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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723711/epidemiology-of-autoimmune-and-inflammatory-diseases-in-a-french-nationwide-hiv-cohort
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D Lebrun, M Hentzien, L Cuzin, D Rey, V Joly, L Cotte, C Allavena, P Dellamonica, A Servettaz, F Bani-Sadr
HIV infection and inflammatory and autoimmune diseases (IAD) are both related to immune dysfunction. Epidemiological data on IAD in patients living with HIV (PLHIV) are scarce. The aim of this study was thus to estimate the prevalence of 26 IAD among PLHIV followed in a large French multicenter cohort in the cART era (from January 2000 to July 2013), and to describe their occurrence according to cART onset, the immuno-virological status of patients and HCV and/or HBV co-infection.During the study period, 33 403 PLHIV were included in the Dat'AIDS cohort; 1381 patients with an IAD were identified...
July 18, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721344/exploring-patient-characteristics-and-barriers-to-hepatitis-c-treatment-in-patients-on-opioid-substitution-treatment-attending-a-community-based-fibro-scanning-clinic
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Des Crowley, Walter Cullen, Eamon Laird, John S Lambert, Tina Mc Hugh, Carol Murphy, Marie Claire Van Hout
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a major public health issue. There is substandard uptake in HCV assessment and treatment among people who inject drugs (PWID). Community fibroscanning is used to assess disease severity and target treatment. METHODS: A survey was administered to a cohort of chronically HCV infected patients attending a community fibroscanning clinic. Questions targeted diagnosis of HCV, suitability, willingness and barriers to engagement in treatment...
June 2017: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714196/impact-of-an-electronic-health-record-alert-in-primary-care-on-increasing-hepatitis-c-screening-and-curative-treatment-for-baby-boomers
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Monica A Konerman, Mary Thomson, Kristen Gray, Meghan Moore, Hetal Choxi, Elizabeth Seif, Anna Sf Lok
Despite effective treatment for chronic hepatitis C (CHC), deficiencies in diagnosis and access preclude disease elimination. Screening of baby boomers remains low. The aims of this study were to assess the impact of an electronic health record (EHR) based prompt on HCV screening rates in baby boomers in primary care, and access to specialty care and treatment among those newly diagnosed. We implemented an EHR based "Best Practice Advisory" (BPA) that prompted primary care providers (PCPs) to perform HCV screening for patients seen in primary care clinic: 1) born between 1945-1965; 2) lacked a prior diagnosis of HCV infection; and 3) lacked prior documented anti-HCV testing...
July 17, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711012/osteopontin-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-possible-biomarker-for-diagnosis-and-follow-up
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Manuela Cabiati, Melania Gaggini, Maria Michela Cesare, Chiara Caselli, Paolo De Simone, Franco Filipponi, Giuseppina Basta, Amalia Gastaldelli, Silvia Del Ry
Recently osteopontin (OPN), a protein of the extracellular matrix, has generated in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) a significant interest as a prognostic factor. Aim of this study was to confirm, in liver tissues of subjects with HCV-positive HCC undergoing liver transplantation (RL, n=10) and of donors (DL, n=14), the increase of OPN plasma and tissue concentration, the OPN splicing isoforms expression profiling together with those of thrombin, and to evaluate a possible association between OPN measurements...
July 12, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700530/retrospective-study-of-patients-on-etanercept-therapy-for-rheumatic-diseases-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus
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Nisarg P Gandhi, Augustine M Manadan, Joel A Block
OBJECTIVE: Treatment of rheumatic diseases with concurrent hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a therapeutic challenge. Etanercept has no known hepatotoxicity; however there is a concern for worsening of HCV infection-related liver disease due to immunosuppressive action of the drug. Here, we retrospectively assessed the safety of etanercept in rheumatologic disease in patients with chronic HCV. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted in patients with chronic HCV infection who received etanercept for diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700364/helicobacter-pylori-infection-among-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
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Joanna Pogorzelska, Magda Łapińska, Alicja Kalinowska, Tadeusz W Łapiński, Robert Flisiak
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Inflammatory changes in the stomach caused by Helicobacter pylori indirectly and directly affect liver function. Moreover, the bacteria may worsen the course of the liver cirrhosis. The study aimed at evaluating the incidence of H. pylori infection among patients with liver cirrhosis, depending on the etiology and injury stage, scored according to Child-Pugh classification. Stage of esophageal varices and endoscopic inflammatory lesions in the stomach were evaluated, depending on the presence of H...
