Tag: "hepatitis" at medical news
Hepatitis A in US drops substantially after implementation of vaccination program
Following implementation of an expanded program of hepatitis
A vaccination of children, the overall hepatitis
A rate in the U.S. has declined by 76 percent, according to a study in the July 13 issue of JAMA . ...
New drug abuse treatment shows promise
... lower rates of injection drug use, lower rates of hepatitis
C infection and have no prior history of methadone treatment. Other authors on the study included Marek Chawarski, Patrick G. O'Connor, Richard S. Schottenfeld and David A. Fiellin....
Therapy may not be necessary for autoimmune hepatitis with no symptoms
It is not uncommon for patients with autoimmune hepatitis
(AIH), a disease in which the patient's own immune system attacks the liver, to have no symptoms. Such cases are being diagnosed more frequently due to the increased practice of administering routine liver enzyme and antibody tests. Whether or not to...
Johns Hopkins team finds 'ancestral' hepatitis-C virus at the root of evolution in infections
...he virus during the acute phase of infection, when hepatitis
C initially escapes the body's defenses and establ...r life and can cause death." According to Cox, the hepatitis
C virus naturally mutates, or alters its genome, very rapidly. Its strains have two to three times ...
Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, June 7, 2005
... Conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, hepatitis
and obstructive lung disease were not more common ...n March 2000 and July 2001 infected 99 people with hepatitis
C virus, a new study finds (Article, p. 898). Standard infection-control recommendations are to use...
Northwestern Memorial researchers aim to find answer to halting the progression of fatty liver
...iver diseases, such as alcoholic liver disease and hepatitis
C," says Dr. Rinella. "We didn't really even start understanding the gravity of this problem in our patients until about 10 years ago." NASH is most often discovered during routine laboratory testing. Additional tests help confirm the presence of NA...
UC Davis Cancer Center awarded $4.5 million
... reducing the unequal and preventable burden of hepatitis
B-induced liver cancer in Asian Americans by increasing hepatitis
B immunization rates in children and screening rates in adults. improving breast and cervical can...
Personalized immunosuppression with leading organ transplant therapy may optimize patient care
...s in therapeutic areas including cancer, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis
C, transplantation, dermatology and influenza. Roche's Diagnostics Division supplies a wide array of innovative testing products and services to researchers, physicians, patients, hospitals and laboratories world-wide. For further information, please...
University of Pittsburgh study shows using expanded critera donors is safe
...URGH, May 24 Patients who had received livers from hepatitis
B virus core antibody (HBcAb) positive (indicates prior exposure to hepatitis
B) and/or hepatitis
C virus (HCV) positive donors had similar graft and patient survival compared to...
Tobacco use persists after liver transplant for alcoholic liver disease
...the transplant population. Recipients who also had hepatitis
B virus or hepatitis
C virus were more likely to smoke, as were those with a history of abusing substances (beyond alcoho...
Steroid-free regimen with CellCept found comparable to standard therapy in liver transplantation
...atment regimen in liver transplant recipients with hepatitis
C. One-year data from an open label study reporte...sed ability to fight infection. For patients with hepatitis
C, steroids are widely recognized to have an adverse effect on virus replication, putting them at an...
Study shows grapefruit extract can heal stomach ulcers
...atty liver (fat buildup in liver cells), alcoholic hepatitis
(an inflammatory condition) or cirrhosis (replacement of normal tissue with fibrous scar tissue). Male and female rats were divided into groups and given either no alcohol (IC) or alcohol (AF) in a higher carbohydrate diet (LDC) or a low-carb, hig...
Smoking increases risk for liver, pancreatic and colorectal cancers
...history, alcohol consumption, diabetes, history of hepatitis
and demographic data of patients with HCC and compared it to the chronic liver disease patients without HCC. "As with other organs in the body, the effects of tobacco can have damaging consequences on the liver, significantly increasing the risk of...
UCLA study assesses cost-effectiveness of Hepatitis B drugs
...effectiveness of current modern drugs for treating hepatitis
B -- a disease affecting 350 million worldwide. Pu...gree of uncertainly exists on how to best initiate hepatitis
B treatment due to a constant influx of newer, more expensive drugs that all have varying risks and ...
Sabin Gold Medal awarded to vaccine developer Dr. Albert Z. Kapikian
...nd two colleagues identified the virus that causes hepatitis
A. He also became the first in the United States to detect and visualize human rotavirus, which was discovered by others in Australia. He dedicated his efforts to studying this leading cause of severe diarrhea in infants and children, which accounts ...
Fragile US vaccine system needs improvement despite dramatic gains in health over past century
...s in the past 10 years for varicella (chickenpox), hepatitis
A, and pneumococcal disease have led to significant reductions in disease in young children, including a drop of 92 percent in mortality from chickenpox in children four years and younger. Despite its successes, the U.S. vaccine system is fragile an...
Digestive Disease Week 2005 spotlights breakthrough research in digestive health
... including new developments and reviews of various hepatitis
treatments, capsule endoscopy, digestive cancers, GERD therapies, liver disease and genetics and Barrett's esophagus controversies, among others. Press releases from the meeting will be available at www.eurekalert.org . Or, please contact Kellie ...
Scalpel-free surgery could reduce risk of HIV and hepatitis exposure for health care workers
While the incidence of disease from HIV and hepatitis
is increasing in the United States, little is know...n estimated 40,000 new cases of HIV each year, and hepatitis
C is increasing at an even faster rate, according to the report. The study concludes that by studyi...
Treating children with chronic hepatitis C
...ore than half of 61 children infected with chronic hepatitis
C achieved a sustained viral response after treatm...e best available treatment for adults with chronic hepatitis
C, but until now, no published studies have examined its value of for children. To address this lack...
Milk thistle does not reduce deaths from liver diseases, best studies find
...en effective in lowering mortality in alcoholic or hepatitis
B or C liver disease, according to a systematic re...chronic alcoholic liver cirrhosis, liver fibrosis, hepatitis
and/or steatosis, and viral-induced liver disease (hepatitis B and/or hepatitis
C). Patients with ra...
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