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Canadian guidelines recommend against HCV screening in low-risk adults

April 24, 2017

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The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care recommends against screening for hepatitis C virus in low-risk patients, including baby boomers.

The task force said its first-ever guidance for HCV screening, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, was based on several factors, including the low prevalence (between 0.64% and 0.71%) of HCV in the Canadian population not at an elevated risk for chronic infection and the lack of direct evidence on the benefits and harms of screening.

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Canadian guidelines recommend against HCV screening in low-risk adults

April 24, 2017
The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care recommends against screening for hepatitis C virus in low-risk patients, including baby boomers…

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Glecaprevir/pibrentasvir effective in liver, kidney transplant patients with HCV

April 23, 2017
AMSTERDAM — Nearly 100% of a cohort of non-cirrhotic patients with HCV who had undergone liver transplantation responded to treatment with…

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Adherence, SVR unaffected by drug use in patients with HCV

April 23, 2017
AMSTERDAM — Adherence to treatment and subsequent sustained virologic response were unaffected by drug use in a study of patients enrolled in…

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Shortened duration triple therapy fails in genotype 3 HCV

April 23, 2017
AMSTERDAM — Six weeks of triple combination therapy induced sustained virologic response in a cohort of patients with genotype 1 HCV but not…

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