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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766018/usefulness-of-simultaneous-screening-for-hiv-and-hepatitis-c-specific-antibodies-and-hepatitis-b-surface-antigen-by-capillary-based-multiplex-immunochromatographic-rapid-test-to-strengthen-prevention-strategies-and-linkage-to-care-in-childbearing-aged-women
#1
Ralph-Sydney Mboumba Bouassa, Zita Aleyo Nodjikouambaye, Damtheou Sadjoli, Ali Mahamat Moussa, Chatte Adawaye, Donato Koyalta, Laurent Bélec
Childbearing-aged women (n = 266) attending a gynecological clinic in Chad were subjected to multiplex immunochromatographic rapid test for HIV, hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV). Ten (3.7%) and 8 (3.0%) were seropositive for HIV and HCV, respectively, and 20 (7.5%) for HBV surface antigen, allowing diagnosis of chronic viral infections in 1 of 7 (14.3%) women.
May 2018: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758235/innovation-and-trends-in-the-development-and-approval-of-antiviral-medicines-1987-2017-and-beyond
#2
REVIEW
Shuvam Chaudhuri, Julian A Symons, Jerome Deval
2017 marked the 30th anniversary of the approval of zidovudine (AZT) as the first HIV/AIDS therapy. Since then, more than eighty antiviral drugs have received FDA approval, half of which treat HIV infection. Here, we provide a retrospective analysis of approved antiviral drugs, including therapeutics against other major chronic infections such as hepatitis B and C, and herpes viruses, over the last thirty years. During this time, only a few drugs were approved to treat acute viral infections, mainly influenza...
May 11, 2018: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738011/prevalence-of-hepatitis-b-c-and-hiv-among-patients-attending-a-teaching-dental-hospital-a-7-year-retrospective-study-from-the-united-arab-emirates
#3
Suhail H Al-Amad
OBJECTIVES: To determine the seroprevalence and case characteristics of hepatitis B, C and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and their transmissibility from patients to dental personnel following percutaneous and mucocutaneous injuries. METHODS: All incidents of sharp and splash injuries reported between January 2010 and January 2017 were retrospectively reviewed and analyzed. Descriptive statistics were calculated using the Statistical Package for the Social Science (SPSS)...
May 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728911/nanoparticle-vaccines-against-viral-infections
#4
REVIEW
Fernando B Sulczewski, Raquel B Liszbinski, Pedro R T Romão, Luiz Carlos Rodrigues Junior
Despite numerous efforts, we still do not have prophylactic vaccines for many clinically relevant viruses, such as HIV, hepatitis C virus, Zika virus, and respiratory syncytial virus. Several factors have contributed to the current lack of effective vaccines, including the high rate of viral mutation, low immunogenicity of recombinant viral antigens, instability of viral antigenic proteins administered in vivo, sophisticated mechanisms of viral immune evasion, and inefficient induction of mucosal immunity by vaccine models studied to date...
May 4, 2018: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722445/review-article-the-prevention-of-hepatitis-b-related-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#5
REVIEW
C-L Lin, J-H Kao
BACKGROUND: Ample evidence indicates an aetiological association of persistent hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Several viral, host and external risk factors for the development of HBV-related HCC have been documented. AIMS: To summarise and discuss the risk stratification and the preventive strategies of HBV-related HCC. METHODS: Recent published studies identified from PubMed were comprehensively reviewed...
May 3, 2018: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716442/2017-european-guideline-for-the-screening-prevention-and-initial-management-of-hepatitis-b-and-c-infections-in-sexual-health-settings
#6
Gary Brook, Norbert Brockmeyer, Thijs van de Laar, Sven Schellberg, Andrew J Winter
This guideline updates the 2010 European guideline for the management of hepatitis B and C virus infections. It is primarily intended to provide advice on testing, prevention and initial management of viral hepatitis B and C for clinicians working in sexual health clinical settings in European countries. The guideline is in a new question and answer format based on clinical situations, from which population/intervention/comparison/outcome questions were formulated. Updates cover areas such as epidemiology, point-of-care tests for hepatitis B, hepatitis C risk and 'chemsex', and HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis and hepatitis B...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713126/naturally-occurring-hepatitis-b-virus-reverse-transcriptase-mutations-related-to-potential-antiviral-drug-resistance-and-liver-disease-progression
#7
REVIEW
Yu-Min Choi, So-Young Lee, Bum-Joon Kim
The annual number of deaths caused by hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related disease, including cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), is estimated as 887000. The reported prevalence of HBV reverse transcriptase (RT) mutation prior to treatment is varied and the impact of preexisting mutations on the treatment of naïve patients remains controversial, and primarily depends on geographic factors, HBV genotypes, HBeAg serostatus, HBV viral loads, disease progression, intergenotypic recombination and co-infection with HIV...
