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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933417/serum-wisteria-floribunda-agglutinin-positive-mac-2-binding-protein-could-not-always-predict-early-cirrhosis-in-non-viral-liver-diseases
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Yuki Haga, Tatsuo Kanda, Reina Sasaki, Masato Nakamura, Koji Takahashi, Shuang Wu, Shin Yasui, Makoto Arai, Shingo Nakamoto, Osamu Yokosuka
BACKGROUND: Wisteria floribunda agglutinin-positive human Mac-2-binding protein (WFA(+)-M2BP) is a novel non-invasive marker of liver fibrosis. The goal of the study was to investigate whether the novel serum biomarker WFA(+)-M2BP or other non-invasive markers are useful for the prediction of liver fibrosis in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), autoimmune hepatitis (AIH), and primary biliary cholangitis (PBC). METHODS: We examined a significant correlation between serum WFA(+)-M2BP levels and histological staging of fibrosis in several chronic liver diseases, such as NASH, AIH, and PBC...
December 14, 2016: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933180/-viral-hepatitis-c-and-organ-transplantation
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Libuše Husová, Vladimír Mejzlík
At the Centre for Cardiovascular and Transplantation Surgery, Brno (CKTCH), a total of 638 liver transplantations were performed from the beginning of the transplantation programme on 2/2 1983 to 1/1 2017. Of the overall number of 638 transplantations indicated based on cirrhosis with chronic hepatitis C (HCV), 68 patients (11 %) underwent liver transplantation. Patients with HCV diagnosis were treated both while on the waiting list and after liver transplantation (LT). There was interferon as well as interferon-free therapy used during the treatment...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933179/-infectious-complications-related-to-liver-transplants
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Vladimír Mejzlík, Libuše Husová, Milan Kuman, Soňa Štěpánková, Jiří Ondrášek, Petr Němec
Infection is a feared complication in the process of transplantation. The study discusses sources of infection, screening of infection and risk factors for infection, time occurrence of individual infections during the peritransplantation and posttransplantation course. It describes the most frequent forms of bacterial, viral and mycotic infections. It specifies efficient prophylactic measures that considerably reduce the risk of infection following liver transplantation.Key words: bacterial infection - cytomegalovirus (CMV) - EB virus (EBV) - hepatitis B (HBV) - hepatitis C (HCV) - liver transplantation - mycotic infection prophylaxis - risk factors - viral infection...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933174/-viral-hepatitis-a-possible-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-problems
#4
Petr Husa, Petr Husa
Viral hepatitis A (VHA) is the disease which has an ancient history. Reports of epidemic jaundice were described by Hippocrates in Greece during the 5th century B.C. Incidence of VHA in developed countries is dropping in last decades. What was once common disease is now very rare, usually emerging in local epidemies. With decreasing incidence of hepatitis A clinicians losing practical experiences with disease. Authors present possible diagnostic and therapeutic problems based on their experience with large epidemic of hepatitis A, which occurred in 2016-2017 in Brno area...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932350/lurking-epidemic-of-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-in-iran-a-call-to-action
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Reza Taherkhani, Fatemeh Farshadpour
Despite having a relatively low prevalence in the Iranian general population, the burden of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is on the rise, and hepatitis C is predicted to be the most important leading cause of viral hepatitis-related mortality in the near future in Iran. The recent population-based epidemiological studies have revealed the predominant role of injecting drug use in increasing prevalence of HCV infection. Undoubtedly, new management paradigm is required to drive down the rising wave of hepatitis C in Iran...
August 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932235/zika-virus-congenital-syndrome-experimental-models-and-clinical-aspects
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Carolina Manganeli Polonio, Carla Longo de Freitas, Nagela Ghabdan Zanluqui, Jean Pierre Schatzmann Peron
Viral infections have long been the cause of severe diseases to humans, increasing morbidity and mortality rates worldwide, either in rich or poor countries. Yellow fever virus, H1N1 virus, HIV, dengue virus, hepatitis B and C are well known threats to human health, being responsible for many million deaths annually, associated to a huge economic and social cost. In this context, a recently introduced flavivirus in South America, called Zika virus (ZIKV), led the WHO to declare in February 1st 2016 a warning on Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)...
