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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882070/serological-patterns-and-molecular-characterization-of-occult-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-among-blood-donors
#1
Hong Lin, Hong Zhao, Xinyi Tang, Wenjia Hu, Nizheng Jiang, Shaowen Zhu, Chengyin Huang
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B infections, characterized by the presence of a viral genome without detectable hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg; Occult hepatitis B infection [OBI]), have been reported recently. OBJECTIVES: We performed serological and molecular characterization of OBI among blood donors at Jiangsu province blood center during years 2013 and 2014. METHODS: All donor samples were routinely screened by double enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for hepatitis C virus (HCV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Treponema pallidum (TP), and alanine aminotransferase (ALT)...
October 2016: Hepatitis Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882069/hepatitis-c-and-g-virus-infection-prevalence-among-hemodialysis-patients-and-associated-risk-factors-in-the-hormozgan-province-of-southern-iran
#2
Ali Kargar Kheirabad, Fahime Bahri, Mohammad Kargar, Iman Ghasemzadeh
BACKGROUND: Infection with blood-borne viruses including hepatitis C (HCV) and hepatitis G (HGV) viruses is a substantial health problem. Varying prevalences of these infections in different studies reflect the role of predisposing risk factors in different countries or even different regions of a country. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the present survey was to assess the prevalences of HCV and HGV virus infections among hemodialysis (HD) patients in Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran, 2015...
October 2016: Hepatitis Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882068/transplantation-of-deceased-donor-livers-with-elevated-levels-of-serum-transaminases-at-shiraz-transplant-center
#3
Nasir Fakhar, Saman Nikeghbalian, Kourosh Kazemi, Ali Reza Shamsayeefar, Siavash Gholami, Amir Kasraianfard, Seyed Ali Malek-Hosseini
BACKGROUND: The current organ shortage has prompted the use of marginal organs. We conducted this retrospective study to present our experience with transplanting deceased donor livers with elevated levels of serum transaminases and to explain whether elevated levels of serum transaminases in donors affect allograft function and survival of the recipients. METHODS: Data of deceased donor livers and patients, who underwent liver transplantation from March 2013 to March 2015 at Shiraz center for organ transplantation, was reviewed...
October 2016: Hepatitis Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882067/bioinformatic-identification-of-rare-codon-clusters-rccs-in-hbv-genome-and-evaluation-of-rccs-in-proteins-structure-of-hepatitis-b-virus
#4
Mojtaba Mortazavi, Mohammad Zarenezhad, Saeid Gholamzadeh, Seyed Moayed Alavian, Mohammad Ghorbani, Reza Dehghani, Abdorrasoul Malekpour, Mohammadhasan Meshkibaf, Ali Fakhrzad
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) as an infectious disease that has nine genotypes (A - I) and a 'putative' genotype J. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to identify the rare codon clusters (RCC) in the HBV genome and to evaluate these RCCs in the HBV proteins structure. METHODS: For detection of protein family accession numbers (Pfam) in HBV proteins, the UniProt database and Pfam search tool were used. Protein family accession numbers is a comprehensive and accurate collection of protein domains and families...
October 2016: Hepatitis Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882066/bioinformatic-analysis-of-codon-usage-and-phylogenetic-relationships-in-different-genotypes-of-the-hepatitis-c-virus
#5
Mojtaba Mortazavi, Mohammad Zarenezhad, Seyed Moayed Alavian, Saeed Gholamzadeh, Abdorrasoul Malekpour, Mohammad Ghorbani, Masoud Torkzadeh Mahani, Safa Lotfi, Ali Fakhrzad
BACKGROUND: The hepatitis C virus (HCV) has six major genotypes. The purpose of this study was to phylogenetically investigate the differences between the genotypes of HCV, and to determine the types of amino acid codon usage in the structure of the virus in order to discover new methods for treatment regimes. METHODS: The codon usage of the six genotypes of the HCV nucleotide sequence was investigated through the online application available on the website Gene Infinity...
October 2016: Hepatitis Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882065/hepatic-alveolar-hydatid-cyst-a-brief-review-of-published-cases-from-iran-in-the-last-20-years
#6
REVIEW
Bita Geramizadeh, Mohammad Baghernezhad
CONTEXT: Echinococcus multilocularis is the cause of alveolar hydatid disease, which most commonly involves the liver in more than 90% of cases. This disease is endemic in northern Iran. However, there are very few published cases from Iran. In this article, we will review all of the published cases of hepatic alveolar echinococcosis from Iran regarding all aspects, including clinical, paraclinical, and treatment protocols. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: In this brief review, the published cases of hepatic Alveolar Echinococcosis (AE) from Iran were retrieved for review via a search in PubMed, Scopus, Google Scholar, IranMedex, scientific information database (SID), Magiran, and Irandoc (1995 - 2015) using the keywords Echinococcus multilocularis and Iran, Alveolar hydatid cyst and Iran, liver and Alveolar hydatid cyst and Iran, and Hepatic alveolar hydatid cyst and Iran...
