Navigation Links
NIH scientists identify likely predictors of hepatitis C severity
Date:7/26/2012

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have identified several factors in people infected with the hepatitis C virus that may predict whether the unusually rapid progression of disease from initial infection to severe liver conditions, such as cirrhosis, will occur. Knowing whether a patient's condition is likely to deteriorate quickly could help physicians decide on the best course of treatment.

The study was conducted by an international team of researchers led by Patrizia Farci, M.D., chief of the Hepatic Pathogenesis Section in the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of NIH; and Harvey Alter, M.D., chief of clinical studies and associate director of research in the Department of Transfusion Medicine at the NIH Clinical Center. Their findings appeared online July 23 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

"Treatment for hepatitis C is often expensive and poorly tolerated," said NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. "Tools that would enable physicians to better predict the course of disease progression in hepatitis C patients would help guide treatment decisions. This small study is a potentially important step in developing such tools."

Symptoms of acute infection with the hepatitis C virus, one of five viruses that cause acute and chronic hepatitis, include fatigue, jaundice and loss of appetite. Between 70 and 80 percent of people infected with the hepatitis C virus develop chronic infection, which over a patient's lifetime may result in severe liver diseases, such as liver cancer and cirrhosis. The World Health Organization estimates that 130 million to 170 million people live with chronic hepatitis C. Approximately 2.7 million to 3.9 million of those people live in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

