THE DIAGNOSTIC UTILITY OF DRIED BLOOD SPOT TESTING IN HEPATITIS C INFECTION
- HEPATITIS C. // Hepatitis C - Information About Testing;Jun2010, p1
The article provides information on Hepatitis C, a contagious liver disease due to infection from Hepatitis C virus. About 3.2 million people in the U.S. are reportedly living with Hepatitis C. The disease is said to be usually transmitted with blood from a person with the Hepatitis C virus...
- Current Risks of Transfusion-Transmitted Agents. Stramer, Susan L. // Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine;May2007, Vol. 131 Issue 5, p702
Context.â€”Infectious disease testing has dramatically improved the safety of blood for transfusion in the United States, especially since the introduction in 1999 of nucleic acid amplification testing. In 2004, methods (primarily culturing) for detecting bacteria in platelets were also...
- TOP 10 STORIES OF 2011. Henry, Jennifer // Infectious Disease News;Jan2012, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p3
The article discusses the top ten stories in 2011 that are selected by the editorial board of the periodical "Infectious Disease News" which include the spike in foodborne outbreaks, change of treatment for hepatitis C and stem cell transplant as a cure for HIV infection.
- Hepatitis C lookback program starts Tuesday. Cys, Jane // AHA News;03/22/99, Vol. 35 Issue 11, p5
Reports that the United States' blood suppliers must begin notifying hospitals whether blood the hospitals have received since 1988 is contaminated with hepatitis C. How the hospitals identify patients who are affected with hepatitis C; One of the hospitals' most difficult and time-consuming tasks.
- Correction: Blood Tests to Diagnose Fibrosis or Cirrhosis in Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection. // Annals of Internal Medicine;8/20/2013, Vol. 159 Issue 4, p308
A correction to the article "Blood tests to diagnose fibrosis or cirrhosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection" published in the 2013 issue of the periodical is presented.
- Hepatitis C Virus; Its Implication for Endodontists. Mahboobi, Nima; Mahboobi, Nastaran; Oliaei, Parvin; Alavian, Seyed Moayed // Iranian Endodontic Journal;Summer2014, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p166
Over 170 million patients worldwide are chronically infected with Hepatitis C virus (HCV); making it a globally important infection. Dentists constantly handle sharp instruments infected with biological fluids and are therefore considered at high-risk of contracting HCV infection. Needle-stick...
- What's all the fuss about Hepatitis C? Pinette, Gilles // Alberta Sweetgrass;May2002, Vol. 9 Issue 6, p8
Provides information about hepatitis C. Signs & symptoms; Transmission of the disease; Treatment of the disease.
- Hepatitis C virus: evidence for sexual transmission. Tedder, R.S.; Gilson, R.J.C.; Briggs, M.; Loveday, C.; Cameron, C.H.; Garson, J.A.; Kelly, G.E.; Weller, I.V.D. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/1/91, Vol. 302 Issue 6788, p1299
Determines the prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection in patients attending genitourinary medicine clinic in London, England. Evidence for sexual transmission of hepatitis C virus; Derivation of assays from other gene products; Analysis of the specificity of the enzyme immunoassay.
- African-Americans Respond Poorly to Hepatitis C Treatment. // Ascribe Newswire: Medicine;6/1/2004, p89
African-Americans have a significantly lower response rate to treatment for chronic hepatitis C than non-Hispanic whites, according to a new study led by Duke University Medical Center researchers. These results should be discussed with African-American patients with hepatitis C. However, we...