Thursday, November 8, 2018

Knowledge Checkup: Hepatitis C - Test yourself on both the basics and the latest information

Perspective > Medscape 
Find how much you know about hepatitis C, or acquire more knowledge by taking an eight part HCV quiz launched this week over at Medscape; Knowledge Checkup: Hepatitis C. In addition, check out; Fast Five Quiz: Influenza, also recently published. Although each quiz is aimed at physicians, patients may find the information beneficial as well.
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Knowledge Checkup: Hepatitis C
Praveen K. Roy, MD Disclosures
November 06, 2018 
Hepatitis C is an infection caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) that attacks the liver and leads to inflammation. The World Health Organization estimates that about 71 million people globally have chronic hepatitis C, with approximately 399,000 dying annually from this infection, primarily due to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Test yourself on both the basics and the latest information on this condition.

Fast Five Quiz: Influenza 
Michael Stuart Bronze, MD Disclosures
November 06, 2018 
Influenza, one of the most common infectious diseases, is a highly contagious airborne disease that occurs in seasonal epidemics and manifests as an acute febrile illness with variable degrees of systemic symptoms, ranging from mild fatigue to respiratory failure and death. Influenza causes significant loss of workdays, human suffering, and mortality. The World Health Organization estimates that worldwide annual influenza epidemics result in about 3-5 million cases of severe illness and about 250,000-500,000 deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that flu-associated deaths in the United States ranged from about 3000 to 49,000 annually between 1976 and 2006. During the 2017-2018 flu season, 900,000 people were hospitalized and 80,000 died in the United States.

Are you prepared for another flu season? Test yourself on essential core components of influenza and refresh your knowledge of best practices with this quick quiz.

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