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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530032/hcv-ag-quantification-as-a-one-step-procedure-in-diagnosing-chronic-hepatitis-c-infection-in-cameroon-the-anrs-12336-study
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Léa Duchesne, Richard Njouom, Frédéric Lissock, Gishlaine Flore Tamko-Mella, Sandrine Rallier, Lila Poiteau, Alexandre Soulier, Stéphane Chevaliez, Guy Vernet, Nicolas Rouveau, Jean-Michel Pawlotsky, Pierre-Marie Girard, Karine Lacombe
INTRODUCTION: The diagnostic procedure for chronic hepatitis C infection (CHC) usually combines anti-HCV antibody (HCV-Ab) and HCV-RNA measurement. Quantifying HCV core antigen (cAg) as a one-step procedure could shorten the diagnostic process. We aimed to assess the performance of cAg quantification in diagnosing CHC and how it is influenced by concomitant HIV or HBV infections. METHODS: The cAg was quantified by an automated assay (Abbott Diagnostics) in 465 HCV-Ab negative serum samples and 544 HCV-RNA positive serum samples (n = 1009) collected in patients from the Pasteur Center in Cameroon, some of whom were infected by HBV or HIV...
May 15, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507919/hepatitis-c-virus-rna-strands-detection-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-legitimizes-virus-eradication-in-negative-serum-pcr-na%C3%A3-ve-and-post-treatment-patients
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Mohamed Darwish Ahmed Abd Alla, Mostafa Kamel El Awady
Background and Aims: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) hepatotropism is associated with intra-peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) infection that causes post-treatment relapse in RNA seronegative patients. Our understanding of the association of non-viremic hepatic fibrosis with positive anti-HCV IgG antibodies and active hepatocellular damage might be increased by PBMCs screening for intracellular infection. Thus, the goals of this study included evaluation of PBMCs PCR for diagnosing HCV infection, addressing PBMCs plus serum real-time (SRT) PCR benefits over SRT-PCR alone, studying intra-PBMCs distribution of RNA sense and antisense strands, and identifying treatment feasibility in solitary intracellular infection...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507206/real-world-data-on-prognostic-factors-for-overall-survival-in-egfr-mutation-positive-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-treated-with-first-line-gefitinib
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Zong-Han Yao, Wei-Yu Liao, Chao-Chi Ho, Kuan-Yu Chen, Jin-Yuan Shih, Jin-Shing Chen, Zhong-Zhe Lin, Chia-Chi Lin, James Chih-Hsin Yang, Chong-Jen Yu
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to identify independent prognostic factors for overall survival (OS) of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) harboring an activating epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation and receiving gefitinib as first-line treatment in real-world practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We enrolled 226 patients from June 2011 to May 2013. During this period, gefitinib was the only EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitor reimbursed by the Bureau of National Health Insurance of Taiwan...
May 15, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506027/final-report-of-unmet-needs-of-interferon-based-therapy-for-chronic-hepatitis-c-in-korea-basis-for-moving-into-the-direct-acting-antiviral-era
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Eun Sun Jang, Young Seok Kim, Kyung-Ah Kim, Youn Jae Lee, Woo Jin Chung, In Hee Kim, Byung Seok Lee, Sook-Hyang Jeong
Background/Aims: To evaluate the era of direct acting antivirals (DAAs), we must understand the treatment patterns and outcomes of interferon-based therapy for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. We aimed to elucidate the treatment rate, factors affecting treatment decisions, and efficacy of interferon- based therapy in a real-world setting. Methods: This nationwide cohort study included 1,191 newly diagnosed patients with chronic HCV infection at seven tertiary hospitals in South Korea...
