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  • Mechanism for air pollution-induced liver disease discovered

    Liver Disease / Hepatitis News From Medical News Today
    3 Sep 2015 | 4:00 am
    A research team led by Kezhong Zhang, Ph.D., at the Wayne State University School of Medicine's Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics, has discovered that exposure to air pollution has a...
  • Role of IL-18 Gene Promoter Polymorphisms, Serum IL-18 Levels, and Risk of Hepatitis B Virus-related Liver Disease in the Guangxi Zhuang Population: a Retrospective Case-Control Study.

    MedWorm: Hepatitis B
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:24 pm
    CONCLUSIONS: Our study indicated that the -137C allele in the IL-18 gene may be a protective factor for HBV-related disease, and serum IL-18 level may be inversely associated with CHB and HBV-related LC. PMID: 26320490 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
  • First-ever World Hepatitis Summit calls for national programmes - PMLiVE

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    4 Sep 2015 | 6:03 am
    Voice of AmericaFirst-ever World Hepatitis Summit calls for national programmesPMLiVEThe first World Hepatitis Summit is being held this week in Glasgow to urge countries to develop national programmes to help eliminate viral hepatitis. Deaths from the disease have increased for a fifth year running and there are currently 400 million Summit Focuses on 400 Million with HepatitisVoice of AmericaWorld Hepatitis Summit harnesses global momentum to eliminate viral hepatitisWorld Health OrganizationWorld Hepatitis Summit aims to raise awareness of viral hepatitisHealioBMC Blogs Network…
  • Tour the Digestive System

    About.com Hepatitis: What's Hot Now
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    4 Sep 2015 | 4:06 am
    The organs of the digestive system work together to digest and absorb food. Let's look at each organ and learn what it does.
  • Modern Guidelines for Hepatitis Treatment and...

    About.com Hepatitis: Most Popular Articles
    4 Sep 2015 | 4:40 am
    Modern guidelines for hepatitis treatment and recovery.
 
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  • First-ever World Hepatitis Summit calls for national programmes - PMLiVE

    4 Sep 2015 | 6:03 am
    Voice of AmericaFirst-ever World Hepatitis Summit calls for national programmesPMLiVEThe first World Hepatitis Summit is being held this week in Glasgow to urge countries to develop national programmes to help eliminate viral hepatitis. Deaths from the disease have increased for a fifth year running and there are currently 400 million Summit Focuses on 400 Million with HepatitisVoice of AmericaWorld Hepatitis Summit harnesses global momentum to eliminate viral hepatitisWorld Health OrganizationWorld Hepatitis Summit aims to raise awareness of viral hepatitisHealioBMC Blogs Network…
  • Belmar Man Who Has Hepatitis C Charged With Sexually Assaulting Two Women - Patch.com

    3 Sep 2015 | 9:07 am
    Patch.comBelmar Man Who Has Hepatitis C Charged With Sexually Assaulting Two WomenPatch.comA 23-year-old Belmar man is in the Monmouth County Jail in lieu of $550,000 cash bail after Wall police charged him with sexually assaulting two women during the same week, knowing that he has hepatitis C, according to the Coast Star. James Frank, 12th ...and more »
  • Can vaccination contribute to hepatitis C elimination efforts? A Q+A with Nick ... - BMC Blogs Network (blog)

    3 Sep 2015 | 8:30 am
    BMC Blogs Network (blog)Can vaccination contribute to hepatitis C elimination efforts? A Q+A with Nick BMC Blogs Network (blog)In a recent research article published in BMC Medicine, Nick Scott and colleagues used a mathematical modeling approach to show that vaccination is likely to play a role in reducing hepatitis C prevalence. Here, Dr Scott answers our questions about the ...
  • New hepatitis C program to teach sufferers basic skills, how to prevent ... - ABC Online

    2 Sep 2015 | 1:26 pm
    ABC OnlineNew hepatitis C program to teach sufferers basic skills, how to prevent ABC OnlineThe program, called Families Living Healthily with Hepatitis C, will teach sufferers how to better prevent the transmission of the blood borne disease to their children and families. The course is yet to be rolled out, but a reference group made up of
  • Brazil's water crisis is so bad people may be getting hepatitis from tap water - Tech Insider (blog)

    2 Sep 2015 | 8:05 am
    Tech Insider (blog)Brazil's water crisis is so bad people may be getting hepatitis from tap waterTech Insider (blog)Much of the water that's left is so polluted that residents are becoming seriously ill, with reported increases in diarrhea and other waterborne diseases including hepatitis. Sabesp, the local water utility, has insisted that its water falls within Brazil's water crisis is so bad that people are getting hepatitis from tap waterBusiness Insider Australiaall 4 news articles »
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  • Tour the Digestive System

    hepatitis.guide@about.com
    4 Sep 2015 | 4:06 am
    The organs of the digestive system work together to digest and absorb food. Let's look at each organ and learn what it does.
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine and Why You Need It

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    4 Sep 2015 | 4:06 am
    Hepatitis B vaccine is a safe and effective way to protect yourself against hepatitis B infection. Since hepatitis B infection can lead to liver failure and liver cancer, protecting yourself from infection is important. Here's what you need to know about hepatitis B vaccine.
  • How Hepatitis B Spreads

    hepatitis.guide@about.com
    4 Sep 2015 | 4:06 am
    Hepatitis B has many ways to spread from person to person, though they all involve some type of direct contact with infected blood or body fluid. Here are four documented examples of hepatitis B transmission or spread.
  • What It Means if Your Doctor Orders an HBsAG Test

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    4 Sep 2015 | 4:06 am
    Definition of HBsAG. Hepatitis.
  • 6 Ways to Prevent Hepatitis C Infections

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    4 Sep 2015 | 4:06 am
    Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus. It is spread only by direct contact with infected blood. This means that to be exposed to the hepatitis C virus, you have to somehow get blood infected with the virus in to your body. While this can happen in a number of different ways, here are six identified ways that it is possible to be exposed to hepatitis C.
 
 
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  • HCV Advocate Eblast: September 1, 2015

    Alan Franciscus
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    Attention: There are many insurance companies that are denying coverage of HCV medications to only the sickest of patients. I am working on a brief article describing why people are filing lawsuits against these insurance companies. It will be a brief overview, and I will not be using names. I am looking for quotes from people who are suing or are thinking of suing insurance companies. For example, one person told me that to be turned down for the HCV medications wasn’t medically ethical or morally just and from a monetary standpoint they were angry because they had been paying their…
  • Welcome to the HCV Advocate

    Alan Franciscus
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Welcome to the new HCV Advocate website. Welcome! If you are new to our Website or the new design I hope that your experience will be a productive one. The purpose of this introduction is to acquaint you with some of the features of the website. If you are looking for specific information, you may want to start at the Google search engine located at the right of the page (bottom of the page on mobile and tablets). The top bar has a list of the pages: Home: This will always take you back to the Home page Newly Diagnosed: A printable brochure to help navigate for those newly diagnosed patients…
  • HCV Advocate Eblast: August 15, 2015

    CD Mazoff
    13 Aug 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Check out what we have in store for you in the August Mid-Month Newsletter HCV Drugs: AbbVie, BMS, Merck by Alan Franciscus, Editor-in-Chief In this month’s column of HCV Drugs I discuss the exciting news about the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of AbbVie’s and BMS’s HCV medications, the study results from AbbVie’s once-a-day combination to treat genotype 1b, and the acceptance by the FDA of Merck’s new drug application for grazoprevir and elbasvir and the decision date. Disablity & Benefits: Balance Billing by Out-of-Network Providers by Jacques Chambers, CLU…
  • HCV Advocate Eblast: August 1, 2015

    CD Mazoff
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:27 am
    Check out what we have in store for you in the August Newsletter A Brief Overview: Outbreaks of Acute HCV Infections in the U. S. by Alan Franciscus, Editor-in-Chief In this review, I will discuss the outbreaks of acute infections of hepatitis C across the United States in urban and rural centers and why the numbers are (again) under reported. HealthWise: Hepatitis C and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease by Lucinda K. Porter, RN Hepatitis C increases the risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a metabolic disease that generally occurs in overweight patients. You can do something…
  • HCV Advocate Eblast: July 15, 2015

    CD Mazoff
    18 Jul 2015 | 11:21 am
    Check out what we have in store for you in the July Mid-Month Newsletter Hepatitis C: The Problem with Numbers by Alan Franciscus, Editor-in-Chief In this article, I will discuss the published numbers of acute and chronic HCV and what some experts believe is a better estimate of the number of acute, chronic and annual deaths caused by hepatitis C. The Five: The Next HCV Drugs by Alan Franciscus, Editor-in-Chief This month’s “The Five” will discuss the most promising drugs in development, including a couple of combinations of drugs submitted to, and likely to be approved by, the Food and…
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  • Italy: Hepatitis and HIV in undocumented migrants and refugees

    4 Sep 2015 | 9:48 am
    Screening of undocumented migrants or refugees for hepatitis B virus , hepatitis C virus and human immunodeficiency virus infections has been offered free of charge and free from bureaucratic procedures since 2012 at four primary-level clinical centres in Naples and Caserta, Italy. Of 926 undocumented migrants and refugees visiting one of the primary-level clinical centres from January 2012 to June 2013, 882 were screened for hepatitis B surface antigen , total hepatitis B core antibody and antibodies against HCV and HIV.
  • Research and Markets: China Entecavir Market Report 2010-2019

    4 Sep 2015 | 6:47 am
    The number of people infected with hepatitis B virus exceeds 100 million in China, among which 20-30 million suffering from chronic Hepatitis B. About 0.5 million Chinese is estimated to die of liver damage and liver cancer caused by chronic Hepatitis B, causing a loss of over CNY100 billion for society. Entecavir, an oral drug of oral deoxyguanosine, was developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb and approved to enter the market by FDA in Mar. 2005.
  • Treatment of HCV infection in patients with advanced liver disease

    4 Sep 2015 | 2:36 am
    A study in this month's Gastroenterology assesses ledipasvir and sofosbuvir plus ribavirin for treatment of HCV infection in patients with advanced liver disease. There are no effective and safe treatments for chronic hepatitis C virus infection of patients who have advanced liver disease.
  • Andrew Cuomo's War on Tattoos: Full disclosure: I'm not inked,...