2017: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins Including Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931691/vertical-transmission-of-hepatitis-c-virus-variable-transmission-bottleneck-and-evidence-of-mid-gestation-in-utero-infection
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Sébastien Fauteux-Daniel, Ariane Larouche, Virginie Calderon, Jonathan Boulais, Chanel Béland, Doris G Ransy, Marc Boucher, Valérie Lamarre, Normand Lapointe, Isabelle Boucoiran, Armelle Le Campion, Hugo Soudeyns
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) can be transmitted from mother to child during pregnancy and childbirth. However, the timing and precise biologic mechanisms that are involved in this process are incompletely understood, as are the determinants that influence transmission of particular HCV variants. Here we report results of a longitudinal assessment of HCV quasispecies diversity and composition in 5 cases of vertical HCV transmission, including 3 women coinfected with HIV-1. The population structure of HCV variant spectra based on E2 envelope gene sequences (nucleotide positions 1491-1787), including hypervariable regions 1 and 2, was characterized using next-generation sequencing and median joining network analysis...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931406/validation-of-a-questionnaire-to-monitor-symptoms-in-hiv-infected-patients-during-hepatitis-c-treatment
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Edward R Cachay, Craig Ballard, Bradford Colwell, Francesca Torriani, Charles Hicks, Wm Christopher Mathews
BACKGROUND: Clinicians are incorporating patient-reported outcomes in the management of HIV-infected persons co-infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), but there are no validated inventories to monitor symptoms of patients during HCV therapy. DESIGN: Five-year retrospective cohort analysis of persons living with HIV (PLWH) treated for HCV. METHODS: The HCV symptom-inventory (HCV-SI) was administered before, during, and after HCV treatment. Discriminant validity was assessed, separately, in mixed model linear regression of HCV-SI T-scores on treatment regimens (pegylated-interferon and ribavirin; pegylated-interferon, ribavirin, and telaprevir; and interferon-free antivirals); and side effect-related premature treatment discontinuation (SE-DC)...
September 20, 2017: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930535/leader-sequences-of-coronavirus-are-altered-during-infection
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Li Liu, Wei Chen
The life cycle of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV) involves a unique process called discontinuous transcription by which a set of 3' coterminal subgenomic mRNAs (sgmRNA) with identical 5' leader sequences can be generated. The current study demonstrates that the replication intermediates of minus strand of subgenomic RNA (sgRNA) can be readily recovered from SARS-CoV infected cells. A novel sgmRNA (M-1) was identified as a short version of membrane (M) gene. Transcriptional regulatory sequences (TRS) of SARS-CoV and Mouse Hepatitis Virus (MHV) sgmRNAs contain a species specific core element (CE)...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929125/the-association-of-inflammatory-markers-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-differs-by-human-immunodeficiency-virus-serostatus
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Jennifer C Price, Ruibin Wang, Eric C Seaberg, Matthew J Budoff, Lawrence A Kingsley, Frank J Palella, Mallory D Witt, Wendy S Post, Chloe L Thio
BACKGROUND: We aimed to determine the relationship of circulating adipokines and inflammatory biomarkers with fatty liver among men in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study. METHODS: Noncontrast computed tomography was used to assess fatty liver and measure abdominal visceral adipose tissue (VAT) area in 526 participants without history of cardiovascular disease, heavy alcohol use, or viral hepatitis infection. Multivariable logistic regression was used to assess associations of circulating biomarker levels with fatty liver...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928961/recent-advances-in-managing-hepatitis-d
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REVIEW
Cihan Yurdaydin
Hepatitis D virus (HDV) infection leads to the most severe form of chronic viral hepatitis and requires the attention of a liver specialist. In this review, I will recapitulate recent advances in the management of HDV, present background information on HDV infection as well as current chronic hepatitis D treatment, briefly examine the HDV life cycle and discuss new management strategies.
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928855/association-between-extranodal-natural-killer-t-cell-lymphoma-and-hepatitis-b-viral-infection-a-case-control-study
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Kefeng Wang, Hang Yang, Wenjun He, Yi Xia, Zhongjun Xia, Su Li, Huiqiang Huang, Zhiming Li, Panpan Liu, Wenqi Jiang
Extranodal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma, nasal type (ENKTL) is a rare subtype of lymphoma that is often associated with poor clinical prognosis. Several studies have shown that hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection may be associated with increased risk of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma; however, because of the rarity of ENKTL, little is known about its association with HBV. Our study aimed to assess whether HBV infection was associated with increased odds of ENKTL. We conducted a hospital-based case-control study including 417 ENKTL cases and 488 age- and sex-matched subjects with nonmalignant diseases unrelated to HBV infection...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927006/emerging-roles-of-heparanase-in-viral-pathogenesis
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REVIEW
Neel Thakkar, Tejabhiram Yadavalli, Dinesh Jaishankar, Deepak Shukla
Heparan sulfate (HS) is ubiquitously expressed on mammalian cells. It is a polysaccharide that binds growth factors, cytokines, and chemokines, and thereby controls several important physiological functions. Ironically, many human pathogens including viruses interact with it for adherence to host cells. HS functions can be regulated by selective modifications and/or selective cleavage of the sugar chains from the cell surface. In mammals, heparanase (HPSE) is the only known enzyme capable of regulating HS functions via a selective endoglycosidase activity that cleaves polymeric HS chains at internal sites...
