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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447580/liver-enzyme-normalization-predicts-success-of-hepatitis-c-oral-direct-acting-antiviral-treatment
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Sarwat T Khan, Michaeline McGuinty, Daniel J Corsi, Curtis L Cooper
PURPOSE: Monitoring of hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment response is performed by serial HCV RNA measurements; however, this may not be useful for predicting treatment success or failure with oral direct-acting antiviral agent (DAA) therapies. Liver enzyme levels, which are elevated in chronic HCV and tend to decline on therapy, may serve as a more logistically and economically feasible alternative for monitoring treatment response. SOURCE: The Ottawa Hospital Viral Hepatitis Clinic patients (n=219), receiving interferon-free oral DAA treatments, were assessed for liver enzymes and HCV RNA levels at baseline, week 4 and ≥12 weeks post-treatment...
April 26, 2017: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447325/interferon-free-therapy-with-sofosbuvir-plus-ribavirin-for-successful-treatment-of-genotype-2-hepatitis-c-virus-with-lichen-planus-a-case-report
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Ayumu Yoshikawa, Katsumi Terashita, Kenichi Morikawa, Soichiro Matsuda, Takahiro Yamamura, Koichiro Sarashina, Shintaro Nakano, Yoshimitsu Kobayashi, Susumu Sogabe, Kazuhiro Takahashi, Shin Haba, Hisashi Oda, Tatsuro Takahashi, Takuto Miyagishima, Naoya Sakamoto
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection remains the main cause of liver disease and can lead to chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. HCV may also develop extrahepatic manifestations in the skin, eyes, joints, kidneys, nervous system, and immune system. In fact, several studies reported that up to 70% of HCV patients experienced extrahepatic manifestations. Lichen planus (LP), which is an immune system disorder that is triggered by viral infections, allergens, and stress, can affect the skin, mouth, nails, and scalp...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445251/long-term-follow-up-of-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-treated-with-%C3%AE-interferon-and-ribavirin-antiviral-therapy-clinical-and-fibrosis-impact-of-treatment-response
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Patricia Cordero-Ruiz, Isabel Carmona-Soria, Manuel Rodríguez-Téllez, Angel Caunedo-Alvarez, Roberto H Quezada-Pacheco, Alexander Flores-Cucho, Manuel Romero-Gómez, Ángel Vilches-Arenas
BACKGROUND AND GOALS: The slow progression of chronic hepatitis C (CHC) infection requires long observation periods to detect clinical changes. We compare the incidence of clinical events, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), overall mortality, liver-related mortality, and fibrosis progression between patients with a sustained virological response (SVR) and nonresponders (NR) after a 13-year follow-up period. STUDY: One hundred and eighty-two CHC patients, who received interferon and ribavirin treatment between 1996 and 2000, were included...
April 25, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440885/a-comparison-of-direct-sequencing-and-invader-assay-for-y93h-mutation-and-response-to-interferon-free-therapy-in-hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-1b
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Kazuhiko Hayashi, Masatoshi Ishigami, Yoji Ishizu, Teiji Kuzuya, Takashi Honda, Hiroki Kawashima, Tetsuya Ishikawa, Yoshihiko Tachi, Masashi Hattori, Yoshiaki Katano, Hidemi Goto, Yoshiki Hirooka
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Virologic failure of interferon (IFN)-free therapy has been associated with Y93H mutation in the NS5A region in hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1b, and screening is recommended. A simple assay based on Q-Invader technology was developed for Y93H mutant screening to reduce cost and effort. The present study sought to compare two methods of detection of Y93H mutation and to evaluate the effect of Y93H mutation on response to IFN free therapy. METHODS: Y93H mutation was examined in 258 patients with HCV genotype 1b using both direct sequencing analysis and the PCR-Invader assay...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439936/hiv-positive-men-who-have-sex-with-men-are-at-high-risk-of-development-of-significant-liver-fibrosis-after-an-episode-of-acute-hepatitis-c
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K Steininger, A Boyd, S Dupke, I Krznaric, A Carganico, M Munteanu, S Neifer, M Schuetze, M Obermeier, K Arasteh, A Baumgarten, P Ingiliz
