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Mohammad Qasim Khan, Vijay Anand, Norbert Hessefort, Ammar Hassan, Alya Ahsan, Amnon Sonnenberg, Claus J Fimmel
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether advanced cirrhosis - defined by the detection of nodular liver contours or portal venous collaterals on imaging studies - could be predicted by fibrosis algorithms, calculated using laboratory and demographic features extracted from patients' electronic medical records. To this end, we compared seven EMR-based fibrosis scores with liver imaging studies in a cohort of HCV patients. METHODS: A search of our health system's patient data warehouse identified 867 patients with chronic HCV infection...
March 2017: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
Tarcila Maria Bonfim Ferreira, Tácio Giordano Santana Guimarães, Andrea Martins Melo Fontenele, Natalino Salgado, Adalgisa de Souza Paiva Ferreira, Alessandra Porto de Macedo Costa
INTRODUCTION: Vaccination is the most effective tool in preventing transmission of Hepatitis B Virus (HBV). The patient with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on dialysis appear to be at greater risk of becoming infected with this virus and does not show the same vaccine response when compared to patients without uremia. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the results related to the HBV vaccine and identify factors associated with the response in patients with CKD on hemodialysis...
April 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
Ana Claudia Oliveira de Moraes, Priscilla Caroliny de Oliveira, Olival Cirilo Lucena da Fonseca-Neto
Introduction: Liver transplantation is intended to increase the survival of patients with chronic liver disease in terminal phase, as well as improved quality of life. Since the first transplant until today many changes have occurred in the organ allocation system. Objective: To review the literature on the Model for End-stage Liver Disease (MELD) and analyze its correlation with survival after liver transplantation. Method: An integrative literature review in Lilacs, SciELO, and Pubmed in October 2015, was realized...
January 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
Fernando de Barros, Sergio Setúbal, José Manoel Martinho, Loraine Ferraz, Andressa Gaudêncio
Background: Obesity is an epidemic and chronic disease that can bring other comorbidities to the patient. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is present in up to 90% of these patients and can progress to hepatitis and hepatocarcinoma. The relationship of this liver disease and obesity is already well known; however, it is possible that some parameters of the comorbidities are more related than others in the pathophysiology of the disease. Aim: Was analyzed the relationship between non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and the comorbidities of metabolic syndrome in morbidly obese patients...
November 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
Maike Hofmann, Robert Thimme
MAIT cells are an abundant innate-like T-cell subset that is defined by the invariant T-cell receptor (iTCR) V-alpha chain Vα7.2-Jα33. Little is currently known about their frequency and function in chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and their fate after therapy-mediated HCV elimination by direct acting antivirals (DAA). In this issue of the European Journal of Immunology, Hengst et al. [Eur. J. Immunol. 2016. 46: 2204-2210] give important novel insights into the biological role of MAIT cells in a relevant human chronic viral infection by showing that first, MAIT cells are only present at low frequencies in chronic HCV infection; second, circulating MAIT cells in HCV patients also display an altered phenotype; third, they are impaired in their MR-1-dependent effector functions and finally, and maybe most importantly, MAIT-cell frequency and function was not restored after HCV elimination by DAA therapy...
September 2016: European Journal of Immunology
T Vescovo, G Refolo, G Vitagliano, G M Fimia, M Piacentini
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major leading cause of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). HCV-induced hepatocarcinogenesis is a multistep process resulting from a combination of pathway alterations that are either caused directly by viral factors or immune mediated as a consequence of a chronic state of inflammation. Host genetic variation is now emerging as an additional element that contribute to increase the risk of developing HCC. The advent of direct-acting antiviral agents foresees a rapid decline of HCC rate in HCV patients...
October 2016: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
Raíssa Neves Fagundes, Lincoln Eduardo Villela Vieira de Castro Ferreira, Fábio Heleno de Lima Pace
OBJECTIVE: Comparing Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) scores in patients with chronic hepatitis C undergoing double and triple antiviral therapy and analyzing possible factors related to HRQoL. METHOD: HRQoL was assessed using the Short Form 36 and Chronic Liver Disease Questionnaire, which were applied at baseline and at weeks 4, 12 and 16 of treatment to 32 patients divided into two groups: double therapy with pegylated interferon (IFN-PEG) and ribavirin, and triple therapy with PEG-IFN, ribavirin and telaprevir...
December 2015: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
Ahmed Abdelsalam, Laila Rashed, Tarek Salman, Lamiaa Hammad, Dina Sabry
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to find an association between serum concentration of vitamin D and vitamin D receptor (VDR) polymorphisms to achieve a sustained virological response (SVR). METHODS: We conducted a case-control study in which 250 participants were recruited and divided into three groups (100 chronic hepatitis C [CHC] patients who achieved SVR, 100 CHC patients who did not achieve SVR and 50 apparently healthy individuals as controls). Blood samples were collected to measure serum vitamin D concentration, and four VDR polymorphisms (FokI, ApaI, TaqI, and BsmI) were detected using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism...
August 2016: Journal of Digestive Diseases
Cheng-Kung Wu, Kuo-Chin Chang, Po-Lin Tseng, Sheng-Nan Lu, Chien-Hung Chen, Jing-Houng Wang, Chuan-Mo Lee, Ming-Tsung Lin, Yi-Hao Yen, Chao-Hung Hung, Tsung-Hui Hu
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Patients with chronic hepatitic C (HCV) infection and normal serum alanine transaminase (ALT) levels were considered to have mild disease. In Taiwan, these patients were not suggested for interferon (IFN) based therapies. The aim of study is to compare therapeutic outcomes between HCV patients with normal and elevated ALT levels. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study on 3241 HCV patients treated by IFN based therapies. Patients with normal ALT levels were classified as group A (n = 186) while those with elevated ALT levels were group B (n = 3055)...
2016: PloS One
E V Beloborodova, I A Goncharova, E I Beloborodova, I L Purlik, T P Kalacheva, O E Akbasheva, M I Rachkovskiy, V A Burkovskaya
AIM OF INVESTIGATION: To estimate the role of polymorphic variants of genes IL4 (C-590T), IL4RA (I50V), TNF (G-308A) and SLC1IAI (D543N) in chronic viral hepatitis progression. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Overall 121 patients with chronic viral hepatitis C and B. RESULTS: Study results have demonstrated, that of all investigated polymorphic variants of genes IL4 (C-590T), IL4RA (150V), TNF (G-308A) and SLC11A1 (D543N) in patients with chronic liver diseases of various etiology the <Val/Val> IL4RA gene variant (II50Val) is associated with HBV-infection chronization...
2015: Experimental & Clinical Gastroenterology
S Fabiani
Interferon (IFN)-inducible protein-10 (IP-10) is a proinflammatory chemokine, binding the chemokine (C-X-C motif) receptor 3 (CXCR3), which is found mainly on activated T cells and natural killer (NK) cells, and plays an important role in T helper (Th) 1 type inflammatory disorders (autoimmune, neoplastic, and infectious diseases). Concerning viral hepatitis, IP-10 appears to be involved on the pathogenesis of liver damage as well as on the extra-hepatic manifestations either protecting or promoting infection, depending on host immune status and genetic background...
2015: La Clinica Terapeutica
Zobair M Younossi, Yushan Jiang, Nathaniel J Smith, Maria Stepanova, Rachel Beckerman
UNLABELLED: Patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) exhibit reduced work productivity owing to their disease. Historically, most regimens indicated for CHC genotype 1 (GT1) patients were administered with pegylated interferon (Peg-IFN) and/or ribavirin (RBV), which further compromised work productivity during treatment. The aim of this study was to model the impact of LDV/SOF (ledipasvir/sofosbuvir), the first Peg-IFN- and RBV-free regimen for CHC GT1 patients, on work productivity from an economic perspective, compared to receiving no treatment...
May 2015: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Romulus Breban, Naglaa Arafa, Sandrine Leroy, Aya Mostafa, Iman Bakr, Laura Tondeur, Mohamed Abdel-Hamid, Wahid Doss, Gamal Esmat, Mostafa K Mohamed, Arnaud Fontanet
BACKGROUND: Most hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission in Egypt is related to medical injections and procedures. To control the spread of HCV, the Egyptian Ministry of Health initiated awareness and education campaigns, strengthened infection control in health-care facilities, and subsidised anti-HCV treatment. We aimed to investigate the effect of these interventions on the spread of HCV by mathematical modelling. METHODS: We developed a mathematical model of HCV transmission in Zawyat Razin, a typical rural community...
September 2014: Lancet Global Health
Amal A Mohamed, Maggie M Abbassi, Waleed A Hamed, Mohamed A EzzEl-Arab, Ahmed M Aref
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Zinc has been found to be low in chronic hepatitis patients. Its level was correlated with response to Interferon/ribavirin therapy in patients infected with hepatitis C genotype 1. In Egypt, inexpensive predictors to treatment response in Hepatitis C genotype 4 infected patients are desperately needed. We aim to explore if pretreatment zinc serum levels correlate with response to pegylated- interferon and ribavirin therapy in Egyptian patients. METHODS: This is an observational prospective study where 57 treatment naive hepatitis C genotype 4 infected patients that were Hepatitis B and Human Immunodeficiency virus negative were recruited in a hospital setting...
June 2014: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
Tarık Akar, Aynur Aynıoğlu, Gökhan Dındar, Taner Babür
We've read with great interest the article entitled "Determination of hepatitis C virus genotypes among hepatitis C patients in Eastern Black Sea Region, Turkey" by Buruk et al. published in Mikrobiyol Bul 2013; 47(4): 650-7. In that study, the authors described the determination and distribution of hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes in Eastern Black Sea Region comprehensively. According to the current information, the determination of HCV genotypes is the most important factor for the management of therapy and virus-related complications, such as chirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma...
July 2014: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
Vivek Kesar, Varun Kesar, Viktoriya Khaitova, David Motamed, Thomas Schiano
Telaprevir, a protease inhibitor, was recently approved for management of Chronic Hepatits C (CHC) due to HCV genotype 1. Various RCTs have demonstarted increased incidence of cutaneous adverse effects with use of Telaprevir. Herein, we report two cases of drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) secondary to Telaprevir use.
February 2014: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
Maja Ruzić, Milotka Fabri, Tomislav Preveden, Katarina Kiralj, Sandra Stefan Mikić, Tatjana Vukadinov
BACKGROUND/AIM: Hepatitic C infection (HCV) is a systemic, generalised disease with the prevalence of inflammation in the liver. The aim of this study was to determine the success of treatment for chronic hepatitis C with pegilated interferon alfa 2a and ribavirin in injecting drug users. METHODS: This a 5-year follow-up study included 30 patients [63.3% men and 36.7% women, average age 30.2 years (SD 7.1 years)] injecting drug users in one-year abstinence, with chronic hepatitis C, treated with the pegilated interferon alpha 2a and ribavirin...
August 2013: Vojnosanitetski Pregled. Military-medical and Pharmaceutical Review
Shaikh Samiullah, Devrajai Bikharam, Kalhoro Musarat
OBJECTIVE: To observe any change in value of aspartate aminotransferase to platelet ratio index from the baseline and to compare it with the Hepatitis C virus ribonucleic acid at 12 weeks after the start of interferon-based treatment in patients with Hepatitis C. METHODS: The prospective study, conducted at the Department of Medicine, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences Hospital, Jamshoro, Pakistan, from September 2009 to March 2010, included 158 consecutive, chronic patients of Hepatitis C with grade > or = 2 fibrosis on liver biopsy, or having aspartate aminotransferase/Platelet ratio index of > 1...
October 2012: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
V Kh Fazylov, É R Manapova, S V Tkacheva, Iu M Sozinova
Comparative analysis of adverse hematologic effects in 135 patients with with chronic hepatits C on combined antiviral therapy of pegylated and "short lived" forms of alpha-interferon in combination with ribavirin was investigated. As a result of the comparison, the response to antiviral therapy in patients with chronic hepatitis C treated with daily administration of simple interferon-alpha in hematologic data is similar in patients undergoing treatment with pegylated drugs.
2012: Experimental & Clinical Gastroenterology
S D Podymova
Questions of diagnostics, feature of clinic, treatment and preventation of active virus hepatites with parenteral mechanism of transmission of an infection (hepatites B, C, D, G) which make up a significant number of all acute virus hepatites are considered. A wide circulation, features of modern diagnostics and frequency of progress of chronic forms define a problem of diagnostics and treatment of a virus hepatites, as one of important for domestic healthcare. Data about the importance and features serological markers of viruses of a hepatites B, C, D, G, are presented and their clinical interpretation is analyzed...
2012: Experimental & Clinical Gastroenterology
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