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David A Goodkin, Brian Bieber, Michel Jadoul, Paul Martin, Eiichiro Kanda, Ronald L Pisoni
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is widely prevalent among patients on hemodialysis (HD), but very rarely treated. The aim of our study is to evaluate the burdens of HCV suffered by patients on HD. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: The Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study is an international, prospective, cohort study of patients on HD. We reviewed the HCV status of 76,689 adults enrolled between 1996 and 2015. We compared HCV-positive (HCV+) with HCV-negative (HCV-) patients for risk of mortality, hospitalization, decline in hemoglobin concentration <8...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
Khaled AbouSeif, Dawlat Sany, Yasser Elshahawy, Ayman Seddik, Khedr Rahman, Moustapha Gaber
Disorders associated with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) have been reported including cardiovascular, metabolic, and central nervous system diseases. Since chronic HCV infections may be curable, their identification as causal contributors to cardiovascular risk could offer new perspectives in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. The aim of this study is to investigate the association between HCV and aortic arch calcification (AAC) and corneal and conjunctival calcification (CCC) in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients; further, we assessed the correlation of CCC with vascular calcification...
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
E Schrezenmeier, K Wu, F Halleck, L Liefeldt, S Brakemeier, F Bachmann, S Kron, K Budde, M Duerr
Recurrence of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-associated membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN) in the kidney transplant may lead to continuous graft deterioration and the need for further renal replacement therapy. The novel direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) allow a highly effective and interferon-free treatment option for chronic HCV-infected patients. Data on the therapeutic safety and efficacy in HCV-infected renal transplant patients are sparse, especially for patients with severe renal impairment...
October 25, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
Marie-Patrice Halle, Simeon-Pierre Choukem, Francois Folefack Kaze, Gloria Ashuntantang, Vanessa Tchamago, Yannick Mboue-Djieka, Elvis Temfack, Henry Namme Luma
INTRODUCTION: Maintenance hemodialysis is a high-risk environment for transmission of blood-borne viruses. We aimed to assess the seroconversion rates of hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immune deficiency virus (HIV) infections in patients on maintenance hemodialysis in a tertiary care hospital in Cameroon. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with serology records at initiation of hemodialysis, and a minimum duration on hemodialysis of 4 months were included...
September 2016: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
Patrice Cacoub, Anne Claire Desbois, Corinne Isnard-Bagnis, Dario Rocatello, Clodoveo Ferri
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is associated with tremendous morbidity and mortality due to liver complications. HCV infection is also associated with many extrahepatic manifestations including cardiovascular diseases, glucose metabolism impairment, cryoglobulinemia vasculitis, B cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Many studies have shown a strong association between HCV and CKD, by reporting (i) an increased prevalence of HCV infection in patients on haemodialysis, (ii) an increased incidence of CKD and proteinuria in HCV-infected patients, and (iii) the development of membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis secondary to HCV-induced cryoglobulinemia vasculitis...
October 2016: Journal of Hepatology
Özgür Can, Ali Murat Gökçe, Mustafa Canbakan, Pınar Ata, Gülizar Manga Şahin, Mesut İzzet Titiz, Süheyla Apaydın
BACKGROUND Sensitization is one of the most important barriers against transplantation. Our aim was to evaluate the sensitization status of our patients awaiting cadaveric transplantation and to identify factors causing sensitization. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 140 patients on the cadaveric waiting list during January 2014 were included in this retrospective cross-sectional study. The parametric t-test and the non-parametric chi-square test were used to detect differences between PRA-positive and -negative patients...
September 13, 2016: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
Ioannis Papayannis, P Patel
Kidney transplantation from hepatitis C virus (HCV)-positive donors to HCV-positive recipients has always been controversial regarding the safety and the outcomes. In the posttransplant period, treatment of hepatitis C with interferon-based regimens could lead to serious side effects. A patient with chronic hepatitis C and nephropathy, on dialysis, underwent renal transplantation from an HCV-positive donor and received direct-acting antiviral (DAA) drugs thereafter. His renal and liver functions, as well as the hepatitis C viral load, were evaluated at predetermined intervals throughout and after his treatment...
September 2016: Progress in Transplantation
Mohammad Reza Hasanjani Roushan, Safa Farokhtabar, Masomeh Bayani, Sepideh Siadati
BACKGROUND: Hemodialysis patients are potentially susceptible to infection with blood-borne viral agents, especially hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and incidence of HBV, HCV, and HIV infections in hemodialysis patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study was carried out in 482 hemodialysis patients who had been referred to eight dialysis centers in the Mazandaran province in Iran from 2012 - 2014...
May 2016: Nephro-urology Monthly
Sammy Saab, Melissa A Jimenez, Sherona N Bau, Gina Choi, Francisco A Durazo, Mohammed M El-Kabany, Steven-Huy B Han, Ronald W Busuttil
BACKGROUND: The use of direct acting agents has changed the management paradigm of hepatitis C (HCV) in liver transplant (LT) recipients. However, the appropriate antiviral regimen in LT recipients on hemodialysis (HD) remains unclear. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated the safety and efficacy of sofosbuvir-based LT recipients on HD followed at the University of California Los Angeles. RESULTS: Twelve LT recipients on HD were treated for recurrent HCV with sofosbuvir-based therapy...
August 19, 2016: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Jessica I Bravo Zuñiga, César Loza Munárriz, Jesús López-Alcalde
BACKGROUND: The hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection affects about 2% of the world's population and can cause chronic liver infection and persistent long-term sequelae such as cirrhosis and liver cancer.The prevalence of HCV infection among people on haemodialysis is often higher than the general population. The virus is easily transmitted parenterally, and blood transfusions have previously played a significant role in transmission; however, erythropoietin therapy has reduced the need for transfusions, and coupled with improved screening of donated blood, has significantly decreased transmission by transfusion...
August 11, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
S K Agarwal, D Bhowmik, S Mahajan, S Bagchi
There is no published study from India on hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment in dialysis patients. Patients on dialysis with HCV infection treated with pegylated interferon (Peg-INF) monotherapy were studied. All patients were subjected to HCV-polymerase chain reaction, viral load, genotype, and liver biopsy. Quantitative HCV-RNA was performed monthly. Patients with genotype 1 and 4 were given 12 month therapy while those with genotypes 2 and 3 were given 6 months therapy. Response was classified as per standard criteria of rapid virological response (RVR), early virological response (EVR), end of treatment response (ETR), and sustained virological response (SVR)...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Nephrology
Shaimaa A Senosy, Ekram M El Shabrawy
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of HCV infection among hemodialysis patients (HD) varies from country to country and from one center to another. Despite the existence of guidelines for a comprehensive infection control program, Egypt is one of the countries with high HCV prevalence. In Egypt, the prevalence of HCV in haemadalysis patients (2015) was 50.7%. OBJECTIVES: (1) To detect the prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and HCV seroconversion among all hemodialysis patients in Beni-Suef governorate, and (2) To detect factors associated with HCV seroconversion...
June 2016: Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association
Samar Ahmed, Assem El-Sherif
Hepatitis-C virus (HCV) infection remains highly prevalent among hemodialysis (HD) patients, but there is a notable paucity of information on aspects of bio-incompatibility in those infected patients. This study aimed to answer the following question: In HD patients, does chronic HCV infection attenuate the acute inflammatory response that results from contact of patient's blood with the dialyzer membrane? We elected to investigate the contact response in the initial 15 min of a standardized single dialysis session in a before-after design...
July 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Corinne Isnard Bagnis, Patrice Cacoub
Renal patients are overexposed to hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Hepatitis C virus infection may induce renal disease, i.e., cryoglobulinemic membrano-proliferative glomerulopathy and non-cryoglobulinemic nephropathy. Hepatitis C virus impacts general outcomes in chronic kidney disease, dialysis or transplanted patients. Hepatitis C virus infection is now about to be only part of their medical history thanks to new direct acting antiviral drugs exhibiting as much as over 95% of sustained virological response...
September 2016: Infectious Diseases and Therapy
Y Kawakami, M Imamura, H Ikeda, M Suzuki, K Arataki, M Moriishi, N Mori, K Kokoroishi, Y Katamura, T Ezaki, T Ueno, K Ide, T Masaki, H Ohdan, K Chayama
The aim of this study was to evaluate the pharmacokinetic profile of daclatasvir (DCV) and asunaprevir (ASV) dual therapy in haemodialysis patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). Eighteen haemodialysis patients and 54 patients with normal renal function were treated with DCV and ASV dual therapy for 24 weeks. We evaluated the pharmacokinetic profiles of DCV and ASV and examined the rate of sustained virological response 12 weeks after the end of treatment (SVR12 ) and incidence of adverse events during treatment of haemodialysis patients infected with chronic HCV genotype 1 infection...
June 27, 2016: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
Hussein El-Fishawy, Gamal Saadi, May Hassaballa, Mohamed Hussein, Wahid Doss, Gaafar Ragab, Rashad Barsoum
Egypt, the single country with highest incidence of HCV infection in the world, has embarked on a government-sponsored mass treatment program using several combinations of DAAs. Recognizing the importance of extrahepatic manifestations, independently of the hepatic, a subcommittee was assigned to develop national guidelines for respective prioritizing indications and protocols. It evaluated the benefit of treating patients with different extrahepatic manifestations, and reviewed relevant clinical trials and guidelines concerning DAA combinations available in Egypt...
May 2016: Journal of Advanced Research
Sandra Beinhardt, Ramona Al Zoairy, Peter Ferenci, Karin Kozbial, Clarissa Freissmuth, Rafael Stern, Albert Friedrich Stättermayer, Rudolf Stauber, Michael Strasser, Heinz Zoller, Bruno Watschinger, Alice Schmidt, Michael Trauner, Harald Hofer, Andreas Maieron
DAA-based regimens for chronic hepatitis C infection encourage treatment of "difficult-to-treat" cohorts. This study investigated efficacy and safety of DAA-based regimens in HCV patients on dialysis or postkidney or liver/kidney transplantation. Twenty-five patients treated with DAA combinations were evaluated: 10 were on dialysis (eight: hemodialysis, two: peritoneal dialysis), eight were kidney transplant recipients, and seven were liver/kidney transplant recipients. Except for one patient treated with daclatasvir ([DCV]/60 mg/QD)/simeprevir ([SMV]/150 mg/QD), the others received sofosbuvir-based regimens ([SOF];400 mg/QD) combined with SMV:eight, DCV:13 or either ledipasvir ([LDV]90 mg/QD), ribavirin ([RBV];weight based) or pegylated interferon/RBV...
September 2016: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
Seng Gee Lim
The recent outbreak of hepatitis C virus (HCV) at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) has highlighted the dangers of viral hepatitis. In this case, infection control and environmental contamination were the culprits, particularly, a drop of blood containing 5 million IU HCV. From a broader perspective, there has been a revolution in HCV therapy with the recent rapid evolution of short-term (12 weeks) safe, all oral directly- acting antiviral (DAA) therapy leading to cure rates of 90% to 100%, even in previously difficult to treat patients with liver cirrhosis, previous treatment failure and those on immunosuppression...
January 2016: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
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May 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
Ryoichi Miyazaki, Kyoko Miyagi
The prevalence of anti-hepatitis C virus (HCV)antibodies is higher in hemodialysis patients than in the general population, and several studies have reported poor vital prognosis in HCV-infected dialysis patients because infection with HCV is not only the cause of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, but also a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Although sustained virologic response (SVR) is achievable with interferon and ribavirin in dialysis patients, SVR rates are lower, and the use of ribavirin is challenging because of the risk of hemolytic anemia...
October 2016: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
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