Rates of HIV and Hepatitis Infections in Clients Entering Heroin-Assisted Treatment between 2003 and 2013 and Risk Factors for Hepatitis C Infection
Conclusion: Our results highlight the fact that efforts to prevent and test for infections and to promote vaccination against HAV and HBV in heroin users need to be continued.Eur Addict Res 2016;22:181-191
Authors: Hernández Bustabad A, Morales Arráez D, González A, de Vera A, Díaz-Flores F, Lecuona Fernández M, Gómez-Sirvent JL, Avellón Calvo A, Hernández-Guerra M Abstract OBJECTIVES: there has been a global increase in the incidence of hepatitis A infection. The aim of this study was to examine the characteristics of the increase in our region and the degree of adherence to the recommended hygienic measures after discharge from hospital. METHODS: demographic, clinical and biochemical variables were collected from patients with acute hepatitis A in our heal...
CONCLUSION: integrin αvβ6 could be a predictive marker for the progression of liver cirrhosis associated with HBV infection. Further studies are needed to determine the association between the expression of integrin αvβ6 in hepatitis B and HBV-associated HCC liver tissues. PMID: 32450701 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusions: LB is widely used in clinical practice as an irreplaceable diagnostic tool, even in the era of noninvasiveness. Ultrasonography-guided LB can be performed safely in patients with liver cirrhosis. PMID: 32447878 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
In conclusion, propranolol is associated with decreased risk of HCC incidence in patients with AC. PMID: 32454812 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Publication date: Available online 27 May 2020Source: Preventive MedicineAuthor(s): Brittany L. Rosen, Christopher Wheldon, Erika L. Thompson, Sarah Maness, Philip M. Massey
News Roundup: President Obama Announces Actions to Address the Prescription Opioid Abuse and Heroin Epidemic • HHS Issues Guidance on Federal Funding for Syringe Services Programs • Other Recent Legislation, Guidelines, and Measures to Address Drug Addiction • CDC: 75% Increase in Reported Hepatitis C Deaths Between 2003 and 2013 • National Academies: Eliminating Hepatitis B and C Is Feasible, But Will Require Substantial Resources and Resolve • Focus on HIV Among Transgender People • HIV Treatment Dramatically Decreases Opportunistic Infections in Low- and Middle-Income Nations • Limited...