The Week in Review: May 25 – June 1, 2018

Friday, June 1, 2018 News Recap: HCV: Large Study Confirms DAAs Protect Against HCC When Sustained Viral Response Achieved. Patients with hepatitis C virus who are successfully treated with direct-acting antiviral agents experience a dramatic reduction in their risk for liver cancer, new data show. However, the decrease is much lower for those diagnosed with cirrhosis before starting a DAA. HCV Guidance Updated for Screening and Treating Key Popu...

Hepatitis C Virus Infection Linked to Gut Dysbiosis

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is associated with gut dysbiosis, and the microbiome transition could be a biological indicator of chronic hepatitis C progression in patients with mild liver disease, according to a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. The gut microbiota is closely associated with the progression of liver diseases, and previous studies indicate that gut dysbiosis affects chronic liver disease, including the most severe forms