May 17, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494215/potential-ultrastructure-predicting-factors-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-hcv-infected-patients
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Soheir S Mansy, Eman El-Ahwany, Soheir Mahmoud, Sara Hassan, Mohammed I Seleem, Amr Abdelaal, Ahmed H Helmy, Mona K Zoheiry, Ahmed S AbdelFattah, Moataz H Hassanein
Hepatitis C virus represents one of the rising causes of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Although the early diagnosis of HCC is vital for successful curative treatment, the majority of lesions are diagnosed in an irredeemable phase. This work deals with a comparative ultrastructural study of experimentally gradually induced HCC, surgically resected HCC, and potential premalignant lesions from HCV-infected patients, with the prospect to detect cellular criteria denoting premalignant transformation. Among the main detected pathological changes which are postulated to precede frank HCC: failure of normal hepatocyte regeneration with star shape clonal fragmentation, frequent elucidation of hepatic progenitor cells and Hering canals, hepatocytes of different electron density loaded with small sized rounded monotonous mitochondria, increase junctional complexes bordering bile canaliculi and in between hepatocyte membranes, abundant cellular proteinaceous material with hypertrophied or vesiculated rough endoplasmic reticulum (RER), sequestrated nucleus with proteinaceous granular material or hypertrophied RER, formation of lipolysosomes, large autophagosomes, and micro-vesicular fat deposition...
May 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493860/hepatitis-c-virus-infection-among-women-giving-birth-tennessee-and-united-states-2009-2014
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Stephen W Patrick, Audrey M Bauer, Michael D Warren, Timothy F Jones, Carolyn Wester
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) affects an estimated 3.5 million persons in the United States (1), making it the most common bloodborne infection in the country. Recent surveillance data showed increased rates of HCV infection among adolescents and adults who are predominantly white, live in nonurban areas, and have a history of injection drug use.* U.S. birth certificate data were used to analyze trends and geographic variations in rates of HCV infection among women giving birth during 2009-2014. Birth certificates from Tennessee were used to examine individual characteristics and outcomes associated with HCV infection, using a multivariable model to calculate adjusted odds of HCV-related diagnosis in pregnancy among women with live births...
May 12, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490478/mixed-cryoglobulinemia-a-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-challenge
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Maria Túlio, Liliana Carvalho, Tiago Bana E Costa, Cristina Chagas
Mixed cryoglobulinemia is frequently secondary to hepatitis C virus infection. Diagnosis and therapeutic management are challenging, depending on the spectrum and severity of manifestations, as well as on the presence of comorbidities. We describe a case of a 79-year-old woman with a non-cirrhotic hepatitis C virus infection presenting with weakness, arthralgias, purpuric rash with left leg ulcerative lesions, bilateral peripheral sensorimotor polyneuropathy, renal impairment and cardiac failure. The investigation was compatible with a severe type II mixed cryoglobulinemia with multisystemic involvement, including a low-grade B cell lymphoma and concomitant intestinal tuberculosis...
May 10, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489184/hepatitis-c-among-blood-donors-cascade-of-care-and-predictors-of-loss-to-follow-up
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Soraia Mafra Machado, Cesar de Almeida, João Renato Rebello Pinho, Fernanda de Mello Malta, Ligia Capuani, Aléia Faustina Campos, Fatima Regina Marques Abreu, Ana Catharina de Seixas Santos Nastri, Rúbia Anita Ferraz Santana, Ester Cerdeira Sabino, Maria Cássia Mendes-Correa
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the HCV cascade of care and to identify the factors associated with loss or absence to follow-up of patients identified as infected with hepatitis C through blood donation. METHODS: Blood donors from 1994 to 2012, identified with positive anti- HCV by enzyme immunoassay and immunoblot tests were invited to participate in the study, through letters or phone calls. Patients who agreed to participate were interviewed and their blood samples were collected for further testing...
April 27, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487614/patients-with-non-viral-liver-disease-have-a-greater-tumor-burden-and-less-curative-treatment-options-when-diagnosed-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Waled Mohsen, Marcia Rodov, Emilia Prakoso, Barbara Charlton, David G Bowen, David J Koorey, Nicholas A Shackel, Geoffrey W McCaughan, Simone I Strasser
AIM: To assess the impact of underlying liver disease etiology on the presenting features and outcomes in a large cohort of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: A prospective database of all patients with HCC was established from 1998 to March 2012. One thousand and seventy-eight patients were categorized into three groups, based on the etiology of their liver disease: hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and non-viral liver disease (NVLD)...
April 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484991/lipid-testing-in-infectious-diseases-possible-role-in-diagnosis-and-prognosis
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REVIEW
Sebastian Filippas-Ntekouan, Evangelos Liberopoulos, Moses Elisaf
INTRODUCTION: Acute infections lead to significant alterations in metabolic regulation including lipids and lipoproteins, which play a central role in the host immune response. In this regard, several studies have investigated the role of lipid levels as a marker of infection severity and prognosis. SCOPE OF REVIEW: We review here the role of lipids in immune response and the potential mechanisms underneath. Moreover, we summarize studies on lipid and lipoprotein alterations in acute bacterial, viral and parasitic infections as well as their diagnostic and prognostic significance...
May 8, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482415/-current-status-of-the-prevalence-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-hepatitis-c-in-patients-undergoing-hemodialysis
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G L Yang, X Z Lei
Patients undergoing hemodialysis have a higher rate of hepatitis C virus infection than the general population, and due to various factors including hemodialysis and immunosuppression, it is difficult to make a diagnosis. The appearance of direct-acting antiviral agents greatly promotes the treatment of hepatitis C, but there are still no adequate data on their effect and safety in patients undergoing hemodialysis. This article discusses the prevalence, diagnosis, and treatment of hepatitis C in patients undergoing hemodialysis...
March 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480234/estimating-the-time-to-diagnosis-and-the-chance-of-spontaneous-clearance-during-acute-hepatitis-c-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-individuals
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Romain Ragonnet, Sylvie Deuffic-Burban, Christoph Boesecke, Marguerite Guiguet, Karine Lacombe, Jeremie Guedj, Jürgen K Rockstroh, Yazdan Yazdanpanah
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is often asymptomatic, and the date of infection is almost impossible to determine. Furthermore, spontaneous clearance (SC) may occur, but little is known about its time of occurrence. METHODS: Data on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-HCV coinfected individuals were used to inform a stochastic simulation model of HCV viral load kinetics, alanine aminotransferase (ALT), and HCV antibodies during acute hepatitis C. The dates of diagnosis and potential SC were estimated through a Bayesian approach...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476267/chronic-pain-among-patients-with-opioid-use-disorder-results-from-electronic-health-records-data
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Yih-Ing Hser, Larissa J Mooney, Andrew J Saxon, Karen Miotto, Douglas S Bell, David Huang
PURPOSE: To examine the prevalence of comorbid chronic pain among patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) and to compare other comorbidities (substance use disorder (SUD), mental health disorders, health/disease conditions) among patients in four categories: no chronic pain (No Pain), OUD prior to pain (OUD First), OUD and pain at the same time (Same Time), or pain condition prior to OUD (Pain First). METHODS: Using an electronic health record (EHR) database from 2006-2015, the study assessed 5307 adult patients with OUD in a large healthcare system; 35...
June 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475925/performance-evaluation-of-the-aptima-%C3%A2-hcv-quant-dx-assay-for-hepatitis-c-virus-hcv-rna-detection-and-quantification-in-comparison-to-the-abbott-realtime-hcv-assay
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Anna Rosa Garbuglia, Angela Bibbò, Roberta Sciamanna, Marina Pisciotta, Maria Rosaria Capobianchi
BACKGROUND: The Aptima HCV Quant Dx assay (Aptima) is a real-time transcription-mediated amplification assay CE-approved for the diagnosis and monitoring of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. OBJECTIVE: Aptima's analytical performance was compared to the Abbott RealTime HCV assay (RealTime) in a clinical routine setting. STUDY DESIGN: Overall 295 clinical plasma samples (117 prospective/fresh; 178 retrospective/frozen) from HCV-infected patients were tested in Aptima and RealTime to determine concordance on qualitative and quantitative results...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474143/cirrhosis-patients-with-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-are-significantly-less-likely-to-receive-surveillance-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Hesam Tavakoli, Ann Robinson, Benny Liu, Taft Bhuket, Zobair Younossi, Sammy Saab, Aijaz Ahmed, Robert J Wong
BACKGROUND: Disparities in receipt of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) surveillance contribute to disparities in overall survival outcomes. AIM: We aim to evaluate disparities in receipt of routine HCC surveillance among patients with cirrhosis in a large urban safety-net hospital. METHODS: Consecutive adults (age ≥ 18) with cirrhosis from July 1, 2014, to December 31, 2015, were retrospectively evaluated to determine rates of receiving appropriate HCC surveillance within 6 months and 1 year after diagnosis of cirrhosis...
