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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316030/understanding-and-addressing-hepatitis-c-reinfection-in-the-oral-direct-acting-antiviral-era
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Oluwaseun Falade-Nwulia, Mark S Sulkowski, Alana Merkow, Carl Latkin, Shruti H Mehta
The availability of effective, simple, well tolerated oral direct acting antiviral (DAA) hepatitis C regimens have raised optimism for HCV elimination at the population level. HCV reinfection in key populations such as people who inject drugs (PWID) and HIV-infected men who have sex with men (MSM) however threatens the achievement of this goal both from a patient, provider and population perspective. The goal of this review is to synthesize our current understanding of estimated rates and factors associated with HCV reinfection...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316001/directly-observed-therapy-of-chronic-hepatitis-c-with-ledipasvir-sofosbuvir-in-people-who-inject-drugs-at-risk-for-non-adherence-to-direct-acting-antivirals
#2
Angelika Schütz, Stephan Moser, Cornelia Schwanke, Raphael Schubert, Julian Luhn, Enisa Gutic, Tobias Lang, Michael Schleicher, Hans Haltmayer, Michael Gschwantler
An important subgroup of people who inject drugs (PWID) receiving opioid agonist therapy (OAT), cannot be treated in the setting of a hepatology center and would not regularly ingest their medication when handed to them for self-administration. Our hypothesis was that chronic hepatitis C in these patients could be ideally managed if modern, interferon-free regimens were administered together with OAT under direct observation of a physician or nurse at a low-threshold facility. In this open-label, non-interventional, proof-of-concept study (ClinicalTrials...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310928/sofosbuvir-and-velpatasvir-for-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-in-people-with-recent-injection-drug-use-simplify-an-open-label-single-arm-phase-4-multicentre-trial
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Jason Grebely, Olav Dalgard, Brian Conway, Evan B Cunningham, Philip Bruggmann, Behzad Hajarizadeh, Janaki Amin, Julie Bruneau, Margaret Hellard, Alain H Litwin, Philippa Marks, Sophie Quiene, Sharmila Siriragavan, Tanya L Applegate, Tracy Swan, Jude Byrne, Melanie Lacalamita, Adrian Dunlop, Gail V Matthews, Jeff Powis, David Shaw, Maria Christine Thurnheer, Martin Weltman, Ian Kronborg, Curtis Cooper, Jordan J Feld, Chris Fraser, John F Dillon, Phillip Read, Ed Gane, Gregory J Dore
BACKGROUND: Despite revised guidelines that no longer exclude people who inject drugs (PWID) from treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, many clinicians are reluctant to treat recent PWID. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of sofosbuvir and velpatasvir therapy in people with chronic HCV infection and recent injection drug use. METHODS: In this open-label, single-arm phase 4 trial (SIMPLIFY), we recruited participants with recent injection drug use (past 6 months) and chronic HCV genotype 1-6 infection from seven countries (19 sites)...
January 5, 2018: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249202/modeling-hiv-hcv-coinfection-epidemiology-in-the-direct-acting-antiviral-era-the-road-to-elimination
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Victor Virlogeux, Fabien Zoulim, Pascal Pugliese, Isabelle Poizot-Martin, Marc-Antoine Valantin, Lise Cuzin, Jacques Reynes, Eric Billaud, Thomas Huleux, Firouze Bani-Sadr, David Rey, Anne Frésard, Christine Jacomet, Claudine Duvivier, Antoine Cheret, Laurent Hustache-Mathieu, Bruno Hoen, André Cabié, Laurent Cotte
BACKGROUND: HCV treatment uptake has drastically increased in HIV-HCV coinfected patients in France since direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment approval, resulting in HCV cure in 63% of all HIV-HCV patients by the end of 2015. We investigated the impact of scaling-up DAA on HCV prevalence in the whole HIV population and in various risk groups over the next 10 years in France using a transmission dynamic compartmental model. METHODS: The model was based on epidemiological data from the French Dat'AIDS cohort...
December 18, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227878/harm-reduction-based-and-peer-supported-hepatitis-c-treatment-for-people-who-inject-drugs-in-georgia
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Tamar Kikvidze, Niklas Luhmann, Elisabeth Avril, Maia Butsashvili, Konstantine Labartkava, Aurélie Etienne, Diane Le Pluart, Ina Inaridze, Ana Gamezardashvili, David Kharshiladze, Julie Bouscaillou
BACKGROUNDS: Georgia faces high HCV rates (5.4% of chronic cases in general population) with an epidemic concentrated among people who inject drugs (PWID). A National HCV Elimination Program (NHCEP), was launched in April 2015, aiming to eliminate HCV by 2020. To succeed, this program must develop tailored interventions to enroll PWID in treatment. INTERVENTION: We implemented a pilot intervention to facilitate access to and retention of PWID in the NHCEP, and to prevent reinfection after treatment...
December 8, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168317/hepatitis-c-virus-prevalence-and-associated-risk-factors-among-indigenous-australians-who-inject-drugs
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Michael Doyle, Lisa Maher, Simon Graham, Handan Wand, Jenny Iversen
OBJECTIVE: To examine factors associated with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among a national sample of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who inject drugs (PWID) in Australia. METHODS: Respondents were recruited from Australia's Needle Syringe Program Survey; an annual bio-behavioural surveillance project that monitors HCV antibody prevalence among PWID. Data from 2006-2015 were de-duplicated to retain only one record where individuals participated in >1 survey round...
November 22, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119934/direct-acting-antivirals-for-hiv-hcv-co-infected-individuals-as-good-as-it-gets
#7
Giuseppe Bruno, Annalisa Saracino
Although HIV/HCV co-infected individuals were historically considered a "difficult to treat" population in the era of Interferon (IFN)-based anti-HCV treatment, the introduction of direct-acting antivirals, characterized by excellent efficacy and good safety profile, has widely revolutionized the HCV treatment scenario. Recent real life studies reported excellent sustained virological response rates in HIV/HCV co-infected subjects, thus confirming data obtained in randomized clinical trials. However, certain issues have recently emerged in this population...
November 8, 2017: Current HIV Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062905/the-impact-of-the-recipient-and-donor-interferon-lambda-3-polymorphism-on-the-course-of-hcv-infection-following-liver-transplantation
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Renata Wieczorek-Godlewska, Rafał Płoski, Agnieszka Perkowska-Ptasińska, Olga Tronina, Anna Sadowska, Marek Pacholczyk, Wojciech Lisik, Magdalena Durlik
AIM OF THE STUDY: Aim of the study was to assess the impact of the recipient and donor interferon lambda-3 (IFNL3) single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) rs12979860 and rs8099917 on the course of hepatitis C virus (HCV) reinfection following liver transplantation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study involved 141 subjects after liver transplantation for HCV-induced cirrhosis, performed between 2000 and 2015. It assessed the impact of both SNPs on the outcomes of interferon/ribavirin (IFN/RBV) treatment following transplantation, HCV viral load, laboratory test results, histological lesions in the liver graft, the risk of acute rejection, and the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patient's own liver...
September 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020317/the-cost-effectiveness-of-one-time-hepatitis-c-screening-strategies-among-adolescents-and-young-adults-in-primary-care-settings
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Sabrina A Assoumou, Abriana Tasillo, Jared A Leff, Bruce R Schackman, Mari-Lynn Drainoni, C Robert Horsburgh, M Anita Barry, Craig Regis, Arthur Y Kim, Alison Marshall, Sheel Saxena, Peter C Smith, Benjamin P Linas
Background: High hepatitis C virus (HCV) rates have been reported in young people who inject drugs (PWID). We evaluated the clinical benefit and cost-effectiveness of testing among youth seen in communities with a high overall number of reported HCV cases. Methods: We developed a decision analytic model to project quality-adjusted life years (QALYs), lifetime costs (2016 US $), and incremental cost-effectiveness ratios (ICER) associated with nine strategies for one-time testing among 15 to 30-year-olds seen at urban community health centers...
September 9, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958486/predictors-of-hepatitis-c-virus-recurrence-after-living-donor-liver-transplantation-mansoura-experience
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Mohamed Abdel-Wahab, Ehab E Abdel-Khalek, Abdel-Hady El-Gilany, Amr M Yassen, Mohamed Al-Shobari, Usama Shiha, Mahmoud Ali, Mohamed Sadani, Tarek Salah, Ahmad M Sultan, Ahmed N Elghawalby, Mohamed Elmorshedi, Al-Refaey K Al-Refaey, Usama Abdalla
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related cirrhosis is the leading cause of liver transplantation (LT). All patients who undergo LT with detectable serum HCV-RNA experience graft reinfection, which is the most frequent cause of graft loss and death in these patients. We estimated the rate of HCV recurrence and evaluated the current therapeutic regimens. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The records of consecutive 325 living donor LT (LDLT) surgeries performed between May 2004 and August 2014 were retrospectively analysed; 207 of them were followed-up throughout the study...
