Universal screening for hepatitis C: an important step in virus elimination

Source: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: Screening for HCV with RNA confirmation in jail provides an opportunity for disease education, transmission prevention, and navigation to HCV treatment. Future efforts should examine post-incarceration linkage to care. PMID: 31530093 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Public Health Reports - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research
The objective of the study was to estimate the current direct-action antiviral candidates, according to risky practices. The exposed population was determined according to each risky practice and age, based on the data obtained in two epidemiological studies and other bibliographic sources. The overall prevalence of positive serology for the Hepatitis C virus according to the analyzed data was 1.1% (41% with an active infection). The most at-risk group are intravenous drug users (60,368-82,454). It is estimated that between 37,387 to 51,065 patients would be infected via sexual transmission, between 55,505 and 75,812 patie...
Source: Revista Espanola de Enfermedades Digestivas - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Rev Esp Enferm Dig Source Type: research
Hepatitis C reinfection rates are high for injection-drug users. Although rates at centers with harm-reduction programs are lower, they might not be treating high-risk populations, one expert warned.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news
This report presents the latest data on the hepatitis C virus. It is intended to summarise the scale of the problem, and support focused action. It is accompanied by slidesets and infographics.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
[New Times] In December 2018, Rwanda announced the country's firm decision to eliminate viral Hepatitis C (HCV) by 2024.By doing so, Rwanda will become the first country in the Sub Saharan region to eliminate Hepatitis C, way ahead of WHO's recommendation to eliminate Hepatitis C worldwide by 2030.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
Source: Infection and Drug Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infection and Drug Resistance Source Type: research
Conditions:   Pulmonary Artery Hypertension;   Chronic Hepatitis c Intervention:   Diagnostic Test: transthoracic doppler-echocardiography (TTE) Sponsor:   Kantonsspital Olten Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
The introduction of highly effective direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy for hepatitis C has led to calls to eliminate it as a public health threat through treatment-as-prevention. Recent studies suggest it ...
Source: BMC Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Abstract Here, we report synthesis and characterization of four new aroyl-hydrazone derivatives; L 1 -L 4 and their structural as well as biological activities have been explored. In addition to docking with Bovine serum albumin (BSA) and duplex DNA, the experimental results demonstrate the effective binding of  L 1 -L 4   with BSA protein and calf thymus DNA (ct-DNA) which is in agreement with the docking results. Further biological activities of  L 1 -L 4 have been examined through molecular docking with different proteins which are involved in the propagation of viral or cance...
Source: Chemistry and Biodiversity - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: Chem Biodivers Source Type: research
The testing and treatment of inmates for hepatitis C can be effective, but system efficiencies, perceptions, and limits on care after release can present obstacles.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news
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