After a person is infected with hepatitis C, the virus evolves and ci
'/>"/>

Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan
niaidnews@niaid.nih.gov
301-402-1663
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Scientists solving the mystery of human consciousness
2. Scientists uncover multiple faces of deadly breast cancer
3. Scientists identify major source of cells defense against oxidative stress
4. Scientists tailor cell surface targeting system to hit organelle ZIP codes
5. Scientists rewrite rulebook on breast cancer in landmark global study
6. Warwick scientists uncover how checkpoint proteins bind chromosomes
7. NIH scientists link quickly spreading gene to Asian MRSA epidemic
8. Joslin scientists identify important mechanism that affects the aging process
9. Scripps Research scientists show how memory B cells stay in class to fight different infections
10. Scientists Map Melanomas Genome
11. A*STAR scientists discover switch to boost anti-viral response to fight infectious diseases
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/1/2015)... , ... August 01, 2015 , ... “ reTXT ” ... at the latest and coolest applications on the market for iOS, Android, and Windows. ... shared with viewers allows users to clarify, edit and delete any message including ones ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... , ... The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) convened ... 20-21 July 2015 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Key nurse leaders from Central and ... Advisor, Nursing and Allied Health Personnel Development, Unit of Human Resources for Health, Department ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... , ... July 31, 2015 , ... ... new store run by GoodThreads. The store can be accessed by visiting ... many of which are customizable. The best part: whenever a product is purchased, ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... IL (PRWEB) , ... July 31, 2015 , ... ... to communicate. Rally Insurance Group, Inc. has re-branded their social media profiles to ... a personal way for consumers to communicate, find information, share insights and opinions. ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... 31, 2015 , ... According to an article published July 2 ... could reach a consensus on the steps that need to be taken to successfully ... 90 percent consensus on a series of steps that each surgeon must complete for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Correct Auto-Correct and Clarify the Unclear with reTXT Messaging App 2Health News:Key Latin American Nurse Leaders Identify Regional Issues During Global Advisory Panel on the Future of Nursing Meeting 2Health News:Key Latin American Nurse Leaders Identify Regional Issues During Global Advisory Panel on the Future of Nursing Meeting 3Health News:Key Latin American Nurse Leaders Identify Regional Issues During Global Advisory Panel on the Future of Nursing Meeting 4Health News:Mesothelioma Organization Launches New Store 2Health News:Mesothelioma Organization Launches New Store 3Health News:Rally Insurance Group, Inc. Connects to Customers Through Re-branded Social Media Profiles 2Health News:Article on Plastic Surgery Consensus Highlights the Duties of Veteran Plastic Surgeons, says Beverly Hills Physicians 2Health News:Article on Plastic Surgery Consensus Highlights the Duties of Veteran Plastic Surgeons, says Beverly Hills Physicians 3
... PercuNav System Cart Allows Easier Operation and Improved ... Traxtal Inc., the pioneer and world leader ... a newly designed system cart for the PercuNav ... at Booth # 322 of the Society of ...
... Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. (TSX: BNC), a research-based, ... Company has amended the maturity date of its ... (formerly Laurus Master Funds). , On October 31, ... extension of this facility, originally scheduled to mature ...
... $10 - Plus More Women,s Health MedicationsGRAND RAPIDS, Mich., ... Market, Family Fare and VG,s pharmacies will expand their ... - now there are two programs offering lower prices ... needs and healthcare budgets of our customers. These pharmacies ...
... "Eco Friendly and Green" awards movement, Allstar Awards of Placentia, California, ... is to promote environmentally safe awards as an alternative to the ... ... 2009 -- Striving to be at the forefront of the "Eco ...
... common skin disorders to hepatitis or HIV, is now available in ... peptides induces modulation and regulation of the immune system. GKL03 (Thymrevit) ... , ... Mannheim, Germany -- A new preparation highly beneficial ...
... It,s estimated that more than a half million kids in ... That,s an average of a kid per minute- every minute of ... surprise you to know that almost all of them are treated ... of diagnosing and treating concussions in kids. , 13 ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Traxtal to Introduce Next-Generation PercuNav System Cart at SIR Annual Scientific Meeting 2Health News:Bioniche Revolving Credit Facility Maturity Date Amended 2Health News:D&W Fresh Markets, Family Fare and VG's Expand Discounted Generic Drug Program 2Health News:D&W Fresh Markets, Family Fare and VG's Expand Discounted Generic Drug Program 3Health News:D&W Fresh Markets, Family Fare and VG's Expand Discounted Generic Drug Program 4Health News:Allstar Awards Announces its New Ecologically Friendly Product Website 2Health News:Allstar Awards Announces its New Ecologically Friendly Product Website 3Health News:German Medical Advancement Reflects Major Improvement in Individuals with Common and Chronic Illnesses Related to Immune System Dysfunction 2Health News:Classifying concussions could help kids 2Health News:Classifying concussions could help kids 3
(Date:7/30/2015)... SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., July 30, 2015 PTC ... corporate update and reported financial results for the second ... is progressing on many fronts across the organization.  We ... largest Duchenne muscular dystrophy clinical trial ever conducted with ... W. Peltz, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, PTC Therapeutics, Inc. ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... -- Tianyin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NYSE Amex: TPI ) ... patented biopharmaceutical, modernized traditional Chinese medicine (mTCM), branded generics ... notice it received on May 21, 2015 from the ... was below certain of the Exchange,s continued listing standards, ... the NYSE MKT Company Guide, due to the delay ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... LAKE, N.J. , July 30, 2015 ... simultaneously in the United States , ... the FDA, EMA and MHLW, respectively) for eribulin, for ... (STS) who have received prior chemotherapy for advanced or ... based on data from a pivotal global Phase 3 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:PTC Therapeutics Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 2PTC Therapeutics Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 3PTC Therapeutics Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 4PTC Therapeutics Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 5PTC Therapeutics Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 6PTC Therapeutics Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 7PTC Therapeutics Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 8PTC Therapeutics Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 9PTC Therapeutics Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 10TPI Provides Update Regarding Non-Compliance with NYSE MKT Continued Listing Requirements 2Eisai Submits Simultaneous Regulatory Applications for Eribulin in Soft Tissue Sarcoma in the United States, European Union and Japan 2Eisai Submits Simultaneous Regulatory Applications for Eribulin in Soft Tissue Sarcoma in the United States, European Union and Japan 3Eisai Submits Simultaneous Regulatory Applications for Eribulin in Soft Tissue Sarcoma in the United States, European Union and Japan 4Eisai Submits Simultaneous Regulatory Applications for Eribulin in Soft Tissue Sarcoma in the United States, European Union and Japan 5
... 24 BioTrends Research Group, Inc. recently published its ... report is based on online ... interventional radiologists and interventional nephrologists). It provides an in-depth ... practice patterns related to both vascular access placement and ...
... Mass., Aug. 24 Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (OTC Bulletin ... needle-free Symphony™ tCGM System as a non-invasive, wireless, transdermal ... for transdermal drug delivery, today announced the completion of ... designed to evaluate the ability of Prelude to ablate ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Latest BioTrends Report Provides Comprehensive Market Landscape of the Dialysis Vascular Access Market 2Echo Therapeutics Announces Successful Completion of Clinical Trial for Prelude™ SkinPrep System and 4% Lidocaine Cream 2Echo Therapeutics Announces Successful Completion of Clinical Trial for Prelude™ SkinPrep System and 4% Lidocaine Cream 3
... two perforations which enable procedure-specific ... single or bilateral configurations to ... has two perforations which enable ... various single or bilateral configurations ...
Used after ablation to wash away particulate from anterior & posterior sides of flap & stromal bed. Conforms to the corneal flap. .0mm extension with a 11.0mm radius, Angled tip....
Dome shape, extra smooth tip provides safe insertion through wound & manipulation within the eye. 45, 4.0mm from end...
Designed to provide more effective infusion, .90mm(20 G) ultra thinwall cannula with 45 beveled tip allows 30 percent more fluid flow than a regular wall cannula...
Medicine Products: