39/10 million, ranking first in China. METHODS: Between 2012 to 2016, 329 samples with cervicitis, cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 1 to 3 (CINI to III), and invasive squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) were collected. HPV genotypes were examined with a validated kit for 23 different HPV subtypes. RESULTS: Compared to cervicitis, the HPV positivity is significantly higher in CINI, CIN II/III, and SCC (38...
2017: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127387/clinical-and-prognostic-analysis-of-78-patients-with-human-immuno-deficiency-virus-associated-non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-in-chinese-population
#6
Yang Shen, Renfang Zhang, Li Liu, Yinzhong Shen, Wei Song, Tangkai Qi, Yang Tang, Zhenyan Wang, Liqian Guan, Hongzhou Lu
BACKGROUND: Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) associated non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) was a special group of disease, which manifests distinct clinical features and prognosis as compared with NHLs in patients without HIV. We performed this study to describe the clinical features of the disease and investigated the potential prognostic factors. METHODS: HIV-infected patients who were newly diagnosed with NHL were enrolled in this study. The selection of anti-lymphoma treatment regimen was mainly dependent on the pathological subtypes of NHLs...
2017: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127386/the-surgical-pathology-laboratory-in-mwanza-tanzania-a-survey-on-the-reproducibility-of-diagnoses-after-the-first-years-of-autonomous-activity
#7
R Tumino, P F Rambau, F Callea, L Leoncini, R Monaco, J Kahima, V Stracca Pansa, L Viberti, D Amadori, P Giovenali, K A Mteta
BACKGROUND: In 2000, an Italian non-governmental organisation (NGO) began a 9-year project to establish a surgical pathology laboratory at the Bugando Medical Centre (BMC) in Mwanza, Tanzania, a country with a low Human Development Index (HDI), and as of 2009, the laboratory was operating autonomously. The present survey aims to evaluate the reproducibility of histological and cytological diagnoses assigned in the laboratory's early years of autonomous activity. We selected a random sample of 196 histological and cytological diagnoses issued in 2010-2011 at the BMC surgical pathology laboratory...
2017: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115985/human-papillomavirus-infection-in-anal-intraepithelial-lesions-from-hiv-infected-cuban-men
#8
Celia M Limia, Yudira Soto, Yanara García, Orestes Blanco, Vivian Kourí, María V López, María E Toledo, Lissette Pérez, Yoanna Baños, Yaniris Caturla, Francisco Aguayo
BACKGROUND: An association between HPV infection and progression to anal squamous intraepithelial lesions (ASIL) has been established, specifically in high-risk populations such as HIV-infected men. In this population, anal cancer is one of the most common non-AIDS-defining malignancies. METHODS: A cross-sectional study to detect anal lesions and HPV infection was performed. Anal mucosa samples were collected from 56 HIV-infected men from Cuba. The cytological diagnosis was done according to Bethesda 2001 System...
2017: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101126/characterisation-of-microbial-communities-within-aggressive-prostate-cancer-tissues
#9
Melissa A Yow, Sepehr N Tabrizi, Gianluca Severi, Damien M Bolton, John Pedersen, Graham G Giles, Melissa C Southey
BACKGROUND: An infectious aetiology for prostate cancer has been conjectured for decades but the evidence gained from questionnaire-based and sero-epidemiological studies is weak and inconsistent, and a causal association with any infectious agent is not established. We describe and evaluate the application of new technology to detect bacterial and viral agents in high-grade prostate cancer tissues. The potential of targeted 16S rRNA gene sequencing and total RNA sequencing was evaluated in terms of its utility to characterise microbial communities within high-grade prostate tumours...
