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Research & Surveillance
Articles for Knowledge Bank Review 2016:
- Akpo EI. et al. (2015) Predicting the impact of adverse events and treatment duration on medical resource utilization-related costs in hepatitis C genotype 1 treatment-naïve patients receiving antiviral therapy. Pharmacoeconomics, 33(4): 409-22.
- Aspinall EJ. et al. (2015) Targeted hepatitis C antibody testing interventions: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur J Epidemiol. 30(2):115-29.
- Aziz H. et al. (2015) Optimum predictors of therapeutic outcome in HCV patients in Pakistan. J Med Virol, 88: 100-108.
- Bansal S. et al. (2015) Impact of all oral anti-hepatitis C virus therapy: A meta-analysis. World J Hepatol, 7(5): 806-13.
- Baseke J. et al. (2015) Prevalence of hepatitis B and C and relationship to liver damage in HIV infected patients attending Joint Clinical Research Centre Clinic (JCRC), Kampala, Uganda. Afr Health Sci, 15(2): 322-7.
- Bateman-Steel CR. et al. (2015) Hepatitis C enhanced surveillance: Results from a southeastern Sydney pilot program. Public Health Res Pract, 25(2): e2521520.
- Batista MN. et al. (2015) Caffeine inhibits hepatitis C virus replication in vitro. Arch Virol, 160(2): 399-407.
- Beckwith CG. et al. (2015) A pilot study of rapid hepatitis C virus testing in the Rhode Island Department of Corrections. J Public Health (Oxf), 1-8.
- Beckwith CG. et al. (2015) Survey of US Correctional Institutions for Routine HCV Testing. Am J Public Health, 105(1): 68-71.
- Benova L. et al. (2015) Estimation of hepatitis C virus infections resulting from vertical transmission in Egypt. Hepatology, 61(3): 834-42.
- Brunet L. et al. (2015) Opioid use and risk of liver fibrosis in HIV/hepatitis C virus-coinfected patients in Canada. HIV Med, 17: 36-45.
- Bunchorntavakul C. et al. (2015) Distinct features in natural history and outcomes of acute hepatitis C. J Clin Gastroenterol, 49(4):e31-40.
- Cacoub P. (2014) Extrahepatic manifestations of chronic hepatitis C virus infection. Digestive and Liver Disease, 46(Suppl 5):S165-73.
- Calvet GA. et al. (2015) Predictors of early menopause in HIV-infected women: a prospective cohort study. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 212(6):765.e1-765.e13.
- Fattahi MRF. et al. (2015) The Prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection and its related risk factors among the Rural Population of Fars Province, Southern Iran. Hepatitis Monthly, 15(2):e24734.
- Ferenci P. et al. (2015) HCV targeting of patients with cirrhosis. Journal of Hepatology, 63(4):1015-22.
- Fernandez-Davila P. et al. (2015) Hepatitis C virus infection and its relationship to certain sexual practices in men-who-have-sex-with-men in Spain: results from the European MSM internet survey (EMIS). Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiologia Clinica, 33(5):303-10.
- Ferraioli G. et al. (2013) Performance of liver stiffness measurements by transient elastography in chronic hepatitis. World Journal of Gastroenterology, 19(1):49-56.
- Ferreira PR. (2015) Disease burden of chronic hepatitis C in Brazil. The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Disease, 19(4):363-8.
- Firdaus R. (2015) Current molecular methods for the detection of hepatitis C virus in high risk group population: A systematic review. World Journal of Virology, 4(1):25-32.
- Goldmann G. (2015) Long-term outcome of liver transplantation in HCV/HIV coinfected haemophilia patients: A single centre study of 10 patients. Hamostaseologie, 35(2):175-80.
- Hajiabbasi A. (2015) The factors affecting bone density in cirrhosis. Hepatitis Monthly, 15(4):e26871.
- Kanizaj TF. (2015) New challenges in liver transplantation. World Journal of Gastroenterology, 21(19):5768-5777.
