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Surgeons plan to use hepatitis-infected hearts to slash wait for a transplant

Kiran Shelat was willing to try almost anything to get off dialysis. Every night, the civil engineer was hooked up to a machine for 10 to 12 hours, often suffering…

Late presentation of chronic viral hepatitis for medical care: a consensus definition

Abstract Introduction We present two consensus definitions of advanced and late stage liver disease being used as epidemiological tools. These definitions can be applied to assess the morbidity caused by…

Multi-disciplinary hepatitis C treatment program yields results

A hepatitis C treatment program at an urban safety-net hospital that utilized a public health social worker, general internists trained in hepatitis C treatment, pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians led to…

Cirrhosis linked to 30% of chronic HBV patients at initial presentation

CHICAGO — In a safety-net hospital system study, researchers found that nearly 30% of patients with chronic hepatitis B had cirrhosis at initial presentation, especially men, older patients and patients…

B.C. developed hepatitis C screening test personalizes treatment for patients

Scientists in Vancouver have developed a new screening tool that reveals the genetic signature of an individual’s hepatitis C virus so that doctors can customize their treatment. The tool, funded…

Newly diagnosed cases of hepatitis delta virus infection in US is increasing

The number of people newly diagnosed with Hepatitis Delta virus (HDV) infection in the United States is increasing. Furthermore, the incidence of HDV co-infection among chronic Hepatitis B virus (HBV) patients…

US: New hepatitis C infections nearly tripled over five years

Deadly virus concentrated among baby boomers and increasing rapidly among new generations of Americans Over just five years, the number of new hepatitis C virus infections reported to CDC has…

UK’s MHRA grants AbbVie’s glecaprevir/pibrentasvir Early Access to Medicines Scheme

It is the first treatment for HCV to be made available through the Early Access to Medicines Scheme in the UK To read the full press release, click here.

US: Primary care hepatitis C treatment program shows promise for success, broader implementation

By employing a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model of care, Boston Medical Center's (BMC) Adult Primary Care Practice successfully treated 66 patients with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), or one-fifth…

Study points to new approach to battling hepatitis C

An international study led by researchers at Monash University’ Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) has shone light on the way the hepatitis C virus (HCV) hijacks the communication systems in the…