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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440692/both-hepatitis-c-virus-specific-t-cell-responses-and-il28b-rs12979860-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-genotype-influence-antihepatitis-c-virus-treatment-outcome-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c
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José M Benito, Javier García-Samaniego, Marcial García, Antonio Madejón, Luz Martín-Carbonero, Alfonso Cabello, Beatriz Álvarez, Miguel Górgolas, Norma Rallón
Despite new treatments for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, IFNα-based regimens still have clinical relevance in special populations of patients and remain the only therapeutic option for many patients. We sought to elucidate the interplay between two relevant factors (IL28B polymorphism and T cell immune responses) involved in the outcome of this therapy in HCV-infected patients. We evaluated 38 patients infected with HCV genotype 1-17 coinfected with HIV-who were undergoing a full course of pegIFNα/RBV therapy...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research
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
#2
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/28430385/significant-reductions-in-alcohol-use-after-hepatitis-c-treatment-results-from-the-french-anrs-co13-hepavih-cohort
#3
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/28419488/interferon-%C3%AE-3-gene-il28b-is-associated-with-spontaneous-or-treatment-induced-viral-clearance-in-hepatitis%C3%A2-c-virus-infected-multitransfused-patients-with-thalassemia
#4
Aritra Biswas, Rushna Firdaus, Debanjali Gupta, Monika Ghosh, Kallol Saha, Prosanto Chowdhury, Maitreyee Bhattacharyya, Provash C Sadhukhan
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the major posttransfusion infection in multitransfused individuals in India with thalassemia major. To our knowledge, this study is the first conducted to correlate and comprehend the effects of the host interleukin (IL)28B gene polymorphism at loci rs12979860 and rs8099917 in spontaneous or interferon (IFN)-induced treatment response in the HCV-seroreactive individuals with thalassemia major. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: A total of 557 HCV-seroreactive individuals with thalassemia were processed for HCV viral genotyping and host IL28B single-nucleotide polymorphism analysis at loci rs12979860 and rs8099917...
April 16, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414896/nk-cells-in-self-limited-hcv-infection-exhibit-a-more-extensively-differentiated-but-not-memory-like-repertoire
#5
Rik A de Groen, Zwier M A Groothuismink, Gertine van Oord, Neeltje A Kootstra, Harry L A Janssen, Maria Prins, Janke Schinkel, André Boonstra
Natural killer (NK) cells have long been thought of as a purely innate immune cell population, but increasing reports have described developmental and functional qualities of NK cells that are commonly associated with cells of the adaptive immune system. Of these features, the ability of NK cells to acquire functional qualities associated with immunological memory and continuous differentiation resulting in the formation of specific NK cell repertoires has recently been highlighted in viral infection settings...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413215/successful-withdrawal-of-insulin-therapy-after-post-treatment-clearance-of-hepatitis-c-virus-in-a-man-with-type-2-diabetes
#6
Timothy M E Davis, Wendy A Davis, Gary Jeffrey
BACKGROUND Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is associated with increased insulin resistance and risk of type 2 diabetes. Successful antiviral treatment can improve insulin resistance and allow a reduction in blood glucose-lowering treatment. There have been case reports of a reduced insulin requirement in this situation, although 1 case in which insulin was stopped exhibited a subsequent deterioration in glycemic control. CASE REPORT A 55-year-old Italian man was diagnosed with HCV infection in 2000 at the age of 39 years and with type 2 diabetes 6 years later...
April 17, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412292/hla-bw4-80-t-and-multiple-hla-bw4-copies-combined-with-kir3dl1-associate-with-spontaneous-clearance-of-hcv-infection-in-people-who-inject-drugs
#7
Christine Thöns, Tina Senff, Theresa J Hydes, Angela R Manser, Falko M Heinemann, Andreas Heinold, Martin Heilmann, Arthur Y Kim, Markus Uhrberg, Norbert Scherbaum, Georg M Lauer, Salim I Khakoo, Jörg Timm
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: NK cell function is regulated by inhibitory and activating receptors including killer-cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs). Here, we analyzed the impact of different KIR/KIR-ligand genotypes on the outcome of HCV infection in people who inject drugs (PWID). KIR/KIR-ligand genotypes associated with spontaneous clearance of HCV infection were identified in a cohort of PWID from Germany (n=266) and further validated in a second anti-HCV positive cohort of PWID recruited in North America (n=342)...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404135/incidence-risk-factors-and-prevention-of-hepatitis-c-reinfection-a-population-based-cohort-study
#8
Nazrul Islam, Mel Krajden, Jean Shoveller, Paul Gustafson, Mark Gilbert, Jane A Buxton, Jason Wong, Mark W Tyndall, Naveed Zafar Janjua
BACKGROUND: People remain at risk of reinfection with hepatitis C virus (HCV), even after clearance of the primary infection. We identified factors associated with HCV reinfection risk in a large population-based cohort study in British Columbia, Canada, and examined the association of opioid substitution therapy and mental health counselling with reinfection. METHODS: We obtained data from the British Columbia Hepatitis Testers Cohort, which includes all individuals tested for HCV or HIV at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control Public Health Laboratory during 1990-2013 (when data were available)...
March 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397081/a-bayesian-approach-for-population-pharmacokinetic-modeling-of-pegylated-interferon-%C3%AE-2a-in-hepatitis-c-patients
#9
Mohammad I Saleh
BACKGROUND: Pegylated interferon α-2a (PEG-IFN-α-2a) is an antiviral drug used for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. This study describes the population pharmacokinetics of PEG-IFN-α-2a in hepatitis C patients using a Bayesian approach. A possible association between patient characteristics and pharmacokinetic parameters is also explored. METHODS: A Bayesian population pharmacokinetic modeling approach, using WinBUGS version 1.4.3, was applied to a cohort of patients (n = 292) with chronic HCV infection...
April 10, 2017: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388935/direct-acting-antiviral-agents-in-the-therapy-of-hepatitis-c-virus-related-mixed-cryoglobulinaemia-a-single-centre-experience
#10
Gianfranco Lauletta, Sabino Russi, Fabio Pavone, Angelo Vacca, Franco Dammacco
BACKGROUND: The efficacy and safety of direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) were evaluated in a cohort of prospectively enrolled patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related mixed cryoglobulinaemia (MC), an immune complex-mediated vasculitis of small and medium vessels in which the pathogenetic role of HCV has been clearly established. METHODS: Twenty-two patients received DAAs. Clinical and laboratory features were recorded at baseline, every 4 weeks until the end of treatment (EoT), and 12 weeks afterwards...
April 8, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387899/a-correlation-study-between-gene-polymorphism-of-th-cell-expressed-chemokine-receptor-cxcr3-and-its-ligand-levels-with-hcv-infection-prognosis
#11
Y Lu, L-Y Lin, J-G Tan, H-P Deng, X-H Li, Z Zhang, Y Li, Z Zhou, X Xu, X Xie, S-J Mei
OBJECTIVE: Chemokine receptor and its ligand participate in viral immunity and HCV infection, which are important inflammatory mediators. The current study showed the different roles of Th cell secreted chemokines CXCR3, CCR5 and CCR6 in chronic liver inflammation after HCV infection. As one important chemokine receptor, the role of polypeptide property and ligand level in HCV prognosis is still unclear. This study aims to investigate gene polymorphism of chemokine genes and ligand level, and their correlation with patient liver function, to provide evidence for HCV prognosis and chronic transition mechanism...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370880/long-term-outcomes-of-daas-in-post-transplant-advanced-hcv-recurrence-and-fibrosing-cholestatic-hepatitis
