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Immune responses and immunopathology in acute and chronic viral hepatitis

Comparing the immune responses to and immunopathogenesis of infection with hepatitis A virus (HAV), hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) provides insight into the distinct outcomes of each type of viral hepatitis.

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA warns about the risk of hepatitis B reactivating in some patients treated with direct-acting antivirals for hepatitis C

[10-04-2016] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning about the risk of hepatitis B virus (HBV) becoming an active infection again in any patient who has a current or previous infection with HBV and is treated with certain direct-acting antiviral (DAA) medicines for hepatitis C virus.

[Comment] Eliminating hepatitis B virus as a global health threat

In The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Shevanthi Nayagam and colleagues1 report a modelling study on the effectiveness of different interventions on the incidence and mortality rate of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. To appreciate the implications of this report, we need to understand the context. Chronic viral hepatitis is the seventh leading cause of death worldwide.2 Chronic HBV infectio...

Eiger licenses lambda to investigate potential therapy for hepatitis delta

Eiger BioPharmaceuticals Inc. announced it licensed pegylated interferon lambda-1a to Bristol-Myers Squibb to investigate the efficacy and safety of the drug as a therapeutic option for the treatment of hepatitis delta virus infection.Eiger plans to evaluate lambda, a type 3 interferon, as a potential monotherapy and combination regimen for individuals with chronic hepatitis delta virus (HDV) infe...

Direct-Acting Antivirals for Hepatitis C: Drug Safety Communication - Risk of Hepatitis B Reactivating

Audience: Infectious Disease, Gastroenterology, Patient [Posted 10/04/2016] ISSUE: The FDA is warning about the risk of hepatitis B virus (HBV) becoming an active infection again in any patient who has a current or previous infection with HBV and...

Researchers identify how hepatitis a virus causes liver injury

Investigators have discovered how hepatitis A virus causes liver injury as well as how the virus could jump from primates to mice. Hepatitis A virus is a vaccine preventable form of infectious hepatitis. HAV is found worldwide and is transmitted through ingestion of food and water that is contaminated with the feces of an infected person.

EMA recommends combination therapies for chronic hepatitis C virus

Two new combination therapies that have the potential to cure patients with long-term hepatitis C virus infection and rule out the need for interferon are being recommended for approval across the EU.

Viral hepatitis: A mouse model of hepatitis A virus infection

Gilead Sciences’ Epclusa gets FDA approval to treat chronic Hepatitis C virus infection

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gilead Sciences’ Epclusa to treat adults with genotype 1-6 chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.

Targeted Hepatitis B Virus Screening Effective in Addressing Infection, Liver Disease Risk

A community-based hepatitis B virus screening effort led by UC Davis researchers found that targeted outreach to Asian American populations can identify groups at high risk for infection and direct them to appropriate follow-up care to help prevent the onset of liver diseases, including cancer. Published online today in Public Health Reports, the

Alnylam announces phase 1/2 clinical trial of ALN-HBV RNA therapeutic

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced the initiation of its phase 1/2 clinical trial with ALN-HBV, a subcutaneously administered investigational RNA-interference therapeutic for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus infection. The trial will first be conducted on healthy volunteers, then in patients with chronic hepatitis B virus. It is based on encouraging pre-clinical data presented at the...

Research findings provide new avenues to target virus infection

Viral infection is one of the leading medical challenges of the 21st Century, ranging from the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) epidemic affecting 3% of the global population, to recent outbreaks of West Nile, Zika, and Ebola viruses.

FDA approves Epclusa for treatment of chronic Hepatitis C virus infection –

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Hepatitis Testing Day: 4 studies show increased testing rates

It is estimated that one in 30 baby boomers have hepatitis C virus infection and one in 12 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have hepatitis B virus infection. Still, a majority of the infected people in these at-risk populations are not aware of their infection. To raise awareness of these and other at-risk populations — including injection drug users and recipients of transfusions — the C...

NIH Grants $3 Million to Develop New Hepatitis B Treatments

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a viral infection that increases the likelihood of developing liver cancer or liver failure. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 2 billion people currently are infected with HBV, which is more than 10 times the number of people who have human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Currently, treatment for

The 2016 Lasker Awards: Hepatitis C Virus—From Discovery to Cure

In this Viewpoint, 2016 Lasker Award winners Ralf Bartenschlager, Charles Rice, and Michael Sofia discuss their work developing a system to study the replication of hepatitis C virus and a class of antivirals to treat the infection.

EMA recommends marketing authorisations for Epclusa and Zepatier to treat hepatitis C virus

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended the approval of marketing authorisations for two latest combination therapies against chronic (long-term) hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in the European Union (EU).

Antiviral Therapies Give Hepatitis C Patients Similar Life Expectancy as General Population

The survival rate of patients with hepatitis C virus-related cirrhosis who respond well to antiviral therapies equals that of the general population, say investigators in the Journal of Hepatology. Long-term development of cirrhosis and liver disorders, such as decompensation or hepatocellular carcinoma, after infection with hepatitis C virus

HCV prevalent among excessive alcohol drinkers, former drinkers

Individuals who are current excessive alcohol drinkers or are former drinkers are more likely to have hepatitis C virus infection and an increased risk for further liver damage vs. abstainers and nonexcessive drinkers, according to published findings. “Half of all people living with hepatitis C are not aware of their infection nor the serious medical risks they face when consuming alcohol,” Am...

Medical News Today: Liver cancer risk lingers after hepatitis B virus cleared

A new study finds that the risk of developing liver cancer from infection with hepatitis B persists even after patients have apparently been cleared of the virus.

Tricks of Ticking time bomb Hepatitis B Virus

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) causes hepatitis B, an infectious disease that afflicts 230 million people worldwide, thereof 440 000 in Germany. Persistence of the virus in liver cells leads to progressive organ damage in the patient and contributes to a high risk of cirrhosis and liver cancer development....

UNC Researchers Identify How Hepatitis A Virus Causes Liver Injury

Hepatitis researchers have long thought that immune cells sent by the body to attack virus-infected cells in the liver cause the acute liver injury associated with hepatitis A virus (HAV) and other hepatitis viruses. Yet, investigators at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have discovered that it is an immediate, intrinsic response of

Novel Test Allows for One-Step Diagnosis of HCV Infection

The current standard in diagnosing Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection requires two sequential steps that make it suboptimal, costly, inconvenient,...

FDA Approves Epclusa (sofosbuvir and velpatasvir) for Treatment of all Major Forms of Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection

June 28, 2016 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Epclusa to treat adult patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) both with and without cirrhosis (advanced liver disease). For patients with moderate to severe cirrhosis...

[Personal View] Access to treatment for hepatitis C virus infection: time to put patients first

Sound health policy puts patients first. Antiviral regimens approved in 2014 revolutionised treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Most patients can now be cured. These new regimens, however, were priced at US$83 320–150 000 for a 3-month course. Public and private payers in the USA responded by limiting coverage to patients with advanced fibrosis or cirrhosis, keeping the drugs fro...

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