Assessment of stigma among patients infected with hepatitis C virus in Suez City, Egypt

ConclusionPatients with hepatitis C feel stigmatized in different areas; there is a need for implementation of educational programs to raise the awareness of community and health care providers about the stigma of hepatitis C and its negative consequences to act as advocates for their patients.
Source: Journal of Public Health - Category: Health Management Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 22 February 2020Source: Preventive MedicineAuthor(s): Nasser Sharareh, Rachel Hess, Scott White, Angela Dunn, Phillip M. Singer, Jerry CochranAbstractAfter the 2014–2015 HIV outbreak in Scott County, Indiana, United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a nationwide analysis to identify vulnerable counties to an outbreak of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)/Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and prevent such an outbreak in the future. We developed a jurisdiction-level vulnerability assessment for HCV infections associated with injection drug use (IDU) in Utah.We us...
Source: Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 February 2020Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental HepatologyAuthor(s): Kellie Young, Benny Liu, Taft Bhuket, Robert J. WongAbstractBackground &AimsDirect-acting antivirals (DAAs) are expected to improve outcomes for hepatitis C virus (HCV) patients following liver transplantation (LT). We aim to evaluate trends in post-LT outcomes with availability of DAAs.MethodsWe retrospectively evaluated U.S. adults transplanted from 1/1/2002 – 3/31/2018 using the United Network for Organ Sharing registry, stratified by pre-DAA (1/1/2002-12/31/2013) vs. post-DAA (1/1/2014-3/31/201...
Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Publication date: April 2020Source: Cancer Epidemiology, Volume 65Author(s): Ahmed Arafa, Ehab S. Eshak, Tarek A. Abdel Rahman, Manal M. AnwarAbstractBackgroundA growing body of evidence has suggested an association between Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and risk of pancreatic cancer (PAC). Herein, we conducted a meta-analysis of available evidence to explore this association.MethodsWe systematically retrieved studies that investigated the association between HCV infection and risk of PAC. Pooled odds ratio (OR) with corresponding 95 % confidence interval (CI) of PAC for patients with HCV infection was calculated using ...
Source: Cancer Epidemiology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
An estimated 4.1 million people in the United States are infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). In 2014, the Hepatitis C Community Alliance to Test and Treat (HepCCATT) collaborative was formed to address hepatitis C in Chicago. From 2014 to 2017, the HepCCATT Case Management Program case managed 181 HCV-infected people and performed on-site capacity building at a 6-site community health center (CHC) that produced codified protocols, which were translated into a telehealth program to build capacity within CHCs to deliver hepatitis C care. HepCCATT's innovative approach to addressing multilevel barriers is a potential model...
Source: Family and Community Health - Category: Primary Care Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe incidence of HCC and progression of liver disease was evident in PR responders during the long-term follow-up period, but the risk level was low. Cirrhotic responders were more vulnerable to develop HCC post SVR24 compared with non-cirrhotic ones. HCV recurrence was rare in responders with SVR24 who had corrected their risky behaviors.
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
NPs should be given a more significant role in this effort.
Source: AJN - Category: Nursing Tags: Viewpoint Source Type: research
Source: Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology Source Type: research
In Belgium, people who inject drugs (PWID) are at a high risk of being infected by hepatitis C (HCV) as injecting drug use is the main mode for transmission of HCV in Europe. Estimates about the number of peop...
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Conclusions: The level of knowledge of HCV is suboptimal, and the self-reported testing rate for HCV is less than 10%; however, once HCV infection is diagnosed, the treatment rate seems to be high in South Korea. More active campaigns and effective screening are needed. PMID: 32066209 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Gut and Liver - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research
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Source: The Lancet Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
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