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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430385/significant-reductions-in-alcohol-use-after-hepatitis-c-treatment-results-from-the-french-anrs-co13-hepavih-cohort
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Rod Knight, Perrine Roux, Antoine Vilotitch, Fabienne Marcellin, Eric Rosenthal, Laure Esterle, François Boué, David Rey, Lionel Piroth, Stéphanie Dominguez, Philippe Sogni, Dominique Salmon-Ceron, Bruno Spire, Maria Patrizia Carrieri
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Few data exist on changes to substance use patterns before and after hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment. We used longitudinal data of HIV-HCV co-infected individuals to examine whether receiving Peg-interferon (Peg-IFN)-based therapy irrespective of HCV clearance could modify tobacco, cannabis and alcohol use. DESIGN: A prospective cohort of HIV-HCV co-infected individuals was enrolled from 2006. Participants' clinical data were retrieved from medical records and socio-demographic and behavioral characteristics were collected by yearly self-administered questionnaires...
April 21, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425405/cost-effectiveness-and-clinical-impact-of-antiviral-strategies-of-hbeag-positive-and-negative-chronic-hepatitis-b
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Itziar Oyagu Ez, María Buti, Max Brosa, Magdalena Rueda, Miguel A Casado
INTRODUCTION: Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) is associated with high burden and healthcare costs. Virologic response achieved with antivirals is associated with progression avoidance. This study aimed to estimate the efficiency and clinical impact of antiviral strategies in CHB patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A Markov model estimated lifetime complications and direct costs in both, HBeAg-positive and HBeAg-negative cohorts. Strategy 1 (71% of treated population) and strategy 2 (100%), both based on pegylated interferon (peg-IFN) followed by oral tenofovir or entecavir, were compared to no treatment...
May 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417343/adjuvant-therapy-for-melanoma
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REVIEW
Aya Agha, Ahmad A Tarhini
Systemic adjuvant therapy for surgically resected cutaneous melanoma that is at high risk for disease recurrence and death targets residual micrometastatic disease which is the source of future local or distant relapse. Interferon-alfa (IFNα) has been the most extensively studied in regimens that varied by dosage, route of administration, formulation, and duration of therapy. Most regimens have demonstrated improvements in relapse-free survival (RFS), while the regimen administered at high dosage (HDI) showed improvements in overall survival (OS) in two out of three RCTs...
May 2017: Current Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415985/vitamin-d-related-gene-polymorphism-predict-treatment-response-to-pegylated-interferon-based-therapy-in-thai-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients
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Kessarin Thanapirom, Sirinporn Suksawatamnuay, Wattana Sukeepaisarnjaroen, Pisit Tangkijvanich, Sombat Treeprasertsuk, Panarat Thaimai, Rujipat Wasitthankasem, Yong Poovorawan, Piyawat Komolmit
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic hepatitis C (HCV) infection have high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency. Genome-wide association study data has showed that several genetic variants within vitamin D cascade affect vitamin D function. This study aimed to determine whether genetic polymorphisms of genes in the vitamin D pathway are associated with treatment responses to pegylated interferon (PEG-IFN)-based therapy in patients with chronic HCV infection. METHODS: The study included 623 Thai patients from 2 university hospitals diagnosed with chronic HCV infection who were treated with a PEG-IFN and ribavirin...
April 17, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407271/a-potent-hbsag-response-in-subjects-with-inactive-hbsag-carrier-treated-with-pegylated-interferon-alpha
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Zhenhuan Cao, Yali Liu, Lina Ma, Junfeng Lu, Yi Jin, Shan Ren, Zhimin He, Chengli Shen, Xinyue Chen
BACKGROUND: HBsAg clearance represents a clinical cure although the clearance rate is extremely low. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and safety profiles of pegylated-interferon α-2a (PEG-IFNα-2a) as a therapeutic option for inactive HBsAg carriers (IHCs). METHODS: 144 IHCs were enrolled and divided into a therapeutic group (102 subjects) and control group (42 subjects). PEG-IFNα-2a and PEG-IFNα-2a combined with Adefovir Dipivoxil (ADV) were used for treatment group subjects with hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA <20 IU/mL and 20 IU/mL≤HBV DNA<2000 IU/mL, respectively...