#12
Ranka Vukotic, Fabio Conti, Stefano Fagiuoli, Maria Cristina Morelli, Luisa Pasulo, Maria Colpani, Francesco Giuseppe Foschi, Sonia Berardi, Paolo Pianta, Michele Mangano, Maria Francesca Donato, Federica Malinverno, Sara Monico, Mariarosa Tamè, Giuseppe Mazzella, Luca Saverio Belli, Raffaella Viganò, Paola Carrai, Patrizia Burra, Francesco Paolo Russo, Ilaria Lenci, Pierluigi Toniutto, Manuela Merli, Laura Loiacono, Rosamaria Iemmolo, Anna Maria Degli Antoni, Antonietta Romano, Antonio Picciotto, Maria Rendina, Pietro Andreone
Long-term functional outcomes of sofosbuvir-based antiviral treatment were evaluated in a cohort-study involving 16 Italian centers within the international compassionate-use program for post-transplant HCV-recurrence. Seventy-three patients with cirrhosis (n=52) or fibrosing cholestatic hepatitis (FCH, n=21) received 24-weeks sofosbuvir with ribavirin±pegylated interferon or interferon-free sofosbuvir-based regimen with daclatasvir/simeprevir+ribavirin. The patients were observed for a median time of 103 (82-112) weeks...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356063/daclatasvir-asunaprevir-based-direct-acting-antiviral-therapy-ameliorate-hepatitis-c-virus-associated-cryoglobulinemic-membranoproliferative-glomerulonephritis-a-case-report
#13
Michiko Shimada, Norio Nakamura, Tetsu Endo, Hideaki Yamabe, Masayuki Nakamura, Reiichi Murakami, Ikuyo Narita, Hirofumi Tomita
BACKGROUND: Direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) dramatically improve the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections. However, the effects of DAAs on extra-hepatic manifestations such as HCV-associated glomerulonephritis, especially in cases with renal dysfunction, are not well elucidated. CASE PRESENTATION: A 69-year-old Japanese woman was diagnosed as having chronic hepatitis C, genotype 1b at the age of 55. She presented with hypertension, microscopic hematuria, proteinuria, renal dysfunction, purpura, and arthralgia at the age of 61...
March 29, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353221/health-related-quality-of-life-in-chronic-hcv-infected-patients-switching-to-pegylated-interferon-free-regimens-anrs-co20-cupic-cohort-study-and-sirius-trial
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Maria Patrizia Carrieri, Camelia Protopopescu, Zobair Younossi, Antoine Vilotitch, Hélène Fontaine, Ventzislava Petrov-Sanchez, Fabienne Marcellin, Fabrice Carrat, Christophe Hézode, Marc Bourlière
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to compare health-related quality of life (HRQL) during and after hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment in patients receiving pegylated-interferon (PEG-IFN)-containing therapy (including boceprevir or telaprevir-ANRS CO20 CUPIC cohort) who subsequently switched to PEG-IFN-free regimens (sofosbuvir + ledipasvir with or without ribavirin [RBV]-SIRIUS trial). METHODS: Two analyses were performed. The first compared physical (PCS) and mental (MCS) HRQL (MOS SF-12) scores during treatment between CUPIC and SIRIUS...
March 28, 2017: Patient
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339063/viral-and-host-factors-associated-with-outcomes-of-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-review
#15
Zehui Yan, Yuming Wang
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a major health issue globally. Owing to the progress made in host genetics and HCV molecular virology, emerging data have suggested that the natural course and treatment response in patients with HCV infection are largely determined by complex host‑viral interactions. HCV genotype is the most important viral factor predicting the response to pegylated interferon‑α plus ribavirin therapy. The subtype of HCV genotype 1 is the key viral factor that predicts the efficacy of direct‑acting antiviral therapy...
