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Drug Combo Disappoints in Hepatitis B
Nov 10 – Treatment with a combination of tenofovir and pegylated interferon cured only a small fraction of patients with chronic hepatitis B, though the combination treatment was better than either drug alone, or a shorter combination of the two, as reported at the annual AASLD Liver Meeting. Read more.
New Study Focuses On Improving Care for Hepatitis-B-Infected Asian Americans
Nov 10 – Nearly 60 percent of infected Asian Americans fail to seek regular monitoring and treatment of hepatitis B. Grace Ma, professor and director of the Center for Asian Health in Temple University’s College of Public Health plans to conduct a study aimed at improving adherence to regular monitoring and treatment of the disease among infected Asian Americans. Read more.
Hepatitis B Flares are Common During Cancer Chemotherapy: Presented at AASLD
Nov 17 – The abrupt elevation of serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) over 5 times the upper limit of normal indicates flare-up of hepatitis B virus infection, and is a common occurrence during cancer chemotherapy, according to results from a retrospective study presented at the Liver Meeting 2014. Read more.
Hundreds of Former Patients Tested for HIV or Hepatitis After 'Unhygienic' Dentist is Accused of Ignoring Infection Control Rules
Nov 17 – More than 22,000 patients of an “unhygienic” dentist are thought to be at possible risk for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV, and have been urged to come forward for testing in what is believed to be the biggest recall in UK medical history. Read more.
Free CME Activity! Hepatitis B Virus Reading Room
Join this free, virtual and exclusive CMEO Journal Club event Thursday, November 20 at 12:00pm EST to discuss the latest in HBV Management. Faculty members include Dr. Kris V. Kowdley and Dr. Steven-Huy Han. Read more.
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Campaign Focuses on Reducing HBV in Chinese City
Aug 25 – The Hepatitis B Foundation published initial results from its 3-year outreach campaign in Haimen City, China, which is the first of its kind to provide hepatitis B education to an entire city that included clinicians, civic leaders and the city’s 1 million residents. Read the HBF publication.
Page last modified November 17, 2014