May 4, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465639/barcelona-clinic-liver-cancer-nomogram-and-others-staging-scoring-systems-in-a-french-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cohort
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Xavier Adhoute, Guillaume Pénaranda, Jean Luc Raoul, Julien Edeline, Jean-Frédéric Blanc, Bernard Pol, Manuela Campanile, Hervé Perrier, Olivier Bayle, Olivier Monnet, Patrick Beaurain, Cyril Muller, Paul Castellani, Yves Patrice Le Treut, Jean Pierre Bronowicki, Marc Bourlière
AIM: To compare the performances of the Barcelona clinic liver cancer (BCLC) nomogram and others systems (BCLC, HKLC, CLIP, NIACE) for survival prediction in a large hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) French cohort. METHODS: Data were collected retrospectively from 01/2007 to 12/2013 in five French centers. Newly diagnosed HCC patients were analyzed. The discriminatory ability, homogeneity ability, prognostic stratification ability Akaike information criterion (AIC) and C-index were compared among scoring systems...
April 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447238/effects-of-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-on-the-safety-of-chemotherapy-for-breast-cancer-patients
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Yu Liu, Zhan-Yi Li, Jia-Ni Wang, Xi Li, Qun-Ai Huang, Yong Huang
PURPOSE: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is one of the major pathogens of chronic viral hepatitis, and approximately 38 million patients are infected with HCV in China. However, little information is available on the effect of HCV infection during chemotherapy for breast cancer and the impact of HCV infection on the toxicity of chemotherapy and targeted therapy. METHODS: We performed a retrospective survey of 835 patients who were diagnosed with breast cancer between January 2010 and December 2015 at our institution...
April 26, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445235/recent-trends-in-the-epidemiology-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-olmsted-county-minnesota-a-us-population-based-study
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Ju Dong Yang, Hager Ahmed Mohammed, William S Harmsen, Felicity Enders, Gregory J Gores, Lewis R Roberts
BACKGROUND/AIM: The epidemiology of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has changed in the United States recently. The aim of this study is to evaluate the recent trends of HCC epidemiology in Olmsted County, MN. METHODS: Residents aged over 20 with newly diagnosed HCC were identified using the Rochester Epidemiology Project database. Clinical information was compared among patients diagnosed between 2000 and 2009 (era 1) and 2010 to 2014 (era 2). RESULTS: Over 1...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442271/evaluation-of-the-xpert-hcv-viral-load-point-of-care-assay-from-venepuncture-collected-and-finger-stick-capillary-whole-blood-samples-a-cohort-study
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Jason Grebely, Francois M J Lamoury, Behzad Hajarizadeh, Yasmin Mowat, Alison D Marshall, Sahar Bajis, Philippa Marks, Janaki Amin, Julie Smith, Michael Edwards, Carla Gorton, Nadine Ezard, David Persing, Marika Kleman, Philip Cunningham, Beth Catlett, Gregory J Dore, Tanya L Applegate
BACKGROUND: Point-of-care hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA testing offers an advantage over antibody testing (which only indicates previous exposure), enabling diagnosis of active infection in a single visit. In this study, we evaluated the performance of the Xpert HCV Viral Load assay with venepuncture and finger-stick capillary whole-blood samples. METHODS: Plasma and finger-stick capillary whole-blood samples were collected from participants in an observational cohort enrolled at five sites in Australia (three drug and alcohol clinics, one homelessness service, and one needle and syringe programme)...
April 21, 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441174/increased-incidence-of-cancer-observed-in-hiv-hepatitis-c-virus-coinfected-patients-versus-hiv-monoinfected
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Héctor Meijide, Sonia Pértega, Iria Rodríguez-Osorio, Ángeles Castro-Iglesias, Josefa Baliñas, Guillermo Rodríguez-Martínez, Álvaro Mena, Eva Poveda
BACKGROUND: Cancer is a growing problem in persons living with HIV infection (PLWH) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) coinfection could play an additional role in carcinogenesis. Herein, all cancers in an HIV-mono and HIV/HCV-coinfected cohort were evaluated and compared to identify any differences between these two populations. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted including all cancers in PLWH between 1993 and 2014. Cancers were classified in two groups: AIDS-defining cancer (ADC) and non-AIDS-defining cancer (NADC)...
May 15, 2017: AIDS
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