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USPSTF expands hepatitis C screening recommendation to most adults

All adults ages 18 to 79 years should now be screened at least once, but people who use injection drugs and pregnant women may require screening more often.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2020/03/10/2.htm
10 Mar 2020

Recall of glucose test strips; approval for hepatitis C drug

This update covers a class I recall of blood glucose test strips which might cause clinicians to overlook hypoglycemia.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2016/04/fda.htm
1 Apr 2016

ACP and the American Academy of HIV Medicine collaborate on new guide to hepatitis C testing

The new guide includes a summary of the latest testing recommendations; diagnostic, billing, and laboratory codes for testing; resources for referrals to HCV-experienced clinicians; and information on patient interactions, education, conversations, and case examples.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2017/05/16/5.htm
16 May 2017

Hepatitis C drugs offer new options

The approval of multiple drugs in 2013 and 2014 that are able to cure hepatitis C without the use of interferon has dramatically changed the screening, treatment, and epidemiologic paradigms of the virus. Soon, internists will be involved in this rapidly changing area of health care.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2015/01/hepatitis.htm
1 Jan 2015

About one-third of Americans with HCV had evidence of viral clearance in past decade

The highest proportion of hepatitis C virus (HCV) cure or clearance among all age groups and payers was 49% among commercially insured patients ages 60 years and older, a study found.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2023/07/11/4.htm
11 Jul 2023

Hepatitis C diagnosis, treatment changing rapidly

This issue covers topics including management of hepatitis and the effect of new direct-pay practice models on primary care practice.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2015/01/editors.htm
1 Jan 2015

MKSAP Quiz: follow-up visit for hepatitis C screening

A 55-year-old man is evaluated in follow-up after a recent routine screening for antibody to hepatitis C virus (HCV) was positive. His medical history is unremarkable; he has not used illicit drugs or had any history of blood transfusions. He currently feels well and takes no medications. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate diagnostic test to perform next?
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2016/02/02/3.htm
2 Feb 2016

New hepatitis C treatments cost-effective, may exceed insurers' willingness to pay

New therapies for hepatitis C are cost-effective for some patients, according to a study, but high costs may become a barrier to use.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2015/03/31/5.htm
31 Mar 2015

New meningitis vaccine, hepatitis C drug approved

Recalls and approvals.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2015/01/fda.htm
1 Jan 2015

CDC recommends hepatitis C screening for all patients born from 1945 to 1965

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all Americans born between 1945 and 1965 should have a one-time screening for hepatitis C, according to new recommendations published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2012/08/21/7.htm
21 Aug 2012

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