Hepatitis C

Heart Transplants From Donors With Hepatitis C May Be Safe: Study

MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2020 -- One-year survival rates are similar for transplant patients who receive a heart from a donor with hepatitis C or one without the infectious virus, a new study finds. The researchers suggest that using hearts from donors...
Related topics: Hepatitis, Medical Research, Virus, Virology

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Hcv+ Donor Hearts Safe For Survival Stats

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Hepatitis C virus (HCV) in a heart donor doesn't hurt transplant recipients' survival at 1 year, a national registry study showed. Unadjusted rates were 90.2% for recipients of hearts from HCV-positive donors and 91.1% for...
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Heart Transplants From Hep C Virus-positive Donors Seem Safe

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8, 2020 -- Adult heart transplants from hepatitis C virus-positive (HCV+) donors appear safe, with no increased risk for adverse effects on one-year survival, according to a study published online Jan. 8 in the Journal of the...
Related topics: Virus, Virology, Hepatitis, Medical Research

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Nurses Can Help Manage Drug Interactions In Hiv/hep C Treatment

TUESDAY, Dec. 31, 2019 -- Drug interactions between antiretroviral therapy (ART) and direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) pose a clinical challenge in patients with HIV/hepatitis C virus (HCV) coinfection, according to an article published online Dec....
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Study: Hepatitis C+ Donor Hearts Just As Good

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Heart transplants from hepatitis C virus (HCV)-positive donors did typically result in infection of the recipient but without harming outcomes, a single-center study showed. Among 70 cases where the donor tested positive for...
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Medical News Today: What To Know About False Positives In Hepatitis C Testing

Blood tests can usually show whether a person has hepatitis C. However, these tests can give false-positive readings. Here, learn why this can happen.
Related topics: Hepatitis, Blood Test

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House Drug Pricing Bill Serves Patients, Public Health

H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act passed by the House of Representatives today introduces critically needed and significant steps to reduce costs and improve access to life-saving therapies for conditions including HIV and...
Related topics: HIV, Virus, Hepatitis

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House Drug Pricing Bill Serves Patients, Public Health

H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act passed by the House of Representatives today introduces critically needed and significant steps to reduce costs and improve access to life-saving therapies for conditions including HIV and...
Related topics: HIV, Virus, Hepatitis

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Medical News Today: What Is The Prognosis For Hepatitis C?

Hepatitis C (HCV) is a viral infection. Prognosis tends to depend on how soon a person receives a diagnosis and whether or not complications develop. Learn more about life expectancy with HCV here.
Related topics: Viral Hepatitis, Hepatitis

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Uniform Hcv Screening And Care Needed For High-risk Groups

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening and follow-up rates varied widely in safety-net primary care practices, according to findings from the Screen, Treat, Or Prevent Hepatocellular Carcinoma (STOP HCC) study. Barbara J. Turner...
Related topics: Hepatitis, Virus, Virology, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Medical Research

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Hcv Guidance Updates Recommendations For Identification And Management Of Chronic Hep C

HCVguidelines.org -- a website developed by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the Infectious Diseases Society of America to provide up-to-date guidance on the management of hepatitis C -- was recently revised to reflect...
Related topics: Medical Research, Hepatitis

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Media Advisory: Johns Hopkins Medicine To Host Maryland Hepatitis Summit

In the United States, hepatitis C virus kills more people than HIV and 59 other infectious diseases combined. Maryland is one of the states hit hardest by the hepatitis C epidemic.
Related topics: Hepatitis, Virus, Virology, HIV

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Malaria Discovery Could Lead To Better Hiv And Lupus Treatments

A discovery about how the immune system responds to malaria infection could lead to better treatments for hepatitis C, HIV and lupus, say researchers. The research team showed, in laboratory models, that strong inflammatory signals caused by malaria...
Related topics: Malaria, Medical Research, HIV, Virus, Lupus, Hepatitis

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Treatment Response Rates High For Seniors With Hep C Infection

FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2019 -- For patients with chronic hepatitis C infection, sustained viral response (SVR) rates are similar for those aged 65 years and older and those younger than 65, according to a study published online Oct. 24 in the Journal of...
Related topics: Viral Hepatitis, Hepatitis, Medical Research

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Low Rates Of Hcv Among Prep Users Seen In Canada

(MedPage Today) -- BOSTON -- Patients at high risk of HIV infection who received pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) had low rates of hepatitis C infection, but much higher rates of bacterial sexually transmitted infections, a researcher said here...
Related topics: HIV, Virus, Hepatitis, Bacteria, Medical Research

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Daa-ezetimibe Tx: 'transformational' For Organ Transplant?

(MedPage Today) -- BOSTON -- A shorter course of direct-acting antiviral therapy (DAA), plus a well-known cholesterol-lowering drug, prevented hepatitis C virus infection in recipients of HCV-infected organs, a researcher said here. A small...
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For Older Adults, New Hepatitis C Treatments Are Safe And Effective, Study Suggests

Thankfully, newer treatments known as interferon-free direct-acting antivirals offer a promising approach to addressing hepatitis C. These medications offer cure rates of more than 90 percent in clinical trials and in real life, but they haven't...
Related topics: Hepatitis, Medical Research, Clinical Trials

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Sexual Transmission Of Hepatitis C Low Among Hiv-negative Men Who Have Sex With Men On Prep

Data from a new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting(r) - held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases - found fewer new cases of hepatitis C infection (commonly called HCV), despite very high rates of other...
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Can New Drugs Help Gilead Sciences Rebound?

Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) put up a rather lackluster third-quarter report last week. Revenue was flat year over year, dragged down by a 20% decline in sales of its hepatitis C franchise, as well as lower sales of angina drug Ranexa and...
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Hepatitis C Virus Infection Rates Up For Women Giving Birth

FRIDAY, Oct. 4, 2019 -- Among women giving birth, the rates of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection increased more than 400 percent from 2000 to 2015, with rates much higher among those with opioid use disorder, according to research published in the...
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