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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772814/chronic-and-occult-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-in-pregnant-women-in-botswana
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Tshepiso Mbangiwa, Ishmael Kasvosve, Motswedi Anderson, Prisca K Thami, Wonderful T Choga, Austen Needleman, Bonolo B Phinius, Sikhulile Moyo, Melvin Leteane, Jean Leidner, Jason T Blackard, Gloria Mayondi, Betsy Kammerer, Rosemary M Musonda, Max Essex, Shahin Lockman, Simani Gaseitsiwe
The hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a global problem; however, the burden of HBV infection in pregnant women in Botswana is unknown. We sought to determine the prevalence of chronic and occult HBV infection in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected and -uninfected pregnant women in Botswana. Samples from 752 pregnant women were tested for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), and HBsAg-positive samples were tested for hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg) and HBV DNA load. Samples that were HBsAg negative were screened for occult HBV infection by determining the HBV DNA load...
May 17, 2018: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772265/administration-of-low-dose-triclosan-to-pregnant-ewes-results-in-placental-uptake-and-reduced-estradiol-sulfotransferase-activity-in-fetal-liver-and-placenta
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Erin N Jackson, Laura Rowland-Faux, Margaret O James, Charles E Wood
Sulfonation is a major pathway of estrogen biotransformation with a role in regulating estrogen homeostasis in humans and sheep. Previous in vitro studies found that triclosan is an especially potent competitive inhibitor of ovine placental estrogen sulfotransferase, with Kic of <0.1 nM. As the placenta is the main organ responsible for estrogen synthesis in pregnancy in both women and sheep, and the liver is another site of estrogen biotransformation, this study examined the effects of triclosan exposure of pregnant ewes on placental and hepatic sulfotransferase activity...
May 14, 2018: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746453/access-to-syringe-services-programs-kentucky-north-carolina-and-west-virginia-2013-2017
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Danae Bixler, Greg Corby-Lee, Scott Proescholdbell, Tina Ramirez, Michael E Kilkenny, Matt LaRocco, Robert Childs, Michael R Brumage, Angela D Settle, Eyasu H Teshale, Alice Asher
The Appalachian region of the United States is experiencing a large increase in hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections related to injection drug use (IDU) (1). Syringe services programs (SSPs) providing sufficient access to safe injection equipment can reduce hepatitis C transmission by 56%; combined SSPs and medication-assisted treatment can reduce transmission by 74% (2). However, access to SSPs has been limited in the United States, especially in rural areas and southern and midwestern states (3). This report describes the expansion of SSPs in Kentucky, North Carolina, and West Virginia during 2013-August 1, 2017...
May 11, 2018: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745623/the-role-of-intraoperative-stroke-volume-variation-on-bleeding-during-functional-endoscopic-sinus-surgery
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Roberta Di Mauro, Fabiana Lucci, Federica Martino, Maria B Silvi, Eleonora Gidaro, Santo Di Lorenzo, Nicola Toschi, Stefano Di Girolamo, Mario Dauri
BACKGROUNDː Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) is a minimally-invasive surgical technique for patients with paranasal sinus pathology. Surgical bleeding reduces operative field visibility and increases the incidence of serious complications. Epinephrine injection into the nasal mucosa and controlled hypotension are used to minimise bleeding. Hypotension carries risks and sometimes does not reduce surgical bleeding. The goal of this study is to discover which haemodynamic parameter better correlates with surgical bleeding...