    3 Sep 2015 | 10:41 pm
    Full disclosure: I'm not inked, and I have no intention of ever getting inked. But I can follow along on the tattoo artists' arguments.
  • Column: Indiana's HIV, hepatitis C outbreaks a preventable outcome

    3 Sep 2015 | 6:36 pm
    There is a nationwide prescription drug abuse epidemic, and the current outbreak of HIV and hepatitis C in rural southeastern Indiana is a notable symptom. As a certified pharmacy technician and board member for the Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence, a national prescription drug abuse reduction coalition, I would like to draw attention to some important facts as we work together to stem the outbreak.
 
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  • TGIF Rewind - Free HCV Helpline With App and Big Questions about Hepatitis C

    4 Sep 2015 | 9:32 am
    Welcome to TGIF rewind a digest of this weeks publications, news and updates from around the web.  Today's UpdatesFree Helpline and App for Hepatitis C Patients Offer Peer Support and Self-Care ToolsViral hepatitis is known as the silent epidemic, because it is a disease that is both under-recognized and underdiagnosedMechanism for air pollution-induced liver disease discoveredA research team led by Kezhong Zhang, Ph.D., at the Wayne State University School of Medicine's Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics, has discovered that exposure to air pollution has a direct adverse…
  • Webinar: What Soaring Drug Prices Mean for Patients

    4 Sep 2015 | 7:49 am
    Published on Sep 3, 2015Concerns over soaring drug prices have grown in recent months, and doctors have become increasingly outspoken about the extremely high prices of drugs used to treat diseases such as cancer, hepatitis C and cystic fibrosis. Meanwhile, a handful of states have introduced legislation in a bid to force drug makers to justify their prices. This webinar will offer insights into what’s driving the price increases, explain how these costs impact patients and consumers, and suggest ways in which journalists can cover this evolving story.Webinar: What Soaring Drug Prices Mean…
  • Therapy for Hepatitis C Genotype 3: Moving Forward

    4 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    Full Text @ MedscapeTherapy for Hepatitis C Genotype 3: Moving ForwardM. Buti; J. Llaneras; M. Riveiro-Barciela; R. EstebanJ Viral Hepat. 2015;22(9):683-690.This article reviews the available therapy and the new treatment agents under development for patients with chronic hepatitis C GT3 infection.AbstractUntil recently, the standard of care for hepatitis C virus genotype 3 infection was response-guided therapy with pegylated interferon plus ribavirin for 16 to 48 or 72 weeks. The introduction of sofosbuvir plus ribavirin has revolutionized hepatitis C virus therapy. Nowadays, the…
  • Hepatitis C - Fibrosis index based on four factors better predicts advanced fibrosis or cirrhosis than aspartate aminotransferase/platelet ratio index

    4 Sep 2015 | 5:27 am
    Fibrosis index based on four factors better predicts advanced fibrosis or cirrhosis than aspartate aminotransferase/platelet ratio index in chronic hepatitis C patientsChia-Chi Wangd, Chen-Hua Liud, Chih-Lin Lin, Pin-Chao Wang, Tai-Chung Tseng, Hans Hsienhong Lin, Jia-Horng KaoDOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfma.2015.07.004AbstractBackground/PurposeLiver biopsy is the gold standard to determine the severity of hepatic fibrosis despite its risk and invasiveness. The aspartate aminotransferase/platelet ratio index (APRI) could noninvasively predict the severity of hepatic fibrosis in…
  • Ledipasvir-sofosbuvir plus ribavirin in advanced HCV does well

    2 Sep 2015 | 6:13 am
    Full Text Article Ledipasvir-sofosbuvir plus ribavirin in advanced HCV does wellBy: AMY KARON, GI & Hepatology News Digital Network September 1, 2015 FROM GASTROENTEROLOGYVitalsKey clinical point: Ledipasvir-sofosbuvir plus ribavirin for 12 weeks achieved high SVR rates among patients with hepatitis C virus infection and advanced liver disease. Major finding: Rates of SVR exceeded 85% in every cohort of Child-Pugh class B decompensated cirrhosis, regardless of treatment duration or transplantation status. Data source: Randomized open-label phase II study of 337 patients with chronic…
 
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