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Early-onset HCC linked to HBV in South American patients

May 24, 2017

Hepatocellular carcinoma was linked to patients with hepatitis B in South America, particularly those younger than 50 years, according to results of a retrospective, multi-center study.

“To date, studies have focused on characterizing patients with HCC in Europe, North America, Asia and, to a lesser extent, Africa,” Aaron J. Chan, MD, from the department of medicine, University of Minnesota, and colleagues wrote. “However, little is known about the underlying demographic characteristics and risk factors for HCC in South America, particularly the association between viral hepatitis and HCC. In this study, we describe the early results of a multinational effort to characterize HBV-related HCC in South America.”

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CDC: National Hepatitis C Testing Day is May 19

May 19, 2017
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Generic HCV drugs may offer cost savings, not just cost efficacy

May 17, 2017
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Post-LT biopsies show histologic features of HCV following SVR

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Results of a retrospective analysis showed histologic changes associated with active hepatitis C in patients who had achieved sustained virologic response following…
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Early-onset HCC linked to HBV in South American patients

May 24, 2017
Hepatocellular carcinoma was linked to patients with hepatitis B in South America, particularly those younger than 50 years, according to results of…

In the Journals

CDC: National Hepatitis C Testing Day is May 19

May 19, 2017
May 19 is the sixth annual National Hepatitis C Testing Day, a part of Hepatitis C Awareness Month. According to the CDC, many people live with…

In the Journals

Generic HCV drugs may offer cost savings, not just cost efficacy

May 17, 2017
Generic direct-acting antivirals for hepatitis C virus may not only be cost effective, but save money over 10 years compared with management of the…

In the Journals

Post-LT biopsies show histologic features of HCV following SVR

May 17, 2017
Results of a retrospective analysis showed histologic changes associated with active hepatitis C in patients who had achieved sustained virologic…

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Multiple HBV vaccines superior for seroconversion failure in patients with IBD

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Cirrhosis linked to 30% of chronic HBV patients at initial presentation

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HDV testing underused in HBV monoinfection, HBV/HIV coinfection

May 9, 2017
CHICAGO — Researchers found that HDV testing was underused in varying patient populations, including patients with hepatitis B and patients…

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Harvoni yields 100% SVR12 in HBV/HCV coinfected cohort

May 4, 2017
AMSTERDAM — All 111 of a cohort of patients in Taiwan coinfected with both hepatitis B and hepatitis C who were treated with Harvoni reached…

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Statins decrease risk for decompensation in patients with HBV, HCV

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EASL presents clinical guidelines for HBV, ALD, ALF, PBC, PSC

May 1, 2017
AMSTERDAM — At this year’s International Liver Congress, EASL presented new clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis, management…

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