Hepatitis C virus infection among pregnant women in Slovenia: study on 31,849 samples obtained in four screening rounds during 1999, 2003, 2009 and 2013.
Hepatitis C virus infection among pregnant women in Slovenia: study on 31,849 samples obtained in four screening rounds during 1999, 2003, 2009 and 2013. Euro Surveill. 2015;20(22) Authors: Kopilović B, Poljak M, Seme K, Klavs I PMID: 26062646 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusions: NC OTPs are a logical setting for integrating RSH services to meet the needs of reproductive-age women in treatment for OUD.
Conclusion Women with HCV infection required less of an increase in BUP dose throughout pregnancy compared with women without HCV infection. Severity of HCV infection, as measured by viral load and liver enzymes, was also associated with BUP dosing. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents | Abstract | Full text
Abstract Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is transmitted primarily through parenteral exposures to infectious blood or body fluids that contain blood (e.g., via injection drug use, needle stick injuries) (1). In the last 10 years, increases in HCV infection in the general U.S. population (1) and among pregnant women (2) are attributed to a surge in injection drug use associated with the opioid crisis. Opioid use disorders among pregnant women have increased (3), and approximately 68% of pregnant women with HCV infection have opioid use disorder (4). National trends in HCV infection among pregnant women by opioid use disord...
Opioid use disorder and hepatitis C virus infection rates significantly increased during 2000-2015 among women delivering in hospitals in the United States.
Abstract Ethiopia's hepatitis virus (HCV) prevalence is predicted to rise by 2030. To halt this increasing trend, a suitable approach to the elimination of HCV is needed. This review explores the current status, challenges, and opportunities and outlines a strategy for the micro-elimination approach in Ethiopia. I searched PubMed and EMBASE using combined Medical Subject Heading databases for the literature on HCV micro-elimination. A phased public health approach to HCV micro-elimination, including preparation/capacity building (phase I), implementation (phase II), and rollout and scale-up (phase III), targeting ...
Conclusion: A significant proportion of pregnant women have anti-HBs while the seroprevalence of HCV is low among pregnant women in the city of Mwanza. Routine screening of HBV among pregnant women coupled with appropriate management should be emphasized in developing countries. Further studies to determine seroprevalence of HCV are recommended across the country. PMID: 31316835 [PubMed - in process]
In conclusion, approximately 2% of pregnant women in the study population were known to have been exposed to HCV by the time of their delivery. One-third of women with documented drug abuse did not have an HCV test during pregnancy, revealing gaps in HCV testing of pregnant women. Further studies are needed to understand the full costs and benefits of risk-based screening versus universal screening in this and other populations. PMID: 31275902 [PubMed - in process]
In a recent issue of Digestive and Liver Disease, Lembo et al.  presented an interesting survey on hepatitis B and hepatitis C prevalence in pregnancy in Southern Italy. Regarding hepatitis B virus (HBV), analyzing a cohort of 7,558 pregnant women, a prevalence of 0.5% was reported. Hepatitis B surface Antigen (HBsAg) seroprevalence was significantly higher among the 569 foreigners compared to the 5,559 Italian women (3% vs. 0.2%, p
(Joule Inc.) Hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission from mothers to babies could largely be prevented if Canada recommended universal screening for HCV in pregnancy, argues a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
CONCLUSIONS: HCV prevalence increased between 2007 and 2016, but screening and treatment of HCV in this southern obstetrical cohort was infrequent. The implementation of universal screening in pregnancy will likely identify additional cases, and an improved cascade of care will be necessary to address the HCV epidemic. PMID: 31158887 [PubMed - in process]