Hepatitis C

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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Hospital May Have Accidentally Exposed Over 1,000 Patients To Hiv And Other Viruses

A hospital in Indiana says it may have exposed as many as 1,182 of its patients to a variety of serious diseases including HIV, hepatitis C, and hepatitis B. The announcement comes as the hospital admits that it was failing to sanitize its...
Related topics: HIV, Virus, Virology, Hepatitis, Hepatitis B

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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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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...
Related topics: Cholesterol, Hepatitis, Virus, Virology, Medical Research

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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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Prevalence Of Hepatitis C Rates In Ohio May Indicate Highest Areas Of Opioid Misuse

Researchers studied hepatitis C rates within the state and discovered consistently high rates in the southern Appalachia region over a five-year period.
Related topics: Hepatitis, Medical Research

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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...
Related topics: Hepatitis, HIV, Virus, Medical Research

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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...
Related topics: Nasdaq, Hepatitis, Angina Pectoris

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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...
Related topics: Hepatitis, Virus, Virology, Medical Research

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Mavyret Approved As 8-week Treatment For Hep C, Compensated Cirrhosis

MONDAY, Sept. 30, 2019 -- Approval of Mavyret (glecaprevir and pibrentasvir) tablets has been expanded to eight-week treatment for treatment-naive patients aged 12 years and older with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes 1 through 6 and...
Related topics: Cirrhosis, Hepatitis, Virus, Virology

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Fda Further Expands Approval Of Hcv Combo Drug Mavyret

Mavyret is the first 8-week treatment approved for all treatment-naive adult and certain pediatric patients with any hepatitis C virus genotype, both without cirrhosis and with compensated cirrhosis. FDA Approvals
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Hepatitis, Virus, Virology, Cirrhosis

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Hepatitis C-infected Donor Kidneys Safe And Functional Post-transplant

(MedPage Today) -- Short-term U.S. observational study holds promise, but raises many questions
Related topics: Hepatitis, Medical Research

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Alarming Number Of Heart Infections Tied To Opioid Epidemic

As the nationwide opioid epidemic continues, more young people are developing a life-threatening heart infection that can result from drug abuse. It predominantly affects young, white, poor men who also have higher rates of HIV, hepatitis C and...
Related topics: HIV, Virus, Hepatitis, Alcohol

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Medical News Today: Is There A Cure For Hepatitis C?

Hepatitis C is a curable liver infection. With the appropriate treatment, it is possible to clear the virus within 12 weeks. Learn more here.
Related topics: Hepatitis, Virus, Virology

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Hep C-viremic Kidneys Increasingly Used For Transplant

THURSDAY, Sept. 12, 2019 -- Hepatitis C virus (HCV)-viremic kidneys are increasingly being used for transplants and seem to have good one-year outcomes, according to a study published online Sept. 12 in the Journal of the American Society of...
Related topics: Hepatitis, Virus, Virology, Medical Research

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Hepatitis C-infected Kidneys Function Similar To Uninfected Organs One Year After Transplant

Kidneys from donors who were infected with the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) function just as well as uninfected kidneys throughout the first year following transplantation, according to a new Penn Medicine study.
Related topics: Hepatitis, Virus, Virology, Medical Research

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Hepatitis C-infected Kidneys Function Similar To Uninfected Organs One Year After Transplant

Kidneys from donors who were infected with the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) function just as well as uninfected kidneys throughout the first year following transplantation, according to a new Penn Medicine study.
Related topics: Hepatitis, Virus, Virology, Medical Research

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