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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022533/distribution-of-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-in-namibia
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P Mhata, T W Rennie, L F Small, P M Nyarang'o, Z Chagla, C J Hunter
BACKGROUND: Namibia regards hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection as a public health problem and introduced hepatitis B vaccinations for infants during 2009. However, information on HBV infection in the country remains limited, and effective public health interventions may be compromised in the absence of adequate evidence-based data. Available data from the World Health Organization (WHO) estimate that 15 - 60% of the normal population in many African countries may be positive for one or more of the HBV serological markers...
September 22, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019615/haemodynamic-profiles-of-children-with-end-stage-heart-failure
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Sharon Chen, John C Dykes, Doff B McElhinney, Robert J Gajarski, Andrew Y Shin, Seth A Hollander, Melanie E Everitt, Jack F Price, Ravi R Thiagarajan, Steven J Kindel, Joseph W Rossano, Beth D Kaufman, Lindsay J May, Elizabeth Pruitt, David N Rosenthal, Christopher S Almond
Aims: To evaluate associations between haemodynamic profiles and symptoms, end-organ function and outcome in children listed for heart transplantation. Methods and results: Children <18 years listed for heart transplant between 1993 and 2013 with cardiac catheterization data [pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP), right atrial pressure (RAP), and cardiac index (CI)] in the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study database were included. Outcomes were New York Heart Association (NYHA)/Ross classification, renal and hepatic dysfunction, and death or clinical deterioration while on waitlist...
October 7, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983018/phase-1-study-of-the-anti-cd22-immunotoxin-moxetumomab-pasudotox-for-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Alan S Wayne, Nirali N Shah, Deepa Bhojwani, Lewis B Silverman, James A Whitlock, Maryalice Stetler-Stevenson, Weili Sun, Meina Liang, Jie Yang, Robert J Kreitman, Mark C Lanasa, Ira Pastan
Novel therapies are needed to overcome chemotherapy resistance for children with relapsed/refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Moxetumomab pasudotox is a recombinant anti-CD22 immunotoxin. A multicenter phase 1 study was conducted to determine the maximum-tolerated cumulative dose (MTCD) and evaluate safety, activity, pharmacokinetics, and immunogenicity of moxetumomab pasudotox in children, adolescents, and young adults with ALL (N = 55). Moxetumomab pasudotox was administered as a 30-minute IV infusion at doses of 5 to 50 µg/kg every other day for 6 (cohorts A and B) or 10 (cohort C) doses in 21-day cycles...
October 5, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977835/association-of-stat4-and-ptpn22-polymorphisms-and-their-interactions-with-type-1-autoimmune-hepatitis-susceptibility-in-chinese-han-children
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Xiaofeng Li, Huiqin Chen, Yun Cai, Pingping Zhang, Zhuanggui Chen
AIMS: To investigate the impact of signal transducer and activator of transcription 4 (STAT4) and the protein tyrosine phosphatase N22 (PTPN22) gene single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), gene-gene interactions and haplotype on type-1 Autoimmune Hepatitis (AIH) risk. RESULTS: Logistic regression analysis showed that type 1 AIH was significantly higher in carriers of T allele of rs7574865 than those with GG genotype (P- value less than 0.001), higher in carriers of C allele of rs7582694 than those with GG genotype (P- value < 0...
September 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957984/health-related-quality-of-life-in-adolescent-patients-with-hepatitis-c-genotype-1-treated-with-sofosbuvir-and-ledipasvir
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Zobair M Younossi, Maria Stepanova, William Balistreri, Kathleen Schwarz, Karen F Murray, Philip Rosenthal, Sanjay Bansal, Sharon Hunt
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of treatment with ledipasvir/sofosbuvir (LDV/SOF) on the health-related quality of life (HRQL) of pediatric patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. METHODS: Adolescents (12-17 years) with HCV were treated with LDV/SOF (90 mg/400 mg daily) for 12 weeks. HRQL was assessed using the PedsQLv4.0-SF15 completed by the children and caregivers before, during, and after treatment. RESULTS: We included 100 adolescents with HCV genotype 1 infection [14...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953534/neonatal-exposure-to-hepatitis-c-virus-antigens-in-uninfected-children-born-to-infected-mothers
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Afrodite Psaros Einberg, Erwin Daniel Brenndörfer, Lars Frelin, Lena Hallberg, Matti Sällberg, Björn Fischler
OBJECTIVES: Vertical transmission of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is uncommon and occurs in around 5% of births from HCV infected mothers. The reason for the low transmission rate is unclear. We aimed to investigate if there is evidence of HCV exposure also in the non-infected children born to HCV infected mothers by the presence of a detectable immune response. METHODS: Serum and peripheral blood mononuclear cells from 9 HCV vertically infected children, 32 uninfected children born to HCV infected mothers, and 15 HCV chronically infected mothers, were analyzed...
