Tag: "hepatitis" at medical news
Study reveals gaps in vaccine financing for underinsured children
...te, tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap), hepatitis
A, influenza, rotavirus, and human papillomavirus vaccines have led to a 7.5-fold increase in the cost to fully vaccinate a child in the public sector (from $155 in 1995 to $1,170 in 2007), the authors write. Childhood vaccines in the U.S. are fin...
Needle-stick injuries are common but unreported by surgeons in training
...ing patients whose blood could be a source of HIV, hepatitis
and other infections. Authors of the report app...ealth care workers to reduce the spread of HIV and hepatitis
infection. Makary says injuries could be greatly reduced by hospitals increasing the use of nurse p...
UK and other European countries should introduce universal childhood hepatitis B vaccination
...countries should be universally vaccinated against hepatitis
B to eliminate the major public-health impact of t...f The Lancet Infectious Diseases. Infection with hepatitis
B causes between 500,000 and 1.2 million deaths per year worldwide, with around 22,000 of these deat...
Liver cancer patients with high serum levels of hepatitis B virus face poorer outcomes
... had a significantly increased incidence of severe hepatitis
which was associated with the worst survival. The ...ignificantly higher incidence of developing severe hepatitis
during chemotherapy and had poorer survival. Other factors significantly affecting survival were hig...
When HIV and liver disease co-exist
...tion, more HIV patients who are also infected with hepatitis
B or C are experiencing the progression of their l...use of shared modes of transmission, HIV and viral hepatitis
infections often coexist. Since therapies have made HIV a manageable condition, hepatologists are se...
JRRD releases single-topic issue on pain and pain management
...n of this technology. A closer look at pain and hepatitis
C: Preliminary data from a veteran population, pg. 231 Many veterans who have hepatitis
C also experience pain. Researchers are learning how to care for patients who experience hepatitis
Hepatitis C negatively impacts HIV
... were negatively affected by co-infection with the hepatitis
C virus (HCV). These findings appear in the June issue of Alcoholism: Clinical Experimental Research. Co-infection of HIV and HCV is a significant medical and public health concern due to its increasing prevalence and complex patient management. ...
Hepatitis B patients' understanding of infection and treatment deficient
Many patients with chronic hepatitis
B are deficient in their understanding of the life...ng and are a wake-up call to physicians caring for hepatitis
B patients that we need to educate our patients more about risk factors, modes of transmission and e...
New Mayo Clinic MRI technology enables noninvasive liver diagnoses
... 170 million people in the world are known to have hepatitis
C, and nearly one-fourth of those will develop severe liver fibrosis. MRE can help us noninvasively identify fibrosis in this large patient population." A second study looked at whether MRE can accurately measure portal hypertension, or high blood...
Studies show role of age, gender, race and weight on cancer risk and treatment
...rise in part due to the high prevalence of chronic hepatitis
C infection, which increases the risk for the disease. Surgery is the only potential curative treatment for HCC and this study sought to determine the patterns of use for this treatment. Researchers from the University of Michigan Health System in...
Cure for hepatitis C announced by VCU researcher
...n combination with ribavirin, points to a cure for hepatitis
C, the leading cause of cirrhosis, liver cancer an... Inc. Nearly all -- 99 percent of patients with hepatitis
C who were treated successfully with peginterferon alone, or in combination with ribavirin, had no d...
The hepatitis C link: Diagnose, treat, transplant
...07 (DDW) analyzes advancements in the diagnosis of hepatitis
C and therapies available to patients who suffer f...ery. "Almost four million Americans have chronic hepatitis
C infections and are at risk for of cirrhosis, liver failure, liver cancer and transplantation," sai...
Could statins be a new option for hepatitis C patients?
...agement therapies, for improving the management of hepatitis
C a disease that affects nearly four million Amer...s. Although there have been no new treatments for hepatitis
C since the introduction of pegylated interferon in 2001, the opportunity to develop a new generatio...
Drugs users are increasingly more cautious with needles
...oved hygiene drug users acquired less HIV and less hepatitis
C. Hepatitis Smit also examined coinfections.... cause, but the study also revealed an increase in hepatitis
and liver-related death. The cause of this was mostly hepatitis
C. Drugs users with both HIV and ...
Hepatitis C increases risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma
...dy in the May 9 issue of JAMA. The prevalence of hepatitis
C virus (HCV) is estimated at 1.6 percent of the U.S. population. It is more common among U.S. military veterans who use the Veterans Affairs (VA) medical system, in which approximately five percent of veterans are infected with HCV. HCV infection ...
Risk of lymphoma increases with hepatitis C virus infection
People infected with the hepatitis
C virus (HCV) are at an increased risk of developi...4 represented patients who were diagnosed with the hepatitis
C virus, while 572,293 represented patients who were not. Based on that review, researchers determin...
Health officials renew Indo-US Vaccine Action Program
...ul collaborations include the development of a new hepatitis
C diagnostic test for Indian patients. As a demonstration of the programs commitment to move from discovery to public health impact, VAP also will assist the commercial development of these diagnostic measures. This is especially important because cu...
HCV patients survival after liver transplantation is not improving
For liver transplant recipients without hepatitis
C (HCV), survival has improved over time. However, for recipients with HCV, survival has not improved, according to a study in the May issue of Liver Transplantation, the official journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (A...
Liver stiffness indicates portal hypertension
...redict severe portal hypertension in patients with hepatitis
C-related cirrhosis, according to a new study in the May issue of Hepatology, the official journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hepatology is available online via Wiley Int...
Experimental flu vaccine appears promising in early tests
...of highly effective vaccines for the prevention of hepatitis
B virus and human papillomavirus. Among the available expression technologies, recombinant baculovirus is especially well suited for production of influenza vaccine because the rapidity with which genes can be cloned and inserted into this vector fac...
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