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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224352/hcv-management-in-resource-constrained-countries
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Seng Gee Lim
With the arrival of all-oral directly acting antiviral (DAA) therapy with high cure rates, the promise of hepatitis C virus (HCV) eradication is within closer reach. The availability of generic DAAs has improved access to countries with constrained resources. However, therapy is only one component of the HCV care continuum, which is the framework for HCV management from identifying patients to cure. The large number of undiagnosed HCV cases is the biggest concern, and strategies to address this are needed, as risk factor screening is suboptimal, detecting <20% of known cases...
February 21, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217259/phase-3-trial-of-first-generation-protease-inhibitor-therapy-for-hepatitis-c-virus-human-immunodeficiency-virus-coinfection
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Kenneth E Sherman, Minhee Kang, Richard Sterling, Triin Umbleja, Kristen Marks, Jennifer J Kiser, Beverly Alston-Smith, Wayne Greaves, Adeel A Butt, The Actg Birth Study Team
AIM: To evaluate efficacy/safety of hepatitis C virus (HCV) protease inhibitor boceprevir with pegylated interferon (PEG-IFN) alfa and weight-based ribavirin (RBV) in a phase 3 trial. METHODS: A prospective, multicenter, phase 3, open-label, single-arm study of PEG-IFN alfa, weight-based RBV, and boceprevir, with a PEG-IFN/RBV lead-in phase was performed. The HCV/human immunodeficiency virus coinfected study population included treatment naïve (TN) and treatment experienced (TE) patients...
February 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198349/impact-of-itpa-gene-polymorphisms-on-the-risk-of-ribavirin-induced-haemolytic-anaemia-using-interferon-free-antivirals-for-chronic-hepatitis-c
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Isabella Esposito, Laura Benítez-Gutiérrez, Ana Treviño, Ana Arias, Maria Jesus Citores, Silvia Requena, Vicente Soriano, Valentín Cuervas-Mons, Carmen de Mendoza
BACKGROUND: Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) at the ITPA gene are associated with hemolytic anemia in chronic hepatitis C patients treated with peginterferon-ribavirin (RBV). Information in patients treated with interferon-free, direct-acting antivirals (DAA) is scarce. METHODS: Median hemoglobin (Hb) levels were compared at baseline and at week 4, when ribavirin concentration achieves steady state, in all consecutive chronic hepatitis C patients treated with oral DAA plus RBV at our clinic...
February 15, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184373/successful-treatment-of-mixed-hepatitis-c-genotypes-in-a-cirrhotic-patient-with-an-all-oral-interferon-free-regimen
#4
Ayman Ahmed Sakr, Jasmine M Hanifi, Ming Valerie Lin
Mixed hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype infection is emerging with improved methods of detection. It is commonly seen in hemodialysis patients and intravenous drug users due to repeated HCV exposure and absence of protective immunity, and can contribute to treatment failure. Direct-acting antiviral regimens have been extensively studied in patients with different individual HCV genotypes; however, there are no reported data on their use in patients with mixed HCV genotype. We present a case of mixed HCV genotype 1a and 2 infection in a decompensated cirrhotic patient treated successfully with sofosbuvir, ledipasvir, and ribavirin...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182611/use-of-daclatasvir-in-hcv-hiv-coinfected-patients-in-a-real-life-setting
#5
Stefano Bonora, Massimo Puoti
The burden of HIV and HCV coinfection is estimated to affect 5-7 million people worldwide, with approximately 15-30% of people with HIV coinfected with HCV. The first oral direct-acting antivirals have shown to improve the response in patients with HIV/HCV coinfection, and more recently, other direct-acting antivirals that target various stages of the HCV life cycle have been developed, among them daclatasvir. The objective of this article is to examine recent clinical studies investigating the efficacy and safety of daclatasvir in comparison with other antiretroviral drugs, focusing on its efficacy in the coinfected HIV patient and real-life data...
