Impact of Community-Based Programs on Incarceration Outcomes Among Gay and Bisexual Stimulant-Using Homeless Adults.
This study was part of a randomized controlled trial designed to improve hepatitis knowledge and health promoting behaviors and subsequently decrease stimulant use and incarceration with 422 (G/B) homeless men between 18 and 46 years of age. Findings revealed that no significant program differences on incarceration in the 4 months following the intervention. However, younger participants (p = .010), and those with prior incarceration (p = .001) were at greater risk for incarceration at 4 months. An additional factor associated with incarceration at 4 months included living on the street for at least 1 week (p = .049). PMID: 25549923 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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
In the recent article “Efficacy and safety of EUS-guided liver biopsy,”1 the authors cite a 2001 article in the New England Journal of Medicine for criteria to determine liver biopsy adequacy. Subsequent literature and guidelines, including the 2009 American Association for the Study of Liver Disease2 position paper on liver biopsy, include different criteria for adequacy, including “an adequate number of portal tracts has been proposed as greater than 11.”2 Staging in chronic viral hepatitis is reduced in biopsy specimens less than 2.0 cm long.
CONCLUSIONS: These miRNA-mRNA pairs and changed profiles were associated with and might be responsible for the impairment of detoxification and metabolism induced by HBV-associated ALF. PMID: 31521462 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
This article was corrected online.
This JAMA Insights Clinical Update reviews updates in 2019 to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) adult immunization schedule, including recommendations for the Shingrix vaccine for prevention of zoster and of the Heplisav-B vaccine for prevention of hepatitis B virus infection.
The treatment of indigenous people requires that healthcare providers consider a holistic approach to wellness, and an addiction clinic in Montreal has proven that the approach works.Medscape Medical News
Conditions: Breast Cancer; Hepatitis C Intervention: Sponsor: Mansoura University Not yet recruiting
Background: In prisons there are high prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, high rate of PWID and a substantial risk of HCV transmission. Epidemiological studies are needed to evaluate the rate of prisoners with chronic HCV hepatitis and to establish how many of them need Direct Acting Antiviral (DAA) therapy.
Background: Real-world data to guide hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related public health initiatives and linkage to care of patients are lacking in our region.
According to Italian data, people who inject drugs (PWID) have high prevalence of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infection (30-60%). PWID have inadequate access to directly acting antivirals (DAA) due to (1) their mistrust towards the healthcare system and (2) the lack of coordination between medical specialists who play a pivotal role in the diagnosis and treatment of HCV infection. We aim to describe the HCV -treatment cascade of care in Trieste on PWID.