Hepatitis

Liver Fat Lowered by Ezetimibe-Statin Combination

9 hours ago   |   Medscape

A significant 5.8% decrease in hepatic steatosis was seen after 24 weeks' treatment with ezetimibe and rosuvastatin comparing baseline with end of treatment values. MDedge News
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Black and Asian infected blood victims feel let down, inquiry told

10 hours ago   |   BBC

Witnesses say medical staff did not believe they were infected with hepatitis C in the UK.
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Hepatitis A Demographics Shift Dramatically

Hepatitis A Demographics Shift Dramatically

1 day ago   |   MedPageToday

Hepatitis A is no longer mainly a travel and food-related infection, as the majority of infections from 2016 to 2020 related to drug use or homelessness, according to the...
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Only one in 10 people with HCV and an indication offered PrEP, study finds

Only one in 10 people with HCV and an indication offered PrEP, study finds

3 days ago   |   Healio

Despite indications for PrEP being prevalent among people with hepatitis C, most patients were unaware of PrEP, had never been offered PrEP and were not using PrEP, researchers...
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'Not a Dangerous Device': EndoBarrier Helps Weight Loss

9 days ago   |   Medscape

The device was never approved in the US and its CE Mark was revoked in 2017 due to hepatic abscesses, but new data suggest the risk is lower than first reported. Medscape...
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Hep C, HIV Coinfection Tied to Higher MI Risk With Age

9 days ago   |   Medscape   |   2 articles

In people with HIV, coinfection with hepatitis C is linked to an 85% greater risk of myocardial infarction with every decade, in a new analysis. Medscape Medical News
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HIV, hepatitis C coinfection drives MI risk with increasing age

HIV, hepatitis C coinfection drives MI risk with increasing age

9 days ago   |   Healio   |   2 articles

People with HIV and untreated hepatitis C virus have an 85% higher risk for type 1 MI per each 10-year increase in age, researchers reported. In addition, those with HIV...
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Clinical significance of hepatic fat loss in chronic liver disease: a study using MRI proton density fat fractionation

10 days ago   |   European Journal of Clinical Nutrition   |   2 articles

European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Published online: 20 September 2022; doi:10.1038/s41430-022-01215-1 Clinical significance of hepatic fat loss in chronic liver disease...
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Infected blood transfusions probably killed 1,800 in UK - study

13 days ago   |   BBC

Study estimates 27,000 people were infected with hepatitis C in UK after surgery in 1970s and 1980s.
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New Zealand issues hepatitis A warning for frozen berries following illnesses

15 days ago   |   Food Safety

New Zealand Food Safety has warned about the risk of hepatitis A in frozen berries after several recent illnesses. The Ministry for Primary Industries was informed by the...
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Logistics of Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Therapies in PICU

Logistics of Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Therapies in PICU

Objectives: To describe practical considerations and approaches to best practices for end-of-life care for critically ill children and families in the PICU. Data... Read more ...

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Decreases in Nephrotoxic Pain Medications Are Not Associated With Increased Opioid Utilization in Critically Ill Children

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Discharge Directly Home From the PICU: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Discharge Directly Home From the PICU: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Objective: Healthcare constraints with decreasing bed availability cause strain in acute care units, and patients are more frequently being discharged directly home. Our... Read more ...

North Korea fires fourth round of missile tests after US-South Korea...

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Labia Minora Reduction Using Central Wedge Technique

The central wedge labiaplasty removes a “V” or a pie-slice piece of the most protuberant portion of the labium to make it smaller. The anterior and posterior edges of the... Read more ...