Greggs vouchers offered to encourage drug users to get tested for hepatitis C
Substance misuse and needle exchange patients in Newcastle will be given “up to £25 of Greggs vouchers” if they present for a blood spot test for hepatitis C in a community pharmacy.
Authors: Clipa A, Şuţa M, Dumitru E, Muflic L PMID: 31803280 [PubMed]
Authors: Craxì L Abstract In recent years, the debate on ethical issues related to hepatitis C virus therapies has been focused on the problem of drug prices and access to therapies. Nonetheless, the goal of hepatitis C virus eradication set by the World Health Organization in 2016 is raising new ethical issues, since governments are faced with a new challenge: reaching through screening, diagnosis and treatment a large amount of subjects with undiagnosed hepatitis C infection. National governments, especially high-income countries with a Welfare State, are compelled to provide access to therapies, but also ...
Conclusions: The findings showed that, in an endemic rural area, DAA treatment had a high cure rate and improved physiological markers with few discomforts. These results can be used to reduce the barriers HCV patients face in adopting new medications.
Prior research had confirmed that biologic therapies can reactivate hepatitis B virus (HBVr) and hepatitis C in patients with psoriasis. Psoriasis patients with HBsAg-seropositive, HBeAg-seropositive, TNF- α inhibitor therapy, have a higher risk of HBVr and should be more closely monitored.
Condition: Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Intervention: Sponsor: AbbVie Not yet recruiting
Conclusion NLR is correlated with SUVmax-mean values in ICC and resulted to be an easy available predictor of survival in patients submitted to treatment with 90Y-microspheres.
Contributors : Sandra Franco ; Daniela Buccione ; Raquel Pluvinet ; Beatriz Mothe ; Lidia Ruiz ; Maria Nevot ; Ana Jordan-Paiz ; Laia Ramos ; Susanna Auss ó ; Rosa M Morillas ; Lauro Sumoy ; Miguel A Martinez ; Cristina TuralSeries Type : Expression profiling by high throughput sequencingOrganism : Homo sapiensHuman immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1)-induced inflammation and/or long-term antiretroviral drug toxicity may contribute to the evolution of liver disease. We investigated circulating plasma microRNAs (miRNAs) as potential biomarkers of liver injury in patients mono-infected with HIV-1. We performed large...
Conclusion: Crystal methamphetamine is used in the context of sexual activities by German MSM. Poorer mental health status than in the male general population was observed. MSM who used methamphetamine in this study seemed to be aware of potential health risks associated with their substance use and utilized harm reduction strategies and biomedical HIV prevention strategies like PrEP.
Hepatitis C (HCV) is a viral infection. Prognosis tends to depend on how soon a person receives a diagnosis and whether or not complications develop. Learn more about life expectancy with HCV here.
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