In a study, 24% of confiscated drug snorting straws tested positive for human blood.
Patients previously treated for HCC have a high risk of tumor recurrence in the long term.
The combination drug treats 6 strains of chronic hepatitis C.
The number of deaths associated with hepatitis C is higher than the total number of deaths resulting from 60 other infectious diseases.
The source of a patient's liver transplant did not significantly affect rates of disease recurrence.
Nearly 85% of patients achieved significant pain relief at 1-year follow up.
Treatment guidelines must expand to focus on patients co-infected with both HCV and HIV.
Patients with HCV/HIV coinfections had a much higher risk of HCV recurrence.
Regular coffee consumption increased the survival rate of patients with ESLD.
Education of high risk populations and regular testing are crucial steps clinicians can take to stem the spread of hepatitis C infection.
The organization encourages dialysis providers to improve current infection control practices.
97% of surveyed patients were malnourished after a pre-operation period of fasting.
Hepatitis C drugs Viekira Pak and Technivie have been recently linked to serious liver damage in patients with advanced liver disease, said the FDA.
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is rapidly emerging as one of the most common "incidental findings" identified with radiographic testing. One in four adults is found to have the condition when undergoing abdominal ultrasound.