Injection Drug Use in Patients With Spinal Epidural Abscess: Nationwide Data, 2000 to 2013

Conclusion. IDU-SEA patients stay in the hospital longer and more often leave against medical advice. Providers and hospitals may benefit from exploring how to better facilitate completion of inpatient treatment and achieve superior outcomes. Level of Evidence: 3
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: SURGERY Source Type: research

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The continued shortage of donor organs, together with a sustained increase in the number of potential donors with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection (related to the ongoing opioid epidemic) and the advent of direct acting antiviral agents(DAA), has led to increased utilization of HCV-positive donors for heart transplantation(HT) (1). Furthermore, multiple recent studies have shown that 1-year HT-survival using HCV-positive donors in the current era of DAAs is similar to HT-survival using non-HCV donors (1,2).
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Research correspondence Source Type: research
The opioid epidemic has been associated with an increase in hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections. Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) have a high burden of hepatitis C disease and could serve as venues to enhance testing and treatment.
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Research Study Source Type: research
Conclusion: We report an HCV epidemic among this cohort of HIV-infected Bangkok-based MSM. Access to timely HCV diagnosis and treatment is needed to prevent morbidity and to decrease onward transmission.
Source: JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Epidemiology Source Type: research
Conclusions The HIV counseling, testing, and peer education programs showed a negative association with HIV-positive status among Chongqing MSM. The HIV prevalence is still high. More programs must be implemented to effectively curb the HIV epidemic.
Source: Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Category: Sexual Medicine Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This study showed that a no-limit reimbursement policy for DAAs prescriptions to HCV infected individuals in Italy widened the types of treated patients, but the process towards elimination of HCV infection was not significantly changed. PMID: 32495912 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
co Giannini Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most frequent primary liver cancer, is the sixth most common cancer, the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide, and accounts globally for about 800,000 deaths/year. Early detection of HCC is of pivotal importance as it is associated with improved survival and the ability to apply curative treatments. Chronic liver diseases, and in particular cirrhosis, are the main risk factors for HCC, but the etiology of liver disease is rapidly changing due to improvements in the prevention and treatment of HBV (Hepatitis B virus) and HCV (Hepatitis C virus) infect...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewWith the growing need for donor hearts and longer transplant waiting lists, there is a growing interest in expanding the donor pool by reconsidering previously excluded donor candidates. There has been an increase in solid organ availability due to drug overdose deaths in the setting of the recent opioid epidemic. However, these donors often have transmissible infections such as hepatitis C. In this review, we discuss the challenges associated with heart transplantation from hepatitis C –infected donors as well as the recent advancements that are making the use of these organs possible.Recent...
Source: Current Heart Failure Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Abstract Pakistan has second highest burden of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infected patients in the World. Little is known about the molecular epidemiology and risk factors for prevailing HCV genotypes in Pakistan. Considering this a multicenter cross-sectional study was conducted at 23different viral hepatitis control and prevention centers. A total of 175,897 patients were registered and screened for HCV, out of which 73,180 (41.6%) were found positive on Architect screening test. The screened positive patients were sequentially tested on RT-PCR; where 41,241 (56.35%) were detected positive. Molecular characterizati...
Source: Infection, Genetics and Evolution - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Infect Genet Evol Source Type: research
This report highlights the epidemic of hepatitis C among US adults, and supports CDC's new screening recommendations to screen all adults for this curable disease.Morbidity &Mortality Weekly Report
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news
Abstract Identifying persons with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has become an urgent public health challenge because of increasing HCV-related morbidity and mortality, low rates of awareness among infected persons, and the advent of curative therapies (1). Since 2012, CDC has recommended testing of all persons born during 1945-1965 (baby boomers) for identification of chronic HCV infection (1); urban emergency departments (EDs) are well positioned venues for detecting HCV infection among these persons. The United States has witnessed an unprecedented opioid overdose epidemic since 2013 that derives primarily f...
Source: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkl... - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep Source Type: research
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