Adherence to Pregnancy HBV Care Guidelines in Women, Infants Adherence to Pregnancy HBV Care Guidelines in Women, Infants
This study aimed to evaluate the current status of HBV care in pregnancy. What factors are associated with gaps in care, and how might adherence to HBV care measures be improved?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Microbicidal actives with virucidal efficacy against SARS-CoV-2 and other beta- and alpha-coronaviruses and implications for future emerging coronaviruses and other enveloped viruses, Scientific reports
Mitigating the risk of acquiring coronaviruses including SARS-CoV-2 requires awareness of the survival of virus on high-touch environmental surfaces (HITES) and skin, and frequent use of targeted microbicides with demonstrated efficacy. The data on stability of infectious SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces and in suspension have been put into perspective, as these inform the need for hygiene. We evaluated the efficacies of formulated microbicidal actives against alpha- and beta-coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2. The coronaviruses SARS-CoV, SARS-CoV-2, human coronavirus 229E, murine hepatitis virus-1, or MERS-CoV were deposited on pr...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HCV Antivirals Associated With Reduced Risk of CVD Events HCV Antivirals Associated With Reduced Risk of CVD Events
Hepatitis C virus infection has been associated with a greater risk of cardiovascular disease. Might antiviral therapy reduce the risk?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Homelessness, unstable housing, and risk of HIV and hepatitis C virus acquisition among people who inject drugs: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Review (55 studies) found recent homelessness or unstable housing linked to increased risk of acquiring HIV (crude relative risk 1.55; 95% CI 1.23 –1.95; p=0.0002) and hepatitis C (1.65; 1.44–1.90; p (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zydus Cadila seeks DCGI nod for use of hepatitis drug for treating coronavirus cases
The interim results indicate that the drug when administered early on, could help patients recover faster and avoid much of the complications seen in the advanced stages of the disease, it added. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - April 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cadila seeks nod to repurpose Hepatitis C drug for COVID-19 in India
India's Cadila Healthcare Ltd has sought approval from local regulators to use a Hepatitis C drug as a treatment for COVID-19 following promising interim results from a late-stage trial, the drugmaker said on Monday. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - April 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Treatment Paradigm for Chronic HBV in Flux Treatment Paradigm for Chronic HBV in Flux
These days deciding when to stop targeted treatment for chronic hepatitis B is a bigger challenge than knowing when to start, Norah A. Terrault, MD, MPH, observed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 3, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

PPIs Reduce SVR Response in Patients With HIV/HCV on LDV/SOF PPIs Reduce SVR Response in Patients With HIV/HCV on LDV/SOF
This study reveals that PPI use is associated with reduced SVR after LDV/SOF treatment, with a significant impact in patients with HIV/HCV coinfection.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

ART Likely Less Effective in Women With HIV Versus Other Chronic Viral Illnesses ART Likely Less Effective in Women With HIV Versus Other Chronic Viral Illnesses
HIV-infected women who underwent assisted reproductive technology (ART) had a lower live birth rate than those with chronic hepatitis B or hepatitis C virus in a cohort study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

How DaVita is working to directly administer Covid-19 vaccines to patients across the country
The Denver-based kidney care company is using the processes it developed for flu and Hepatitis B vaccines and applying them to Covid-19. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 30, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Jensen Werley Source Type: news

How DaVita is working to directly administer Covid-19 vaccines to patients across the country
The Denver-based kidney care company is using the processes it developed for flu and Hepatitis B vaccines and applying them to Covid-19. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 30, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jensen Werley Source Type: news

Chronic viral infections can have lasting effects on human immunity, similar to aging
(Buck Institute for Research on Aging) Research suggests that chronic viral infections have a profound and lasting impact on the immune system in ways that are similar to those seen during aging. Using systems immunology and artificial intelligence, researchers profiled and compared immune responses in a cohort of aging individuals, people with HIV on anti-retroviral therapy, and people infected with hepatitis C before and after the virus was treated with a drug that has up to a 97% cure rate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Homelessness and unstable housing are associated with increased HIV and HCV risk among people who inject drugs
Homelessness and unstable housing are associated with a substantial increase in HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) acquisition risk among people who inject drugs, according to research led by the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Behavioural Science and Evaluation at the University of Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 26, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Babies are being born with congenital syphilis in Sask. This is a public health emergency
We are about to see a third pandemic. Few are thinking about it, but it's keeping me up at night. This is a monster with three heads: HIV, syphilis and hepatitis C.   (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

