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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/28425016/a-simple-bedside-blood-test-fibrofast-fib-5-is-superior-to-fib-4-index-for-the-differentiation-between-non-significant-and-significant-fibrosis-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c
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G Shiha, S Seif, A Eldesoky, M Elbasiony, R Soliman, A Metwally, K Zalata, N Mikhail
INTRODUCTION: A simple non-invasive score (Fibrofast, FIB-5) was developed using five routine laboratory tests (ALT, AST, alkaline phosphatase, albumin and platelets count) for the detection of significant hepatic fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C. The FIB-4 index is a non-invasive test for the assessment of liver fibrosis, and a score of ≤1.45 enables the correct identification of patients who have non-significant (F0-1) from significant fibrosis (F2-4), and could avoid liver biopsy...
April 19, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408790/hbv-viral-load-and-liver-enzyme-levels-may-be-associated-with-the-wild-mbl2-aa-genotype
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Tuane Carolina Ferreira Moura, Ednelza da Silva Graça Amoras, Mauro Sérgio Araújo, Maria Alice Freitas Queiroz, Simone Regina Souza da Silva Conde, Sâmia Demachki, Rosimar Neris Martins-Feitosa, Luiz Fernando Almeida Machado, Izaura Maria Vieira Cayres-Vallinoto, Ricardo Ishak, Antonio Carlos Rosário Vallinoto
The present study investigated the frequencies of rs1800450 (MBL (⁎)B, G>A), rs1800451 (MBL (⁎)C, G>A), and rs5030737 (MBL (⁎)D, C>T) polymorphisms in exon 1 of the MBL2 gene among patients with chronic viral hepatitis. Blood samples from patients infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV; n = 65), hepatitis C virus (HCV; n = 92), and a noninfected control group (n = 300) were investigated. The presence of polymorphisms was detected using a real-time polymerase chain reaction to correlate with liver disease pathogenesis and fibrosis staging according to the Metavir classification...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405324/25-oh-vitamin-d-level-has-no-impact-on-the-efficacy-of-antiviral-therapy-in-na%C3%A3-ve-genotype-1-hcv-infected-patients
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Arthur Belle, Emmanuel Gizard, Guillaume Conroy, Anthony Lopez, Magali Bouvier-Alias, Stéphanie Rouanet, Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet, Jean-Michel Pawlotsky, Jean-Pierre Bronowicki
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The impact of 25-OH vitamin D on sustained viral response (SVR) to antiviral therapy and on fibrosis progression in hepatitis C is debated. We assessed the impact of 25-OH vitamin D concentration on the efficacy of antiviral therapy in naïve genotype 1 hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected patients. METHODS: The study population consisted of treatment-naïve genotype 1 patients enrolled in a randomised controlled trial. A total of 516 patients received peginterferon α-2a 180 µg/week plus ribavirin 800 mg/day for 24 weeks...
February 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391204/comparison-of-machine-learning-approaches-for-prediction-of-advanced-liver-fibrosis-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients
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Somaya Hashem, Gamal Esmat, Wafaa Elakel, Shahira Habashy, Safaa Abdel Raouf, Mohamed Elhefnawi, Mohamed Eladawy, Mahmoud Elhefnawi
BACKGROUND/AIM: Using machine learning approaches as non-invasive methods have been used recently as an alternative method in staging chronic liver diseases for avoiding the drawbacks of biopsy. This study aims to evaluate different machine learning techniques in prediction of advanced fibrosis by combining the serum bio-markers and clinical information to develop the classification models. METHODS: A prospective cohort of 39,567 patients with chronic hepatitis C was divided into two sets - one categorized as mild to moderate fibrosis (F0-F2), and the other categorized as advanced fibrosis (F3-F4) according to METAVIR score...
