HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Advances emerging in hepatitis management

New Orleans, LA Hepatitis, a potentially serious disease caused by a virus that attacks the liver, is a major problem worldwide. Hepatitis A is generally food-borne, while hepatitis B and C spread primarily through parenteral or sexual routes. Hepatitis B and C can be life-long, potentially deadly chronic infections. In studies presented today at Digestive Disease Week in New Orleans, researchers analyzed the causes of hepatitis and potential therapies that may improve care. Digestive Disease Week (DDW) is the largest international gathering of physicians, researchers and academics in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery.

"The hepatitis viruses, primarily A, B and C, are prevalent throughout the world, and safe and effective therapies are not available for many sufferers," said Anna Lok, M.D., of the University of Michigan. "Once we can fully understand how these viruses cause liver damage, we can develop more effective treatments to manage and cure the disease."

Prevalence and Predictors of HIV Coinfection in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C: A U.S. Multicenter Study (Abstract 107369*)

According to current estimates, coinfection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a major worldwide public health problem. Researchers in the VA Healthcare System examined the proportion of chronic HCV-infected patients who had been tested for HIV and related risk factors and found that improved screening programs are needed.

Data was prospectively collected in 4,364 HCV RNA positive patients undergoing evaluation for HCV therapy from 24 medical centers throughout the country over a one-year period. Of these patients, 77.9 percent had been tested for HIV, 15 percent were never tested, 6.7 percent did not know if they were tested, and 0.4 percent declined to answer. Among the HCV-infected patients who were tested for HIV, 8.4 percent were positive, 88.9 per
'"/>


17-May-2004


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Advances in Uterine Leiomyoma Research: 2nd NIH International Congress
2. Advances in plasma physics at Annual APS Meeting
3. Advances in plasma physics at Annual APS Meeting
4. Advances in understanding brain circuits responsible for tics in Tourettes shed light on disorder
5. Advances in Skeletal Anabolic Agents for the Treatment of Osteoporosis: A scientific meeting
6. Advances in prevention and treatment research hold promise for pipeline
7. Advances in MRI imaging may lead to new standards for faster diagnosis of multiple sclerosis
8. Peanut Allergy: Major Advances in Treatment and Education
9. "Radical" Discovery Advances Medicine and Plastics
10. Advances in On the Spot tests have huge public health implications
11. Immunex Advances CD40 Ligand To Phase II Clinical Trial In People With Metastatic Kidney Cancer

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/31/2020)... Conn. (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... device intended to improve outcomes for patients with advanced heart failure, today announced ... (SBIR) grant in the amount of $555,358 from the National Heart, Lung, and ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... August 28, 2020 , ... WHAT , Hespiro™ is a ... respiratory conditions, including COVID-19, while reducing the need for scarce mechanical ventilators. It ... gas and scrubs it free of carbon dioxide in a completely closed “rebreather” ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... August 28, 2020 , ... Integrated Viral Protection (IVP ... Florida school to deploy its breakthrough Mobile Biodefense Indoor Air Protection System that is ... Classical Academy plans to fully reopen equipped with the filtration system on September 8th. ...
(Date:8/27/2020)... GREENVALE, N.Y. (PRWEB) , ... August 27, 2020 ... ... Loren DePinto, has joined the Walk-in Dermatology team in its Greenvale, New York ... Long Island Nail and Skin Care Institute. She is certified in chemical peels, ...
(Date:8/26/2020)... ... August 26, 2020 , ... ... the upcoming Global Inclusion Online Forum, leading a session entitled, “A CEO Guide ... event of this magnitude designed to bring together the world’s leading diversity and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/27/2020)... ... August 27, 2020 , ... Trella Health, the leading ... provider of cloud CRM, marketing automation, and contact center solutions for senior living ... integration of Trella’s performance intelligence data and insights into Enquire’s CRM solution to ...
(Date:8/26/2020)... ... August 26, 2020 , ... ScripHessco has announced the release ... breaks down ways that chiropractors can help heal sports injuries and get athletes ... have an unusual amount of pressure and stress on their bodies, so checkups ...
(Date:8/26/2020)... CITY, Tenn. (PRWEB) , ... August 26, 2020 ... ... both commercial and in-home air purification systems kill Coronavirus. While air purification technologies, ... of viruses including SARS and even Ebola, no air purification system has published ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: