The Week in Review: July 21 – July 28, 2017

Friday, July 28, 2017 News Recap WHD 2017 Victoria, BC in Pictures The weather was perfect; the organization and volunteers did great!!!!  The speakers were fabulous!! I only wish more people had shown up!!!  Big thanks to VPWAS and AVI for helping to make this important event a reality! Click on photos to see larger image in a new window! Should we be worried about hepatitis E? Hepatitis E virus infection (HEV) is the most common cause of a...

Liver transplant news to know: Complication prediction and more

Liver transplant indications vary depending on disease — from hepatitis C, to alcoholic liver disease, to cholestatic diseases such as primary biliary cholangitis and primary sclerosing cholangitis. Healio.com/Hepatology presents the top liver transplant studies for July 2017, which include an online app designed to predict cardiovascular complication posttransplant, higher rates of donation among patients with risk exceptions in Eurotransplant countries,

The Week in Review: April 14, 2017 – April 21, 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017 News Recap Canada Well the last report from the final leg of HepCBC’s Road Trip to BC’s Interior 2017 is in. What a journey!! – and so much work!! This report focusses on events in the Kootenay region of BC, and I’m really impressed at how much Rosemary and Cheryl were able to accomplish!  Amazing. Awareness of hepatitis C in BC’s more remote and small communities is growing and this is due to the hard work of the many advocat...

ILC 2017: Curing hepatitis C reduces cardiovascular risk

Curing hepatitis C reduces the risk of cardiovascular events in people with compensated cirrhosis, a large French study presented this week at the International Liver Congress in Amsterdam shows. Presenting the findings, Patrice Cacoub of Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris, stressed the importance of thinking of hepatitis C as a systemic disease that affects the heart, the kidneys, blood vessels, the brain and glucose metabolism through mechanisms that are