Acute hepatitis C virus infection remains a major health concern in human immunodeficiency virus(HIV)-infected men who have sex with men (MSM). New direct-acting antiviral agent (DAA) combination therapy has not yet been approved for the treatment for acute hepatitis C virus(HCV), thereby potentially causing deferral of HCV treatment. Therefore, we aimed to study the course of liver disease after an episode of acute HCV. This study is a retrospective single-centre cohort of HIV-positive MSM with acute HCV infection...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439915/treatment-of-chronic-hepatitis-c-with-direct-acting-antivirals-in-patients-with-%C3%AE-thalassaemia-major-and-advanced-liver-disease
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Emmanouil Sinakos, Dimitrios Kountouras, John Koskinas, Kalliopi Zachou, Stylianos Karatapanis, Christos Triantos, Themistoklis Vassiliadis, Ioannis Goulis, Alexandra Kourakli, Efthymia Vlachaki, Barbara Toli, Maria Tampaki, Pinelopi Arvaniti, Georgios Tsiaoussis, Aristea Bellou, Antonis Kattamis, Konstantinos Maragkos, Foteini Petropoulou, George N Dalekos, Evangelos Akriviadis, George V Papatheodoridis
Interferon-based regimens for chronic hepatitis C (CHC) were often deferred in patients with β-thalasaemia major (β-TM) due to poor efficacy and tolerance. Current guidelines recommend direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) for these patients. The aim of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of DAAs in patients with β-TM and advanced liver disease due to CHC. Patients were recruited from eight liver units in Greece. The stage of liver disease was assessed using transient elastography and/or liver histology...
April 25, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439747/management-of-cirrhotic-patients-after-successful-hcv-eradication
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REVIEW
Ryan M Kwok, Tram T Tran
Chronic hepatitis C (HCV) is a hepatotropic virus which, when untreated, can lead to progressive inflammation and fibrosis resulting in cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and decompensations related to end-stage liver disease. The relatively recent introduction of all oral, interferon-free, direct-acting antiviral medications against HCV has transformed the management of these patients. Previous treatment regimens were prolonged, poorly tolerated, and frequently did not result in cure. Current therapies achieve sustained viral response (SVR) in the vast majority of patients including those with decompensated liver disease; a previously challenging population to treat...
April 24, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432579/hcv-cure-and-reinfection-among-people-with-hiv-hcv-coinfection-and-people-who-inject-drugs
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REVIEW
Marianne Martinello, Behzad Hajarizadeh, Jason Grebely, Gregory J Dore, Gail V Matthews
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Highly effective, well-tolerated interferon-free direct-acting antivirals (DAA) have revolutionised hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapeutics, with the opportunity for broad treatment scale-up among marginalised or "high-risk" populations, including people who inject drugs (PWID) and people with HIV/HCV coinfection. RECENT FINDINGS: Concern that HCV reinfection may compromise HCV treatment outcomes is sometimes cited as a reason for not offering treatment to current and former PWID...
April 21, 2017: Current HIV/AIDS Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430385/significant-reductions-in-alcohol-use-after-hepatitis-c-treatment-results-from-the-french-anrs-co13-hepavih-cohort
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Rod Knight, Perrine Roux, Antoine Vilotitch, Fabienne Marcellin, Eric Rosenthal, Laure Esterle, François Boué, David Rey, Lionel Piroth, Stéphanie Dominguez, Philippe Sogni, Dominique Salmon-Ceron, Bruno Spire, Maria Patrizia Carrieri
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Few data exist on changes to substance use patterns before and after hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment. We used longitudinal data of HIV-HCV co-infected individuals to examine whether receiving Peg-interferon (Peg-IFN)-based therapy irrespective of HCV clearance could modify tobacco, cannabis and alcohol use. DESIGN: A prospective cohort of HIV-HCV co-infected individuals was enrolled from 2006. Participants' clinical data were retrieved from medical records and socio-demographic and behavioral characteristics were collected by yearly self-administered questionnaires...
April 21, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428715/impact-of-interferon-free-antivirus-therapy-on-lipid-profiles-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-genotype-1b
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Daisuke Endo, Kenichi Satoh, Noritomo Shimada, Atsushi Hokari, Yoshio Aizawa
AIM: To investigate the influence of interferon-free antivirus therapy on lipid profiles in chronic hepatitis C virus genotype 1b (HCV1b) infection. METHODS: Interferon-free antiviral agents were used to treat 276 patients with chronic HCV1b infection, and changes in serum lipids of those who achieved sustained virologic response (SVR) were examined. The treatment regimen included 24 wk of daclatasvir plus asunaprevir (DCV + ASV) or 12 wk of sofosbuvir plus ledipasvir (SOF + LDV)...
April 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427463/combination-of-sofosbuvir-pegylated-interferon-and-ribavirin-for-treatment-of-hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-1-infection-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Fardin Dolatimehr, Hamidreza Karimi-Sari, Mohammad Saeid Rezaee-Zavareh, Seyed Moayed Alavian, Bita Behnava, Mohammad Gholami-Fesharaki, Heidar Sharafi
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is an important cause of chronic liver disease which has been affected 3% of world's population. Some studies have shown that adding Sofosbuvir (SOF), an HCV polymerase inhibitor to the conventional therapy of Pegylated-interferon (PegIFN) plus Ribavirin (RBV) can increase the rate of sustained virologic response (SVR) among HCV-infected patients. This study was conducted to determine the effect of combination therapy with PegIFN and RBV plus SOF for chronic hepatitis C genotype 1 infection using systematic review with meta-analysis...
April 20, 2017: Daru: Journal of Faculty of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425406/curing-chronic-hepatitis-c-a-cost-comparison-of-the-combination-simeprevir-plus-sofosbuvir-vs-protease-inhibitor-based-triple-therapy
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Jacob A Langness, David Tabano, Amanda Wieland, Sarah Tise, Lindsay Pratt, Lauren Ayres Harrington, Sonia Lin, Vahram Ghuschcyan, Kavita V Nair, Gregory T Everson
INTRODUCTION: Interferon-free, multi-direct acting antiviral (DAA) therapy for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is highly effective and well tolerated, but costly. To gain perspective on the evolving economics of HCV therapy, we compared the cost per cure of a multi-DAA regimen with the prior standard of triple therapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients infected with HCV genotype 1 who were treated through the University of Colorado Hepatology Clinic between May 2011 and December 2014 comprised the study population...
May 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425405/cost-effectiveness-and-clinical-impact-of-antiviral-strategies-of-hbeag-positive-and-negative-chronic-hepatitis-b
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Itziar Oyagüez, María Buti, Max Brosa, Magdalena Rueda, Miguel A Casado
INTRODUCTION: Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) is associated with high burden and healthcare costs. Virologic response achieved with antivirals is associated with progression avoidance. This study aimed to estimate the efficiency and clinical impact of antiviral strategies in CHB patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A Markov model estimated lifetime complications and direct costs in both, HBeAg-positive and HBeAg-negative cohorts. Strategy 1 (71% of treated population) and strategy 2 (100%), both based on pegylated interferon (peg-IFN) followed by oral tenofovir or entecavir, were compared to no treatment...
May 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425400/the-direct-acting-antivirals-for-hepatitis-c-virus-and-the-risk-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Paulina Chinchilla-López, Xingshun Qi, Eric M Yoshida, Nahum Méndez-Sánchez
The increase of incidences of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) will continue in the next decades. The therapies about hepatitis C infection has been questioned as a risk factor. Some authors emphasized that sustained virologic response (SVR) with interferon-based therapy reduced the risk of developing HCC. In contrast, some publications that to suggest an increasing risk of HCC in patients treated with Direct-Acting Antivirals (DAA). Whether these therapies are associated with an increased risk of HCC remains to be studied and continued long-term observational studies will be needed...
May 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424064/effectiveness-of-triple-therapy-with-direct-acting-antivirals-for-hepatitis-c-genotype-1-infection-application-of-propensity-score-matching-in-a-national-hcv-treatment-registry
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Emma Gray, David J Pasta, Suzanne Norris, Aisling O'Leary
BACKGROUND: Observational studies are used to measure the effectiveness of an intervention in non-experimental, real world scenarios at the population level and are recognised as an important component of the evidence pyramid. Such data can be accrued through prospective cohort studies and a patient registry is a proven method for this type of study. The national hepatitis C (HCV) registry was established in Ireland in 2012 with the aim of monitoring the clinical and economic outcomes from new, high cost regimens for the treatment of HCV infection...
April 19, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422425/negativization-of-viremia-prior-to-liver-transplant-reduces-early-allograft-dysfunction-in-hepatitis-c-recipients
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Silvia Martini, Francesco Tandoi, Lodovico Terzi di Bergamo, Silvia Strona, Bruna Lavezzo, Marco Sacco, Francesca Maione, Federica Gonella, Paolo Strignano, Dominic Dell Olio, Mauro Salizzoni, Giorgio Maria Saracco, Renato Romagnoli
Although early allograft dysfunction (EAD) negatively impacts on survival from the first months following liver transplantation (LT), direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) have revolutionized HCV therapy. We investigated the EAD definition best predicting 90-day graft loss and identified EAD risk factors in HCV positive recipients. From 11-2002 to 06-2016, 603 HCV-positive patients (hepatocellular carcinoma 53.4%) underwent a first LT with HCV-negative donors. Median recipient MELD score 15, median donor age 63 years...
April 19, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421422/hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-3-update-on-current-and-emergent-therapeutic-interventions
#17
REVIEW
Steven W Johnson, Dorothea K Thompson, Brianne Raccor
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) have markedly improved the prognosis of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-genotype 3 (GT3), a highly prevalent infection worldwide. However, in patients with hepatic fibrosis, cirrhosis, or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), GT3 infection presents a treatment challenge compared with other genotypes. The dependence of the HCV life cycle on host lipid metabolism suggests the possible utility of targeting host cellular factors for combination anti-HCV therapy...
June 2017: Current Infectious Disease Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420944/new-therapies-for-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
#18
Jennifer L Horsley-Silva, Hugo E Vargas
Approximately 350 million people worldwide are infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), which is associated with morbidity and mortality related to cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, or liver failure. Recently, vast improvements have been made with the development of direct-acting antiviral (DAA) agents, which are all-oral, are better tolerated than interferon-based treatment, and provide a sustained virologic response in more than 90% of treated patients. This article reviews the new therapies available for HCV infection, with a focus on patients who have chronic HCV with and without compensated cirrhosis...
January 2017: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419938/direct-acting-antivirals-the-endgame-for-hepatitis-c
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REVIEW
Roberta D'Ambrosio, Elisabetta Degasperi, Massimo Colombo, Alessio Aghemo
Directly-acting antivirals (DAA) have finally allowed all patients to be potentially cured from chronic hepatitis C (HCV) infection. All-oral, Interferon (IFN)-free regimens are based upon the combination of molecules targeting different sites of the HCV replication process. Three classes of DAA exist: protease inhibitors (anti-NS3/4A), RNA-dependent polymerase inhibitors (anti-NS5B) and anti-NS5A inhibitors, which are characterized by different antiviral potency and barrier to resistance and therefore are usually combined in different treatment schedules...
April 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419684/should-organs-from-hepatitis-c-virus-infected-donors-be-used-for-transplantation-in-the-era-of-daas
#20
Hideki Ohdan
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has been demonstrated to deleteriously impact both patient and graft survival following non-hepatic organ transplantation [1, 2]. Interferon (IFN)-based therapies prior to non-hepatic transplant in HCV-infected patients improved their survival, however, tolerability and low cure rates practically limited those therapies [3]. In addition, due to the risk of allograft rejection, IFN-based therapy following non-hepatic solid organ transplant is not generally recommended. This article is protected by copyright...
April 18, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
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