May 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321272/future-of-liver-disease-in-the-era-of-direct-acting-antivirals-for-the-treatment-of-hepatitis-c
#16
REVIEW
Francesca Romana Ponziani, Francesca Mangiola, Cecilia Binda, Maria Assunta Zocco, Massimo Siciliano, Antonio Grieco, Gian Lodovico Rapaccini, Maurizio Pompili, Antonio Gasbarrini
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has been a global health problem for decades, due to the high number of infected people and to the lack of effective and well-tolerated therapies. In the last 3 years, the approval of new direct acting antivirals characterized by high rates of virological clearance and excellent tolerability has dramatically improved HCV infection curability, especially for patients with advanced liver disease and for liver transplant recipients. Long-term data about the impact of the new direct acting antivirals on liver fibrosis and liver disease-related outcomes are not yet available, due to their recent introduction...
March 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320588/herpes-zoster-reactivation-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-under-treatment-with-directly-acting-antiviral-agents-a-case-series
#17
Mohamed El Kassas, Mohamed Naguib Wifi, Reem Mahdy, Shimaa Afify, Enas Hafez, Yasmeen Abd El Latif, Marwa Ezzat, Adel El Tahan, Naglaa Youssef, Gamal Esmat
We report a series of cutaneous Herpes Zoster (HZ) reactivation cases in patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection treated with directly acting antiviral (DAA) agents. Five cases were detected among 2133 treated patients with DAAs at one of the specialized viral hepatitis treatment centers in Egypt. A control group including 2300 age and sex matched HCV patients who were previously treated with pegylated interferon and ribavirin did not show any HZ reactivation reports while on treatment. None of cases had an evidence of immunosuppression or a risk factor for HZ reactivation...
March 2017: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291241/efficacy-and-safety-of-direct-acting-antivirals-for-the-treatment-of-mixed-cryoglobulinemia
#18
Joel S Emery, Magdalena Kuczynski, Danie La, Saeed Almarzooqi, Matthew Kowgier, Hemant Shah, David Wong, Harry L A Janssen, Jordan J Feld
OBJECTIVES: Mixed cryoglobulinemia is strongly associated with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and ranges from being asymptomatic to causing life-threatening vasculitis. In those with symptoms, treatment with pegylated interferon (pegIFN) and ribavirin (RBV) reduces mortality. However, few data are available on the safety and efficacy of antiviral therapy with direct acting antivirals (DAAs) in the treatment of HCV-related cryoglobulinemia. METHODS: Patients treated for HCV-related cryoglobulinemia with DAA±pegIFN were retrospectively evaluated at a tertiary care center...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288791/efficacy-and-safety-of-sofosbuvir-plus-daclatasvir-for-treatment-of-hcv-associated-cryoglobulinemia-vasculitis
#19
David Saadoun, Stanislas Pol, Yasmina Ferfar, Laurent Alric, Christophe Hezode, Si Nafa Si Ahmed, Luc de Saint Martin, Cloé Comarmond, Anne Sophie Bouyer, Lucile Musset, Thierry Poynard, Matthieu Resche Rigon, Patrice Cacoub
Circulating mixed cryoglobulins are detected in 40%-60% of patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, and overt cryoglobulinemia vasculitis (CryoVas) develops in about 15% of patients. Remission of vasculitis has been associated with viral clearance, but few studies have reported the effectiveness of direct acting antiviral drugs in these patients. We performed open-label, prospective, multi-center study of the effectiveness and tolerance of an all-oral, interferon- and ribavirin-free regimen of sofosbuvir plus daclatasvir in patients with HCV-associated CryoVas...
March 10, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288626/hepatitis-c-related-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-the-era-of-new-generation-antivirals
#20
REVIEW
Thomas F Baumert, Frank Jühling, Atsushi Ono, Yujin Hoshida
Hepatitis C virus infection is a major cause of hepatocellular carcinoma worldwide. Interferon has been the major antiviral treatment, yielding viral clearance in approximately half of patients. New direct-acting antivirals substantially improved the cure rate to above 90%. However, access to therapies remains limited due to the high costs and under-diagnosis of infection in specific subpopulations, e.g., baby boomers, inmates, and injection drug users, and therefore, hepatocellular carcinoma incidence is predicted to increase in the next decades even in high-resource countries...
March 14, 2017: BMC Medicine
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