Tag Archives: hepatitis C
What treatment is really medically and economically desirable for chronic hepatitis C patients with treatment failure after 8-week glecaprevir/pibrentasvir in Japan?
Currently, direct-acting agent (DAA) therapies have high efficacy and safety and are the main strategy to eliminate hepatitis C virus (HCV) worldwide. Some DAA therapies are also effective for HCV-infected patients who have experienced prior DAA failure.
Setting the epidemiological scenario of HCV infection in the islands of the Amazon region
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a major health problem. This viral infection is related to several serious clinical complications. About 2.2% of the world’s population is infected with HCV, most infected are asymptomatic and unconscious of
Arabinoxylan rice bran (Biobran) for the treatment of Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) has infected approximately 150 million people world-wide (about 3% of the world population) and causes approximately 700,000 deaths each year. It has been shown to be a causal factor of liver cirrhosis, scarring
Throwing a wrench into the hepatitis C replication machine
As an essential step in its replication cycle, the human hepatitis C virus (HCV) must make a copy of its RNA genome. The major player in this process is the NS5B polymerase, a molecular machine which uses
Do doctors understand what helps patients with hepatitis C stay on and complete their treatment?
To be cured of hepatitis C, patients must take their medications as prescribed without missing doses and complete the full course of treatment. However, almost half of patients with hepatitis C find it difficult to take their
Prevalence of HIV, hepatitis B and C virus infections among candidates for orthopedic trauma surgeries
Infectious diseases are diseases caused by bacteria, virus or fungus micro organism and very readily given by one person to another. These diseases especially those that are transmitted via human blood and cause disease in humans include,
HCV controls the export machinery of infected cells to increase its own spread
When a virus infects a cell it changes a lot of the cells functions and behavior to its own benefit. The virus reproduces inside the cell and forces it to release many new virus particles which can
A novel hepatitis C DNA vaccine
Since their development, vaccines have reduced the global burden of disease. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) causes persistent infection and is a leading cause of liver disease. To date, no vaccine is currently available, and treatment is costly