Direct-acting antiviral (DAA) agents can be safely administered along with selected chemotherapeutic agents in hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected cancer patients who are monitored closely, according to a new study. Guidelines are available for special HCV-infected populations, such as patients infected with HIV infection, but no recommendations exist for cancer patients.
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A doctor's recommendation to get tested for hepatitis C can spark a lot of questions and concerns. The first thing to remember, though, is that hepatitis C is generally curable - particularly when caught early - and that makes testing crucial. According to the American Liver Foundation, the hepatitis…
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"A man grows most tired by standing still." - Chinese proverb Many of those with hepatitis C are all too familiar with being so tired that you wonder how you are going to make it through the day. Fatigue is the most common symptom of hepatitis C.
(HealthDay)-For patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC), most prefer oral therapy with sofosbuvir (SOF) and ribavirin (RBV) versus triple therapy involving pegylated interferon (PegIFN), according to a study published online Sept. 14 in the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
The man, who was not identified, is a construction worker who worked long, labor-intensive days. When he entered the emergency room, he thought his lack of appetite, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting were just symptoms of a flu. He was alarmed when his urine turned a dark color and his…
October is Liver Awareness Month and hepatitis C is a disease that impacts the liver's health. New treatments are able to cure most people after about 12 weeks. For the last year, the VA has made these treatments widely available to any Veterans enrolled in VA care.
A large database study found that new drug regimens for hepatitis C have resulted in â€œremarkably highâ€� cure rates among patients in VA, the nationâ€™s largest provider of care for the condition.
By Carleen McGuffrey, Special to Everyday Health In 2010, after the birth of my fifth child, I started to feel very fatigued and had pain in my joints that I could no longer ignore. I made an appointment to see my family doctor, who had a reputation for checking every…
In just the last few years, new medications have turned hepatitis C into a widely and quickly curable disease - for those who can afford it. But the lesser-known origins of the story trace back to a 1990s laboratory inventionthat made it all possible.