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Liver Cancer Found in Hepatitis C Patients on New Antivirals

RECOMMENDATIONSEMA Expands Review of New HCV DrugsNew Hep C Treatments Cause Adverse Effects in the ElderlyNew Treatments Not Enough to Eliminate Hepatitis CMy AlertsClick the topic below to receive emails when new articles are available.Add “Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)”RELATED DRUGS & DISEASESHepatitis CChronic Hepatitis C PathologyPediatric Hepatitis CIn this cohort, 237 patients were infected with hepatitis C genotype 1, 191 had received previous antiviral treatment, and 59 had been successfully treated for hepatocellular carcinoma.Contrast-enhanced ultrasonography and CT scans or MRIs were performed at baseline to exclude active hepatocellular carcinoma, and then again 12 and 24 weeks after treatment.During the follow-up period, 26 of the 344 patients (7.6%) were diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma. 536 more words

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HIV & AIDS Information :: People treated for hepatitis C have unexpectedly high rate of liver cancer recurrence

People treated for hepatitis C have unexpectedly high rate of liver cancer recurrenceLiz HighleymanProduced in collaboration with hivandhepatitis.comPublished: 29 April 2016Hepatitis C patients with cirrhosis who were treated with direct-acting antivirals had about twice the expected likelihood of developing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), with the excess risk seen in people with a previous history of HCC, according to research presented at the recent 2016 International Liver Congress in Barcelona. 683 more words

2016

HIV & AIDS Information :: Hepatitis C therapy improves quality of life for people who inject drugs, but reinfection risk remains

Hepatitis C therapy improves quality of life for people who inject drugs, but reinfection risk remainsKeith AlcornProduced in collaboration with hivandhepatitis.comPublished: 06 May 2016Jump toHCV reinfectionReferencesPeople on opiate substitution therapy can be successfully treated with grazoprevir/elbasvir (Zepatier), leading to improvements in some aspects of quality of life, according to findings from the C-EDGE CO-STAR study presented at the 2016 International Liver Congress last month in Barcelona. 686 more words

2016

Liver Cancer Found in Hepatitis C Patients on New Antivirals

AND THEY WONDER WHY I AM HESITANT.

BARCELONA, Spain — In a surprising number of patients with hepatitis C and cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma develops within weeks of starting treatment with direct-acting antivirals, new research suggests.”I do not think that direct-acting antivirals are directly responsible,” said lead investigator Stefano Brillanti, MD, from the University of Bologna, Italy.”The hypothesis is that immune surveillance may be reduced too rapidly,” he told Medscape Medical News. 48 more words

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Gan Kim Yong ah... why you say name means shame leh?

The ostensible reason for the reluctance to name the officers punished for their role/inaction in the SGH case is that doing so could breed a culture of blame. 793 more words

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Welcome to the HCV AdvocateAUGUST 28, 2015 BY ALAN FRANCISCUSWelcome to the HCV Advocate website.Welcome! If you are new to our Website or the latest design I hope that your experience will be a productive one.   190 more words

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Harvoni is Safe and Effective in Seniors With Hepatitis C - HEP

Gilead Sciences’ Harvoni (ledipasvir/sofosbuvir) is safe and effective in treating hepatitis C virus (HCV) among individuals age 65 and up, Reuters Health reports. Publishing their findings in the journal Hepatology, researchers analyzed data on 2,293 people with hep C enrolled in four Phase III trials of Harvoni.  152 more words

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