April 13, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397081/a-bayesian-approach-for-population-pharmacokinetic-modeling-of-pegylated-interferon-%C3%AE-2a-in-hepatitis-c-patients
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Mohammad I Saleh
BACKGROUND: Pegylated interferon α-2a (PEG-IFN-α-2a) is an antiviral drug used for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. This study describes the population pharmacokinetics of PEG-IFN-α-2a in hepatitis C patients using a Bayesian approach. A possible association between patient characteristics and pharmacokinetic parameters is also explored. METHODS: A Bayesian population pharmacokinetic modeling approach, using WinBUGS version 1.4.3, was applied to a cohort of patients (n = 292) with chronic HCV infection...
April 10, 2017: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391873/il-10-and-il-28b-gene-variants-as-predictors-of-sustained-response-to-peginterferon-and-ribavirin-therapy-in-chronic-hcv-infection
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Ikram Sghaier, Leila Mouelhi, Noor A Rabia, Ezzedine Ghazoueni, Wassim Y Almawi, Besma Yacoubi Loueslati
OBJECTIVES: Interleukin-10 (IL-10) plays an important role in the immunity to hepatitis C virus (HCV). Insofar as IL-10 variants are associated with altered levels of IL-10, previous studies that examined the association of IL-10 polymorphisms with the susceptibility to and progression of chronic HCV, and response to anti-viral treatment were inconsistent. We investigated the association between common IL-10 variants in the intron and the promotor region with HCV and associated features...
April 5, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353221/health-related-quality-of-life-in-chronic-hcv-infected-patients-switching-to-pegylated-interferon-free-regimens-anrs-co20-cupic-cohort-study-and-sirius-trial
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Maria Patrizia Carrieri, Camelia Protopopescu, Zobair Younossi, Antoine Vilotitch, Hélène Fontaine, Ventzislava Petrov-Sanchez, Fabienne Marcellin, Fabrice Carrat, Christophe Hézode, Marc Bourlière
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to compare health-related quality of life (HRQL) during and after hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment in patients receiving pegylated-interferon (PEG-IFN)-containing therapy (including boceprevir or telaprevir-ANRS CO20 CUPIC cohort) who subsequently switched to PEG-IFN-free regimens (sofosbuvir + ledipasvir with or without ribavirin [RBV]-SIRIUS trial). METHODS: Two analyses were performed. The first compared physical (PCS) and mental (MCS) HRQL (MOS SF-12) scores during treatment between CUPIC and SIRIUS...
March 28, 2017: Patient
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346233/clinical-efficacy-and-tolerability-of-direct-acting-antivirals-in-elderly-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c
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Jagannath M Sherigar, Vijay Gayam, Arifa Khan, Osama Mukhtar, Yavgeniy Arefiev, Mazin Khalid, Imran Siddiqui, Ayyappa M Rangaraju, Nibash Budhathoki, Mohammed Mansour, Debra Guss, Smruti R Mohanty
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of evidence-based data on aged patients with newer direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) and with shorter duration of treatment regimens involving DAAs with or without ribavirin (RBV) and pegylated interferon (Peg IFN). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Medical records of 240 patients treated with DAAs with or without Peg IFN and RBV between January 2013 and July 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. Patients were divided into two groups: patients aged 65 years and older (N=84) and patients aged younger than 65 years (N=156)...
