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A Public Health Approach to Hepatitis C in an Urban Setting A Public Health Approach to Hepatitis C in an Urban Setting

This study describes the rationale for and components of a public health approach to HCV infection in New York City.American Journal of Public Health
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Publication date: December 2017 Source:The Lancet Global Health, Volume 5, Issue 12 Author(s): Sarah Larney, Amy Peacock, Janni Leung, Samantha Colledge, Matthew Hickman, Peter Vickerman, Jason Grebely, Kostyantyn V Dumchev, Paul Griffiths, Lindsey Hines, Evan B Cunningham, Richard P Mattick, Michael Lynskey, John Marsden, John Strang, Louisa Degenhardt Background People who inject drugs (PWID) are a key population affected by the global HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) epidemics. HIV and HCV prevention interventions for PWID include needle and syringe programmes (NSP), opioid substitution therapy (OST), HIV counselling an...
Source: The Lancet Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Abstract The prevalence of type 2 diabetes is increasing in epidemic proportions worldwide. Evidence suggests body iron overload is frequently linked and observed in patients with type 2 diabetes. Body iron metabolism is based on iron conservation and recycling by which only a part of the daily need is replaced by duodenal absorption. The principal liver-produced peptide called hepcidin plays a fundamental role in iron metabolism. It directly binds to ferroportin, the sole iron exporter, resulting in the internalization and degradation of ferroportin. However, inappropriate production of hepcidin has been shown to...
Source: Acta Haematologica - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Acta Haematol Source Type: research
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has become a common worldwide condition, the prevalence of which continues to increase with the worldwide surge in the incidence of obesity and diabetes. In the United States alone, NAFLD affects between 60 and 100 million people, including 10% of American children. The spectrum of disease ranges from simple, nonclinically significant hepatic steatosis to steatohepatitis (NASH) to cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, and decompensated liver disease. In 2016, NAFLD was reported to surpass hepatitis C as the leading indication for liver transplantation among adults under the age of 50...
Source: Clinics in Liver Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Preface Source Type: research
The opioid epidemic is having an effect on hepatitis C and HIV transmissions, new state-by-state data show, but funding shortcomings are translating into treatment gaps that have some experts worried.Medscape Medical News
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More fallout from the U.S. opioid epidemic: Wisconsin has seen a near doubling of women on Medicaid who have the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in pregnancy.
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More fallout from the U.S. opioid epidemic: Wisconsin has seen a near doubling of women on Medicaid who have the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in pregnancy.
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THURSDAY, Oct. 26, 2017 -- More fallout from the U.S. opioid epidemic: Wisconsin has seen a near doubling of women on Medicaid who have the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in pregnancy. In turn, this has fueled a rise in babies born with the dangerous...
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(University of New South Wales) Two reviews of the global prevalence of injecting drug use and of interventions to prevent the spread of blood borne viruses among people who inject drugs are published today in leading international journal The Lancet Global Health.
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Details the increased rates of Hepatitis C and how they correlate to the opioid epidemic by looking at West Virginia, which has the highest rates of overdose deaths and new hepatitis B and C infections in the country. Because those infected with hepatitis often do not display symptoms immediately, the disease can go untreated for years, leading eventually to end-stage liver disease. This is one among many diseases that are rising in the midst of the opioid epidemic, and although there is a treatment for it, for many it is not affordable. (May require subscription to view full article.)
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Source: Hepatology - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Viral Hepatitis Source Type: research
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