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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218707/food-effect-on-rosuvastatin-disposition-and-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol
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Cheynne C McLean, Wendy A Teft, Bridget L Morse, Steven E Gryn, Robert A Hegele, Richard B Kim
Rosuvastatin is commonly prescribed for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia and hepatic transporter-mediated accumulation in the liver enhances its efficacy. Current guidelines indicate no preference for fed or fasted rosuvastatin administration. We investigated the association between food intake and rosuvastatin disposition in healthy subjects and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) lowering effects among patients taking rosuvastatin. We demonstrate administration with food resulted in a near 40% reduction of rosuvastatin exposure in healthy Asian (n=12) and Caucasian (n=11) subjects...
December 8, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201774/hepatitis-action-plan-and-changing-trend-of-liver-disease-in-japan-viral-hepatitis-and-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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REVIEW
Tatsuya Kanto, Sachiyo Yoshio
In Japan, the estimated number of chronic hepatitis B virus infections was 1.1 to 1.4 million, and that of chronic hepatitis C virus was 1.9 to 2.3 million in 2000. The mortality of hepatocellular carcinoma had been increasing and hit the peak at around 2002, which subsequently started to decrease. Japan has a national action plan for addressing viral hepatitis called Basic Act on Hepatitis Measures, established in 2009. In 2011, basic guidelines for promotion of control measures for hepatitis were issued, comprising nine principles in order to promote measures to prevent hepatitis B and C...
January 2017: Euroasian journal of hepato-gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181069/sorafenib-combined-with-hepatectomy-in-patients-with-intermediate-stage-and-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#3
Lei Zhuang, Tianfu Wen, Mingqing Xu, Jiayin Yang, Wentao Wang, Hong Wu, Yong Zeng, Lvnan Yan, Yonggang Wei, Bo Li
Introduction: Guidelines based on the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) classification system recommend that hepatic resection should be performed only in patients in BCLC stage A. Patients with stage B or stage C should receive palliative or no treatment. However, actual clinical practice varies, and a recent analysis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) surgery outcomes in high volume surgical centers throughout the world concluded that hepatectomy can provide survival benefit for selected patients in all three BCLC stages...
October 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176657/dyslipidaemia-in-nephrotic-syndrome-mechanisms-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Shipra Agrawal, Joshua J Zaritsky, Alessia Fornoni, William E Smoyer
Nephrotic syndrome is a highly prevalent disease that is associated with high morbidity despite notable advances in its treatment. Many of the complications of nephrotic syndrome, including the increased risk of atherosclerosis and thromboembolism, can be linked to dysregulated lipid metabolism and dyslipidaemia. These abnormalities include elevated plasma levels of cholesterol, triglycerides and the apolipoprotein B-containing lipoproteins VLDL and IDL; decreased lipoprotein lipase activity in the endothelium, muscle and adipose tissues; decreased hepatic lipase activity; and increased levels of the enzyme PCSK9...
November 27, 2017: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143675/economic-evaluations-of-hbv-testing-and-treatment-strategies-and-applicability-to-low-and-middle-income-countries
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REVIEW
Shevanthi Nayagam, Elisa Sicuri, Maud Lemoine, Philippa Easterbrook, Lesong Conteh, Timothy B Hallett, Mark Thursz
BACKGROUND: Many people living with chronic HBV infection remain undiagnosed until later stages of disease. Increasing testing and treatment rates form part of the strategy to respond to the WHO goal of eliminating viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030. However, achieving these ambitious targets is dependent on finding effective and cost-effective methods of scale up strategies. The aim of this study was to undertake a narrative review of the literature on economic evaluations of testing and treatment for HBV infection, to help inform the development of the 2017 WHO Hepatitis Testing Guidelines...