May 9, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742470/real-life-efficacy-of-ledipasvir-sofosbuvir-in-hepatitis-c-genotype-4-infected-patients-with-advanced-liver-fibrosis-and-decompensated-cirrhosis-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2
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Faisal M Sanai, Ibrahim H Altraif, Khalid Alswat, Adnan AlZanbagi, Mohamed A Babatin, Abdallah AlMousa, Nawaf H Almutairi, Mohammed S Aljawad, Abdullah S Alghamdi, Abdulrahman A Aljumah, Abduljaleel M Alalwan, Waleed K Al-Hamoudi, Abdullah M Assiri, Yaser Dahlan, Ashwaq Alsahafi, Hammad S Alothmani, Mohammed S AlSaleemi, Waleed A Mousa, Ali Albenmousa, Abdelrahman Awny, Haziz Albiladi, Ayman A Abdo, Hamdan AlGhamdi
Limited clinical trial data has shown high efficacy of co-formulated ledipasvir/sofosbuvir (LDV/SOF) in the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype (GT)-4 infected cirrhotic patients. We assessed real-world safety and efficacy of LDV/SOF with or without ribavirin (RBV) in GT4-infected patients with compensated and decompensated cirrhosis. PATIENTS & METHODS: This observational cohort (n=213) included GT4 treatment-naïve (59.6%) and -experienced (40.4%) patients with advanced fibrosis (F3, Metavir; n=30), compensated (F4, n=135) and decompensated cirrhosis (n=48) treated for 12 (n=202) or 24 weeks (n=11) with LDV/SOF...
May 6, 2018: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735841/foetomaternal-outcomes-of-hepatitis-e-infection-outbreak-in-north-india
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Neha Gautam, Shriya Ganju, Sunite A Ganju, Sohini Walia, Anil Kanga Kumar
Hepatitis E infection (HEV) in pregnant females, especially in the third trimester is associated with poor foetomaternal outcomes. However, the mechanisms of severe liver injury remain obscure. In a recent HEV outbreak in North India, six pregnant females were detected to be positive for HEV infection with concomitant hepatitis A infection in three pregnant females. None of the pregnant females were positive for hepatitis B or hepatitis C infection. The mortality was 50% in pregnant females. In an outbreak, besides, testing for hepatitis markers and understanding the pathogenesis of HEV infection in pregnancy, improving basic hygienic standards is of utmost importance...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735580/natural-history-clinical-manifestations-and-pathogenesis-of-hepatitis-e-virus-genotype-1-and-2-infections
#7
Rakesh Aggarwal, Amit Goel
Infection with genotype 1 or 2 hepatitis E virus (HEV) results primarily from human-to-human transmission through the fecal-oral route in low-resource countries. It presents primarily as "acute viral hepatitis" syndrome, usually a self-limiting illness. A few cases progress to acute liver failure, a serious illness with high fatality. Clinical disease is infrequent among children. Infection during pregnancy is associated with a higher risk of symptomatic disease, severe liver injury, and mortality...
May 7, 2018: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721779/novel-treatment-strategy-with-radiofrequency-ablation-and-surgery-for-pregnant-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-case-report
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Megumi Matsuo, Katsunori Furukawa, Hiroaki Shimizu, Hideyuki Yoshitomi, Tsukasa Takayashiki, Satoshi Kuboki, Shigetsugu Takano, Daisuke Suzuki, Nozomu Sakai, Shingo Kagawa, Hiroyuki Nojima, Masayuki Ohsuka
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) during pregnancy is rare, with a poor prognosis. Recently, however, increasing resection rates have improved survival rate. Currently, various surgeries are safely performed after the second trimester and termination of pregnancy is not always necessary. However, surgery is sometimes limited by gestational age or the patient's will. When patients with HCC refuse surgery during pregnancy, we face specific problems with respect to curability and fetal life...
May 2, 2018: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720868/immigration-and-knowledge-education-and-practices-regarding-chronic-hepatitis-b-in-pregnancy
#9
Seyed Moayed Alavian
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May 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720579/congenital-esophageal-atresia-and-microtia-in-a-newborn-secondary-to-mycophenolate-mofetil-exposure-during-pregnancy-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#10
Musaed Mohammed Alsebayel, Faisal Abdulrahman Abaalkhail, Faisal Mohammed Alsebayel, Dema A Alissa, Ahmed Hamdan Al-Jedai, Hussien Elsiesy
BACKGROUND Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) is one of the most commonly prescribed drugs to prevent organ transplant rejection in combination with calcineurin inhibitors and steroids. It has a different toxicity profile than tacrolimus and cyclosporine.  Gastrointestinal tract disturbances are the most common adverse effects. The use of MMF in pregnant women, however, holds great risk of miscarriage and fetal development defects such as external ear malformation, ocular anomalies, cleft lip and palate, and abnormality of distal limbs, heart, esophagus, and kidneys...
