The Week in Review: February 9 – February 16, 2018

Friday, February 16, 2018 News Recap: HCV & Heart Disease: Evolving Recognition of Chronic Hepatitis C Infection as a Modifiable Risk Factor for CVD. This article examines the evidence for clinical and subclinical cardiovascular diseases in chronic hepatitis c infection, as well as the effect of treatment on cardiovascular outcomes. News from Around the World: NZ: Thousands of Hepatitis C sufferers unaware a cure is within reach. A Hepatitis...

Hepatitis C drugs not being accessed by thousands of Australians with the disease

Hundreds of thousands of Australians with hepatitis C are failing to access new curative drugs, despite the Government subsidising them at huge cost to the taxpayer. The trend means the Government is at risk of missing its target to eradicate hepatitis C and of spending far more than necessary on the treatments. Hepatitis Australia said fewer than half as many people were accessing the direct acting antivirals as they were immediately after they were f

GET TESTED: 1 in 30 baby boomers have Hepatitis C, 70 percent are unaware

The following is from the USA and we ALL know that the same situation exists in Canada...except for the idiots in the Federal government who think that for some reason it doesn't! "It's a stigma that can be ... you never know what people are going to say," she said. "Ask your doctor about it. Try to educate yourself. Don't be afraid to ask questions." Sears said it's important that people in Brashear's age group, baby boomers, get tested for Hepatitis

Delayed HBV, HCV diagnosis may increase advanced liver disease

Despite rates of hepatitis B- and hepatitis C-related cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma declining over the years in New South Wales, Australia, researchers insist that delayed infection notification can lead to increased risk for advanced liver disease and hepatitis screening efforts should be enforced for prevention purposes, per published findings. Researchers, including Maryam Alavi, BSc, MSc, PhD, research associate at The Kirby Institute, Austra

Weighing Longer Lengths of Stay Against Potential Hepatitis C Detection

Screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) means a modestly longer length of stay (LOS) in the emergency department (ED), according to a recent study. Conducted by Douglas A. E. White of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Alameda Health System, Highland Hospital in Oakland, CA, and colleagues, the study was published in PLOS One On October 19, 2016. “The surprisingly high rates of undiagnosed HCV infection among ED patients highlights the import role EDs

Testing finds thousands of patients with hepatitis C in one Alabama emergency room

Doctors in the emergency department at UAB Hospital have identified 2,436 patients with the liver disease hepatitis C since they began widespread testing in 2013, including an alarming number of young injection drug users. Hepatitis C is a viral liver disease that is usually spread by contact with the blood of an infected person. The virus attacks the liver and can cause inflammation, scarring and cancer. Some patients with untreated hepatitis C could req