2017: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074107/frequency-of-chlamydia-trachomatis-infection-in-cervical-intraepithelial-lesions-and-the-status-of-cytological-p16-ki-67-dual-staining
#10
R Robial, A Longatto-Filho, C M Roteli-Martins, M F Silveira, D Stauffert, G G Ribeiro, I M Linhares, M Tacla, M A Zonta, E C Baracat
BACKGROUND: Chlamydia trachomatis (Ct) is not a disease subject to mandatory reporting in Brazil, and the prevalence rate of this genital infection varies according to the region in which studies are conducted, as well as by the detection technique employed. Ct has been associated with persistence of Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and the facilitation of cervical carcinoma development. We evaluated the Chlamydia trachomatis infection and its association with cytology, p16/Ki-67 dual-stained cytology and cervical intraepithelial lesions status in a screening cohort in Brazil...
2017: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070215/multiple-hpv-infections-in-female-sex-workers-in-western-kenya-implications-for-prophylactic-vaccines-within-this-sub-population
#11
Sonia Menon, Davy van den Broeck, Rodolfo Rossi, Emilomo Ogbe, Hillary Mabeya
BACKGROUND: Whilst the imputed role of High Risk (HR) HPV infection in the development of cervical lesions and cancer has been established, the high number of HPV genotypes that Female Sex workers (FSW) harbour warrants that the synergistic effects of potential HR (pHR) and HR HPV genotypes be elucidated to assess the potential impact of prophylactic vaccines. This population in Kenya also harbours a number of other vaginal infections and STIs, including bacterial vaginosis (BV), trichomonas vaginalis (TV) and candida spp...
2017: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053656/mouse-mammary-tumor-like-virus-mmtv-is-present-in-human-breast-tissue-before-development-of-virally-associated-breast-cancer
#12
Teiko Nartey, Chiara M Mazzanti, Stella Melana, Wendy K Glenn, Generoso Bevilacqua, James F Holland, Noel J Whitaker, James S Lawson, Beatriz G T Pogo
BACKGROUND: There is substantial evidence that a virus homologous to mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV) may have a role in human breast cancer. The present study indicates that those who developed breast cancer associated with an MMTV-like virus had this virus in their non-cancerous breast tissues years before the cancer developed. METHODS: Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) techniques and sequencing were used to identify MMTV-like envelope gene sequences (MMTV-like env sequences) in Australian benign breast biopsy specimens from women who several years later developed breast cancer...
2017: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980610/african-organization-for-research-and-training-in-cancer-position-and-vision-for-cancer-research-on-the-african-continent
#13
J Olufemi Ogunbiyi, D Cristina Stefan, Timothy R Rebbeck
The African Organization for Research and training in Cancer (AORTIC) bases the following position statements on a critical appraisal of the state on cancer research and cancer care in Africa including information on the availability of data on cancer burden, screening and prevention for cancer in Africa, cancer care personnel, treatment modalities, and access to cancer care.
2016: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980609/induction-of-vx2-para-renal-carcinoma-in-rabbits-generation-of-animal-model-for-loco-regional-treatments-of-solid-tumors
#14
Sabrina Bimonte, Maddalena Leongito, Mauro Piccirillo, Maria Luisa Tamma, Marianna Vallifuoco, Adele Bracco, Antonio Mancini, Daniele Di Napoli, Sigismondo Castaldo, Santolo Cozzolino, Francesca Iacobellis, Roberto Grassi, Vincenza Granata, Secondo Lastoria, Steven Curley, Francesco Izzo
BACKGROUND: Animal models of para-renal cancer can provide useful information for the evaluation of tumor response to loco-regional therapy experiments in solid tumors. The aim of our study was to establish a rabbit para-renal cancer model using locally implanted VX2 tumors. METHODS: In order to generate a rabbit model of para-renal cancer, we established four hind limb donor rabbits by using frozen VX2 tumor samples. Following inoculation, rabbits were monitored for appetite and signs of pain...