May 3, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720535/hepatitis-c-virus-screening-among-children-exposed-during-pregnancy
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Catherine A Chappell, Sharon L Hillier, David Crowe, Leslie A Meyn, Debra L Bogen, Elizabeth E Krans
OBJECTIVES: Because of the opioid epidemic, hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is increasing among pregnant women, resulting in an increased risk of perinatal transmission and HCV infection among children. Our primary objectives in this study were to determine the prevalence of HCV among pregnant women and the frequency of pediatric HCV screening. METHODS: A population-based, retrospective cohort of pregnant women who delivered between 2006 and 2014 was identified and classified as HCV infected or HCV uninfected by billing codes...
May 2, 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29702563/hepatitis-c-in-pregnancy
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Pratima Dibba, Rosann Cholankeril, Andrew A Li, Meera Patel, Mariam Fayek, Christy Dibble, Nnenna Okpara, Autumn Hines, Aijaz Ahmed
The prevalence of hepatitis C in pregnancy is as high as 3.6% in large cohorts. The prevalence of hepatitis C acquired by vertical transmission is 0.2% to 0.4% in the United States and Europe. Although screening is not recommended in the absence of certain risk factors, the importance of understanding hepatitis C in pregnancy lies in its association with adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes. There is potential for those infants infected by vertical transmission to develop chronic hepatitis C, cirrhosis or hepatocellular carcinoma...
April 27, 2018: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685043/hepatitis-e-virus-in-neurological-disorders-a-case-of-parsonage-turner-syndrome
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María Sánchez Azofra, Miriam Romero Portales, Lucia Tortajada Laureiro, Javier García-Samaniego, Pedro Mora Sanz
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection is an emerging disease in developed countries with a broad clinical spectrum. In the absence of immunodeficiency or pregnancy, it is a mild and almost asymptomatic condition in most cases. However, extrahepatic manifestations, including neurological conditions, are common and may occasionally lead to permanent neurological sequelae. Herein, we report the case of an immunocompetent patient who was admitted to our hospital with paresthesia and weakness in both the upper extremities associated with anicteric-elevated transaminases...
April 24, 2018: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682369/intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-masquerading-as-acute-fatty-liver-of-pregnancy-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Ayman Qasrawi, Omar Abughanimeh, Mouhanna Abu Ghanimeh, Simran Arora-Elder, Osama Yousef, Tarek Tamimi
Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is an uncommon cancer and accounts only for 3% of all gastrointestinal malignancies. In this report, we present a case of an intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma masquerading as acute fatty liver of pregnancy (AFLP). A 38-year-old female who is 36-week pregnant presented with a 1-week history of headache, nausea, vomiting, and right upper abdominal pain, along with hepatomegaly. Laboratory investigations were remarkable for mild leukocytosis, hyperbilirubinemia, proteinuria, and elevated transaminases and prothrombin time...
2018: Case Reports in Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682309/australasian-society-for-hiv-viral-hepatitis-and-sexual-health-medicine-hiv-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-clinical-guidelines-update-april-2018
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EDITORIAL
Edwina Wright, Andrew Grulich, Katy Roy, Mark Boyd, Vincent Cornelisse, Darren Russell, Darryl O'Donnell, Bill Whittaker, Levinia Crooks, Iryna Zablotska
Daily use of coformulated tenofovir and emtricitabine for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) by populations at high risk of HIV infection is now recommended in guidelines from the United States, Europe and Australia and globally through the 2015 WHO guidelines. These 2017 Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine's (ASHM) PrEP Guidelines are an updated adaptation of the 2014 US Centers for Disease Control's PrEP guidelines and are designed to: •Support the prescription of PrEP using forms of coformulated tenofovir and emtricitabine that have been registered in Australia by the Therapeutic Goods Administration and other bioequivalent generic drugs that are available in Australia through self-importation, private prescription or Australian PrEP clinical trials•Assist clinicians in the evaluation of patients who are seeking PrEP•Assist clinicians in commencing and monitoring patients on PrEP including PrEP dosing schedules, management of side-effects and toxicity, use of PrEP in pregnancy and in chronic hepatitis B infection and how to cease PrEP Daily PrEP with co-formulated tenofovir and emtricitabine, used continuously or for shorter periods of time, is recommended in these guidelines as a key HIV-prevention option for men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender men and women, heterosexual men and women, and people who inject drugs (PWID) at substantial risk of HIV acquisition...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Virus Eradication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681166/direct-acting-antivirals-to-prevent-vertical-transmission-of-viral-hepatitis-c-when-is-the-optimal-time-to-treat
#16
Leigh Cervino, Lauren M Hynicka
OBJECTIVE: To describe the most current evidence for the use of direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) to treat hepatitis C along the pregnancy-pediatric continuum in the United States. DATA SOURCES: The MEDLINE/PubMed databases were searched (January 1995 to February 2018) for articles in English using the terms: hepatitis C, vertical transmission, pregnancy, pediatrics, ribavirin, interferon, direct acting antivirals, daclatasvir, dasabuvir, elbasvir, glecaprevir, grazoprevir, ledipasvir, ombitasvir, paritaprevir, pibrentasvir, simeprevir, sofosbuvir, and velpatasvir...
