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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070899/sofosbuvir-based-treatment-regimens-real-life-results-of-14-409-chronic-hcv-genotype-4-patients-in-egypt
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A Elsharkawy, R Fouad, W El Akel, M El Raziky, M Hassany, G Shiha, M Said, I Motawea, T El Demerdash, S Seif, A Gaballah, Y El Shazly, M A M Makhlouf, I Waked, A O Abdelaziz, A Yosry, M El Serafy, M Thursz, W Doss, G Esmat
BACKGROUND: Chronic hepatitis C virus infection is one of the most important health problems in Egypt. The Ministry of Health's National Treatment Programme introduced sofosbuvir-based therapy in October 2014. AIM: To assess the clinical effectiveness and predictors of response to SOF-based treatment regimens, either dual therapy, with SOF/ribavirin (RBV) for 6 months or triple therapy with SOF/peg-IFN-alfa-2a/RBV for 3 months, in a cohort of patients treated in National Treatment Programme affiliated centres in Egypt...
January 9, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070199/performance-and-utility-of-transient-elastography-and-non-invasive-markers-of-liver-fiibrosis-in-patients-with-autoimmune-hepatitis-a-single-centre-experience
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Olympia E Anastasiou, Matthias Büchter, Hideo A Baba, Johannes Korth, Ali Canbay, Guido Gerken, Alisan Kahraman
OBJECTIVES: Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is a relatively rare cause of hepatic dysfunction, which can lead to acute liver failure (ALV) and cirrhosis if not treated. The performance of transient elastography (TE) compared to liver biopsy has been evaluated in many liver diseases. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the performance of TE and other non-invasive markers for liver fiibrosis in patients with biopsy-proven AIH. METHODS: Fifty-three patients who were treated at the department of gastroenterology and hepatology of the University Clinic Essen from 2008 to 2013 included in this retrospective study...
November 2016: Hepatitis Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067683/acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-elastography-comparison-and-combination-with-other-noninvasive-tests-for-the-diagnosis-of-compensated-liver-cirrhosis
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Lukas Pfeifer, Werner Adler, Steffen Zopf, Jürgen Siebler, Dane Wildner, Ruediger S Goertz, Barbara Schellhaas, Markus F Neurath, Deike Strobel
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The aim of this study was to compare acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastography with other noninvasive tests and to develop a new score for the assessment of liver fibrosis/cirrhosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: B-mode ultrasound (including high-frequency liver surface evaluation), routine blood tests, ARFI quantification, and mini-laparoscopic liver evaluation were obtained in compensated patients scheduled for mini-laparoscopic biopsy...
January 6, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060754/diagnostic-value-of-fib-4-for-liver-fibrosis-in-patients-with-hepatitis-b-a-meta-analysis-of-diagnostic-test
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Zhi Yin, Jin Zou, Qiongxuan Li, Lizhang Chen
This study is aimed at evaluating the diagnostic value of FIB-4 for liver fibrosis in patients with hepatitis B through a meta-analysis of diagnostic test. We conducted a comprehensive search in the Pubmed, Embase, Web of Science, and Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure before October 31, 2016. Stata 14.0 software was used for calculation and statistical analyses. We used the sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative likelihood ratio (PLR, NLR), diagnostic odds ratio (DOR) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) to evaluate the diagnostic value of FIB-4 for liver fibrosis in patients with hepatitis B...
January 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039877/noninvasive-assessment-of-liver-fibrosis-stage-using-ultrasound-based-shear-wave-velocity-measurements-and-serum-algorithms-in-patients-with-viral-hepatitis-b-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Jianxue Liu, Junzhi Zhao, Yaoren Zhang, Yonghao Ji, Shumei Lin, Guoliang Dun, Sujuan Guo
OBJECTIVES: Liver biopsy remains the reference standard for the assessment of liver fibrosis, but this procedure is invasive and can lead to complications. Thus, studies to determine the optimal noninvasive test are warranted. This study compared several noninvasive tests and their combinations for evaluating liver fibrosis stages in patients with chronic hepatitis B. METHODS: The shear wave velocity (SWV) and laboratory indicators were collected from 174 patients with chronic hepatitis B...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035496/the-role-of-current-and-historical-alcohol-use-in-hepatic-fibrosis-among-hiv-infected-individuals
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H Nina Kim, Heidi M Crane, Carla V Rodriguez, Stephen Van Rompaey, Kenneth H Mayer, Katerina Christopoulos, Sonia Napravnik, Geetanjali Chander, Heidi Hutton, Mary E McCaul, Edward R Cachay, Michael J Mugavero, Richard Moore, Elvin Geng, Joseph J Eron, Michael S Saag, Joseph O Merrill, Mari M Kitahata
We examined risk factors for advanced hepatic fibrosis [fibrosis-4 (FIB)-4 >3.25] including both current alcohol use and a diagnosis of alcohol use disorder among HIV-infected patients. Of the 12,849 patients in our study, 2133 (17%) reported current hazardous drinking by AUDIT-C, 2321 (18%) had a diagnosis of alcohol use disorder, 2376 (18%) were co-infected with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV); 596 (5%) had high FIB-4 scores >3.25 as did 364 (15%) of HIV/HCV coinfected patients. In multivariable analysis, HCV (adjusted odds ratio (aOR) 6...
