Hepatitis C

Direct-Acting Antivirals Lowers Mortality Rate of Hepatitis C Infections

July 22, 2020


The association of DAA treatment with mortality did not differ by sex in the cirrhosis group.

Antiviral Drugs Help Prevent HCV Infections in Transplant Recipients

June 26, 2020


Low-level viremia was transiently detectable in 21 recipients in the early post-transplant period, but not after 14 days.

FDA Approves Combination Therapy to Treat Children with Hepatitis-C

March 19, 2020


The approval of sofosbuvir and velpatasvir comes after a multicenter clinical trial confirmed the safety and efficacy of the treatment.

Hepatitis C Screening Needed for Adults and Adolescents

March 02, 2020


The US Preventive Services Task Force suggested that patients 18-79 years old should be screened regardless of known risk factors.

Lower MELD Scores Linked to Transplant-Free Survival in Hepatitis B Patients

February 28, 2020


Younger hepatitis B patients had better odds at transplant-free survival after 6 months.

Global HCV Rates for Children Could Yield New Strategies

January 27, 2020


In a new study, investigators generate a global estimate for children with HCV infections in 249 countries and territories.

HCV-Positive Hearts Could Increase Donor Pools

December 24, 2019


With a shortage of hearts available, investigators turn to HCV-positive donors to try to reduce wait times.

Glecaprevir and Pibrentasvir Helps HCV Patients with Treatment Failure

December 05, 2019


In a new trial, investigators find glecaprevir and pibrentasvir is safe to treatment HCV patients who failed treatment with an NS5A inhibitor.

Intravenous Drug Use is Increasing in Hepatitis Patients

October 31, 2019


At the annual ACG meeting, Carlos Romero-Marrero, MD and Mohammad Alomari, MD discuss what can be done to reduce the drug use rate for high risk patients.

Roberto Simons-Linares, MD: How a Hepatitis Viral Infection Causes Acute Pancreatitis

October 30, 2019


Roberto Simons-Linares, MD, presents new data at the annual ACG meeting on the association between hepatitis viral infections and acute pancreatitis.