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More follow-up testing needed for positive hepatitis C antibody tests

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.
May 2013

Meningitis vaccine, combination hepatitis C pill, and glucose meter for critically ill approved

Combined ledipasvir and sofosbuvir (Harvoni) to treat chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 infection. ... Previously, FDA-approved meningococcal vaccines only covered serogroups A, C, Y, and W.
January 2015

USPSTF recommends hepatitis C screening for baby boomers and high-risk patients

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. All patients born between 1945 and 1965 should be
June 2013

MKSAP quiz on hepatology

He has a history of cirrhosis due to hepatitis C viral infection. ... He has a history of cirrhosis due to hepatitis C viral infection and also has anxiety.
June 2019

COPD transitions, afib in sepsis

Drug use-associated infective endocarditis was identified by a diagnosis code indicating recreational drug use, withdrawal, dependence, poisoning, or a diagnosis of hepatitis C virus infection in patients born after 1965 ... They added that using
June 2019

Rapid and point-of-care tests accurate for HCV

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. ... In light of their accuracy and the urgent need to increase hepatitis C screening in
October 2012

Approvals of drugs to treat seizures, chronic hepatitis C virus infection, depression

Simeprevir (Olysio), to treat chronic hepatitis C virus infection. A protease inhibitor, it is to be used as a component of combination antiviral treatment in adults with compensated liver disease, including ... The drug carries a boxed warning about the
February 2014

Hospitalizations, heart valve surgeries for drug-associated infective endocarditis increase

Drug use-associated infective endocarditis was identified by a diagnosis code indicating recreational drug use, withdrawal, dependence, poisoning, or a diagnosis of hepatitis C virus infection in patients born after 1965 ... They added that using
December 2018

MRSA test and warfarin recalled, new tests for HIV and hepatitis C

The first rapid blood test for antibodies to the hepatitis C virus (HCV) for individuals 15 years and older.
September 2010

Infections related to injection drug use may be underreported in ED, hospital settings

In contrast, injection drug use was less likely to be unrecorded in patients with hepatitis C virus infection or whose primary payer was self-pay or no charge.
September 2018

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