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Penn Authors Urge Transplantation of Hepatitis C-Infected Kidneys in Some Non-Infected Patients

NEJM Perspective Points to Use of Hepatitis C-Positive Kidneys as One Solution to Kidney Shortage ...

China's hepatitis crises

La Trobe study shows gaps in China's health system contributing to hepatitis epidemic. ...

The new detection method for a key drug resistant hepatitis C virus mutation

A rapid, sensitive, and accurate method to detect drug resistant hepatitis C virus (HCV) mutants has been developed. Researchers at Hiroshima University established a system and evaluate the proportion of patients harboring this mutation prior to treatment. This new system for detecting mutant strains may provide important pre-treatment information valuable not only for treatment decisions but also for prediction of disease progression in HCV genotype 1b patients. ... Full story

New Hepatitis C Treatment Needs No Antiviral Boost

The drug approved to treat patients infected with the hepatitis C virus needs no help from other antivirals, according to a study released online this week in the journal Hepatology. ... Full story

Helping doctors predict what’s next for patients diagnosed with Hepatitis C

Patient risk model can help target costly HCV treatment to those with most urgent need ... Full story

Hepatitis C success based on strong research

The new hepatitis C drugs represent a genuine breakthrough in pharmaceutical research, and would not have been possible without the work done on the virus by Charles Rice at Rockefeller University. Dr Rice is now coming to Sweden to speak about hepatitis C for the annual Nicholson lecture, where an introduction will be given by one of Sweden’s best-known hepatitis C patients, Professor Hans Rosling. ... Full story

Lives could be saved with hepatitis C treatment

In a letter to the Medical Journal of Australia published today, a Monash University-led team is asking for hepatitis C virus patients to gain improved access to drugs to prevent liver related deaths. ... Full story

WHO moves to improve access to lifesaving medicines for hepatitis C, drug-resistant TB and cancers

GENEVA - WHO today published the new edition of its Model List of Essential Medicines which includes ground-breaking new treatments for hepatitis C, a variety of cancers (including breast cancer and leukaemia) and multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (TB), among others. The move opens the way to improve access to innovative medicines that show clear clinical benefits and could have enormous public health impact globally. ... Full story

Interferon-Free Therapy Clears Hepatitis C in 93 Percent of Patients in Trial

By Duke Medicine News and Communications - DURHAM, N.C. – A 12-week dose of an investigational three-drug hepatitis C combination cleared the virus in 93 percent of patients with liver cirrhosis who hadn’t previously been treated, according to a study in the May 5, 2015, issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association. ... Full story

CUHK Reveals Hepatitis B Prevalence Among Pregnant Women Remains High

Despite More Than 25 Years of Universal Hepatitis B Vaccination ... Full story

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