September 26, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953189/transient-hypothyroidism-and-autoimmune-thyroiditis-in-children-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-treated-with-pegylated-interferon-%C3%AE-2b-and-ribavirin
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Daniele Serranti, Giuseppe Indolfi, Gabriella Nebbia, Mara Cananzi, Lorenzo D'Antiga, Silvia Ricci, Stefano Stagi, Chiara Azzari, Massimo Resti
BACKGROUND: Autoimmune thyroid disease and thyroid dysfunction are common in adults receiving interferon-based treatment for chronic hepatitis C (CHC). Few data are available in children with CHC. This study is aimed to evaluate the appearance and timing of thyroid dysfunction and anti-thyroid autoimmunity in children with CHC treated with pegylated interferon-α-2b and ribavirin. METHODS: 61 otherwise healthy children with CHC, 3-17 years of age, infected perinatally and treatment naïve, receiving therapy with pegylated interferon-α-2b and ribavirin and 183 age- and sex-matched controls were included in a multicenter, prospective, case-control study...
September 22, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951598/prevalence-and-predictors-of-liver-disease-in-hiv-infected-children-and-adolescents
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Maria Pokorska-Śpiewak, Aleksandra Stańska-Perka, Jolanta Popielska, Agnieszka Ołdakowska, Urszula Coupland, Konrad Zawadka, Małgorzata Szczepańska-Putz, Magdalena Marczyńska
Liver disease in HIV-infected patients may result from the infection itself, antiretroviral treatment or comorbidities. In this study, we analysed liver disease in 79 HIV-infected children and adolescents aged 14.0 ± 5.1 years. All the patients were receiving combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), with a mean duration of 11.5 ± 4.7 years. Six patients (8%) had detectable HIV viral load, and 8/79 (10%) of the participants were coinfected with hepatitis B or C virus (HCV, 6/8 or HBV, 2/8). Liver disease was defined as an elevation of any of the following parameters: alanine or aspartate aminotransferase (ALT and AST), total bilirubin, and gamma glutamyl transferase (GGTP)...
September 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951076/incidental-finding-of-severe-hypertriglyceridemia-in-children-role-of-multiple-rare-variants-in-genes-affecting-plasma-triglyceride
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Paola Sabrina Buonuomo, Claudio Rabacchi, Marina Macchiaiolo, Chiara Trenti, Tommaso Fasano, Patrizia Tarugi, Andrea Bartuli, Stefano Bertolini, Sebastiano Calandra
BACKGROUND: The incidental finding of severe hypertriglyceridemia (HyperTG) in a child may suggest the diagnosis of familial chylomicronemia syndrome (FCS), a recessive disorder of the intravascular hydrolysis of triglyceride (TG)-rich lipoproteins. FCS may be due to pathogenic variants in lipoprotein lipase (LPL), as well as in other proteins, such as apolipoprotein C-II and apolipoprotein A-V (activators of LPL), GPIHBP1 (the molecular platform required for LPL activity on endothelial surface) and LMF1 (a factor required for intracellular formation of active LPL)...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934424/the-impact-of-hepatitis-b-vaccine-failure-on-long-term-natural-course-of-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-in-hepatitis-b-e-antigen-seropositive-children
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Chi-San Tai, Jia-Feng Wu, Huey-Ling Chen, Yen-Hsuan Ni, Hong-Yuan Hsu, Mei-Hwei Chang
Background: Vaccine failure with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection still develops in children after universal hepatitis B immunization. This study aimed to investigate the natural course of chronic HBV infection in children with vaccine failure and compare it with that of nonvaccinated children. Methods: Three hundred fifty-six hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg)-seropositive, hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) carrier children, who were followed for at least 1 year without antiviral therapy, were enrolled...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931691/vertical-transmission-of-hepatitis-c-virus-variable-transmission-bottleneck-and-evidence-of-mid-gestation-in-utero-infection
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Sébastien Fauteux-Daniel, Ariane Larouche, Virginie Calderon, Jonathan Boulais, Chanel Béland, Doris G Ransy, Marc Boucher, Valérie Lamarre, Normand Lapointe, Isabelle Boucoiran, Armelle Le Campion, Hugo Soudeyns
