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Viral hepatitis causes more deaths than HIV, malaria, TB

Viral hepatitis causes more deaths than HIV, malaria, TB
September 22, 2017

Despite recent advances in hepatitis C treatment and the availability of hepatitis vaccinations, deaths attributable to viral hepatitis have exceeded those caused by all other chronic infectious diseases, including HIV, malaria and tuberculosis, according to findings from the Global Burden of Disease study.

“It’s outrageous, but not surprising,” Charles Gore, president of the World Hepatitis Alliance said in a press release. “This is largely due to a historic lack of political prioritization coupled with an absent global funding mechanism.”

Hepatitis A increase in NYC linked to travel among MSM

September 22, 2017
According to the CDC, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reported an increase in hepatitis A infection among men who have sex with men in the city…

Gastroenterology societies respond to CMS 2018 payment rules

September 22, 2017
The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the American Gastroenterological Association and the American College of Gastroenterology have issued comments and…
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Routine rapid HCV testing cost-effective in younger generations

September 22, 2017
Routine rapid testing for hepatitis C virus infection among adolescents and young adults was cost-effective when implemented in communities with a high prevalence of the…

Gurman says, ‘Our voice is their voice’ in explaining the importance of physician advocacy

September 22, 2017
At a time when the state of health care is in flux, it is critical that physicians engage in the national debate by telling their stories and those of their patients to…
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HCV Consults: Volume 1, Number 3

This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie and Genentech, Inc.

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Question 48: When Should A Pancreatic Duct Stent Be Used?

From Curbside Consultation of the Pancreas: 49 Clinical Questions
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VIDEO: Viral decline, drug level measured with fine-needle aspiration

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