Hepatitis

Case of Psoriasis Remission After Hepatitis C Treatment

Case of Psoriasis Remission After Hepatitis C Treatment

A case of remission of psoriasis after treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus has been described.

ACIP Issues Updated Recommendations for Preventing HBV Infection

ACIP Issues Updated Recommendations for Preventing HBV Infection

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The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has issued updated recommendations for HBV prevention.

New Two-Dose Hepatitis B Vaccine for Adults Now Available

New Two-Dose Hepatitis B Vaccine for Adults Now Available

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Dynavax Technologies announced the availability of a two-dose hepatitis B vaccine for adults.

Provider-Pharmacy Collaboration Reduces DAA Initiation Delays in HCV

Provider-Pharmacy Collaboration Reduces DAA Initiation Delays in HCV

Reduced DAA delays and denials for patients with HCV reduced with provider-pharmacy collaboration.

Hepatitis B Vaccination Prevalence Low in Patients With HIV

Hepatitis B Vaccination Prevalence Low in Patients With HIV

More than one-third of adult US HIV patients miss opportunities to initiate hepatitis B vaccination.

Statewide Increase in Hepatitis C Virus Vertical Transmission Found

Statewide Increase in Hepatitis C Virus Vertical Transmission Found

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State medical surveillance data suggest that the risk for mother-to-infant vertical transmission of hepatitis C virus is increasing.

Treatment Regimens and Recommendations for HIV/HCV Coinfection

Treatment Regimens and Recommendations for HIV/HCV Coinfection

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Experts discuss the management of drug-drug interactions in patients receiving treatment for HIV and HCV coinfection.

High Rates of SVR With Interferon-Free DAA for HCV GT1, Advanced Fibrosis

High Rates of SVR With Interferon-Free DAA for HCV GT1, Advanced Fibrosis

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Ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir and dasabuvir with or without ribavirin demonstrated high rates of adherence and SVR in different HCV patient subgroups, including patients with advanced fibrosis combined with chronic comorbidities.

Efficacy of Direct-Acting Antivirals for HCV Clearance in Older Adults

Efficacy of Direct-Acting Antivirals for HCV Clearance in Older Adults

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Investigators evaluated whether unfavorable outcomes were prevented once sustained virologic response was achieved in older adults with HCV.

SVR Achieved With Sofosbuvir, Grazoprevir/Elbasvir Plus Ribavirin in HCV

SVR Achieved With Sofosbuvir, Grazoprevir/Elbasvir Plus Ribavirin in HCV

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Safety and efficacy of sofosbuvir plus grazoprevir/elbasvir plus ribavirin was evaluated in individuals who did not achieve sustained virological response on NS5A or NS3-based therapy and RAS failure.

High Rates of SVR With DAAs in HCV/HIV Coninfection

High Rates of SVR With DAAs in HCV/HIV Coninfection

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The advent of direct acting antiviral (DAA) agent therapies has resulted in significant improvements in treatment rates for those with co-infection.

HBV, HCV Increases All-Cause, Liver-Related Mortality in HIV

HBV, HCV Increases All-Cause, Liver-Related Mortality in HIV

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Hepatitis B and hepatitis C may increase mortality risks in patients with HIV.

Efficacy of LDV/SOF for Retreatment of Chronic HCV in SOF-Experienced Patients

Efficacy of LDV/SOF for Retreatment of Chronic HCV in SOF-Experienced Patients

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The highest SVR12 rates were obtained with 12 weeks of LDV/SOF+RBV in noncirrhotic participants and by extending the duration of LDV/SOF treatment to 24 weeks in cirrhotic individuals.

Liver Damage Worse in Women With HBV/HCV Coinfection, Risky Drinking

Liver Damage Worse in Women With HBV/HCV Coinfection, Risky Drinking

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The combined presence of alcohol abuse, HBV, and HCV generates an additive effect on the risk of cirrhosis in women than in men.

Low Supply of Hepatitis A Vaccine Due to Ongoing Outbreaks

Low Supply of Hepatitis A Vaccine Due to Ongoing Outbreaks

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The CDC has stated that supply of the adult hepatitis A vaccine is currently constrained due to ongoing outbreaks in US cities.

The Changing Face of HCV: Role of the Opioid Epidemic

The Changing Face of HCV: Role of the Opioid Epidemic

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The opioid epidemic has fueled the transmission of HCV, particularly among younger persons, who are often unaware of their risks and prevented from receiving timely treatment due to a variety of care barriers, even in settings ideally suited to identifying and treating HCV.

Association Between HBV, HCV and Age-Related Cataracts

Association Between HBV, HCV and Age-Related Cataracts

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High aspartate aminotransferase levels completely mediated the effects of HBV infection on any cataract.

Elevated Levels of HBV DNA and HBsAg May Increase Liver Cancer Risk

Elevated Levels of HBV DNA and HBsAg May Increase Liver Cancer Risk

Elevated levels of hepatitis B virus DNA and hepatitis B surface antigen are associated with increased risks of liver cancer.

Drinking Coffee Reduces Mortality in HIV/HCV Coinfection

Drinking Coffee Reduces Mortality in HIV/HCV Coinfection

Drinking 3 or more cups of coffee per day halves all-cause mortality risk in patients co-infected with HIV/hepatitis C virus.

Racial Disparities in HCV Incidence and Treatment Outcomes

Racial Disparities in HCV Incidence and Treatment Outcomes

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Racial disparities in HCV treatment outcomes can be partially explained by the differences in underlying immune/genetic characteristics of patients.

FDA Approves Labeling Update for Several HCV Drugs

FDA Approves Labeling Update for Several HCV Drugs

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Updated labeling has been provided for several treatments for hepatitis C virus infections.

ACP, CDC Provides Best Practice Advice on Hepatitis B Management

ACP, CDC Provides Best Practice Advice on Hepatitis B Management

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Screening, vaccination, and linkage to care will reduce the high costs associated with hepatitis B infection.

Effectiveness of Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir for Acute HCV Infection in HIV

Effectiveness of Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir for Acute HCV Infection in HIV

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Study evaluated the optimal duration of ledipasvir/sofosbuvir for the treatment of acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in HIV.

Preventing HCV Transmission: Utility of Needle/Syringe Programs

Preventing HCV Transmission: Utility of Needle/Syringe Programs

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Needle/syringe programs (NSPs) have proven to be effective and moderately effective in preventing transmission of HCV infection and minimizing drug-related harms among people who inject drugs in Europe and North America, respectively.

Preventing HBV Reactivation During Immunosuppressive Treatment

Preventing HBV Reactivation During Immunosuppressive Treatment

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Although it is commonly accepted that lamivudine prophylaxis should be started a few weeks before chemotherapy is administered, the best time for lamivudine discontinuation is still controversial.

Reduced Risk of Hepatic Steatosis in HIV/HCV Coinfection With Cannabis Use

Reduced Risk of Hepatic Steatosis in HIV/HCV Coinfection With Cannabis Use

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Daily cannabis use remained significantly associated with lower odds of steatosis even after adjustment for BMI, which is known to be inversely correlated with cannabis use.

FDA Approves New Hepatitis B Vaccine for Adults

FDA Approves New Hepatitis B Vaccine for Adults

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The FDA approves new hepatitis B virus vaccine for adults.

Increasing HCV Screening Using Electronic Health Record Prompts

Increasing HCV Screening Using Electronic Health Record Prompts

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The rates of anti-HCV orders and tests were collected from 4 medical specialties within a 30 mile radius of University of Michigan, Ann Arbor campus.

A New Treatment Option for Patients With HCV and Severe Renal Impairment

A New Treatment Option for Patients With HCV and Severe Renal Impairment

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Glecaprevir, an NS3/4A protease inhibitor, and pibrentasvir, an NS5A inhibitor, exhibit potent antiviral activity across all six major HCV genotypes.

Hepatitis C Transmission With Increased Risk Donor Organs Examined

Hepatitis C Transmission With Increased Risk Donor Organs Examined

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Given the ongoing shortage of liver grafts, transplantation from HCV increased-risk donors to anti-HCV-negative recipients could potentially expand the donor pool.

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