March 24, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346068/institutional-profile-university-of-florida-health-personalized-medicine-program
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Larisa H Cavallari, Kristin W Weitzel, Amanda R Elsey, Xinyue Liu, Scott A Mosley, Donald M Smith, Benjamin J Staley, Almut G Winterstein, Carol A Mathews, Francesco Franchi, Fabiana Rollini, Dominick J Angiolillo, Petr Starostik, Michael J Clare-Salzler, David R Nelson, Julie A Johnson
The University of Florida (UF) Health Personalized Medicine Program launched in 2012 with CYP2C19 genotyping for clopidogrel response at UF Health Shands Hospital. We have since expanded CYP2C19 genotyping to UF Health Jacksonville and established the infrastructure at UF Health to support clinical implementation for five additional gene-drug pairs: TPMT-thiopurines, IFNL3 (IL28B)-PEG IFN-α-based regimens, CYP2D6-opioids, CYP2D6/CYP2C19-antidepressants and CYP2C19-proton pump inhibitors. We are contributing to the evidence based on outcomes with genotype-guided therapy through pragmatic studies of our clinical implementations...
April 2017: Pharmacogenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345206/treatment-with-direct-acting-antiviral-agents-of-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-in-injecting-drug-users-a-prospective-study
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Lucio Boglione, Simone Mornese Pinna, Amedeo De Nicolò, Jessica Cusato, Giuseppe Cariti, Giovanni Di Perri, Antonio D'Avolio
In this prospective study, we evaluated the effectiveness and tolerability of novel therapies against hepatitis C virus (HCV) in a cohort of PWID enrolled at our centre from April 2015 to July 2016. In this analysis, a total of 174 patients were included: 11 (6.3%) were treated with pegylated-interferon (PEG-IFN) and ribavirin (RBV) containing regimens, 163 (93.7%) with IFN-free treatments. RBV has been used in 70 patients (40.2%); 59 (33.9%) patients were in opioid substitution therapy (OST) with methadone or buprenorphine...
March 26, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340198/reasons-to-wait-or-to-treat-naive-patients-affected-by-chronic-hepatitis-c-with-low-fibrosis-stage-and-genotypes-2-or-3
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Lucio Boglione, Jessica Cusato, Giuseppe Cariti, Giovanni Di Perri, Antonio D'Avolio
New interferon (IFN)-free therapies are not currently available for all patients with chronic hepatitis C due to higher costs; in Italy, patients with genotype 2 (GT2) or GT3 without severe fibrosis can choose between wait or treatment with pegylated (PEG)-IFN and ribavirin. This study wants to examine the real rate of patients that accept or refused this therapy and the reasons related to decision. This prospective, observational analysis was performed at our centre between January 2014 and June 2015. Epidemiological, social and clinical data were collected in medical records; reasons for treatment acceptance/refusal were recorded through a questionnaire...
March 10, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335783/svr-rates-of-hcv-infected-population-under-peg-ifn-%C3%AE-r-treatment-in-northwest-china
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Yanhua Li, Jiuping Wang, Juan Wang, Yunfeng Xiao, Bin Xu, Hongwei Li, Liu Yang, Xiaoke Hao, Yueyun Ma
BACKGROUND: Chronic HCV Patients taking PEG-IFN-α/R from different ethnic groups have different probabilities of reaching a sustained viral response (SVR). There are many influence factors, such as HCV genotype, IL-28B single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP), Fibrosis 4 index (FIB-4), and aspartate aminotransferase-to-platelet ratio index (APRI) score. But the baseline factors in relation to treatment outcome was still not much clear. METHODS: We evaluated data from 231 chronic HCV patients with or without liver fibrosis and their antiviral efficacy after treatment with pegylated interferon plus ribavirin (PEG-IFN-α/R) for 24-48 weeks...
March 23, 2017: Virology Journal
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 16, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314304/narcoleptic-like-episodes-in-a-patient-receiving-pegylated-interferon-alpha-2b-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Benjamin O Lawson, Hung T Khong
A 26-year-old male developed narcoleptic-like episodes while on pegylated interferon-alpha 2b (peg-IFN-α2b) therapy for stage IIIB melanoma. Once peg-IFN-α2b was discontinued, the narcoleptic-like episodes eradicated. A case report and review of the literature are presented in this article.
