FDA's MedWatch Safety Alerts: October 2013
FDA warns consumers about a hepatitis health advisory linked to supplement use, and undeclared ingredients found in a dietary supplement and more.
Publication date: Available online 10 October 2020Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental HepatologyAuthor(s): Pramod Kumar, Anand Kulkarni, Mithun Sharma, Padaki Nagaraja Rao
Authors: Tamai H, Shingaki N, Ida Y, Shimizu R, Maeshima S, Okamura J, Kawashima A, Nakao T, Hara T, Matsutani H, Nishikawa I, Higashi K Abstract BACKGROUND: Although clinical use of sofosbuvir plus ribavirin has been approved for patients infected with genotype 2 hepatitis C virus, patients ≥ 75-years-old have not been included in previous clinical trials. AIM: To evaluate the real-world safety and efficacy of sofosbuvir plus ribavirin for elderly patients (≥ 75-years-old) compared to nonelderly patients, we conducted a post-marketing prospective cohort study. METHODS: We treated 265 patients with ge...
CONCLUSION: DAAs are effective and safe in the treatment of recurrent HCV infection in LT recipients with history of HCC. Relapse to pre- and post-LT DAA therapy is associated with post-transplantation HCC recurrence. PMID: 33033569 [PubMed]
We report the rare case of a patient co-existing NS and DLBCL. DLBCL might be pathogenesis of NS; the findings are supported by the presence of MN, an underlying malignancy (DLBCL), and the lack of anti-PLA2R antibodies. Although further investigation is warranted, our case suggests that DLBCL is a possible cause of secondary MN. PMID: 33028760 [PubMed - in process]
In conclusion, our multidisciplinary approach to prevent de novo hepatitis B is considered useful. PMID: 33028756 [PubMed - in process]
Publication date: 10–16 October 2020Source: The Lancet, Volume 396, Issue 10257Author(s): Talha Burki
ConclusionHepatitis B virus infection is a global health problem affecting about 257 million people worldwide. In Nepal, there are few reports on the molecular and phylogenetic analysis of this virus. In this study, we report the circulation of seropositive occult hepatitis as well as CD-recombinant genotype in Nepalese population.
ConclusionsThe study confirmed significant changes in the HCV genotypes partition with G3 genotype rapidly increasing in both countries, with possible impact on the WHO eradication initiative and treatment selection.
Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton, and Charles M. Rice awarded for their work
Publication date: Available online 9 October 2020Source: Arab Journal of GastroenterologyAuthor(s): Shereen M. Galal, Shaban M. Soror, Omima Hussien, Ehab F. Moustafa, Sahar M Hassany