October 2016: Hepatitis Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882064/the-evaluation-and-comparison-of-transcriptionally-targeted-noxa-and-puma-killer-genes-to-initiate-apoptosis-under-cancer-specific-promoter-cxcr1-in-hepatocarcinoma-gene-therapy
#7
Shahryar Khoshtinat Nikkhoi, Hedieh Heydarzadeh, Saeed Ranjbar, Fatemeh Salimi, Masoud Aghaeifard, Seyed Moayed Alavian, Azadeh Reshadmanesh
BACKGROUND: Cancerous cells proliferate as fast as possible without a proper surveillance system. This rapid cell division leads to enormous mutation rates, which help a tumor establish. OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated the potential of inducing apoptosis using Noxa and Puma in a hepatocarcinoma cell line. METHODS: The current study generated two recombinant lentiviruses, pLEX-GCN and pLEX-GCP, bearing Noxa and Puma, respectively. Transduction of both genes to hepatocarcinoma (HepG2) was verified using fluorescent microscopic analysis, western blotting, and quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
October 2016: Hepatitis Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882063/design-construction-and-evaluation-of-1a-jfh1-hcv-chimera-by-replacing-the-intergenotypic-variable-region
#8
Faezeh Ghasemi, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan, Alireza Pasdar, Hamid Pourianfar, Mohammad Reza Aghasadeghi, Hamed Gouklani, Zahra Meshkat
BACKGROUND: The E2 glycoprotein is an important encoded hepatitis C virus (HCV) protein that contains three different variable regions. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to construct an HCV 1a/JFH1 chimeric virus by replacing the intergenotypic variable region (igVR) fragment of the highly variable region of the E2 gene of the Japanese Fulminant hepatitis genotype 2a JFH1 virus with a similar region of HCV genotype 1a. This chimera was produced as a model virus with the ability to be cultured...
October 2016: Hepatitis Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882062/genotyping-and-mutation-pattern-in-the-overlapping-mhr-region-of-hbv-isolates-in-southern-khorasan-eastern-iran
#9
Masood Ziaee, Davod Javanmard, Gholamreza Sharifzadeh, Mohammad Hasan Namaei, Ghodsiyeh Azarkar
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B virus, with 8 known distinct genotypes, is one of the most serious health problems which results to liver injuries. The surface gene of Hepatitis B virus completely overlaps with the polymerase gene. Mutations in the RT gene result in changes in the overlapping hepatitis B surface antigen. OBJECTIVES: The present study aimed to evaluate the genotypes and prevalence of mutations in a segment of S and RT gene in HBV isolates in Southern Khorasan, Iran...
October 2016: Hepatitis Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882061/the-long-term-outcomes-for-patients-with-budd-chiari-syndrome-caused-by-behcet-s-disease-a-case-series-on-the-results-from-cirrhosis-to-death
#10
Dondu Uskudar Cansu, Tuncer Temel, Adem Erturk, Timucin Kasifoglu, Berat Acu, Cengiz Korkmaz
BACKGROUND: Budd-Chiari syndrome, which is a rare complication of Behcet's disease, carries a high mortality rate. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to present our long-term follow up experience with patients suffering from Budd-Chiari syndrome due to Behcet's disease. METHODS: The records of 402 patients with Behcet's disease were evaluated retrospectively. To facilitate detection of the long-term complications caused by Budd-Chiari syndrome, the patients were evaluated via physical examinations, laboratory tests, imaging modalities, and endoscopy results...
October 2016: Hepatitis Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882060/simple-and-reliable-method-to-quantify-the-hepatitis-b-viral-load-and-replicative-capacity-in-liver-tissue-and-blood-leukocytes
#11
Claudia Minosse, Sabrina Coen, Ubaldo Visco Comandini, Raffaella Lionetti, Marzia Montalbano, Stefano Cerilli, Donatella Vincenti, Andrea Baiocchini, Maria R Capobianchi, Stefano Menzo
BACKGROUND: A functional cure of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) is feasible, but a clear view of the intrahepatic viral dynamics in each patient is needed. Intrahepatic covalently closed circular DNA (cccDNA) is the stable form of the viral genome in infected cells, and represents the ideal marker of parenchymal colonization. Its relationships with easily accessible peripheral parameters need to be elucidated in order to avoid invasive procedures in patients. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to design, set up, and validate a reliable and straightforward method for the quantification of the cccDNA and total DNA of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) in a variety of clinical samples...
October 2016: Hepatitis Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826322/daclatasvir-based-treatment-regimens-for-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#12
REVIEW
Seyed Moayed Alavian, Mohammad Saeid Rezaee-Zavareh
CONTEXT: Direct acting antivirals (DAAs) have recently emerged as a promising therapeutic regimen for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, which is a major public health problem. Among the known DAAs, daclatasvir (DCV), an inhibitor of the non-structural 5A protein, has been used in combination with several drugs for treatment of infection with HCV of different genotypes under different conditions. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of combination therapy with DCV...
