The Week in Review: October 6 – October 13, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017 News Recap: Research & Discoveries After an intense hunt, researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) can now describe an important part of the disease's guerrilla tactics: how hepatitis C converts innocent cells into outright virus factories.  How hepatitis C hides in the body. Apparently, liver cancer can be caught at an early stage through a newly developed blood test, improving the odd...

Drug Combo Efficacy Examined for Patients with HCV and Kidney Disease

HealthDay News — For patients with stage 4 or 5 chronic kidney disease and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, 12 weeks of treatment with glecaprevir and pibrentasvir [Maviret] results in a high rate of sustained virologic response, according to a study published online October 11 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The researchers found that the sustained virologic response rate was 98%. During treatment, none of the patients had virologic failure, an