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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231503/-clinical-observation-of-infantile-herpetic-angina-treated-with-acupuncture-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Xiang Lang, Yunsong Wang, Xiaojing Wang, Juaner Li, Yimin Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the difference in the therapeutic effects on infantile herpetic angina among the treatments with western medication, acupuncture and the combined therapy of acupuncture and western medication. METHODS: One hundred and twenty children of herpetic angina were randomized into a western medication group, an acupuncture group and a combined therapy group, 40 cases in each one. Besides the basic treatment with symptomatic support, in the western medication group, ribavirin granules were prescribed for oral administration, 10 mg/kga day, three times a day, for 3 days...
June 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187007/glecaprevir-pibrentasvir-abt493-abt-530-for-the-treatment-of-hepatitis-c
#2
Hope Hubbard, Eric Lawitz
Glecaprevir (formerly ABT-493, pangenotypic NS3/4A protease inhibitor) and pibrentasvir (formerly ABT-530, pangenotypic NS5A inhibitor) are second generation direct acting antivirals (DAA) for the treatment of chronic Hepatitis C (HCV). It is a fixed dose ribavirin (RBV)-free regimen with activity against genotypes (GT) 1-6. In vitro the two antivirals have synergistic activity with a high barrier to resistance and potent activity against common polymorphisms. It is once daily oral dosing with minimal absorption, primary biliary excretion, and negligible renal excretion, making it safe for patients with renal impairment...
November 30, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169329/micro-costing-analysis-of-guideline-based-treatment-by-direct-acting-agents-the-real-life-case-of-hepatitis-c-management-in-brazil
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Hugo Perazzo, Marcelino Jose Jorge, Julio Castro Silva, Alexandre Monken Avellar, Patrícia Santos Silva, Carmen Romero, Valdilea Gonçalves Veloso, Ruben Mujica-Mota, Rob Anderson, Chris Hyde, Rodolfo Castro
BACKGROUND: Eradication of hepatitis C virus (HCV) using direct-acting agents (DAA) has been associated with a financial burden to health authorities worldwide. We aimed to evaluate the guideline-based treatment costs by DAAs from the perspective of the Brazilian Ministry of Health (BMoH). METHODS: The activity based costing method was used to estimate the cost for monitoring/treatment of genotype-1 (GT1) HCV patients by the following strategies: peg-interferon (PEG-IFN)/ribavirin (RBV) for 48 weeks, PEG-IFN/RBV plus boceprevir (BOC) or telaprevir (TEL) for 48 weeks, and sofosbuvir (SOF) plus daclastavir (DCV) or simeprevir (SIM) for 12 weeks...
November 23, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168457/newer-direct-acting-antivirals-for-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-perspectives-for-india
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REVIEW
Varun Gupta, Ashish Kumar, Praveen Sharma, Anil Arora
Approximately three per cent of the world's population (170-200 million people) is chronically infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and almost 500,000 people die each year (mostly in lower middle-income countries) from complications secondary to HCV infection. In India, HCV infection imposes a considerable burden of mortality, morbidity and healthcare costs. In the last two decades, the treatment of HCV has evolved from interferon (IFN)-based therapies with or without ribavirin (RBV) to pegylated-IFN (PEG-IFN) and RBV-based therapies that were better tolerated by patients...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145802/effectiveness-of-current-and-future-regimens-for-treating-genotype-3-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-a-large-scale-systematic-review
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Hosnieh Fathi, Andrew Clark, Nathan R Hill, Geoffrey Dusheiko
BACKGROUND: Six distinct genetic variants (genotypes 1 - 6) of hepatitis C virus (HCV) exist globally. Certain genotypes are more prevalent in particular countries or regions than in others but, globally, genotype 3 (GT3) is the second most common. Patients infected with HCV GT1, 2, 4, 5 or 6 recover to a greater extent, as measured by sustained virological response (SVR), following treatment with regimens based on direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) than after treatment with older regimens based on pegylated interferon (Peg-IFN)...
November 16, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135574/interferon-free-therapy-for-treating-hcv-in-difficult-to-treat-hiv-coinfected-patients-as-implemented-in-routine-medical-practice
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Carlos Mínguez, Miguel García-Deltoro, Juan Flores, Maria-José Galindo, Marta Montero, Sergio Reus, Jorge Carmena, Mar Masiá, Concepción Amador, Enrique Ortega
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Data regarding the use of all-oral direct-acting antivirals (DAA) in HIV/HCV-coinfected patients with advanced liver fibrosis are required, because they are generally under-represented in clinical trials. This study sought to evaluate the use of these drugs in a cohort of coinfected patients, mostly with factors that have previously been recognised as predictors of treatment failure. METHODS: COINFECOVA-2 is an observational, multicenter study conducted in Eastern Spain...