September 2017: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951612/hepatitis-c-cross-genotype-immunity-and-implications-for-vaccine-development
#11
Nazrul Islam, Mel Krajden, Jean Shoveller, Paul Gustafson, Mark Gilbert, Jason Wong, Mark W Tyndall, Naveed Zafar Janjua
While about a quarter of individuals clear their primary hepatitis C (HCV) infections spontaneously, clearance (spontaneous or treatment-induced) does not confer sterilizing immunity against a future infection. Since successful treatment does not prevent future infections either, an effective vaccine is highly desirable in preventing HCV (re)infection. However, development of an effective vaccine has been complicated by the diversity of HCV genotypes, and complexities in HCV immunological responses. Smaller studies on humans and chimpanzees reported seemingly opposing results regarding cross-neutralizing antibodies...
September 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948180/safety-and-efficacy-of-ombitasvir-paritaprevir-with-ritonavir-%C3%A2-dasabuvir-with-or-without-ribavirin-in-patients-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-1-and-hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-1-or-genotype-4-coinfection-turquoise-i-part-2
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Jürgen K Rockstroh, Chloe Orkin, Rolando M Viani, David Wyles, Anne F Luetkemeyer, Adriano Lazzarin, Ruth Soto-Malave, Mark R Nelson, Sanjay R Bhagani, Hartwig H F Klinker, Giuliano Rizzardini, Pierre-Marie Girard, Cristina Tural, Nancy S Shulman, Niloufar Mobashery, Yiran B Hu, Linda M Fredrick, Tami Pilot-Matias, Roger Trinh, Edward Gane
BACKGROUND: Ombitasvir, paritaprevir with ritonavir, and dasabuvir (OBV/PTV/r ± DSV) ±ribavirin (RBV) are approved to treat hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 and 4 infection. Here, we investigate the safety and efficacy of OBV/PTV/r + DSV ±RBV for HCV genotype 1, and OBV/PTV/r + RBV for HCV genotype 4, in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 coinfected patients with or without compensated cirrhosis. METHODS: TURQUOISE-I, Part 2 is a phase 3 multicenter study...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941023/long-term-follow-up-of-clinical-trial-patients-treated-for-chronic-hcv-infection-with-daclatasvir-based-regimens
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K Rajender Reddy, Stanislas Pol, Paul J Thuluvath, Hiromitsu Kumada, Joji Toyota, Kazuaki Chayama, James Levin, Eric J Lawitz, Adrian Gadano, Wayne Ghesquiere, Guido Gerken, Maurizia R Brunetto, Cheng-Yuan Peng, Marcelo Silva, Simone I Strasser, Jeong Heo, Fiona McPhee, Zhaohui Liu, Rong Yang, Misti Linaberry, Stephanie Noviello
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Daclatasvir has achieved high sustained virologic response (SVR) rates in diverse hepatitis C virus (HCV) populations. This study evaluated the long-term efficacy and safety of daclatasvir-based regimens administered during clinical studies. METHODS: Patients enrolled within 6 months of parent study completion or protocol availability at the study sites. The primary objective was durability of SVR at follow-up Week 12 (SVR12). Secondary objectives included analysing HCV sequences in non-responders or responders who relapsed, and characterization of liver disease progression...
September 21, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923637/ledipasvir%C3%A2-sofosbuvir-for-liver-transplant-recipients-with-recurrent-hepatitis-c-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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H-T Liao, P Tan, J-W Huang, K-F Yuan
INTRODUCTION: Studies focusing on the efficacy and safety of ledipasvir (LDV) + sofosbuvir (SOF) therapy in liver transplant (LT) recipients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) recurrence are still limited. Therefore, the aim of our work was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate outcome data of LDV + SOF therapy in LT recipients. METHODS: Multiple databases were systematically searched for eligible studies. We included studies reporting sustained virological response 12 weeks after treatment (SVR12) and treatment-related adverse events (AEs) in LT recipients treated with LDV + SOF ± ribavirin (RBV) for HCV recurrence...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831184/direct-acting-antiviral-agents-for-hcv-infection-affecting-people-who-inject-drugs
#15
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Jason Grebely, Behzad Hajarizadeh, Gregory J Dore
Globally, 12 million people are estimated to have injected drugs in the past year, 50% of whom have chronic HCV infection, with people who have previously injected drugs presenting an additional large reservoir of infection. The availability of simple and tolerable interferon-free direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) for HCV infection, which have a cure rate of >95% represents one of the most exciting advances in clinical medicine in the past few decades. Adherence and response to DAA therapy among people who inject drugs (PWID) receiving opioid substitution therapy (OST) in clinical trials are comparable to populations without a history of injecting drugs...
