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Deaths from viral Hepatitis B and C have surpassed HIV/AIDS in many countries, including Australia and in Western Europe, according to an analysis of the 2010 Global Burden of Disease study.
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A combination of 2 direct-acting antivirals developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb , daclatasvir and asunaprevir, cured 90% of previously untreated people with genotype 1b hepatitis C in 24 weeks, without the need for pegylated interferon or ribavirin, Michael Manns of Hannover Medical School reported at the 49thEASL International Liver Congress in ... (more)
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A novel assay for the detection of hepatitis C virus RNA in serum specimens has been developed using magnetic nanoparticles and unmodified cationic gold nanoparticles ."
Discovered in 1989, HCV infects an estimated 185 million people worldwide, more than 80% of whom live in low- and middle-income countries.
Sofosbuvir plus ribavirin is a safe option that can lead to sustained response for people with advanced liver disease including those with decompensated cirrhosis and portal hypertension and patients who experience severe hepatitis recurrence after a liver transplant, researchers reported last week at the 49thEASL International Liver Congress in ... (more)
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The warning comes as officials help Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties respond after a case of Hepatitis A in a food handler.
Gary Peltz helped bioengineer a line of mice whose livers were largely replaced with human liver cells, giving researchers a better model for assessing whether drugs might be toxic to human livers.
Now the question seems to be shifting to just how much share rivals like AbbVie showed a 98% SVR12 in genotype-1, treatment-naive patients.
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a mechanism that explains why people with the hepatitis C virus get liver disease and why the virus is able to persist in the body for so long.
Solvadi, a new drug that can help combat hepatitis C, is being hailed as a " turning point " in the treatment of the liver disease.
The Health Dept will offer free Hepatitis A vaccines to restaurant patrons and employees starting Saturday, April 12 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, April 13 from 11a.m.-3 p.m. and Monday, April 14 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Rockland County Fire Training Center, 35 Firemens Memorial Drive in Pomona 845-364-2997 NYACK - The Rockland County Health ... (more)
Adding pegylated interferon to entecavir led to greater HBV viral load decline and higher likelihood of serological response in HBeAg positive chronic hepatitis B patients, but adding interferon after a short course of antivirals did not appear to improve response, according to a set of studies presented at the 49thEASL International Liver Congress ... (more)
April 14, 2014 -- Last week, the World Health Organization strongly endorsed two new oral drugs that fight hepatitis C, a liver -damaging virus.
T exas is reconsidering whether to impose strict limits on Gilead Sciences' $84,000 hepatitis C treatment for patients on the state's Medicaid health plan for the poor, at the urging of outside advisers, a state official said on Friday.