September 18, 2017: Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926398/association-of-a-3-untranslated-region-polymorphism-in-pcsk9-with-hiv-viral-load-and-cd4-levels-in-hiv-hepatitis-c-virus-co-infected-women
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Mark H Kuniholm, Hua Liang, Kathryn Anastos, Deborah Gustafson, Seble Kassaye, Marek Nowicki, Beverly E Sha, Emilia J Pawlowski, Stephen J Gange, Bradley E Aouizerat, Tatiana Pushkarsky, Michael I Bukrinsky, Vinayaka R Prasad
OBJECTIVE: To assess variation in genes that regulate cholesterol metabolism in relation to the natural history of HIV infection. DESIGN: Cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis of the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS). METHODS: We examined 2,050 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 19 genes known to regulate cholesterol metabolism in relation to HIV viral load and CD4 T cell levels in a multiracial cohort of 1,066 antiretroviral therapy (ART) naïve women...
September 18, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924449/outcomes-after-sofosbuvir-containing-regimens-for-hepatitis-c-virus-in-patients-with-decompensated-cirrhosis-a-real-world-study
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Fanpu Ji, Wenjun Wang, Shuangsuo Dang, Shengbang Wang, Burong Li, Dan Bai, Wenxue Zhao, Hong Deng, Changyin Tian, Zongfang Li
BACKGROUND: Direct-acting antivirals have been used for decompensated cirrhotic patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. However, the benefits in Chinese patients with decompensated cirrhosis are unclear. METHODS: Thirty patients with HCV infection and decompensated cirrhosis were administered sofosbuvir-containing regimens at our hospital between April and December 2015. The efficacy and safety of the treatments was determined by sustained virological response at week 12 (SVR 12), change of liver function and adverse events...
2017: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923653/effects-of-the-mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-inhibitor-everolimus-on-hepatitis-c-virus-replication-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in%C3%A2-vivo
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A Frey, E-M Ecker, K Piras-Straub, A Walker, T G Hofmann, J Timm, B B Singer, G Gerken, K Herzer
BACKGROUND: The influence of immunosuppressants on hepatitis C virus (HCV) re-infection after liver transplantation, particularly mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitors, remains unclear. The aim of our study was to analyze the influence of everolimus (EVR) on HCV replication activity in the context of underlying molecular mechanisms, with focus on the pro-myelocytic leukemia protein (PML). METHODS: HCV viral load was recorded in 40 patients with post-transplant HCV re-infection before and 8 weeks after introduction of EVR...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922464/molecular-dynamics-simulation-revealed-binding-of-nucleotide-inhibitors-to-zikv-polymerase-over-444-nanoseconds
#17
Abdo A Elfiky, Wael M Elshemey
In the year 2015, new Zika virus (ZIKV) broke out in Brazil and spread away in more than 80 countries. Scientists directed their efforts toward viral polymerase in attempt to find inhibitors that might interfere with its function. In this study, molecular dynamics simulation (MDS) was performed over 444 ns for a ZIKV polymerase model. Molecular docking (MD) was then performed every 10 ns during the MDS course to ensure the binding of small molecules to the polymerase over the entire time of the simulation...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921677/clinical-profile-of-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-in-a-developing-country-india
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Ramit Mahajan, Vandana Midha, Omesh Goyal, Varun Mehta, Vikram Narang, Kirandeep Kaur, Arshdeep Singh, Dharmatma Singh, Rishu Bhanot, Ajit Sood
BACKGROUND: The epidemiology and clinical profile of hepatitis C virus (HCV) varies worldwide and data from developing countries is sparse. AIMS: To study the clinical profile of HCV infection in a developing country in South East Asia (India). METHODS: This observational study assessed patient demographics, viral characteristics, risk factors for virus acquisition and disease characteristics in HCV patients diagnosed between January 2004 and December 2015...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921572/production-level-risk-factors-for-syncytial-hepatitis-in-farmed-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus-l
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R M Kabuusu, A T Aire, D F Stroup, C N L Macpherson, H W Ferguson
Syncytial hepatitis (SHT) is an emerging viral disease of tilapia characterized by significant morbidity and mortality. This study aimed to establish the production-level risk factors associated with presence and severity of SHT. Production factors were analysed during multiple outbreaks of SHT that occurred between 2011 and 2013 on a single tilapia farm in Ecuador and compared with the year 2010 before the SHT outbreaks. Relative risks, t tests, modified Poisson and forward stepwise linear regression analyses were performed using EPIINFO™...
September 17, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920172/hepatocellular-carcinoma-screening-utilising-serum-alpha-fetoprotein-measurement-and-abdominal-ultrasound-is-more-effective-than-ultrasound-alone-in-patients-with-non-viral-cirrhosis
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Thomas Worland, Benjamin Harrison, Leighton Delmenico, Damian Dowling
PURPOSE: This study is aimed to determine the performance of alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) as part of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) screening in a non-viral cirrhosis population. METHODS: A retrospective audit was conducted of patients with non-viral cirrhosis over a 13 year period managed at a single centre. All patients were investigated routinely for evidence of viral hepatitis; patients with positive results were excluded from analysis. Cirrhosis was defined on basis of clinical, biochemical, and radiological investigations and examinations...
September 17, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
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