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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523305/the-impact-of-liver-steatosis-on-early-and-sustained-treatment-response-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients
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Alice Elena Găman, Anca Marilena Ungureanu, Adriana Turculeanu, Dan IonuŢ Gheonea, Andrei Ioan Drocaş, George Mitroi, Maria DobriŢoiu, Maria Victoria Comănescu, Andreea Doriana Stănculescu, Ramona Cioboată, Claudiu Florin Jieanu, Paul Ioan Tomescu
Steatosis is a frequent feature of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Steatosis may be an important cofactor in both accelerating fibrosis and increasing liver necroinflammatory activity in chronic hepatitis C. The main objective of this study was the evaluation of biological response rates, early viral response, sustained viral response in patients with chronic hepatitis C treated with Interferon-alpha (IFN-α), Pegylated (PEG)-IFN-α2a or -α2b plus Ribavirin and to relate it to the presence of hepatic steatosis...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522204/peg-interferon-plus-nucleotide-analogue-treatment-versus-no-treatment-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-with-a-low-viral-load-a-randomised-controlled-open-label-trial
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Annikki de Niet, Louis Jansen, Femke Stelma, Sophie B Willemse, Sjoerd D Kuiken, Sebastiaan Weijer, Carin M J van Nieuwkerk, Hans L Zaaijer, Richard Molenkamp, R Bart Takkenberg, Maarten Koot, Joanne Verheij, Ulrich Beuers, Hendrik W Reesink
BACKGROUND: Antiviral treatment is currently not recommended for patients with chronic hepatitis B with a low viral load. However, they might benefit from acquiring a functional cure (hepatitis B surface antigen [HBsAg] loss with or without formation of antibodies against hepatitis B surface antigen [anti-HBs]). We assessed HBsAg loss during peg-interferon-alfa-2a (peg-IFN) and nucleotide analogue combination therapy in patients with chronic hepatitis B with a low viral load. METHODS: In this randomised controlled, open-label trial, patients were enrolled from the Academic Medical Center (AMC), Amsterdam, Netherlands...
May 15, 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511425/early-experience-of-sofosbuvir-based-combination-therapy-in-real-life-cohort-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-infection
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Rajiv Mehta, Mayank Kabrawala, Subhash Nandwani, Rini Tekriwal, Payal Nandania
INTRODUCTION: There is scarcity of data in literature regarding the treatment response with Sofosbuvir (SOF) based therapy in Indian patients with chronic Hepatitis-C Virus (HCV) infection. AIM: This study was designed to observe initial treatment response to SOF based therapy in a "real-life" cohort of Indian patients with HCV infection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a prospective, observational and single center study. A total of 107 patients who were diagnosed with chronic HCV infection and received SOF based treatment between March 2015 and December 2015 were included...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507928/the-role-of-direct-acting-antivirals-in-the-treatment-of-children-with-chronic-hepatitis-c
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Christine Hong Ting Yang, Eric R Yoo, Aijaz Ahmed
In the United States, chronic infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) affects an estimated 0.1-2% of the pediatric population, who are consequently at risk for major complications, including cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, and death. The current standard of treatment for chronic hepatitis C (CHC) in children is pegylated-interferon-alpha (PEG-IFN) in combination with ribavirin. PEG-IFN/ribavirin therapy is approved for children ages 3 and older; however, it is often held from use until adulthood because of its extensive list of potential side effects and high likelihood of causing adverse symptoms...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506030/simeprevir-based-triple-therapy-with-reduced-doses-of-pegylated-interferon-%C3%AE-2a-plus-ribavirin-for-interferon-ineligible-patients-with-genotype-1b-hepatitis-c-virus
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Hideyuki Tamai, Yoshiyuki Ida, Akira Kawashima, Naoki Shingaki, Ryo Shimizu, Kosaku Moribata, Tetsushi Nasu, Takao Maekita, Mikitaka Iguchi, Jun Kato, Taisei Nakao, Masayuki Kitano
Background/Aims: The present study aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of simeprevir-based triple therapy with reduced doses of pegylated interferon (PEG-IFN) and ribavirin for interferon (IFN) ineligible patients, such as elderly and/or cirrhotic patients, and to elucidate the factors contributing to a sustained virologic response (SVR). Methods: One hundred IFN ineligible patients infected with genotype 1b hepatitis C virus (HCV) were treated. Simeprevir (100 mg) was given orally together with reduced doses of PEG-IFN-α 2a (90 μg), and ribavirin (200 mg less than the recommended dose)...
