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Hepatitis B and C - An Action Plan for Saving Lives in Europe

Last year, leading experts, institutions, patient organisations and pharmaceutical industry representatives met and agreed that the major recommendations produced between 2011 and 2014 should be compiled into one comprehensive document, to make it easier for policy makers, decision makers, civil society organisations and healthcare institutions to tackle viral hepatitis effectively.

Published
20 May 2015
From
European Liver Patients Association
Statin use associated with lower risk of liver decompensation and death in hepatitis C patients with cirrhosis

People with hepatitis and liver cirrhosis were significantly less likely to progress to decompensated disease and less likely to die if they used statins to control blood

Published
19 May 2015
By
Liz Highleyman
If I'm Cured of Hepatitis C, When Is It Safe to Drink Again?

Doctors say the answer lies in whether a patient is honest about their alcohol use and how much damage the liver sustained before treatment.

Published
19 May 2015
From
Healthline
People with hepatitis C have higher cancer rates, even when excluding liver cancer

Hepatitis C patients in the Kaiser Permanente Southern California health maintenance organisation had significantly increased cancer rates compared to members without HCV infection, researchers reported at the European

Published
13 May 2015
By
Liz Highleyman
Joint Pain a Major Issue in Chronic HCV Infection

Patient-reported joint pain is prevalent in those with chronic monoinfection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) or monoinfection with immunodeficiency virus (HIV), as well as in patients with HIV/HCV coinfection, according to a study published online in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders on April 19, 2015. But chronic HCV patients report more arthralgia.

Published
05 May 2015
From
MedPage Today
Alcohol misuse the strongest predictor of severe liver damage and death in French people with hepatitis C

People with hepatitis C have a much greater risk of liver-related hospitalisation or death if they have an alcohol use disorder or another serious comorbidity such as

Published
27 April 2015
By
Keith Alcorn
Advanced liver damage is common in people with undiagnosed hepatitis C in US survey

Around one in five people with hepatitis C in the United States who do not know of their infection may already have advanced liver damage and be

Published
25 April 2015
By
Keith Alcorn
Cepheid announces European approval of Xpert HCV Viral Load

Quantitative test for rapid measurement of hepatitis C virus viral load and confirmation of HCV infection delivers on-demand results in less than 2 hours.

Published
16 April 2015
From
Cepheid press release
Progression to severe fibrosis or cirrhosis is common among baby boomers with hepatitis C in the US

The burden of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is high in the US, with a substantial number of individuals born between 1945 and 1965 having advanced liver

Published
03 March 2015
By
Liz Highleyman
Study: Door-to-door campaign linked hepatitis C patients to care

Working on the streets in medically underserved Philadelphia neighborhoods, members of the Do One Thing program have been able to identify residents chronically infected with hepatitis C and help them overcome the hurdles that prevent people from being cured, according to a new study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Published
16 February 2015
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
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