The Week in Review: April 20 – April 27, 2018

Friday, April 27, 2018 News Recap: Warnings: Synthetic cannabinoids and Hepatitis A could be a fatal combination. On April 9, 2018, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) issued a news release – “Use of Synthetic Cannabinoids Linked to Severe Bleeding in the US,” informing the public about the national outbreak of bleeding illnesses among those consuming synthetic cannabinoids which appear to have been contaminated with a long-...

NCCN: Screen for Liver Cancer in Patients at Risk

In the last 20 years in the United States, the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has tripled from about 2 to 7 per 100,000 adults. In addition to the rising incidence, the cancer is also one of the most deadly, with a 5-year survival rate of only 18%. These comments were made here by Anne Covey, MD, a radiologist from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City, at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) 23rd Annual Confer

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...

Brief: Outcome of HBV and HCV associated HCC occurring after renal transplantation.

Brief: Survival after HCC diagnosis is significantly worse in KTR compared to nontransplanted patients with HBV and/or HCV. Prevention is crucial and should be based on viral eradication/suppression before or after transplantation. PLoS One. 2018 Jan 2;13(1):e0190340. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0190340. eCollection 2018. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27917563