Integrating Hepatitis C Virus Screening in the Community Through the Emergency Department

Baby boomers account for three-fourths of all hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections in the United States. At the time of this study, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended all baby boomers be screened for HCV at least once.
Source: Journal of the American College of Surgeons - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Health Services Research Source Type: research

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Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2021 Nov-Dec;39(6):1265-1268. Epub 2021 Nov 25.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34842134
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Source Type: research
This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.PMID:34843107 | DOI:10.1002/eji.202149457
Source: European Journal of Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
man Commonly misused substances such as alcohol, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and opioids suppress immune responses and may impact viral pathogenesis. In recent years, illicit use of opioids has fueled outbreaks of several viral pathogens, including the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV). This review focuses on the myriad of mechanisms by which drugs of abuse impact viral replication and disease progression. Virus–drug interactions can accelerate viral disease progression and lead to increased risk of virus transmission.
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
This study aimed to determine the risk factors for hepatocellular carcinoma in non-cirrhotic livers among viral hepatitis patients. A total of 333 HCC cases, including 69 hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related and 264 hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related, were divided into cirrhotic (Fibrosis-4 [FIB-4] index > 3.25) and non-cirrhotic groups (FIB-4 index ≤ 3.25). The clinical characteristics of the two groups were compared. The independent risk factors for the development of HCC were analyzed using logistic regression analysis. The patients with HBV-related HCC were significantly younger, had better Child-Pugh scores, low...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
This study aimed to estimate HCC incidence in this population.
Source: Journal of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Source Type: research
Source: International Journal of General Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: International Journal of General Medicine Source Type: research
Med Clin North Am. 2022 Jan;106(1):187-200. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2021.08.006.ABSTRACTThe opioid overdose epidemic is one of the leading causes of death in adults. Its devastating effects have included not only a burgeoning overdose crisis but also multiple converging infectious diseases epidemics. The use of both opioids and other substances through intravenous (IV) administration places individuals at increased risks of infectious diseases ranging from invasive bacterial and fungal infections to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and viral hepatitis. In 2012, there were 530,000 opioid use disorder (OUD)-related hospitaliza...
Source: The Medical Clinics of North America - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Korean J Gastroenterol. 2021 Nov 25;78(5):255-260. doi: 10.4166/kjg.2021.142.ABSTRACTDetection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) at an early stage enables patients to receive curative treatment with survival gains. Current international liver society guidelines recommend the enrollment of patients at high risk for HCC in surveillance programs. In Korea, surveillance for HCC advocated for patients with chronic hepatitis B, chronic hepatitis C, and liver cirrhosis. The established surveillance tool for HCC is liver ultrasonography plus serum alpha-fetoprotein measurement every 6 months. However, there would be obstacles to t...
Source: Korean J Gastroenter... - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Source Type: research
Med Clin North Am. 2022 Jan;106(1):187-200. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2021.08.006.ABSTRACTThe opioid overdose epidemic is one of the leading causes of death in adults. Its devastating effects have included not only a burgeoning overdose crisis but also multiple converging infectious diseases epidemics. The use of both opioids and other substances through intravenous (IV) administration places individuals at increased risks of infectious diseases ranging from invasive bacterial and fungal infections to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and viral hepatitis. In 2012, there were 530,000 opioid use disorder (OUD)-related hospitaliza...
Source: The Medical Clinics of North America - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Korean J Gastroenterol. 2021 Nov 25;78(5):255-260. doi: 10.4166/kjg.2021.142.ABSTRACTDetection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) at an early stage enables patients to receive curative treatment with survival gains. Current international liver society guidelines recommend the enrollment of patients at high risk for HCC in surveillance programs. In Korea, surveillance for HCC advocated for patients with chronic hepatitis B, chronic hepatitis C, and liver cirrhosis. The established surveillance tool for HCC is liver ultrasonography plus serum alpha-fetoprotein measurement every 6 months. However, there would be obstacles to t...
Source: Korean J Gastroenter... - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Source Type: research
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