November 2017: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734093/scaling-up-hcv-prevention-and-treatment-interventions-in-rural-usa-model-projections-for-tackling-an-increasing-epidemic
#16
Hannah Fraser, Jon Zibbell, Thomas Hoerger, Susan Hariri, Claudia Vellozzi, Natasha K Martin, Alex H Kral, Matthew Hickman, John W Ward, Peter Vickerman
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Effective strategies are needed to address dramatic increases in hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among people who inject drugs (PWID) in rural settings of the United States (US). We determined the required scale-up of HCV treatment with or without scale-up of HCV prevention interventions to achieve a 90% reduction in HCV chronic prevalence or incidence by 2025 and 2030 in a rural US setting. DESIGN: An ordinary differential equation model of HCV transmission calibrated to HCV epidemiological data obtained primarily from a HIV-outbreak investigation in Indiana...
July 22, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701904/medical-and-behavioral-approaches-to-engage-people-who-inject-drugs-into-care-for-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
#17
Stevan A Gonzalez, Daniel S Fierer, Andrew H Talal
Direct-acting antivirals for hepatitis C virus infection may revolutionize treatment among persons with substance use disorders. Despite persons with substance use disorders having the highest hepatitis C virus prevalence and incidence, the vast majority have not engaged into care for the infection. Previously, interferon-based treatments, with substantial side effects and the propensity to exacerbate mental health conditions, were major disincentives to pursuit of care for the infection. Direct-acting antivirals with viral eradication rates of >90%, significantly improved side effect profiles, and shorter treatment duration are dramatic improvements over prior treatment regimens that should promote widespread hepatitis C virus care among persons with substance use disorders...
June 2017: Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683982/research-priorities-to-achieve-universal-access-to-hepatitis-c-prevention-management-and-direct-acting-antiviral-treatment-among-people-who-inject-drugs
#18
Jason Grebely, Julie Bruneau, Jeffrey V Lazarus, Olav Dalgard, Philip Bruggmann, Carla Treloar, Matthew Hickman, Margaret Hellard, Teri Roberts, Levinia Crooks, Håvard Midgard, Sarah Larney, Louisa Degenhardt, Hannu Alho, Jude Byrne, John F Dillon, Jordan J Feld, Graham Foster, David Goldberg, Andrew R Lloyd, Jens Reimer, Geert Robaeys, Marta Torrens, Nat Wright, Icro Maremmani, Brianna L Norton, Alain H Litwin, Gregory J Dore
Globally, it is estimated that 71.1 million people have chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, including an estimated 7.5 million people who have recently injected drugs (PWID). There is an additional large, but unquantified, burden among those PWID who have ceased injecting. The incidence of HCV infection among current PWID also remains high in many settings. Morbidity and mortality due to liver disease among PWID with HCV infection continues to increase, despite the advent of well-tolerated, simple interferon-free direct-acting antiviral (DAA) HCV regimens with cure rates >95%...
September 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636638/outcomes-from-a-large-10-year-hepatitis-c-treatment-programme-in-people-who-inject-drugs-no-effect-of-recent-or-former-injecting-drug-use-on-treatment-adherence-or-therapeutic-response
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Omar Elsherif, Ciaran Bannan, Shay Keating, Susan McKiernan, Colm Bergin, Suzanne Norris
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: People who inject drugs (PWID) are historically viewed as having "difficult to treat" hepatitis C disease, with perceived inferior treatment adherence and outcomes, and concerns regarding reinfection risk. We evaluated for differences in treatment adherence and response to Peginterferon-alfa-2a/Ribavirin (Peg-IFNα/RBV) in a large urban cohort with and without a history of remote or recent injection drug use. METHODS: Patient data was retrospectively reviewed for 1000 consecutive patients-608 former (no injecting drug use for 6 months of therapy), 85 recent (injecting drug use within 6 months) PWID, and 307 non-drug users who were treated for chronic hepatitis C with Peg-IFNα/RBV...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633998/changes-in-risk-behaviours-during-and-following-treatment-for-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-among-people-who-inject-drugs-the-activate-study
#20
Håvard Midgard, Behzad Hajarizadeh, Evan B Cunningham, Brian Conway, Markus Backmund, Philip Bruggmann, Julie Bruneau, Stefan Bourgeois, Adrian Dunlop, Graham R Foster, Margaret Hellard, Geert Robaeys, Maria C Thurnheer, Martin Weltman, Janaki Amin, Philippa S Marks, Sophie Quiene, Gregory J Dore, Olav Dalgard, Jason Grebely
BACKGROUND: The risk of hepatitis C virus (HCV) reinfection due to continued injecting risk behaviours might remain a barrier to HCV treatment among people who inject drugs. We aimed to evaluate changes in risk behaviours during and following HCV treatment among people with ongoing injecting drug use or receiving opioid substitution treatment (OST). METHODS: ACTIVATE was an international multicentre clinical trial conducted between 2012 and 2014. Participants with HCV genotypes 2/3 infection were treated with peg-interferon/ribavirin for 12 or 24 weeks and completed a self-administered behavioural questionnaire at each study visit...
September 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
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