December 29, 2016: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002184/prevalence-and-predictors-of-hospitalizations-among-hiv-infected-and-at-risk-hiv-uninfected-women
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Anna L Hotton, Kathleen M Weber, Ronald C Hershow, Kathryn Anastos, Peter Bacchetti, Elizabeth T Golub, Deborah Gustafson, Alexandra M Levine, Mary Young, Mardge H Cohen
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS) Index score, an index composed of age, CD4 count, viral load, hemoglobin, Hepatitis C (HCV) co-infection, Fibrosis Index-4 (FIB-4), and estimated glomerular filtration rate (EGFR), and psychosocial and clinical risk factors for all-cause hospitalization among HIV-infected women on HAART and HIV-uninfected women. METHODS: Data were collected from 2008 - 2014 from 1585 HAART-experienced HIV-infected and 692 uninfected women...
December 17, 2016: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999409/prediction-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-development-after-hepatitis-c-virus-eradication-using-serum-wisteria-floribunda-agglutinin-positive-mac-2-binding-protein
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Shunsuke Sato, Takuya Genda, Takafumi Ichida, Nozomi Amano, Sho Sato, Ayato Murata, Hironori Tsuzura, Yutaka Narita, Yoshio Kanemitsu, Katsuharu Hirano, Yuji Shimada, Katsuyori Iijima, Ryo Wada, Akihito Nagahara, Sumio Watanabe
We aimed to clarify the association between a novel serum fibrosis marker, Wisteria floribunda agglutinin-positive Mac-2-binding protein (WFA⁺-M2BP), and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) development in 355 patients with chronic hepatitis C who achieved sustained virologic response (SVR) through interferon-based antiviral therapy. Pretreatment serum WFA⁺-M2BP levels were quantified and the hazard ratios (HRs) for HCC development were retrospectively analyzed by Cox proportional hazard analysis. During the median follow-up time of 2...
December 20, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982760/two-dimensional-shear-wave-elastography-performance-in-the-noninvasive-evaluation-of-liver-fibrosis-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-comparison-with-serum-fibrosis-indexes
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Yuan Zhuang, Hong Ding, Yue Zhang, Huichuan Sun, Chen Xu, Wenping Wang
Purpose To investigate the value of two-dimensional (2D) shear-wave elastography (SWE) in the assessment of hepatic fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and to compare the diagnostic performance of this modality with that of liver fibrosis indexes. Materials and Methods The ethics committee approved this study, and informed consent was obtained. From July 2015 to May 2016, 539 subjects who underwent partial hepatectomy were divided into groups according to the Scheuer system by using a resected liver specimen...
December 13, 2016: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956809/disease-specific-mir-34a-as-diagnostic-marker-of-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-in-a-chinese-population
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Xiao-Lin Liu, Qin Pan, Rui-Nan Zhang, Feng Shen, Shi-Yan Yan, Chao Sun, Zheng-Jie Xu, Yuan-Wen Chen, Jian-Gao Fan
AIM: To assess disease-specific circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) patients. METHODS: A total of 111 biopsy-proven non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) or chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients and healthy controls from mainland China were enrolled to measure their serum levels of miR-122, -125b, -146b, -16, -21, -192, -27b and -34a. The correlations between serum miRNAs and histological features of NAFLD were determined. The diagnostic value of miRNA in NASH and significant fibrosis was analyzed and compared with that of cytokeratin-18 (CK-18), fibrosis-4 (FIB-4), and aspartate aminotransferase to platelet ratio index (APRI), respectively...
