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Tenofovir Continues to Work Well Against Hepatitis B Virus for 8 Years
Nov 27 - Most chronic hepatitis B patients treated with tenofovir (Viread) for 8 years continued to maintain viral suppression, researchers reported at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Liver Meeting 2014. Read more.
Study Implicates Triclosan in Development of Liver Fibrosis and Cancer in Mice
Nov 27 – Triclosan is an antimicrobial commonly found in soaps, shampoos, toothpastes and many other household items, but despite its widespread use, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report potentially serious consequences of long-term exposure to the chemical. Read more.
Survivor of 4 Brothers Determined to Fight Liver Cancer
Nov 27 – Baltazar Lucas lost all of his siblings to liver cancer caused by hepatitis B in a five-year period, from 2008 to 2013. Today, he is in danger of losing his own life, having been diagnosed late last year with the same dreaded disease, which decimated his family. Read more.
AGA's Journals Highlight Important Updates Into Treatments for Cirrhosis, NAFLD
Nov 27 – Cirrhosis and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are two serious liver conditions with limited pharmacological treatments. A new promising probiotic for liver disease and additional NAFLD treatment information are highlighted in December AGA journals. 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.
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Do you shop online with Amazon? Make the Hepatitis B Foundation your charity of choice and shop using AmazonSmile – same great selection, prices, and services AND the AmazonSmile Foundation supports the HBF by donating 0.5% of eligible purchases. Learn more here.
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.
Journal for American Association of Physician Assistants (JAAPA) Publishes HBF Clinical Algorithm
This article represents the last major primary care journal that has published the Hepatitis B Foundation’s clinical algorithm for the screening, evaluation and monitoring of hepatitis B in the primary care setting. The other journals include J. of Family Practice, American J. Medicine, The Female Patient, and J. of Nurse Practitioners.
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