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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933698/sofosbuvir-plus-ribavirin-in-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-1-or-3-infection-in-india
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S R Shah, A Chowdhury, R Mehta, D Kapoor, A Duseja, A Koshy, A Shukla, A Sood, K Madan, R Sud, S Nijhawan, R Pawan, M Prasad, K Kersey, D Jiang, E Svarovskaia, B Doehle, B Kanwar, M Subramanian, S K Acharya, S Sarin
Until 2014, pegylated interferon plus ribavirin was the recommended standard of care for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in India. This open-label phase 3b study, conducted across 14 sites in India between 31 March 2014 and 30 November 2015, evaluated the efficacy and safety of sofosbuvir plus ribavirin therapy among treatment-naïve patients with chronic genotype 1 or 3 HCV infection. A total of 117 patients with genotype 1 or 3 HCV infection were randomized 1:1 to receive sofosbuvir 400 mg and weight-based ribavirin (1000 or 1200 mg) daily for 16 or 24 weeks...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933202/screening-and-management-of-viral-hepatitis-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-mongolia-results-from-a-survey-of-mongolian-physicians-from-all-major-provinces-of-mongolia
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Yoona A Kim, Jacqueline Estevez, An Le, Dennis Israelski, Oidov Baatarkhuu, Tserenchimed Sarantuya, Sonom Narantsetseg, Pagbajabyn Nymadawa, Richard H Le, Man-Fung Yuen, Geoffrey Dusheiko, Mario Rizzetto, Mindie H Nguyen
BACKGROUND: According to Globocan, Mongolia has the highest worldwide hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) incidence (78.1/100 000, 3.5× higher than China). AIMS AND METHODS: We conducted an anonymous survey of physicians from major provinces who attended an educational liver symposium, analysing their demography, practice, knowledge, perceptions and proposed solutions. Multivariate logistic regression was used to estimate OR relating demography and practice factors with higher provider knowledge and improvement...
2016: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932515/genotoxic-effect-of-iron-overload-and-disease-complications-in-transfused-%C3%AE-thalassaemic-patients
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Elisa Ferro, Giuseppa Visalli, Maria Angela La Rosa, Basilia Piraino, Rosa Civa, Gaetano Randazzo Papa, Angela Di Pietro
In previously reported studies, we observed significantly high genotoxicity biomarkers in regularly transfused thalassaemic patients, thus, in this study, we better investigated the genotoxic effect of iron overload and of thalassaemia complications, including their drug treatments. The assessment was performed in 64 regularly transfused thalassaemic patients using cytokinesis-block micronucleus and comet assays. All patients were splenectomised and undergoing iron chelation therapy. To reduce hypoxia-induced oxidative damage, the patients with haemoglobin levels <9...
December 8, 2016: Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932311/daclatasvir-prevents-hepatitis-c-virus-by-blocking-transfer-of-viral-genome-to-assembly-sites
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Bertrand Boson, Solène Denolly, Fanny Turlure, Christophe Chamot, Marlène Dreux, François-Loïc Cosset
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Daclatasvir is a direct-acting antiviral agent and potent inhibitor of NS5A, which is involved in replication of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) genome, presumably via membranous web shaping, and assembly of new virions, likely via transfer of the HCV RNA genome to viral particle assembly sites. Daclatasvir inhibits the formation of new membranous web structures and, ultimately, of replication complex vesicles, but also inhibits an early assembly step. We investigated the relationship between daclatasvir-induced clustering of HCV proteins, intracellular localization of viral RNAs and inhibition of viral particle assembly...