April 4, 2017: IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376114/high-risk-of-misinterpreting-liver-and-spleen-stiffness-using-2d-shear-wave-and-transient-elastography-after-a-moderate-or-high-calorie-meal
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Maria Kjærgaard, Maja Thiele, Christian Jansen, Bjørn Stæhr Madsen, Jan Görtzen, Christian Strassburg, Jonel Trebicka, Aleksander Krag
Food intake increases liver stiffness, but it is believed that liver stiffness returns to baseline two hours after a meal. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of different sized meals on liver stiffness. Liver and spleen stiffness was measured with transient elastography (TE) and real-time 2-dimensional shear wave elastography (2D-SWE). Patients ingested a 625 kcal and a 1250 kcal liquid meal on two consecutive days. We measured liver and spleen elasticity, Controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) and portal flow at baseline and after 20, 40, 60, 120 and 180 minutes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376032/chronic-hepatitis-e-viral-infection-after-liver-transplantation-a-regression-of-fibrosis-following-antiviral-therapy
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Alessandra Mazzola, Margherita Tran Minh, Frédéric Charlotte, Aisha Hdjii, Denis Bernard, Dominique Wendum, Yvon Calmus, Filomena Conti
BACKGROUND: hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection is increasingly being reported in immunocompromised patients, and particularly organ transplant recipients. In this context, HEV infection frequently evolves to chronic infection with a rapid progression of fibrosis to cirrhosis. Ribavirin monotherapy and a minimisation of immunosuppression represent the treatment of choice, with a good response rate. However, no data are available on whether treatment can achieve a regression of liver fibrosis in chronic HEV patients...
April 4, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357031/concordance-of-non-invasive-mechanical-and-serum-tests-for-liver-fibrosis-evaluation-in-chronic-hepatitis-c
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Denise C Paranaguá-Vezozzo, Adriana Andrade, Daniel F C Mazo, Vinicius Nunes, Ana L Guedes, Taisa G Ragazzo, Renata Moutinho, Lucas S Nacif, Suzane K Ono, Venâncio A F Alves, Flair J Carrilho
AIM: To determine the sensitivity and specificity of liver stiffness measurement (LSM) and serum markers (SM) for liver fibrosis evaluation in chronic hepatitis C. METHODS: Between 2012 and 2014, 81 consecutive hepatitis C virus (HCV) patients had METAVIR score from liver biopsy compared with concurrent results from LSM [transient elastography (TE) [FibroScan(®)/ARFI technology (Virtual Touch(®))] and SM [FIB-4/aspartate aminotransferase-to-platelet ratio index (APRI)]...
March 18, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341490/validation-of-shear-wave-elastography-cutoff-values-on-the-supersonic-aixplorer-for-practical-clinical-use-in-liver-fibrosis-staging
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Manish Dhyani, Joseph R Grajo, Atul K Bhan, Kathleen Corey, Raymond Chung, Anthony E Samir
The purpose of this study was to determine the validity of previously established ultrasound shear wave elastography (SWE) cut-off values (≥F2 fibrosis) on an independent cohort of patients with chronic liver disease. In this cross-sectional study, approved by the institutional review board and compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, 338 patients undergoing liver biopsy underwent SWE using an Aixplorer ultrasound machine (SuperSonic Imagine, Aix-en-Provence, France). Median SWE values were calculated from sets of 10 elastograms...
March 21, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328813/evaluation-of-apri-and-fib-4-for-noninvasive-assessment-of-significant-fibrosis-and-cirrhosis-in-hbeag-negative-chb-patients-with-alt%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-2-uln-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#10
Qiang Li, Xiaojing Ren, Chuan Lu, Weixia Li, Yuxian Huang, Liang Chen
To evaluate the performance of aspartate transaminase-to-platelet ratio index (APRI) and fibrosis index based on four factors (FIB-4) to predict significant fibrosis and cirrhosis in hepatitis B virus e antigen (HBeAg)-negative chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients with alanine transaminase (ALT) ≤ twice the upper limit of normal (2 ULN).Histologic and laboratory data of 236 HBeAg-negative CHB patients with ALT ≤ 2 ULN were analyzed. Predicted fibrosis stage, based on established scales and cut-offs for APRI and FIB-4, was compared with METAVIR scores obtained from liver biopsy...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303329/diagnostic-performance-of-transient-elastography-for-detection-of-methotrexate-induced-liver-injury-using-roenigk-classification-in-asian-patients-with-psoriasis-a-retrospective-study
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Pasinee Rongngern, Leena Chularojanamontri, Chanisada Wongpraparut, Narumol Silpa-Archa, Watcharasak Chotiyaputta, Ananya Pongpaibul, Phunchai Charatcharoenwitthaya
Liver biopsy, the gold standard for monitoring methotrexate-induced liver fibrosis in psoriasis patients, has potential morbidity and mortality. Transient elastography (TE) has been widely used as an alternative non-invasive method. Currently, psoriasis-specific data of TE comparing to Roenigk histopathology is lacking. This retrospective study assessed the diagnostic performance of TE in the detection of methotrexate-induced liver injury and liver fibrosis in Asian psoriasis patients. Risk factors that associated with liver injury by TE and histopathology were also determined...
