Navigation Links
Study: Dramatic rise in hepatitis C-related deaths in the United States
Date:3/24/2008

smaller during 2000-2004 than 1995-1999. The most dramatic age-specific increases were observed among 45 to 54 year olds who had an increase of 376 percent, and 55 to 64 year olds who had an increase of 188 percent. For the latter group, rates rose for the entire duration of the study.

The highest mortality rates were observed among males, persons aged 45-54 and 55-64 years, Hispanics, non-Hispanic blacks and non-Hispanic Native American/Alaska Natives, the authors report. They suggest that demographic differences are related to prevalence among the various populations.

The observed increases likely reflect both true increases in mortality and the growing use of serologic tests for HCV, the authors say. As such, true increases in hepatitis C-related mortality during 1995-1999 were likely more gradual than the observed trends, and differences in mortality patterns between the time periods are difficult to interpret. While the study was limited by possible inaccuracies in death certificate data, the authors believe that this more likely lead to an underestimate of the true number of hepatitis C-related deaths.

In summary, substantial increases in overall hepatitis-C-related mortality rates have occurred since 1995, the authors conclude. The relatively young age of persons dying from hepatitis C-related liver disease has made hepatitis C-related disease a leading infectious cause of years of potential life lost as well as an important cause of premature mortality overall. They point out the ongoing need for measures to prevent progression of liver disease among those infected with HCV, and the need for ongoing analysis of mortality trends.


'/>"/>

Contact: Sean Wagner
swagner@bos.blackwellpublishing.com
781-388-8550
Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. U of M study: Early treatment can reverse heart damage
2. New study: Pine bark reduces perimenopausal symptoms
3. U of M study: Health food supplement may curb addiction of pathological gamblers
4. New study: Pine bark extract reduces ADHD symptoms in children
5. Kaiser Permanente study: Alcohol amount, not type -- wine, beer, liquor -- triggers breast cancer
6. UGA study: Youth exposed to smokeless tobacco ads despite settlement
7. New National Medicaid Study: Minnesota Under Funds Seniors Nursing Home Care $167 Million Annually
8. Study: Modafinil is effective in treating excessive sleepiness
9. Breaking Study: Masimo Pleth Variability Index (PVI) Shown Effective in Noninvasive Detection of Changes in Ventricular Preload and Fluid Volume
10. New study: pine bark extract boosts nitric oxide production
11. Study: HPV test beats Pap in detecting cervical cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/1/2015)... ... July 01, 2015 , ... Did you know that infertility in men is ... we at Advanced Fertility Center of Texas (AFCT) would like to talk about some ... is often considered to be a “woman’s issue,” male fertility factors can play a ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... TX (PRWEB) , ... July 01, 2015 , ... As ... another symptom found in a significant number of women: leg pain. Northeast Houston Vein ... , Leg pain, a symptom of venous reflux disease, is underdiagnosed and often overlooked. ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... , ... July 01, 2015 , ... Trevor L. Williams, ... South Florida and continued at USF earning a Master’s degree in Microbiology. He graduated ... member of the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association and the Academy of ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... ... 01, 2015 , ... Element Blue ™, a leading ... it has received trademark protection for its SensorInsight® computer software platform. SensorInsight® is ... multiple sources providing an environment where users can view and compare real-time and ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... ... July 01, 2015 , ... A Priority Setting ... a top ten list they hope will guide future mesothelioma research. Surviving Mesothelioma ... it now. , More than 450 mesothelioma patients, caregivers, and healthcare ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Male Fertility: Improve Testosterone and Fertility With Natural Approaches 2Health News:Male Fertility: Improve Testosterone and Fertility With Natural Approaches 3Health News:Male Fertility: Improve Testosterone and Fertility With Natural Approaches 4Health News:Northeast Houston Vein Center Offers Tips for Women with Leg Pain 2Health News:Northeast Houston Vein Center Offers Tips for Women with Leg Pain 3Health News:Trevor L. Williams, D.M.D. Joins Enlow & Vance Dental Partners in Tampa, Florida 2Health News:Element Blue Receives Trademark Protection from U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for Its Award Winning SensorInsight® Software 2Health News:Element Blue Receives Trademark Protection from U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for Its Award Winning SensorInsight® Software 3Health News:Element Blue Receives Trademark Protection from U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for Its Award Winning SensorInsight® Software 4Health News:New Report Identifies Top 10 Mesothelioma Research Priorities, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2
... ... ... , , ... HARRISBURG, Pa. , ...
... ... ... ... ...
... alliance the Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM), which advocates ... research environments in Africa. Malaria research has historically been ... has led to a huge gap in knowledge in ... in those areas where people are most affected by ...
... ... for the Apple iPhone and iTouch. The innovative torque application is the first of its ... San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February ... for the Apple iPhone and iTouch. The innovative torque application is the first of its ...
... ... has designated Houston Northwest Medical Center as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery. ... Houston, TX (Vocus) February 22, ... as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery. Blue Distinction Centers for Spine Surgery are ...
... ... ... ... ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Statewide Poll: Pennsylvania Must Adequately Fund Senior Care Services 2Health News:Statewide Poll: Pennsylvania Must Adequately Fund Senior Care Services 3Health News:Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders Sponsors a Special Edition of the Award-Winning Documentary America The Beautiful 2Health News:Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders Sponsors a Special Edition of the Award-Winning Documentary America The Beautiful 3Health News:Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders Sponsors a Special Edition of the Award-Winning Documentary America The Beautiful 4Health News:Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders Sponsors a Special Edition of the Award-Winning Documentary America The Beautiful 5Health News:Malaria research must be based in Africa 2Health News:Flexible Assembly Systems Announces New Torque Calculator App for the iPhone 2Health News:Houston Northwest Medical Center Has Been Designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery 2Health News:Houston Northwest Medical Center Has Been Designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery 3Health News:Houston Northwest Medical Center Has Been Designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery 4Health News:AppDynamics Announces General Availability of AppDynamics v2.0 2Health News:AppDynamics Announces General Availability of AppDynamics v2.0 3Health News:AppDynamics Announces General Availability of AppDynamics v2.0 4Health News:AppDynamics Announces General Availability of AppDynamics v2.0 5Health News:AppDynamics Announces General Availability of AppDynamics v2.0 6Health News:AppDynamics Announces General Availability of AppDynamics v2.0 7Health News:AppDynamics Announces General Availability of AppDynamics v2.0 8Health News:AppDynamics Announces General Availability of AppDynamics v2.0 9
(Date:7/1/2015)... The global mHealth market ... 49,119.2 million by 2020, according to a new study ... to remain the dominant and fastest growing market segment, ... and an estimated CAGR of 49.7% from 2014 to ... Browse full research report with TOC on ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... , July 1, 2015 ... its Executive Board. Mr. Gert Weber has ... Invest AG as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) ... July 1 st , 2015. Mr. Weber brings more ... technological industries and has filled various executive management positions, ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... 2015 Ansell, a global leader ... of the first Ansell Cares ® H.E.R.O. ... The 2015 award, organised in partnership with the European ... display exceptional skill and quality in patient care, and ... Award ceremonies are taking place today in the winners, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:mHealth Market Worth $ 49,119.2 Million By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 2mHealth Market Worth $ 49,119.2 Million By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 3mHealth Market Worth $ 49,119.2 Million By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 4mHealth Market Worth $ 49,119.2 Million By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 5Haselmeier Group Announces the Extension and Reorganization of its Executive Board 2Ansell Announces European O.R. Nurse Hero Award Winners 2Ansell Announces European O.R. Nurse Hero Award Winners 3
... TOPICA Pharmaceuticals, a privately-held biotechnology company, today announced ... luliconazole, one of the most potent and broad spectrum ... foot). The study was designed to assess the ... 14 days compared with once daily for 28 days. ...
... and KENILWORTH, N.J., Oct. 6 Centocor Ortho Biotech ... today that the European Commission has approved SIMPONI(TM) (golimumab) ... moderate-to-severe, active rheumatoid arthritis (RA), active and progressive psoriatic ... , In the European Union, SIMPONI is approved ...
Cached Medicine Technology:TOPICA Announces Positive Phase 2 Clinical Results for Luliconazole, a Potent Topical Antifungal 2TOPICA Announces Positive Phase 2 Clinical Results for Luliconazole, a Potent Topical Antifungal 3SIMPONI(TM) (golimumab) Receives European Approval as Once-Monthly Subcutaneous Anti-TNF for Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis with Novel SmartJect(TM) Autoinjector 2SIMPONI(TM) (golimumab) Receives European Approval as Once-Monthly Subcutaneous Anti-TNF for Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis with Novel SmartJect(TM) Autoinjector 3SIMPONI(TM) (golimumab) Receives European Approval as Once-Monthly Subcutaneous Anti-TNF for Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis with Novel SmartJect(TM) Autoinjector 4SIMPONI(TM) (golimumab) Receives European Approval as Once-Monthly Subcutaneous Anti-TNF for Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis with Novel SmartJect(TM) Autoinjector 5SIMPONI(TM) (golimumab) Receives European Approval as Once-Monthly Subcutaneous Anti-TNF for Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis with Novel SmartJect(TM) Autoinjector 6SIMPONI(TM) (golimumab) Receives European Approval as Once-Monthly Subcutaneous Anti-TNF for Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis with Novel SmartJect(TM) Autoinjector 7SIMPONI(TM) (golimumab) Receives European Approval as Once-Monthly Subcutaneous Anti-TNF for Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis with Novel SmartJect(TM) Autoinjector 8SIMPONI(TM) (golimumab) Receives European Approval as Once-Monthly Subcutaneous Anti-TNF for Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis with Novel SmartJect(TM) Autoinjector 9SIMPONI(TM) (golimumab) Receives European Approval as Once-Monthly Subcutaneous Anti-TNF for Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis with Novel SmartJect(TM) Autoinjector 10
M2 cemented hip stem....
Cemented foundation 450 series....
A cementless femoral stem that promotes bone in-growth and reduces thigh pain....
The link ribbed hip stem for cementless primary hip replacement surgery....
Medicine Products: