Study: Unhealthy Alcohol Use After HCV Therapy
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HEPATOLOGY COMMUNICATIONS, VOL. 0, NO. 0, 2019  Alcohol Use and Long-Term Outcomes Among U.S. Veterans Who Received Direct-Acting Antivirals for Hepatitis C Treatment FIG. 3. Association of alcohol use (unhealthy vs. nondrinking) with mortality and liver-related outcomes by SVR and cirrhosis status. Click On Image To Enlarge In summary, this large retrospective study of veterans who received DAA therapy showed that unhealthy alcohol use is associated with a higher risk of mortality and decompensated cirrhosis, with the mortality risk seemingly greatest among patients who did not achieve ..read more
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December 2019 Update -- AASLD has updated its Hepatitis C Guidance
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December 2019 UPDATE -- AASLD has updated its Hepatitis C Guidance AASLD is the leading organization of scientists and health care professionals committed to preventing and curing liver disease. Read Updated Hepatitis C Guidance: https://www.aasld.org/publications/practice-guidelines Of Interest AASLD The Liver Meeting Boston MA November 9-13 2019 December 24, 2019 COMMENTARY Updated Guidance for Hepatitis C Virus Treatment in Primary Care David E. Bernstein, MD Achieving cure is easier now than in the past because DAA agents are highly effective, much easier to tolerate than older HCV tre ..read more
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Putting lives above profits for Hepatitis C treatment
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Asia: The Star Online Saturday, 7 Apr 2018 Putting lives above profits for Hepatitis C treatment by loh foon fong A HIGHLY effective drug which can cure Hepatitis C hit the market in 2013 but five years later, over 70 million people around the world are still not getting the needed treatment. In Malaysia, that was initially the fate of an estimated 400,000 pa­­tients for this disease, amid intense debates whe­ther the cheaper generic version of drugs should be made available to more people ..read more
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Healio - Herbal, dietary supplement-induced liver injury more common in young women
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Healio  Herbal, dietary supplement-induced liver injury more common in young women Medina-Cáliz I, et al. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017;doi:10.1016/j.cgh.2017.12.051. January 9, 2018 Analysis of the Spanish Drug-Induced Liver Injury registry showed that cases of herbal and dietary supplement-induced liver injury were more common in young women than older patients or men and correlated with hepatocellular injury and high levels of transaminases. “Herbal and dietary supplement-induced liver injury is an increasing healthcare problem,” Inmaculada Medina-Cáliz, PhD, from the University of M ..read more
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