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DAA Therapy Associated With Higher Survival in HCV-Related Comorbidities

Patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and comorbidities, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), clinically significant portal hypertension, and cirrhosis were shown to have significantly higher survival rates when treatment included directly acting antiviral agent (DAA) therapy, according to the results of several studies presented at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases’ The Liver…
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New EMR-Based Tools Improve Hepatitis Screening in Various Care Settings

New diagnostic tools used to identify hepatitis C virus (HCV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) utilize simple questionnaires and emergency medical records (EMR) to alert physicians in both primary care and high-volume care settings about patients at risk for viral hepatitis infection or reactivation. The results of these studies were presented at the American Association…
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Hepatitis B Vaccine Responses and Best Practices

Data from 4 studies presented at The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases’ The Liver Meeting 2019, held November 8 to 12 in Boston, Massachusetts, report on safety, effectiveness, and best practice approaches in patients with chronic hepatitis B, including non- and low-responders and obese patients.
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