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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773899/management-of-acute-hcv-infection-in-the-era-of-direct-acting-antiviral-therapy
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REVIEW
Marianne Martinello, Behzad Hajarizadeh, Jason Grebely, Gregory J Dore, Gail V Matthews
The management of acute HCV infection has not been standardized following the availability of direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) for chronic HCV infection, and substantial uncertainty exists regarding the optimal treatment regimen and duration. Despite the lack of direct evidence, the 2016 American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)-Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) guidelines supported "the same regimens for acute HCV as recommended for chronic HCV infection … owing to high efficacy and safety", whereas the 2016 European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) guidelines recommended sofosbuvir-ledipasvir, sofosbuvir-velpatasvir or sofosbuvir plus daclatasvir for 8 weeks in acute HCV infection, with a longer duration of 12 weeks recommended for those infected with HIV and/or baseline HCV RNA levels >1,000,000 IU/ml...
May 17, 2018: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770238/charlson-comorbidity-index-as-a-predictor-of-periodontal-disease-in-elderly-participants
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Jae-Hong Lee, Jung-Kyu Choi, Seong-Nyum Jeong, Seong-Ho Choi
Purpose: This study investigated the validity of the Charlson comorbidity index (CCI) as a predictor of periodontal disease (PD) over a 12-year period. Methods: Nationwide representative samples of 149,785 adults aged ≥60 years with PD (International Classification of Disease, 10th revision [ICD-10], K052-K056) were derived from the National Health Insurance Service-Elderly Cohort during 2002-2013. The degree of comorbidity was measured using the CCI (grade 0-6), including 17 diseases weighted on the basis of their association with mortality, and data were analyzed using multivariate Cox proportional-hazards regression in order to investigate the associations of comorbid diseases (CDs) with PD...
April 2018: Journal of Periodontal & Implant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769038/impact-of-new-daa-therapy-on-real-clinical-practice-a-multicenter-region-wide-cohort-study
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Simone Lanini, Paola Scognamiglio, Alessandra Mecozzi, Lorella Lombardozzi, Vincenzo Vullo, Mario Angelico, Antonio Gasbarrini, Gloria Taliani, Adolfo Francesco Attili, Carlo Federico Perno, Adriano De Santis, Vincenzo Puro, Fabio Cerqua, Gianpiero D'Offizi, Adriano Pellicelli, Orlando Armignacco, Francesco Saverio Mennini, Massimo Siciliano, Enrico Girardi, Vincenzo Panella, Giuseppe Ippolito
BACKGROUND: Management of chronic hepatitis C (CHC) has significantly accelerated in the last few years. Currently, second generation direct acting antivirals (DAAs) promise clearance of infection in most of patients. Here we present the results of the first analysis carried out on data of Lazio clinical network for DAAs. METHODS: The study was designed as a multicenter cohort: a) to assess the evolution of treatment during the first 24 months of the activity of the Clinical Network; b) to report overall efficacy of treatments; c) to analyze potential factors associated with lack of virological response at 12 weeks after therapy (SVR12); d) to evaluate the variation of ALT at baseline and 12 weeks after therapy in those who achieved SVR12 in comparison to those who did not...
May 16, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765256/grazoprevir-elbasvir-for-the-treatment-of-adults-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-a-short-review-on-the-clinical-evidence-and-place-in-therapy
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REVIEW
Nimisha Sulejmani, Syed-Mohammed Jafri
Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection impacts approximately 71 million people and approximately 400,000 deaths are attributed to HCV-related liver disease annually worldwide. Mainstay of treatment for over 25 years has been pegylated interferon until the advent of protease inhibitors, which has led to all-oral HCV treatment regimens that have changed the outlook of hepatitis C treatment. Grazoprevir/elbasvir provides high rates of efficacy and tolerability and is an all-oral once daily treatment option for HCV infection...
