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HCV linkage-to-care for baby boomers in the ED

Recent study highlights the necessity of providing HCV screening and linkage-to-care to baby boomer patients in the emergency department HCV-infected individuals are more likely to use the emergency department (ED) for care than any other healthcare venue. HCV antibody prevalence appears to be between 4-18% in the general ED population. Frequent users of the care ...

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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' ...

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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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HCV RNA Testing in HCV Seropositive Patients

Only 48% of HCV Seropositive Patients Undergo HCV RNA Testing and Only 5% Initiate Therapy The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends one-time hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing of individuals born between 1945 and 1965, with follow-up RNA testing for those with reactive serology. A study published last year in the journal Open Forum Infectious ...

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Barriers to Hepatitis C Screening and Testing

US Healthcare Providers Share Perspectives on Barriers to Hepatitis C Screening and Testing In 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that all individuals born during 1945 to 1965 (the birth cohort with the highest prevalence of HCV) receive a onetime test for HCV, assessment for alcohol use and intervention as indicated, and ...

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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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