2014-04-11 - New Data Reveal Positive Outcomes for Hepatitis C Transplant Patients
New research announced at the International Liver Congress 2014 today provides new hope for the notoriously difficult-to-treat population of liver transplant patients with recurring hepatitis C (HCV).
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2014-04-14 - Hepatitis C Treatment Cures More Than 90 Percent of Patients with Cirrhosis
Twelve weeks of an investigational oral therapy cured hepatitis C infection in more than 90 percent of patients with liver cirrhosis and was well tolerated by these patients, according to an international study that included researchers from UT Medicine San Antonio and the Texas Liver Institute. Historically, hepatitis C cure rates in patients with cirrhosis (liver scarring) have been lower than
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2014-04-15 - Mechanism Helps Explain Persistence of Hepatitis C Virus
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a mechanism that explains why people with the hepatitis C virus get liver disease and why the virus is able to persist in the body for so long.
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2014-01-05 - MDROs An Equal Challenge for Healthcare Facilities and Communities
Multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) causing healthcare- and community-associated infections are a growing concern still within the medical community. With little to no development in creating new antibiotics, hospitals are having to think outside of the box and take more precautions.
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2014-04-14 - New Combination Drug Therapy Proves Effective in Hepatitis C Treatments
Treatment options for the 170 million people worldwide with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) are evolving rapidly, although the available regimens often come with significant side effects. Two multi-center clinical trials led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center show promise for a new option that could help lead to both an increase in patients cured with a much more simple and tolerable all ora
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2014-02-24 - Computerized Checklist Reduces Bloodstream Infection Rates, Study Finds
A computerized safety checklist that automatically pulls information from patients' electronic medical records was associated with a threefold drop in rates of one serious type of hospital-acquired infection, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.
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2014-03-25 - Eliminating ETO Translates to Improved Efficiency for Phoenix Hospital
Located in the heart of Phoenix, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center is a 607-bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health, social and support services with special advocacy for the poor and underserved. Founded in 1895 by the Sisters of Mercy, St. Joseph’s was the first hospital in the Phoenix area. The hospital is part of Dignity Health, one of the largest healthcare s
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