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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036415/transfusion-transmissible-infections-among-walk-in-blood-donors-at-kisumu-regional-blood-transfusion-centre-kisumu-county-kenya-2015
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Dominic Wamamba, Dickens Onyango, Elvis Oyugi, Evalyne Kanyina, Mark Obonyo, Jane Githuku, James Ransom
Background: Transfusion transmissible infections (TTIs) are threats to blood safety. This study investigated TTIs among volunteer blood donors at the Kisumu Regional Blood Transfusion Centre (KRBTC) in Kenya. Methods: We performed a retrospective record review of blood donor registers at KRBTC, 2015. Walk-in donors accepted for donation were analyzed to determine prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV), and syphilis...
September 23, 2017: Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036227/evolution-of-hepatitis-a-virus-seroprevalence-among-hiv-positive-adults-in-taiwan
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Yu-Lin Lee, Kuan-Yin Lin, Chien-Yu Cheng, Chia-Wen Li, Chia-Jui Yang, Mao-Song Tsai, Hung-Jen Tang, Te-Yu Lin, Ning-Chi Wang, Yi-Chien Lee, Shih-Ping Lin, Yu-Shan Huang, Hsin-Yun Sun, Jun-Yu Zhang, Wen-Chien Ko, Shu-Hsing Cheng, Yuan-Ti Lee, Chun-Eng Liu, Chien-Ching Hung
OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to describe the seroprevalence of hepatitis A virus (HAV) in HIV-positive adult patients in Taiwan between 2012 and 2016 and to examine the evolution of HAV seroprevalence between 2004-2007 and 2012-2016. METHODS: Clinical information and data of anti-HAV antibody results were collected from 2,860 antiretroviral-naïve HIV-positive Taiwanese aged 18 years or older who initiated combination antiretroviral therapy at 11 hospitals around Taiwan between 2012 and 2016 (2012-2016 cohort)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035801/systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-performance-of-dried-blood-spots-for-hepatitis-c%C3%A2-antibodies-detection
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B A Muzembo, N C Mbendi, S F Nakayama
OBJECTIVES: Dried blood spots (DBS) specimens can be used for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection screening in cases where serum specimens are difficult to obtain. However, uncertainties surround the sensitivity and specificity of DBS for HCV antibodies (anti-HCV) serology testing. We aimed to evaluate the accuracy of DBS use to screen for HCV infection. STUDY DESIGN: We carried out a systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS: Medline and EMBASE databases were searched for articles published between 1989 and November 2016...
October 13, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035249/chronic-hepatitis-b-and-leishmania-coinfection
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Tuna Demirdal, Ümmü Sena Sarı, Salih Atakan Nemli, Serap Ural, Sibel El
Visceral leishmaniasis is an endemic disease in many parts of world, and if untreated, it is a potentially life-threatening infectious disease. It is similar to chronic liver disease because of signs and symptoms such as fever, weight loss, hepatosplenomegaly, and pancytopenia. In this study, we present a case of visceral leishmaniasis, which is known to be a chronic hepatitis B infection, that was coincidentally diagnosed with liver biopsy. Visceral leishmaniasis should be considered as an infectious disease in the differential diagnosis of chronic liver diseases...
September 2017: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035130/patterns-of-serologic-markers-of-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-and-the-risk-of-transmission-among-pregnant-women-in-southwestern-nigeria
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I M Ifeorah, A S Bakarey, M O Adewumi, F O C Faleye, A Akere, C E Omoruyi, A O Ogunwale, C C Uttah, M A Oketade, J A Adeniji
Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) infection is a major health concern in developing countries that has a high morbidity and mortality rate. Vertical transmission of HBV from mother to child has been identified as a major factor leading to chronicity with attendant liver conditions, especially in poor socioeconomic settings. This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of serological HBV markers among pregnant women in Ibadan southwestern Nigeria and to determine the implications for perinatal HBV transmission. This study revealed the presence of varied HBV serological patterns of infection or immunity among pregnant women in Ibadan, Nigeria, and thus the risk of mother to child transmission...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035003/hepatitis-b-core-related-antigen-hbcrag-an-emerging-marker-for-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
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L-Y Mak, D K-H Wong, K-S Cheung, W-K Seto, C-L Lai, M-F Yuen
BACKGROUND: Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) cannot be completely eradicated due to the presence of covalently closed circular DNA (cccDNA) in the nuclei of infected hepatocytes. While quantification of intrahepatic cccDNA requires liver biopsies, serological markers can be non-invasive alternatives to reflect intrahepatic viral replicative activity. Recently, hepatitis B core-related antigen (HBcrAg) has been advocated as a novel serum marker for disease monitoring and prognostication of CHB...
October 16, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034998/the-albumin-bilirubin-grade-uncovers-the-prognostic-relationship-between-hepatic-reserve-and-immune-dysfunction-in-hiv-associated-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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D J Pinato, R Sharma, C Citti, H Platt, M Ventura-Cots, E Allara, T-Y Chen, A Dalla Pria, M Jain, B Mínguez, L Kikuchi, E Kaufman West, M Merli, D E Kaplan, H Hasson, K Marks, M Nelson, M Núñez, A Aytaman, M Bower, N Bräu
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a leading cause of liver-related mortality in people living with HIV, where co-infection with hepatotropic viruses accelerates the course of chronic liver disease. AIM: To evaluate whether the albumin-bilirubin (ALBI) grade, a more accurate marker of liver dysfunction in HCC, might identify patients with progressive liver dysfunction in the context of HIV/hepatitis co-infection. METHODS: Using uni- and multi-variable analyses, we studied the albumin-bilirubin grade as a predictor of overall survival (OS) in a large, multi-center cohort of patients with HIV-associated HCC recruited from 44 centres in 9 countries within the Liver Cancer in HIV study group...
October 16, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033936/coinhibitory-receptor-expression-and-immune-checkpoint-blockade-maintaining-a-balance-in-cd8-t-cell-responses-to-chronic-viral-infections-and-cancer
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REVIEW
Isobel S Okoye, Michael Houghton, Lorne Tyrrell, Khaled Barakat, Shokrollah Elahi
In cancer and chronic viral infections, T cells are exposed to persistent antigen stimulation. This results in expression of multiple inhibitory receptors also called "immune checkpoints" by T cells. Although these inhibitory receptors under normal conditions maintain self-tolerance and prevent immunopathology, their sustained expression deteriorates T cell function: a phenomenon called exhaustion. Recent advances in cancer immunotherapy involve blockade of cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen-4 and programmed cell death 1 in order to reverse T cell exhaustion and reinvigorate immunity, which has translated to dramatic clinical remission in many cases of metastatic melanoma and lung cancer...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033615/clinical-economic-and-humanistic-burden-of-needlestick-injuries-in-healthcare-workers
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REVIEW
Catherine E Cooke, Jennifer M Stephens
INTRODUCTION: Needlestick injuries (NSIs) from a contaminated needle put healthcare workers (HCWs) at risk of becoming infected with a blood-borne virus and suffering serious short- and long-term medical consequences. Hypodermic injections using disposable syringes and needles are the most frequent cause of NSIs. OBJECTIVE: To perform a systematic literature review on NSI and active safety-engineered devices for hypodermic injection. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, and COCHRANE databases were searched for studies that evaluated the clinical, economic, or humanistic outcomes of NSI or active safety-engineered devices...
2017: Medical Devices: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033575/renal-safety-of-tenofovir-and-or-entecavir-in-patients-with-chronic-hbv-monoinfection
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REVIEW
Young-Mo Yang, Eun Joo Choi
BACKGROUND: Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) and entecavir (ETV) are recommended as the first-line therapy for chronic hepatitis B (CHB) due to their genetic barrier to resistance and effectiveness of virological suppression. TDF and ETV may cause renal toxicity through various mechanisms such as renal tubular injury, apoptosis, and mitochondrial toxicity. The aims of the current review were to assess the potential renal toxicity associated with the use of TDF and ETV in patients infected with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) and to provide clinical perspectives on these two agents in the treatment of CHB...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033422/a-case-of-hepatic-pseudolymphoma-with-an-occult-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
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Hideo Kunimoto, Daisuke Morihara, Shin-Ichiro Nakane, Takashi Tanaka, Keiji Yokoyama, Akira Anan, Yasuaki Takeyama, Makoto Irie, Satoshi Shakado, Tomoaki Noritomi, Morishige Takeshita, Kengo Yoshimitsu, Shotaro Sakisaka
A 49-year-old woman who was asymptomatic was found to have a small liver tumor on abdominal ultrasonography (US) at her annual health checkup. US revealed a hypoechoic, solid, mass measuring 17-mm in size in segment 6. The tumor markers associated with liver malignancy were negative. An infectious disease screen was negative for hepatitis B surface antigen, but positive for antibody to hepatitis B core antigen. Imaging studies using computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and CT angiography suggested a malignant liver tumor, such as hepatocellular carcinoma...
