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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323868/-waiting-for-daas-a-retrospective-chart-review-of-patients-with-untreated-hepatitis-c-in-rwanda
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Neil Gupta, Jules Kabahizi, Constance Mukabatsinda, Timothy David Walker, Emmanuel Musabeyezu, Athanase Kiromera, Jennifer Ilo Van Nuil, Kevin Steiner, Joia Mukherjee, Sabin Nsanzimana, Aimable Mbituyumuremyi
BACKGROUND: Access to treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) in sub-Saharan Africa is extremely limited. With the advent of direct acting antivirals (DAAs), highly effective and easy-to-deliver oral regimens are now available on the global market. This study was conducted to understand the background and characteristics of a national cohort of patients with HCV infection enrolled in care and awaiting therapy with DAAs. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of all adult patients with confirmed HCV infection who were currently enrolled in care and treatment at the four existing hepatitis referral centers in Rwanda...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323748/serum-aminotransferase-flares-in-pregnant-and-postpartum-women-with-current-or-prior-treatment-for-chronic-hepatitis-b
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Christine Y Chang, Natali Aziz, Mugilan Poongkunran, Asad Javaid, Huy N Trinh, Daryl T Lau, Mindie H Nguyen
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Antiviral therapy is recommended for pregnant women with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA>200,000 IU/mL, but there is less consensus on management of women who discontinue therapy in anticipation of pregnancy or who become pregnant while on therapy. The goal of this study was to describe flares in alanine aminotransferase (ALT) during pregnancy and postpartum in CHB women with current and/or prior treatment. METHODS: This was a multicenter, retrospective study of 67 pregnancies in 56 CHB women treated before and/or during pregnancy...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319996/oral-direct-acting-agent-therapy-for-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-a-systematic-review
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Oluwaseun Falade-Nwulia, Catalina Suarez-Cuervo, David R Nelson, Michael W Fried, Jodi B Segal, Mark S Sulkowski
Background: Rapid improvements in hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapy have led to the approval of multiple oral direct-acting antiviral (DAA) regimens by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of chronic HCV infection. Purpose: To summarize published literature on the efficacy and safety of oral DAAs for treatment of persons with chronic HCV infection. Data Sources: MEDLINE and EMBASE from inception through 1 November 2016. Study Selection: 42 English-language studies from controlled and single-group registered clinical trials of adults with HCV infection that evaluated at least 8 weeks of an FDA-approved interferon-free HCV regimen that included at least 2 DAAs...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318408/bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-attenuate-immune-mediated-liver-injury-and-compromise-virus-control-during-acute-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-in-mice
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Mengmeng Qu, Xu Yuan, Dan Liu, Yuhong Ma, Jun Zhu, Jun Cui, Mengxue Yu, Changyong Li, Deyin Guo
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been used as therapeutic tools not only for their ability to differentiate toward different cells, but also for their unique immunomodulatory properties. However, it is still unknown how MSCs may affect immunity during hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. This study was designed to explore the effect of bone marrow-derived MSCs (BM-MSCs) on hepatic natural killer (NK) cells in a mouse model of acute HBV infection. Mice were injected with 1 × 10(6) BM-MSCs, which stained with chloromethyl derivatives of fluorescein diacetate fluorescent probe, 24 h before hydrodynamic injection of viral DNA (pHBV1...
February 2, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318036/autophagy-determines-efficiency-of-liver-directed-gene-therapy-with-adeno-associated-viral-vectors
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Marianna Hösel, Anke Huber, Susanne Bohlen, Julie Lucifora, Giuseppe Ronzitti, Francesco Puzzo, Florence Boisgerault, Ulrich T Hacker, Wilhelmus J Kwanten, Nora Klöting, Matthias Blüher, Alexander Gluschko, Michael Schramm, Olaf Utermöhlen, Wilhelm Bloch, Federico Mingozzi, Oleg Krut, Hildegard Büning
Use of Adeno-associated viral (AAV) vectors for liver-directed gene therapy has shown considerable success, particularly in patients with severe hemophilia B. However, the high vector doses required to reach therapeutic levels of transgene expression caused liver inflammation in some patients that selectively destroyed transduced hepatocytes. We hypothesized that such detrimental immune responses can be avoided by enhancing the efficacy of AAV vectors in hepatocytes. Because autophagy is a key liver response to environmental stresses, we characterized the impact of hepatic autophagy on AAV infection...
