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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898721/hepatitis-b-virus-infections-and-associated-factors-among-pregnant-women-attending-antenatal-care-clinic-at-deder-hospital-eastern-ethiopia
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Abdi Umare, Berhanu Seyoum, Tesfaye Gobena, Tamirat Haile Mariyam
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a serious public health problem worldwide. Reports have shown that 68,600 people die of HBV infection and more than 300,000 deaths due to liver cancer secondary to hepatitis B every year globally. Women who are infected with HBV can vertically transmit the infection to their infants. This study aims to determine the prevalence of HBV infection and associated factors among pregnant women. METHODS AND FINDINGS: A hospital-based cross-sectional study was conducted among pregnant women who attended antenatal care clinic (ANC) for routine pregnancy check-up between 18 March 2015 and 15 May 2015...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895405/impact-of-il28b-and-oas-gene-family-polymorphisms-on-interferon-treatment-response-in-caucasian-children-chronically-infected-with-hepatitis-b-virus
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Krzysztof Domagalski, Małgorzata Pawłowska, Agnieszka Zaleśna, Małgorzata Pilarczyk, Paweł Rajewski, Waldemar Halota, Andrzej Tretyn
AIM: To investigate the impact of IL28B and OAS gene polymorphisms on interferon treatment responses in children with chronic hepatitis B. METHODS: We enrolled 52 children (between the ages of 4 and 18) with hepatitis B e antigen-negative chronic hepatitis B (CHB), who were treated with pegylated interferon alfa for 48 wk. Single nucleotide polymorphisms in the OAS1 (rs1131476), OAS2 (rs1293747), OAS3 (rs2072136), OASL (rs10849829) and IL28B (rs12979860, rs12980275 and rs8099917) genes were studied to examine their associations with responses to IFN treatment in paediatric patients...
November 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892847/international-adoption-from-ethiopia-an-overview-of-the-health-status-at-arrival-in-belgium
#3
Lydia Van Kesteren, Marek Wojciechowski
BACKGROUND: Ethiopia is a densely populated country with a fast growing economy. Still socioeconomic and health issues render many children parentless. One thousand and twenty eight Ethiopian children have been adopted in Belgium from September 2005 to September 2015. Little has been published about their health status at arrival. METHODS: Three hundred and fifteen children adopted from Ethiopia were clinically evaluated at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp from 1 January 2008 until 31 December 2014...
November 28, 2016: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879486/prospective-interventional-study-of-tenofovir-in-pregnancy-to-prevent-vertical-transmission-of-hepatitis-b-in-highly-viremic-women
#4
Pierre O Sellier, Sarah Maylin, Béatrice Berçot, Dorothée Chopin, Amanda Lopes, Guy Simoneau, John Evans, Véronique Delcey, Jean-Louis Bénifla, François Simon, Jean-François Bergmann
BACKGROUND: The risk of vertical transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV) increases as maternal HBV DNA increase, despite serovaccination to newborns. METHODS: From 1 July 2012 to 1 January 2016, all pregnant women in Lariboisiere Hospital, Paris, France, with HBV DNA of 5 log10 IU/ml and above were administered tenofovir from week 28 of pregnancy until delivery. HBV DNA was measured at months 1, 2 of tenofovir and at delivery. The newborns were serovaccinated, tested for hepatitis B surface antigen, hepatitis B core antibody (HBcAb)±HBV DNA, and hepatitis B surface antibody (HBsAb) when aged 9 months, and then 24 months...
November 22, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866767/minimization-of-hepatitis-b-infection-among-children-in-jiangsu-china-12years-after-integration-of-hepatitis-b-vaccine-into-the-expanded-program-on-immunization
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Xiaoqian Lin, Jishi Yang, Huixia Lu, Yulin Zhou, Guiping Zhou, Huiyi Wu, Chenyu Xu, Qiaozhen Wu, Jingli Liu, Shanshan Chen, Muyi Yang, Guangyu Gu, Yali Hu, Yi-Hua Zhou
BACKGROUND: China has integrated hepatitis B vaccine into the Expanded Program on Immunization since 2002. We aimed to survey the seroprevalence of and immunity to hepatitis B virus (HBV) in children born from 2002 to 2014 in Jiangsu, China. METHODS: Totally 3442 children (M:F=2072:1370) at the age of 7months to 12years (5.5±3.6), from five cities and rural areas across Jiangsu province, were enrolled. Blood samples were measured for HBV markers by ELISA and quantitative microparticle enzyme immunoassay...
December 12, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819332/epidemiology-of-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-results-from-a-community-based-study-of-0-15-million-residents-in-south-china
#6
Fangfang Zeng, Pi Guo, Yun Huang, Wei Xin, Zhicheng Du, Shuming Zhu, Yu Deng, Dingmei Zhang, Yuantao Hao
Limited information is available about the current epidemic status of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in Guangdong province in South China, where hepatitis B is endemic. We sought to provide an up-to-date assessment of hepatitis B prevalence in a large population through a community-based study. A total of 169,211 local residents were recruited using the stratified cluster random sampling method from 2014 to 2015, and each participant's information was collected using an interviewer-administered questionnaire. Accordingly, the prevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) in the total population was 8...
