Tag Archives: Hepatitis C

Cigarette Smoking in Persons Living with Hepatitis C: The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 1999-2014

Cigarette smoking is common in persons living with hepatitis C (hepatitis C+), but national statistics on this harmful practice are lacking. A better understanding of smoking behaviors in hepatitis C+ individuals may help in the development of targeted treatment strategies. Methods We extracted data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) between 1999 and […]

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Telemedicine Specialty Support Promotes Hepatitis C Treatment by PCPs

The Department of Veterans Affairs is the largest US provider of hepatitis C treatment. Although antiviral regimens are becoming simpler, hepatitis C antivirals are not typically prescribed by primary care providers. The Veterans Affairs Extension for Community Health Outcomes (VA-ECHO) program was launched to promote primary care–based hepatitis C treatment using videoconferencing-based specialist support. We […]

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CME: Hepatitis C Screening, Diagnosis, Treatment & Management

The American Journal of Medicine, the Centers for Disease Control’s Division of Viral Hepatitis, and Elsevier have assembled a multifaceted resource center for primary care physicians and specialists who want to learn more about Hepatitis C screening, diagnosis, treatment, and management. The site includes videos, links to research articles, and links to new guidelines. Check […]

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