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Hepatitis and co-infections

Section edited by Jean-Claude Desenclos

This section aims to publish studies looking at all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of hepatitis in humans as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Data on the cost effectiveness of hepatitis B virus (HBV) screening and vaccination strategies for prevention of vertical transmission of HBV in resource limited settings is sparse.

    Authors: Angela Devine, Rebecca Harvey, Aung Myat Min, Mary Ellen T. Gilder, Moo Koh Paw, Joy Kang, Isabella Watts, Borimas Hanboonkunupakarn, François Nosten and Rose McGready

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:552

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    Extensively Drug-Resistant (XDR) Tuberculosis (TB) has posed a great threat to global health and finance systems, especially for developing countries with high TB and Multidrug-Resistant (MDR) TB burden.

    Authors: Xiao-chun He, Ning-ning Tao, Yao Liu, Xian-xin Zhang and Huai-chen Li

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:555

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    Lack of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) incidence data in (Norwegian) high-risk groups impedes the ability to make informed decisions on prevention measures. Thus we rely on modelling to estimate the incidence and bur...

    Authors: Hinta Meijerink, Richard A White, Astrid Løvlie, Birgitte Freiesleben de Blasio, Olav Dalgard, Ellen J. Amundsen, Espen Melum and Hilde Kløvstad

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:541

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Liver-related mortality has been increasing worldwide. We aimed to estimate the age-standardized mortality rates from viral hepatitis in Brazil.

    Authors: Hugo Perazzo, Antonio G Pacheco, Paula M Luz, Rodolfo Castro, Chris Hyde, Juliana Fittipaldi, Caroline Rigolon, Sandra W Cardoso, Beatriz Grinsztejn and Valdiléa G Veloso

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:527

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    Hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection is endemic in Eastern European and Balkan region countries. In 2012, Bulgaria showed the highest rate (67.13 cases per 100,000) in Europe. Nevertheless, HAV genotypes and stra...

    Authors: Roberto Bruni, Stefania Taffon, Michele Equestre, Eleonora Cella, Alessandra Lo Presti, Angela Costantino, Paola Chionne, Elisabetta Madonna, Elitsa Golkocheva-Markova, Diljana Bankova, Massimo Ciccozzi, Pavel Teoharov and Anna Rita Ciccaglione

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:497

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    Hepatitis E is self-limiting, but can cause death in most at risk groups like pregnant women and those with preexisting acute liver disease. In developing countries it presents as epidemic, in 2014 Hepatitis E...

    Authors: Geofrey Amanya, Samuel Kizito, Immaculate Nabukenya, Joan Kalyango, Collins Atuheire, Hellen Nansumba, Stephen Akena Abwoye, Denis Nixon Opio, Edrisa Kibuuka and Charles Karamagi

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:451

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    Treatment for chronic hepatitis B (CHB) is virtually absent in sub-Saharan Africa. Here we present early experiences from a pilot program for treatment of CHB in Ethiopia.

    Authors: Hanna Aberra, Hailemichael Desalegn, Nega Berhe, Girmay Medhin, Kathrine Stene-Johansen, Svein Gunnar Gundersen and Asgeir Johannessen

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:438

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The aims of this analysis were to investigate treatment completion and adherence among people with ongoing injecting drug use or receiving opioid substitution therapy (OST) in a study of response-guided therap...

    Authors: Evan B. Cunningham, Behzad Hajarizadeh, Olav Dalgard, Janaki Amin, Margaret Hellard, Graham R Foster, Philip Bruggmann, Brian Conway, Markus Backmund, Geert Robaeys, Tracy Swan, Philippa S. Marks, Sophie Quiene, Tanya L Applegate, Martin Weltman, David Shaw…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:420

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Viral Hepatitis B is of a major public health concern globally, especially in developing countries. Expectant mothers’ knowledge of Mother-To-Child Transmission (MTCT) of the disease is significant in preventi...

    Authors: Frederick Dun-Dery, Martin Nyaaba Adokiya, Williams Walana, Ernestina Yirkyio and Juventus B. Ziem

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:416

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  10. Content type: Research article

    This Phase 3, open-label, rollover study (NCT01323244) investigated the efficacy and safety of simeprevir plus peginterferon α-2a (PegIFNα-2a) and ribavirin (RBV) in a well-characterized population of HCV geno...

    Authors: Edward J. Gane, Edwin DeJesus, Ewa Janczewska, Jacob George, Moises Diago, Mariliza Hendrique Da Silva, Henk Reesink, Igor Nikitin, Holger Hinrichsen, Stefan Bourgeois, Peter Ferenci, Umesh Shukla, Ronald Kalmeijer, Oliver Lenz, Bart Fevery, Chris Corbett…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:389

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  11. Content type: Research article

    There is a need for validation of noninvasive alternatives to liver biopsy for the evaluation of fibrosis in children with chronic hepatitis C (CHC). The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic perfor...

    Authors: Maria Pokorska-Śpiewak, Barbara Kowalik-Mikołajewska, Małgorzata Aniszewska, Magdalena Pluta and Magdalena Marczyńska

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:361

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    In Japan, approximately 0.9% and 1% of the whole population are infected with HBV and HCV, respectively. Doctors from departments other than gastroenterology often order viral hepatitis tests before an invasiv...

    Authors: Naoki Yoshioka, Akihiko Okumura, Yukie Yamamoto, Katsura Yamaguchi, Atsuro Kaga, Kentaro Yamada, Takuya Hirosaki, Daisuke Ishikawa, Shin Kunii, Kazumasa Watanabe, Setsuo Utsunomiya, Kazuhiko Hayashi, Masatoshi Ishigami, Hidemi Goto and Yoshiki Hirooka

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:330

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections have increased during the past decade but little is known about geographic clustering patterns.

    Authors: Thomas J. Stopka, Michael A. Goulart, David J. Meyers, Marga Hutcheson, Kerri Barton, Shauna Onofrey, Daniel Church, Ashley Donahue and Kenneth K. H. Chui

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:294

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    Hepatitis C infection is a major public health concern in low- and middle-income countries where an estimated 71.1 million individuals are living with chronic infection. The World Health Organization (WHO) has...

    Authors: Alessandra Berto, Jeremy Day, Nguyen Van Vinh Chau, Guy E. Thwaites, Ngoc Nghiem My, Stephen Baker and Thomas C. Darton

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:260

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  15. Content type: Research article

    In chronic hepatitis C, the fibrosis progression rates are extremely variable and can be influenced by factors associated with the host, virus and environment. Among the associated metabolic factors, hepatic s...

    Authors: Mariana Cavalheiro Magri, Thamiris Vaz Gago Prata, Caroline Manchiero, Bianca Peixoto Dantas, Celso Carmo Mazza and Fátima Mitiko Tengan

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:235

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a pandemic causing disease; more than 185 million people are infected worldwide. An HCV antibody (Ab) prevalence of 6.0% was estimated in Central African countries. The stu...

    Authors: Mwumvaneza Mutagoma, Helene Balisanga, Dieudonné Sebuhoro, Aimable Mbituyumuremyi, Eric Remera, Samuel S. Malamba, David J. Riedel and Sabin Nsanzimana

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:167

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  17. Content type: Research article

    HCV transmission remains high in people who inject drugs (PWID) in Montréal. New direct-acting antivirals (DAAs), highly effective and more tolerable than previous regimens, make a “Treatment as Prevention” (T...

    Authors: Anthony Cousien, Pascale Leclerc, Carole Morissette, Julie Bruneau, Élise Roy, Viet Chi Tran, Yazdan Yazdanpanah and Joseph Cox

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:162

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    The sodium taurocholate co-transporting polypeptide, encoded by SLC10A1, was identified as a functional receptor for hepatitis B virus (HBV). The objective of this study was to determine if there was an associ...

    Authors: Sayeh Ezzikouri, Hajar Chihab, Abdellah Elhabazi, Lahcen Wakrim and Soumaya Benjelloun

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:99

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Cocaine and crack use has been associated with HIV and HCV infections, but its consequences on HCV progression have not been well established. We analyzed the impact of cocaine/crack use on liver fibrosis prog...

    Authors: Valérie Martel-Laferrière, Roy Nitulescu, Joseph Cox, Curtis Cooper, Mark Tyndall, Danielle Rouleau, Sharon Walmsley, Leo Wong and Marina B. Klein

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:80

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Toll like receptors (TLRs) play an important role in innate immunity and various studies suggest that TLRs play a crucial role in pathogenesis of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. The present study aims in lo...

    Authors: Dipanwita Das, Isha Sengupta, Neelakshi Sarkar, Ananya Pal, Debraj Saha, Manikankana Bandopadhyay, Chandrima Das, Jimmy Narayan, Shivaram Prasad Singh, Sekhar Chakrabarti and Runu Chakravarty

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:76

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