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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610605/adherence-to-response-guided-pegylated-interferon-and-ribavirin-for-people-who-inject-drugs-with-hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-2-3-infection-the-activate-study
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Evan B Cunningham, Behzad Hajarizadeh, Olav Dalgard, Janaki Amin, Margaret Hellard, Graham R Foster, Philip Bruggmann, Brian Conway, Markus Backmund, Geert Robaeys, Tracy Swan, Philippa S Marks, Sophie Quiene, Tanya L Applegate, Martin Weltman, David Shaw, Adrian Dunlop, Julie Bruneau, Håvard Midgard, Stefan Bourgeois, Maria Christine Thurnheer, Gregory J Dore, Jason Grebely
BACKGROUND: The aims of this analysis were to investigate treatment completion and adherence among people with ongoing injecting drug use or receiving opioid substitution therapy (OST) in a study of response-guided therapy for chronic HCV genotypes 2/3 infection. METHODS: ACTIVATE was a multicenter clinical trial recruited between 2012 and 2014. Participants with genotypes 2/3 were treated with directly observed peg-interferon alfa-2b (PEG-IFN) and self-administered ribavirin for 12 (undetectable HCV RNA at week 4) or 24 weeks (detectable HCV RNA at week 4)...
June 13, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570424/adherence-to-hepatitis-b-antiviral-therapy-a-qualitative-study
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Suzanne Polis, Iryna Zablotska-Manos, Amany Zekry, Lisa Maher
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) antiviral therapies potentially suppress HBV viral load to an undetectable level reducing the risk of progressive liver disease and the development of HBV-related hepatocellular carcinoma. Adherence to antiviral therapies is imperative to achieve and maintain viral suppression. To date, there has been limited research on adherence to HBV therapies. Our study aimed to explore factors influencing adherence to antiviral therapy. A total of 29 participants consented to in-depth qualitative interviews at three outpatient clinics in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia...
May 2017: Gastroenterology Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511283/a-different-inhibitor-is-required-for-overcoming-entecavir-resistance-a-comparison-of-four-rescue-therapies-in-a-retrospective-study
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Guosheng Yuan, Chengguang Hu, Yuchen Zhou, Junwei Liu, Huaping Huang, Yuan Li, Dinghua Yang, Fuyuan Zhou, Yong-Yuan Zhang, Yuanping Zhou
AIMS: Little clinical data are available regarding reestablishing the effective inhibition of entecavir (ETV)-resistant mutants. In this retrospective study, we aimed to compare the efficacies of four treatment regimens as rescue therapy for those chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients with ETV resistance. METHODS: A total of 65 patients with ETV resistance were assigned either with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) monotherapy (n=21), ETV (0.5 mg) plus adefovir (ADV) combination therapy (n=19), ETV (1...
May 16, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427875/easl-2017-clinical-practice-guidelines-on-the-management-of-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
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Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection remains a global public health problem with changing epidemiology due to several factors including vaccination policies and migration. This Clinical Practice Guideline presents updated recommendations for the optimal management of HBV infection. Chronic HBV infection can be classified into five phases: (I) HBeAg-positive chronic infection, (II) HBeAg-positive chronic hepatitis, (III) HBeAg-negative chronic infection, (IV) HBeAg-negative chronic hepatitis and (V) HBsAg-negative phase...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370419/monotherapy-with-tenofovir-disoproxil-fumarate-for-multiple-drug-resistant-chronic-hepatitis-b-3-year-trial
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Young-Suk Lim, Yung Sang Lee, Geum-Youn Gwak, Kwan Soo Byun, Yoon Jun Kim, Jonggi Choi, Jihyun An, Han Chu Lee, Byung Chul Yoo, So Young Kwon
Combination therapy has been recommended for the treatment of patients harboring multiple drug-resistant hepatitis B virus (HBV). However, we recently demonstrated that monotherapy with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) for 48 weeks displayed non-inferior efficacy to TDF plus entecavir (ETV) combination therapy in patients with HBV resistant to multiple drugs, including ETV and adefovir, respectively. Nonetheless, whether prolonged TDF monotherapy would be safe and increase the virologic response rate in these patients was unclear...
March 30, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351603/predictors-of-hbeag-seroconversion-after-long-term-nucleos-t-ide-analogues-treatment-for-chronic-hepatitis-b-a-multicenter-study-in-real-clinical-setting
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Weiyan Yu, Yadong Wang, Chuan Shen, Ru Ji, Li Zhang, Xin Zhao, Miao Su, Ying Zhang, Wenyan He, Jianguo Cao, Yanshuang Hao, Shengpeng Chen, Caiyan Zhao
AIMS: To evaluate the HBeAg seroconversion rate in real clinical setting and explore its predictors in long-term nucleos(t)ide analogues (NAs) treatment for chronic hepatitis B (CHB). METHODS: 251 patients were recruited from January 2001 to September 2009 in four hospitals in Hebei province, China, for this retrospective study. Clinical and laboratory data before and after treatment with lamivudine (LAM, 100mg daily), adefovir (ADV, 10mg daily), telbivudine (LDT, 600mg daily), entecavir (ETV, 0...
March 27, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279536/clinical-characteristics-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-spain-comparison-with-the-2008-2009-period-and-analysis-of-the-causes-of-diagnosis-out-of-screening-programs-analysis-of-686-cases-in-73-centers
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Carlos Rodríguez de Lope, María Reig, Ana Matilla, María Teresa Ferrer, Eva Dueñas, Beatriz Mínguez, Javier F Castroagudín, Inmaculada Ortiz, Sonia Pascual, José Luis Lledó, Adolfo Gallego, Juan I Arenas, Carles Aracil, Montserrat Forne, Carolina Muñoz, Fernando Pons, Margarita Sala, Mercedes Iñarrairaegui, Marta Martin-Llahi, Victoria Andreu, Carmen Garre, Paloma Rendón, Javier Fuentes, Javier Crespo, Manuel Rodríguez, Jordi Bruix, María Varela
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: In 2010 we published that 53% of cases of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) detected in Spain were diagnosed outside the context of standard screening programs, which consequently leads to lower survival rates. The aim of this study was to analyze the current situation and the causes of diagnosis out of screening programs. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prospective registry of 73 second- and third-level Spanish healthcare centers carried out between October 1, 2014 and January 31, 2015...
March 6, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078644/eight-or-12-week-treatment-of-hepatitis-c-with-ledipasvir-sofosbuvir-real-world-experience-in-a-large-integrated-health-system
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Jennifer B Lai, Maxwell A Witt, Mary Patricia Pauly, Joanna Ready, Michael Allerton, Suk Seo, David J Witt
BACKGROUND: Second-generation direct-acting antiviral agents are integral to treatment of hepatitis C (HCV) infection. Eight-week courses of ledipasvir/sofosbuvir (LDV/SOF) have been supported in some studies, but data are limited on efficacy in real-world use. Controversy exists regarding applicability of clinical trials to real-world effectiveness. We report virologic responses of patients with HCV genotype 1 infection receiving LDV/SOF for 8 or 12 weeks in a large integrated healthcare system...
March 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922484/adherence-to-follow-up-and-treatment-recommendations-in-greek-and-immigrant-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-in-greece
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Theodoros Voulgaris, John Vlachogiannakos, Panagiota Ioannidou, Maria-Vasiliki Papageorgiou, Evi Zampeli, Dimitrios Karagiannakis, Anastasia Georgiou, Afroditi Papazoglou, George Karamanolis, George V Papatheodoridis
BACKGROUND/AIM: Immigrants have multiple barriers to access to health care systems. We evaluated the adherence to follow-up and treatment recommendations of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) Greek and immigrant patients. METHODS: In total, 1001 consecutive adult patients with chronic HBV infection who visited our clinics for the first time between 2002 and 2011 were included. All patients born outside Greece were considered immigrants. Diagnosis was considered to be complete if patients could be classified into HBeAg-positive chronic hepatitis B (CHB), inactive carriers, HBeAg-negative CHB, or decompensated cirrhosis...
March 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811627/provider-patient-and-practice-factors-shape-hepatitis-b-prevention-and-management-by-primary-care-providers
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Nizar A Mukhtar, Priya Kathpalia, Joan F Hilton, Gene Lau, Albert Yu, Kevin Grumbach, Tung T Nguyen, Daniel Chan, Mandana Khalili
GOALS: To evaluate provider knowledge, attitudes and barriers to hepatitis B virus (HBV) care and management practices across diverse primary care settings. BACKGROUND: Factors influencing adherence to recommended HBV screening and management guidelines are poorly defined. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Providers across various health care settings in San Francisco were surveyed. Multivariate analyses were used to identify factors associated with recommended HBV screening, vaccination, and disease monitoring...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783808/treatment-of-hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-3-infection-with-direct-acting-antiviral-agents
#11
L P Zanaga, N Miotto, L C Mendes, R S B Stucchi, A G Vigani
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 3 is responsible for 30.1% of chronic hepatitis C infection cases worldwide. In the era of direct-acting antivirals, these patients have become one of the most challenging to treat, due to fewer effective drug options, higher risk of developing cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma and lower sustained virological response (SVR) rates. Currently there are 4 recommended drugs for the treatment of HCV genotype 3: pegylated interferon (PegIFN), sofosbuvir (SOF), daclatasvir (DCV) and ribavirin (RBV)...
October 24, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761438/treatment-for-hepatitis-b-in-patients-with-drug-resistance
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REVIEW
Frank Tacke, Daniela C Kroy
Persistent hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections affect about 240 million patients worldwide that are at risk of developing liver cirrhosis or hepatocellular carcinoma. HBV is a small, partially double stranded DNA virus with four overlapping genes and a unique life cycle, which involves the generation of an RNA template for replication via reverse transcription. Mutations occur frequently during chronic infection, and particular selection pressures select distinct mutants. Nucleoside and nucleotide analogues like lamivudine (LMV), entecavir (ETV), telbivudine (LdT), adefovir dipivoxil (ADV) and tenofovir (TDF) are used to achieve long-term suppression of viral replication...
September 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720641/magnitude-and-causes-of-loss-to-follow-up-among-patients-with-viral-hepatitis-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-saudi-arabia
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Hanan H Balkhy, Aiman El-Saed, Faisal M Sanai, Mohammad Alqahtani, Mashael Alonaizi, Nermeen Niazy, Abdulrahman Aljumah
BACKGROUND: Non-adherence with recommended follow-up visits is a major barrier for completing treatment of viral hepatitis and is consequently associated with unfavorable outcomes of health services. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the magnitude and identify perceived reasons and patient characteristics associated with loss to follow-up in a tertiary care setting. METHODS: A two-step cross-sectional study design was used, including a chart review (2011) followed by phone survey (2012)...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27615026/interventions-to-optimise-the-care-continuum-for-chronic-viral-hepatitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analyses
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REVIEW
Kali Zhou, Thomas Fitzpatrick, Nick Walsh, Ji Young Kim, Roger Chou, Mellanye Lackey, Julia Scott, Ying-Ru Lo, Joseph D Tucker
BACKGROUND: Advances in therapy for hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) have ushered in a new era in chronic hepatitis treatment. To maximise the effectiveness of these medicines, individuals must be engaged and retained in care. We analysed operational interventions to enhance chronic viral hepatitis testing, linkage to care, treatment uptake, adherence, and viral suppression or cure. METHODS: We did a systematic review of operational interventions, and did meta-analyses for sufficiently comparable data...
December 2016: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27502689/factors-associated-with-poor-adherence-to-antiviral-treatment-for-hepatitis-b
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N Allard, A Dev, J Dwyer, G Srivatsa, A Thompson, B Cowie
Antiviral therapy for hepatitis B is effective and reduces the risk of progression to cirrhosis and liver cancer but is often required for an indefinite duration. Treatment adherence is important to prevent the development of resistance and optimize outcomes. Pharmacy adherence measures can be used to assess treatment adherence, with the medication possession ratio being less susceptible to bias than physician- or self-reported adherence. The aim of this study was to measure adherence in public hospital outpatients over a 3-year period and to examine factors associated with nonadherence...
January 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27423427/determinants-of-hepatic-effector-cd8-t-cell-dynamics
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REVIEW
Alexandre Pierre Benechet, Matteo Iannacone
Antigen-specific effector CD8(+) T cells play a critical role in controlling hepatic infections, such as the one caused by hepatitis B virus (HBV). We review here recent results where we coupled advanced dynamic imaging with dedicated mouse models of HBV pathogenesis to show that circulating effector CD8(+) T cells aimed at viral clearance initially arrest in liver sinusoids by preferentially docking onto platelets that have previously adhered to liver sinusoids. Upon detachment from platelets, effector CD8(+) T cells crawl within the sinusoids irrespective of bloodstream direction, and probe underlying hepatocytes for the presence of antigen by extending filopodia-like protrusions through the sinusoidal fenestrae...
January 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27399957/heterogeneity-in-testing-practices-for-infections-during-pregnancy-national-survey-across-switzerland
#17
Karoline Aebi-Popp, Christian Kahlert, Andri Rauch, Beatrice Mosimann, David Baud, Nicola Low, Daniel Surbek
QUESTION: Detection and treatment of infections during pregnancy are important for both maternal and child health. The objective of this study was to describe testing practices and adherence to current national guidelines in Switzerland. METHODS: We invited all registered practicing obstetricians and gynaecologists in Switzerland to complete an anonymous web-based questionnaire about strategies for testing for 14 infections during pregnancy. We conducted a descriptive analysis according to demographic characteristics...
2016: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27366303/treating-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-chinese-physicians-awareness-of-the-2010-guidelines
#18
Lai Wei, Ji-Dong Jia, Xin-Hua Weng, Xiao-Guang Dou, Jia-Ji Jiang, Hong Tang, Qin Ning, Qing-Qing Dai, Run-Qin Li, Jie Liu
AIM: To investigate Chinese physicians' awareness of the 2010 guidelines on the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. METHODS: This was a quantitative survey that investigated the characteristics and practices of physicians who were treating patients with hepatitis B, the profile of their patients and physician practices regarding the diagnosis and treatment of HBV at the time of the survey. Participants were randomly selected from available databases of Chinese physicians and requested to complete either an online or paper-based survey...
June 28, 2016: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27348286/does-hepatitis-c-treatment-adherence-affect-risk-of-liver-transplantation-a-historical-cohort-study
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Derek Ems, Patrick Racsa, Chris Anderson, Fran Gregory, Karen Worley, Joel V Brill, Worthe Holt
BACKGROUND: Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the primary cause of liver failure leading to transplantation, and medication adherence is essential to the therapeutic efficacy of HCV treatments. While there is evidence linking poor adherence with increased utilization and cost, published literature lacks examination of the association between medication adherence and risk of liver transplant. In addition, the impact of HCV treatment on total costs of liver transplantation is not well documented...
July 2016: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27167598/hbv-genotypes-and-drug-resistance-mutations-in-antiretroviral-treatment-naive-and-treatment-experienced-hbv-hiv-coinfected-patients
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Timothy Na Archampong, Ceejay L Boyce, Margaret Lartey, Kwamena W Sagoe, Adjoa Obo-Akwa, Ernest Kenu, Jason T Blackard, Awewura Kwara
BACKGROUND: The presence of HBV resistance mutations upon initiation or during antiretroviral therapy (ART) in HIV-coinfected patients is an important determinant of treatment response. The main objective of the study was to determine the prevalence of HBV resistance mutations in antiretroviral treatment-naive and treatment-experienced HBV-HIV-coinfected Ghanaian patients with detectable HBV viraemia. METHODS: HBV-HIV-coinfected patients who were ART-naive or had received at least 9 months of lamivudine (3TC)-containing ART were enrolled in a cross-sectional study...
2017: Antiviral Therapy
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