Weekly Bull December 2017

The Week in Review: December 22, 2017 – December 29, 2017 Friday, December-29-17 News Recap The Year in Review!   Read more…http://hepcbc.ca/2017/12/29/week-review-december-22-december-29-2017/ The Week in Review: December 15, 2017 – December 22, 2017 Friday, December-22-17 News Recap Did you know that there are now 8 genotypes and 84 subtypes of HCV, all of which respond to Vosevi?  Also in the news, Telemedicine, transplanting infected li...

The Week in Review: January 5 – January 12, 2018

Friday, January 12, 2018 News Recap: Officials warn customers of London, Ont., nail salon to get tested for HIV, hepatitis B, C. The Middlesex-London Health Unit issued an alert warning clients of Cali Nails in the White Oaks Mall that they should talk to their doctors. A customer who contracted hepatitis B went to the salon for a manicure and pedicure. The advisory is for anyone who visited the salon between May 4, 2017, and Jan. 5, 2018. Dynavax...

The Week in Review: December 22 – December 29, 2017

Friday, December 29, 2017 News Recap: The Year in Review Another year has come and gone; and what a year it has been!  Again, major breakthroughs in HCV treatment made their way to the public, with new options for re-treatment, shorter treatment and ease of treatment.  The new pan-genotypic treatments require less testing and some of the newer drugs have drastically lower prices! In Canada, especially in BC, we are fortunate because BC PharmaCare...

The Week in Review: December 15 – December 22, 2017

Friday, December 22, 2017 News Recap: Eight Genotypes: Did you know that there are now 8 genotypes and 84 subtypes of HCV that have been identified?  On the one hand this is terrible news; but on the other, a study presented at AASLD 2017 found that Vosevi was effective against them all.  Eight Genotypes and 84 Subtypes of HCV. Telemedicine: Did you know that Project ECHO (Extension for Community Health Outcomes), a fast-growing international tele...

The Week in Review: December 8 – December 15, 2017

Friday, December 15, 2017 News Recap: 8 updates on liver transplantation outcomes for 2017: Over the past year, researchers and physicians have reported changes among the leading indications on the liver waitlist and improvements in transplantation outcomes. In this article, Healio.com/Hepatology presents recent reports on waitlist mortality risks, improved pediatric liver transplantation outcomes, and the positive effects of HCV treatment on transpl...

Weekly Bull November 2017

The Week in Review: November 17, 2017 – November 24, 2017 Friday, November-24-17 News Recap HAV epidemic and vaccine shortage in the USA, another study on the benefits of Coffee, interview with Dr. Jordan Feld on HCV screening guidelines in Canada, new HBV screening recommendations in the USA. Read more…http://hepcbc.ca/2017/11/24/week-review-november-17-november-24-2017/ The Week in Review: November 10, 2017 – November 17, 2017 Friday, Novem...

The Week in Review: December 1 – December 8, 2017

Friday, December 8, 2017 News Recap: URGENT BC Patient and Caregiver Input Request: Vosevi. We need to hear your voice! Patient and Caregiver input is requested by BC PharmaCare on Gilead’s combo of sofosbuvir, velpatasvir, and voxilaprevir (SOF-VEL-VOX or Vosevi™) for Genotypes 1-6. Personal Stories This week we have two great stories of triumphing over HepC: Aidain’s ‘I will never forget the day I found out I had hepatitis c’, and Patric...

The Week in Review: November 17 – November 24, 2017

Friday, November 24, 2017 News Recap: HAV Top of the hepatitis news is the growing HAV epidemic in the US.  Apparently the current supply of the HAV vaccine is "not sufficient to support demand," the CDC told CNN in a written statement.  You can read more about the vaccine shortage here. Coffee Also in the news is yet another study on the benefits of coffee, this one sponsored by the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee. Excuse me whil...

The Week in Review: November 10 – November 17, 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017 News Recap: AASLD 2017 HCV Clinical Guidelines and Patient Management highlights from The Liver Meeting 2017. Thanks to the Canadian Society for International Health we are able to share this excellent presentation, by Dr. Curtis Cooper, on highlights from AASLD 2017. Liver Cancer Global Perspectives on Hepatocellular Carcinoma.  Be sure to check out this excellent article! A panel of international oncology experts rece...

The Week in Review: November 4 – November 10, 2017

Friday, November 10, 2017 News Recap: Canada: Updated List of Physicians in British Columbia Currently Treating Hepatitis B and/or Hepatitis C. HepCBC has updated its list of Doctors in BC who treat HCV and HBV. Direct-Acting Antiviral Therapy Outcomes in Canadian Chronic Hepatitis C Telemedicine Patients. Many of the 300,000 HCV-infected Canadians live in under-served and remote areas without access to HCV healthcare specialists. Telemedicine (T...