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Lisa Backus: Examining Efficacy of Hepatitis Medications
As medications for hepatitis C become more widely used, studies are being done to see how effective these treatments are when used in combination.
Researchers reported that SVR12 rates in real-world, post-transplant genotype 1 HCV patients treated with ledipasvir-sofosbuvir, with or without ribavirin, is 98% across regimens and various characteristics.
Researchers report promising results from the QUARTZ-I study that assessed the efficacy of the 3D regimen combined with sofosbuvir in treatment-experienced patients with HCV genotype 1 infection.
Results from the ION-3 trial showed that the rapidity and durability of viral suppression achieved with ledipasvir-sofosbuvir therapy allows a shorter treatment course of 8 weeks in genotype 1, treatment-naïve, non-cirrhotic patients.
A recent study looked to shed light on the long-researched belief that caffeine decreases the risk of advanced hepatic fibrosis in people with hepatitis C.
With May officially Hepatitis Awareness Month, there is an active campaign underway designed to encourage people to get tested for hepatitis C. May 19 has been designated National Hepatitis Testing Day in the US for the fifth year running.
Excessive alcohol consumption not only increases the risk of liver disease in people with hepatitis C, but it also increases the risk of death.
When a patient is dying, it can be difficult to know what to say to them. Here are a few tips and approaches that I have gathered from experts that I hope will help you get through those hard conversations while continuing to provide the best possible care to your patient.
Being a good doctor is hard work, especially considering the current state of our health care system. Some doctors, however, are simply bad news. And because most doctors today have comparable education and credentials, bad doctors don’t exactly stick out like sore thumbs.

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