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Real-world impact of sofosbuvir HCV regimens

New study addresses the real-world effectiveness of sofosbuvir (SOF)-based anti-HCV regimens in a diverse patient population consisting of difficult to treat patients. More than a quarter of the assessed US Veterans Affairs (VA) population with chronic HCV infection were African American, almost 90% were over the age of 55, over a third were overweight, and substan...

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Liver transplant failure risk: Females with HCV

Prospective Liver Match study unequivocally shows that female gender is a risk factor for graft loss after liver transplantation for hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related cirrhosis. Women lose their graft more frequently than men, secondary to more aggressive recurrent HCV infection. This study also confirms that the use of elderly donors is a strong predictor of poor ...

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Coffee Decreases HCV Advanced Fibrosis Risk

New study indicates that an average daily intake of an estimated 100 mg of caffeine from coffee, tea, or soda is associated with an approximately one-third reduction in odds of advanced fibrosis, although higher intake does not seem to confer any additional benefit. Interestingly, tea intake in those who do not consume coffee may also be associated with a decrea...

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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, ...

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Beneficial Effect of Statins on HCV Infection

In a large, national cohort study assessing the impact of statin use upon progression of fibrosis in an unselected group of patients with various stages and genotypes of HCV, controlling for known confounders, statin use was significantly associated with decreased progression of fibrosis independent of having attained an SVR. This is the first study to demonstrate ...

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Hepatitis C related complications are increasing!

Hepatitis C-related complications substantially increased between 2005 and 2009: patients with HCV are getting sicker Of all the people in the US living with hepatitis C (HCV), an estimated 76% are adults born during 1945 to 1965: a generation known as the Baby Boomers. A sizeable percentage of Baby Boomers are unaware of their infection status, and given that ...

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PCPs report lack of confidence in HCV screening

60% of primary care physicians report a lack of confidence in screening for hepatitis C A survey of Primary Care Physicians (PCPs) actively involved in the care of patients with Hepatitis C (HCV) reveals that up to 60% of PCPs are either not very confident or only somewhat confident about screening individuals for chronic HCV infection. This survey, highlighted by ...

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Addressing the Global Hepatitis C Crisis

The number of individuals suffering from the devastating consequences of chronic Hepatitis C (HCV) infection is increasing worldwide. HCV infection is typically asymptomatic for decades but up to 80% of people infected with HCV will develop chronic disease. Progressive liver fibrosis is an important consequence of chronic HCV infection, with resultant cirrhosis that ...

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