November 28, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955711/hcv-co-infection-and-markers-of-liver-injury-and-fibrosis-among-hiv-positive-childbearing-women-in-ukraine-results-from-a-cohort-study
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Heather Bailey, Nataliya Nizova, Violeta Martsynovska, Alla Volokha, Ruslan Malyuta, Mario Cortina-Borja, Claire Thorne
BACKGROUND: Ukraine's injecting drug use-driven HIV epidemic is among the most severe in Europe with high burden of HCV co-infection. HIV/HCV co-infected individuals are at elevated risk of HCV-related morbidity, but little is known about burden of liver disease and associated factors in the HIV-positive population in Ukraine, particularly among women. METHODS: Characteristics of 2050 HIV-positive women enrolled into the Ukrainian Study of HIV-infected Childbearing Women were described by HCV serostatus...
December 12, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941693/the-relationship-between-serum-bilirubin-and-elevated-fibrotic-indices-among-hbv-carriers-a-cross-sectional-study-of-a-chinese-population
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Min Du, Shanshan Zhang, Lin Xiao, Yanyan Xu, Peiyi Liu, Yuhan Tang, Sheng Wei, Mingyou Xing, Xiaoping Miao, Ping Yao
The study probed the association between bilirubin and hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and progression. A cross-sectional analysis of 28,500 middle aged and elderly Chinese participants was performed to analyze the differences of bilirubin in terms of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) positive or negative and the correlation between bilirubin and severity of hepatic fibrosis estimated by non-invasive indices. Bilirubin was significantly higher in the HBsAg (+) group than the HBsAg (-) group. Higher bilirubin levels were consistently associated with elevated liver fibrosis indices among HBsAg carriers...
December 9, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936280/application-of-the-combined-fibrometer-vcte-algorithm-in-chinese-patients-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Thomson Chi-Wang Loong, Jeremy Lok Wei, Jonathan Chung-Fai Leung, Grace Lai-Hung Wong, Sally She-Ting Shu, Angel Mei-Ling Chim, Anthony Wing-Hung Chan, Paul Cheung-Lung Choi, Yee-Kit Tse, Henry Lik-Yuen Chan, Vincent Wai-Sun Wong
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The FM VCTE is a new formula combining the serum test FibroMeter (FM) and liver stiffness measurement (LSM) by vibration controlled transient elastography (VCTE). We tested the accuracy and utility of FM VCTE for fibrosis staging in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). METHODS: 215 NAFLD patients with LSM, FM NAFLD, FM VCTE and other serum tests (aspartate aminotransferase [AST]-to-platelet ratio index, FIB-4 index, BARD score, NAFLD fibrosis score and AST-to-alanine aminotransferase ratio) performed 1 day before liver biopsy were evaluated...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936091/development-of-serum-marker-models-to-increase-diagnostic-accuracy-of-advanced-fibrosis-in-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-the-new-linki-algorithm-compared-with-established-algorithms
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Byron Lykiardopoulos, Hannes Hagström, Mats Fredrikson, Simone Ignatova, Per Stål, Rolf Hultcrantz, Mattias Ekstedt, Stergios Kechagias
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Detection of advanced fibrosis (F3-F4) in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is important for ascertaining prognosis. Serum markers have been proposed as alternatives to biopsy. We attempted to develop a novel algorithm for detection of advanced fibrosis based on a more efficient combination of serological markers and to compare this with established algorithms. METHODS: We included 158 patients with biopsy-proven NAFLD. Of these, 38 had advanced fibrosis...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934775/real-world-effectiveness-and-predictors-of-sustained-virological-response-with-all-oral-therapy-in-21-242-hepatitis-c-genotype-1-patients
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Lisa I Backus, Pamela S Belperio, Troy A Shahoumian, Timothy P Loomis, Larry A Mole
BACKGROUND: Predictors of SVR to all-oral hepatitis C virus (HCV) regimens can inform nuanced treatment decisions. We evaluated effectiveness and identified predictors of SVR for ledipasvir/sofosbuvir±ribavirin (LDV/SOF±RBV) and ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir+dasabuvir (OPrD)±RBV in patients treated in routine practice. METHODS: Observational, intent-to-treat cohort of 21,142 genotype 1 patients initiating 8 or 12 weeks of LDV/SOF±RBV or 12 weeks of OPrD±RBV at any Veterans Affairs facility...