December 5, 2016: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932294/large-scale-structure-based-prediction-and-identification-of-novel-protease-substrates-using-computational-protein-design
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Manasi A Pethe, Aliza B Rubenstein, Sagar D Khare
Characterizing the substrate specificity of protease enzymes is critical for illuminating the molecular basis of their diverse and complex roles in a wide array of biological processes. Rapid and accurate prediction of their extended substrate specificity would also aid in the design of custom proteases capable of selectively and controllably cleaving biotechnologically or therapeutically relevant targets. However, current in silico approaches for protease specificity prediction, rely on, and are therefore limited by, machine learning of sequence patterns in known experimental data...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932263/long-term-disease-and-economic-outcomes-of-prior-authorization-criteria-for-hepatitis-c-treatment-in-pennsylvania-medicaid
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Mina Kabiri, Jagpreet Chhatwal, Julie M Donohue, Mark S Roberts, A Everette James, Michael A Dunn, Walid F Gellad
BACKGROUND: Several highly effective but costly therapies for hepatitis C virus (HCV) are available. As a consequence of their high price, 36 state Medicaid programs limited treatment coverage to patients with more advanced HCV stages. States have only limited information available to predict the long-term impact of these decisions. METHODS: We adapted a validated hepatitis C microsimulation model to the Pennsylvania Medicaid population to estimate the existing HCV prevalence in Pennsylvania Medicaid and estimate the impact of various HCV drug coverage policies on disease outcomes and costs...
December 5, 2016: Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932200/the-seroprevalence-of-hepatitis-b-hepatitis-c-and-human-immunodeficiency-virus-in-patients-undergoing-septoplasty
#7
Ozlem Onerci Celebi, Ela Araz Server, Bahtiyar Hamit, Özgür Yiğit
INTRODUCTION: Worldwide, hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, and human immunodeficiency virus are major health problems. Healthcare workers are at risk of transmitting blood-borne viruses, and surgeons have a higher risk of exposure to blood and higher rates of percutaneous injury than other healthcare workers. Septoplasty is among the 3 most commonly performed otolaryngological surgeries worldwide. OBJECTIVE: To determine the seroprevalence of Hepatitis B surface antigen, Hepatitis C virus antibody, and Human Immunodeficiency Virus antibody in patients undergoing septoplasty with and without turbinate surgery under general anesthesia, and to determine if preoperative testing should be performed in such patients...
November 17, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932182/recovery-after-critical-illness-polyneuropathy-in-a-patient-with-orthotopic-liver-transplantation-a-case-report
#8
J Watanabe, E Ito, M Hatano, T Tohyama, Y Okada, Y Takada
After liver transplantation, some patients show neuromuscular abnormalities. A 43-year-old man with liver cirrhosis due to hepatitis C virus underwent living-donor liver transplantation. He developed severe neuromuscular dysfunction after sepsis, and acute respiratory distress syndrome. After the inflammatory reaction gradually improved, we observed bilateral weakness of the extremities and foot drop. Electrophysiological studies indicated primary axonal degeneration of peripheral motor and sensory fibers without inflammation...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932161/sofosbuvir-monotherapy-for-asymptomatic-and-noncirrhotic-hepatitis-c-infection-in-a-renal-retransplantation-recipient-a-case-report
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G Deng, J Ma, S Shen, Q Li, L Peng, S Meng, J Zhou, J Wu, D Liu
Renal transplant recipients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) have a high risk of progressing to cirrhosis, end-stage liver diseases, and hepatocellular carcinoma. It is also considered as an independent risk for graft loss and is correlated with proteinuria, transplant glomerulopathy, HCV-associated glomerulonephritis, and chronic rejection. Previous therapy involving interferon alfa and ribavirin led to treatment complications, including toxicity, anemia, sepsis, and drug-drug interactions with calcineurin inhibitors, as well as reduced tolerability and efficacy...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932134/efficacy-and-safety-of-therapy-with-simeprevir-and-sofosbuvir-in-liver-transplant-recipients-infected-by-hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-4-cohort-spanish-society-of-liver-transplantation-cohort
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G Sanchez Antolin, M Testillano, J M Pascasio, I Narvaez Rodriguez, M Prieto, A Otero, J I Herrero, M Londoño, I Fernandez Vazquez, L Castells
BACKGROUND: Patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 4 infection are poorly represented in clinical trials of 2nd-generation direct-acting antivirals (DAAs), and more data are needed to help guide treatment decisions. We still have even fewer data concerning liver transplant patients. Simeprevir (SIM) and sofosbuvir (SOF) combination is useful to treat this genotype. The aim of this study was to know the efficacy and safety of the combination SIM + SOF ± ribavirin (RBV) in a group of liver transplant patients with HCV genotype 4 infection in Spain in real life...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932133/metabolic-syndrome-after-liver-transplantation-five-year-prevalence-and-risk-factors
