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HCV therapy access reduces HCV-related deaths

Posted on April 12, 2015

A global reduction of HCV liver-related mortality is dependent on access to therapy Between 64 and 103 million individuals worldwide are estimated to be chronically infected with hepatitis C (HCV). Fortunately, with the advent of interferon-free therapy with SVR rates in pivotal phase 2 and 3 trials of between 92% and 100%, it’s possible to cure chronic HCV infection in more than 90% of patients with just 3 months of therapy. Unfortunately, ...

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Real-life HCV management in US urban center

Study provides a “real-life” snapshot of how HCV infection is being addressed in a major US urban center Acute hepatitis C infection is asymptomatic in 60-70% of individuals. Many people only learn that they are HCV-positive decades later, after their disease has progressed to cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, or liver failure. Unfortunately, 50-75% of people chronically infected with HCV remain unaware of their infection. Even if the ...

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Hepatitis C: topical and comprehensive seminar

The Lancet has published a topical and comprehensive seminar on hepatitis C The March 2015 issue of the Lancet contains an authoritative seminar on hepatitis C (Webster DP, et al. Lancet. 2015;385:1124-1135). The Lancet is one of the world's leading medical journals; an independent and authoritative voice in global medicine. Dr. Daniel Webster and colleagues' comprehensive HCV seminar includes discussion on the topics of hepatitis C virology, ...

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AJM Hepatitis C Resource Center: Updated

Posted on February 19, 2015
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The American Journal of Medicine (AJM) Hepatitis C Resource Center: A Newly Updated Educational Initiative Undiagnosed and untreated hepatitis C is a global public health issue, with growing numbers of patients suffering and dying from the consequences of chronic infection, including cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. The American Journal of Medicine (AJM) Hepatitis C Resource Center (hepcresource.amjmed.com), developed by AJM and ...

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