May 17, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504854/the-risk-of-early-occurrence-and-recurrence-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-hepatitis-c-infected-patients-treated-with-direct-acting-antivirals-with-and-without-pegylated-interferon-a-belgian-experience
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Bielen Rob, Christophe Moreno, Hans Van Vlierberghe, Stefan Bourgeois, Jean-Pierre Mulkay, Thomas Vanwolleghem, Wim Verlinden, Christian Brixco, Jochen Decaestecker, Chantal De Galocsy, Filip Janssens, Lode Van Overbeke, Christophe Van Steenkiste, Francois D'Heygere, Mike Cool, Katrien Wuyckens, Frederik Nevens, Geert Robaeys
Recently, concerns were raised of high rates of HCC recurrence in patients treated with direct acting antivirals (DAA) for hepatitis C infection. We investigated the HCC occurrence and recurrence rates within six months after treatment with DAA with or without Pegylated Interferon (PEG-IFN) in real life. This is a retrospective, multicenter cohort trial, executed in 15 hospitals distributed across Belgium. Populations were matched based on fibrosis score (Metavir F3-F4). Patients with a Child-Pugh score ≥ B were excluded...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497489/efficacy-and-safety-of-telaprevir-with-natural-human-interferon-beta-and-ribavirin-in-japanese-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients-with-depression
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Hiromitsu Kumada, Satoshi Mochida, Makoto Nakamuta, Fumitaka Suzuki, Takashi Yagi, Ryuji Takasaki, Masao Okai, Naohiro Kamiya, Yasushi Okada, Saya Hirota, Madori Orihashi, Miyoko Ochi, Kazuaki Chayama
AIMS: To assess the efficacy and safety of telaprevir (TVR) when used in combination with natural human interferon-beta (IFN-beta) and ribavirin (RBV) for the genotype 1 patients with depression as compared to the IFN-beta/RBV therapy in Japan. We also examined the efficacy of the TVR/IFN-beta/RBV therapy in treatment failure genotype 2 patients with depression. METHODS: For the genotype 1 patients, 30 patients received TVR (750 mg every 8 h) for 12 weeks combination with IFN-beta and RBV for 24 weeks (Group A), and 30 received IFN-beta and RBV for 48 weeks (Group B)...
May 11, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487770/add-on-pegylated-interferon-alpha-2a-therapy-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-japanese-patients-treated-with-entecavir
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Hideyuki Tamai, Yoshiyuki Ida, Naoki Shingaki, Ryo Shimizu, Kazuhiro Fukatsu, Masahiro Itonaga, Takeichi Yoshida, Yoshimasa Maeda, Kosaku Moribata, Takao Maekita, Mikitaka Iguchi, Jun Kato, Masayuki Kitano
Entecavir requires long-term administration. Pegylated interferon (PEG-IFN) therapy leads to significant reduction of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBs Ag) levels. This study aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of adding PEG-IFN-α-2a to entecavir toward cessation of entecavir. A total of 23 patients treated with entecavir underwent add-on PEG-IFN-α-2a therapy (90 μg per week) for 48 weeks. Viral response (VR) was defined as more than 50% reduction of baseline hepatitis B surface antigen (HBs Ag) level at 72 weeks from the start of therapy...
2017: Hepatitis Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482405/-efficacy-and-safety-of-pegylated-interferon-%C3%AE-2b-injection-y-shape-40-kd-in-treatment-of-patients-with-genotype-1-6-chronic-hepatitis-c
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B Feng, J Shang, S H Wu, H Chen, Y Han, Y Q Li, D Z Zhang, L F Zhao, S F Wei, Q Mao, C B Yin, T Han, M R Wang, S J Chen, J Li, Q Xie, Z Zhen, Z L Gao, Y X Zhang, G Z Gong, D L Yang, C Pan, J F Sheng, H Tang, Q Ning, G F Shi, J Q Niu, G H Luo, Y T Sun, H You, G Q Wang, L L Zhang, J Peng, Q Zhang, J J Liu, C W Chen, X Y Chen, W Zhao, R H Wang, L Sun, L Wei
Objective: To investigate the efficacy and safety of the new investigational drug pegylated interferon α-2b (Peg-IFN-α-2b) (Y shape, 40 kD) injection (180 µg/week) combined with ribavirin in the treatment of patients with genotype 1/6 chronic hepatitis C (CHC), with standard-dose Peg-IFN-α-2a combined with ribavirin as a positive control. Methods: A multicenter, randomized, open-label, and positive-controlled phase III clinical trial was performed. Eligible patients with genotype 1/6 CHC were screened out and randomly divided into Peg-IFN-α-2b(Y shape, 40kD) group and Peg-IFN-α-2a group at a ratio of 2:1...
March 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482401/-clinical-timing-and-benefit-of-antiviral-treatment-for-hepatitis-c
#10
L C Chen, Q Xie
Current treatments for hepatitis C include pegylated interferon-α (Peg-IFNα) and ribavirin (RBV) combination therapy and direct antiviral agents (DAAs). Antiviral treatment can be initiated after 4 to 6 months of clinical observations for patients with acute infections, but should be started as early as possible for those with chronic infections. However, for patients who are ineligible for Peg-IFN and RBV combination therapy and have no unrestricted access to DAAs, it is advised that they wait for the approval of DAAs in China if their medical condition is under control...
March 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480857/combined-antiviral-treatment-of-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-with-pegylated-interferon-peg-ifn-%C3%AE-2a-pegferon-and-ribavirin-copegus-in-inmates
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E Vashakidze, T Imnadze
The aim of the study was to assess the impact of combined antiviral therapy in prisoners with HCV. In total, 210 patients with chronic C hepatitis have been observed. The patients were divided into 3 groups according to HCV genotype: Group I: - 70 patients infected with genotype 1a/1b; Group II: - 70 patients infected with genotype 2a/2b; Group III: - 70 patients infected with genotype 3a. As for the patients with genotype I: RVR - rapid virological response was negative in 100%; EVR - early virological response was negative in 99%; EOT - end of treatment results was negative in 94% and SVR- sustained virologic response was negative in 91%...
March 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480195/alpha-interferon-treatment-in-hepatitis-b
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REVIEW
Aaron Shu Jeng Woo, Raymond Kwok, Taufique Ahmed
Pegylated interferon-α (PEG-IFN-α) is a first line option in the treatment of chronic hepatitis B. Compared with nucleos(t)ide analogues (NAs), therapy with PEG-IFN-α has the advantages of finite treatment duration and higher rates of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg) seroconversion, but the disadvantage of greater adverse effects. Choosing PEG-IFN-α requires careful evaluation of the likelihood of achieving a sustained off-treatment response. Sustained off-treatment response with PEG-IFN-α can be predicted by baseline factors in HBeAg positive disease...
April 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477061/chronic-hepatitis-c-treatment-in-patients-with-drug-injection-history-findings-of-the-integrate-prospective-observational-study
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Geert Robaeys, Stefan Christensen, Damien Lucidarme, Amber Arain, Philip Bruggmann, Jan Kunkel, Sofia Keim, Martin Jäkel, Ralph DeMasi, Chris Liu, Isabelle Lonjon-Domanec, Graham R Foster
INTRODUCTION: People who inject drugs represent an under-treated chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected patient population. METHODS: INTEGRATE was a prospective, observational study investigating the effectiveness, safety, and adherence in routine clinical practice to telaprevir in combination with peg-interferon and ribavirin (Peg-IFN/RBV) in patients with history of injecting drug use chronically infected with genotype 1 HCV. RESULTS: A total of 46 patients were enrolled and included in the intent-to-treat (ITT) population...
May 5, 2017: Infectious Diseases and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475232/safety-and-efficacy-of-sofosbuvir-based-daa-regimens-for-hepatitis-c-virus-genotypes-1-4-and-6-in-myanmar-real-world-experience
#14
Naomi Khaing Than Hlaing, Robert A Mitrani, Soe Thu Aung, Wai Wai Phyo, Marina Serper, A Mi Mi Kyaw, Aung Hlaing Bwa, Khin Maung Win, K Rajender Reddy
This open-label, clinical experience investigated the safety and efficacy of direct-acting antiviral (DAA) Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) therapy in Myanmar. 344 patients completed treatment between June 2015 and May 2016. Patients with HCV genotypes 1 - 4 and 6 received one of four treatments: (1) Peg-interferon (PEG-IFN) + Sofosbuvir (SOF) + Ribavirin (RBV) for 12 weeks, (2) SOF + RBV for 24 weeks, (3) Ledipasvir (LDV) + SOF for 12 weeks, or (4) Daclatasvir (DCV) + SOF + RBV for 12 or 24 weeks. Genotype 3 was most common (n = 133, 38...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467359/long-term-follow-up-of-resistance-associated-substitutions-in-hepatitis-c-virus-in-patients-in-which-direct-acting-antiviral-based-therapy-failed
#15
Kanako Yoshida, Hoang Hai, Akihiro Tamori, Yuga Teranishi, Ritsuzo Kozuka, Hiroyuki Motoyama, Etsushi Kawamura, Atsushi Hagihara, Sawako Uchida-Kobayashi, Hiroyasu Morikawa, Masaru Enomoto, Yoshiki Murakami, Norifumi Kawada
We evaluated the transition of dominant resistance-associated substitutions (RASs) in hepatitis C virus during long-term follow-up after the failure of DAAs (direct acting antivirals)-based therapy. RASs in non-structure (NS)3/4A, NS5A, NS5B, and deletions in NS5A from 20 patients who failed simeprevir/pegylated-interferon/ribavirin (SMV/PEG-IFN/RBV) and 25 patients who failed daclatasvir/asunaprevir (DCV/ASV) treatment were examined by direct sequencing. With respect to SMV/PEG-IFN/RBV treatment, RAS was detected at D168 in NS3/4A but not detected in NS5A and NS5B at treatment failure in 16 of 20 patients...
May 3, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442915/efficacy-and-safety-outcomes-of-sofosbuvir-based-treatment-regimens-for-hepatitis-c-virus-infected-patients-with-or-without-cirrhosis-from-phase-iii-clinical-trials
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REVIEW
Young-Mo Yang, Eun Joo Choi
BACKGROUND: With the appearance of oral direct-acting antivirals (DAAs), the field of hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment has been dramatically changed. This evolution makes possible for all oral treatments to be available for the treatment of HCV-infected patients. The aims of this review were to report the efficacy and safety of sofosbuvir (SOF)-based regimens for the treatment of patients with chronic HCV infection and to provide our clinical perspectives on these regimens. METHODS: A literature search of clinical studies published in PubMed and posted on ClinicalTrials...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430385/significant-reductions-in-alcohol-use-after-hepatitis-c-treatment-results-from-the-french-anrs-co13-hepavih-cohort
#17
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
#18
Itziar Oyagüez, 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
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