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Progression and Response to Therapy of Hepatitis C

Progression and Response to Therapy of Hepatitis C

This review article focuses on some of the current knowledge on and management of the clinical consequences of overweight/obesity, steatosis, and insulin resistance on chronic HCV.......[Read More]
Extended Treatment Duration for Treatment Naïve Chronic HCV

Extended Treatment Duration for Treatment Naïve Chronic HCV

How important is treatment duration in hepatitis C? How closely should it be monitored?......[Read More]
Anti-HBV Effect of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine

Anti-HBV Effect of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine

Can traditional Chinese herbal medicine play a role in the treatment of chronic hepatitis B? This review examines its antiviral effects.......[Read More]
Hepatitis B Vaccination Cuts Deaths From Liver Disease, Cancer: Study

Hepatitis B Vaccination Cuts Deaths From Liver Disease, Cancer: Study

Taiwan study highlights need for vaccination for all, U.S. expert says......[Read More]
PEG-IFN/Ribavirin/Fluvastatin Therapy for Chronic HCV

PEG-IFN/Ribavirin/Fluvastatin Therapy for Chronic HCV

What types of drugs in combination work best in hepatitis C? This new study explores the options.......[Read More]
Relapse to Prior Therapy - Most Important Factor for Retreatment Response

Relapse to Prior Therapy - Most Important Factor for Retreatment Response

What is the best treatment to induce sustained virologic response (SVR) in relapsing patients?......[Read More]
Enhanced Surveillance of Hepatitis C

Enhanced Surveillance of Hepatitis C

What's new in hepatitis C surveillance across the European Union?......[Read More]
Hepatitis C - Contamination of Toothbrushes: Myth or Reality?

Hepatitis C - Contamination of Toothbrushes: Myth or Reality?

This study examines the contamination of toothbrushes in patients with chronic hepatitis C as a model for a possible unconventional way of transmission.......[Read More]
Histology in Chronic Hepatitis B Patients With Genotype C

Histology in Chronic Hepatitis B Patients With Genotype C

The authors conclude that a large proportion of CHB patients with genotype C, and high viral load, had significant liver disease on liver biopsy, and should be considered for antiviral therapy.......[Read More]
Brownish Epithelium in Squamous Neoplasia of the Esophagus

Brownish Epithelium in Squamous Neoplasia of the Esophagus

What does brownish epithelium in squamous neoplasia of the esophagus suggest about the progress of disease? This new study explains.......[Read More]
Chronic Hepatitis C in Children

Chronic Hepatitis C in Children

Does hepatitis C present differently in children than in adults, and how is it best treated in this particular age group?......[Read More]
Comparison of Laryngitis Patients With and Without Reflux

Comparison of Laryngitis Patients With and Without Reflux

How does chronic laryngitis develop, and is it more common with or without reflux symptoms? This new study investigates.......[Read More]
Lamivudine Monotherapy in Chronic Hepatitis B: Genotypic Evidence

Lamivudine Monotherapy in Chronic Hepatitis B: Genotypic Evidence

Longitudinal study results provide new genotypic evidence about lamivudine monotherapy in chronic hepatitis B.......[Read More]
Hepatitis C Drug Telaprevir Raises Cure Rate

Hepatitis C Drug Telaprevir Raises Cure Rate

Adding the experimental hepatitis C drug telaprevir to standard interferon/ribavirin therapy cured 75% of newly treated patients and shortened treatment time, drug maker Vertex announced.......[Read More]
24 Weeks vs 48 Weeks of Treatment in HCV Genotype 1

24 Weeks vs 48 Weeks of Treatment in HCV Genotype 1

Patients with genotype 1 respond poorly to interferon-based treatment when compared with those with genotypes 2 and 3.......[Read More]
Prognostic System for Liver Cirrhosis: Model for End-Stage Liver Disease

Prognostic System for Liver Cirrhosis: Model for End-Stage Liver Disease

The prognostic model for end-stage liver disease. Has it been expanded beyond the originally intended capacity?......[Read More]
Whipple's Disease

Whipple's Disease

A 55-year-old man was admitted to hospital with weakness, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.......[Read More]
Hepatitis C Virus Diversity and Hepatic Steatosis

Hepatitis C Virus Diversity and Hepatic Steatosis

How common is it for patients with hepatitis C to present with hepatic steatosis?......[Read More]
Impact of Adefovir Dipivoxil on Liver Fibrosis and Activity

Impact of Adefovir Dipivoxil on Liver Fibrosis and Activity

The aim was to assess the utility of FibroTest-ActiTest (FT-AT) as noninvasive markers of histological changes in patients with chronic hepatitis.......[Read More]
Diagnosis of Cirrhosis in HBV: Liver Stiffness Test

Diagnosis of Cirrhosis in HBV: Liver Stiffness Test

Is the liver stiffness measurement test an adequate way to diagnose cirrhosis in hepatitis B patients?......[Read More]