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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227015/a-comparison-of-multimodal-biomarkers-for-chronic-hepatitis-b-assessment-using-recursive-feature-elimination
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Yanru Bai, Xin Chen, Changfeng Dong, Yingxia Liu, Zhiguo Zhang, Yanru Bai, Xin Chen, Changfeng Dong, Yingxia Liu, Zhiguo Zhang, Xin Chen, Changfeng Dong, Zhiguo Zhang, Yanru Bai, Yingxia Liu
An effective assessment of liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) is highly desired because it is important not only for clinical courses prediction, but also for the determination of antiviral therapy schemes. In recent years, various approaches for liver biopsies analysis have been highlighted, such as elastography techniques and serum markers, due to their properties of non-invasiveness. The aim of this study is to determine the best biomarkers or their combination by comparing multimodal biomarkers (ultrasound elastography parameters, biochemical hematologic parameters, and clinical parameters) for fibrosis assessment in chronic hepatitis B using a support vector machine combined with recursive feature elimination (RFE-SVM) approach...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226199/mortality-risk-factors-among-patients-with-cirrhosis-and-a-low-%C3%A2-15-meld-sodium-score-an-analysis-of-liver-transplant-allocation-policy-using-aggregated-electronic-health-record-data
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K Atiemo, A Skaro, H Maddur, L Zhao, S Montag, L VanWagner, S Goel, A Kho, B Ho, R Kang, J L Holl, M M Abecassis, J Levitsy, D P Ladner
Although the MELDNa score is now used for liver transplant allocation in the United States, mortality prediction may be underestimated by the score. Using aggregated electronic health record data from 7,834 adult patients with cirrhosis, we determined whether the cause of cirrhosis/cirrhosis complications is associated with an increased risk of death among patients with a MELDNa ≤15 and whether patients with the greatest risk of death could benefit from liver transplantation (LT). Over a median follow-up of 2...
February 22, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223736/percutaneous-electrochemotherapy-in-the-treatment-of-portal-vein-tumor-thrombosis-at-hepatic-hilum-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-cirrhosis-a-feasibility-study
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Luciano Tarantino, Giuseppina Busto, Aurelio Nasto, Raffaele Fristachi, Luigi Cacace, Maria Talamo, Catello Accardo, Sara Bortone, Paolo Gallo, Paolo Tarantino, Riccardo Aurelio Nasto, Matteo Nicola Dario Di Minno, Pasquale Ambrosino
AIM: To treated with electrochemotherapy (ECT) a prospective case series of patients with liver cirrhosis and Vp3-Vp4- portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT) from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), in order to evaluate the feasibility, safety and efficacy of this new non thermal ablative technique in those patients. METHODS: Six patients (5 males and 1 female), aged 61-85 years (mean age, 70 years), four in Child-Pugh A and two in Child-Pugh B class, entered our study series...
February 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223732/effects-of-sex-and-generation-on-hepatitis-b-viral-load-in-families-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Ai-Ru Hsieh, Cathy Sj Fann, Chau-Ting Yeh, Hung-Chun Lin, Shy-Yi Wan, Yi-Cheng Chen, Chia-Lin Hsu, Jennifer Tai, Shi-Ming Lin, Dar-In Tai
AIM: To explore factors associated with persistent hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in a cohort of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)-affected families and then investigate factors that correlate with individual viral load among hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-positive relatives. METHODS: We evaluated non-genetic factors associated with HBV replication in relatives of patients with HCC. Relatives of 355 HCC cases were interviewed using a structured questionnaire...
February 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222249/are-non-invasive-fibrosis-markers-for-chronic-hepatitis-b-reliable-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Hailemichael Desalegn, Hanna Aberra, Nega Berhe, Svein Gunnar Gundersen, Asgeir Johannessen
BACKGROUND: In the absence of liver biopsy, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends non-invasive tests, such as APRI (aspartate aminotransferase to platelet ratio index) and FIB-4, to assess liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB). However, these tests are not well validated in sub-Saharan Africa. Recently, a new marker, GPR (gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase to platelet ratio), was found to be more accurate in an African setting, but this needs confirmation in other cohorts...
February 21, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221274/pharmacy-use-in-the-first-year-of-the-veterans-choice-program-a-mixed-methods-evaluation
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Walid F Gellad, Francesca E Cunningham, Chester B Good, Joshua M Thorpe, Carolyn T Thorpe, Brandi Bair, KatieLynn Roman, Susan L Zickmund
BACKGROUND: The Veterans Choice Program (VCP) was created to ensure timely access to health care in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Under this program, medications may be ordered by select non-VA clinicians to be dispensed by VA pharmacies, creating new challenges in ensuring medication safety. OBJECTIVES: To examine pharmaceutical use during the first year of the VCP and to understand barriers and facilitators for VA pharmacists to dispensing medications under the VCP...
