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Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty results in successful weight loss

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty results in successful weight loss

The procedure could be used as alternative to bariatric surgery for selected patients with obesity.

Healthday HCV patients with diabetes may have increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma

HCV patients with diabetes may have increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma

Diabetes could increase the risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with hepatitis C.

News VA offers hepatitis, HIV screening to veterans who received improper dental care

VA offers hepatitis, HIV screening to veterans who received improper dental care

A VA center in Wisconsin is advising veterans to be screened for hepatitis and HIV after receiving care from a dentist who did not follow VA procedures.

News Novel method identifies patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Novel method identifies patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Researchers described a new method to quantify hepatic fibrogenesis flux rates in the liver tissue and noninvasively in blood.

Healthday Ledipasvir-sofosbuvir treatment safe for kidney recipients with hepatitis C

Ledipasvir-sofosbuvir treatment safe for kidney recipients with hepatitis C

Treatment for 12 or 24 weeks is safe and efficacious for kidney transplant recipients with hepatitis C virus.

Healthday Probable interaction identified between hepatitis C treatments

Probable interaction identified between hepatitis C treatments

Researchers identified an interaction between ribavirin with paritaprevir/ritonavir/ombitasvir and dasabuvir.

News More than 1 million people treated with new hepatitis C drugs

More than 1 million people treated with new hepatitis C drugs

The cost of the new hepatitis C drugs in low- and certain middle-income countries is rapidly declining, according to a WHO study.

News Excessive energy drink consumption leads to acute hepatitis case

Excessive energy drink consumption leads to acute hepatitis case

A 50-year-old man presents to the emergency department with abdominal pain, nausea, jaundice, and dark urine.

Healthday Antibiotics associated with reduced mortality rate in cirrhosis patients

Antibiotics associated with reduced mortality rate in cirrhosis patients

Timely administration of antibiotics was associated with a 30% reduction in 30 day mortality.

Healthday HBV and HCV coinfection increases non-Hodgkin risk in ART-treated HIV

HBV and HCV coinfection increases non-Hodgkin risk in ART-treated HIV

Patients with HIV receiving antiretroviral treatment have a higher risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma with HBV and HCV coinfection.

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