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...

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