November 1, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143626/methodological-challenges-in-appraising-evidence-on-diagnostic-testing-for-who-guidelines-on-hepatitis-b-and-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
#6
Roger Chou, Philippa Easterbrook, Margaret Hellard
Linking persons with hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV) infection with appropriate prevention and treatment requires that they first be diagnosed. The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed its first guidelines on testing for chronic HBV and HCV infection, using a framework based on methods from the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) Working Group for the formulation of recommendations, including determining the strength of recommendations and quality of evidence...
November 1, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143619/diagnostic-accuracy-of-tests-to-detect-hepatitis-b-surface-antigen-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature-and-meta-analysis
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Ali Amini, Olivia Varsaneux, Helen Kelly, Weiming Tang, Wen Chen, Debrah I Boeras, Jane Falconer, Joseph D Tucker, Roger Chou, Azumi Ishizaki, Philippa Easterbrook, Rosanna W Peeling
BACKGROUND: Chronic Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) infection is characterised by the persistence of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg). Expanding HBV diagnosis and treatment programmes into low resource settings will require high quality but inexpensive rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) in addition to laboratory-based enzyme immunoassays (EIAs) to detect HBsAg. The purpose of this review is to assess the clinical accuracy of available diagnostic tests to detect HBsAg to inform recommendations on testing strategies in 2017 WHO hepatitis testing guidelines...
November 1, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143612/values-preferences-and-current-hepatitis-b-and-c-testing-practices-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-results-of-a-survey-of-end-users-and-implementers
#8
Elena Ivanova Reipold, Alessandra Trianni, Douglas Krakower, Stefano Ongarello, Teri Roberts, Philippa Easterbrook, Claudia Denkinger
BACKGROUND: Access to hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) diagnostics remains a key bottleneck in scale-up of access to HBV and HCV treatment, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) that lack laboratory resources and skilled personnel. To inform the development of World Health Organization (WHO) testing guidelines on who to test and how to test, we performed a "values and preferences" survey of end users and implementers of hepatitis testing in LMICs on current hepatitis B and C testing practices and acceptability of diagnostic approaches, as well as preferences for the future...
November 1, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143611/one-or-two-serological-assay-testing-strategy-for-diagnosis-of-hbv-and-hcv-infection-the-use-of-predictive-modelling
#9
John V Parry, Philippa Easterbrook, Anita R Sands
BACKGROUND: Initial serological testing for chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is conducted using either rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) or laboratory-based enzyme immunoassays (EIA)s for detection of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) or antibodies to HCV (anti-HCV), typically on serum or plasma specimens and, for certain RDTs, capillary whole blood. WHO recommends the use of standardized testing strategies - defined as a sequence of one or more assays to maximize testing accuracy while simplifying the testing process and ideally minimizing cost...
November 1, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143609/survey-of-programmatic-experiences-and-challenges-in-delivery-of-hepatitis-b-and-c-testing-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Azumi Ishizaki, Julie Bouscaillou, Niklas Luhmann, Stephanie Liu, Raissa Chua, Nick Walsh, Sarah Hess, Elena Ivanova, Teri Roberts, Philippa Easterbrook
BACKGROUND: There have been few reports on programmatic experience of viral hepatitis testing and treatment in resource-limited settings. To inform the development of the 2017 World Health Organization (WHO) viral hepatitis testing guidance and in particular the feasibility of proposed recommendations, we undertook a survey across a range of organisations engaged with hepatitis testing in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Our objective was to describe current hepatitis B and C testing practices across a range of settings in different countries, as well as key barriers or challenges encountered and proposed solutions to promote testing scale-up...
November 1, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128760/vitamin-d-deficiency-in-children-with-recurrent-respiratory-infections-with-or-without-immunoglobulin-deficiency
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Nel Dąbrowska-Leonik, Ewa Bernatowska, Małgorzata Pac, Wiktor Filipiuk, Jan Mulawka, Barbara Pietrucha, Edyta Heropolitańska-Pliszka, Katarzyna Bernat-Sitarz, Beata Wolska-Kuśnierz, Bożena Mikołuć
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to evaluate thevitamin D concentration in patients with recurrent respiratory infections with or without immunoglobulin G, A or M (IgG, IgA, IgM) deficiency, and to find a correlation between the vitamin D concentration and the response to hepatitis B vaccination. MATERIALS AND METHOD: The study involved 730 patients with recurrent respiratory infections. The concentration of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D), immunoglobulins G, A and M, anti-HBs was determined...
