Navigation Links
University launches iphone app for hepatitis treatment
Date:11/22/2011

The University of Liverpool has launched an iphone app, HEP i-chart, that provides Hepatitis C (HCV) patients with quick and easy access to the latest information about drug interactions.

Hepatitis C was first discovered in the 1980s when it became apparent that there was a new virus (not the already known hepatitis A or B) causing liver damage. Hepatitis C causes inflammation and swelling of the liver. It is estimated that over 170million individuals representing 3% of the world's population are chronically infected with the Hepatitis C virus (HCV). Statistically, as many people are infected with HCV as are with HIV.

Since its identification, drug treatment to eradicate the virus has advanced greatly, especially in the last few years. Two new drugs have recently been licensed for treatment of HCV, and there are more drugs in development.

HEP i-chart is based on the website (http://www.hep-druginteractions.org/) developed at the University by Professor David Back and Professor Saye Khoo which provides a comprehensive online guide to the interactions between anti-hepatitis drugs and other drugs. It is a tool that provides Hepatitis C patients and healthcare professionals with immediate access to up-to-date information on potential drug interactions between HCV drugs, and other drugs that the patient may be prescribed as well as over-the-counter, recreational or herbal medications.

Existing HCV drugs, newly licensed drugs and drugs in development can have interactions with each other and with other drugs which can impact on their effectiveness sometimes with serious consequences. For this reason, some drug combinations must not be used, whilst others must be given with caution, possibly requiring adjustment or monitoring.

Professor of Pharmacology, David Back, said: "We are delighted to launch with our partners KnowledgePoint360, MSD and Janssen- this new
'/>"/>

