Clinical-functional considerations in the association of rheumatoid polyarthritis with chronic hepatitis C.

Clinical-functional considerations in the association of rheumatoid polyarthritis with chronic hepatitis C. J Med Life. 2012 Oct-Dec;5(Spec Issue):12-20 Authors: Clipa A, Şuţa M, Dumitru E, Muflic L PMID: 31803280 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

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Although our Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study reported a relatively slow international decrease of hepatitis C virus (HCV) prevalence and incidence in hemodialysis (HD) units from 1996 to 20121 (before the direct-acting antiviral era), Huang et  al. now report their direct-acting antiviral–based elimination of HCV from a single HD unit in Taiwan.2 Such eradication of HCV will reduce the clinical burden associated with HCV infection. In addition, HCV eradication should prevent HCV nosocomial transmission.
Source: Kidney International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
We read the report by Jadoul et  al.1 with great interest in a recent issue in Kidney International. The World Health Organization has set ambitious goals for hepatitis C virus (HCV) eradication using the “micro-elimination” approach.2 Taiwan has one of the highest prevalence and incidence of end-stage kidney disease worldwid e. HCV infection is an important complication among our hemodialysis patients.3 With the advent of the new direct-acting antivirals, complete eradication of HCV infection is one of our key priorities.
Source: Kidney International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
AbstractHuman pegivirus 2 (HPgV-2) is a recently recognized pegivirus of the familyFlaviviridae. To investigate the epidemic features of HPgV-2 circulating in the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected population, we tested for antibodies and viral RNA of HPgV-2 and hepatitis C virus (HCV) with retrospective plasma samples collected from 771 HIV infections with multiple risk behaviors in Honghe Prefecture of Yunnan Province. A total of 195 subjects (25.29%) were seroreactive to HPgV-2, and 41 (5.32%) were RNA positive. Although the positive rate of HPgV-2 antibodies in HIV/HCV-coinfected individuals (27.69%) was signi...
Source: Archives of Virology - Category: Virology Source Type: research
This study included 11 samples that were found positive in HCV RNA detection and HCV Ag-Ab ELISA but negative in HCV antibody detection assays (HCV Ab ELISA and rapid), 10 samples that were found positive in HCV Ag-Ab ELISA and HCV Ab ELISA but negative in HCV Ab Rapid, 69 samples that were found positive in HCV Ag-Ab ELISA, HCV Ab ELISA, and HCV Ab Rapid, and 509 samples that were found negative in HCV Ag-Ab ELISA, HCV Ab ELISA, and HCV Ab Rapid. Three seroconversion panels, PHV 913, PHV 911 (M) and PHV904-00-1.0, and a  HCV RNA genotype qualification panel (2400-0182) acquired from Seracare Life Sciences (USA) were ...
Source: Archives of Virology - Category: Virology Source Type: research
HCV is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events (CV). Whether HCV clearance by direct-acting antivirals (DAA) reduces incident CV disease is poorly understood. We investigate whether HCV eradication reduces CV events.
Source: Atherosclerosis - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
In this report, we present the case of a patient who was diagnosed with primary biliary cholangitis and metabolic syndrome. Initial evaluation also revealed diabetes with elevated fasting plasma glucose and glycated hemoglobin. After eight weeks of treatment with ursodeoxycholic acid, a complete normalization of the hepatic biological tests was observed. A few months later, while body weight and abdominal perimeter remained stable, fasting blood glucose and glycated hemoglobin decreased significantly, compatible with diabetes disappearance. This finding supports the concept that the inflamed liver plays a major role in the...
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: We believe that the quantitative measurement by the meta-analysis will be more reliable for their use in the design of a screening strategy or in the development of prevention campaigns as compared to the prevalence estimations performed at local level. PMID: 31950802 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research
Sodium taurocholate cotransporting polypeptide (NTCP) is expressed at the surface of human hepatocytes and functions as an entry receptor of hepatitis B virus (HBV). Recently, we have reported that epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is involved in NTCP-mediated viral internalization during the cell entry process. Here, we analyzed which function of EGFR is essential for mediating HBV internalization. In contrast to the reported crucial function of EGFR-downstream signaling for the entry of hepatitis C virus (HCV), blockade of EGFR-downstream signaling proteins, including mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK), phosph...
Source: Journal of Biological Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Accelerated Communications Source Type: research
Armed with a $1.5 million grant, Yale School of Public Health researcher Gregg Gonsalves is taking on a surge in new cases of HIV and Hepatitis C.
Source: Yale Science and Health News - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Authors: Calça R, Jorge C, Lebre L, Cacheira E, Querido S, Nascimento C, Adragão T, Bruges M, Weigert A, Machado D PMID: 31937466 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Nefrologia : publicacion oficial de la Sociedad Espanola Nefrologia - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Nefrologia Source Type: research
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