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General Reports
 

         Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

 
Hepatitis C in Pregnancy.
Dibba P, Cholankeril R, Li AA,  et al
Diseases
. 2018 Apr 27;6(2). pii: E31.

Abstract

Spontaneous Viral Load Decline and Subsequent Clearance of Chronic Hepatitis C Virus in Postpartum Women Correlates With Favorable Interleukin-28B Gene Allele.
Hashem M, Jhaveri R, Saleh DA,et al

Clin Infect Dis
. 2017 Sep 15;65(6):999-1005
Abstract

Maternal HCV infection is associated with intrauterine fetal growth disturbance: A meta-analysis of observational studies.
Huang QT, Hang LL, Zhong M, et al
Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Aug;95(35):e4777.
Abstract 

Single Clinical Practice's Report of Testing Initiation, Antibody Clearance, and Transmission of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in Infants of Chronically HCV-Infected Mothers.
Bal A, Petrova A.
Open Forum Infect Dis
. 2016 Feb 8;3(1):ofw021
Abstract 

Chronic hepatitis C virus infection is associated with increased risk of preterm birth: a meta-analysis of observational studies
Huang QT, Huang Q, Zhong M, et al
J Viral Hepat
. 2015 Jun 17

Abstract 

Hepatitis B and C in pregnancy: a review and recommendations for care.
Dunkelberg JC, Berkley EM, Thiel KW, Leslie KK.
J Perinatol
. 2014 Sep 18.

Abstract 

Hepatitis C Virus in Pregnancy and Early Childhood: Current Understanding and Knowledge Deficits.
Jhaveri R, Swamy GK.
J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2014 Sep;3(Suppl 1):S13-S18.

Abstract

FULL TEXT ARTICLE
V
ertical hepatitis C virus transmission: Main questions and answers.
Tosone G, Maraolo AE, Mascolo S,  et al

World J Hepatol
. 2014 Aug 27;6(8):538-48.
Paper

Interventions Using Electronic Medical Records Improves Follow Up of Infants Born to Hepatitis C Virus Infected Mothers.
Abughali N, Maxwell JR, Kamath AS,  et al
Pediatr Infect Dis J
. 2014 Jan 7.
Abstract

A WEEK-IN-REVIEW FEATURED REPORT
FULL-TEXT  ARTICLE

Hepatitis C and pregnancy.
Floreani A.
World J Gastroenterol
. 2013 Oct 28;19(40):6714-6720.
Paper

Loss of immune escape mutations during persistent HCV infection in pregnancy enhances replication of vertically transmitted viruses.
Honegger JR, Kim S, Price AA,  et al
Nat Med. 2013 Oct 27.
Abstract

Hepatitis C Virus in Pregnancy.
Prasad MR, Honegger JR.
Am J Perinatol. 2013 Feb 6.
Abstract

Pathogenesis of hepatitis C during pregnancy and childhood.
Le Campion A, Larouche A, Fauteux-Daniel S, Soudeyns H.
Viruses. 2012 Dec 6;4(12):3531-50.
Abstract

FULL-TEXT ARTICLE
Innate immune function in placenta and cord blood of hepatitis C - seropositive mother-infant
dyads.
Waasdorp Hurtado C, Golden-Mason L, Brocato M,  et al
PLoS One
. 2010 Aug 30;5(8).
Paper

Genetic factors in mother-to-child transmission of HCV infection.
Bevilacqua E
, Fabris A, Floreano P, et al
Virology. 2009 May 28.

Abstract

Chronic Hepatitis C in Pregnancy.
Berkley EM, Leslie KK, Arora S, et al  
Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Aug;112(2):304-310.
Abstract
 


Risk Factors
 

Amniocentesis
 
        Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
 
A WEEK-IN-REVIEW FEATURED REPORT
Amniocentesis and viral risk (hepatitis B, C virus and HIV).
Ducarme G, Ceccaldi PF, Bernuau J, Luton D.
J Gynecol Obstet Biol Reprod (Paris). 2009 Aug 11
Abstract 
 
Cesarean Section|
 
        Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
  Effect of cesarean section on the risk of perinatal transmission of hepatitis C
virus from HCV-RNA+/HIV- mothers: a meta-analysis.
Ghamar Chehreh ME, Tabatabaei SV, et al

Arch Gynecol Obstet
. 2010 Jul 21
Abstract 

Intrapartum Exposure to Maternal Blood
 

         Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
 
Impact of Maternal HIV Coinfection on the Vertical Transmission of Hepatitis C Virus:
A Meta-analysis.

Polis CB, Shah SN, Johnson KE, Gupta A.
Clin Infect Dis. 2007 Apr 15;44(8):1123-31.
Abstract 
 

Substance Use
 

         Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
  Sharing of Snorting Straws and Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Pregnant Women.
Fernandez N, Towers CV, Wolfe L, et al
Obstet Gyneco
l
. 2016 Jul 7
Abstract 

Maternal Drug Use Is a Preeminent Risk Factor for Mother-to-Child Hepatitis C Virus
Transmission: Results f rom a Multicenter Study of 1372 Mother-Infant Pairs.

Resti M, Azzari C, Galli L, et al.
J Infect Dis
2002 Mar  1;185(5):567-72

Abstract 
 

In Vitro Fertilization
 
         Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
  Hepatitis C virus detection in follicular fluid and culture media from HCV+ women, and
viral risk during IVF procedures.
Devaux A, Soula V, Sifer C, et al
Hum Reprod. 2003 Nov;18(11):2342-9.
Abstract

Diagnosis
 

         Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

 
Diagnostic and prognostic value of virologic tests in vertical transmission of hepatitis C
virus infection: results of a large prospective study in pregnant women.
Saez A, Losa M, Lo Iacono O,et al 
Hepatogastroenterology.
2004 Jul-Aug;51(58):1104-8
Abstract

 


Amniocentesis
 

            Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

  Amniocentesis and women with hepatitis B, hepatitis C, or human immunodeficiency
virus.
Davies G, Wilson RD, Desilets V, et al.
J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2003 Feb;25(2):145-52
Abstract
 

Screening/Testing
 

           Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
 
Hepatitis C Virus universal screening versus risk based selective screening during pregnancy.
Waruingi W, Mhanna MJ, Kumar D, Abughali N.
J Neonatal Perinatal Med
. 2016 Jan 14;8(4):371-8
Abstract

Review of antenatal testing policies and practice for HIV and hepatitis C infection.
Spencer JD, Tibbits D, Tippet C, et al.
 

Aust N Z J Public Health.
2003 Dec; 27(6): 614-9
Abstract

Is there a case for hepatitis C infection screening in the antenatal period?
Pembrey L, Newell ML, Peckham C.
J Med Screen. 2003;10(4):161-8.
Abstract

Guidelines for the screening and follow-up of infants born to anti-HCV positive mothers.
Resti M, Bortolotti F, Vajro P, et al
Dig Liver Dis. 2003 Jul;35(7):453-7.
Abstract


Drugs
 

Ribavirin

          Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

  The Ribavirin Pregnancy Registry: An Interim Analysis of Potential Teratogenicity at the Mid-Point of Enrollment.
Sinclair SM, Jones JK, Miller RK,  et al
Drug Saf. 2017 Jul 8.
Abstract

Prevalence of immunity to hepatitis viruses in pregnant women from the health area of
Gijon (Spain)

Suarez Gonzalez A, Solis Sanchez G, et al
Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2004 Jun-Jul;27(6):347-52.
Abstract

Immunity
 

          Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

  Prevalence of immunity to hepatitis viruses in pregnant women from the health area of
Gijon (Spain)

Suarez Gonzalez A, Solis Sanchez G, et al
Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2004 Jun-Jul;27(6):347-52.
Abstract

Clinical Management
 

          Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

 
Treatment of Hepatitis C during Pregnancy-Weighing the Risks and Benefits in Contrast to HIV.
Barritt AS 4th, Jhaveri R.
Curr HIV/AIDS Rep. 2018 Feb 22.
Abstracts

Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) Consult Series #43: Hepatitis C in Pregnancy: Screening, Treatment and Management.
Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM).

Am J Obstet Gynecol
. 2017 Aug 3
Paper

FULL-TEXT ARTICLE
Antiviral therapy for hepatitis C: Has anything changed for pregnant/lactating women?
Spera AM, Eldin TK, Tosone G, Orlando R.
World J Hepatol. 2016 Apr 28;8(12):557-65.

Paper

Hepatitis C virus infection during pregnancy and the newborn period - are thereopportunities
for treatment?
Arshad M, El-Kamary SS, Jhaveri R.
J Viral Hepat. 2011 Apr;18(4):229-36.
Abstract

The management of HCV-infected pregnant women.
Valladares G, Chacaltana A, Sjogren MH.
Ann Hepatol
. 2010;9 Suppl:92-7
Abstract

Obstetric management of hepatitis C-positive mothers: analysis of vertical transmission in 559
mother-infant pairs.
McMenamin MB, Jackson AD, Lambert J, et al 
Am J Obstet Gynecol.
2008 Sep;199(3):315
Abstract


Pregnancy-Related Complication
 

          Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

 
Pregnancy complications associated with hepatitis C: data from a 2003-2005 Washington state birth cohort.
Pergam SA, Wang CC, Gardella CM, et al  
Am J Obstet Gynecol.
2008 May 15.
Abstract

Prevention
 

General Reports

         Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

 
Mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis C virus: evidence for preventable peripartum
transmission.

Gibb DM, Goodall RL, Dunn DT, H, et al.
Lancet 2000 Sep 9;356(9233):904-7
Abstract


 
Caesarian Section  

         Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

 
Mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis C virus: recent news about the
benefit of caesarean sections

Batallan A, Faucher P, Poncelet C, et mal
2003 Gynecol Obstet Fertil. 2003 Nov;31(11):964-8.
Abstracts


Sperm Wash

          Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

  Report of the results of a 2 year programme of sperm wash and ICSI treatment for
human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis C virus serodiscordant couples.

Garrido N, Meseguer M, Bellver J, et al
Hum Reprod. 2004 Aug 19
Abstract

Case Reports/Studies/Literature Reviews
 

        Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

  FULL-TEXT ARTICLE
Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy with Severe Elevation of Bile Acids in the Setting of Acute Hepatitis C Infection.
Lawlor ML, Critchfield AS.
Case Rep Obstet Gynecol
. 2016;2016:496328
3
Paper

A Case of Seronegative HCV Infection in a Child Infected via MTC Transmission
Larouche A, GaŽtan G, El-Bilali N,  et al
J Clin Microbiol
. 2012 Apr 25.
Abstract

Different outcomes of vertical transmission of hepatitis C virus in a twin pregnancy.
I
nui A, Fujisawa T, Sogo T
J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2002 May;17(5):617-619
Abstract


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