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Exclusive HCV Interview: Julio Gutierrez, MD

So my first question is what do you see as the biggest challenges associated with the hepatitis C epidemic in the U.S.? JULIO GUTIERREZ: There are three main challenges currently associated with eradicating hepatitis C in the United States: Most patients in the US are still not receiving care for their hepatitis C infection. In order to cure HCV in these patients, they must be tested and referred for therapy. The availability of DAAs is ...

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Exclusive Hepatitis C Interview: Daryl Luster

So my first question is, can you please tell me a little bit about yourself? DARYL LUSTER: Oh, gosh, what’s to tell? I’m 61 this month. Regarding my background, if somebody had said to me 10, even 15 years ago, that I would be involved in health advocacy, I would have said, huh?  No. Really? So it’s been a real shift for me. I come from a business background. I’ve been in business for most of my life.  When I say business, I mean ...

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Exclusive HCV Interview: Lucinda K Porter, RN

Please tell me a little bit about yourself. LUCINDA: I was a patient who was infected with hepatitis C in 1988, and I turned that into an opportunity to learn more about hepatitis C. I have been working in this field since 1997. Along the way, I worked at Stanford Medical Center in their Hepatology Division. I’ve also done a lot of writing since the late ’90s, and I wrote two books, both of them on hepatitis C. Currently, I work as a ...

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Key AASLD 2015 HCV Abstracts: Dr. Lebovics

For more information on the selected AASLD 2015 HCV abstracts below and others to be presented at The International Liver Congress™, please click here to review the Congress abstract e-book. Decreased work productivity in patients with chronic hepatitis C Abstract 18 Reduced Work Productivity (WP), Absenteeism and Presenteeism of Patients Infected with Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) are Independently Predicted by Physical Component of ...

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New HCV Peer-Reviewed PDFs For Free!

For one month only! HCV Peer-Reviewed PDF Bonanza!!! To satisfy your educational needs, Elsevier Multimedia Publishing has made available another 18 new, peer-reviewed, full text articles for free! Please see below for a list of these articles, which can readily be accessed in our American Journal of Medicine Hepatitis C Resource Center (hepcresource.amjmed.com). Note that these free, full text HCV peer-reviewed articles will be ...

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Dr. E Lebovics: Post-EASL 2015 HCV Interview

During our last interview, you mentioned that extending the use of all oral, interferon-free, hepatitis C regimens to special populations including those with decompensated cirrhosis, post-transplant, and renal failure is an area of great interest. We would like to hear your thoughts on relevant clinical data presented at The International Liver Congress™ 2015, 50th annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver, in ...

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Free HCV Peer-Reviewed PDF Bonanza!!!

Posted on May 25, 2015

From now until the end of the month only! Free HCV Peer-Reviewed PDF Bonanza!!! To satisfy your educational needs, Elsevier Multimedia Publishing has made available approximately 40 new, peer-reviewed, full text articles for free! Please see below for a list of these articles, which can readily be accessed in our American Journal of Medicine Hepatitis C Resource Center (hepcresource.amjmed.com). Note that ALL currently available, free, ...

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EASL 2015 Hepatitis Research: Dr A. Ploss

For more information on the selected EASL 2015 Hepatitis abstracts below and others to be presented at The International Liver Congress™, please click here to review the Congress abstract e-book. Abstract G09 Targeting a Host-Cell Entry Factor Barricades Antiviral Resistant HCV Variants From On-Therapy Breakthrough In Human-Liver Mice Vercauteren K et al. The International Liver Congress™ 2015, 50th annual meeting of the European ...

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Special Interview on HCV: Dr. S. Wiktor of WHO

Thank you for agreeing to participate in this special interview on HCV. What do you see as the biggest global challenges in the diagnosis, screening, and treatment of hepatitis C? Dr. Wiktor: The landscape is changing very quickly and it is being driven by remarkable progress in the development of direct-acting antiviral therapies for hepatitis C. We hear excitement at conferences like EASL and also from the journals, but this excitement has ...

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New list: free peer-reviewed HCV articles: May 8

Posted on May 8, 2015

See below for a new list of free peer-reviewed HCV articles, available free for a limited time, only in our American Journal of Medicine Hepatitis C Resource Center (hepcresource.amjmed.com). New peer-reviewed, full-text articles in the section of the Resource Center focused toward Hepatologists, Gastroenterologists & Infectious Disease Specialists. Internal PubMed links provided for you to review the abstracts only, please visit ...

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