AbbVie Receives Positive CHMP Opinion for MAVIRET(R) (glecaprevir/pibrentasvir) to Shorten Treatment Duration to Eight Weeks in Genotype 3, Treatment-Naïve Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C and Compensated Cirrhosis

If approved by the European Commission (EC), MAVIRET will be the only pan-genotypic (GT1-6) 8-week treatment option for treatment-naïve, chronic hepatitis C (HCV) patients, without cirrhosis or with compensated cirrhosis Final European Commission ... Biopharmaceuticals, Regulatory AbbVie, MAVIRET, glecaprevir, pibrentasvir, hepatitis C
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It turns out that many more people than just boomers can benefit from testing for hepatitis C, a viral infection of the liver that often causes no symptoms. If you’re a member of the baby-boom generation (born between 1946 and 1964), your doctor may have already recommended the test. But those born before or after those years may not have known about the test unless they had a risk factor for hepatitis C, such as a history of intravenous drug use. A new guideline is changing this approach. Why the different recommendations for baby boomers? In 2012–2013, the CDC and the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Digestive Disorders Health Infectious diseases Men's Health Sexual Conditions Women's Health Source Type: blogs
Conclusion To improve public health, universal screening of pregnant women for HCV infection should be performed. Early identification of women and children with HCV infection is important to enable them to be included in assessment and/or treatment programs. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Authors: El-Daly UM, Saber MM, Abdellateif MS, Nassar HR, Namour AE, Ismail YM, Zekri AN Abstract BACKGROUND: Adipokines play an important role in the regulation of inflammation and tumor progression. AIM: Assessment of the possible role of adiponectin, leptin and visfatin in HCV associated hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: patients were classified into 85 patients with HCV associated HCC, 100 patients with chronic hepatitis C viral (HCV) infection compared to 50 normal control (NC) subjects. All subjects included in the study were assessed for HCV infection by seropositive HCV antibodies, as well as...
Source: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Asian Pac J Cancer Prev Source Type: research
FRIDAY, March 20, 2020 -- Epclusa (sofosbuvir and velpatasvir) received approval for a supplemental application to treat hepatitis C virus (HCV) in children without cirrhosis or with mild cirrhosis, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced...
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CONCLUSION: It may be possible to administer chemotherapy in selected cirrhotic patients, regardless of their severity, obtaining satisfactory clinical outcomes. Prospective clinical trials are needed to generate stronger recommendations. PMID: 32184940 [PubMed]
Source: World Journal of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: World J Hepatol Source Type: research
AbstractA complex relationship exists between thyroid and liver in health and disease. Liver plays an essential physiological role in thyroid hormone activation and inactivation, transport, and metabolism. Conversely, thyroid hormones affect activities of hepatocytes and hepatic metabolism. Serum liver enzyme abnormalities observed in hypothyroidism may be related to impaired lipid metabolism, hepatic steatosis or hypothyroidism-induced myopathy. Severe hypothyroidism may have biochemical and clinical features, such as hyperammonemia and ascites, mimicking those of liver failure. Liver function tests are frequently abnorma...
Source: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
h Oh Wakita Han Jang : Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infects ~71 million people worldwide, and 399,000 people die annually due to HCV-related liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. The use of direct-acting antivirals results in a sustained virologic response in >95% of patients with chronic HCV infection. However, several issues remain to be solved to eradicate HCV. At the 26th International Symposium on Hepatitis C Virus and Related Viruses (HCV2019) held in Seoul, South Korea, October 5–8, 2019, virologists, immunologists, and clinical scientists discussed these remaining issues and how ...
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Meeting Report Source Type: research
Alcohol Damage to the Liver – What Happens? Alcohol use disorder and heavy drinking present many harmful health risks. They can include everything from high blood pressure to fatal seizures. One of the most well-known health risks that come along with prolonged heavy drinking is liver damage. How does alcohol impact the liver, and what types of alcohol damage to the liver are there? In order to better understand alcohol damage to the liver, it is important to learn how the liver processes alcohol. According to MyDr, there are 2 ways that alcohol can be processed by your liver: Most alcohol is broken down, or metabol...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates alcohol abuse alcohol dependence alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility Source Type: blogs
In this study, we investigated the role of hemogram parameters in predicting advanced liver fibrosis in chronic HCV patients. Methods Patients who underwent percutaneous liver biopsy due to chronic HCV infection between 01.01.2011 and 01.08.2019 were included in this study. Liver biopsies were evaluated according to Ishak method. Patients were classified into those with mild fibrosis (F ≤ 2) and advanced fibrosis (F ≥ 3). Hemogram parameters of these groups were compared and their efficacy in predicting severe fibrosis was investigated. Results Of the 81 chronic HCV patients, 38 cases were in the mild fibrosis ...
Source: European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Articles: Hepatology Source Type: research
Conclusion In our cohort, patients with positive HCV antibody without RNA testing were more likely to be people at risk of social exclusion with an increased risk of fibrosis progression, because non-RNA request was a predictor for cirrhosis. Therefore, we urge support measures and strategies to link to care these difficult-to-treat populations.
Source: European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Articles: Hepatology Source Type: research
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