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) can be transmitted from mother to child during pregnancy and childbirth. However, the timing and precise biologic mechanisms that are involved in this process are incompletely understood, as are the determinants that influence transmission of particular HCV variants. Here we report results of a longitudinal assessment of HCV quasispecies diversity and composition in 5 cases of vertical HCV transmission, including 3 women coinfected with HIV-1. The population structure of HCV variant spectra based on E2 envelope gene sequences (nucleotide positions 1491-1787), including hypervariable regions 1 and 2, was characterized using next-generation sequencing and median joining network analysis...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928168/factors-that-support-successful-transition-to-the-community-among-women-leaving-prison-in-british-columbia-a-prospective-cohort-study-using-participatory-action-research
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Patricia A Janssen, Mo Korchinski, Sarah L Desmarais, Arianne Y K Albert, Lara-Lisa Condello, Marla Buchanan, Alison Granger-Brown, Vivian R Ramsden, Lynn Fels, Jane A Buxton, Carl Leggo, Ruth Elwood Martin
BACKGROUND: In Canada, the number of women sentenced to prison has almost doubled since 1995. In British Columbia, the rate of reincarceration is 70% within 2 years. Our aim was to identify factors associated with recidivism among women in British Columbia. METHODS: We prospectively followed women after discharge from provincial corrections centres in British Columbia. We defined recidivism as participation in criminal activity disclosed by participants during the year following release...
September 13, 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926748/association-between-infection-burden-and-adult-height
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Dawson W Hedges, Andrew N Berrett, Lance D Erickson, Bruce L Brown, Shawn D Gale
Although highly heritable, adult height is also associated with numerous environmental factors, including exposure to infection. Particularly in developing regions of the world, infection burden appears to slow growth during childhood. Using a large database representative of the US population, we examined associations between adult height and leg length and an infection-burden index based on past exposure to Toxocara species, Toxoplasmosis gondii, cytomegalovirus, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, herpes simplex virus 1, and herpes simplex virus 2...
September 2, 2017: Economics and Human Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926489/high-levels-of-morbidity-and-mortality-among-pediatric-hematopoietic-cell-transplant-recipients-with-severe-sepsis-insights-from-the-sepsis-prevalence-outcomes-and-therapies-international-point-prevalence-study
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Robert B Lindell, Shira J Gertz, Courtney M Rowan, Jennifer McArthur, Florian Beske, Adrian Plunkett, Scott L Weiss, Neal J Thomas, Vinay M Nadkarni, Julie C Fitzgerald
OBJECTIVES: Pediatric severe sepsis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and hematopoietic cell transplant patients represent a high-risk population. We assessed the epidemiology of severe sepsis in hematopoietic cell transplant patients, describing patient outcomes compared with children with no history of hematopoietic cell transplant. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of the Sepsis PRevalence, OUtcomes, and Therapies point prevalence study, comparing demographics, sepsis etiology, illness severity, organ dysfunction, and sepsis-related treatments in patients with and without hematopoietic cell transplant...
September 16, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918379/infanrix-hexa-and-sudden-death-a-review-of-the-periodic-safety-update-reports-submitted-to-the-european-medicines-agency
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Jacob Puliyel, C Sathyamala
There have been a number of spontaneous reports of sudden unexpected death soon after the administration of Infanrix hexa (combined diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, hepatitis B, inactivated poliomyelitis and Haemophilus influenza type B vaccine). The manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), submits confidential periodic safety update reports (PSURs) on Infanrix hexa to the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The latest is the PSUR 19. Each PSUR contains an analysis of observed/expected sudden deaths, which shows that the number of observed deaths soon after immunisation is lower than that expected by chance...
September 5, 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910308/pulmonary-hypertension-among-5-to-18-year-old-children-with-sickle-cell-anaemia-in-nigeria
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Ogochukwu J Sokunbi, Ekanem N Ekure, Edamisan O Temiye, Roosevelt Anyanwu, Christy A N Okoromah
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypertension (PHT) is a significant cause of mortality in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). Few studies on PHT in SCD have been carried out in children. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of PHT in children with sickle cell anaemia (SCA) and determine its clinical and laboratory correlates. METHODS: In this cross sectional study, evaluation involved obtaining bio-data, history and physical examination findings in 175 SCA subjects with haemoglobin genotype SS aged 5 to 18 years and 175 age and sex matched controls with haemoglobin genotype AA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903520/hepatic-renal-hematologic-and-inflammatory-markers-in-hiv-infected-children-on-long-term-suppressive-antiretroviral-therapy
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Ann J Melvin, Meredith Warshaw, Alexandra Compagnucci, Yacine Saidi, Linda Harrison, Anna Turkova, Gareth Tudor-Williams
Background: Data on long-term toxicity of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in HIV-infected children are sparse. PENPACT-1 was an open-label trial in which HIV-infected children were assigned randomly to receive protease inhibitor (PI)- or nonnucleoside reverse-transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI)-based ART. Methods: We examined changes in clinical, immunologic, and inflammatory markers from baseline to year 4 in the subset of children in the PENPACT-1 study who experienced viral suppression between week 24 and year 4 of ART...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893933/tumour-virus-epidemiology
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REVIEW
Ruth M Lunn, Gloria D Jahnke, Charles S Rabkin
A viral etiology of cancer was first demonstrated in 1911 by Peyton Rous who injected cell-free filtrate from a chicken sarcoma into healthy chickens and found it induced a tumour. Since the discovery over 50 years ago of the Epstein-Barr virus as the cause of Burkitt lymphoma, seven other human viruses or groups of viruses-hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, human immunodeficiency virus type 1, some human papillomaviruses, human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1, Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus and Merkel cell polyomavirus-have been linked to human cancer...
October 19, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893741/prevention-and-assessment-of-infectious-diseases-among-children-and-adult-migrants-arriving-to-the-european-union-european-economic-association-a-protocol-for-a-suite-of-systematic-reviews-for-public-health-and-health-systems
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Kevin Pottie, Alain D Mayhew, Rachael L Morton, Christina Greenaway, Elie A Akl, Prinon Rahman, Dominik Zenner, Manish Pareek, Peter Tugwell, Vivian Welch, Joerg Meerpohl, Pablo Alonso-Coello, Charles Hui, Beverley-Ann Biggs, Ana Requena-Méndez, Eric Agbata, Teymur Noori, Holger J Schünemann
INTRODUCTION: The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control is developing evidence-based guidance for voluntary screening, treatment and vaccine prevention of infectious diseases for newly arriving migrants to the European Union/European Economic Area. The objective of this systematic review protocol is to guide the identification, appraisal and synthesis of the best available evidence on prevention and assessment of the following priority infectious diseases: tuberculosis, HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliomyelitis (polio), Haemophilus influenza disease, strongyloidiasis and schistosomiasis...
September 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891541/inequity-in-access-to-childhood-immunization-in-enugu-urban-southeast-nigeria
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B S Uzochukwu, C C Okeke, E Envuladu, C Mbachu, C Okwuosa, O E Onwujekwe
BACKGROUND: The Nigerian National Programme on Immunization aims at increasing the immunization coverage of children under 1 year of age. However, there is still a gap between the national immunization targets and the immunization coverage rates, and data are rarely disaggregated according to socioeconomic status. As a result, there is a dearth of information about the coverage of subgroups, especially at the local level. This study determined the socioeconomic differentials in immunization coverage for children under 5 years and under 1 year in Enugu urban, Southeast Nigeria...
August 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
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