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2014-08-19 12:28:29

Reimbursement and Out-of-Pocket Costs are the Leading Reasons for Treatment Discontinuation, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that, for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections, 40 percent of surveyed HCV treating specialists expect to prescribe Gilead's investigational fixed-dose combination of sofosbuvir/ledipasvir in the next six months to their genotype 1 patients. Analysis of...

2014-07-29 23:15:48

Doctor Evidence, LLC has developed a comprehensive database of clinical evidence in Hepatitis C (HCV) to address the evolving needs of healthcare stakeholders. Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Doctor Evidence (“DRE”), the Santa Monica, California-based healthcare information leader has responded to marketplace clamor related to the transformative innovations in Hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatments with a comprehensive comparative effectiveness database that allows healthcare...

2014-07-29 08:32:01

Frost & Sullivan: The market is looking for a reasonably priced and convenient alternative to Gilead's blockbuster Sovaldi MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Drug development for hepatitis C virus (HCV) antivirals has amplified with rising incidence rates and the intense need for curative therapy in the absence of a preventative vaccine. Change is underway as the market moves away from protease inhibitors and interferon regimens towards highly effective, easily-tolerated,...

2014-07-28 13:20:36

The Lancet Infected patients and could improve treatment uptake Two new pill-only antiviral drug regimens could provide shorter, more effective treatment options with fewer side effects for the majority of patients infected with hepatitis C, even those most difficult to treat, according to the results of two studies published in The Lancet. Both studies focused on hepatitis C genotype 1, which is the most common genotype in the USA, Europe, North Asia, Australia, and South America,...

2014-07-25 09:45:29

University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center Treatment of HIV patients co-infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) with an anti-retroviral drug therapy not only tackles HIV, but also reduces HCV replication, according to a new study lead by a University of Cincinnati researcher. The results were published Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Science Translational Medicine. Previously, physicians treating co-infected patients worried that HIV antiretroviral therapy might injure the liver...

2014-07-21 11:07:15

The JAMA Network Journals HIV-infected patients also infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) who received a combination of the medications sofosbuvir plus ribavirin had high rates of sustained HCV virologic response 12 weeks after cessation of therapy, according to a study in the July 23/30 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on HIV/AIDS. The issue is being released early to coincide with the International AIDS Conference. Up to 7 million persons worldwide are infected with both human...

2014-07-15 12:28:37

Unprecedented Growth Will be Fuelled by Rapid Uptake of All-Oral, Interferon-Free Therapies, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that the hepatitis C virus (HCV) population is large with more than 2 million diagnosed, chronically infected cases throughout the G7 markets (United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom and Japan). Many of these patients, including more than 270,000 with...

2014-06-28 13:57:32

TUM Virus infection supports organ acceptance Chronic hepatitis C virus infections are among the most common reasons for liver transplants. Because existing viruses also infect the new liver, the immune system is highly active there. Despite this, the new organ is not rejected, as scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technische Universität München (TUM) have now discovered. The long-term stimulation of the innate immune system by the virus actually increases the...

2014-06-19 16:23:51

The Majority of Surveyed Primary Care Physicians Expect to Refer HCV Patients to a Specialist for Care, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that less than one-third of surveyed primary care physicians (PCPs) are familiar with the first-generation hepatitis C virus (HCV) protease inhibitors, Vertex's Incivek and Merck's Victrelis, despite the fact that these direct acting antivirals have been...

2014-06-18 12:29:54

Arrival of IFN-Free Therapies Will Bring Patients For Whom Current Therapies are Ineffective Back to the Drug-Treated Population, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that China's market for hepatitis C virus (HCV) drugs will be driven by an increase in its drug-treated population, following the introduction of novel HCV therapies. Nearly a third of patients diagnosed with HCV do not receive the...


Latest Hepatitis C virus Reference Libraries

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2011-01-20 19:28:48

Hepatitis E virus is an infective organism. The viral particles are 27 to 34 nanometers in diameter. They are non-enveloped and contain a single-strand of positive-sense RNA which is approximately 7300 bases in length. The virus was first visualized in 1983 and molecularly cloned in 1990. Previously it was classified in the family Caliciviridae. Its genome more closely resembles the rubella virus and is now classified as the only member of the genus Hepevirus which has not yet been...

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2011-01-20 19:23:30

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is an enveloped, positive-sense single-stranded RNA virus of the family Flaviviridae. It consists of a core of genetic material surrounded by an icosahedra protective shell of protein. The genome consists of a single open reading frame that is 9600 nucleotide bases long. HCV replication takes several steps. It primarily replicates in the hepatocytes of the liver. It can also reproduce in peripheral blood mononuclear cells. There is a wide variety of genotypes and...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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