In trying to contain COVID-19, we could be missing spread of HIV, hepatitis C and syphilis, experts warn
Public health experts say the COVID-19 pandemic has overshadowed other epidemics that need attention. Testing for HIV and hepatitis C has plummeted in Saskatchewan, where blood-borne and sexually transmitted infections continue to spread at alarming rates. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

Ukrainian Traffickers Sentenced for Counterfeit Cancer and Hepatitis Drugs
FDA OCI, Maksym Nienadov, Healthy Nation, Volodymyr Nikolaienko, Ukraine, counterfeit drug, smuggling, misbranded medicine, Keytruda, Abraxane, Epclusa, cancer, hepatitis C, oncology drug, undercover purchase, custody, prescription drugs, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - March 25, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Pfizer is now testing a COVID-19 pill
The treatment is a potent protease inhibitor, the same kind of technology used to treat HIV and hepatitis C. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fatty liver hepatitis is caused by auto-aggressive immune cells
(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), often called 'fatty liver hepatitis', can lead to serious liver damage and liver cancer. A team of researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has discovered that this condition is caused by cells that attack healthy tissue - a phenomenon known as auto-aggression. Their results may help in the development of new therapies to avoid the consequences of NASH. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

End Vaccine Apartheid Before Millions More Die
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 23 2021 (IPS) At least 85 poor countries will not have significant access to coronavirus vaccines before 2023. Unfortunately, a year’s delay will cause an estimated 2.5 million avoidable deaths in low and lower-middle income countries. As the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General has put it, the world is at the brink of a catastrophic moral failure. Anis Chowdhury Vaccine apartheid The EU, US, UK, Switzerland, Canada and their allies continue to block the developing country proposal to temporarily suspend the World Trade Organization (W...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Neutrons reveal unpredicted binding between SARS-CoV-2, hepatitis C antiviral drug
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory used neutron scattering to investigate the interactions between telaprevir, a drug used to treat hepatitis C viral infection, and the SARS-CoV-2 main protease, the enzyme responsible for enabling the virus to reproduce. Unforeseen changes in the electric charges were discovered in the drug binding site of the protease enzyme that were not predicted by prevailing computer simulations. The research provides key insights for advancing drug design and drug repurposing efforts to treat COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA: Did This Alkaline Water Brand Cause 5 Cases Of Liver Failure?
Five infants and young children who consumed "Real Water" alkaline water ended up being hospitalized with acute non-viral hepatitis. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Business /business Food & Drink /food-drink pharma Source Type: news

SVR Despite Discontinuation of DAAs in HCV-infected Patients SVR Despite Discontinuation of DAAs in HCV-infected Patients
This study showed that despite early discontinuation of DAAs, high SVR rates were observed in a real-life setting for treatment lasting at least 4 weeks in patients with HCV.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA:'Real Water' Alkaline Water May Be Linked to Hepatitis Outbreak
WEDNESDAY, March 17, 2021 -- Real Water brand alkaline water may be the cause of five cases of acute nonviral hepatitis (resulting in acute liver failure) in infants and children that occurred in November 2020 in the Southern Nevada Health District,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hepatitis B: What people can learn from donkeys
(German Center for Infection Research) The discovery of a previously unknown hepatitis B virus in donkeys and zebras opens up new opportunities for understanding the course of the disease. A global research consortium was able to show that the course of the infection with this virus is similar to that of chronic hepatitis B in humans. The study was led by DZIF scientists at the Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin and the Justus Liebig University Giessen. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Liver Disease Progression in Persistent vs. Eradicated HCV Liver Disease Progression in Persistent vs. Eradicated HCV
This study investigated the long-term prognosis of liver disease in patients with HCV eradication after antiviral therapy versus those with persistent HCV infection.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

CDC: CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment (CHAC); Correction
Notice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention correcting details for the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment (CHACHSPT) meeting on April 12, 2021. This correction updates the meeting summary and contact information. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - March 15, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Cell-free DNA and Risk of HCC in Treated HBV Patients Cell-free DNA and Risk of HCC in Treated HBV Patients
This study investigated whether different species of serum circulating cfDNA may be involved in the process of hepatocarcinogenesis in chronic HBV patients receiving oral antiviral therapy.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Roche awarded WHO prequalification for the HIV and HCV tests on the cobas 6800/8800 Systems
Basel, 11 March 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the cobas ® HIV-1 and cobas® HCV Tests for use on the cobas® 6800/8800 Systems have been awarded World Health Organization (WHO) prequalification. WHO prequalification helps regulators and procurers in low and middle-income countries to identify products that meet high quality standards and are safe and su itable for their intended use. This is of benefit to healthcare professionals and patients, for whom quality assured IVDs are essential for effective diagnosis and monitoring of therapeutic efficiency.  Increased access to dia...
Source: Roche Investor Update - March 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche awarded WHO prequalification for the HIV and HCV tests on the cobas 6800/8800 Systems
Basel, 11 March 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the cobas ® HIV-1 and cobas® HCV Tests for use on the cobas® 6800/8800 Systems have been awarded World Health Organization (WHO) prequalification. WHO prequalification helps regulators and procurers in low and middle-income countries to identify products that meet high quality standards and are safe and su itable for their intended use. This is of benefit to healthcare professionals and patients, for whom quality assured IVDs are essential for effective diagnosis and monitoring of therapeutic efficiency.  Increased access to dia...
Source: Roche Media News - March 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New study provides detailed view of how hepatitis B virus establishes chronic infection
(Princeton University) Researchers identified five proteins that are necessary for hepatitis B virus infection, which kills more than 850,000 people worldwide each year and has no cure. The research on the viral life cycle could eventually help identify drugs that block infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Venatorx adds potential chronic hepatitis B treatment to its pipeline
A Chester County pharmaceutical company said Wednesday it has selected a clinical candidate it intends to develop as a treatment for chronic hepatitis B virus infections. Venatorx Pharmaceuticals, an antibiotic developer that was founded in 2010 and is based in Malvern, has long had hepatitis B on its list of targets. An estimated 200,000 new cases of hepatitis B, a serious liver infection, are diagnosed in the U.S each year. More than 250 million people worldwide have chronic hepatitis B. Venatorx's… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 10, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

The cytosolic DNA sensor cGAS recognizes neutrophil extracellular traps
Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) are structures consisting of chromatin and antimicrobial molecules that are released by neutrophils during a form of regulated cell death called NETosis. NETs trap invading pathogens, promote coagulation, and activate myeloid cells to produce type I interferons (IFNs), proinflammatory cytokines that regulate the immune system. Here, we showed that macrophages and other myeloid cells phagocytosed NETs. Once in phagosomes, NETs translocated to the cytosol, where the DNA backbones of these structures activated the innate immune sensor cyclic GMP-AMP synthase (cGAS) and induced type I IFN ...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - March 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Apel, F., Andreeva, L., Knackstedt, L. S., Streeck, R., Frese, C. K., Goosmann, C., Hopfner, K.-P., Zychlinsky, A. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

ICYMI: WSJ showcases breakthrough science of COVID-19 vaccines and implications for future medicines
Building on deep scientific knowledge gained from decades of experience with viruses such as MERS, SARS, influenza, HIV and Hepatitis C, biopharmaceutical companies have madeunprecedented progress in advancing treatments and vaccines to help fight COVID-19. At this time, three vaccines and several treatments have received emergency use authorizations (EUAs) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with one treatment receiving FDA approval. Additional candidates under investigation have also shown promise. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - March 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Vaccines Coronavirus Source Type: news

Ghana: Stakeholders Call for Hepatitis B, Malaria Testing Guidelines
[Ghanaian Times] Stakeholders at a Hepatitis B and Malaria (HEPMAL) workshop yesterday called for a National Testing Guidelines for the eradication of Hepatitis B and Malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Risk Factors for Development of HCC in Chronic HBV Infection Risk Factors for Development of HCC in Chronic HBV Infection
How do various metabolic factors and comorbidities influence hepatocellular carcinoma risk in patients with chronic hepatitis B infection?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

