Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Medscape Special Report: New Hepatitis C Guidance

From Medscape Gastroenterology 

Special Report: New Hepatitis C Guidance

March 26, 2014


New HCV Guidance: Rapid Updates for Clinicians
The implications of the new HCV guidance for all clinicians are discussed by Paul Martin, MD (member of the writing panel), and Helen Boucher, MD, in an interview with Medscape.

Joining Forces to Combat Hepatitis C
Drs. Paul Sax and David Thomas reflect on how the worlds of gastroenterology and infectious disease have joined to meet the need for fast-paced guidance in hepatitis C treatment.

New HCV Interim Treatment Recommendations Available
A new HCV Web site helps clinicians keep up with the rapidly changing environment in HCV treatment.

Approximately 1% of US Residents Have Chronic HCV Infection
About 2.7 million US residents in the population sampled by NHANES 2003-2010 have chronic HCV infection, which is about 500,000 fewer than a similar estimate for 1999-2002.

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