March 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297795/-the-potential-use-of-serum-hbv-rna-to-guide-the-functional-cure-of-chronic-hepatitis-b
#16
F M Lu, J Wang, X M Chen, J N Jiang, W H Zhang, J M Zhao, H Ren, J L Hou, N S Xia
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) covalently closed circular DNA (cccDNA) in infected hepatocytes is the main cause of off-therapy viral rebound. The half-life of cccDNA is only 33-50 days, so the conversion of newly synthesized rcDNA to cccDNA in the nucleus is essential for the maintenance of cccDNA pool in infected hepatocytes. Though not directly targeting the existing cccDNA, current nucleos(t)ide analogues (NAs) may exhaust the cccDNA reservoir by blocking the rcDNA formation. Indeed, a prolonged consolidation therapy post loss of serum HBV DNA can achieve sustained remission and thus safe drug discontinuation in a small proportion of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients...
February 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293078/hepatitis-c-infected-patients-need-vitamin-d3-supplementation-in-the-era-of-direct-acting-antivirals-treatment
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EDITORIAL
Yasuteru Kondo
It has been reported that the serum level of vitamin D3 (VitD3) could affect the natural course of chronic hepatitis C (CH-C) and the response to treatment with pegylated interferon (Peg-IFN) and ribavirin. Although several mechanisms for the favorable effects of VitD3 supplementation were reported, the total effect of VitD3 supplementation remains unclear. Previously, we reported that supplementation with 1(OH)VitD3 could enhance the Th1 response inducing not only a favorable immune response for viral eradication but also HCC control...
February 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291736/association-of-vitamin-d-related-genetic-variations-and-treatment-response-to-pegylated-interferon-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b
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Umaporn Limothai, Natthaya Chuaypen, Apichaya Khlaiphuengsin, Salyavit Chittmittraprap, Yong Poovorawan, Pisit Tangkijvanich
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D, a potent immune-modulator, has been linked to the pathogenesis of chronic hepatitis B (CHB). This study was aimed at investigating the association between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in vitamin D-related genes and treatment response to pegylated interferon (PEG-IFN) in patients with CHB. METHODS: A total 275 Thai patients (122 HBeAg-positive and 153 HBeAg-negative CHB) treated with 48-week PEG-IFN were recruited. Virological response (VR) at 48 weeks post treatment was defined as HBeAg seroconversion plus HBV DNA <2,000 IU/mL for HBeAg-positive CHB and HBV DNA <2,000 IU/mL for HBeAg-negative CHB...
March 14, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274240/effect-of-48-week-pegylated-interferon-%C3%AE-2a-or-nucleos-t-ide-analogue-therapy-on-renal-function-in-chinese-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b
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Ye Zhang, Wei-Lu Zhang, Xiao-Wen Pang, Lin-Xu Wang, Xin Wei, Chang-Xing Huang, Xue-Fan Bai, Shuai Han, Lin-Na Liu, Jian-Qi Lian
BACKGROUND: Controversy remains as to whether antiviral agents contribute to renal dysfunction in patients with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. Thus, the aim of study was to analyze the changes in renal function of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients in response to anti-HBV therapy and the association with treatments. METHOD: We performed a retrospective observational cohort study to investigate factors associated with renal function in 249 Chinese CHB patients who were treated with pegylated interferon α-2a (PEG-IFN-α-2a) or nucleos(t)ide analogues for 48 weeks...
March 9, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259968/differences-in-ip%C3%A2-10-tlr4-and-irf5-3-between-svr-and-non%C3%A2-svr-hcv%C3%A2-1-patients-treated-with-peg%C3%A2-ifn-and-ribavirin
#20
Min Zhang, Yongfang Jiang, Xinqiang Xiao, Milin Peng, Feng Peng, Guozhong Gong
The present study aimed to investigate alterations in Toll‑like receptor 4 (TLR4), interferon regulatory factor 5 (IRF5) and interferon‑γ‑inducible protein‑10 (IP‑10), and evaluate whether these factors may be associated with a sustained virological response (SVR) among patients with hepatitis C virus genotype‑1 (HCV‑1) who were treated with peginterferon plus ribavirin (PEG‑IFN‑RBV). A total of 31 Chinese patients infected with HCV‑1 were enrolled in the present study and 25 patients obtained SVR...
April 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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