October 16, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032635/prevalence-and-natural-course-of-occult-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-in-residents-of-two-communities-of-wuwei-city-gansu-province-china
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Xiaohui Wen, Haixia Su, Yang Wang, Zhongshu Pu, Jie Gao, Zhaohua Ji, Xiaojie Yuan, Xiaochun Li, Weilu Zhang, Lei Zhang, Yong Long, Yongping Yan, Zhongjun Shao
Occult hepatitis B infection (OBI) is characterized by serum hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) negative and hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA positive (HBsAg-/HBV DNA+). OBI in community-based populations has been scarcely investigated, and OBI outcomes remain unclear, especially in Wuwei, a region located in Northwest China. This region is one of the areas in China that has the highest prevalence of chronic HBV infection. A prospective study was performed in the general population of two towns of Wuwei from June 2011 to May 2014...
October 15, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032478/total-knee-arthroplasty-in-patients-with-a-history-of-illicit-intravenous-drug-abuse
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David E Bauer, Andreas Hingsammer, Lukas Ernstbrunner, Alexander Aichmair, Andrea B Rosskopf, Franziska Eckers, Karl Wieser, Sandro F Fucentese
PURPOSE: Injection drug users are at high risk for both infection with blood-borne pathogens, namely, human immune deficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis-B, -C virus, various bacterial infections, as well as early primary and secondary joint degeneration. When total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is anticipated the risk of septic complications is a major concern. The purpose of this study was to assess the clinical and radiographic outcome of patients with a history of intravenous drug use after total knee arthroplasty...
October 14, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032460/the-impact-of-kir-hla-genotype-on-hepatitis-b-virus-clearance-in-iranian-infected-individuals
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Alireza Shah-Hosseini, Mohammad Jafari, Asadollah Mohammadi, Roozbeh Sanaei, Seyed Moayed Alavian, Amin Doosti-Irani, Mehrnoush Nooradeh Keykavousi, Nader Tajik
Killer cell immunoglobulin like receptors (KIRs) have a principal role in regulating the effector functions of NK cells, particularly in viral infections. The major ligands for KIRs are human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class I molecules. The aim of this study is to investigate the possible association of KIR genes, their known HLA ligands and compound KIR-HLA genotypes with hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. Our study group consisted of 202 Iranian HBV-infected patients (52 spontaneously recovered, 50 asymptomatic carriers, 50 chronic sufferers and 50with liver cirrhosis) and 100 ethnic-matched healthy control subjects...
October 14, 2017: Medical Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032346/fusion-of-anthopleurin-b-to-aav2-increases-specificity-of-cardiac-gene-transfer
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J Emanuel Finet, Xiaoping Wan, J Kevin Donahue
AAV-mediated gene therapy has become a promising therapeutic strategy for chronic diseases. Its clinical utilization, however, is limited by the potential risk of off-target effects. In this work we attempt to overcome this challenge, hypothesizing that cardiac ion channel-specific ligands could be fused onto the AAV capsid, and narrow its tropism to cardiac myocytes. We successfully fused the cardiac sodium channel (Nav1.5)-binding toxin Anthopleurin-B onto the AAV2 capsid without compromising virus integrity, and demonstrated increased specificity of cardiomyocyte attachment...
October 11, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030713/nationwide-survey-for-acute-liver-failure-and-late-onset-hepatic-failure-in-japan
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Masamitsu Nakao, Nobuaki Nakayama, Yoshihito Uchida, Tomoaki Tomiya, Akio Ido, Isao Sakaida, Osamu Yokosuka, Yasuhiro Takikawa, Kazuaki Inoue, Takuya Genda, Masahito Shimizu, Shuji Terai, Hirohito Tsubouchi, Hajime Takikawa, Satoshi Mochida
BACKGROUND: A nationwide survey was performed to clarify the recent status of acute liver failure (ALF) and late-onset hepatic failure (LOHF) in Japan. METHODS: Two-step surveys for patients with ALF and LOHF meeting the Japanese diagnostic criteria were performed annually in 782 hospitals. The clinical features of the patients were then compared to those reported in previous surveys. RESULTS: In total, 1554 and 49 patients with ALF and LOHF, respectively, who were seen between 2010 and 2015 were enrolled...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029472/up-regulation-of-brain-expressed-x-linked-2-is-critical-for-hepatitis-b-virus-x-protein-induced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-development
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Fuqiang Huang, Pei Cai, Yanan Wang, Xian Zhou, Hongyu Chen, Wenjun Liao, Yilei Mao, Xiaojun Zha, Hongbing Zhang, Zhongdong Hu
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the third leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a major cause for HCC. Hepatitis B virus X (HBx), one of four proteins encoded by HBV genome, plays a vital role in the pathogenesis of HBV-induced HCC. However, the molecular mechanisms of HBx-triggered HCC remain largely undetermined. Here we revealed that the expression of Brain-expressed X-linked 2 (BEX2) and Osteopontin (OPN) were elevated in liver tissues of HBV transgenic mice and human HCC specimens...
September 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029365/eighteen-month-lamivudine-prophylaxis-on-preventing-occult-hepatitis-b-virus-hbv-infection-reactivation-in-patients-with-hematologic-malignancies-receiving-immunosuppression-therapy
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Aldo Marrone, Nicolina Capoluongo, Chiara D'Amore, Mariantonietta Pisaturo, Mariarosaria Esposito, Salvatore Guastafierro, Isabella Siniscalchi, Margherita Macera, Adriana Boemio, Lorenzo Onorato, Luca Rinaldi, Carmine Minichini, Luigi Elio Adinolfi, Evangelista Sagnelli, Lucia Mastrullo, Nicola Coppola
This study evaluated the long-term efficacy and safety of an 18-month lamivudine prophylaxis in 68 HBsAg-negative/anti-HBc-positive patients with onco-hematological disease. All 68 consecutive HBsAg-negative/anti-HBc-positive patients with an onco-hematological disease and naïve for chemotherapy observed from April 2008 to December 2012 at two Hematology Units in Naples were treated with lamivudine for 18 months after stopping chemotherapy and monitored for HBsAg at months 1 and 3 during chemotherapy and then every three months after its discontinuation...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029102/nucleos-t-ide-analogue-treatment-for-adult-patients-with-hbeag-positive-chronic-infection-with-genotype-c-hepatitis-b-virus-a-nationwide-real-life-study
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Young Chang, Won Hyeok Choe, Dong Hyun Sinn, Jeong-Hoon Lee, Sang Hoon Ahn, Hyewon Lee, Jae-Jun Shim, Dae Won Jun, Soo Young Park, Joon Yeul Nam, Eun Ju Cho, Su Jong Yu, Dong Ho Lee, Jeong Min Lee, Yoon Jun Kim, So Young Kwon, Seung Woon Paik, Jung-Hwan Yoon
Background/Aim: Antiviral treatment for patients in HBeAg-positive chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is still controversial. We assessed whether antiviral treatment reduces liver disease progression in those patients. Methods: This study included consecutive patients that tested positive for HBeAg with an HBV DNA >20,000 IU/mL, ALT <40 IU/L and without evidence of cirrhosis in eight large-volume hospitals in Korea. The primary endpoint was the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and the secondary endpoint was the development of cirrhosis...
September 23, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027728/hepatitis-in-aids-patients
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REVIEW
Muhammad Imran Qadir
The individuals with HIV infection are more susceptible to develop coinfections with infectious pathogens such as HCV and HBV. The routes of transmission of these pathogens are the same including sexual contact, injection drug use, or at birth from mother to an infant. The main reason of morbidity and mortality in HIV infected individuals is a liver disease in the context of antiretroviral therapy, and coinfection such as HCV and HBV complicates this condition. Nucleos(t)ide analogues are used for HBV infection management, and treatment of HCV infection is done by PegIFN and ribavirin combination and protease inhibitors...
October 13, 2017: Reviews in Medical Virology
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