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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427875/easl-2017-clinical-practice-guidelines-on-the-management-of-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
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Pietro Lampertico, Kosh Agarwal, Thomas Berg, Maria Buti, Harry L A Janssen, George Papatheodoridis, Fabien Zoulim, Frank Tacke
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection remains a global public health problem with changing epidemiology due to several factors including vaccination policies and migration. This Clinical Practice Guideline presents updated recommendations for the optimal management of HBV infection. Chronic HBV infection can be classified into five phases: (I) HBeAg-positive chronic infection, (II) HBeAg-positive chronic hepatitis, (III) HBeAg-negative chronic infection, (IV) HBeAg-negative chronic hepatitis and (V) HBsAg-negative phase...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424325/fda-approval-summary-atezolizumab-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-progressive-advanced-urothelial-carcinoma-after-platinum-containing-chemotherapy
#2
Yang-Min Ning, Daniel Suzman, V Ellen Maher, Lijun Zhang, Shenghui Tang, Tiffany Ricks, Todd Palmby, Wentao Fu, Qi Liu, Kirsten B Goldberg, Geoffrey Kim, Richard Pazdur
Until recently in the United States, no products were approved for second-line treatment of advanced urothelial carcinoma. On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved atezolizumab for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma whose disease progressed during or following platinum-containing chemotherapy or within 12 months of neoadjuvant or adjuvant treatment with platinum-containing chemotherapy. Atezolizumab is a programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) blocking antibody and represents the first approved product directed against PD-L1...
April 19, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421483/update-on-embolization-therapies-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Sirish Kishore, Tamir Friedman, David C Madoff
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of the review is to summarize the latest applications for embolotherapy in the management of patients with HCC according to BCLC stage. RECENT FINDINGS: While traditionally reserved for patients with unresectable HCC and stage B disease, there is an important role for embolization therapies in earlier stage patients as an adjunct to ablation, bridging, or downstaging therapy, as a means to improve safety of resection, and potentially as an arterial ablative option in the case of radioembolization...
June 2017: Current Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417347/-serological-markers-of-viral-hepatitis-b-and-c-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease-monitored-in-the-pediatrics-department-at-the-university-hospital-of-bobo-dioulasso-burkina-faso
#4
S A Kissou, M Koura, A Sawadogo, A-S Ouédraogo, H Traoré, E Kamboulé, W W F Zogona, B Nacro
Viral hepatitis B and C are universal public health problems. Burkina Faso is a high endemic area for hepatitis B. Patients with sickle cell disease are at risk. The aim of this study was to investigate and quantify the serological markers of viral hepatitis B and C among pediatric patients with sickle cell disease. This was a descriptive cross-sectional study, which took place from July to November 2014 at the Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital of Bobo- Dioulasso. The study included 44 SS and 26 SC sickle cell patients...
April 17, 2017: Bulletin de la Société de Pathologie Exotique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416166/two-year-outcomes-of-balloon-occluded-retrograde-transvenous-obliteration-of-gastric-varices-in-liver-transplant-recipients-a-multi-institutional-study
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W E Saad, J F B Chick, R N Srinivasa, N Saad, S Kim, A Fischman, G Frey, A Al-Osaimi, S Caldwell
PURPOSE: To assess the 2-year effectiveness and safety of balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO) for gastric varices (GVs) in liver transplant recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eleven liver transplant recipients underwent consecutive BRTO for GVs at four institutions. Patients included eight (73%) men and three (27%) women with mean age of 56 years±12 (SD) (range: 26-67 years). Underlying cause of liver transplantation was hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related cirrhosis in five (45%), alcohol- and HCV-related cirrhosis in three (27%), primary biliary cirrhosis in two (18%), and alcoholic cirrhosis in one (9%)...