U.S. Will Have Enough COVID-19 Vaccines for All Adults by End of May, Biden Says
(WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the U.S. expects to take delivery of enough coronavirus vaccines for all adult Americans by the end of May, two months earlier than anticipated, as his administration announced that drugmaker Merck & Co. will help produce rival Johnson & Johnson’s newly approved shot. With the bolstered supply, Biden also announced he would be using the powers of the federal government to direct all states to prioritize vaccinating teachers, and said the federal government would provide the doses directly through its pharmacy program. He challenged states to administe...
Source: TIME: Health - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ZEKE MILLER, LINDA A. JOHNSON and JONATHAN LEMIRE/AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 wire Source Type: news

Medicaid hepatitis A-related medical costs high during outbreak
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - March 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

La FDA advierte del riesgo de sufrir da ños hepáticos graves con los tratamientos de Viekira Pak y Technivie contra la hepatitis C
[10/22/2015] La Administraci ón de Alimentos y Medicamentos de los Estados Unidos (FDA, por sus siglas en inglés) está advirtiendo que los tratamientos de Viekira Pak y Technivie contra la hepatitis C pueden causar daños hepáticos graves, sobre todo en pacientes con una enfermedad del hígado subyacente en etapa avanzada. En consecuencia, estamos exigiéndole al fabricante que añada nueva información sobre este riesgo de seguridad a las etiquetas de información farmacológica. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - February 26, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

CDC: CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment (CHACHSPT)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment will hold a virtual public meeting on April 20-21, 2021. Agenda items include STI screening and diagnostics, innovation and COVID-19, and youth and mental health. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 26, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CDC: CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment (CHACHSPT)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment will hold a virtual public business meeting on April 12, 2021, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Agenda items include HIV Testing Guidelines and FDA reclassification, home-based HIV self-tests, and point-of-care testing for HCV. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 26, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Estimated Medicaid Costs Associated with Hepatitis A During an Outbreak - West Virginia, 2018-2019
This report describes hepatitis A-related clinical costs during an outbreak in West Virginia. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 25, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: Hepatitis Hepatitis A Medicaid MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Outbreaks Source Type: news

Liver Cancer Profile Differs in Black Patients With Hep C
THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 -- Black patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection develop hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) at an earlier disease stage and have better liver function at the time of diagnosis, according to a study published online Feb.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Why Is Liver Cancer More Lethal for Black Patients?
THURSDAY, Feb 26, 2021 -- Black people with hepatitis C develop liver cancer sooner than people in other racial groups and the cancer is often more aggressive, but current screening guidelines may not be broad enough to catch these cases early,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 25, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Hepatitis C and HIV Combined Screening in Primary Care Hepatitis C and HIV Combined Screening in Primary Care
This study evaluated the effectiveness of a combined screening program for HCV and HIV, which included a risk-assessment questionnaire and rapid tests for point-of-care diagnosis.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Microbiome as a Biomarker in Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis Microbiome as a Biomarker in Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis
This study investigated the composition of the microbiome in patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis as compared to healthy subjects. Might SAH-related dysbiosis be an effective therapeutic target?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Comunicado de la FDA sobre la seguridad de los medicamentos: Severas reacciones cut áneas después de tratamiento combinado con los medicamentos Incivek (telaprevir), peginterferón alfa y ribavirina para la hepatitis C
El 19 de diciembre del 2012, La Administraci ón de Alimentos y Medicamentos de Estados Unidos (FDA por sus siglas en inglés) recibió informes sobre severas reacciones de la piel, algunas de ellas fatales, en pacientes que toman el medicamento Incivek (telaprevir) para la hepatitis C en combinación con los fármacos peginterferón alfa y ri bavirina (tratamiento combinado con Incivek). (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - February 19, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Namibia: Cumulative Hepatitis E Cases Now At 8045 Since Outbreak Declaration - Report
[Namibia Economist] The country has recorded 8045 cumulative hepatitis e (HEV) cases since the outbreak began in December 2017, the Ministry of Health's current situation report indicates. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Significance of Liver Histology in Alcoholic Hepatitis Significance of Liver Histology in Alcoholic Hepatitis
Does liver biopsy aid in the assessment of clinically severe alcoholic hepatitis?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Association of Hepatitis C Infection and Risk of Kidney Cancer Association of Hepatitis C Infection and Risk of Kidney Cancer
Do patients with hepatitis C have a significantly higher risk of developing kidney cancer?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Persons With HCV Characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Persons With HCV
How prevalent is SARS-CoV-2 infection among persons with hepatitis C? Does stage of liver fibrosis impact infection rates?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news