The Week in Review: January 19 – January 26, 2018

Friday, January 26, 2018 News Recap: Research and Discoveries: Growing Evidence Shows Hepatitis C Intersects With Other Diseases. As many as three-quarters of individuals with hepatitis C virus (HCV) experience disorders related to the virus beyond the impact on their livers, the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable estimates. HCV-related kidney disease, depression, skin disorders, lymphoma and other conditions can seriously impact a patient, even wi...

Model predicts progression to acute liver failure in chronic HBV

A new prediction model revealed that hepatitis B DNA, international normalized ratio and older age correlated with an increased risk for the development of acute-on-chronic liver failure in patients with acute exacerbation of chronic HBV. “During the natural course of chronic HBV infection, most patients will experience hepatitis flares with various degrees of liver injury,” researchers from the department of infectious disease, Affiliated Hospital of Zun