The Global HCV Network is responsible for reviewing evidence-based, peer reviewed articles as well as grey literature in the areas of viral hepatitis prevention and awareness, research and surveillance, and diagnosis and treatment. Using Criteria Grids that were constructed by the Network, the Network collectively reviews articles and following any edits, posts the completed Criteria Grids into the online Knowledge Bank below.
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Prevention & Awareness
Articles for Knowledge Bank Review 2016:
- Bennett H. et al. (2015) Assessing the Long-Term Impact of Treating Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)-Infected People Who Inject Drugs in the UK and the Relationship between Treatment Uptake and Efficacy on Future Infections. PLoS One, 10(5): e0125846.
- Binka M. et al. (2015) Disinfection of syringes contaminated with hepatitis C virus by rinsing with household products. Open Forum Infect Dis, 23;2(1): ofv017.
- Bretaña NA. et al. (2015) Transmission of Hepatitis C Virus among Prisoners, Australia, 2005-2012. Emerg Infect Dis, 21(5): 765-74.
- Calès P. et al. (2015) Cirrhosis Diagnosis and Liver Fibrosis Staging: Transient Elastometry Versus Cirrhosis Blood Test. J Clin Gastroenterol, 49(6): 512-9.
- Faustini-Pereira JL. et al. (2015) Exercise capacity of cirrhotic patients with hepatopulmonary syndrome. Annals of Hepatology, 14(3):361-8.
- Wedemeyer H. et al. (2014) Strategies to manage hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection disease burden. Journal of Viral Hepatitis, 21(1):60-89.
Past Articles Reviewed for Knowledge Bank:
- Cottrell. et. al. (2013). Reducing risk for mother-to-infant transmission of hepatitis C virus: a systematic review for the US Preventive Services Task Force. Annals of Internal Medicine, 158(2), 109-113.
- Gillies. Et. al. (2010). The provision of non-needle/syringe drug injecting paraphernalia in the primary prevention of HCV among IDU: a systematic review. BMC Public Health, 10(1), 721.
- Gisbert, J. P., Chaparro, M., & Esteve, M. (2011). Review article: prevention and management of hepatitis B and C infection in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics, 33(6), 619-633.
- Jafari. et. al. (2010). Tattooing and the risk of transmission of hepatitis C: a systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 14(11), e928-e940.
- Jayaraman. et. al. (2010). The risk of transfusion‐transmitted infections in sub‐Saharan Africa. Transfusion,50(2), 433-442.
- MacArthur. et. al. (2014). Interventions to prevent HIV and hepatitis C in people who inject drugs: a review of reviews to assess evidence of effectiveness. International Journal of Drug Policy, 25(1), 34-52.
- Miller. et. al. (2012). The ongoing impacts of hepatitis c – a systematic narrative review of the literature. BMC Public Health.
- Miyake. et. al. (2010). Meta‐analysis: interferon‐alpha prevents the recurrence after curative treatment of hepatitis C virus‐related hepatocellular carcinoma. Journal of viral hepatitis, 17(4), 287-292.
- Sroczynski. et. al. (2009). Long-term effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of screening for hepatitis C virus infection. The European Journal of Public Health, 19(3), 245-253.
- Tohme, R. A., & Holmberg, S. D. (2012). Transmission of hepatitis C virus infection through tattooing and piercing: a critical review. Clinical infectious diseases, 54(8), 1167-1178.