July 11, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697228/lichenoid-dermatitis-from-interferon-alpha-2a-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-and-seronegative-hcv
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Amelia E Bush, Sharon R Hymes, Sirunya Silapunt
<p>Cutaneous reactions to interferon, including a lichenoid drug reaction, are most commonly reported in patients undergoing treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. There have been case reports of interferon-induced lichen planus in seronegative HCV patients with lymphoproliferative disorders and melanoma. We report the case of a 71-year-old man undergoing treatment with interferon for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) who developed an eruption 2 months after starting interferon. Clinical and histological findings from biopsies supported a diagnosis of interferon-induced lichen planus...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692208/hcv-antigen-instead-of-rna-testing-to-diagnose-acute-hcv-in-patients-treated-in-the-dutch-acute-hcv-in-hiv-study
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Sebastiaan J Hullegie, Corine H GeurtsvanKessel, Annemiek A van der Eijk, Chris Ramakers, Bart J A Rijnders
INTRODUCTION: Affordable and sensitive screening methods for acute hepatitis C (HCV) are necessary to successfully intervene in the current HCV epidemic among HIV-positive men having sex with men. HCV core antigen (Ag) testing has been proven effective in diagnosing chronic HCV-infected patients at low costs. We studied the characteristics of HCV Ag testing in acute HCV-infected HIV-positive patients. Methods Plasma samples were selected from acutely HCV genotype 1-infected patients treated with peginterferon, ribavirin and boceprevir in the Dutch Acute HCV in HIV Study...
June 30, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687481/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-hiv-hepatitis-b-and-hepatitis-c-in-people-with-severe-mental-illness-a-total-population-study-of-sweden
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Clarissa Bauer-Staeb, Lena Jörgensen, Glyn Lewis, Christina Dalman, David P J Osborn, Joseph F Hayes
BACKGROUND: Severe mental illness is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. The elevated risk of blood-borne viruses (BBVs) in people with severe mental illness is of concern, but the full extent of this problem is unclear. We aimed to determine the prevalence of and risk factors for BBVs in people with severe mental illness. METHODS: In this nationwide, population-based, cross-sectional study, we estimated the point prevalence of HIV, hepatitis B (HBV), and hepatitis C (HCV) in people with severe mental illness, including the total adult (≥18 years) Swedish population...
July 4, 2017: Lancet Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686707/molecular-characterization-of-occult-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-in-patients-with-end-stage-liver-disease-in-colombia
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Julio Cesar Rendon, Fabian Cortes-Mancera, Juan Carlos Restrepo-Gutierrez, Sergio Hoyos, Maria-Cristina Navas
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) occult infection (OBI) is a risk factor to be taken into account in transfusion, hemodialysis and organ transplantation. The aim of this study was to identify and characterize at the molecular level OBI cases in patients with end-stage liver disease. METHODS: Sixty-six liver samples were obtained from patients with diagnosis of end-stage liver disease submitted to liver transplantation in Medellin (North West, Colombia). Samples obtained from patients who were negative for the surface antigen of HBV (n = 50) were tested for viral DNA detection by nested PCR for ORFs S, C, and X and confirmed by Southern-Blot...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684103/late-hepatitis-b-and-c-diagnosis-in-relation-to-disease-decompensation-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma-development
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Hasina Samji, Amanda Yu, Margot Kuo, Maryam Alavi, Ryan Woods, Maria Alvarez, Gregory J Dore, Mark Tyndall, Mel Krajden, Naveed Z Janjua
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: We measured the timing of HBV and HCV diagnoses relative to detection of decompensated cirrhosis (DC) and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) as an indicator of late hepatitis diagnosis. METHODS: HBV and HCV diagnoses were defined relative to the diagnosis of DC or HCC such that HBV/HCV diagnoses within two years prior, at the time of or after HCC or DC diagnosis were considered late. We performed multivariable logistic regression to assess factors associated with late HBV/HCV diagnoses among those with DC or HCC...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680838/utility-of-electronic-medical-record-based-fibrosis-scores-in-predicting-advanced-cirrhosis-in-patients-with-hepatitic-c-virus-infection
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Mohammad Qasim Khan, Vijay Anand, Norbert Hessefort, Ammar Hassan, Alya Ahsan, Amnon Sonnenberg, Claus J Fimmel
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether advanced cirrhosis - defined by the detection of nodular liver contours or portal venous collaterals on imaging studies - could be predicted by fibrosis algorithms, calculated using laboratory and demographic features extracted from patients' electronic medical records. To this end, we compared seven EMR-based fibrosis scores with liver imaging studies in a cohort of HCV patients. METHODS: A search of our health system's patient data warehouse identified 867 patients with chronic HCV infection...