April 13, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415981/progress-in-vaccination-towards-hepatitis-b-control-and-elimination-in-the-region-of-the-americas
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Alba Maria Ropero Álvarez, Silvia Pérez-Vilar, Carmelita Pacis-Tirso, Marcela Contreras, Nathalie El Omeiri, Cuauhtémoc Ruiz-Matus, Martha Velandia-González
BACKGROUND: Over recent decades, the Region of the Americas has made significant progress towards hepatitis B elimination. We summarize the countries/territories' efforts in introducing and implementing hepatitis B (HB) vaccination and in evaluating its impact on HB virus seroprevalence. METHODS: We collected information about HB vaccination schedules, coverage estimates, and year of vaccine introduction from countries/territories reporting to the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) through the WHO/UNICEF Joint Reporting Form on Immunization...
April 17, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414057/non-invasive-assessment-of-liver-fibrosis-in-patients-with-hbv-related-chronic-liver-disease-undergoing-antiviral-treatment-a-preliminary-study
#7
Cristina Stasi, Elena Salomoni, Umberto Arena, Giampaolo Corti, Paolo Montalto, Filippo Bartalesi, Fabio Marra, Giacomo Laffi, Stefano Milani, Anna Linda Zignego, Massimo Pinzani
In chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients, fibrosis assessment during antiviral treatment is a key step in the clinical management. Aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of elastography in assessing fibrosis stage in CHB before and after two years of nucleoside/nucleotide analogues (NUC) treatment in comparison with indirect serum markers. CHB diagnosis was made according to standard criteria. A clinical and virological evaluation was performed at baseline and again at 3, 6, 9, 12 18, and 24 months during treatment...
April 13, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412974/acute-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-with-delayed-appearance-of-hepatitis-b-core-antibody-in-an-immunocompromised-patient-a-case-report
#8
Nicholas Brousseau, Donald G Murphy, Vladimir Gilca, Jacynthe Larouche, Sema Mandal, Richard S Tedder
BACKGROUND: Despite the introduction of universal hepatitis B immunization programs worldwide, outbreaks of acute infection still occur in unimmunized individuals. A timely diagnosis of hepatitis B is necessary to ensure adequate clinical care and public health interventions that will reduce transmission. Yet, interpretation of hepatitis B serological markers can be complex. We present a case of hepatitis B with atypical markers, including delayed appearance of hepatitis B core antibody...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405138/long-term-follow-up-and-outcome-of-liver-transplantation-from-hepatitis-b-surface-antigen-positive-donors
#9
EDITORIAL
Roberto Ballarin, Alessandro Cucchetti, Francesco Paolo Russo, Paolo Magistri, Matteo Cescon, Umberto Cillo, Patrizia Burra, Antonio Daniele Pinna, Fabrizio Di Benedetto
Liver transplant for hepatitis B virus (HBV) currently yields excellent outcomes: it allows to rescue patients with an HBV-related advanced liver disease, resulting in a demographical modification of the waiting list for liver transplant. In an age of patient-tailored treatments, in liver transplantation as well the aim is to offer the best suitable graft to the patient who can benefit from it, also expanding the criteria for organ acceptance and allocation. With the intent of developing strategies to increase the donor pool, we set-up a multicenter study involving 3 Liver Transplant Centers in Italy: patients undergoing liver transplantation between March 03, 2004, and May 21, 2010, were retrospectively evaluated...
March 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403980/characteristics-management-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-africa-a-multicountry-observational-study-from-the-africa-liver-cancer-consortium
#10
Ju Dong Yang, Essa A Mohamed, Ashraf O Abdel Aziz, Hend I Shousha, Mohamed B Hashem, Mohamed M Nabeel, Ahmed H Abdelmaksoud, Tamer M Elbaz, Mary Y Afihene, Babatunde M Duduyemi, Joshua P Ayawin, Adam Gyedu, Marie-Jeanne Lohouès-Kouacou, Antonin W Ndjitoyap Ndam, Ehab F Moustafa, Sahar M Hassany, Abdelmajeed M Moussa, Rose A Ugiagbe, Casimir E Omuemu, Richard Anthony, Dennis Palmer, Albert F Nyanga, Abraham O Malu, Solomon Obekpa, Abdelmounem E Abdo, Awatif I Siddig, Hatim M Y Mudawi, Uchenna Okonkwo, Mbang Kooffreh-Ada, Yaw A Awuku, Yvonne A Nartey, Elizabeth T Abbew, Nana A Awuku, Jesse A Otegbayo, Kolawole O Akande, Hailemichael M Desalegn, Abidemi E Omonisi, Akande O Ajayi, Edith N Okeke, Mary J Duguru, Pantong M Davwar, Michael C Okorie, Shettima Mustapha, Jose D Debes, Ponsiano Ocama, Olufunmilayo A Lesi, Emuobor Odeghe, Ruth Bello, Charles Onyekwere, Francis Ekere, Rufina Igetei, Mitchell A Mah'moud, Benyam Addissie, Hawa M Ali, Gregory J Gores, Mark D Topazian, Lewis R Roberts
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma is a leading cause of cancer-related death in Africa, but there is still no comprehensive description of the current status of its epidemiology in Africa. We therefore initiated an African hepatocellular carcinoma consortium aiming to describe the clinical presentation, management, and outcomes of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma in Africa. METHODS: We did a multicentre, multicountry, retrospective observational cohort study, inviting investigators from the African Network for Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases to participate in the consortium to develop hepatocellular carcinoma research databases and biospecimen repositories...
February 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403761/trends-in-the-prevalence-of-hepatitis-b-infection-among-women-giving-birth-in-new-south-wales
#11
Lucy Deng, Joanne Reekie, James S Ward, Andrew Hayen, John M Kaldor, Marlene Kong, Jennifer M Hunt, Bette Liu
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of targeted and catch-up hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination programs in New South Wales on HBV prevalence among women giving birth for the first time. DESIGN: Observational study linking data from the NSW Perinatal Data Collection for women giving birth during 2000-2012 with HBV notifications in the NSW Notifiable Conditions Information Management System. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: HBV prevalence in Indigenous Australian, non-Indigenous Australian-born, and overseas-born women giving birth...
April 17, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403190/prevalence-and-genotype-distribution-of-hepatitis-delta-virus-among-chronic-hepatitis-b-carriers-in-central-vietnam
#12
Hung Minh Nguyen, Bui Tien Sy, Nguyen Thanh Trung, Nghiem Xuan Hoan, Heiner Wedemeyer, Thirumalaisamy P Velavan, C-Thomas Bock
Hepatitis D virus (HDV) infection plays an important role in liver diseases. However, the molecular epidemiology and impact of HDV infection in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) remain uncertain in Vietnam. This cross-sectional study aimed to investigate the prevalence and genotype distribution of HDV among HBsAg-positive patients in Central Vietnam. 250 CHB patients were tested for HDV using newly established HDV-specific RT-PCR techniques. HDV genotypes were determined by direct sequencing. Of the 250 patients 25 (10%) had detectable copies of HDV viral RNA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401658/kreuth-iv-european-consensus-proposals-for-treatment-of-haemophilia-with-coagulation-factor-concentrates
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P L F Giangrande, F Peyvandi, B O'Mahony, M-E Behr-Gross, A Hilger, W Schramm, P M Mannucci
INTRODUCTION: This report summarizes recommendations relating to haemophilia therapy arising from discussions among experts from 36 European countries during the 'Kreuth IV' meeting in May 2016. AIM: The objective of the meeting was for experts in the field of haemophilia from across Europe to draft resolutions regarding current issues relating to the treatment of haemophilia. RESULTS: Hospitals providing clinical care for people with haemophilia and related disorders are strongly recommended to seek formal designation as either European Haemophilia Treatment Centres (EHTC) or European Haemophilia Comprehensive Care Centres (EHCCC)...
April 12, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392702/hepatic-encephalopathy-what-the-multidisciplinary-team-can-do
#14
REVIEW
Andy Liu, Eric R Yoo, Osama Siddique, Ryan B Perumpail, George Cholankeril, Aijaz Ahmed
Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a complex disease requiring a multidisciplinary approach among specialists, primary care team, family, and caregivers. HE is currently a diagnosis of exclusion, requiring an extensive workup to exclude other possible etiologies, including mental status changes, metabolic, infectious, traumatic, and iatrogenic causes. The categorization of HE encompasses a continuum, varying from the clinically silent minimal HE (MHE), which is only detectable using psychometric tests, to overt HE, which is further divided into four grades of severity...
