Predictors of Linkage to Care for a Nontargeted Emergency Department Hepatitis C Screening Program
Hepatitis C (HCV) is the most common chronic blood-borne illness in the United States, estimated to affect 2.7 to 3.9 million persons [1,2]. A leading cause of end stage liver disease, hepatocellular carcinoma, and liver transplantation [2 –4], HCV is now responsible for more deaths annually in the U.S. than HIV, tuberculosis, and 58 other nationally reportable infectious diseases combined . As an estimated three quarters of HCV-infected individuals in the U.S. were born between 1945 and 1965, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued recommendations in 2012 that all baby boomers receive routine, one-time HCV testing [6,7].
Via a semiquantitative approach, the authors present biopsy criteria for differentiating pulmonary large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma from non-small cell lung carcinoma.American Journal of Clinical Pathology
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This article provides an overview of what to do when a patient has been bitten by a North American pit viper, a venomous subset of indigenous snakes.
(The Society of Thoracic Surgeons) Legendary heart-lung transplant surgeon, researcher, and professor Sir Magdi Habib Yacoub, MD, today was honored with the 2020 Earl Bakken Scientific Achievement Award from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
The new strain of coronavirus spreading across China claimed its first victim in Beijing, officials said on Tuesday, as the death toll climbed to 106, the United States warned citizens against trips to the country and financial markets recoiled again at the potential impact on the world's second-biggest economy.
The United States warned against travel to China on Monday and Canada issued a more narrow travel warning as the death toll from the spreading coronavirus passed 100, with tens of millions stranded during the biggest holiday of the year and global markets rattled.
The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research at Northwell Health presented data showing the effective use of a long-term vagus nerve implant in mice at the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) 2020 Conference in Las Vegas. Previous preclinical vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) studies have been limited to short-term stimulation - a timeframe of minutes to hours - due to the surgical and technological challenges of implanting a stimulator small enough to fit a mouse nerve. In order to conduct mouse studies lasting weeks or even months, Feinstein Institutes researchers, led by Stavros Zanos, PhD, MD, assistant professo...
Even as the quarantine began, some 5 million people left Wuhan, and the United States and other countries moved to evacuate their citizens from the virus epicenter.
UCLA researchers are part of an international team that reported the use of a stem cell gene therapy to treat nine people with the rare, inherited blood disease known as X-linked chronic granulomatous disease, or X-CGD. Six of those patients are now in remission and have stopped other treatments. Before now, people with X-CGD – which causes recurrent infections, prolonged hospitalizations for treatment, and a shortened lifespan – had to rely on bone marrow donations for a chance at remission.“With this gene therapy, you can use a patient’s own stem cells instead of donor cells for a transplant,&rdqu...
Health officials in the United States said more than 100 people were being evaluated for possible infection. Of the nearly 3,000 people who have contracted the virus, the vast majority live in China.
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