November 10, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108516/clinical-outcomes-of-paramyxovirus-infections-in-lung-transplant-recipients-treated-with-oral-ribavirin-a-two-center-case-series
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Bryan Garcia, Nirmal Sharma, Kevin Johnson, Juan Salgado, Keith Wille
OBJECTIVES: Paramyxoviruses contribute to morbidity and mortality after lung transplant and are associated with bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome. Oral ribavirin has been used off-label for treatment of paramyxoviruses in immunosuppressed patients; however, data supporting its use for this purpose are lacking. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review to evaluate clinical outcomes of lung transplant recipients infected with paramyxoviruses and received treatment with oral ribavirin at 2 tertiary referral centers...
October 31, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990339/the-antiviral-effects-of-rsv-fusion-inhibitor-mdt-637-on-clinical-isolates-versus-its-achievable-concentrations-in-the-human-respiratory-tract-and-comparison-to-ribavirin
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Young-In Kim, Rajat Pareek, Ryan Murphy, Lisa Harrison, Eric Farrell, Robert Cook, John DeVincenzo
BACKGROUND: RSV viral load and disease severity associate, and the timing of viral load and disease run in parallel. An antiviral must be broadly effective against the natural spectrum of RSV genotypes and must attain concentrations capable of inhibiting viral replication within the human respiratory tract. OBJECTIVES: We evaluated a novel RSV fusion inhibitor, MDT-637, and compared it with ribavirin for therapeutic effect in vitro to identify relative therapeutic doses achievable in humans...
October 9, 2017: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986139/restrictions-for-reimbursement-of-interferon-free-direct-acting-antiviral-drugs-for-hcv-infection-in-europe
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Alison D Marshall, Evan B Cunningham, Stine Nielsen, Alessio Aghemo, Hannu Alho, Markus Backmund, Philip Bruggmann, Olav Dalgard, Carole Seguin-Devaux, Robert Flisiak, Graham R Foster, Liana Gheorghe, David Goldberg, Ioannis Goulis, Matthew Hickman, Patrick Hoffmann, Ligita Jancorienė, Peter Jarcuska, Martin Kåberg, Leondios G Kostrikis, Mihály Makara, Matti Maimets, Rui Tato Marinho, Mojca Matičič, Suzanne Norris, Sigurður Ólafsson, Anne Øvrehus, Jean-Michel Pawlotsky, James Pocock, Geert Robaeys, Carlos Roncero, Marieta Simonova, Jan Sperl, Michele Tait, Ieva Tolmane, Stefan Tomaselli, Marc van der Valk, Adriana Vince, Gregory J Dore, Jeffrey V Lazarus, Jason Grebely
All-oral direct-acting antiviral drugs (DAAs) for hepatitis C virus, which have response rates of 95% or more, represent a major clinical advance. However, the high list price of DAAs has led many governments to restrict their reimbursement. We reviewed the availability of, and national criteria for, interferon-free DAA reimbursement among countries in the European Union and European Economic Area, and Switzerland. Reimbursement documentation was reviewed between Nov 18, 2016, and Aug 1, 2017. Primary outcomes were fibrosis stage, drug or alcohol use, prescriber type, and HIV co-infection restrictions...
October 3, 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964443/cost-utility-of-elbasvir-grazoprevir-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-genotype-1-infection
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Shelby Corman, Elamin H Elbasha, Steven N Michalopoulos, Chizoba Nwankwo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the cost-utility of treatment with elbasvir/grazoprevir (EBR/GZR) regimens compared with ledipasvir/sofosbuvir (LDV/SOF), ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir + dasabuvir ± ribavirin (3D ± RBV), and sofosbuvir/velpatasvir (SOF/VEL) in patients with chronic hepatitis C genotype (GT) 1 infection. METHODS: A Markov cohort state-transition model was constructed to evaluate the cost-utility of EBR/GZR ± RBV over a lifetime time horizon from the payer perspective...