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F García-Pajares, I Peñas-Herrero, R Sánchez-Ocaña, R Torrres-Yuste, M Cimavilla-Román, A Carbajo-López, C Almohalla-Alvarez, B Pérez-Saborido, E Muñoz-Conejero, M Gonzalez-Sagrado, A Caro-Patón, G Sánchez-Antolín
Survival after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) has increased over the last decades, focusing on the metabolic complications that contribute to patient morbidity and mortality. The aim of our study was to describe the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS), its components, and its associated factors in patients who underwent OLT in a hospital in Spain. From November 2001 to January 2014, we performed 415 transplantations in 386 patients. We analyzed 204 patients with a minimum follow-up of 1 year (77.6% were male and the mean age was 54...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932132/collateral-development-in-thrombosis-of-the-hepatic-artery-after-transplantation
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C M García Bernardo, B Argüelles García, P Redondo Buil, A Miyar de León, L González Dieguez, V Cadahía Rodrigo, I González-Pinto Arrillaga, L Vázquez Velasco
OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to identify strictures or hepatic artery obstruction with posterior collateral transformation in our series of liver transplantation, treatment, and evolution. The thrombosis or severe hepatic artery stenosis sometimes presents a compensation mechanism, the collateral transformation of the artery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From April 2002 to December 2011 we collected 18 cases of collateral transformation. We analyzed data regarding the transplantation, diagnosis, treatment, clinical evolution, liver function, and Doppler-ultrasound...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932129/predictors-of-poor-prognosis-in-recurrent-hepatitis-c-after-liver-transplantation
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E Berge, E Otón, Z Reina, L Díaz, A Márquez, L Cejas, S Acosta, F Pérez
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C is a common indication for liver transplantation (LT). Hepatitis C virus (HCV) recurrence is universal in viremic patients. This recurrence is frequently very aggressive, with graft loss in less than 5 years. Our aim is to detect which factors are related to worse fibrosis at 1 year post-LT. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Records of all HCV-positive transplanted patients in Hospital Universitario Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria from 1996 to 2014 were collected...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932122/analysis-of-the-first-1000-liver-transplants-in-virgen-del-roc%C3%A3-o-hospital
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J Tinoco-González, G Suárez-Artacho, C Bernal-Bellido, C Cepeda-Franco, I Ramallo-Solis, L Marín-Gómez, J M Álamo-Martínez, J Serrano-Díez-Canedo, J Padillo-Ruíz, M A Gómez-Bravo
The goal of this work has been to analyze the first 1000 liver transplantations (LTs) performed in the Virgen del Rocío Hospital of Seville and to evaluate the changes in that time. We included 916 patients who had 1000 LTs. We distinguish 2 stages in the follow-up: the first stage, between 1990 and 2002, and the second, from 2003 to 2013 (Model for End-stage Liver Disease [MELD] stage). We analyzed recipient features, LT indications, donation criteria, surgical technique, complications, and survival both for patients and grafts...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932111/hepatitis-c-virus-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-a-problem-on-the-path-to-eradication
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A Suarez Benjumea, C Gonzalez-Corvillo, J M Sousa, G Bernal Blanco, M Suñer Poblet, M A Perez Valdivia, F M Gonzalez Roncero, P Acevedo, M A Gentil Govantez
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) still has significant prevalence in kidney transplant (KT) recipients and is related to poor recipient and graft survival. New direct-acting antivirals (DAA) are leading to a radical change in the problem. METHODS: We studied HCV prevalence at the time of transplantation and in follow-up patients, the way cases are handled, and the results of DAA. RESULTS: A total of 2,001 KT had been performed in our center since 1978...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932014/tackling-the-burden-of-the-hepatitis-c-virus-in-the-uk-characterizing-and-assessing-the-clinical-and-economic-consequences
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T Ward, J Gordon, H Bennett, S Webster, D Sugrue, B Jones, M Brenner, P McEwan
OBJECTIVES: The hepatitis C virus (HCV) remains a significant public health issue. This study aimed to quantify the clinical and economic burden of chronic hepatitis C in the UK, stratified by disease severity, age and awareness of infection, with concurrent assessment of the impact of implementing a treatment prioritization approach. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: A previously published back projection, natural history and cost-effectiveness HCV model was adapted to a UK setting to estimate the disease burden of chronic hepatitis C and end-stage liver disease (ESLD) between 1980 and 2035...
