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Insulin resistance associated with reduced protective anti-HBsA levels

June 27, 2016

Insulin resistance was positively associated with an increased reduction in protective anti-hepatitis B surface antigen levels in Korean men and women, according to published findings in the Journal of Viral Hepatitis.

“In this large cohort of apparently healthy, nondiabetic men and women, insulin resistance was positively associated with incident loss of anti- [hepatitis B surface antigen] over time. The association between insulin resistance and incident loss of anti- [hepatitis B surface antigen] was modest and progressive, and persisted after adjustment for a wide range of confounders,” researchers wrote.

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Duodenoscope surveillance uncovers processing challenges

June 24, 2016
BOSTON — Periodic surveillance of duodenoscope cultures revealed that some devices are susceptible to persistent contamination despite undergoing standard…
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Prednisolone increases infection in alcoholic hepatitis

June 24, 2016
Using prednisolone to treat elevating bacterial DNA in patients with alcoholic hepatitis increases the likelihood of developing infection within 7 days of treatment…
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Baraclude therapy for HBV leads to lower than expected HCC incidence

June 22, 2016
Patients with hepatitis B virus infection treated with Baraclude had an unexpected lower incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma over time, although the risk for…
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In the Journals

Insulin resistance associated with reduced protective anti-HBsA levels

June 27, 2016
Insulin resistance was positively associated with an increased reduction in protective anti-hepatitis B surface antigen levels in Korean men and…

Meeting News Coverage

Duodenoscope surveillance uncovers processing challenges

June 24, 2016
BOSTON — Periodic surveillance of duodenoscope cultures revealed that some devices are susceptible to persistent contamination despite…

Meeting News Coverage

Prednisolone increases infection in alcoholic hepatitis

June 24, 2016
Using prednisolone to treat elevating bacterial DNA in patients with alcoholic hepatitis increases the likelihood of developing infection within 7…

In the Journals

Baraclude therapy for HBV leads to lower than expected HCC incidence

June 22, 2016
Patients with hepatitis B virus infection treated with Baraclude had an unexpected lower incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma over time, although…

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C. difficile patients diagnosed with PCR, NAATs more often receive prompt treatment

June 18, 2016
BOSTON — Clostridium difficile patients whose illness was diagnosed using PCR or nucleic acid amplification tests, or NAATs, more frequently…

In the Journals

TDF therapy reduces incidence of mother-to-child HBV transmission

June 15, 2016
Mothers with high HBV DNA levels who received tenofovir disoproxil fumarate therapy late in pregnancy had reduced risk for perinatal mother-to-child…

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Frequently undercooked chicken liver propagates Campylobacter infection in UK

June 15, 2016
Residents and chefs in the United Kingdom appear to prefer chicken livers cooked rare, resulting in a substantial portion of commercially served…

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Antiviral prophylaxis cost-effective to prevent perinatal HBV transmission

Infectious Disease News, June 2016
The use of an antiviral prophylaxis strategy in pregnant women with high hepatitis B virus infection viral load was more cost-effective for reducing…

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VIDEO: Systemic antibiotics increase C. difficile recurrence risk threefold

June 14, 2016
SAN DIEGO — In this exclusive video from DDW 2016, Monika Fischer, MD, from Indiana University, discusses her study which aimed to understand…

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HEPLISAV-B vaccine safe, effective against HBV in patients with type 2 diabetes

June 11, 2016
Adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus, who are more susceptible to hepatitis B virus infection than individuals without diabetes, had significantly…

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