March 20, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316217/-comparison-of-the-effect-of-lymph-node-dissection-performed-by-ivor-lewis-or-left-sided-thoracic-esophagogastrectomy-for-siewert-type-%C3%A2-adenocarcinoma-of-the-esophagogastric-junction
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X F Duan, L Gong, M Q Ma, J Yue, P Tang, X B Shang, H J Jiang, Z T Yu
Objective: To compare the extent of lymphadenectomy and postoperative complications between Ivor-Lewis procedure and left sided thoracotomy in patients with Siewert type Ⅱ adenocarcinoma of the esophagogastric junction (AEG). Methods: The clinical data of 101 patients with Siewert type Ⅱ EG who received surgical treatment between January 2014 and September 2015 in the Department of Esophageal Cancer, Tianjin Medical University Cancer Hospital were analyzed retrospectively. These patients were divided into Ivor-Lewis group (IL, n=38) and left- sided thoracotomy group (LT, n=63) according to the operation mode...
March 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315916/muscular-damage-in-a-patient-with-hepatitis-b-induced-by-beta-l-2-deoxythymidine-and-detected-by-18-f-fdg-pet-ct
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Jinhua Zi, Changyun Xu, Xuemei Zhang
A 58 years old man under 2'-Deoxy-L-thymidine treatment for his hepatitis B was admitted to our hospital complaining for the last 2 months of recurrent upper abdomen discomfort, fatigue and weight loss of 10 kilograms and general muscular soreness, for 2 weeks. He had elevated creatine kinase (CK), myoglobin, CK-MB and other related or common laboratory findings. Fluorine-18- fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/ computed tomography ((18)F-FDG PET/CT) showed a diffuse, homogenous, moderately elevated glucose uptake in all muscle groups...
March 20, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314596/on-treatment-hbv-dna-level-could-predict-hbeag-seroclearance-in-patients-with-hbeag-positive-chronic-hepatitis-b-with-entecavir-therapy
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Yi-Jie Huang, Chi-Sen Chang, Yen-Chun Peng, Hong-Zen Yeh, Sheng-Shun Yang
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg) status is associated with clinical outcomes, and seroconversion of HBeAg is one of the treatment goals. In this study, we determined the association of on-treatment serum hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA levels in HBeAg-positive chronic hepatitis B patients who were receiving entecavir (ETV) treatment. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted involving 135 (78 male and 57 female; mean age, 42.3 ± 13 years) patients with HBeAg-positive chronic hepatitis B (CHB)...
March 14, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306597/diagnosis-of-viral-hepatitis
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Philippa J Easterbrook, Teri Roberts, Anita Sands, Rosanna Peeling
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections and HIV-HBV and HCV coinfection are major causes of chronic liver disease worldwide. Testing and diagnosis is the gateway for access to both treatment and prevention services, but there remains a large burden of undiagnosed infection globally. We review the global epidemiology, key challenges in the current hepatitis testing response, new tools to support the hepatitis global response (2016-2020 Global Hepatitis Health Sector strategy, and 2017 WHO guidelines on hepatitis testing and their key recommendations) and future directions and innovations in hepatitis diagnostics...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304106/therapeutic-plasma-exchange-versus-double-plasma-molecular-absorption-system-in-hepatitis-b-virus-infected-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-treated-by-entercavir-a-prospective-study
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Yue-Meng Wan, Yu-Hua Li, Zhi-Yuan Xu, Jing Yang, Li-Hong Yang, Ying Xu, Jin-Hui Yang
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) and double plasma molecular absorption system (DPMAS) were two extracorporeal liver support systems. Few studies compared their efficacy profile. OBJECTIVE: This study was to compare the efficacy of TPE and DPMAS on acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) caused by hepatitis B virus (HBV-ACLF). METHODS: 60 HBV-ACLF patients were enrolled and prospectively studied. All patients received entecavir therapy, and were assigned to TPE group (n = 33) and DPMAS group (n = 27)...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303969/hbv-quasispecies-composition-in-lamivudine-failed-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients-and-its-influence-on-virological-response-to-tenofovir-based-rescue-therapy
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Priyanka Banerjee, Abhijit Chakraborty, Rajiv Kumar Mondal, Mousumi Khatun, Somenath Datta, Kausik Das, Pratap Pandit, Souvik Mukherjee, Soma Banerjee, Saurabh Ghosh, Saikat Chakrabarti, Abhijit Chowdhury, Simanti Datta
The present study sought to evaluate the structure of HBV quasispecies in Lamivudine (LMV)-failed chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients and its impact in defining the subsequent virological responses to Tenofovir (TDF)-based rescue-therapy. By analyzing HBV clones encompassing reverse transcriptase (RT) and surface (S) region from LMV-failed and treatment-naïve CHB patients, we identified 5 classical and 12 novel substitutions in HBV/RT and 9 substitutions in immune-epitopes of HBV/S that were significantly associated with LMV failure...
March 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303593/sb-9200-a-novel-agonist-of-innate-immunity-shows-potent-antiviral-activity-against-resistant-hcv-variants
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Meleri Jones, Morven E Cunningham, Peter Wing, Sampath DeSilva, Rupa Challa, Anjaneyulu Sheri, Seetharamaiyer Padmanabhan, Radhakrishnan P Iyer, Brent E Korba, Nezam Afdhal, Graham R Foster
SB 9200 is a novel, first-in-class oral modulator of innate immunity that is believed to act via the activation of the RIG-I and NOD2 pathways. SB 9200 has broad-spectrum antiviral activity against RNA viruses including hepatitis C virus (HCV), norovirus, respiratory syncytial virus and influenza and has demonstrated activity against hepatitis B virus (HBV) in vitro and in vivo. In phase I clinical trials in chronically infected HCV patients, SB 9200 has been shown to reduce HCV RNA by up to 1.9 log10 . Here, we demonstrate the antiviral activity of SB 9200 against a HCV replicon system and patient derived virus...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302348/cone-beam-ct-guided-chemoembolization-of-probable-hepatocellular-carcinomas-smaller-than-1-cm-in-patients-at-high-risk-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Jin Woo Choi, Hyo-Cheol Kim, Jeong-Hoon Lee, Su Jong Yu, Eun Ju Cho, Min-Uk Kim, Saebeom Hur, Myungsu Lee, Hwan Jun Jae, Jin Wook Chung
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of cone-beam computed tomography (CT)-guided chemoembolization for probable hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) smaller than 1 cm in patients at high risk for HCC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From December 2009 to May 2014, 57 patients (43 male and 14 female; mean age, 61.1 y) at high risk for HCC underwent cone-beam CT-guided conventional chemoembolization for 79 treatment-naive probable HCCs < 1 cm. Probable HCCs were diagnosed when hepatic nodules showed arterial enhancement and washout on dynamic CT or magnetic resonance images...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300901/interferon-gamma-induced-local-leukocytoclastic-vasculitis-at-the-subcutaneous-injection-site
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Fang Wang, Juan-Hua Liu, Yu-Kun Zhao, Di-Qing Luo
Cutaneous reactions associated with interferons (IFNs) treatment are either localized or generalized. The most common presentation of localized reactions at IFNs injection site is usually an erythematous patch or plaque. Local leukocytoclastic vasculitis presenting with cutaneous necrosis is extremely rare. We report a 19-year-old man with hepatitis B who had local leukocytoclastic vasculitis induced by interferon-gama injection at the injection site. After changing the injection sites and using the combined treatment of prednisone and colchicine, the previous lesion healed and no other cutaneous lesion occurred...