2018: Hepatic Medicine: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761330/a-review-of-long-term-toxicity-of-antiretroviral-treatment-regimens-and-implications-for-an-aging-population
#5
REVIEW
Anita Chawla, Christina Wang, Cody Patton, Miranda Murray, Yogesh Punekar, Annemiek de Ruiter, Corklin Steinhart
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a chronic infectious disease currently requiring lifelong antiretroviral therapy (ART). People living with HIV (PLWH) face an increased risk of comorbidities associated with aging, chronic HIV, and the toxicity arising from long-term ART. A literature review was conducted to identify the most recent evidence documenting toxicities associated with long-term ART, particularly among aging PLWH. In general, PLWH are at a greater risk of developing fractures, osteoporosis, renal and metabolic disorders, central nervous system disorders, cardiovascular disease, and liver disease...
May 14, 2018: Infectious Diseases and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752938/hbv-polymerase-derived-peptide-exerts-an-anti-hiv-1-effect-by-inhibiting-the-acetylation-of-viral-integrase
#6
Hong Kim, So-Young Lee, Yu-Min Choi, Bum-Joon Kim
Here, we found that a 6-mer peptide, Poly6, derived from the hepatitis B virus (HBV), which overlaps with a polymerase corresponding to a preS1 deletion reported to contribute to liver disease progression, can elicit an antiviral effect against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 by inhibiting HIV-1 integrase (IN) activity of infected cells. Mechanistic studies revealed that the anti-HIV-1 effects of Poly6 occurred via the inhibition of integration, which resulted from the inhibition of acetylation of HIV-1 IN possibly by downregulation of p300 histone acetyltransferase...
May 9, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751763/harm-reduction-and-viral-hepatitis-c-in-european-prisons-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-25-countries
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Rob Bielen, Samya R Stumo, Rachel Halford, Klára Werling, Tatjana Reic, Heino Stöver, Geert Robaeys, Jeffrey V Lazarus
BACKGROUND: Current estimates suggest that 15% of all prisoners worldwide are chronically infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), and this number is even higher in regions with high rates of injecting drug use. Although harm reduction services such as opioid substitution therapy (OST) and needle and syringe programs (NSPs) are effective in preventing the further spread of HCV and HIV, the extent to which these are available in prisons varies significantly across countries. METHODS: The Hep-CORE study surveyed liver patient groups from 25 European countries in 2016 and mid-2017 on national policies related to harm reduction, testing/screening, and treatment for HCV in prison settings...
May 11, 2018: Harm Reduction Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746485/adiponectin-and-the-steatosis-marker-chi3l1-decrease-following-switch-to-raltegravir-compared-to-continued-pi-nnrti-based-antiretroviral-therapy
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Obiageli Offor, Netanya Utay, David Reynoso, Anoma Somasunderam, Judith Currier, Jordan Lake
BACKGROUND: People with HIV are at for metabolic syndrome (MetS) and fatty liver disease, but the role of Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is poorly understood. MetS and fatty liver disease been associated with changes in adiponectin, soluble ST2 (sST2), chitinase 3-like 1 (Chi3L1), hyaluronic acid (HA), tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-1 (TIMP-1), lysyl oxidase-like-2 (LOXL2) and transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) concentrations in HIV-uninfected populations. Protease (PI) and non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTI) may contribute to these comorbidities, but the effects of switching from PI- or NNRTI to raltegravir (RAL) on these biomarkers is unknown...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736152/butyrylcholinesterase-levels-on-admission-predict-severity-and-12-month-mortality-in-hospitalized-aids-patients
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Lijun Xu, Biao Zhu, Ying Huang, Zongxing Yang, Jia Sun, Yan Xu, Jinlei Zheng, Sabine Kinloch, Michael T Yin, Honglei Weng, Nanping Wu
Background: Butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) is synthesized mainly in the liver and an important marker in many infectious/inflammatory diseases, but its role in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients is not clear. We wished to ascertain if BChE level is associated with the progression/prognosis of AIDS patients. Methods: BChE levels (in U/L) were measured in 505 patients; <4500 was defined as "low" and ≥4500 as "normal." Associations between BChE level and CD4 count, WHO stage, body mass index (BMI), C-reactive protein (CRP) level, and duration of hospitalization were assessed...
