Diagnosing Cirrhosis From Recurrent Hepatitis C Accurately With Ultrasound TechnologyResearchers from the Mayo Clinic confirm that ultrasound-based transient elastography (TE) provides excellent diagnostic accuracy for detecting cirrhosis due to recurrent infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection following liver transplantation. Findings from the study published in the March issue of Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, suggest that detection of significant fibrosis is more accurate when comparing patients with chronic HCV of the native liver.
Hep C treatment responses in patients co-infected with HIV are better in patients infected with hepatitis C subtype-1b than 1aHepatitis C treatment responses in patients co-infected with HIV are better in patients infected with hepatitis C subtype-1b than 1a, according to Spanish research published in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. The research also showed that the presence of the IL28B gene influenced treatment responses.
Hepatitis C death rates rise, 1 in 33 baby boomers has diseaseHepatitis C deaths are on the rise, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Already in 2007 there were 15,000 deaths related to hepatitis C, higher than previous estimates - and surpassing the nearly 13,000 deaths caused by the better-known AIDS virus.
Hepatitis C Bigger Killer than HIVMore Americans now die from hepatitis C infection than from HIV, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.
Taiwan offers new model to predict hepatitis C cancer riskA Taiwan-led research team has successfully devised a new prediction model to calculate the likelihood of hepatitis C patients developing liver cancer, the team leader said Sunday.
New Jersey Pharmacy Needle Sales Bill PassesA bill that would allow for the sale of syringes in pharmacies without a prescription has cleared the New Jersey legislature with bipartisan support and awaits the governor's signature. The bill, Assembly Bill 1088, passed the Assembly Monday on a 54-24 vote; a companion measure passed the state Senate in February on a 28-12 vote.
The bill would allow for the purchase of 10 syringes without a prescription (Image: Wikimedia.org)An ever-growing body of evidence supports increased access to sterile syringes to reduce the spread of blood-borne diseases, such as HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C
Neglect, ignorance raise HCV infection in Vietnam The number of Hepatitis C patients in Vietnam is increasing, and around half a million people are estimated to develop cirrhosis and liver cancer this year, experts said at a recent seminar.
'LiverLearning', the official eLearning portal of AASLDExplore 'LiverLearning', the official eLearning Portal of AASLD, providing readily available webcasts, video podcasts, interviews, abstracts and ePosters from The Liver Meeting 2011 held in San Francisco, November 4-8, 2011.
HEP i-chart app Check out the HEP i-chart app developed by the University of Liverpool! The app provides Hepatitis C (HCV) patients with quick and easy access to the latest information about drug interactions.
In pakistan the Hepatitis Control Programme’s fate hangs in the balanceThough the Ministry of Health was devolved to the provinces several months ago, the fate of National Hepatitis Control Programme is still hanging in the balance while the federal units are not ready to take any responsibility and earmark the required funds.
According to the statistics compiled by the Health Ministry, around 12 million people in Pakistan are suffering from hepatitis B and C and the Hepatitis Control Programme is the only hope for thousands of poor patients as they cannot afford very expensive treatment privately.