February 17, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218868/-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-chronic-hepatitis-b-and-d-national-consensus-guideline-in-hungary-from-15-october-2016
#7
Gábor Horváth, Zsuzsanna Gerlei, Judit Gervain, Gabriella Lengyel, Mihály Makara, Alajos Pár, László Rókusz, Ferenc Szalay, István Tornai, Klára Werling, Béla Hunyady
Diagnosis and treatment of HBV/HDV infection means for the patient to be able to maintain working capacity, to increase quality of life, to prevent cancer, and to prolong life expectancy, while society benefits from eliminating the chances of further transmission of the viruses, and decreasing the overall costs of serious complications. The guideline delineates the treatment algorithms for 2017 set by a consensus meeting of physicians involved in the treatment of these diseases. The prevalence of HBV infection in the Hungarian general population is 0...
February 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214685/role-of-laxative-and-antioxidant-properties-of-malva-sylvestris-leaves-in-constipation-treatment
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Mohamed-Amine Jabri, Dalanda Wannes, Najla Hajji, Mohsen Sakly, Lamjed Marzouki, Hichem Sebai
INTRODUCTION: Mallaw (Malva sylvestris L.) is a medicinal plant who is traditionally being used as an antiulcer, laxative and anti-hemorrhoid, besides of its culinary use as a food in Tunisian cuisine. The present study was carried out to evaluate the protective effect of Malva sylvestris aqueous extract (MSAE) on constipation- induced by loperamide in male Wistar rats. METHODS: Rats were divided into six groups of six animals each: Control, Loperamide (LOP), LOP+ yohimbine (2mg/kg b...
February 16, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212627/genome-wide-identification-of-direct-hbx-genomic-targets
#9
Francesca Guerrieri, Laura Belloni, Daniel D'Andrea, Natalia Pediconi, Loredana Le Pera, Barbara Testoni, Cecilia Scisciani, Oceane Floriot, Fabien Zoulim, Anna Tramontano, Massimo Levrero
BACKGROUND: The Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) HBx regulatory protein is required for HBV replication and involved in HBV-related carcinogenesis. HBx interacts with chromatin modifying enzymes and transcription factors to modulate histone post-translational modifications and to regulate viral cccDNA transcription and cellular gene expression. Aiming to identify genes and non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) directly targeted by HBx, we performed a chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing (ChIP-Seq) to analyse HBV recruitment on host cell chromatin in cells replicating HBV...
February 17, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208753/possible-impact-of-190g-a-ccr2-and-%C3%AE-32-ccr5-mutations-on-decrease-of-the-hbv-vaccine-immunogenicity-a-preliminary-report
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Maria Ganczak, Karolina Skonieczna-Żydecka, Marzena Drozd-Dąbrowska, Grażyna Adler
Background: Chemokine genetic variations are involved in infectious diseases such as hepatitis B virus (HBV). Several allelic variants might, in theory, affect the outcome of vaccination. Objectives: This study was carried out to examine the associations of Δ32 CCR5 and 190G > A CCR2 polymorphisms with a response to a primary course of three HBV vaccinations. Methods: Between December 2014 and December 2016, patients from three randomly selected primary care clinics in the West Pomeranian region (Poland), 1 month after receiving the third dose of HBV vaccine, were enrolled...
February 8, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208002/expression-of-hepatocyte-hepatitis-b-core-antigen-and-hepatitis-b-surface-antigen-as-a-marker-in-the-management-of-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients
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Sun Young Yim, Tae Hyung Kim, Suh Sang Jun, Eun Sun Kim, Bora Keum, Yeon Seok Seo, Hyung Joon Yim, Yoon Tae Jeen, Hoon Jai Chun, Hong Sik Lee, Soon Ho Um, Chang Duck Kim, Nam Hee Won, Ho Sang Ryu
Background/Aims: We aimed to clarify the association of HBsAg/HBcAg with the disease status and treatment response in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB). Methods: We investigated 171 biopsy-proven entecavir-treated CHB patients (109 HBeAg-positive, 62 HBeAg-negative). HBcAg expression was positive when ≥10% of hepatocytes stained, and classified into nuclear, mixed, and cytoplasmic patterns. HBsAg expressions were intracytoplasmic (diffuse, globular, and submembranous) and membranous...
February 17, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205569/heteroaryldihydropyrimidine-hap-and-sulfamoylbenzamide-sba-inhibit-hepatitis-b-virus-replication-by-different-molecular-mechanisms
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Zheng Zhou, Taishan Hu, Xue Zhou, Steffen Wildum, Fernando Garcia-Alcalde, Zhiheng Xu, Daitze Wu, Yi Mao, Xiaojun Tian, Yuan Zhou, Fang Shen, Zhisen Zhang, Guozhi Tang, Isabel Najera, Guang Yang, Hong C Shen, John A T Young, Ning Qin
Heteroaryldihydropyrimidine (HAP) and sulfamoylbenzamide (SBA) are promising non-nucleos(t)ide HBV replication inhibitors. HAPs are known to promote core protein mis-assembly, but the molecular mechanism of abnormal assembly is still elusive. Likewise, the assembly status of core protein induced by SBA remains unknown. Here we show that SBA, unlike HAP, does not promote core protein mis-assembly. Interestingly, two reference compounds HAP_R01 and SBA_R01 bind to the same pocket at the dimer-dimer interface in the crystal structures of core protein Y132A hexamer...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203178/a-patient-with-supraclavicular-lymphadenopathy-and-anterior-mediastinal-mass-presenting-as-a-rare-case-of-composite-lymphoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Alex Raufi, James Jerkins, Yung Lyou, Deepa Jeyakumar
Composite lymphoma (CL) is a rare disease with 2 distinct lymphomas concurrently arising in a single patient with an estimated incidence of 1-4.7% of newly diagnosed lymphomas per year. CL most commonly involves 2 B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) or a B-cell NHL with a Hodgkin lymphoma. Our case is unique in that it was a bilineage CL with both a T-cell and B-cell NHL, which has only been reported in a few case reports. A 49-year-old woman presented with several months of progressive cough, weight loss, dyspnea, and supraclavicular lymphadenopathy...
September 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202906/bar502-a-dual-fxr-and-gpbar1-agonist-promotes-browning-of-white-adipose-tissue-and-reverses-liver-steatosis-and-fibrosis
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Adriana Carino, Sabrina Cipriani, Silvia Marchianò, Michele Biagioli, Chiara Santorelli, Annibale Donini, Angela Zampella, Maria Chiara Monti, Stefano Fiorucci
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a highly prevalent chronic liver disease. Here, we have investigated whether BAR502, a non-bile acid, steroidal dual ligand for FXR and GPBAR1, reverses steato-hepatitis in mice fed a high fat diet (HFD) and fructose. After 9 week, mice on HFD gained ≈30% of b.w (P < 0.01 versus naïve) and were insulin resistant. These overweighting and insulin resistant mice were randomized to receive HFD or HFD in combination with BAR502. After 18 weeks, HFD mice developed NASH like features with severe steato-hepatitis and fibrosis, increased hepatic content of triacylglycerol and cholesterol and expression of SREPB1c, FAS, ApoC2, PPARα and γ, α-SMA, α1 collagen and MCP1 mRNAs...
February 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198546/a-molecular-epidemiology-study-investigating-familial-clustering-of-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-in-families-with-unfavorable-prognoses-in-northwest-china
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Yuan Yang, Dan Du, Li Jin, Zhen Tian, Qian Li, Ruitian Yi, Ting Qiu, Daokun Yang, Yingli He, Jinfeng Liu, Tianyan Chen, Yingren Zhao
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections and adverse outcome have been demonstrated to show characteristics of familial clustering. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of different HBV genotypes, HBV sub-genotypes, and Pre-S mutations associated with familial HBV infection clusters with unfavorable prognoses. Families presenting with clustered HBV infections and unfavorable prognoses were enrolled in this study. Non-clustered HBV-infected individuals were used as the control group. DNA extracted from patient serum samples was used to facilitate characterization of the HBV genotypes, HBV sub-genotypes, and Pre-S mutations by phylogenetic analysis...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197802/effects-of-vaccine-acquired-polyclonal-anti-hbs-antibodies-on-the-prevention-of-hbv-infection-of-non-vaccine-genotypes
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Masaki Kato, Susumu Hamada-Tsutsumi, Chiaki Okuse, Aiko Sakai, Nobuyuki Matsumoto, Masaaki Sato, Toshiyuki Sato, Mitsumi Arito, Kazuki Omoteyama, Naoya Suematsu, Kazuki Okamoto, Takanobu Kato, Fumio Itoh, Ryo Sumazaki, Yasuhito Tanaka, Hiroshi Yotsuyanagi, Tomohiro Kato, Manae Suzuki Kurokawa
BACKGROUND: In universal hepatitis B (HB) vaccination, single vaccine-derived polyclonal anti-HBs antibodies (anti-HBs) need to inhibit infection of HB viruses (HBV) of non-vaccine genotypes. We experimentally addressed this issue. METHODS: Anti-HBs-positive sera were obtained by vaccination with genotype A- or C-derived HBs antigen (HBsAg, gtA-sera or gtC-sera). Their reactivity to genotype A- and C-derived HBsAg (gtA-Ag and gtC-Ag) was measured by ELISA. The capacity of sera to neutralize HBV was evaluated using an in vitro infection model...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197321/discovery-of-novel-allosteric-hcv-ns5b-inhibitors-2-lactam-containing-thiophene-carboxylates
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Pan Li, Warren Dorsch, David J Lauffer, Darius Bilimoria, Nathalie Chauret, John J Court, Sanjoy Kumar Das, Francois Denis, Nagraj Mani, Suganthini Nanthakumar, Olivier Nicolas, B Govinda Rao, Steven Ronkin, Subajini Selliah, Rebecca S Shawgo, Ralph Stearns, Qing Tang, Nathan D Waal, Jeremy Green
Lomibuvir (1) is a non-nucleoside, allosteric inhibitor of the hepatitis C virus NS5B polymerase with demonstrated clinical efficacy. Further development efforts within this class of inhibitor focused on improving the antiviral activity and physicochemical and pharmacokinetic properties. Recently, we reported the development of this series, leading to compound 2, a molecule with comparable potency and an improved physicochemical profile relative to 1. Further exploration of the amino amide-derived side chain led to a series of lactam derivatives, inspired by the X-ray crystal structure of related thiophene carboxylate inhibitors...
February 9, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196048/the-phs-increased-risk-label-is-associated-with-nonutilization-of-hundreds-of-organs-per-year
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Michael L Volk, Amber R Wilk, Cameron Wolfe, Daniel R Kaul
BACKGROUND: The Public Health Service "Increased Risk" (PHS IR) designation identifies donors at increased risk of transmitting hepatitis B, C, and human immunodeficiency virus. Although the risk remains very low in the era of nucleic acid testing, we hypothesized that this label may result in decreased organ utilization. METHODS: Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) data were used to compare utilization rates between PHS-IR and non-PHS-IR donors, as well as to compare export rates and variation in utilization...
February 11, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195558/elevated-pre-treatment-il-18-level-is-associated-with-hbeag-seroconversion-in-hiv-hbv-coinfection
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Yijia Li, Jing Xie, Huanling Wang, Yang Han, Nidan Wang, Chloe L Thio, Taisheng Li
BACKGROUND: In hepatitis B virus (HBV) infected patients, hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg) seroconversion is associated with better outcomes. Interleukin-18 (IL-18) controls hepatitis B replication in a mouse model. However, its role in treatment response in HIV/HBV co-infected patients is unknown. METHODS: We enrolled 35 treatment-naïve, HBeAg positive, HIV/HBV co-infected patients. HBV DNA, HIV RNA, CD4 cell count, HBV surface antigen (HBsAg) quantification (qHBsAg), HBeAg quantification (qHBeAg) and IL-18 levels were measured prior to, at 24 and 48 weeks of HBV-active combination antiretroviral therapy (cART)...
February 14, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192973/plasmonic-hepatitis-b-biosensor-for-the-analysis-of-clinical-saliva
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Tomáš Riedel, Simone Hageneder, František Surman, Ognen Pop-Georgievski, Christa Noehammer, Manuela Hofner, Eduard Brynda, Cesar Rodriguez-Emmenegger, Jakub Dostalek
A biosensor for the detection of hepatitis B antibodies in clinical saliva was developed. Compared to conventional analysis of blood serum, it offers the advantage of non-invasive collection of samples. Detection of biomarkers in saliva imposes two major challenges associated to the low analyte concentration and increased surface fouling. The detection of minute amounts of hepatitis B antibodies was performed by plasmonically amplified fluorescence sandwich immu-noassay. To have access to specific detection, we prevented the non-specific adsorption of biomolecules present in sali-va by brushes of poly[(N-(2-hydroxypropyl) methacrylamide)-co-(carboxybetaine methacrylamide)] grafted from the gold sensor surface and post modified with hepatitis B surface antigen...
February 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
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