2018: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735575/acute-and-persistent-hepatitis-e-virus-genotype-3-and-4-infection-clinical-features-pathogenesis-and-treatment
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Nassim Kamar, Sven Pischke
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) genotype (gt)3 and 4 infections are prevalent in industrialized and high-income countries. Although most HEV gt3 and gt4 infections are clinically silent, acute infection may be symptomatic in some patients. In persons with underlying liver disease and in elderly men, HEV infections may present as acute or acute-on-chronic liver failure. Chronic hepatitis may develop in immunosuppressed individuals, including transplant recipients, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients, and persons with hematologic malignancy undergoing chemotherapy, and may progress to life-threatening liver cirrhosis...
May 7, 2018: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722039/mortality-from-adverse-drug-reaction-related-hospitalizations-in-south-west-ethiopia-a-cross-sectional-study
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M T Angamo, L Chalmers, C M Curtain, D Yilma, L Bereznicki
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are an important cause of mortality during medical care. To our knowledge, no Ethiopian studies have reported on mortality due to ADRs in patients presenting to hospital from the community setting. The aim of this study was to determine the mortality rate attributable to ADRs in patients presenting to hospital, identify drugs implicated in the ADR-related deaths and identify factors contributing to ADR-related mortality at Jimma University Specialised Hospital (JUSH), south-west Ethiopia METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 1001 patients aged ≥18 years consecutively admitted to medical wards from May 2015 to August 2016...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713126/naturally-occurring-hepatitis-b-virus-reverse-transcriptase-mutations-related-to-potential-antiviral-drug-resistance-and-liver-disease-progression
#12
REVIEW
Yu-Min Choi, So-Young Lee, Bum-Joon Kim
The annual number of deaths caused by hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related disease, including cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), is estimated as 887000. The reported prevalence of HBV reverse transcriptase (RT) mutation prior to treatment is varied and the impact of preexisting mutations on the treatment of naïve patients remains controversial, and primarily depends on geographic factors, HBV genotypes, HBeAg serostatus, HBV viral loads, disease progression, intergenotypic recombination and co-infection with HIV...
April 28, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29710177/economics-of-palliative-care-for-hospitalized-adults-with-serious-illness-a-meta-analysis
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Peter May, Charles Normand, J Brian Cassel, Egidio Del Fabbro, Robert L Fine, Reagan Menz, Corey A Morrison, Joan D Penrod, Chessie Robinson, R Sean Morrison
Importance: Economics of care for adults with serious illness is a policy priority worldwide. Palliative care may lower costs for hospitalized adults, but the evidence has important limitations. Objective: To estimate the association of palliative care consultation (PCC) with direct hospital costs for adults with serious illness. Data Sources: Systematic searches of the Embase, PsycINFO, CENTRAL, PubMed, CINAHL, and EconLit databases were performed for English-language journal articles using keywords in the domains of palliative care (eg, palliative, terminal) and economics (eg, cost, utilization), with limiters for hospital and consultation...
April 30, 2018: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703611/-amoebosis-may-sexual-transmission-be-an-underestimated-way-of-contamination
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B Lohberger Timsit, A Deroux, M Lugosi, B Colombe, L Bouillet
INTRODUCTION: Amoebiasis is a cosmopolitan disease and the third most deadly of parasitic diseases. Entamoeba histolytica is the only one to be pathogenic. Its transmission is not only related to the faecal peril but also sexual, with cases described among men who have sex with men. A case of unusual sexual transmission is described in this article, aiming to discuss the impact of these ways of transmitting amoebiasis on patient management. CASE REPORT: We describe the case of an amebic liver abscess in a 27-years-old man who did not travel in endemic areas...
April 24, 2018: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29692878/newly-diagnosed-hepatitis-c-in-the-us-commercially-insured-population-before-and-after-the-2012-implementation-of-expanded-screening-guidelines
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Bruce S Pyenson, Gabriela Dieguez, Christine Ferro, Maushumi Mavinkurve, Yuri Sanchez Gonzalez
Background: In the United States in 2014, more than 3 million individuals were estimated to have chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, including many undiagnosed individuals. In 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expanded its HCV testing recommendations to target all adults born between 1945 and 1965, in addition to at-risk individuals, which has led to an increase in newly diagnosed patients. Few studies have explored the medical cost or clinical status of patients who are newly diagnosed with HCV...
February 2018: American Health & Drug Benefits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679566/matrix-stiffness-regulate-apoptotic-cell-death-in-hiv-hcv-co-infected-hepatocytes-importance-for-liver-fibrosis-progression
#16
Murali Ganesan, Raghubendra Singh Dagur, Edward Makarov, Larisa I Poluektova, Srivatsan Kidambi, Natalia A Osna
HIV-HCV co-infection causes rapid progression of liver fibrosis. These outcomes to liver cirrhosis can be improved, but not stopped by specific antiviral therapies. Due to high significance of HIV-HCV interactions for morbidity and mortality in co-infected patients, our attention was attracted to the multi-component pathogenesis of fibrosis progression as the transition to end-stage liver disease development. In this study, we hypothesize that increased matrix stiffness enhances apoptosis in HCV-HIV-co-infected hepatocytes and that capturing of apoptotic bodies (AB) derived from these infected hepatocytes by hepatic stellate cells (HSC) drives the fibrosis progression...
April 18, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673137/herb-induced-liver-injuries-in-developing-nations-an-update
#17
REVIEW
Cecilia Nwadiuto Amadi, Orish Ebere Orisakwe
The last few decades have seen a rise in the use of herbal supplements, natural products, and traditional medicines. However, there are growing concerns related to the safety and toxicities of these medicines. These herbal medicines are associated with complications such as liver damage with a high incidence of mortalities and morbidities. Clinical manifestations range from asymptomatic cases with abnormal liver functions tests to sudden and severe liver failure necessitating liver transplantation. This work aimed to review the etiology, risk factors, diagnosis, clinical manifestations and selected clinical case reports of herbal hepatotoxicity in developing nations...
April 17, 2018: Toxics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671204/nafld-and-hiv-do-sex-race-and-ethnicity-explain-hiv-related-risk
#18
REVIEW
Subada Soti, Kathleen E Corey, Jordan E Lake, Kristine M Erlandson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Here, we review the epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in the general population, discuss HIV-specific differences in NAFLD pathogenesis, and summarize what is known regarding differences in NAFLD by race/ethnicity and sex. RECENT FINDINGS: The reported prevalence of NAFLD among people living with HIV varies by age, body mass index, comorbidity, and method of NAFLD diagnosis, but is generally thought to be greater among HIV-infected compared to HIV-uninfected populations...
April 18, 2018: Current HIV/AIDS Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661260/implementing-routine-blood-borne-virus-testing-for-hcv-hbv-and-hiv-at-a-london-emergency-department-uncovering-the-iceberg
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S Parry, N Bundle, S Ullah, G R Foster, K Ahmad, C Y W Tong, S Balasegaram, C Orkin
UK guidelines recommend routine HIV testing in high prevalence emergency departments (ED) and targeted testing for HBV and HCV. The 'Going Viral' campaign implemented opt-out blood-borne virus (BBV) testing in adults in a high prevalence ED, to assess seroprevalence, uptake, linkage to care (LTC) rates and staff time taken to achieve LTC. Diagnosis status (new/known/unknown), current engagement in care, and severity of disease was established. LTC was defined as patient informed plus ⩾1 clinic visit. A total of 6211/24 981 ED attendees were tested (uptake 25%); 257 (4...
April 17, 2018: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657212/mortality-in-the-elderly-with-acute-kidney-injury-in-an-internal-medicine-department-in-abidjan-cote-d-ivoire
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Hubert Kouamé Yao, Allah Yves Omer Binan, Serge-Didier Konan, Koffi Justin N'Da, Sery Patrick Diopoh
Acute kidney injury (AKI) in the elderly is characterized by high mortality. The objective of this study is to identify the causes of death in the elderly with AKI. This is a prospective cohort study with a descriptive purpose which was carried out during the period from January 2009 to December 2014 in the Department of Nephrology-Internal Medicine of Treichville University Hospital. The diagnosis of AKI was made on the basis of serum creatinine (SCr) values determined during hospitalization, according to KDIGO classification...
March 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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