Navigation Links
Race Affects Hepatitis C Recurrence After Liver Transplant: Study
Date:10/31/2010

SATURDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Hepatitis C patients who receive a liver from a white donor have significantly more aggressive recurrent hepatitis than those who receive a liver from a black donor, researchers have found.

This is especially true for black patients who receive a liver from a white donor, the study authors noted.

Researchers from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit looked at 165 hepatitis C patients who received a liver transplant at the hospital between 2000 and 2006. The patients were given a recurrent hepatitis C virus (HCV) score between 1 and 3.

The average recurrent HCV score for patients for each donor/recipient race combination was:

  • White donor/white recipient: 1.54
  • White donor/black recipient: 1.89
  • Black donor/white recipient: 1.18
  • Black donor/black recipient: 1.23

"The data suggests a graft from a white donor is potentially one more important variable in identifying patients at risk for more aggressive recurrent hepatitis after transplant and warrants further study," lead author Dr. Matthew Moeller, a gastroenterology fellow, said in a hospital news release.

The study findings were slated to be presented Oct. 29 at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, in Boston.

According to data from the United Network for Organ Sharing cited in the news release, there are almost 18,000 Americans on the waiting list for liver transplants.

More information

The American Academy of Family Physicians has more about hepatitis C.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Henry Ford Hospital, news release, Oct. 30, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Male menopause affects more than 5 million men
2. Eye Disease Affects Nearly One in Three Diabetics
3. What affects the gastrointestinal symptoms in peritoneal dialysis patients?
4. Book on vision loss: AMD affects 1 million Canadians
5. Lifestyle Affects Survival in Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
6. Fibromyalgia affects mental health of those diagnosed and their spouses, study finds
7. Your Social Network Affects Your Drinking Habits
8. Insurance status of gunshot trauma patients affects mortality outcomes
9. Testosterone deficiency affects male cancer survivors quality of life
10. Moms Lifestyle in Early Pregnancy Affects Babys Size
11. Donor race may impact recurrent hepatitis C in liver transplant patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Race Affects Hepatitis C Recurrence After Liver Transplant: Study
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... January 23, 2017 , ... ... has launched online education programs and resources at seafoodnutrition.org/programs and seafoodnutrition.org/resources to ... of a seafood-rich diet. These resources have been developed for use by ...
(Date:1/22/2017)... MALO, FRANCE (PRWEB) , ... January 22, 2017 , ... ... Indian Ocean, isolated from the rest of the world with ZANZIBAR MILKY CREAM. Inspired ... Phytocéane used key ingredients like Virgin Coconut Oil and moisturizing vegetal coral to create ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... ... 21, 2017 , ... Caronlab Australia, an Australian company known for health and ... Hilton Head, SC, where it benefited from outstanding meetings with major retail buyers. , ... wellness products. At this trade show, the company had the chance to demonstrate its ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... ... January 21, 2017 , ... Phytocéane invites you ... from the rest of the world with ZANZIBAR SHOWER GEL. Inspired by the beauty ... ingredients, Virgin Coconut Oil and moisturizing vegetal coral to create this gentle, crystal-clear shower ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... ... 2017 , ... In the United States, 20 million women and 10 million ... often feel shame for having struggled with an eating disorder as well as common ... Strong in Life After an Eating Disorder” -- to be featured at this year’s ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/23/2017)... global  anxiety disorders and depression treatment market  is expected to reach a value ... anticipated to drive the market growth in the coming years. Increasing adoption of ... recent years. Continue Reading ... ... ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... NeuroVive Pharmaceutical AB (Nasdaq Stockholm: NVP, ... collaboration agreement with the Children,s Hospital of Philadelphia ... a US key opinion leader in the mitochondrial medicine field. ... ... NeuroVive,s research program, NVP015, in certain experimental disease models. The ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... DUBLIN , Jan 20, 2017 ... "US Clinical Laboratory Testing Market By Type of Test (Tumor, ... Independent), & By Type of Diseases (Tuberculosis, Influenza, Cancer, HIV/AIDS ... ... an attractive destination for healthcare services, market segments, especially clinical ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: