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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336908/early-chimerism-after-liver-transplantation-reflects-the-clinical-course-of-recurrent-hepatitis-c
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Masashi Utsumi, Akinobu Takaki, Yuzo Umeda, Kazuko Koike, Stephanie C Napier, Nobukazu Watanabe, Susumu Shinoura, Ryuichi Yoshida, Daisuke Nobuoka, Tetsuya Yasunaka, Takahiro Oto, Motoo Araki, Kazuhide Yamamoto, Toshiyoshi Fujiwara, Takahito Yagi
BACKGROUND Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) mismatch is a characteristic feature of post-orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) hepatitis C. To investigate the importance of donor HLA-restricted immune cells in post-OLT hepatitis C recurrence, we analyzed the frequency of donor chimerism and the clinical course of post-OLT hepatitis C. MATERIAL AND METHODS We analyzed peripheral blood chimerism in 11 HCV-reinfected patients with post-HLA mismatched OLT. Patients were divided into 2 groups: the OLT chronic hepatitis C (CHC) group (n=8), exhibiting active hepatitis C recurrence; and the OLT-persistently normal ALT (PNALT) group (n=3), without active hepatitis...
March 24, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335101/prevalence-and-incidence-of-depression-during-interferon-based-antiviral-therapy-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients-in-the-republic-of-korea
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Joo Yeong Baeg, In Hee Kim, Seung Young Seo, Young Seok Kim, Eun Uk Jung, Junhyeon Cho, Jung Wha Chung, Eun Sun Jang, Jin Wook Kim, Sook-Hyang Jeong
Background/Aims: The association between depression and chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection or pegylated interferon α and ribavirin therapy (PR therapy) has not been extensively studied in Korea. We aimed to clarify the prevalence of depression and its incidence during PR therapy in chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patients. Methods: In this prospective, multicenter study, 114 CHC patients were screened for depression using two self-reported scales, the Beck Depression Inventory-I (BDI-I) and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression scale (HADS)...
March 24, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333153/a-novel-inhibitor-idpp-interferes-with-entry-and-egress-of-hcv-by-targeting-glycoprotein-e1-in-a-genotype-specific-manner
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Myungeun Lee, Jaewon Yang, Eunji Jo, Ji-Young Lee, Hee-Young Kim, Ralf Bartenschlager, Eui-Cheol Shin, Yong-Soo Bae, Marc P Windisch
Despite recent advances in curing chronic hepatitis C (CHC), the high economic burden to therapy, viral drug resistance, difficult to treat hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes and patient groups are still of concern. To address this unmet medical needs, we devised strategies to identify novel viral interventions through target-free high-throughput screening of small molecules utilizing a phenotypic-based HCV infection assay. Thereby, a very potent (EC50 46 ± 26 pM) iminodipyridinopyrimidine (IDPP) drug candidate was selected, and confirmed in primary human hepatocytes (EC50 0...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331367/knowledge-attitudes-and-behaviors-of-primary-health-care-nurses-and-midwives-in-breast-cancer-early-diagnosis-applications
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Aliye Bulut, Aziz Bulut
PURPOSE: The purpose of this research was to analyze the knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of the nurses and midwives about the early diagnosis of breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was carried out at 9 family medical centers (FMCs) and 1 community health center (CHC) in Bingol; the population of this research consisted of 25 midwives and 38 nurses. The protocol for this study was approved by the regional ethics committee of Bingol University...
2017: Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331248/prevalence-and-predictors-of-depression-in-community-dwelling-elderly-in-rural-haryana-india
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Manju Pilania, Mohan Bairwa, Hitesh Khurana, Neelam Kumar
BACKGROUND: Depression in the elderly has been emerged as a serious public health challenge in the developing countries. Elderly population with depression is on rise in India, but is not adequately addressed. This study was planned to ascertain the prevalence of depression among elderly in a rural population of Haryana and assess its socio-demographic correlates. METHODS: This study was a community based, cross sectional study, which was conducted in Community Health Centre (CHC), Chiri of Rohtak district (Haryana, India)...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315743/treatment-with-peg-ifn-and-ribavirin-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-low-grade-of-hepatic-fibrosis-genotype-1-and-4-and-favorable-ifnl3-genotype-a-pharmacogenetic-prospective-study
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Lucio Boglione, Chiara Simona Cardellino, Jessica Cusato, Amedeo De Nicolò, Giuseppe Cariti, Giovanni Di Perri, Antonio D'Avolio
The new direct-acting antivirals agents (DAAs) rapidly changed the treatment approach in chronic hepatitis C (CHC); however, the interferon (IFN)-free therapies availability is currently different in some countries, due to higher costs of these drugs. Naïve treated patients, who are not eligible for IFN-free therapies, could be selected for standard dual treatment with pegylated (PEG)-IFN and ribavirin (RBV), through IFN lambda 3 gene polymorphisms and fibrosis stage evaluation. Inclusion criteria were: naïve treated CHC patients with GT1 or GT4, without major contraindication to PEG-IFN or RBV, with fibrosis stage F0-F2 and IFNL3 rs8099917/rs12979860 TT/CC genotypes...
March 15, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298343/how-do-cuticular-hydrocarbons-evolve-physiological-constraints-and-climatic-and-biotic-selection-pressures-act-on-a-complex-functional-trait
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Florian Menzel, Bonnie B Blaimer, Thomas Schmitt
Cuticular hydrocarbons (CHCs) cover the cuticles of virtually all insects, serving as a waterproofing agent and as a communication signal. The causes for the high CHC variation between species, and the factors influencing CHC profiles, are scarcely understood. Here, we compare CHC profiles of ant species from seven biogeographic regions, searching for physiological constraints and for climatic and biotic selection pressures. Molecule length constrained CHC composition: long-chain profiles contained fewer linear alkanes, but more hydrocarbons with disruptive features in the molecule...
March 15, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296739/ugt1a1-28-relationship-with-abnormal-total-bilirubin-levels-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients-outcomes-from-a-case-control-study
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Marcelo Moreira Tavares de Souza, Victor Van Vaisberg, Rodrigo Martins Abreu, Aline Siqueira Ferreira, Camila daSilvaFerreira, Paulo Dominguez Nasser, Helena Scavone Paschoale, Flair José Carrilho, Suzane Kioko Ono
Gilbert syndrome (GS) is a frequent benign clinical condition, marked by intermittent unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia, mostly due to the polymorphism uridine diphosphate-glucuronosyltransferase 1A1*28 (UGT1A1*28). Hyperbilirubinemia has been reported in a GS patient undergoing hepatitis C treatment, and other UGT isoforms polymorphisms have been linked to worse outcomes in viral hepatitis. Yet, little is known to GS contributions' to the liver disease scenario. Our aim was to assess UGT1A1 genotypes' frequency in chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patients and correlate with total bilirubin (TB)...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295463/immune-phenotype-and-function-of-nk-and-t-cells-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients-who-received-a-single-dose-of-anti-mir-122-rg-101
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Femke Stelma, Meike H van der Ree, Marjan J Sinnige, Anthony Brown, Leo Swadling, J Marleen L de Vree, Sophie B Willemse, Marc van der Valk, Paul Grint, Steven Neben, Paul Klenerman, Eleanor Barnes, Neeltje A Kootstra, Hendrik W Reesink
MicroRNA-122 (miR-122) is an important host factor for the hepatitis C (HCV) virus. Treatment with RG-101, a GalNAc conjugated anti-miR-122 oligonucleotide, resulted in a significant viral load reduction in patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) infection. Here, we analyzed the effects of RG-101 therapy on antiviral immunity. 32 CHC patients HCV genotype 1, 3 and 4 received a single subcutaneous administration with RG-101 at 2 mg/kg (n=14), 4 mg/kg (n=14) or placebo (n=2 per dosing group). Plasma and PBMCs were collected at multiple time points and comprehensive immunological analyses were performed...
March 11, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293380/fibrosis-assessment-using-fibrometer-combined-to-first-generation-tests-in-hepatitis-c
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Maria Chiara Chindamo, Jerome Boursier, Ronir Raggio Luiz, Isabelle Fouchard-Hubert, Vera Lúcia Nunes Pannain, João Marcello de Araújo Neto, Henrique Sérgio Moraes Coelho, Renata de Mello Perez, Paul Calès, Cristiane Alves Villela-Nogueira
AIM: To evaluate the performance of FibroMeter(Virus3G) combined to the first generation tests aspartate aminotransferase-to-platelet ratio index (APRI) or Forns index to assess significant fibrosis in chronic hepatitis C (CHC). METHODS: First generation tests APRI or Forns were initially applied in a derivation population from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil considering cut-offs previously reported in the literature to evaluate significant fibrosis. FibroMeter(Virus3G) was sequentially applied to unclassified cases from APRI or Forns...
February 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293379/clinical-features-histology-and-histogenesis-of-combined-hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma
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REVIEW
Shweta Gera, Mark Ettel, Gabriel Acosta-Gonzalez, Ruliang Xu
Combined hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma (CHC) is a rare tumor with poor prognosis, with incidence ranging from 1.0%-4.7% of all primary hepatic tumors. This entity will be soon renamed as hepato-cholangiocarcinoma. The known risk factors for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have been implicated for CHC including viral hepatitis and cirrhosis. It is difficult to diagnose this tumor pre-operatively. The predominant histologic component within the tumor largely determines the predominant radiographic features making it a difficult distinction...
February 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293081/autoantibody-profiles-in-autoimmune-hepatitis-and-chronic-hepatitis-c-identifies-similarities-in-patients-with-severe-disease
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Kawa Amin, Aram H Rasool, Ali Hattem, Taha Am Al-Karboly, Taher E Taher, Jonas Bystrom
AIM: To determine how the auto-antibodies (Abs) profiles overlap in chronic hepatitis C infection (CHC) and autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) and correlate to liver disease. METHODS: Levels of antinuclear Ab, smooth muscle antibody (SMA) and liver/kidney microsomal-1 (LKM-1) Ab and markers of liver damage were determined in the sera of 50 patients with CHC infection, 20 AIH patients and 20 healthy controls using enzyme linked immunosorbent assay and other immune assays...
February 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292275/a-preliminary-investigation-on-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-rs2287622-of-bile-salt-export-pump-gene-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-in-hunan-china
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Jian-Hua Lei, Xu Yang, Xin-Qiang Xiao, Zi Chen, Feng Peng
BACKGROUND: European researchers have underscored associations between single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs2287622 of the hepatobiliary bile salt export pump (BSEP) gene and the risk of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The distributions of SNP rs2287622 are racially specific. This study was aimed to preliminarily investigate the distribution of BSEP gene SNP rs2287622 in the Han patients with chronic HCV-infection (CHC) in Hunan, China. METHODS: BSEP gene SNP rs2287622 of 165 CHC patients, 99 patients with chronic hepatitis B virus infection (CHB) and 99 healthy individuals were analyzed by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis and nucleotide sequencing...
March 14, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281011/odontogenic-differentiation-potential-of-human-dental-pulp-cells-cultured-on-a-calcium-aluminate-enriched-chitosan-collagen-scaffold
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Diana Gabriela Soares, Hebert Luís Rosseto, Débora Salles Scheffel, Fernanda Gonçalves Basso, Claudia Huck, Josimeri Hebling, Carlos Alberto de Souza Costa
OBJECTIVE: The study aims to evaluate the odontogenic potential of human dental pulp cells (HDPCs) in contact with an experimental porous chitosan-collagen scaffold (CHC) enriched or not with a mineral phase of calcium-aluminate (CHC-CA). MATERIAL AND METHODS: To assess the chemotactic effect of the materials, we placed HDPCs seeded on transwell membranes in intimate contact with the CHC or CHC-CA surface, and the cell migration was monitored for 48 h. Additionally, cells were seeded onto the material surface, and the viability and proliferation were evaluated at several time points...
March 9, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273410/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-ledipasvir-sofosbuvir-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-treatment-of-patients-with-absence-or-mild-fibrosis-compared-to-patients-with-advanced-fibrosis
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M Buti, R Domínguez-Hernández, I Oyagüez, M A Casado, R Esteban
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir (LDV/SOF) in treatment-naïve patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) genotype 1 (GT1) in the absence or mild fibrosis (F0-F1) versus advanced fibrosis (F2-F4), from the perspective of the Spanish Health System. METHODS: A Markov model was developed to simulate disease progression, estimating costs and outcomes [life years gained, (LYG), and quality adjusted life years, (QALY)] derived from starting with LDV/SOF in patients with F0-F1 compared with F2-F4...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271576/cuticular-hydrocarbon-cues-of-immune-challenged-workers-elicit-immune-activation-in-honey-bee-queens
#16
Javier Hernández López, Ulrike Riessberger-Gallé, Karl Crailsheim, Wolfgang Schuehly
Recently, evidence has shown that variations in the cuticular hydrocarbons (CHCs) profile allow healthy honeybees to identify diseased nestmates, eliciting agonistic responses in the former. Here, we determined whether these 'immunologic cues' emitted by diseased nestmates were only detected by workers, who consequently took hygienic measures and excluded these individuals from the colony, or whether queens were also able to detect these cues and respond accordingly. Healthy honeybee queens were exposed to i) healthy, ii) Ringer-injected and iii) lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-injected nestmates by allowing direct body contact...
March 8, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267407/the-evolving-relationship-between-adiponectin-and-insulin-sensitivity-in-hepatitis-c-patients-during-viral-clearance
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Ming-Ling Chang, Chia-Jung Kuo, Li-Heng Pao, Chen-Ming Hsu, Cheng-Tang Chiu
BACKGROUND: The evolution of the relationship between adiponectin and insulin sensitivity in hepatitis C virus (HCV) patients during viral clearance is unclear and warrants investigation. METHODS: A prospective study including 747 consecutive chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patients, of whom 546 had completed a course of anti-HCV therapy and underwent pre-, peri- and post-therapy surveys for anthropomorphic, viral, metabolic and hepatic profiles and adiponectin levels, was conducted in a tertiary care center...
March 7, 2017: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258929/liver-transplantation-and-combined-hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma-feasibility-and-outcomes
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REVIEW
Paolo Magistri, Giuseppe Tarantino, Valentina Serra, Cristiano Guidetti, Roberto Ballarin, Fabrizio Di Benedetto
INTRODUCTION: Combined hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma (CHC or cHCC-CC) is a rare primary liver tumor displaying histological features of both hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and cholangiocarcinoma (CCA). Most patients are not suitable for surgery because of the advanced stage of the disease at the moment of diagnosis. We decided to review the literature in order to identify the outcomes after liver transplantation for CHC and to clarify which is the most appropriate treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed...
February 6, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250510/implementation-research-towards-universal-health-coverage-with-more-doctors-in-brazil
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Leonor Maria Pacheco Santos, Aimê Oliveira, Josélia Souza Trindade, Ivana Chc Barreto, Poliana Araújo Palmeira, Yamila Comes, Felipe Os Santos, Wallace Santos, João Paulo Alves Oliveira, Vanira Matos Pessoa, Helena Eri Shimizu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the implementation of a programme to provide primary care physicians for remote and deprived populations in Brazil. METHODS: The Mais Médicos (More Doctors) programme was launched in July 2013 with public calls to recruit physicians for priority areas. Other strategies were to increase primary care infrastructure investments and to provide more places at medical schools. We conducted a quasi-experimental, before-and-after evaluation of the implementation of the programme in 1708 municipalities with populations living in extreme poverty and in remote border areas...
February 1, 2017: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247581/vap-score-as-a-novel-non-invasive-liver-fibrosis-model-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c
#20
H Elham Ahmed Hassan, Sharaf E L-Din Abd El-Rehim, Zain El-Abdeen Ahmed Sayed, Emad Farah Mohamed Kholef, Abeer Sabry, Noha Abd El-Rehim Abo Elhagag
AIM: Assessment of liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patients is necessary before antiviral treatment. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of eight noninvasive models (AAR, APRI, FCI, FI, FIB-4, FibroQ, King and VITRO scores) for predicting fibrosis compared with liver biopsy and to create a new score for predicting different fibrosis stages with increased accuracy. METHODS: We prospectively studied 127 treatment-naive CHC patients who underwent liver biopsy...
February 28, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
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