April 1, 2018: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680650/feeding-increasing-amounts-of-ruminally-protected-choline-decreased-fatty-liver-in-nonlactating-pregnant-holstein-cows-in-negative-energy-status
#17
M G Zenobi, T L Scheffler, J E Zuniga, M B Poindexter, S R Campagna, H F Castro Gonzalez, A T Farmer, B A Barton, J E P Santos, C R Staples
The objectives were to determine the optimal feeding amount of choline in a ruminally protected form to reduce the triacylglycerol (TAG) concentration in liver and to increase TAG in blood plasma of dairy cows. Pregnant, nonlactating multiparous Holstein cows (n = 77) were blocked by body condition score (3.59 ± 0.33) and assigned to treatment at 64 ± 10 d before calculated calving date. Dietary treatments were top-dressing of 0, 30, 60, 90, or 120 g/d of ruminally protected choline (RPC; Balchem Corp., New Hampton, NY) ions to supply the equivalent of 0, 6...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673542/maternal-nutritional-supplementation-with-fish-oil-and-or-leucine-improves-hepatic-function-and-antioxidant-defenses-and-minimizes-cachexia-indexes-in-walker-256-tumor-bearing-rats-offspring
#18
Natália Angelo da Silva Miyaguti, Sarah Christine Pereira de Oliveira, Maria Cristina Cintra Gomes-Marcondes
In this study, we hypothesized that throughout the pregnancy/weaning period, nutritional supplementation with leucine (which improves protein synthesis) and/or fish oil (rich in omega-3, which modulates oxidative stress) can minimize/improve cachexia-induced damage in rat offspring. Thus, we investigated the maternal supplementation with these nutrients over the modulation of cachexia index and liver function in tumor-bearing rats offspring. Pregnant rats were fed control, leucine, omega-3, and leucine/omega-3 diets, which were given throughout the gestational and weaning periods...
March 2018: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671256/effects-of-growth-hormone-on-pregnancy-rates-of-patients-with-thin-endometrium
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N Cui, A-M Li, Z-Y Luo, Z-M Zhao, Y-M Xu, J Zhang, A-M Yang, L-L Wang, G-M Hao, B-L Gao
PURPOSE: To investigate whether growth hormone (GH) could improve pregnancy rates of patients with thin endometrium by clinical study and laboratory experiments. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-three patients were randomized to either the GH-received group (40) or the routine exogenous administration of estrogens control group (53) for clinical study. The human endometrial carcinoma cell line RL95-2 was used for testing the role of GH with Western blot and real-time PCR by exposure to various concentrations of GH (0...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668410/case-253-thrombosed-umbilical-venous-varix-in-an-infant
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Jesse K Sandberg, Rebecca Hulett-Bowling, Geetika Khanna
History A 3-month-old previously healthy girl presented to an outside institution with a 4-day history of low-grade fever, irritability, and a tender "knot" in the upper abdomen. Ultrasonography (US) was performed at an outside hospital. US images were not available for review; however, they showed a mass in the left hepatic lobe, per the outside report, and the patient was referred to our institution for further evaluation. Her parents reported a normal full-term pregnancy, with regular prenatal care and normal prenatal US findings...
May 2018: Radiology
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