The Week in Review: Feb 24, 2017 – March 3, 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017 News Recap Top of the news is an upcoming conference/webinar to be held in Prince George that will examine the question:  “Does care for hepatitis C in rural/remote areas differ from that in urban parts of our province, and if so, how?”  On March 6th (11 am – noon), researchers from the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) will try to answer these questions. Núria Chapinal, PhD, an epidemiologist in BCCDC’s Clinical Prevention ...

Diabetes Ups Risk of HCC, Death in Patients With Hepatitis C

For hepatitis C virus-infected patients, diabetes mellitus is associated with increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma development and all-cause mortality, according to a study published online Dec. 8 in the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Ting-Shuo Huang, M.D., from the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Keelung, Taiwan, and colleagues used data from the Taiwanese National Health Insurance Research Database to evaluate the effect of DM on the