December 9, 2016: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930387/noninvasive-estimation-of-liver-fibrosis-in-biopsy-proven-hepatitis-c-virus-infected-patients-angiogenic-fibrogenic-link
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El-Shahat A Toson, Gamal E Shiha, Hatem A El-Mezayen, Waleed Samir, Mohamed M El-Khininy
BACKGROUND/AIM: The assessment of liver fibrosis provides useful information not only for diagnosis but also for therapeutic decisions. This study aimed to develop and evaluate a predictive score named the angiogenic index (Angio-Index) for liver fibrosis staging and to compare Angio-Index by King, Gotebörg University Cirrhosis Index, Lok, FIB-4, and aspartate aminotranferase/alanine aminotranferase scores in hepatitis C virus-infected patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Serum levels of angiopoietin-2, basic fibroblast growth factor, hepatocyte growth factor, and endostatin were assayed using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in 122 HCV patients represented in two sets (estimation group and validation group)...
February 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925409/more-improvement-than-progression-of-liver-fibrosis-following-antiretroviral-therapy-in-a-longitudinal-cohort-of-hiv-infected-patients-with-or-without-hbv-and-hcv-co-infections
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Yingying Ding, Song Duan, Runhua Ye, Yuecheng Yang, Shitang Yao, Jibao Wang, Dongdong Cao, Xing Liu, Lin Lu, Manhong Jia, Zunyou Wu, Na He
We examined the effect of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) on liver fibrosis among HIV-infected patients with or without Hepatitis B (HBV) or C virus (HCV) co-infection. This was a retrospective cohort study of HIV-infected patients receiving cART during 2004-2016. Liver fibrosis was assessed using Fibrosis-4 (FIB-4) score with 3 classifications: Class 1, < 1.45; Class 2, 1.45-3.25; Class 3, > 3.25. Of 3,900 participants, 68.6% were HIV mono-infected, 5.3% were HIV/HBV co-infected, 23.8% were HIV/HCV co-infected and 2...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920479/ceruloplasmin-a-reliable-marker-of-fibrosis-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-patients-with-normal-or-minimally-raised-alanine-aminotransferase
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Da-Wu Zeng, Jing Dong, Jia-Ji Jiang, Yue-Yong Zhu, Yu-Rui Liu
AIM: To develop a non-invasive model to evaluate significant fibrosis and cirrhosis by investigating the association between serum ceruloplasmin (CP) levels and liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients with normal or minimally raised alanine aminotransferase (ALT). METHODS: Serum samples and liver biopsy were obtained from 193 CHB patients with minimally raised or normal ALT who were randomly divided into a training group (n = 97) and a validation group (n = 96)...
November 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897323/prognostic-durability-of-liver-fibrosis-tests-and-improvement-in-predictive-performance-for-mortality-by-combining-tests
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Sandrine Bertrais, Jérôme Boursier, Alexandra Ducancelle, Frédéric Oberti, Isabelle Fouchard-Hubert, Valérie Moal, Paul Calès
BACKGROUND AND AIM: There is currently no recommended time interval between non-invasive fibrosis measurements for monitoring chronic liver diseases. We determined how long a single liver fibrosis evaluation may accurately predict mortality, and assessed whether combining tests improves prognostic performance. METHODS: We included 1559 patients with chronic liver disease and available baseline liver stiffness measurement (LSM) by Fibroscan, APRI, FIB-4, Hepascore, and FibroMeter(V2G) ...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875352/does-incorporating-change-in-apri-or-fib-4-indices-over-time-improve-the-accuracy-of-a-single-index-for-identifying-liver-fibrosis-in-persons-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
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Prabhu P Gounder, Celia Haering, Dana J T Bruden, Lisa Townshend-Bulson, Brenna C Simons, Philip R Spradling, Brian J McMahon
BACKGROUND: The aspartate aminotransferase-to-platelet ratio index (APRI) and a fibrosis index calculated using platelets (FIB-4) have been proposed as noninvasive markers of liver fibrosis. GOALS: To determine APRI/FIB-4 accuracy for predicting histologic liver fibrosis and evaluate whether incorporating change in index improves test accuracy in hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected Alaska Native persons. STUDY: Using liver histology as the gold standard, we determined the test characteristics of APRI to predict Metavir ≥F2 fibrosis and FIB-4 to predict Metavir ≥F3 fibrosis...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
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