March 2017: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679992/chemotherapy-for-a-child-with-relapsed-acute-myeloid-leukemia-complicated-with-persistent-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
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Shunsuke Kimura, Shinsuke Hirabayashi, Daisuke Hasegawa, Wakako Sumiya, Megumi Seya, Toshihiro Matsui, Yuri Yoshimoto, Yosuke Hosoya, Nobuyoshi Mori, Akira Matsui, Atsushi Manabe
An 8-year-old Mongolian female was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and treated at a hospital in Mongolia according to the BFM-AML2004 SR protocol. Although complete remission (CR) was achieved, chemotherapy was interrupted because of shortage of drugs. The patient moved to Japan 7 months after diagnosis. Screening for viral infection revealed the presence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody and RNA. At 11 months after initial diagnosis, the patient experienced bone marrow relapse and a RUNX1-RUNX1T1 fusion transcript was detected...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679981/compliance-and-problems-with-the-surveillance-program-for-hcc-diagnosis
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Jun-Ichi Okano, Yukako Matsuki, Ran Nagahara, Masashi Yamane, Toshiaki Okamoto, Ken-Ichi Miyoshi, Tomomitsu Matono, Kenji Ohyama, Keiko Hosho, Hajime Isomoto
We conducted a multicenter retrospective study for evaluating the background of and diagnostic opportunity for 651 patients with primary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The etiologies were hepatitis B virus (HBV) in 20.0% of patients, hepatitis C virus (HCV) in 36.3%, and non-B non-C (NBNC) in 43.5%. The characteristics of non-alcoholic NBNC HCC patients included low frequency of liver cirrhosis and high frequency of life style-related diseases. The mean diameter of HCC was approximately 4cm. Most patients were diagnosed using ultrasonography and dynamic computed tomography (CT)...
2017: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674736/the-impact-of-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-on-90-day-outcomes-following-major-orthopaedic-surgery-a-propensity-matched-analysis
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Ritam Chowdhury, Muhammad Ali Chaudhary, Daniel J Sturgeon, Wei Jiang, Allan L Yau, Tracey P Koehlmoos, Adil H Haider, Andrew J Schoenfeld
INTRODUCTION: The impact of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection on outcomes following major orthopaedic interventions, such as joint arthroplasty or spine surgery, has not been effectively studied in the past. Most prior studies are impaired by small samples, limited surveillance for adverse events, or the potential for selection bias to confound results. In this context, we sought to evaluate the impact of HCV infection on 90-day outcomes following joint arthroplasty or spine surgery using propensity-matched techniques...