September 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963790/phase-i-study-of-induction-chemotherapy-with-afatinib-ribavirin-and-weekly-carboplatin-and-paclitaxel-for-stage-iva-ivb-human-papillomavirus-associated-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-cancer
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Lara A Dunn, Matthew G Fury, Eric J Sherman, Alan A Ho, Nora Katabi, Sofia S Haque, David G Pfister
BACKGROUND: The human papillomavirus (HPV) E6 oncoprotein enhances the oncogenic potential of ErbB proteins in HPV-related malignancies. This phase I study evaluates the addition of afatinib, an ErbB family inhibitor, and ribavirin to paclitaxel and carboplatin induction chemotherapy in HPV-associated, locally advanced oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). METHODS: This dose escalation study included 2 doses of oral afatinib: 30 and 40 mg daily. Ribavirin dosing was weight based...
September 30, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961921/optimal-cure-rate-by-personalized-hcv-regimens-in-real-life-a-proof-of-concept-study
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Valeria Cento, Marianna Aragri, Elisabetta Teti, Ennio Polilli, Ada Bertoli, Luca Foroghi, Silvia Barbaliscia, Velia Chiara Di Maio, Alessandro Pieri, Valeria Pace Palitti, Loredana Sarmati, Giustino Parruti, Massimo Andreoni, Carlo Federico Perno, Francesca Ceccherini-Silberstein
Background: Pretreatment evaluation of HCV-infected patients is a complex interplay between multiple clinical and viral parameters, leading to a tailored approach that may bring real-life sustained virological response (SVR) rates close to 98%-99%. Objectives: As proof-of-concept, we evaluated the efficacy of all-oral direct-acting antiviral (DAA) regimens in patients whose personalization included pre-therapy evaluation of natural resistance-associated substitutions (RASs), in addition to international guideline recommendations...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958678/oseltamivir-amantadine-and-ribavirin-combination-antiviral-therapy-versus-oseltamivir-monotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-influenza-a-multicentre-double-blind-randomised-phase-2-trial
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John H Beigel, Yajing Bao, Joy Beeler, Weerawat Manosuthi, Alex Slandzicki, Sadia M Dar, John Panuto, Richard L Beasley, Santiago Perez-Patrigeon, Gompol Suwanpimolkul, Marcelo H Losso, Natalie McClure, Dawn R Bozzolo, Christopher Myers, H Preston Holley, Justin Hoopes, H Clifford Lane, Michael D Hughes, Richard T Davey
BACKGROUND: Influenza continues to have a substantial socioeconomic and health impact despite a long established vaccination programme and approved antivirals. Preclinical data suggest that combining antivirals might be more effective than administering oseltamivir alone in the treatment of influenza. METHODS: We did a randomised, double-blind, multicentre phase 2 trial of a combination of oseltamivir, amantadine, and ribavirin versus oseltamivir monotherapy with matching placebo for the treatment of influenza in 50 sites, consisting of academic medical centre clinics, emergency rooms, and private physician offices in the USA, Thailand, Mexico, Argentina, and Australia...
September 22, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947525/successful-treatment-of-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-in-a-patient-receiving-daily-peritoneal-dialysis
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Jennifer E Stark, Jennifer Cole
PURPOSE: Successful use of a 4-drug oral fixed-dose combination therapy to treat chronic hepatitis C in a patient receiving peritoneal dialysis (PD) is reported. SUMMARY: New highly effective treatments for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection are now available, but safety and efficacy data on the use of anti-HCV therapies in patients with renal failure, particularly those requiring PD, remain limited. A 73-year-old black man with chronic HCV genotype 1a infection and stage 5 chronic renal disease requiring daily automated PD was referred for HCV treatment prior to renal transplantation...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947524/elbasvir-grazoprevir-a-new-direct-acting-antiviral-combination-for-hepatitis-c
#15
REVIEW
Lamis R Karaoui, Hanine Mansour, Elias B Chahine
PURPOSE: The chemistry, pharmacology, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, efficacy, safety, dosage, administration, and role of elbasvir-grazoprevir in the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection are reviewed. SUMMARY: Elbasvir-grazoprevir was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of chronic HCV genotype 1 or 4 infections with or without ribavirin in patients with or without compensated cirrhosis. Elbasvir exhibits antiviral activity against HCV genotypes 1a, 1b, 2a, 3a, and 4a...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927676/a-pilot-study-to-expand-treatment-of-chronic-hepatitis-c-in-resource-limited-settings
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REVIEW
Poonam Mathur, Emily Comstock, Edward McSweegan, Natalia Mercer, Nongthombam Suraj Kumar, Shyamasundaran Kottilil
The past five years have seen a revolution in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C, as short duration oral regimens of direct-acting antiviral drugs (DAAs), with nearly 100% cure rates for all genotypes, have replaced longer courses of ribavirin and injected interferon. Although initially very expensive, these DAAs are now becoming available in generic equivalents in countries with large numbers of chronically infected people, such as India. However, a number of obstacles may hinder the delivery of these drugs in resource-limited settings, including lack of access to diagnostic testing and the restriction of treatment to a small number of medical specialists...
September 18, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877086/short-article-retreatment-of-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-after-unsuccessful-therapy-with-all-oral-direct-acting-antiviral-regimens-a-real-life-experience
#17
Laura Milazzo, Carlo Magni, Fosca Niero, Monica Schiavini, Alessia Lai, Valeria Cento, Francesca Binda, Spinello Antinori, Salvatore Sollima
OBJECTIVE: Few real-life data are available on the retreatment of patients who failed direct-acting antiviral (DAA)-regimens. We reported the outcome of retreatment with approved DAA regimens in a real-life cohort of patients who previously failed an all-oral DAAs combination and we analyzed the association with resistance substitutions (RASs) performed at the time of virological failure. AIM AND METHODS: Next-generation sequencing of the NS3, NS5A, and NS5B regions was performed by Illumina deep sequencing...
November 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867970/occurrence-and-recurrence-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-after-successful-direct-acting-antiviral-therapy-for-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
#18
Sirisha Grandhe, Catherine T Frenette
Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has generally been associated with a slightly increased risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). For the past several decades, most patients with chronic HCV cirrhosis have been treated with pegylated interferon and ribavirin therapies, which were known to achieve sustained virologic response (SVR) but also carried their own side effects and toxicities. The recent implementation of direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatments revealed an increased efficacy in difficult-to-treat populations and higher adherence rates given the all-oral nature of the regimens...
July 2017: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865152/efficacy-and-safety-of-glecaprevir-pibrentasvir-in-japanese-patients-with-chronic-genotype-2-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
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Hidenori Toyoda, Kazuaki Chayama, Fumitaka Suzuki, Ken Sato, Tomofumi Atarashi, Tsunamasa Watanabe, Masanori Atsukawa, Atsushi Naganuma, Kazuo Notsumata, Yukio Osaki, Makoto Nakamuta, Koichi Takaguchi, Satoru Saito, Koji Kato, David Pugatch, Margaret Burroughs, Rebecca Redman, Katia Alves, Tami J Pilot-Matias, Rajneet K Oberoi, Bo Fu, Hiromitsu Kumada
Glecaprevir (NS3/4A protease inhibitor) and pibrentasvir (NS5A inhibitor) (G/P), a coformulated once-daily, all oral, ribavirin (RBV)-free, direct-acting anti-viral (DAA) regimen was evaluated for safety and efficacy in Hepatitis C Virus GT2-infected Japanese patients, including those with compensated cirrhosis. CERTAIN-2 is a phase 3, open-label, multicenter study assessing the safety and efficacy of G/P (300/120mg) once daily (QD) in treatment-naïve and interferon (IFN) ± RBV treatment-experienced non-cirrhotic Japanese patients with GT2 infection...
September 2, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860025/hepatitis-e-virus-induced-primary-cutaneous-cd30-t-cell-lymphoproliferative-disorder
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Vincent Mallet, Julie Bruneau, Julien Zuber, Cécile Alanio, Stéphanie Leclerc-Mercier, Anne-Marie Roque-Afonso, Anke R M Kraft, Lucile Couronné, Dominique Roulot, Heiner Wedemeyer, Matthew L Albert, Patrick Hillon, Liliane Laroche, Stanislas Pol, Olivier Hermine
BACKGROUND & AIM: Several types of unexplained extra-hepatic manifestations, including haematological disorders, have been reported in the context of hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection. However, the underlying mechanism(s) of these manifestations are unknown. We provide evidence that HEV has an extra-hepatic endothelial tropism that can engage cutaneous T cells towards clonality. METHODS: A patient with a CD30(+) cutaneous T cell lymphoproliferative disorder (T-LPD) and biopsy-proven chronic HEV infection received three rounds of oral ribavirin treatment, administered either without or with interferon, and eventually achieved a sustained virologic response (SVR)...
December 2017: Journal of Hepatology
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