November 9, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116684/disparities-in-direct-acting-antivirals-uptake-in-hiv-hepatitis-c-co-infected-populations-in-canada
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Sahar Saeed, Erin C Strumpf, Erica Em Moodie, Jim Young, Roy Nitulescu, Joseph Cox, Alexander Wong, Sharon Walmsely, Curtis Cooper, Marie-Lousie Vachon, Valerie Martel-Laferriere, Mark Hull, Brian Conway, Marina B Klein
BACKGROUND: Direct acting antivirals (DAAs) have revolutionized hepatitis C (HCV) treatment with >90% cure rates even in real-world studies, giving hope that HCV can be eliminated. However, for DAAs to have a population-level impact on the burden of HCV disease, treatment uptake needs to be expanded. We investigated temporal trends in HCV treatment uptake and evaluated factors associated with second-generation DAA initiation and efficacy among key HIV-HCV co-infected populations in Canada...
November 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101980/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-chronic-liver%C3%A2-disease
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Jeanne M Horowitz, Ihab R Kamel, Hina Arif-Tiwari, Sumeet K Asrani, Nicole M Hindman, Harmeet Kaur, Michelle M McNamara, Richard B Noto, Aliya Qayyum, Tasneem Lalani
Because liver fibrosis can be treated, it is important to diagnose liver fibrosis noninvasively and monitor response to treatment. Although ultrasound (grayscale and Doppler) can diagnose cirrhosis, it does so unreliably using morphologic and sonographic features and cannot diagnose the earlier, treatable stages of hepatic fibrosis. Transient elastography, ultrasound elastography with acoustic radiation force impulse, and MR elastography are modalities that can assess for hepatic fibrosis. Although all international organizations recommend ultrasound for screening for hepatocellular carcinoma, ultrasound is particularly limited for identifying hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with obesity, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and nodular cirrhotic livers...
November 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098140/mpgn-and-mixed-cryoglobulinemia-in-a-patient-with-hepatitis-c-new-treatment-implications-and-renal-outcomes
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Shannon B Palombo, Eric C Wendel, Laura R Kidd, Farshid Yazdi, Mihran V Naljayan
. INTRODUCTION: The association of hepatitis C virus (HCV), cryoglobulinemia, and membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN) is well known. Treatment of underlying HCV infection has greatly improved in recent years with the introduction of direct-acting antivirals (DAA), which have demonstrated curative sustained viral response (SVR) rates for select viral genotypes with the added benefit of less drug side effects. However, a mainstay of newer DAAs is sofosbuvir, which is contraindicated in patients with severe renal impairment...
2017: Clinical Nephrology. Case Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089040/veritable-antiviral-capacity-of-natural-killer-cells-in-chronic-hbv-infection-an-argument-for-an-earlier-anti-virus-treatment
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Xiaoyan Li, Liang Zhou, Lin Gu, Yurong Gu, Lubiao Chen, Yifan Lian, Yuehua Huang
BACKGROUND: There is limited information on innate immunity, especially natural killer (NK) cell function, in different chronic hepatitis B (CHB) stages. Therefore, we examined whether the clinical staging strategy accurately reflects veritable NK cell immunity. METHODS: A total of 237 eligible CHB patients and 22 healthy controls were enrolled in our study. Demographic and clinical data were collected, and the CHB phases (immune active-IA, immune tolerant phase-IT, inactive CHB-IC, and grey zone-GZ) were classified according to the latest American Association for the Study of Liver Disease guidelines...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075369/acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-in-a-multi-ethnic-asian-city-a-comparison-of-patients-identified-by-asia-pacific-association-for-the-study-of-the-liver-and-european-association-for-the-study-of-the-liver-definitions
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Anandraj Selva Rajoo, Seng-Gee Lim, Wah Wah Phyo, Thandar Tun, Yock-Young Dan, Yin-Mei Lee, How-Cheng Low, Kieron Lim, Poh-Seng Tan, Guan-Huei Lee
AIM: To explore the applicability of the Asia-Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL) and European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) guidelines for acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) in profiling patients and determining the outcome. METHODS: Patients admitted to a tertiary hospital in Singapore with acute decompensation of liver disease from January 2004 to July 2014 are screened for ACLF according to the APASL and EASL criteria. The patients' data (including basic demographics, information about existing chronic liver disease, information about the acute decompensation, relevant laboratory values during admission, treatment, and outcome) are retrospectively analyzed to determine the background, precipitating factors and outcome...
October 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066086/-hbv-infection-screening-and-treatment-for-oncology-patients
#17
REVIEW
Anaïs Jaillais, Anne Herber-Mayne, Louis D'Alteroche, Alain Landau, Yacine Merrouche, Stéphane Vignot
Patients with chronic hepatitis B infection are at risk of viral reactivation when treated by immuno- or chemotherapy, with potentially serious or even fatal consequences. This article proposes an overview on screening strategies and antiviral treatment recommendations for oncology patients. We have learned in hematology that reactivations are commun with rituximab and prophylactic treatment is recommanded for any patient who has been in contact with the virus. The risk appears to be lower with cytotoxics but has been far less studied...
October 21, 2017: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065740/budget-impact-analysis-on-the-introduction-of-a-guideline-based-hepatitis-b-and-c-screening-into-a-routine-check-up-in-the-german-primary-care-setting
#18
Cordula Barth, Silke Neusser, Janine Biermann, Jürgen Wasem, Thomas Berg, Johannes Wiegand, Ingmar Wolffram, David Petroff, Pamela Aidelsburger, Alexandra Grünbauer, Anja Neumann
OBJECTIVES: Systematic screening for chronic hepatitis B and C does not yet exist in Germany. Therefore, the implementation of a screening approach within a preventive medical examination performed by primary care physicians ('Check-Up 35+') was evaluated in a recent prospective multicenter study. The present analysis estimates the financial consequences for the statutory health insurance by budget impact analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A Markov cohort model was developed consisting of 21 health states...
October 24, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038644/black-box-warning-for-possible-hbv-reactivation-during-daa-therapy-for-chronic-hcv-infection
#19
Paul J Pockros
In 2016, the US Food and Drug Administration issued a warning about the risk of hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation in some patients receiving direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. HBV reactivation can occur soon after the start of DAA therapy; thus, monitoring liver enzymes during DAA therapy is important in patients at risk. The clinical outcomes of HBV reactivation in this patient population may resemble the outcomes seen in immunosuppressed patients receiving chemotherapy...
September 2017: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020023/the-continuous-reaction-time-test-for-minimal-hepatic-encephalopathy-validated-by-a-randomized-controlled-multi-modal-intervention-a-pilot-study
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
M M Lauridsen, S Mikkelsen, T Svensson, J Holm, C Klüver, J Gram, H Vilstrup, O B Schaffalitzky de Muckadell
BACKGROUND: Minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE) is clinically undetectable and the diagnosis requires psychometric tests. However, a lack of clarity exists as to whether the tests are in fact able to detect changes in cognition. AIM: To examine if the continuous reaction time test (CRT) can detect changes in cognition with anti-HE intervention in patients with cirrhosis and without clinically manifest hepatic encephalopathy (HE). METHODS: Firstly, we conducted a reproducibility analysis and secondly measured change in CRT induced by anti-HE treatment in a randomized controlled pilot study: We stratified 44 patients with liver cirrhosis and without clinically manifest HE according to a normal (n = 22) or abnormal (n = 22) CRT...
2017: PloS One
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