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More follow-up testing needed for positive hepatitis C antibody tests | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Clinicians should perform an RNA hepatitis C virus (HCV) test to more definitively diagnose patients after a positive antibody test, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended.
The main challenge is increasing awareness and getting appropriate therapy to those who need it.
USPSTF recommends hepatitis C screening for baby boomers and high-risk patients | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
All patients born between 1945 and 1965 should be screened for hepatitis C virus (HCV), as should all high-risk patients, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently recommended.
Approvals of drugs to treat seizures, chronic hepatitis C virus infection, depression | ACP Hospitalist
Details on the latest drug and device approvals.
Rapid diagnostic tests and point-of-care tests for hepatitis C virus (HCV) are accurate enough to be used for first-line screening, according to a new study.
Meningitis vaccine, combination hepatitis C pill, and glucose meter for critically ill approved | ACP Hospitalist
Details on the latest recalls and approvals.
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Article reviews the current recommendations for the treatment of ascites, including hepatorenal syndrome and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis.
Hepatitis screening recommended for all patients born 1945-1965 | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
The CDC recently recommended that all Americans born between 1945 and 1965 have a one-time screening for hepatitis C.