April 28, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29692581/cluster-of-differentiation-4-t-cell-counts-and-human-immunodeficiency-virus-1-viral-load-in-patients-coinfected-with-hepatitis-b-virus-and-hepatitis-c-virus
#8
Sakshee Gupta, Bharti Malhotra, Jitendra Kumar Tiwari, Prabhu Dayal Khandelwal, Rakesh Kumar Maheshwari
BACKGROUND: Coinfections of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) with hepatitis viruses may affect the progress of disease and response to therapy. OBJECTIVES: To study the incidence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) coinfections in HIV-positive patients and their influence on HIV-1 viral load and cluster of differentiation 4+ (CD4+) T-cell counts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This pilot study was done on 179 HIV-positive patients attending antiretroviral therapy (ART) centre...
April 2018: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688317/hiv-and-viral-hepatitis-among-imprisoned-key-populations
#9
Andrea L Wirtz, Ping T Yeh, Natalie L Flath, Chris Beyrer, Kate Dolan
Prisons and other closed facilities create opportunities for transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and viral hepatitis during detention and after release. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of peer-reviewed publications (2005-2015) to describe the prevalence of HIV, hepatitis C virus, and hepatitis B virus among key populations in prisons worldwide and to compare estimates of infection with those of other prison populations. Most data were reported for people who inject drugs (PWID; n = 72) and for men who have sex with men (MSM; n = 21); few data were reported on sex workers (SW; n = 6), or transgender women (n = 2)...
April 21, 2018: Epidemiologic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682306/anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-levels-are-reduced-in-women-living-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-compared-to-control-women-a-case-control-study-from-copenhagen-denmark
#10
EDITORIAL
Maria Wessman, Anne-Sofie Korsholm, Janne Gasseholm Bentzen, Anders Nyboe Andersen, Magnus Glindvad Ahlström, Terese Lea Katzenstein, Nina Weis
Objectives: Anti-müllerian hormone (AMH) is a marker of ovarian reserve. The purpose of this study was to compare AMH in women living with HIV with an age-matched control group of HIV-uninfected women, and to identify possible variables associated with decreasing AMH levels in women living with HIV. Methods: AMH was measured in frozen EDTA samples from 84 white women living with HIV, aged 20 -40 years, with fully suppressed HIV RNA viral loads for at least 6 months and no hepatitis B or C virus co-infection...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Virus Eradication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673190/the-role-of-mirnas-in-virus-mediated-oncogenesis
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REVIEW
Zuzana Vojtechova, Ruth Tachezy
To date, viruses are reported to be responsible for more than 15% of all tumors worldwide. The oncogenesis could be influenced directly by the activity of viral oncoproteins or by the chronic infection or inflammation. The group of human oncoviruses includes Epstein–Barr virus (EBV), human papillomavirus (HPV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) or polyomaviruses, and transregulating retroviruses such as HIV or HTLV-1. Most of these viruses express short noncoding RNAs called miRNAs to regulate their own gene expression or to influence host gene expression and thus contribute to the carcinogenic processes...
April 17, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629677/blood-and-virus-detection-on-barber-clippers
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Z Spengane, S Korsman, K Mkentane, L M Davids, W Zemanay, M Africa, S Mbhele, M Nicol, F Gumedze, D Ngwanya, N P Khumalo
BACKGROUND: Bleeding from the popular clean-shave 'chiskop' haircut was recently reported as prevalent in South Africa (SA), a country with 6.9 million HIV-infected people. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the prevalence of barber hair clipper contamination with blood and HIV and hepatitis B viruses. METHODS: Fifty barbers from three townships in Cape Town, SA, were invited to participate. One clipper from each barber was collected immediately after it had been used for a clean-shave haircut...
March 28, 2018: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608685/dolutegravir-based-maintenance-monotherapy-versus-dual-therapy-with-lamivudine-a-planned-24-week-analysis-of-the-dolam-randomized-clinical-trial
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Jose L Blanco, Jhon Rojas, Roger Paredes, Eugenia Negredo, Josep Mallolas, Maria Casadella, Bonaventura Clotet, Jose M Gatell, Elisa de Lazzari, Esteban Martinez
Background: No controlled comparisons between dolutegravir/lamivudine or dolutegravir maintenance therapy have been done. We hypothesized that these options would have similar efficacy to triple ART. Methods: We used an open-label non-inferiority randomized controlled trial comprising two phases: phase A was established to test that experimental arms did not have an unacceptable (≥5%) failure rate; phase B was intended to include the full number of patients followed for 48 weeks...
March 28, 2018: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29558354/-the-changing-face-of-medium-sized-vasculitis
#14
Jolanta Parada-Turska, Monika Turska
Polyarteritis nodosa is a systemic necrotizing vasculitis which predominantly affects medium-sized arteries. It is a rare disease nowadays. Both the nomenclature and the classification of polyarteritis nodosa was amended several times in the past. Currently, there is a distinction between the primary form described as classical polyarteritis nodosa and other forms that are associated with their probable cause e.g. with viral hepatitis B, C or HIV infection. Moreover, polyarteritis-like necrotizing vasculitis can appear in the course of genetic diseases caused by mutations in single genes...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29547874/an-analysis-of-the-predictive-value-of-the-hiv-ag-ab-screening-assay-within-the-performance-characteristics-of-the-diasorin-liaison-xl-for-the-detection-of-blood-borne-viruses
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Khoa T D Thai, Hannelore Götz, Bibi C G C Slingerland, Janienne Klaasse, Martin Schutten, Corine H GeurtsvanKessel
BACKGROUND: Correct identification of blood borne viral infections, such as hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is crucial in detection and follow up of infection in patients. OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the diagnostic performance of the DiaSorin LIAISON XL (LIAISON XL) for screening of HBV, HCV and HIV infection. In addition, we investigated the variability of the signal-to-cuttoff ratio (S/CO) of the LIAISON XL HIV Ag/Ab assay and it's predictive value in subsequent confirmation of HIV-1 infection...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530841/tlr7-agonists-display-potent-antiviral-effects-against-norovirus-infection-via-innate-stimulation
#16
Daniel Enosi Tuipulotu, Natalie E Netzler, Jennifer H Lun, Jason M Mackenzie, Peter A White
Norovirus infections are a significant health and economic burden globally, accounting for hundreds of millions of cases of acute gastroenteritis every year. In the absence of an approved norovirus vaccine, there is an urgent need to develop antivirals to treat chronic infections, and provide prophylactic therapy to limit viral spread during epidemics and pandemics. Toll-like receptor (TLR) agonists have been explored widely for their antiviral potential and several are progressing through clinical trials for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV) and as adjuvants for norovirus virus-like particle (VLP) vaccines...
March 12, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29529682/-second-austrian-consensus-on-the-safe-use-of-anti-tnf%C3%AE-antibodies-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
#17
Wolfgang Miehsler, Clemens Dejaco, Hans-Peter Gröchenig, Harry Fuchssteiner, Christoph Högenauer, Lili Kazemi-Shirazi, Harald Maier, Andreas Mayer, Alexander Moschen, Walter Reinisch, Wolfgang Petritsch, Reingard Platzer, Pius Steiner, Herbert Tilg, Harald Vogelsang, Heimo Wenzl, Gottfried Novacek
Anti-TNFα-antibodies have revolutionized the therapy of inflammatory bowel diseases and other immune-mediated inflammatory diseases. Due to the increasing application of these substances, the Working Group of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases of the Austrian Association of Gastroenterology and Hepatology intended to update their consensus report on the safe use of Infliximab (published in 2010) and to enlarge its scope to cover all anti-TNFα-antibodies. The present consensus report summarizes the current evidence on the safe use of anti-TNFα-antibodies and covers the following topics: general risk of infection, bacterial infections (i...
March 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528865/autoimmune-manifestations-of-infections
#18
Luis J Jara, Gabriela Medina, Miguel A Saavedra
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide an update about the interactions between infections and autoimmune diseases (AIDs), from the molecular perspective to the clinical spectrum and the differentiation between infection and disease activity. RECENT FINDINGS: Any kind of infection may modify the innate and adaptive immune response through the following mechanisms: molecular mimicry, superantigens, epitope spreading and B-cell activation. The consequence is the overproduction of antibodies shared with those found in AIDs...
March 9, 2018: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29512949/-viral-arthritis
#19
Camille Zambaz, Diana Dan
Arthritis and arthralgia during a viral infection are often polyarticular and symmetric and can mimic rheumatoid arthritis. Depending on germs, others signs and symptoms as fever, cutaneous rash (Parvovirus B19) or jaundice (hepatitis) can be present. Worldwide most common germs are Parvovirus B19, hepatitis B and C, HIV and alphavirus. There are significant differences throughout the world and epidemiology continues to evolve with a progression of vector-borne infections. Diagnosis of viral arthritis is often difficult and is based on epidemiological, clinical and serological data...
March 7, 2018: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29488707/the-hephiv-2017-conference-in-malta-joining-forces-for-the-earlier-diagnosis-of-hiv-and-viral-hepatitis
#20
REVIEW
D Raben, M Hoekstra, I Sperle, A J Amato Gauci, C Gauci, B West, A Sullivan, J V Lazarus, T Platteau, J K Rockstroh
OBJECTIVES: The objective of the article is to provide an overview of the results of the HepHIV 2017 Conference organized by the HIV in Europe initiative under the Maltese EU Presidency in January 2017. METHODS: A thourough review of all conference presentations (oral and poster presentations) was performed to retrieve the key outcomes of the conference. RESULTS: The key result from the conference was a call to action summarising key priorities in HIV and viral hepatitis testing and linkage to care...
February 2018: HIV Medicine
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