Articles for Knowledge Bank Review 2015:
- Alavian SM. et al. (2010) Hepatitis C infection in hemodialysis patients in Iran: a systematic review. Hemodialysis International, 14(3):253-262.
- Allison RD. et al. (2015) Increased incidence of cancer and cancer-related mortality among persons with chronic hepatitis C infection, 2006-2010. J Hepatol, 63: 822-828.
- Attaullah S. et al. (2011) Hepatitis C virus genotypes in Pakistan: a systemic review. Virology Journal, 8:433.
- Bota S. et al. (2013) Role of interleukin-28B polymorphism as a predictor of sustained virological response in patients with chronic hepatitis C treated with triple therapy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Drug Investigation, 33(5):325-331.
- Chao DT. et al. (2011) Systematic review: epidemiology of hepatitis C genotype 6 and its management. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 34(3):286-296.
- Chen Y. et al. (2012) Meta-analysis: IL28B polymorphisms predict sustained viral response in HCV patients treated with pegylated interferon-alpha and ribavirin. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 36(2):91-103.
- Eslam M. et al. (2011) Meta-analysis: insulin resistance and sustained virological response in hepatitis C. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 34(3):297-305.
- Eslam M. et al. (2011) The role of insulin resistance in HIV/hepatitis C virus-coinfected patients. Current Opinion in HIV & AIDS, 6(6):553-558.
- Fabrizi F. et al. (2012) Antiviral therapy for HCV-associated cryoglobulinemic glomerulonephritis: case report and review of the literature. Kidney & Blood Pressure Research, 35(6):687-693.
- Fabrizi F. et al. (2012) Hepatitis C virus infection and kidney disease: a meta-analysis. Clinical Journal of The American Society of Nephrology, 7(4):549-557.
- Fabrizi F. et al. (2014) Meta-analysis of observational studies: hepatitis C and survival after renal transplant. Journal of Viral Hepatitis, 21(5):314-324.
- Gurusamy KS. et al. (2013) Is sustained virological response a marker of treatment efficacy in patients with chronic hepatitis C viral infection with no response or relapse to previous antiviral intervention?. PLoS ONE, 8(12):e83313.
- Hou XJ. et al. (2013) Can antidepressants prevent pegylated interferon-alpha/ribavirin-associated depression in patients with chronic hepatitis C: meta-analysis of randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials? PLoS ONE, 8(10):e76799.
- Hua L. et al. (2013) Hepatitis C virus/HIV coinfection and responses to initial antiretroviral treatment. AIDS, 27(17):2725-2734.
- Hynicka LM. et al. (2013) Anemia management in patients with chronic viral hepatitis C. Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 47(2):228-236.
- Ingsathit A. et al. (2013) Survival advantage of kidney transplantation over dialysis in patients with hepatitis C: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Transplantation, 95(7):943-948.
- Jia Z. et al. (2012) Test of IL28B polymorphisms in chronic hepatitis C patients treated with PegIFN and ribavirin depends on HCV genotypes: results from a meta-analysis. PLoS ONE, 7(9):e45698.
- Jimenez-Sousa MA. et al. (2013) Meta-analysis: implications of interleukin-28B polymorphisms in spontaneous and treatment-related clearance for patients with hepatitis C. BMC Medicine, 11:6.
- Karoney MJ. et al. (2013) Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in Africa: a review. The Pan African medical journal, 14:44.
- Machado MV. et al. (2011) Hepatic steatosis in hepatitis B virus infected patients: meta-analysis of risk factors and comparison with hepatitis C infected patients. Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 26(9):1361-1367.
- Mohd HK. et al. (2013) Global Epidemiology of Hepatitis C Virus Infection: New Estimates of Age-Specific Antibody to HCV Seroprevalence. Hematology, 57:1333-1342
- Ng V. et al. (2011) Effects of a sustained virologic response on outcomes of patients with chronic hepatitis C. Clinical Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 9(11):923-930.
- Probst A. et al. (2011) Role of hepatitis C virus genotype 3 in liver fibrosis progression–a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Viral Hepatitis, 18(11):745-759.
- Quelhas R. et al. (2009) Psychiatric problems in patients infected with hepatitis C before and during antiviral treatment with interferon-alpha: a review. Journal of Psychiatric Practice, 15(4):262-281.
- Rangnekar AS. et al. (2012) Meta-analysis: IL-28B genotype and sustained viral clearance in HCV genotype 1 patients. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 36(2):104-114.
- Shah HA. et al. (2013) Education provides significant benefits to patients with hepatitis B virus or hepatitis C virus infection: a systematic review. Clinical Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 11(8):922-933.
- Shi KQ. et al. (2012) Interleukin-28B polymorphisms on the SVR in the treatment of naive chronic hepatitis C with pegylated interferon-alpha plus ribavirin: a meta-analysis. Gene, 507(1):27-35.
- Spiegel BM. et al. (2005) Impact of hepatitis C on health related quality of life: a systematic review and quantitative assessment. Hepatology, 41(4):790-800.
- Sroczynski G. et al. (2010) Long-term effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of antiviral treatment in hepatitis C. Journal of Viral Hepatitis, 17(1):34-50.
- Sun J. et al. (2009) Hepatitis C infection and related factors in hemodialysis patients in china: systematic review and meta-analysis. Renal Failure, 31(7):610-620.
- Tsiara CG. et al. (2013) Effect of hepatitis C virus on immunological and virological responses in HIV-infected patients initiating highly active antiretroviral therapy: a meta-analysis. Journal of Viral Hepatitis, 20(10):715-724.
- Udell, J. A. et. al. (2012). Does this patient with liver disease have cirrhosis? JAMA, 307(8), 832-842.
- Villar, L. M. et. al. (2013). Association between vitamin D and hepatitis C virus infection: a meta-analysis. World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG, 19(35), 5917.
- Waheed, Y. et. al. (2009). Hepatitis C virus in Pakistan: a systematic review of prevalence, genotypes and risk factors. World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG, 15(45), 5647.
- Wang, Y. et. al. (2012). Body mass index and risk of primary liver cancer: a meta-analysis of prospective studies. The Oncologist, 17(11), 1461-1468.
- Wang, W. et. al. (2011). Prognostic role of diabetes mellitus in hepatocellular carcinoma patients after curative treatments: a meta-analysis. Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International, 10(4), 346-355.
- Zheng, M. et. al. (2013). Interleukin-28B rs12979860C/T and rs8099917T/G contribute to spontaneous clearance of hepatitis C virus in Caucasians. Gene, 518(2), 479-482.
Previously Reviewed Articles:
- Forbi, JC. et al. (2012). Epidemic history of hepatitis C virus infection in two remote communities in Nigeria, West Africa. J Gen Virol, 93, 1410-21.
- Khan, S. et al. (2011). Molecular epidemiology of HCV among health care workers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Virol J, 8, 105.
- Mehta, SH. et al. (2011). Changes in blood-borne infection risk among injection drug users. J Infect Dis. 203(5), 587-94.
- Ashraf, H. et al. (2010). Prevalence and risk factors of hepatitis B and C virus infections in an impoverished urban community in Dhaka, Bangladesh. BMC Infect Dis, 10, 208.
- Southern, WN. et al. (2010). Hepatitis C testing practices and prevalence in high-risk urban ambulatory care setting. J Viral Hepat. 18(7), 474-81.
- Watkins, RE. et al. (2009). Testing for sexually transmitted infections and blood borne illnesses on admission to Western Australian prisons. BMC Public Health, 9, 385.
- Robinson, WT. et al. (2006). Recruiting injection drug users: A three site comparison of results and experiences with respondent driven and targeted sampling procedures. J Urban Health. 83(6 Suppl), 29-38.
- Backus, LI. et al. (2005). Effects of hepatitis C virus coinfection on survival of veterans with HIV treated with highly active antiretroviral therapy. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 39(5), 613-9.