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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.
10 Mar 2020
This update covers a class I recall of blood glucose test strips which might cause clinicians to overlook hypoglycemia.
1 Apr 2016
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.
16 May 2017
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.
1 Jan 2015
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.
11 Jul 2023
This issue covers topics including management of hepatitis and the effect of new direct-pay practice models on primary care practice.
1 Jan 2015
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?
2 Feb 2016
New therapies for hepatitis C are cost-effective for some patients, according to a study, but high costs may become a barrier to use.
31 Mar 2015
Recalls and approvals.
1 Jan 2015
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.
21 Aug 2012