January 2017: AIDS Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137633/week-4-response-predicts-sustained-virologic-response-to-all-oral-direct-acting-antiviral-based-therapy-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-3-infection
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Juan A Pineda, Luis E Morano-Amado, Rafael Granados, Juan Macías, Francisco Téllez, Miguel García-Deltoro, María J Ríos, Antonio Collado, Marcial Delgado-Fernández, Marta Suárez-Santamaría, Miriam Serrano, Celia Miralles-Álvarez, Karin Neukam
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the predictive capacity of response at treatment week (TW) 4 for the achievement of sustained virologic response 12 weeks after the scheduled end of therapy date (SVR12) to treatment against hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype (GT) 3-infection with all-oral direct-acting antiviral (DAA)-based regimens. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From a prospective multicohort study, HCV GT3-infected patients who completed a course of currently recommended DAA-based therapy at 33 Spanish hospitals and who had reached SVR12 evaluation timepoint were selected...
January 27, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100279/severe-community-acquired-adenovirus-pneumonia-treated-with-oral-ribavirin-a-case-report
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Byung Woo Yoon, Yong Geon Song, Seung Hyeun Lee
BACKGROUND: Adenovirus is a common pathogen of acute upper respiratory infection in children and is generally self-limiting. Severe adenovirus infections have been reported in immunocompromised hosts especially bone marrow transplantation recipients due to hematologic malignancy. Severe adenovirus pneumonia in immunocompetent hosts has rarely been reported and optimal treatment has not been established. We report a case of community-acquired severe adenovirus pneumonia which was successfully treated with early administration of oral ribavirin...
January 18, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077243/effective-use-of-oral-ribavirin-for-respiratory-syncytial-viral-infections-in-allogeneic-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients
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C M Gorcea, E Tholouli, A Turner, M Saif, E Davies, E Battersby, F L Dignan
BACKGROUND: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a frequent cause of respiratory viral infections, increasing the morbidity and mortality in allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) recipients. Little is known about the best management strategy in this immunocompromised group and there are very few data on oral ribavirin treatment. AIM: To evaluate the effectiveness of oral ribavirin in allogeneic HSCT patients with RSV infection. METHODS: Twenty-three RSV cases treated with oral ribavirin were analysed retrospectively...
February 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072684/assessment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-risk-based-on-peg-interferon-plus-ribavirin-treatment-experience-in-this-new-era-of-highly-effective-oral-antiviral-drugs
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Seung Ho Lee, Young-Joo Jin, Jun Young Shin, Jin-Woo Lee
In this new era of highly effective oral antiviral drugs for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV), indications for antiviral treatment may be extendable. This study undertaken to identify suitable candidates for peg-interferon plus ribavirin (PEG-IFN/RBV) treatment by evaluating hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) risk in patients with chronic HCV treated or not with PEG-IFN/RBV.This large-scale retrospective study was conducted on 1176 patients with chronic HCV without a history of HCC (treatment group [n = 489] and no-treatment group [n = 687])...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030579/hcverso3-an-open-label-phase-iib-study-of-faldaprevir-and-deleobuvir-with-ribavirin-in-hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-1b-infected-patients-with-cirrhosis-and-moderate-hepatic-impairment
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Christoph Sarrazin, Michael Manns, Jose Luis Calleja, Javier Garcia-Samaniego, Xavier Forns, Renee Kaste, Xiaofei Bai, Jing Wu, Jerry O Stern
: This study evaluated the interferon-free, oral combination of deleobuvir (non-nucleoside HCV NS5-RNA-polymerase inhibitor) and faldaprevir (HCV NS3/4A-protease inhibitor) with ribavirin in patients with HCV genotype-1b and moderate (Child-Pugh B [CPB], n = 17) or mild hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh A [CPA], n = 18). Patients received faldaprevir 120 mg and deleobuvir (600 mg [CPA], 400 mg [CPB]) twice-daily with weight-based ribavirin for 24 weeks. Baseline characteristics were similar between groups...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008868/effect-of-minor-populations-of-ns5a-and-ns5b-resistance-associated-variants-on-hcv-genotype-3-response-to-daclatasvir-plus-sofosbuvir-with-or-without-ribavirin
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Fiona McPhee, Dennis Hernandez, Nannan Zhou
BACKGROUND: Treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 3 (GT3) is a medical priority. All-oral treatment of HCV GT3 with daclatasvir (DCV) and sofosbuvir (SOF), with or without ribavirin (RBV), is recommended by several treatment guidelines. The impact of HCV minority populations at amino acid positions in NS5A and NS5B associated with drug resistance on response to DCV+SOF±RBV was assessed in SOF-naive and SOF-experienced HCV patients. METHODS: The presence of baseline NS5A or NS5B polymorphisms was assessed in 227 and 167 HCV-GT3-infected patients, respectively, from four clinical studies of DCV+SOF±RBV...