November 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818588/update-on-occult-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
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REVIEW
Manoochehr Makvandi
The event of mutations in the surface antigen gene of hepatitis B virus (HBV) results in undetectable hepatitis B surface antigen with positive/negative anti-hepatitis B core (anti-HBc) antibody status in serum and this phenomenon is named occult hepatitis B infection (OBI). The presence of anti-HBc antibody in serum is an important key for OBI tracking, although about 20% of OBI cases are negative for anti-HBc antibody. The diagnosis of OBI is mainly based on polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and real-time PCR assays...
October 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812178/evaluation-of-the-g145r-mutant-of-the-hepatitis-b-virus-as-a-minor-strain-in-mother-to-child-transmission
#8
Haruki Komatsu, Ayano Inui, Shuichiro Umetsu, Tomoyuki Tsunoda, Tsuyoshi Sogo, Yasuhiro Konishi, Tomoo Fujisawa
The role of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) mutant G145R, with a single change in amino acid 145 of the surface protein, as a minor population remains unknown in mother-to-child transmission. The minor strain as well as the major strain of the G145R mutant were evaluated in three cohorts using a locked nucleic acid probe-based real-time PCR. The breakthrough cohort consisted of children who were born to HBV carrier mothers and became HBV carriers despite immnoprophylaxis (n = 25). The control cohort consisted of HBV carriers who had no history of receiving the hepatitis B vaccine, hepatitis B immunoglobulin or antiviral treatment (n = 126)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796133/vertical-transmission-of-hepatitis-b-virus-during-pregnancy-and-delivery-in-denmark
#9
Nina Weis, Susan Cowan, Sofie Hallager, Sandra Dröse, Lena Hagelskjær Kristensen, Karin Grønbæk, Jan Gerstoft, Lone G Madsen, Mette Rye Clausen, Suzanne Lunding, Britta D Tarp, Toke S Barfod, Stine Sloth, Dorte Kinggaard Holm, Jesper Jensen, Henrik Krarup
OBJECTIVE: In Denmark, pregnant women have been screened for hepatitis B virus (HBV) since 2005, and children born to HBV-infected mothers offered hepatitis B immunoglobulin at birth, vaccination against HBV at birth and after 1, 2 and 12 months. The purpose of this study was to determine the risk of vertical HBV transmission in children born to mothers with chronic HBV infection, to investigate the antibody response in the children and to investigate possible maternal predictive risk factors for HBV transmission...
October 31, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795724/host-genetic-variants-in-hla-loci-influence-risk-for-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-in-children
#10
Jie Fan, Xin Huang, Juan Chen, Yiling Cai, Lin Xiong, Lihong Mu, Li Zhou
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a serious public health problem in China and worldwide. Mother-to-child transmission is one of HBV's main transmission routes in highly endemic regions. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) identify single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) at HLA loci as associated with HBV infection. However, the mechanisms of HBV perinatal transmission and breakthrough in children have not yet been clearly defined. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to explore the association between SNPs at HLA loci and HBV infection and breakthrough in children...
August 2016: Hepatitis Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779839/hepatitis-b-in-poland-in-2014
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Małgorzata Stępień, Katarzyna Piwowarow, Mirosław P Czarkowski
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess the epidemiological situation of hepatitis B in Poland in 2014 in comparison with the previous years. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The evaluation of the epidemiological situation was carried out on a basis of analysis of data from case-based reports on acute hepatitis B registered by sanitary and epidemiological stations, aggregate data derived from annual bulletins “Infectious diseases and poisonings in Poland”, data from annual bulletin “Vaccinations in Poland” and data on locally registered HBsAg carriers...
2016: Przegla̧d Epidemiologiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765123/-follow-up-study-on-efficacy-of-blocking-mother-to-infant-transmission-of-hbv-and-its-influence-factors-in-jiangsu-province-2010-2015
#12
J Jiang, S L Dai, J F Xu, Y Zou, L G Zhu, H Peng, F C Zhu, X J Zhai
Objective: To evaluate the effects of blocking transmission of HBV from mother to infant in Jiangsu, and discuss influencing factors related to development of chronic HBV infection in children of HBsAg positive mother. Methods: HBsAg positive mothers delivered during 2010-2015 in three counties of Jiangsu (Zhangjiagang, Danyang and Taixing) and their neonates were included in the study. The neonates were vaccinated with hepatitis B vaccine (10 μg) and hepatitis B immunoglobin (100 units) within 24 hours after birth...
October 10, 2016: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761440/treatment-strategies-according-to-genotype-for-chronic-hepatitis-b-in-children
#13
Seung Man Cho, Byung-Ho Choe
This review article was requested by editor-in-chief of this journal as 'pediatric CHB treatment' for the upcoming special issue. The main objective of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) treatment is diminishing the risk of complications related to chronic liver disease. In Asia, there are already some reports about hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in hepatitis B virus (HBV) infected children. The key points of treatment in children with CHB infections are selection of which patients to treat and conformation of the optimal therapy time that would reduce viral resistance...
September 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754367/the-last-ten-years-of-advancements-in-plant-derived-recombinant-vaccines-against-hepatitis-b
#14
Young Hee Joung, Se Hee Park, Ki-Beom Moon, Jae-Heung Jeon, Hye-Sun Cho, Hyun-Soon Kim
Disease prevention through vaccination is considered to be the greatest contribution to public health over the past century. Every year more than 100 million children are vaccinated with the standard World Health Organization (WHO)-recommended vaccines including hepatitis B (HepB). HepB is the most serious type of liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV), however, it can be prevented by currently available recombinant vaccine, which has an excellent record of safety and effectiveness. To date, recombinant vaccines are produced in many systems of bacteria, yeast, insect, and mammalian and plant cells...
October 13, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748053/hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-children-and-young-patients-with-chronic-hbv-infection-and-the-usefulness-of-alpha-fetoprotein-assessment
#15
Hitoshi Tajiri, Tomoko Takano, Hideo Tanaka, Kosuke Ushijima, Ayano Inui, Yoko Miyoshi, Keiichi Ozono, Daiki Abukawa, Takeshi Endo, Stephen Brooks, Yasuhito Tanaka
The aims of the study were to elucidate the clinical characteristics of patients who developed hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) related to persistent HBV infection since childhood and to investigate usefulness of assessing alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) in this population. A nationwide multicenter survey of children with chronic HBV infection was performed. Among 548 patients, 15 patients developed HCC at the median age of 15 years (range 9-36), including 13 males and 2 females. A case-control comparison showed that HBeAg seroconversion and liver cirrhosis were associated with the occurrence of HCC...
November 2016: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641988/who-to-test-and-how-to-test-for-chronic-hepatitis-c-infection-2016-who-testing-guidance-for-low-and-middle-income-countries
#16
REVIEW
Philippa J Easterbrook
Testing and diagnosis of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is the gateway for access to both treatment and prevention services, and crucial for an effective hepatitis epidemic response. In contrast to HIV, a systematic approach to hepatitis C testing has been fragmented and limited to a few countries, and there remains a large burden of undiagnosed cases globally. Key challenges in the current hepatitis testing response, include lack of simple, reliable, and low cost diagnostic tests, laboratory capacity, and testing facilities; inadequate data to guide country-specific hepatitis testing approaches and who to test; stigmatization and social marginalization of some groups with or at risk of viral hepatitis; and lack of international or national guidelines on hepatitis testing for resource-limited settings...
October 2016: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27625189/screening-and-diagnosis-of-hbv-in-low-income-and-middle-income-countries
#17
Jean-Pierre Allain, Ohene Opare-Sem
HBV testing and diagnosis of HBV-related liver disease in low-income and middle-income countries differs substantially from that in developed countries in terms of access to resources and expensive technologies requiring highly specialized staff. For identification and classification of HBV infection, genomic amplification methods to detect and quantify HBV DNA are often nonexistent or available only in central laboratories of major cities. When samples from peripheral locations do arrive, delays in receiving results generate loss to follow-up...
September 14, 2016: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27624502/hepatitis-b-virus-infection-in-children-of-hbv-related-chronic-liver-disease-patients-a-study-of-intra-familial-hbv-transmission
#18
Hartono Gunardi, Melanie Y Iskandar, Turyadi, Susan I Ie, Pramita G Dwipoerwantoro, Rino A Gani, David H Muljono
BACKGROUND: HBV-infected patients are potential sources of intra-familial transmission. We studied HBV transmission and molecular characteristics within families of HBV-related chronic liver disease (CLD) patients. METHODS: Family members [index cases (ICs), spouses, and 1-18-year-old children] of HBV-related CLD patients were tested for HBsAg, anti-HBc, and anti-HBs. HBsAg-positive subjects were tested for HBeAg/anti-HBe. Anti-HBc-positive children together with their family members were further investigated for HBV DNA...
September 13, 2016: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621573/current-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-situation-in-indonesia-and-its-genetic-diversity
#19
REVIEW
Maria Inge Lusida, Juniastuti, Yoshihiko Yano
Indonesia has a moderate to high endemicity of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. The risk for chronic HBV infection is highest among those infected during infancy. Since 1997, hepatitis B (HepB) vaccination of newborns has been fully integrated into the National Immunization Program. Although HBV infection has been reduced by the universal newborn HepB immunization program, it continues to occur in Indonesia. The low birth dose coverage and the presence of vaccine escape mutants might contribute to this endemicity among children...
August 28, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27617572/hepatitis-b-vaccination-and-factors-related-with-unresponsiveness-in-healthy-children
#20
N Urganci, D Kalyoncu, A S Ozer
Background: The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of Hepatitis B Vaccination (HBV) vaccination and factors associated with vaccine unresponsiveness in healthy children. Methods: A total of 141 healthy children aged between 2-5 years were included in the study. All of the cases had received 20 µg of recombinant DNA vaccine for hepatitis B (0,1 and 6 months). Demographic features and the factors such as duration of breastfeeding, exposure to HBsAg-positive family members, administration of concomitant vaccines and exposure to smoke were determined...
October 15, 2015: West Indian Medical Journal
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