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Authors: Elshimi E, Sakr N, Morad W, Mohamad NE, Waked I Abstract Background: The impact of patient cure by direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) on female sexual dysfunction (FSD) associated with HCV hasn't been studied. Aim: To study the impact of DAAs on associated FSD in patients with chronic HCV infection. Methods: In patients with chronic HCV infection who were eligible for DAAs, the self-administered female-sexual-function index (FSFI) questionnaire was completed by 300 sexually active females' patients before treatment and compared to equal number of age and socioeconomically matched controls. FSFI question...
Source: Expert Review of Anti-Infective Therapy - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther Source Type: research
ConclusionHCV treatment in a large community-based cohort demonstrated sustained improvements in AST, ALT, PLT, and FIB-4. Rebound increases in AST, ALT, and FIB-4 observed in Hispanics and those with BMI>30 kg/m2 may reflect persisting nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
In this study, 137 adults from the “UCLA/ARG/RAND Homeless Hepatitis Study” who were sampled from shelters and meal programs in the Skid Row of Los Angeles and screened for HIV or HCV or HBV infection. Those who tested positive for these infections were counseled about their infections and referred to primary care. They were foll owed-up at 1 month with interviews to identify rates, and predictors, of seeking primary care. Participants were 87.5% male, mean age of 48.6 years (SD: 8.2); most were Black (77.4%) and were chronically homeless (>  12 months). A majority (70%) had a regular s...
Source: Journal of Community Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
AbstractChronic hepatitis C affects millions of people worldwide and patients born between 1945 and 1965 are at elevated risk. Hepatitis C infection can lead to health complications including liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Recent advancements in direct-acting antiviral treatments have placed the spotlight on primary care providers to identify undiagnosed patients with chronic hepatitis C for treatment and attaining a sustained-virologic response. Primary care providers do not routinely screen patients born between 1945 and 1965 for hepatitis C despite CDC recommendations. To evaluate the effectiveness of a h...
Source: Journal of Community Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewNovel technologies, such as high-definition cameras, encryption software, electronic stethoscopes, microfluidic diagnostic systems, and widely available broadband Internet have expanded the potential for telemedicine. This narrative review presents current and future uses of telemedicine in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, stewardship, and management of infectious disease.Recent FindingsBeginning in the 1990s, early approaches to telemedicine in infectious disease focused largely on treatment of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, and tuberculosis. However, recent innovations allow for targeting of additio...
Source: Current Infectious Disease Reports - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Publication date: 19–25 October 2019Source: The Lancet, Volume 394, Issue 10207Author(s): C Wendy Spearman, Geoffrey M Dusheiko, Margaret Hellard, Mark SonderupSummaryHepatitis C is a global health problem, and an estimated 71·1 million individuals are chronically infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). The global incidence of HCV was 23·7 cases per 100 000 population (95% uncertainty interval 21·3–28·7) in 2015, with an estimated 1·75 million new HCV infections diagnosed in 2015. Globally, the most common infections are with HCV genotypes 1 (44% of cases), 3 (25% of cases), ...
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
This study was conducted to clarify the association of SNPS of TLR2 and TLR4 with clinical outcome of hepatitis C, response to treatment and development of HCC. Methods: The current study examined 3295 individuals from 725 families that were categorized into groups comprising chronic HCV (CH), spontaneous viral clearance (SC) and control subjects. Treated patients were classified into responders (RT) and non-responders (NRT). In addition, patients with liver cirrhotic (LC), and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) were also included. All subjects were genotyped for five single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of TLR2 and four SNP...
Source: Immunological Investigations - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Immunol Invest Source Type: research
Authors: Kawaguchi T, Ide T, Kondo R, Nomura Y, Arinaga-Hino T, Kuwahara R, Amano K, Sano T, Akiba J, Ohshima K, Yano H, Torimura T Abstract Although the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) occurring after hepatitis C virus (HCV) eradication has decreased, there are still reports of hepatocarcinogenesis. The present study investigated the histological changes of non-cancerous liver tissue obtained prior to interferon (IFN) therapy and after HCC development. A total of 669 HCV-infected Japanese patients who achieved sustained virological response (SVR) by IFN-based therapy were retrospectively enrolled. Of t...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: these data support the hypothesis that the hepatitis C virus may worsen quality of life in asymptomatic patients. PMID: 31617364 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revista Espanola de Enfermedades Digestivas - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Rev Esp Enferm Dig Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Veterans with and without serious mental illness initiated and completed sofosbuvir treatment at similar rates. The VA should continue to provide equitable access to HCV treatments and support medication adherence. PMID: 31615365 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Psychiatric Services - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research
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