Tag: "hepatitis" at medical news
First UK cases of previously rare disease reported in gay men
...d other sexually transmitted infections, including hepatitis
C. Since then outbreaks have been reported in Antw...y men, 17 of whom were HIV positive. Four also had hepatitis
C infection. Five thought they had caught the infection in mainland Europe, while the others said t...
Opponents of needle-exchange programs should think about their message to drug users
...atitis. Between 50 and 80 percent of IDUs contract hepatitis
C the most dangerous strain -- within their first...lped avoid 25,000 cases of HIV and 21,000 cases of hepatitis
C. In U.S. dollars, Australia's investment of more than $71.8 million for the NEP resulted in a sav...
Donor age has no affect on long-term liver transplant survival
... effect of donor age on survival and recurrence of hepatitis
C after liver transplantation found that it influe...undergo liver transplantation for cirrhosis due to hepatitis
C are invariably re-infected with the virus after transplantation. When the disease recurs it often ...
End AIDS drug waiting lists, HIV care providers tell policymakers
...tment complications and additional conditions like hepatitis
C infection. This complexity is the reality of treating HIV infection today, and it's what Ryan White needs to address." HIVMA and AAHIVM are calling for groups receiving Ryan White grants to devote at least 25 percent of the funding to primary medi...
Many children are undervaccinated or have delayed vaccinations in their first 2 years of life
...mumps, and rubella; Haemophilus influenzae type b; hepatitis
B; and varicella) and all vaccines combined, number of late vaccines, and risk factors for severe delay of vaccination. The researchers found that children were undervaccinated an average of 172 days for all vaccines combined during their first 24 mo...
Genetic amplification (NAAT) test detects HIV more effectively than standard tests in urban study
...sion of approximately five HIV-1 infections and 56 hepatitis
C virus infections each year since it was initiated for screening donor blood. "Adding NAAT-based screening to standard HIV testing for can identify people with acute HIV infection earlier when they may be most infectious and at risk for spreading th...
Study examines harm reduction among injection drug users
...jection and disposal were not associated with HIV, hepatitis
C or syringe sharing. "Among the people we surveye...e industrialized world and is an important HIV and hepatitis
prevention for new injection drug users," said Dr. Sherman. Melanie Rouch, MHS, doctoral student wit...
Cancer in patients with hepatitis C
People infected with the hepatitis
C virus (HCV) have a higher risk of developing non...authors report. "Although the delayed diagnosis of hepatitis
C most probably has made us underestimate the risk, this study showed that the risk of B-cell non-Ho...
Scientists replicate hepatitis C virus in laboratory
For the first time, scientists have replicated hepatitis
C virus (HCV) in the laboratory. The ability to r...e United States and the world. One in a series of hepatitis
viruses, HCV accounts for about 15 percent of acute hepatitis
cases, 60 to 70 percent of chronic hep...
Radiologists offer non-surgical treatment for early-stage liver cancer
...e utmost importance that all patients with chronic hepatitis
or cirrhosis who are known to be at risk to develop liver cancer are carefully monitored for timely detection of the emergence of a tumor." Ablation Success Confirmed by Pathologic Examination A second study published in the March issue of Radiol...
Hepatitis B viral load, genotype affect liver cancer risk, study finds
Infection with a specific subtype of hepatitis
B virus (HBV) and a high viral load are associated both independently and additively with an increased risk of a type of liver cancer, according to a new study in the February 16 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Chronic infect...
HIV vaccine trial breaks ground for future research
... the type of vaccine used to develop a vaccine for hepatitis
B. The vaccine was tested in a double-blind, randomized study of healthy participants who did not use intravenous drugs. The volunteers were men who have sex with men or women at high risk for heterosexual transmission. The vaccine and placebo were g...
National Academies News: William H. Foege to receive Public Welfare Medal, Academy's highest honor
...up programs to immunize children worldwide against hepatitis
B and hemophilus influenza B and in initiating programs to develop vaccines against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. Now retired, Foege still works actively with both organizations, serving as an emeritus professor at Emory and a Gates Fellow. ...
Depression caused by common treatment for hepatitis C may affect outcome
...were significantly less likely to have cleared the hepatitis
C virus from their blood following six months of t... Unfortunately, however, the current treatment for hepatitis
C interferon-alpha plus ribavirin produces a high rate of psychiatric side effects that have long ...
How to avoid the health risks of Hajj
...of important bloodborne infections such as HIV and hepatitis
B and C, especially as one of the rites of Hajj is for men to have their head shaved. "With sensible precautions, most of these problems should be preventable," say the authors. The need for vaccination means that a "Hajj travel consultation" is now ...
No advantage of combination drug therapy for chronic hepatitis B Infection
... the best treatment option for people with chronic hepatitis
B infection. Patients successfully treated for chronic hepatitis
B are less likely to develop cirrhosis, liver failure, and liver cancer. Previous research has sugge...
NIH action plan charts future challenges for liver disease research
...include: Improving the success rate of therapy of hepatitis
C. The currently recommended regimen of antiviral...therapies are needed to benefit more patients with hepatitis
C. Developing noninvasive ways to measure liver fibrosis. Currently, liver biopsy is the standar...
Guidelines for following pediatric cancer survivors aim to reduce medical complications
...ssues such as eye problems, liver and bone health, hepatitis
and the risk of second cancers are also addressed. As new information becomes available it will be used to update the guidelines. "Our goal was to bring together in one place the collective information and wisdom that has been published or is part of...
Other highlights in the December 15 JNCI
... Cigarette smoking, heavy alcohol consumption, and hepatitis
B infection are all independent risk factors for d...n the world, particularly in Asia and Africa where hepatitis
and aflatoxin exposures are common. Risk factors include chronic alcohol consumption, cigarette smok...
Anniversary of one of the largest hepatitis A outbreaks in the US brings experts together
Alexandria, VA December 13, 2004 As a result of hepatitis
A outbreaks across the country, former United Stat... on the one-year anniversary of one of the largest hepatitis
A outbreaks in U.S. history, which caused devastating health effects and severely affected families ...
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