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Occult HBV does not affect HCC resection outcomes

July 24, 2017

The presence of hepatitis B core antibody, or HBcAb, did not affect the outcomes of hepatic resection in patients with either hepatitis C-related or non-B, non-C hepatocellular carcinoma, according to results of a recent study. However, the data showed a possible link between occult hepatitis B infection and hepatocarcinogenesis in patients with non-B, non-C HCC.

“Because measurement of HBcAb is not included in the regular screening protocol for HBV infection at many institutions, the actual prognostic influence of HBcAb-positivity in HCC patients remains unclear,” Shinji Itoh, MD, PhD, from the Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Fukuoka, Japan, and colleagues wrote. “Given the apparently high proportion of patients with a history of HBV, the clinical features of the HBcAb-positive subgroup of [non-B, non-C] HCC or HCV-related HCC patients need to be explored to allow for better clinical management of HCC.”

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Saliva-based assay successfully tests for hepatitis E

July 24, 2017
Newly developed oral fluid-based immunoassays had high concordance with commercial high-performance serum enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay kits in testing for recent or…
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HBV while pregnant increases risk for HBV vaccination failure in newborns

July 20, 2017
Researchers observed a significant association between the presence of higher hepatitis B DNA at 28 to 30 weeks of gestation in pregnant women and immunoprophylaxis…
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HCC risk increases in men with HBV, multiple metabolic risk factors

July 17, 2017
Men aged 40 to 65 years with chronic hepatitis B and a high burden of metabolic risk factors had increased risk for hepatocellular carcinoma, especially is they were…
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HCV VOICE II: Optimizing Virological Outcomes with Integrated HCV Education

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