2016: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980608/human-papillomavirus-genotypes-and-hpv-16-variants-distribution-among-tunisian-women-with-normal-cytology-and-squamous-intraepithelial-lesions
#15
R Ghedira, W Mahfoudh, S Hadhri, S Gabbouj, I Bouanene, H Khairi, A Chaieb, R Khelifa, N Bouaouina, S Remadi, A A Elmi, D Bansal, A A Sultan, R Faleh, A Zakhama, L Chouchane, E Hassen
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the epidemiological characteristics of papillomavirus (HPV) infection among North African countries. Herein, we conducted a molecular epidemiological study to investigate prevalence of HPV type and HPV-16 variants among cervical-screened unvaccinated Tunisian women. METHODS: Cross-sectional study was performed on 494 Tunisian women visiting Women's Healthcare Centers. HPV-DNA detection was carried out on cervical samples using real-time polymerase chain reaction...
2016: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956937/erratum-to-molecular-detection-of-epstein-barr-virus-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-among-sudanese-population
#16
Ali Edris, Mona Ali Mohamed, Nouh S Mohamed, Emmanuel E Siddig
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1186/s13027-016-0104-7.].
2016: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933097/molecular-mechanisms-of-hpv-mediated-neoplastic-progression
#17
REVIEW
Rashmirani Senapati, Nihar Nalini Senapati, Bhagirathi Dwibedi
Human Papillomavirus is the major etiological agent in the development of cervical cancer but not a sufficient cause. Despite significant research, the underlying mechanisms of progression from a low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion to high grade squamous intraepithelial lesion are yet to be understood. Deregulation of viral gene expression and host genomic instability play a central role in virus-mediated carcinogenesis. Key events such as viral integration and epigenetic modifications may lead to the deregulation of viral and host gene expression...
2016: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895703/changing-patterns-of-lung-liver-and-head-and-neck-non-aids-defining-cancers-relative-to-hiv-status-in-tanzania-between-2002-2014
#18
Julee A Campbell, Amr S Soliman, Crispin Kahesa, Sioban D Harlow, Diwani Msemo
BACKGROUND: Tanzania, like other low-income countries, has an increasing cancer burden that remains underestimated. Infection-associated malignancies, particularly HIV-infection, represent a great proportion of cancer burden in Tanzania and throughout Africa. Availability of HIV treatment and improved survival of HIV patients are suggested factors related to increasing prevalence of non-AIDS-defining cancers (NADCs). This study examined patterns of NADCs and proportions of HIV-positivity at the Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI)...
2016: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891175/multidetector-computer-tomography-in-the-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-assessment-an-update
#19
REVIEW
Vincenza Granata, Roberta Fusco, Orlando Catalano, Sergio Venanzio Setola, Elisabetta de Lutio di Castelguidone, Mauro Piccirillo, Raffaele Palaia, Roberto Grassi, Francesco Granata, Francesco Izzo, Antonella Petrillo
Ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas is one of the most aggressive forms of cancer, with only a minority of cases being resectable at the moment of their diagnosis. The accurate detection and characterization of pancreatic carcinoma is very important for patient management. Multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) has become the cross-sectional modality of choice in the diagnosis, staging, treatment planning, and follow-up of patients with pancreatic tumors. However, approximately 11% of ductal adenocarcinomas still remain undetected at MDCT because of the lack of attenuation gradient between the lesion and the adjacent pancreatic parenchyma...
2016: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843487/invasive-cervical-cancers-in-the-united-states-botswana-and-kenya-hpv-type-distribution-and-health-policy-implications
#20
Aaron Ermel, Brahim Qadadri, Yan Tong, Omenge Orang'o, Benson Macharia, Doreen Ramogola-Masire, Nicola M Zetola, Darron R Brown
BACKGROUND: More deaths occur in African women from invasive cervical cancer (ICC) than from any other malignancy. ICC is caused by infection with oncogenic types of human papillomavirus (HPV). Co-infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) accelerates the natural history of ICC, and may influence the HPV type distribution. Because HPV vaccines are available, this malignancy is theoretically preventable, but the vaccines are largely type-specific in protection against infection...
2016: Infectious Agents and Cancer
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