Now That We Have a Cure for Hepatitis C, What Are the Next Treatment Challenges?

Within the next few years, several pipeline hepatitis C (HCV) drugs are expected to be approved in the United States, ensuring that even the most difficult-to-treat patients will soon be able to be cured, according to experts interviewed at The Liver Meeting in Boston. "Very few patients are being warehoused because there are only a few very niche special populations left," noted Robert Brown, M.D., M.P.H., Gladys and Roland Harriman Professor of Medicine

Hepatitis C Damage Doesn’t Stop at the Liver, Renal Failure Risk Seen

A new study of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients shows untreated hepatitis C virus infection (HCV) leads to a more precipitous decrease in kidney function, a decline more likely to become end-stage renal disease (ERD) Reporting at IDWeek 2016 in New Orleans, LA, Sara Tartof, PhD, MPH, of the Kaiser Permanente Southern California (KPSC) Research & Evaluation Department in Pasadena, CA, and colleagues found CKD patients with untreated HCV were one a