September 2016: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300730/the-enrichment-of-hbv-immune-escape-mutations-during-nucleoside-nucleotide-analogue-therapy
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Menglin Shan, Zhen Shen, Hua Sun, Jianghua Zheng, Min Zhang
BACKGROUND: Drug-resistant HBV mutants frequently arise during nucleos(t)ide analogues (NAs) therapy, while the resistance mutations on polymerase also have consequent changes in the S protein. Besides, the enrichment of immune-escape mutations was negatively correlated with HBsAg clearance under NAs therapy. This study aims to characterize the variability of hepatitis B virus polymerase and surface antigen in patients with virologic breakthrough under nucleos(t)ide analogues therapy...
March 16, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300362/hepatitis-c-in-haemophilia-time-for-treatment-for-all
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March 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299974/causes-of-peripheral-cytopenia-in-hepatitic-cirrhosis-and-portal-hypertensive-splenomegaly
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Yunfu Lv, Wan Yee Lau, Hongfei Wu, XiaoYu Han, Xiaoguang Gong, Ning Liu, Jie Yue, Qingqing Li, YeJuan Li, Jie Deng
The clinical data of 183 patients with hepatitic cirrhosis and portal hypertensive splenomegaly complicated by peripheral cytopenia were retrospectively analyzed to investigate the causes of peripheral cytopenia, as well as the proportion of the causes in these patients. All patients underwent splenectomy. Before operation, these patients had one or more types of peripheral cytopenia (cumulative cytopenia: 390 patient-times). After splenectomy, blood counts in 79.2% (309/390) returned to normal, while in 15...
April 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297795/-the-potential-use-of-serum-hbv-rna-to-guide-the-functional-cure-of-chronic-hepatitis-b
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F M Lu, J Wang, X M Chen, J N Jiang, W H Zhang, J M Zhao, H Ren, J L Hou, N S Xia
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) covalently closed circular DNA (cccDNA) in infected hepatocytes is the main cause of off-therapy viral rebound. The half-life of cccDNA is only 33-50 days, so the conversion of newly synthesized rcDNA to cccDNA in the nucleus is essential for the maintenance of cccDNA pool in infected hepatocytes. Though not directly targeting the existing cccDNA, current nucleos(t)ide analogues (NAs) may exhaust the cccDNA reservoir by blocking the rcDNA formation. Indeed, a prolonged consolidation therapy post loss of serum HBV DNA can achieve sustained remission and thus safe drug discontinuation in a small proportion of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients...
February 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297794/-research-advances-in-autoimmune-liver-diseases-in-2016
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B Li, Q X Wang, X Ma
Autoimmune liver diseases are a group of abnormal autoimmune-mediated inflammatory hepatobiliary injuries, mainly including autoimmune hepatitis(AIH), primary biliary cholangitis(PBC), and primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). The diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune liver diseases, an important type of non-viral liver disease, have become a prominent issue in hepatology. In 2016, many new advances have been achieved in the clinical and basic research on autoimmune liver diseases, including the phase 3 clinical trial of obeticholic acid, the proposal of UK-PBC risk score, and the research on gut microbiota associated with PSC...
February 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297793/-research-advances-in-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-liver-failure-in-2016
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F J Yang, L Peng, Y Y Liu, Z L Gao, T Han, J R Huang
Liver failure has various clinical types, a complex pathogenesis, and rapid disease progression, as well as a high mortality rate. Liver failure caused by hepatitis B virus infection is the most common type in China with severe conditions, various complications, and a mortality rate as high as 40%-90%. Invasive fungal disease secondary to acute-on-chronic liver failure can affect patients' prognosis and increase mortality rate. This article introduces the research advances in hepatitis B-related liver failure, artificial liver, and invasive fungal disease secondary to acute-on-chronic liver failure in 2016...
February 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
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