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Dec 01, 2021 Issue
Hepatitis C: Diagnosis and Management [Article]

Screening recommendations and treatment guidelines for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection have been updated. People at the greatest risk of HCV infection are those between 18 and 39 years of age and those who use injection drugs. Universal screening with an anti-HCV antibody test with follow-up refle...


Oct 01, 2021 Issue
Hepatitis A [Article]

Hepatitis A is a common viral infection worldwide that is transmitted via the fecal-oral route. The incidence of infection in the United States decreased by more than 90% after an effective vaccine was introduced, but the number of cases has been increasing because of large community outbreaks in un...


Apr 15, 2021 Issue
Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Adolescents and Adults: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The USPSTF recommends screening for hepatitis B virus infection in adolescents and adults at increased risk for infection.


Apr 15, 2021 Issue
Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Adolescents and Adults [Putting Prevention into Practice]

A 15-year-old adolescent, J.M., presents for a well-child examination. J.M. was born in Central America before moving to the United States eight years ago with their family. J.M. reports that their older sibling, who lives at home, was diagnosed with hepatitis B virus infection last month.


Sep 15, 2020 Issue
Screening for Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Adolescents and Adults: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The USPSTF recommends screening for hepatitis C virus infection in adults aged 18 to 79 years.


Sep 15, 2020 Issue
Screening for Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Adolescents and Adults [Putting Prevention into Practice]

M.S. is a 20-year-old man who presents for a preemployment physical examination. He states that he is single, has two or three drinks per month on social occasions, does not smoke, is sexually active, and does not use illicit drugs.


Jan 1, 2020 Issue
Branched-chain Amino Acids for Patients with Hepatic Encephalopathy [Medicine by the Numbers]

Hepatic encephalopathy is a brain dysfunction that can be mild with minimal confusion, or overt and severe with coma. Learn more about branched-chain amino acids for the treatment of hepatic encephalopathy.


Aug 15, 2019 Issue
Treating Hepatitis C in the Family Medicine Office [Close-ups]

Patient story about being diagnosed with hepatitis C and successful treatment by family doctor.


Mar 1, 2019 Issue
Hepatitis B: Screening, Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment [Article]

Screening for hepatitis B is recommended in pregnant women at their first prenatal visit and in adolescents and adults at high risk of chronic infection. Individualized treatment plans should take into account clinical and laboratory characteristics and risk of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Peginterferon alfa-2a, entecavir, and tenofovir are considered first-line treatment options. Vaccination is recommended for appropriate patients.


Nov 15, 2018 Issue
Glecaprevir/Pibrentasvir (Mavyret) for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C [STEPS]

Glecaprevir/pibrentasvir is an effective treatment for any of six genotypes of HCV infection and has few adverse effects. It can be used to treat more genotypes over a shorter duration (eight weeks for patients without cirrhosis) and is substantially less expensive than other available treatments.


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