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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544232/peripartum-cytokine-flares-in-a-multiethnic-cohort-of-chronic-hepatitis-b-carriers-does-not-correlate-with-hepatitis-b-virus-suppression-or-increased-risk-of-liver-disease
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Shivali S Joshi, Daniel Wong, Eliana Castillo, Mark G Swain, Carla S Coffin
PROBLEM: In chronic hepatitis B (CHB) carriers, alanine transaminase (ALT) flares are common in the peripartum period. There are limited data on immunological changes of pregnancy in CHB. We hypothesize that in pregnant CHB carriers, the Th1/Th2 cytokine ratio is altered resulting in changes in biochemical/virological and liver fibrosis markers. STUDY METHODS: Serum from 38 pregnant/post-partum CHB carriers (median age 32 years, 53% Asian, 8 HBeAg(+) ) was tested for HBV DNA, quantitative HBV surface antigen, ALT and liver fibrosis by transient elastography (TE)...
May 19, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540262/inactive-hepatitis-b-carrier-and-pregnancy-outcomes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#2
REVIEW
Afsaneh Keramat, Masud Younesian, Mohammad Gholami Fesharaki, Maryam Hasani, Samaneh Mirzaei, Elham Ebrahimi, Seyed Moaed Alavian, Fatemeh Mohammadi
BACKGROUND: We aimed to explore whether maternal asymptomatic hepatitis B (HB) infection effects on pre-term rupture of membranous (PROM), stillbirth, preeclampsia, eclampsia, gestational hypertension, or antepartum hemorrhage. METHODS: We searched the PubMed, Scopus, and ISI web of science from 1990 to Feb 2015. In addition, electronic literature searches supplemented by searching the gray literature (e.g., conference abstracts thesis and the result of technical reports) and scanning the reference lists of included studies and relevant systematic reviews...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539842/a-review-of-antiviral-use-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-in-pregnant-women
#3
Ariel Jaffe, Robert S Brown
Mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of hepatitis B virus (HBV) remains high even with the proper use of active-passive immunoprophylaxis in newborns. Mothers with significant viremia are at a much higher risk of MTCT; therefore, treatments aimed at lowering HBV DNA levels during pregnancy may ultimately decrease global disease burden. The exact threshold for treatment remains controversial; however, most studies have accepted levels greater than 2 × 5 log10 IU/mL as significant viremia. We reviewed the most recent literature on antiviral efficacy, maternal and fetal safety, and viral resistance patterns when used for short-duration therapy in pregnancy...
March 2017: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522204/peg-interferon-plus-nucleotide-analogue-treatment-versus-no-treatment-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-with-a-low-viral-load-a-randomised-controlled-open-label-trial
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Annikki de Niet, Louis Jansen, Femke Stelma, Sophie B Willemse, Sjoerd D Kuiken, Sebastiaan Weijer, Carin M J van Nieuwkerk, Hans L Zaaijer, Richard Molenkamp, R Bart Takkenberg, Maarten Koot, Joanne Verheij, Ulrich Beuers, Hendrik W Reesink
BACKGROUND: Antiviral treatment is currently not recommended for patients with chronic hepatitis B with a low viral load. However, they might benefit from acquiring a functional cure (hepatitis B surface antigen [HBsAg] loss with or without formation of antibodies against hepatitis B surface antigen [anti-HBs]). We assessed HBsAg loss during peg-interferon-alfa-2a (peg-IFN) and nucleotide analogue combination therapy in patients with chronic hepatitis B with a low viral load. METHODS: In this randomised controlled, open-label trial, patients were enrolled from the Academic Medical Center (AMC), Amsterdam, Netherlands...
May 15, 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495266/maternal-pre-pregnancy-infection-with-hepatitis-b-virus-and-the-risk-of-preterm-birth-a-population-based-cohort-study
#5
Jue Liu, Shikun Zhang, Min Liu, Qiaomei Wang, Haiping Shen, Yiping Zhang
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth is the leading cause of child death in children younger than 5 years. Large cohort studies in developed countries have shown that maternal hepatitis B virus infection is associated with preterm birth, but there is little reliable evidence from China and other developing countries, where hepatitis B virus prevalence is intermediate or high. Hence, we designed this study to investigate the association between pre-pregnancy hepatitis B virus infection and risk of preterm and early preterm birth...
June 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493860/hepatitis-c-virus-infection-among-women-giving-birth-tennessee-and-united-states-2009-2014
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Stephen W Patrick, Audrey M Bauer, Michael D Warren, Timothy F Jones, Carolyn Wester
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) affects an estimated 3.5 million persons in the United States (1), making it the most common bloodborne infection in the country. Recent surveillance data showed increased rates of HCV infection among adolescents and adults who are predominantly white, live in nonurban areas, and have a history of injection drug use.* U.S. birth certificate data were used to analyze trends and geographic variations in rates of HCV infection among women giving birth during 2009-2014. Birth certificates from Tennessee were used to examine individual characteristics and outcomes associated with HCV infection, using a multivariable model to calculate adjusted odds of HCV-related diagnosis in pregnancy among women with live births...
May 12, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492929/hepatitis-c-virus-infection-among-reproductive-aged-women-and-children-in-the-united-states-2006-to-2014
#7
Kathleen N Ly, Ruth B Jiles, Eyasu H Teshale, Monique A Foster, Rick L Pesano, Scott D Holmberg
Background: In the United States, hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has increased among young persons who inject drugs, but the extent of this epidemic among reproductive-aged women and their children is unknown. Objective: To estimate numbers and describe characteristics of reproductive-aged women with HCV infection and of their offspring. Design: Analysis of the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) from 2006 to 2014 and the Quest Diagnostics Health Trends national database from 2011 to 2014...
May 9, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451049/sero-prevalence-for-hepatitis-b-virus-among-pregnant-women-attending-antenatal-clinic-in-juba-teaching-hospital-republic-of-south-sudan
#8
Anthony Laku Stephen Kirbak, Zipporah Ng'ang'a, Jared Omolo, Hakim Idris, Abdulmumini Usman, William Baguma Mbabazi
INTRODUCTION: Hepatitis B virus infection is a major public health problem worldwide and in Africa. This would be the first ever documented study on epidemiology of Hepatitis B infections in the newly formed Republic of South Sudan. This study was designed to estimate the sero-prevalence of Hepatitis B virus infection amongst pregnant women attending antenatal services in Juba. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among pregnant women attending antenatal clinic services in Juba Teaching Hospital, in the period between December 2012 and March 2013...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436552/systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-tenofovir-to-prevent-mother-to-child-transmission-of-hepatitis-b-virus
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REVIEW
M H Hyun, Y-S Lee, J H Kim, J H Je, Y J Yoo, J E Yeon, K S Byun
BACKGROUND: Preventing mother to child transmission of chronic hepatitis B infection in the setting of a high maternal viral load is challenging. The idea has emerged from antepartum tenofovir treatment with combination immunoprophylaxis. AIMS: To demonstrate the efficacy and safety of tenofovir to prevent mother to child transmission of hepatitis B virus. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases were searched through August 16, 2016...
April 24, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434087/hepatitis-b-during-pregnancy-in-endemic-areas-screening-treatment-and-prevention-of-mother-to-child-transmission
#10
REVIEW
Naichaya Chamroonkul, Teerha Piratvisuth
The proper management of pregnant women infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) is necessary to prevent maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality and to protect the baby from HBV infection. In the majority of cases, vertical transmission can be prevented with a universal screening program, HBV vaccine immunoprophylaxis, and administration of hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIg) for babies born to mothers with HBV. However, in mothers with a high viral load (>200,000 or >1,000,000 IU/ml, depending on the guideline), the chance of immunoprophylaxis failure remains high...
June 2017: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407735/telbivudine-treatment-started-in-early-and-middle-pregnancy-completely-blocks-hbv-vertical-transmission
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Weihui Sun, Shangfei Zhao, Lei Ma, Anhua Hao, Bo Zhao, Lin Zhou, Fengzhu Li, Mingquan Song
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of treating HBV-positive mothers with telbivudine in early and middle pregnancy to prevent mother-to-infant HBV transmission. METHODS: The subject population comprised pregnant women with chronic hepatitis B (CHB; n = 188) from January 2013 to June 2015, with HBV DNA ≥1.0 × 10(7)copies/mL and increased alanine aminotransferase levels. Groups A (n = 62) and B (n = 61) were treated with telbivudine starting at 12 weeks or 20-28 weeks after gestation, respectively...
April 13, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406735/capture-recapture-using-existing-data-sources-to-improve-perinatal-hepatitis-b-surveillance-philadelphia-2008-2014
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Danica E Kuncio, E Claire Newbern, Liyuan Ma, Robbie Madera, Bruce Barlow, S Ginny Robison, Kendra M Viner, Caroline C Johnson
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to describe the capture-recapture method used by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health to enhance surveillance of perinatal hepatitis B virus (HBV), report on results and limitations of the process, and determine why some HBV-positive mother-infant pairs were not initially identified by Philadelphia's Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program (PHBPP). METHODS: We performed capture-recapture retrospectively for births in 2008 and 2009 in Philadelphia and prospectively for births from 2010 to 2014 by independently matching annual birth certificate data to PHBPP and HBV surveillance data...
May 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404133/effect-on-hbs-antigen-clearance-of-addition-of-pegylated-interferon-alfa-2a-to-nucleos-t-ide-analogue-therapy-versus-nucleos-t-ide-analogue-therapy-alone-in-patients-with-hbe-antigen-negative-chronic-hepatitis-b-and-sustained-undetectable-plasma-hepatitis-b
#13
Marc Bourlière, Pascaline Rabiega, Nathalie Ganne-Carrie, Lawrence Serfaty, Patrick Marcellin, Yoann Barthe, Dominique Thabut, Dominique Guyader, Christophe Hezode, Magali Picon, Xavier Causse, Vincent Leroy, Jean Pierre Bronowicki, Patrizia Carrieri, Ghassan Riachi, Isabelle Rosa, Pierre Attali, Jean Michel Molina, Yannick Bacq, Albert Tran, Jean Didier Grangé, Fabien Zoulim, Hélène Fontaine, Laurent Alric, Inga Bertucci, Magali Bouvier-Alias, Fabrice Carrat
BACKGROUND: Findings from uncontrolled studies suggest that addition of pegylated interferon in patients with HBe antigen (HBeAg)-negative chronic hepatitis B receiving nucleos(t)ide analogues with undetectable plasma hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA might increase HBs antigen (HBsAg) clearance. We aimed to assess this strategy. METHODS: In this randomised, controlled, open-label trial, we enrolled patients aged 18-75 years with HBeAg-negative chronic hepatitis B and documented negative HBV DNA while on stable nucleos(t)ide analogue regimens for at least 1 year from 30 hepatology tertiary care wards in France...
March 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401719/hepatitis-a-to-e-what-s-new
#14
Waled Mohsen, Miriam T Levy
Viral hepatitis contributes to significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. While acute infection may be self-limiting, unrecognised chronic infection and under-utilisation of guideline-based approaches to therapy contribute to increasing rates of cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma and death. Our aim was to review the current evidence for screening, diagnosis and treatment in hepatitis A to E. Evidence for this review was sourced from international and Australian guidelines and high-quality clinical trials...
April 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397205/assessment-of-the-implementation-of-the-infectious-diseases-screening-programmes-among-pregnant-women-in-the-lesser-poland-region-and-comparison-with-similar-programmes-conducted-in-other-european-union-countries
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Małgorzata Radoń-Pokracka, Maciej Piasecki, Alicja Lachowska, Sebastian Baczkowski, Joanna Spaczyńska, Magdalena Górecka, Magdalena Nowak, Hubert Huras
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to assess the level of implementation of recommendations of the Ministry of Health regarding infectious disease screening during pregnancy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 477 patients who were admitted to the delivery room between December 2015 and February 2016. Data on screening test results were collected based on medical records covering the period before the admission. RESULTS: The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) screening was conducted in 410 (86%)...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388879/high-sero-prevalence-of-hepatitis-b-virus-and-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infections-among-pregnant-women-attending-antenatal-clinic-at-temeke-municipal-health-facilities-dar-es-salaam-tanzania-a-cross-sectional-study
#16
Joel Manyahi, Yohannes Msigwa, Francis Mhimbira, Mtebe Majigo
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in pregnancy is associated with direct effect of pregnancy and potential viral transmission from mother to newborn. In Tanzania very little in known on prevalence of HBV infection and their associated factors among pregnant women in lower health facilities. The main objective of the study was to determine the prevalence of HBsAg, HIV and HBV-HIV co-infection among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics in Dar es Salaam...
April 7, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370686/pregnancy-and-maternal-chronic-hepatitis-b-infection-evidence-of-reproductive-advantage
#17
Terence T Lao, Daljit S Sahota
PROBLEM: As multiparas have high prevalence of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, we examined here the relationship between the number of pregnancies with HBV infection. METHOD OF STUDY: Retrospective cohort study examining the prevalence of HBV infection by actual gravidity and parity in 104 242 gravidae managed during 1997-2013. RESULTS: Infection rate increased from 8.5% to 10.6% for G1 to G≥6 and from 8.8% to 10.0% for P0 to P≥3 (P<...
June 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352303/paediatric-virology-a-rapidly-increasing-educational-challenge
#18
Ioannis N Mammas, Maria Theodoridou, Anna Kramvis, Prakash Thiagarajan, Sharryn Gardner, Georgia Papaioannou, Angeliki Melidou, Maria Koutsaki, Georgia Kostagianni, Vassilis Achtsidis, Chryssie Koutsaftiki, Marcos Calachanis, Apostolos Zaravinos, Anne Greenough, Demetrios A Spandidos
The '2nd Workshop on Paediatric Virology', which took place on Saturday the 8th of October 2016 in Athens, Greece, provided an overview on recent views and advances on Paediatric Virology. Emphasis was given to HIV-1 management in Greece, a country under continuous financial crisis, hepatitis B vaccination in Africa, treatment options for hepatitis C virus in childhood, Zika virus in pregnancy and infancy, the burden of influenza on childhood, hand-foot-mouth disease and myocarditis associated with Coxsackie viruses...
February 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347592/a-review-of-the-established-and-suspected-causes-of-variations-in-human-sex-ratio-at-birth
#19
William H James, Victor Grech
The human sex ratio (proportion male) at birth (SRB) varies with many variables. Some of this variation has an established proximate cause. For instance, low SRB (more females) at birth are associated with various forms of stressful events or circumstances during or prior to pregnancy. These low SRB are almost certainly mainly caused by maternal-stress-induced male foetal loss. Other types of SRB variation are thought to be caused by hormonal variation in either or both parents around the time of conception...
March 24, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323748/serum-aminotransferase-flares-in-pregnant-and-postpartum-women-with-current-or-prior-treatment-for-chronic-hepatitis-b
#20
Christine Y Chang, Natali Aziz, Mugilan Poongkunran, Asad Javaid, Huy N Trinh, Daryl T Lau, Mindie H Nguyen
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Antiviral therapy is recommended for pregnant women with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA>200,000 IU/mL, but there is less consensus on management of women who discontinue therapy in anticipation of pregnancy or who become pregnant while on therapy. The goal of this study was to describe flares in alanine aminotransferase (ALT) during pregnancy and postpartum in CHB women with current and/or prior treatment. METHODS: This was a multicenter, retrospective study of 67 pregnancies in 56 CHB women treated before and/or during pregnancy...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
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