September 2016: Hepatitis Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826321/use-of-c-reactive-protein-as-a-diagnostic-tool-for-early-detection-of-bacterial-infection-after-liver-transplantation
#13
Kamran Bagheri Lankarani, Seyede Amine Hojati, Seyed Taghi Heydari
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Hepatitis Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826320/the-distribution-of-hepatitis-c-virus-genotypes-in-middle-eastern-countries-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#14
REVIEW
Hossein Ghaderi-Zefrehi, Mohammad Gholami-Fesharaki, Heidar Sharafi, Farzin Sadeghi, Seyed Moayed Alavian
CONTEXT: The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is classified into seven genotypes and more than 100 subtypes. The treatment regimen, duration and efficacy of HCV therapy may vary according to the HCV genotype. Therefore, the HCV genotype should be determined prior to antiviral therapy. The objective of the current study was to review systematically all studies reporting the distribution of HCV genotypes in the countries that make up the Middle East. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Articles were identified by searching electronic databases, including Scopus, PubMed and Google scholar, with timeline limits (articles published between 1995 and 2016)...
September 2016: Hepatitis Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822268/noninvasive-diagnosis-of-hepatic-steatosis-using-fat-attenuation-parameter-measured-by-fibrotouch-and-a-new-algorithm-in-chb-patients
#15
Hong Deng, Chun-Ling Wang, Jing Lai, Su-Lin Yu, Dong-Ying Xie, Zhi-Liang Gao
BACKGROUND: Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) remains a major public health problem worldwide, and the prevalence of CHB patients with hepatic steatosis is gradually increasing. Noninvasive approaches for the assessment of hepatic steatosis have been developed as alternatives to liver biopsy. OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated the diagnostic performance of the fat attenuation parameter (FAP) measured by transient elastography (FibroTouch) and a new algorithm to assess hepatic steatosis in CHB patients, in comparison to liver biopsy as the gold standard...
September 2016: Hepatitis Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822267/comments-on-rural-residency-has-a-protective-effect-and-marriage-is-a-risk-factor-for-nafld
#16
Maani Beigy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Hepatitis Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822266/body-roundness-index-and-waist-to-height-ratio-are-strongly-associated-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-population-based-study
#17
Nima Motamed, Behnam Rabiee, Gholam Reza Hemasi, Hossein Ajdarkosh, Mahmood Reza Khonsari, Mansooreh Maadi, Hossein Keyvani, Farhad Zamani
BACKGROUND: A strong association between obesity and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been reported. OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to evaluate if new obesity indices, including a body shape index (ABSI) and body roundness index (BRI), have stronger associations with NAFLD than waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR). METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, we utilized the data of 4,872 participants aged 18 - 74 years from a cohort study conducted among 6,143 subjects in northern Iran...
September 2016: Hepatitis Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822265/analysis-of-knowledge-attitudes-and-prevalence-of-hepatitis-b-and-c-seromarkers-among-barbers-in-tehran
#18
Tahereh Khairkhah, Ayat Shamsa, Azam Roohi, Jalal Khoshnoodi, Vand Fatemeh Rajabpour, Mina Tabrizi, Saeed Zarei, Forough Golsaz-Shirazi, Fazel Shokri
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections are major health problem in the world. Hairdressers (barbers) are in continuous contact with scissors and blades, and are considered a high-risk group for these infections. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to analyze the prevalence of hepatitis B and C infections in barbers in Tehran and to evaluate their attitudes and knowledge about the occupational risk of these infections. METHODS: Six hundred eleven barbers were included in this study...
September 2016: Hepatitis Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822264/hepatitis-b-and-its-relationship-with-oxidative-stress
#19
REVIEW
Seyed Moayed Alavian, Alireza Showraki
CONTEXT: Despite the great breakthroughs we have witnessed in the last 50 years in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of hepatitis B, we are still far from eradicating or even curing the disease. Achieving further progress in controlling this disease will not be possible without discovering the exact pathogenesis behind it. One prime suspect in the pathogenesis of various diseases is oxidative stress. This review will exclusively explore hepatitis B in the context of oxidative stress to obtain a more comprehensive clinical perspective on its pathogenesis and eventual medical therapy...
September 2016: Hepatitis Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822263/focal-sinusoidal-obstruction-syndrome-caused-by-oxaliplatin-induced-chemotherapy-a-case-report
#20
Takaharu Kawai, Shintaro Yamazaki, Atsuko Iwama, Tokio Higaki, Masahiko Sugitani, Tadatoshi Takayama
INTRODUCTION: Sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS) is a severe adverse event of long-term chemotherapy in patients with colorectal cancer. It usually develops as liver congestion due to diffuse microscopic obstruction in liver parenchyma. In contrast, it sometimes appears as a liver mass occurring with local parenchymal hemorrhaging, and is often misdiagnosed as liver metastasis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 40-year-old woman with rectal cancer underwent high anterior resection and partial liver resection of segment 7 due to synchronous liver metastasis...
September 2016: Hepatitis Monthly
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