A combined hepatitis A and typhus vaccine in Australia for use in patients aged > 16 years was shown to be well-tolerated in children aged 2 to 16 years.
Study data supports the long-term efficacy and safety of besifovir dipivoxil maleate (BSV) for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B (CHB).
Patients using statins had a lower risk for any acute liver injury outcome within 18 months compared with non-users, regardless of HIV and/or hepatitis C virus (HCV) status.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening adolescents and adults at increased risk for hepatitis B virus infection.
The first guidelines for assessing the eligibility of patients with NASH for inclusion in clinical studies were released.
The persistence of hepatitis E virus (HEV) markers after acute self-limited hepatitis E was assessed and according to the data published in Journal of Viral Hepatitis, the serologic test HEV-Ag performed best overall.
In parallel to the ongoing national opioid crisis, the incidence rate of infective endocarditis cases has increased markedly among people aged 18 to 29 years with hepatitis C virus infection and those with opioid use disorder.
New polices, including testing for hepatitis C virus (HCV) during pregnancy, may increase HCV identification in the pediatric population by addressing gaps in maternal HCV testing.
For people with substance use disorders, combining HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing and providing immediate test results may increase the number of people who are aware of their infection status.
Compared with all opioid prescriptions, a higher hydromorphone controlled-release dispensing rate was a strong predictor of hepatitis C virus incidence.
Epclusa is a fixed-dose combination of sofosbuvir, a hepatitis C virus (HCV) nucleotide analog NS5B polymerase inhibitor, and velpatasvir, an HCV NS5A inhibitor.
In China, researchers investigate the sustained virologic response and safety profile of coblopasvir plus sofosbuvir taken once daily for 12 weeks among patients with HCV genotypes 1, 2, 3, or 6 infections, including individuals with compensated cirrhosis.
The Public Health England Hepatitis C Virus Resistance Group recommended testing resistance for treatment of the hepatitis C virus by using a genotypic testing method of either the Sanger sequencing or next-generation sequencing methods.
Intolerance to treatment with direct acting antiviral treatment was found to be associated with older age and advanced liver disease in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma.
As emergency departments (EDs) are critical settings for hepatitis C care in the United States, investigators evaluated trends and characteristics of hepatitis C-associated ED visits from 2006 to 2014.
In a small patient cohort, researchers found that heart transplantation from donors who were hepatitis C virus-positive to recipients without the virus were successful.
The prevalence of hepatitis C virus in the US population born after 1985 and Mexican Americans is suggested by researchers to be due to the opioid epidemic.
Using data from an Egyptian cohort, investigators sought to determine the safety and efficacy of adding epigallocatechin gallate to sofosbuvir plus daclatasvir with or without ribavirin to treat patients with chronic hepatitis C virus.
In Wisconsin, researchers found data that showed people who inject drugs are susceptible to hepatitis A virus infection, and those aged over 35 are susceptible to hepatitis B infection.
The study researchers concluded that different DAA therapies may be safely used with high SVR12 rates in patients with HCV and GFR less than 30 ml/min, except for ribavirin due to poor tolerability.