Contact: Sarah Stamper
sarah.stamper@liv.ac.uk
01-517-943-044
University of Liverpool
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Cervical smears can be humiliating and stressful, says new study from University of Leicester
2. University of Alaska science station nets $16 million award
3. University of Calgary researcher named Canadas Health Researcher of the Year
4. Wayne State University to study novel treatment for antibiotic-resistant bacteria
5. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers achieve male fertility breakthrough
6. George Mason University research gives hope to women with deadliest breast cancer
7. University of Tennessee microbiologist to develop biofilter to clean-up toxic water
8. New University of Houston research addresses problem drinking among college students
9. University of Colorado Denver receives Grand Challenges Explorations funding
10. University Hospitals Case Medical Center neurosurgeons champion brain bypass in select patients
11. Michigan State University tackles health needs of an aging statewide population
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/30/2014)... 2014 Acne is a common problem millions of ... nothing more than a daily nuisance, for some, it can have ... acne can even lead to dramatic mood swings and depression. ... to clear up their skin. In some cases, that can make ... trial and error, those on a quest for clearer skin can ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... Beach, Calif. (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 Insomnia ... Francis helps listeners understand how they unknowingly developed insomnia and ... have restful nights during. Tune in to the show ... The show airs live on August 30, and will ... more information on programming, go to DrCarolFrancisTalkRadio.com. , ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... Hastings and Hastings, a qualified team of knowledgeable ... pleased to report having saved a client $67,100 on ... cases where Hastings and Hastings has tailored its fees ... portion of their settlement or recovery. The firm has ... for Arizona car accident victims is achievable through dedicated ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... "My niece developed a nighttime fever, ... moment, her fever might get worse," said an inventor ... aware of how she was doing, I developed this ... continuously monitor a child's temperature. The unit instantly alerts ... that prompt medical care can be given, which is ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... 2014 "I had a handicapped friend who ... said an inventor from Wetumpka, Ala. "In order to help ... the shore, I came up with a way for her ... a prototype for the patent-pending Deezers to allow crutches to ... to use crutches, walkers, or canes at the beach. The ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Acne Treatment Reviews Added to Popular Treatment Website 2Health News:Sleepless Nights, Exhausting Days, Mental Fog – Relief for Insomnia With Clinical Psychologist Dr. Carol Francis 2Health News:Hastings and Hastings Is Pleased To Report Having Saved A Client $67,100 On A Settlement Of $610,000 2
... can help ,take the edge off, manage intakeNEW ORLEANS, ... such as Orville Redenbacher,s 94 percent fat-free SmartPop! popcorn, ... without increasing total calorie intake, says a new study ... Rippe of the Rippe Lifestyle Institute, the study found ...
... New research published in the April issue of ... indicates that large numbers of physician assistants and ... have been hired by general surgery residency programs ... education experience, and these professionals continue to be in ...
... Company,s success in employee recruitment and retention, ... Sodexo, a leading integrated food and facilities ... the 2009 DiversityInc Top Ten Companies for ... commitment, human capital, supplier diversity and corporate/organizational ...
... problems , , MONDAY, April 20 (HealthDay News) -- A ... 8.5 percent -- exhibit signs of addiction to gaming, ... just playing a lot. Their gaming interferes with school ... health problems, the study reveals. , Douglas A. Gentile, ...
... cookbook will help readers find healthier ways to shop, ... Kaiser Permanente physician Preston Maring has been recognized by ... and EatingWell books, for his work to ... long-time primary care physician, authored the introduction for a ...
... direct response to America,s aging population and the acknowledged ... Los Angeles to find creative approaches to address one ... for a society where in two decades one of ... is to make quality care for the elderly more ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Squeezing Calories? New Study Finds That Low-Fat Popcorn Before Lunch Does Not Increase Total Calorie Intake 2Health News:Surgical education programs have demand for physician assistants and nurse practitioners 2Health News:Sodexo Ranks Second on the 2009 DiversityInc Top Ten Companies for Latinos List 2Health News:Sodexo Ranks Second on the 2009 DiversityInc Top Ten Companies for Latinos List 3Health News:Almost 1 in 10 Young Video Game Users 'Addicted' 2Health News:Almost 1 in 10 Young Video Game Users 'Addicted' 3Health News:Kaiser Permanente Physician Celebrated for Contributions to Locally Grown Food Movement 2Health News:Kaiser Permanente Physician Celebrated for Contributions to Locally Grown Food Movement 3Health News:Healthcare Gathering Addresses Increasing Need of Caring for the Nation's Elderly Population 2Health News:Healthcare Gathering Addresses Increasing Need of Caring for the Nation's Elderly Population 3
(Date:8/29/2014)... Md. , Aug. 29, 2014  United Therapeutics ... the U.S. District Court for the District of ... favor in the company,s case against Sandoz, Inc. regarding ... Peter Sheridan ruled that U.S. Patent No. ... and enjoined Sandoz from marketing its generic product until ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Aug. 29, 2014  Unilife Corporation ("Unilife" or "Company") ... that it intends to release its financial results for ... 30, 2014 after market trading ends on Tuesday, September ... conference call for 4:30 p.m. U.S. EDT on Tuesday, ... a.m. AEST), to review the Company,s financial results, commercial partnerships, ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... UNION CITY, Calif. , Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... products company manufacturing point-of-care blood instrumentation and consumables to ... Clint Severson , Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ... Annual Best Ideas Conference 2014 on Tuesday, September 9, ... held at the Omni Berkshire Place Hotel in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:District Court Decision Received In Remodulin Patent Case 2Unilife Corporation to Announce Financial Results for Fiscal Year 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 2Abaxis, Inc. to Present at CL King's 12th Annual Best Ideas Conference 2014 2
For use with Slitlamps which have a smaller distance between the eye and the reduction prism than the Haag-Streit 900. Designed to work with argon/YAG Lasers....
... Windows-based image capture and management system that ... and ICG Angiography images. It interfaces with ... obtain images from any ophthalmic device with ... has all the features of EyeCap RI, ...
... image capture and management system that acquires ... ICG Angiography images. It interfaces with most ... images from any ophthalmic device with video, ... high quality colour Retinal Images from non-mydriatic ...
... EyeCap SL is the most advanced ... image capture and management system that acquires ... the latest technology.Images can be captured directly ... video cameras, as well as any other ...
Medicine Products: