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  • Antiviral therapy in the improvement of survival of patients with hepatitis B virus‐related hepatocellular carcinoma treated with sorafenib

    MedWorm: Hepatitis B
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    ConclusionAntiviral therapy with NAs improved OS of HBV‐related HCC patients treated with sorafenib, especially in patients with BCLC stage C disease and higher HBV‐DNA level. (Source: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology)
  • Indiana HIV outbreak, hepatitis C epidemic has sparked CDC alert - Petoskey News-Review

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    28 Apr 2015 | 7:26 am
    Latin PostIndiana HIV outbreak, hepatitis C epidemic has sparked CDC alertPetoskey News-ReviewINDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana county is experiencing nearly daily increases in new HIV infections tied to intravenous drug use, and health officials hope the situation prompts other states to closely track their hepatitis C and HIV rates to identify Indiana HIV Outbreak Update: HIV and Hepatitis C Outbreak in Rural Indiana Latin Postall 94 news articles »
  • What Is the Fecal-Oral Route?

    About.com Hepatitis: What's Hot Now
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    28 Apr 2015 | 4:14 am
    Learn how Hepatitis A and hepatitis E spread from person to person along the fecal-oral route and how to prevent fecal-oral spread.
  • Acute

    About.com Hepatitis: Most Popular Articles
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:59 am
    Definition of Acute. Hepatitis.
  • Merck’s Hepatitis C Drug Works

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    The Editors at Hepatitis Central
    13 Apr 2015 | 1:01 pm
    FDA Grants Breakthrough Designations to Merck’s Hepatitis C Candidate The FDA has granted 2 breakthrough therapy designations to Merck’s chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) candidate, grazoprevir/elbasvir. The once-daily, single-tablet regimen originally received breakthrough therapy status for the treatment of chronic HCV genotype 1 (GT1) infection in October 2013. However, the FDA rescinded it in January 2015. Continue reading this entire article: http://www.pharmacytimes.com/product-news/FDA-Grants-Breakthrough-Designations-to-Mercks-Hepatitis-C-Candidate
 
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  • Indiana HIV outbreak, hepatitis C epidemic has sparked CDC alert - Petoskey News-Review

    28 Apr 2015 | 7:26 am
    Latin PostIndiana HIV outbreak, hepatitis C epidemic has sparked CDC alertPetoskey News-ReviewINDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana county is experiencing nearly daily increases in new HIV infections tied to intravenous drug use, and health officials hope the situation prompts other states to closely track their hepatitis C and HIV rates to identify Indiana HIV Outbreak Update: HIV and Hepatitis C Outbreak in Rural Indiana Latin Postall 94 news articles »
  • CRISPR Antivirus Tool - Cas9 Inibits Hepatitis C In Human Cells - Science 2.0

    28 Apr 2015 | 6:49 am
    EurekAlertCRISPR Antivirus Tool - Cas9 Inibits Hepatitis C In Human CellsScience 2.0Researchers have adapted an antiviral enzyme from bacteria called Cas9 into an instrument for inhibiting hepatitis C virus in human cells. Cas9 is part of the CRISPR genetic defense system in bacteria, which scientists have been harnessing to edit DNA A CRISPR antiviral toolPhys.OrgCombatting Viruses with RNA-Targeted CRISPRThe Scientist (press release) (registration)all 8 news articles »
  • With innovation, collaboration and hard work, a Hepatitis C free India is possible - YourStory.com

    28 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    YourStory.comWith innovation, collaboration and hard work, a Hepatitis C free India is possibleYourStory.comIt is estimated that 150–200 million people, approximately 3% of the world's population, are living with chronic hepatitis C. About 3–4 million people are infected per year, and more than 350,000 people die yearly from hepatitis C related diseases Hepatitis C infection spreading fast in IndiaTimes of Indiaall 4 news articles »
  • Officials advise doctor's patients be tested for hepatitis - KTVN

    27 Apr 2015 | 2:24 pm
    Officials advise doctor's patients be tested for hepatitisKTVNSANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - Health officials are advising former patients of a Santa Barbara physician to get tested for hepatitis and other blood-borne illnesses. The county's Public Health Department said Monday that Dr. Allen Thomashefsky's and more »
  • Hepatitis C linked to increased risk of liver cancer, other cancers - Medical News Today

    27 Apr 2015 | 8:05 am
    Medical News TodayHepatitis C linked to increased risk of liver cancer, other cancersMedical News TodayResearchers have long known that patients with hepatitis C are at increased risk of liver cancer. But a new study recently presented at the European Association for the Study of the Liver's 50th International Liver Congress in Vienna, Austria, finds New Hepatitis C Guidelines Hint at High Drug Costs, AccessMedscapeExpanded vaccination and treatment could help eliminate hepatitis B worldwideaidsmapHepatitis C Symptoms, Treatment & Causes: Condition Linked to Liver Latinos…
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  • What Is the Fecal-Oral Route?

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    28 Apr 2015 | 4:14 am
    Learn how Hepatitis A and hepatitis E spread from person to person along the fecal-oral route and how to prevent fecal-oral spread.
  • What Are Causes of Cirrhosis?

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    28 Apr 2015 | 4:14 am
    class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Cirrhosis is one
  • Cirrhosis: What You Need To Know

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    28 Apr 2015 | 4:14 am
    Cirrhosis of the Liver is extensive scarring, often caused by alcoholism or viral hepatitis, that starts to interfere with normal liver functions. Here are answers to five common questions about cirrhosis and links to more information.
  • Organs of the Digestive System

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    28 Apr 2015 | 4:14 am
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  • Tour the Digestive System

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    28 Apr 2015 | 4:14 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.
 
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  • Acute

    28 Apr 2015 | 5:59 am
    Definition of Acute. Hepatitis.
  • Hepatitis C: A Healthy Ending

    28 Apr 2015 | 5:59 am
    Theresa shares her wonderful story about hepatitis C treatment. People who are now living with hepatitis C will find hope and encouragement through her words. Page 2.
  • What Is Hepatitis C Infection

    28 Apr 2015 | 5:59 am
    Hepatitis C is a major cause of liver disease for almost 170 million people in the world and almost 4 million in the United States. The disease can be relatively simple for some, but for most it leads to a chronic condition of cirrhosis and other complications.
  • Thrombocytopenia

    28 Apr 2015 | 5:59 am
    Definition of Thrombocytopenia. Hepatitis.
  • The 5 Most Common Treatments for Hepatitis

    28 Apr 2015 | 5:59 am
    There are many treatments for hepatitis but which one your physician will use depends on the type of disease. This article describes some of the most common therapies.
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  • Merck’s Hepatitis C Drug Works

    The Editors at Hepatitis Central
    13 Apr 2015 | 1:01 pm
    FDA Grants Breakthrough Designations to Merck’s Hepatitis C Candidate The FDA has granted 2 breakthrough therapy designations to Merck’s chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) candidate, grazoprevir/elbasvir. The once-daily, single-tablet regimen originally received breakthrough therapy status for the treatment of chronic HCV genotype 1 (GT1) infection in October 2013. However, the FDA rescinded it in January 2015. Continue reading this entire article: http://www.pharmacytimes.com/product-news/FDA-Grants-Breakthrough-Designations-to-Mercks-Hepatitis-C-Candidate
  • 9 Foods to Restrain the Hepatitis C Virus

    Nicole Cutler L.Ac.
    3 Apr 2015 | 11:52 am
    Hepatitis literally means liver inflammation. As such, it should come as no surprise that minimizing liver inflammation reduces the severity of hepatitis – including Hepatitis C. A testament to the notion that what we eat influences our health, foods that reduce inflammation are valuable to maintaining wellness in those living with the Hepatitis C virus. Hepatitis C is a disease that causes liver inflammation due to infection with the Hepatitis C virus. This illness typically progresses slowly – with symptoms often taking years or decades to surface. Liver disease progression occurs when…
  • Vigilance Needed During HCV Treatment

    Nicole Cutler L.Ac.
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:54 am
    Just a few decades ago, antibiotics were revered as wonder drugs because they were so effective at curing deadly diseases. While a majority of Americans have benefitted from some form of antibiotics, the evolution of drug resistance has reduced antibiotic effectiveness and created even more dangerous strains of bacteria. Drug treatment for Hepatitis C is approaching the same miraculous status as antibiotics used to occupy. New drug combinations are eliminating the Hepatitis C virus in record numbers; however, resistance to these medications is yet to be fully realized. The antibiotic era…
  • 5 Foods and Supplements to Reduce Hepatitis C-Related Fatigue

    Nicole Cutler L.Ac.
    11 Mar 2015 | 6:24 am
    Fatigue is a common and debilitating symptom for many people with Hepatitis C – making energy management a top priority. When it comes to self-help, there are at least a dozen aspects of reducing fatigue that are valid and useful. Included in the myriad of options for boosting energy levels is eating the right foods and taking the right supplements. This practical guide will outline five top foods and supplements to help restore the vigor that Hepatitis C is known to zap. Fatigue is highly subjective and hard to quantify, making it a challenging symptom to contend with. Most frequently,…
  • Warning: Food Dyes Pose Liver-Related Risks

    Nicole Cutler L.Ac.
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:02 am
    Impact of Food Color on the Liver Don’t depend on the FDA for your safety. Know which synthetic food dyes may be harmful to your liver. Many of today’s food and beverages represent a striking color of the rainbow, raising their aesthetic appeal. Frequently, manufacturers resort to color additives to achieve the desired, appetizing hue. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is tasked with overseeing the safety and appropriate use of food color additives, but may fall short in protecting the long term wellness of those with a challenged liver. A color additive is any dye, pigment or…
 
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  • CRISPR Antivirus Tool - Cas9 Inibits Hepatitis C In Human Cells

    28 Apr 2015 | 9:26 am
    Researchers have adapted an antiviral enzyme from bacteria called Cas9 into an instrument for inhibiting hepatitis C virus in human cells. Cas9 is part of the CRISPR genetic defense system in bacteria, which scientists have been harnessing to edit DNA in animals, plants and even human cells.
  • EASL 2015: Grazoprevir/ Elbasvir Is Highly Effective for Previously Untreated Hepatitis C

    28 Apr 2015 | 6:16 am
    A 12-week course of the combination of grazoprevir and elbasvir cured 95% of previously untreated people with hepatitis C virus gentoypes 1, 4, or 6, according to results of the C-EDGE trial presented at the European Association for the Study of the Liver 50th International Liver Congress last week in Vienna. However, the study also showed that people with higher baseline HCV viral load and genotype 1a may have a poorer response to this combination, particularly if they have naturally occurring HCV variants that are less sensitive to drugs from the NS5A inhibitor class.
  • New survey shows that half of people with hepatitis suffer from discrimination

    27 Apr 2015 | 11:04 pm
    As many as half of people infected with viral hepatitis have suffered discrimination and one-quarter admit that family members have avoided physical contact with them after finding out they had the infection. A shocking patient survey presented at The International Liver CongressTM 2015 has shown the devastating impact the infection has on their daily lives.
  • Gilead Will Keep Hepatitis C Dominance In Its Grip With Recent Trial Results

    27 Apr 2015 | 6:54 pm
    Gilead's oral triple drug combo was promising for the most common genotype at 6-week treatment durations, which is shorter than the current standard 8 weeks. The 3DAA could be as successful in trials of other genotypes, and if approved could rake in more revenue than Sovaldi alone.
  • Officials advise doctor's patients be tested for hepatitis

    27 Apr 2015 | 2:45 pm
    Health officials are advising former patients of a Santa Barbara physician to get tested for hepatitis and other blood-borne illnesses. The county's Public Health Department said Monday that Dr. Allen Thomashefsky's patients should get tested for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV.
 
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  • Arkansas Subway in Hepatitis A Spotlight

    Bill Marler
    14 Apr 2015 | 3:11 pm
    The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is warning of a possible Hepatitis A Virus (Hep A) exposure after a Subway employee in Morrilton tested positive for the virus. The Subway is located at 1812 State Highway 9 Business, just off of Exit 108 on Interstate 40 in Morrilton. Any individual, who has eaten food from the Morrilton Subway between March 25 and April 5 and is experiencing symptoms should contact their primary care provider immediately. Typical symptoms of Hep A include, but are not limited to: fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark urine,…
  • Restaurant Workers to get Hepatitis A Vaccines?

    Bill Marler
    3 Apr 2015 | 8:16 pm
    Shawn Flynn of KWC News reports that a Charlotte restaurant owner is going on the offensive battling perception and health concern over Hepatitis A. “The restaurant industry is thriving,” said Jon Dressler, owner of three Charlotte-area restaurants. That’s one reason he opened his third shop last Fall, Dogwood Southern Table in SouthPark.  Last month, however, he received a call no one wants to get. “We were contacted by the Mecklenburg Health Department that one of our employees had contacted Hep A while on vacation,” said Dressler. “It’s not a cleanliness issue, it’s…
  • Buffalo’s Casa di Pizza Link in Hepatitis A Worry

    Bill Marler
    22 Mar 2015 | 12:28 pm
    POLONCARZ, BURSTEIN ANNOUNCE PUBLIC HEALTH CLINICS TO PREVENT HEPATITIS A OUTBREAK Confirmed Case of Hepatitis A in Local Restaurant Worker; Low Risk that Patrons during Specific March Time Frame May Have Been Exposed County Executive, Health Commissioner Outline Precautionary Public Health Clinics for Response ERIE COUNTY, NY— Today, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein to announce two precautionary public health clinics being held by the Erie County Department of Health (“ECDOH”) in response to the recent…
  • La Toque restaurant and the Bank Café and Bar at the Westin Verasa Napa Hotel in Napa Linked in Hepatitis A Scare

    Bill Marler
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:45 pm
    Officials with the Napa County, CA, Public Health Division are investigating an unusual outbreak of Hepatitis A cases in the past two weeks, reportedly the first there in more than five years. The suspected source has not yet been announced. Two of the five confirmed cases are employees at La Toque restaurant and the Bank Café and Bar at the Westin Verasa Napa Hotel in Napa, CA. The other three are not connected to the restaurants or other public places, health officials said. People who ate or drank at either restaurant between Feb. 9 and Feb. 26 may have been exposed to the Hepatitis A…
  • Mecklenburg County Health Offering Hepatitis A Vaccines

    Bill Marler
    17 Feb 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Karen Garloch of the Charlotte Observer reports that the Mecklenburg County Health Department is offering Hepatitis A vaccine clinics for patrons who visited the Dogwood Southern Table and Bar during dinner hours on Feb. 4-Feb. 10. A Dogwood employee who developed a hepatitis A infection did not prepare food, but was responsible for cleaning silverware and glasses and delivering food to tables. The employee did not work at the restaurant after Feb. 10, so there is no risk to patrons who ate at there after that date. Health officials are encouraging people who visited the restaurant on Feb. 4…
 
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  • EASL2015-Sofosbuvir Plus Ribavirin Provides High SVR at 12 Weeks in HCV Genotypes 2 and 3

    28 Apr 2015 | 6:36 am
    Sofosbuvir Plus Ribavirin Provides High Sustained Virological Response at 12 Weeks in Patients With Hepatitis C Virus Genotypes 2 and 3: Presented at EASLBy Chris BerrieVIENNA, Austria -- April 27, 2015 -- Combinations of sofosbuvir plus ribavirin with and without pegylated-interferon alpha-2a (PEG-interferon) are well tolerated and provide high sustained virological response at 12 weeks (SVR12) in patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes 2 and 3, according to results of an open-label, phase 3 study presented at the International Liver Congress, the 50th Annual Meeting of the European…
  • Single Pill Combination Therapy For Some Hepatitis C Subtypes

    26 Apr 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Single Pill Combination Therapy For Some Hepatitis C SubtypesPosted on April 26, 2015Source-MedicalResearch .com Interview with:Stefan Zeuzem, MDProfessor of MedicineChief Department of MedicineGoethe University HospitalFrankfurtMedical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?Dr. Zeuzem: Interferon- and ribavirin-free regimens are needed to treat HCV infection. The objective of the study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of grazoprevir (NS3/4A-protease-inhibitor) and elbasvir (NS5A-inhibitor) in previously untreated patients with chronic…
  • Weekend Reading - EASL Updates and CCO Article:When Should Patients on the Liver Transplant Waitlist Receive HCV Therapy?

    26 Apr 2015 | 10:43 am
    Weekend Reading - When Should Patients on the Liver Transplant Waitlist Receive HCV Therapy?Good afternoon folks, welcome back to another edition of "Weekend Reading."Today we have a few EASL updates, but first up an article published at Clinical Care Opitions this past Friday; "When Should Patients on the Liver Transplant Waitlist Receive HCV Therapy?" by John Roberts, MD.The good doctor offers us his expert opinion on which patients should receive HCV treatment before transplantation.An excerpt;Now that highly tolerable, highly effective HCV treatments are available,…
  • Hepatitis C screening essential to help catch patients with advanced liver fibrosis

    26 Apr 2015 | 6:52 am
    Hepatitis C screening essential to help catch patients with advanced liver fibrosisResearch validates the current recommendation that screening for hepatitis C, particularly among high-risk groups, is vital.April 25, 2015, Vienna, Austria: Study results presented today at The International Liver Congress™ 2015 show that the occurrence of advanced liver fibrosis is similar for patients infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), whether or not they have been diagnosed.Most individuals with HCV remain asymptomatic, which makes the diagnosis difficult. The study authors used the hypothesis that…
  • Achillion Presents Results on ACH-3102 and ACH-3422 at EASL

    25 Apr 2015 | 11:50 am
    Achillion Presents Detailed Clinical Results on ACH-3102 and ACH-3422 at the International Liver Congress- Two late breaker presentations detail previously announced 100% SVR12 in Phase 2 trial evaluating 6- or 8-weeks of treatment with ACH-3102 and sofosbuvir in genotype 1 HCV patients and Phase 1 proof-of-concept results with ACH-3422 -- Clinical virology presentation continues to support improved barrier to resistance with ACH-3102 -VIENNA, Austria, April 25, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ACHN) today presented two late breaker posters at the…
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