December 2016: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931691/risk-assessment-of-hepatotoxicity-among-tuberculosis-and-human-immunodeficiency-virus-aids-coinfected-patients-under-tuberculosis-treatment
#17
Williams Ngouleun, Prosper Cabral Biapa Nya, Anatole Constant Pieme, Phelix Bruno Telefo
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) is a worldwide public health problem. It is a contagious and grave disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Current drugs such as isoniazid, pyrazinamide, and rifampicin used for the treatment of tuberculosis are potentially hepatotoxic and can lead to drug hepatitis. In order to improve the follow-up of TB patients in Cameroon, we carried out a study which aimed to evaluate the hepatotoxicity risk factors associated with anti-TB drugs. METHODS: The studies were performed on 75 participants who had visited the Loum District Hospital located in the littoral region of Cameroon for their routine consultation...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931232/retention-in-georgia-opioid-substitution-therapy-program-and-associated-factors
#18
Ekaterine Ruadze, Khatuna Todadze
BACKGROUND: Substance abuse has been considered as a growing challenge in Georgia that is closely linked with human immune deficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C transmission due to unsafe injection and other uncontrolled behaviors. Methadone maintenance therapy is one of the major treatment options for opioid-dependent individuals. It has proven efficacy in decreasing illegal opioid consumption and criminal behavior as well as reducing the level of HIV infection, mortality, HCV infection, and increasing social functioning...
December 8, 2016: Harm Reduction Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930836/hepatitis-c-virus-infection-propagates-through-interactions-between-syndecan-1-and-cd81-and-impacts-the-hepatocyte-glycocalyx
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Boyan Grigorov, Emma Reungoat, Alice Gentil Dit Maurin, Mihayl Varbanov, Julie Blaising, Maud Michelet, Rachel Manuel, Romain Parent, Birke Bartosch, Fabien Zoulim, Florence Ruggiero, Eve-Isabelle Pécheur
The hepatitis C virus (HCV) infects hepatocytes after binding to heparan sulfate proteoglycans (HSPG), in particular Syndecan-1, followed by recognition of the tetraspanin CD81 and other receptors. HSPGs are found in a specific microenvironment coating the hepatocyte surface called the glycocalyx, and are receptors for extracellular matrix proteins, cytokines, growth factors, lipoproteins and infectious agents. We investigated the mutual influence of HCV infection on the glycocalyx, and revealed new links between Syndecan-1 and CD81...
December 8, 2016: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930829/diabetes-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-mortality-in-hepatitis-c-infected-patients-a-population-based-cohort-study
#20
Ting-Shuo Huang, Chih-Lang Lin, Yu-Chiau Shyu, Chau-Ting Yeh, Kung-Hao Liang, Chi-Chin Sun, Mu-Jie Lu, Rong-Nan Chien
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The effect of diabetes mellitus (DM) on the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and all-cause mortality after HCC development in chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infected patients remains inconclusive. This cohort study aimed to investigate these issues using the Taiwanese National Health Insurance Research Database. METHODS: We retrieved and enrolled newly diagnosed DM patients with HCV from the Longitudinal Cohort of Diabetes Patients database...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
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