December 23, 2016: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002876/outcomes-of-treatment-with-daclatasvir-and-asunaprevir-for-recurrent-hepatitis-c-after-liver-transplantation
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Masaki Honda, Yasuhiko Sugawara, Takehisa Watanabe, Masakuni Tateyama, Motohiko Tanaka, Koushi Uchida, Seiichi Kawabata, Daiki Yoshii, Kouhei Miura, Kaori Isono, Shintaro Hayashida, Yuki Ohya, Hidekazu Yamamoto, Yutaka Sasaki, Yukihiro Inomata
AIM: The development of direct - acting oral agents has dramatically changed the treatment strategy of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Here we aimed to reveal the efficacy and safety of daclatasvir (DCV) and asunaprevir (ASV) for recurrent HCV genotype 1 infection after liver transplantation (LT). METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted on 9 patients [5 men; 4 had failed peg-interferon/ribavirin, 2 had failed simeprevir/peg-interferon/ribavirin, 1 had the resistance-associated variant (RAV) Y93H in the NS5A region, 1 underwent maintenance dialysis ] who underwent a 24 -week DCV/ASV treatment regimen for recurrent HCV genotype 1 infection...
December 21, 2016: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966306/the-efficacy-of-oral-ribavirin-on-clinical-and-laboratory-parameters-incrimean-congo-hemorrhagic-fever-an-observational-study-from-turkey
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Günay Ertem, Meliha Çağla Sönmezer, Fatih Temoçin, Çiğdem Ataman Hatipoğlu, Necla Tülek, Behiç Oral
BACKGROUND/AIM: In this observational study, the effects of oral ribavirin on clinical and laboratory parameters and blood products use in patients with Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) were evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CCHF patients (n = 100) who were hospitalized between 2007 and 2010 were included. Oral ribavirin was administered to 56 patients with symptom duration less than 5 days. Forty-four patients did not receive ribavirin (control group). The patients that received ribavirin in the first 3 days following the initiation of symptoms were designated as Group 1 (n = 29) and the others were designated as Group 2...
November 17, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966249/cost-effectiveness-of-elbasvir-grazoprevir-use-in-treatment-naive-and-treatment-experienced-patients-with-hepatitis-c%C3%A2-virus-genotype-1-infection-and-chronic-kidney-disease-in-the-united-states
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E Elbasha, W Greaves, D Roth, C Nwankwo
Among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the United States, HCV infection causes significant morbidity and mortality and results in substantial healthcare costs. A once-daily oral regimen of elbasvir/grazoprevir (EBR/GZR) for 12 weeks was found to be a safe and efficacious treatment for HCV in patients with CKD. We evaluated the cost-effectiveness of EBR/GZR in treatment-naïve and treatment-experienced CKD patients compared with no treatment (NoTx) and pegylated interferon plus ribavirin (peg-IFN/RBV) using a computer-based model of the natural history of chronic HCV genotype 1 infection, CKD and liver disease...
December 13, 2016: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934775/real-world-effectiveness-and-predictors-of-sustained-virological-response-with-all-oral-therapy-in-21-242-hepatitis-c-genotype-1-patients
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Lisa I Backus, Pamela S Belperio, Troy A Shahoumian, Timothy P Loomis, Larry A Mole
BACKGROUND: Predictors of SVR to all-oral hepatitis C virus (HCV) regimens can inform nuanced treatment decisions. We evaluated effectiveness and identified predictors of SVR for ledipasvir/sofosbuvir±ribavirin (LDV/SOF±RBV) and ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir+dasabuvir (OPrD)±RBV in patients treated in routine practice. METHODS: Observational, intent-to-treat cohort of 21,142 genotype 1 patients initiating 8 or 12 weeks of LDV/SOF±RBV or 12 weeks of OPrD±RBV at any Veterans Affairs facility...
