Blood victim finally told she is free of Hepatitis C – 29 years after becoming infected

Hello Canada:  This is what happens to a person who is cured of hepatitis C after 29 years of ravaging by the virus!!  Is anyone listening?  TREAT NOW! A victim of the contaminated blood scandal has been told she is now free of Hepatitis C – 29 years after she was given a transfusion. While she has to wait another six months to ensure no traces of the disease return, Michelle Tolley, 51, from Sparham said she is now “very hopeful”. The mother of fou

Study Finds Patients with Hepatitis C Have Higher Hospitalization Rate

A study that explored the healthcare burden of chronic infection of the hepatitis C virus found that patients with the disease were more than 3 times likely to be hospitalized than patients in a comparison group. Researchers analyzed data collected over seven years from the Chronic Hepatitis Cohort Study, an observational cohort of hepatitis C patients, and compared hospitalization rates with two groups of health system patients. Results of the study,

Challenging hepatitis C-infected liver transplant patients

Caring for liver transplant patients suffering from chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a challenging task for transplant surgeons and primary physicians alike. HCV is the leading cause of liver transplantation in the USA and comes with a myriad of complications that increase morbidity and mortality. This review focuses on patient follow-up, spanning from before the liver transplant occurs to the patient's long-term health. Pretransplant, both don