March 16, 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293380/fibrosis-assessment-using-fibrometer-combined-to-first-generation-tests-in-hepatitis-c
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Maria Chiara Chindamo, Jerome Boursier, Ronir Raggio Luiz, Isabelle Fouchard-Hubert, Vera Lúcia Nunes Pannain, João Marcello de Araújo Neto, Henrique Sérgio Moraes Coelho, Renata de Mello Perez, Paul Calès, Cristiane Alves Villela-Nogueira
AIM: To evaluate the performance of FibroMeter(Virus3G) combined to the first generation tests aspartate aminotransferase-to-platelet ratio index (APRI) or Forns index to assess significant fibrosis in chronic hepatitis C (CHC). METHODS: First generation tests APRI or Forns were initially applied in a derivation population from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil considering cut-offs previously reported in the literature to evaluate significant fibrosis. FibroMeter(Virus3G) was sequentially applied to unclassified cases from APRI or Forns...
February 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281517/-diabetes-mellitus-and-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-the-verges-of-contingency
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I G Bakulin, Yu G Sandler, E V Vinnitskaya, V A Keiyan, S V Rodionova, D L Rotin
AIM: To estimate the incidence of hepatic steatosis (HS) and liver fibrosis (LF) in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM), by applying the noninvasive techniques of liver fibroelastometry (LFE) and a battery of fibrotests (FTs); to determine their diagnostic value and to identify factors influencing the development of LF. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A comprehensive examination was made in 82 diabetic patients (mean age, 56.7±12.7 years; p=0.033). The data were statistically evaluated using ROC curve analysis, correlation and single-factor analyses of variance, and multiple logistic regression analysis...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280374/optimizing-choice-of-oral-interferon-free-treatment-for-genotype-1-hepatitis-c-virus-using-testing-for-ns5a-resistance-a-cost-utility-analysis-from-the-perspective-of-the-italian-national-health-service
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Kirsten Y Westerhout, Walter Bouwmeester, Inge Duchesne, Marta Pisini, Marjanne A Piena, Francesco Damele, Beatrice Gueron, Maarten Treur, Jonathan Belsey
BACKGROUND: Patients with genotype-1 hepatitis C virus infection who have failed to respond to standard therapy or who relapse following treatment may be considered for an interferon-free regimen incorporating a nonstructural protein 5A (NS5A) inhibitor. Sustained virologic response (SVR) with these regimens is typically >90%, but this is reduced in patients with NS5A resistance. European Association for Study of the Liver guidelines recommend simeprevir + sofosbuvir ± ribavirin (SMV+SOF±R) for re-treating patients failing an NS5A inhibitor-containing regimen...
2017: ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261385/influence-of-vitamin-d-on-liver-fibrosis-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-pooled-clinical-trials-data
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Alia S Dadabhai, Behnam Saberi, Katie Lobner, Russell T Shinohara, Gerard E Mullin
AIM: To investigate the relationship between vitamin D and liver fibrosis in hepatitis C-monoinfected or hepatitis C virus (HCV)-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) co-infected patients. METHODS: Pertinent studies were located by a library literature search in PubMed/Embase/Cochrane/Scopus/LILACS by two individual reviewers. Inclusion criteria: (1) studies with patients with HCV or co-infected HCV/HIV; (2) studies with patients ≥ 18 years old; (3) studies that evaluated liver fibrosis stage, only based on liver biopsy; and (4) studies that reported serum or plasma 25(OH)D levels...
February 18, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254091/a-methodology-for-automated-cpa-extraction-using-liver-biopsy-image-analysis-and-machine-learning-techniques
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Markos G Tsipouras, Nikolaos Giannakeas, Alexandros T Tzallas, Zoe E Tsianou, Pinelopi Manousou, Andrew Hall, Ioannis Tsoulos, Epameinondas Tsianos
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Collagen proportional area (CPA) extraction in liver biopsy images provides the degree of fibrosis expansion in liver tissue, which is the most characteristic histological alteration in hepatitis C virus (HCV). Assessment of the fibrotic tissue is currently based on semiquantitative staging scores such as Ishak and Metavir. Since its introduction as a fibrotic tissue assessment technique, CPA calculation based on image analysis techniques has proven to be more accurate than semiquantitative scores...
March 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249574/reactivation-of-occult-hbv-infection-in-an-hiv-hcv-co-infected-patient-successfully-treated-with-sofosbuvir-ledipasvir-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
Gabriele Fabbri, Ilaria Mastrorosa, Alessandra Vergori, Valentina Mazzotta, Carmela Pinnetti, Susanna Grisetti, Mauro Zaccarelli, Adriana Ammassari, Andrea Antinori
BACKGROUND: Reactivation of occult or inactive Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection during immunosuppressant treatments is well known and widely described in literature. The same observation has been made in Hepatitis C (HCV)-infected patients previously exposed to HBV and treated with interferon-free DAA treatments. Because of common transmission routes, persons may have been exposed to HCV, HBV and HIV, but few cases have been reported in this scenario to date. Frequency of HBV reactivation in HIV/HCV co-infected patients previously exposed to HBV and treated with DAA remains unclear...
March 1, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245654/treating-medicaid-patients-with-hepatitis-c-clinical-and-economic-impact
#18
Zobair Younossi, Stuart C Gordon, Aijaz Ahmed, Douglas Dieterich, Sammy Saab, Rachel Beckerman
OBJECTIVES: To estimate change in chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) disease and the economic burden associated with comprehensive treatment of the chronic HCV-infected Medicaid population. STUDY DESIGN: Decision-analytic Markov model. METHODS: Treatment-naïve patients with genotype 1 chronic HCV were followed over a lifetime horizon from the third-party payer perspective. Patients entered the model insured under Medicaid and were treated under state-specific restrictions by Metavir fibrosis stage (base case) or all treated (all-patient strategy) with an approved all-oral regimen (ledipasvir/sofosbuvir [LDV/SOF] for 8 weeks or 12 weeks, depending on cirrhosis status, viral load, and state-specific LDV/SOF restrictions)...
February 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245424/the-independent-predictors-of-significant-liver-histological-changes-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-patients-with-persistently-high-normal-or-low-normal-alanine-transaminase-levels
#19
Qiang Li, Chuan Lu, Weixia Li, Yuxian Huang, Liang Chen
OBJECTIVE: To determine the independent predictors of significant liver histological changes (SLHC) defined as inflammatory grade ≥A2 and/or fibrosis stage ≥F2 using the METAVIR scoring system in chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection patients with persistently normal ALT (PNALT) levels. METHODS: We enrolled 392 chronic HBV infection patients with PNALT defined as normal ALT (≤40 IU/L) measured on at least three occasions at intervals of more than 2 months apart over a period of 12 or more months...
January 2017: Discovery Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211229/serum-micrornas-as-predictors-for-liver-fibrosis-staging-in-hepatitis-c-virus-associated-chronic-liver-disease-patients
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Olfat G Shaker, Mahmoud A Senousy
Accurate staging of liver fibrosis is important for clinical decision making and personalized management. Liver fibrosis is influenced by patients' genomics, including IFNL3 genotype and microRNA expression. However, incorporating microRNAs into fibrosis prediction algorithms has not been investigated. We examined the potential of 8 selected serum microRNAs; miR-122, miR-126, miR-129, miR-199a, miR-155, miR-203a, miR-221, and miR-223 as non-invasive biomarkers to stage liver fibrosis in HCV-associated chronic liver disease (HCV-CLD)...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
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