December 9, 2016: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933174/a-case-of-hepatitis-c-associated-osteosclerosis-accelerated-bone-turnover-controlled-by-pulse-steroid-therapy
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Nobuhiro Miyamura, Shuhei Nishida, Mina Itasaka, Hirofumi Matsuda, Takeshi Ohtou, Yasuhiro Yamaguchi, Daisuke Inaba, Sadahiro Tamiya, Tetsuo Nakano
: Hepatitis C-associated osteosclerosis (HCAO), a very rare disorder in which an extremely rapid bone turnover occurs and results in osteosclerosis, was acknowledged in 1990s as a new clinical entity with the unique bone disorder and definite link to chronic type C hepatitis, although the pathogenesis still remains unknown. Affected patients suffer from excruciating deep bone pains. We report the 19th case of HCAO with diagnosis confirmed by bone biopsy, and treated initially with a bisphosphonate, next with corticosteroids and finally with direct acting antivirals (DAA: sofosbuvir and ribavirin) for HCV infection...
2016: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932243/inhibition-of-mtor-eif4e-by-anti-viral-drug-ribavirin-effectively-enhances-the-effects-of-paclitaxel-in-oral-tongue-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Dehua Dai, Hujie Chen, Jing Tang, Yi Tang
Upregulation of eIF4E is associated with poor clinical outcome in many human cancers and represents a potential therapeutic target. However, the function of eIF4E remains unknown in oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma (OTSCC). In this work, we show that ribavirin, an anti-viral drug, effectively augments sensitivity of OTSCC cells to paclitaxel via inhibiting mTOR/eIF4E signaling pathway. Ribavirin dose-dependently inhibits proliferation and induces apoptosis in SCC-9 and CAL27 cells. Combination of ribavirin and paclitaxel are more effective in inhibiting proliferation and inducing apoptosis in OTSCC cells...
January 22, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932161/sofosbuvir-monotherapy-for-asymptomatic-and-noncirrhotic-hepatitis-c-infection-in-a-renal-retransplantation-recipient-a-case-report
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G Deng, J Ma, S Shen, Q Li, L Peng, S Meng, J Zhou, J Wu, D Liu
Renal transplant recipients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) have a high risk of progressing to cirrhosis, end-stage liver diseases, and hepatocellular carcinoma. It is also considered as an independent risk for graft loss and is correlated with proteinuria, transplant glomerulopathy, HCV-associated glomerulonephritis, and chronic rejection. Previous therapy involving interferon alfa and ribavirin led to treatment complications, including toxicity, anemia, sepsis, and drug-drug interactions with calcineurin inhibitors, as well as reduced tolerability and efficacy...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917084/sofosbuvir-and-simeprevir-combination-therapy-for-hcv-genotype-1-infection-results-of-a-single-center-va-experience
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Seth N Sclair, Maria Del Pilar Hernandez, Evan Vance, Dani Gilinski, Helen Youtseff, Maribel Toro, Marie Antoine, Lennox J Jeffers, Adam Peyton
Treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection remains a priority in the veterans affairs (VA) health care system nationwide, as there is a high burden of liver disease due to HCV infection among US veterans. The combination of sofosbuvir and simeprevir was the first all-oral antiviral regimen used in clinical practice to treat veterans with HCV infection. In this study, we report a single-center experience showing both the feasibility and effectiveness of this all-oral combination to treat HCV genotype 1 infection...
August 2016: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910116/the-cost-effectiveness-of-testing-for-ns5a-resistance-associated-polymorphisms-at-baseline-in-genotype-1a-infected-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-and-treatment-experienced-subjects-treated-with-all-oral-elbasvir-grazoprevir-regimens-in-the-united-states
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E H Elbasha, M N Robertson, C Nwankwo
BACKGROUND: The presence of baseline NS5A resistance-associated variants (RAVs) impacted treatment response in HCV genotype 1a (GT1a)-infected patients treated with elbasvir/grazoprevir (EBR/GZR) for 12 weeks, but not patients treated with EBR/GZR and ribavirin (RBV) for 16 weeks. AIMS: To assess the cost-effectiveness of baseline testing for NS5A RAVs in EBR/GZR-treated patients compared without testing, and with current treatments for GT1a patients. METHODS: We simulated the course of treatment with EBR/GZR, ledipasvir/sofosbuvir (LDV/SOF) and ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir+dasabuvir (3D) with or without RBV and natural history of disease of GT1a patients...
February 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
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