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HepCBC is a non-profit organization run by and for people infected and affected by hepatitis C. Our mission is to provide education, prevention and support to those living with HCV.

The Best of the Week to You: May 18 - May 25, 2018

Northern Vancouver Island VIRAL HEPATITIS Outreach Roadshow Trip 2018 SlideShow

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Hepatitis C Virus Infection Linked to Gut Dysbiosis

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is associated with gut dysbiosis, and the microbiome transition could be a biological indicator of chronic hepatitis C progression in patients with mild liver disease, according to a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. The gut microbiota is closely associated with the progression of liver diseases, and previous studies indicate that gut dysbiosis affects chronic liver disease, including the most severe forms

The Week in Review: May 18 – May 25, 2018

Friday, May 25, 2018 News Recap: In Brief: Liver Stiffness Measurement as a Potential Screening Tool for Liver-Related Events in HCV. The rate of advanced liver fibrosis in community as opposed to urban settings appears to be significant (16.5%) and often underdiagnosed; therefore, liver stiffness measurement is a feasible community screening tool that can be used to predict liver-related events, according to a study published in the Journal of He...

Liver Stiffness Measurement as a Potential Screening Tool for Liver-Related Events in HCV

The rate of advanced liver fibrosis in the community appears to be significant (16.5%) and often underdiagnosed; therefore, liver stiffness measurement is a feasible community screening tool that can be used to predict liver-related events, according to a study published in the Journal of Hepatology. Chronic hepatitis C is a major health issue that is responsible for more than 1.34 million deaths worldwide annually. Although early identification is associ

Hepatitis C Infections Resulting From Medical Treatment Occur Despite Clear Guidelines

CHICAGO, May 22, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a 10 year span, more than 130,000 patients were notified of medical errors that may have exposed them to blood-borne illness, including Hepatitis C.  However, the majority of these notification events were discovered only after patients became acutely ill rather than through proactive reporting of violations of health safety protocols, according to a review in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Assoc