July 3, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673855/immiscible-phase-filter-extraction-and-equivalent-amplification-of-genotypes-1-6-of-hepatitis-c-rna-the-building-blocks-for-point-of-care-diagnosis
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Mário F Neto, Matthew A Butzler, Jennifer L Reed, Xiang Rui, Mark J Fisher, David M Kelso, Sally M McFall
The lack of hepatitis C virus (HCV) diagnostic tests designed for use in decentralized settings is a major obstacle for providing access to treatment and prevention services particularly in low and middle income countries. Here we describe the development and validation of two building blocks of the HCV Quant Assay, a test in development for point-of-care use: 1) an RT-qPCR assay with noncompetitive internal control that equivalently detects the 6 major HCV genotypes and 2) an automated sample prep method using immiscible phase filter technology...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670882/circulating-hypermethylated-rassf1a-as-a-molecular-biomarker-for-diagnosis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Lamiaa A Mansour, Maissa El Raziky, Amal A Mohamed, Enas H Mahmoud, Sherif Hamdy, Enas H El Sayed
Background: Detection of circulating DNA can be applied for the diagnosis of many malignant neoplasms, including the hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The molecular pathogenesis of HCC is complex, involving different genetic and epigenetic alterations, chromosomal aberrations, gene mutations and altered molecular pathways. RASSF1A is a well-established tumor suppressor gene which suffers frequent inactivation due to promoter hypermethylation of CPG islands in multiple tumors including HCC, resulting in the reduction or loss of gene expression...
June 25, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668338/-analysis-of-prenatal-abuse-in-catalonia-between-the-years-2011-and-2014
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Jordi Garcia Garcia, Elena Campistol Mas, María Ángeles López-Vilchez, María José Morcillo Buscato, Antonio Mur Sierra
INTRODUCTION: Foetal abuse is that intentional or negligent act that causes a harmful effect to the foetus. It is a type of abuse difficult to diagnose and handle. Some indicators of suspicion are the absence of gestational control, the maternal consumption of toxic substances, or the problematic maternal social environment. OBJECTIVE: To analyse the cases of foetal abuse registered in Catalonia between 2011 and 2014 to identify the risk profile. METHODS: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted on a sample of 222 cases of prenatal abuse registered in Catalonia between 2011 and 2014...
June 28, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658438/effectiveness-and-safety-of-first-generation-protease-inhibitors-in-real-world-patients-with-hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-1-infection-in-brazil-a-multicenter-study
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Luciana Azevedo Callefi, Cristiane Alves Villela-Nogueira, Simone de Barros Tenore, Dimas Carnaúba-Júnior, Henrique Sérgio Moraes Coelho, Paulo de Tarso A Pinto, Letícia Cancella Nabuco, Mário Guimarães Pessoa, Maria Lucia Cardoso Gomes Ferraz, Paulo Roberto Abrão Ferreira, Ana de Lourdes Candolo Martinelli, Silvana Gama Florencio Chachá, Adalgisa de Souza Paiva Ferreira, Alessandra Porto de Macedo Bisio, Carlos Eduardo Brandão-Mello, Mário Reis Álvares-Da-Silva, Tânia Reuter, Claudia Alexandra Pontes Ivantes, Renata de Mello Perez, Maria Cássia Jacintho Mendes-Correa
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of first-generation protease inhibitors for the treatment of genotype 1 hepatitis C virus-infected patients at Brazilian reference centers. METHODS: This multicenter cross-sectional study included hepatitis C virus genotype 1 monoinfected patients treated with Peg-interferon, ribavirin, and either boceprevir (n=158) or telaprevir (n=557) between July 2013 and April 2014 at 15 reference centers in Brazil. Demographic, clinical, virological, and adverse events data were collected during treatment and follow-up...
June 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656273/network-analysis-of-hbv%C3%A2-and-hcv%C3%A2-induced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-based-on-random-forest-and-monte-carlo-cross%C3%A2-validation
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Shan-Na Zhao, Ling-Ling Liu, Zhi-Ping Lv, Xiao-Hua Wang, Cheng-Hong Wang
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the leading causes of cancer‑associated mortality worldwide. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) are two common risk factors for HCC. The majority of patients with HCC present at an advanced stage and are refractory to therapy. It is important to identify a method for efficient diagnosis at early stage. In the present study gene expression profile data, generated from microarray data, were pretreated according to the annotation files. The genes were mapped to pathways of Ingenuity Pathways Analysis...
June 27, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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