2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385009/inhibitory-effects-of-resveratrol-on-hepatitis-b-virus-x-protein-hbx-induced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-hcc
#15
Seungmo Park, Jihae Lim, Jong Rhan Kim, Seongbeom Cho
Liver cancer occurs very frequently worldwide and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) accounts for more than 80% of total primary liver cancer cases. Here, the anticarcinogenic effects of resveratrol against hepatitis B virus (HBV)-induced HCC were investigated using HBV X-protein-overexpressing Huh7 (Huh7-HBx) human hepatoma cells. MTT assay showed that resveratrol decreased cell viability. Fluorescence-activated cell sorter analysis showed that it induced G1 cell cycle arrest without increasing the sub-G1 phase cell population...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381816/a-consensus-for-occupational-health-management-of-healthcare-workers-infected-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-hepatitis-b-virus-and-or-hepatitis-c-virus
#16
Tomohiro Ishimaru, Koji Wada, Derek R Smith
Occupational health management plays an important role in the prevention of provider-to-patient transmission in healthcare workers infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and/or hepatitis C virus (HCV). Therefore, the Japan Society for Occupational Health's Scientific Committee of Occupational Health for Health Care Workers has proposed a consensus for the management of healthcare workers infected with HIV, HBV, and/or HCV based on recent evidence for each concerned group...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381257/topic-the-level-of-nurses-knowledge-on-occupational-post-exposure-to-hepatitis-b-infection-in-the-tamale-metropolis-ghana
#17
Kennedy Diema Konlan, Millicent Aarah-Bapuah, Joseph M Kombat, Gifty Mary Wuffele
BACKGROUND: Health care workers especially nurses in developing countries are at serious risk for infection from blood-borne pathogens particularly hepatitis B virus (HBV) - because of the high prevalence of such pathogens in many poorer regions of the world. Employers are required to establish exposure-control plans that include post exposure follow-up for their employees and to comply with incident reporting requirements. This study assessed the level of knowledge and awareness of nurses in the Tamale Metropolis of Ghana on occupational post exposure measures to hepatitis B, and their risk of being infected...
April 5, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375820/the-role-of-e-health-in-optimizing-task-shifting-in-the-delivery-of-antiviral-therapy-for-chronic-hepatitis-c
#18
Eric R Yoo, Ryan B Perumpail, George Cholankeril, Channa R Jayasekera, Aijaz Ahmed
PURPOSE: Recently, we reported the successful application of task-shifting to improve the management of patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection receiving treatment with direct-acting antiviral (DAA) agents in underserved areas of California. We assessed the impact of e-health on task-shifting in our treatment model. METHODS: In a retrospective analysis, we reviewed the impact of e-health on optimizing the delivery of DAA-based regimen to HCV-infected patients in outreach clinics in medically underserved areas of California...
April 4, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370686/pregnancy-and-maternal-chronic-hepatitis-b-infection-evidence-of-reproductive-advantage
#19
Terence T Lao, Daljit S Sahota
PROBLEM: As multiparas have high prevalence of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, we examined here the relationship between the number of pregnancies with HBV infection. METHOD OF STUDY: Retrospective cohort study examining the prevalence of HBV infection by actual gravidity and parity in 104 242 gravidae managed during 1997-2013. RESULTS: Infection rate increased from 8.5% to 10.6% for G1 to G≥6 and from 8.8% to 10.0% for P0 to P≥3 (P<...
March 30, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366165/hepatitis-b-virus-induced-cytoplasmic-antineutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-mediated-vasculitis-causing-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-acute-transverse-myelitis-and-nephropathy-a-case-report
#20
Utsav Joshi, Roshan Subedi, Bikram Prasad Gajurel
BACKGROUND: Transverse myelitis, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and nephropathy are established but rare complications of hepatitis B virus infection that can potentially be triggered by an antibody-mediated vasculitis as a result of a viral infection. The following is a case report detailing a patient presenting with all three of the above presentations who is cytoplasmic antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-positive and a chronic carrier of hepatitis B. CASE PRESENTATION: A 33-year-old Nepalese man presented to our hospital with headache, swelling of his body, paraplegia, and back pain that developed over a period of 10 days...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
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