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Research being presented at Digestive Disease WeekÂ® (DDW) shows that screening individuals for hepatitis C based on age instead of conventional risk factors may help increase detection rates as well as prevent liver disease.
SAN DIEGO, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTCBB: AEMD) announces that it has submitted a request to the U.S.
Screening for hepatitis C based on age instead of conventional risk factors may help improve detection rates and prevent liver disease.
SAN DIEGO, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
PRINCETON, N.J., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmasset, Inc.
RIDGEFIELD, Conn., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
SILVER SPRING, Md., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Science, public health, and regulatory highlights for this week from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Information in this document is designed for credentialed journalists.
MADISON, N.J., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, today announced the availability of its AccuTypeÂ® IL28B test for aiding in the prediction of patient response to peginterferon alpha-based therapy for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.
BALTIMORE, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Adherence to interferon, an important medication used to treat Hepatitis C, is critical to successfully clearing the virus that causes the disease. A new observational analysis by Medco Health Solutions, Inc.
A three-year follow-up study of patients in the Hepatitis C Antiviral Long-term Treatment against Cirrhosis (HALT-C) trial revealed that increased mortality among patients with advanced chronic hepatitis C who received long-term peginterferon therapy was attributed to non-liver related causes and occurred primarily in patients with bridging fibrosis.
Lassa fever, first described in 1969 in Lassa, is an acute viral hemorrhagic fever. Clinical cases were known a decade before this but were not associated with this viral pathogen. It is endemic in West African countries and causes approximately 5,000 deaths. The Natal Multimammate Mouse is the primary animal host. The rodent is a source of protein but the virus is usually transmitted by the contact with the feces and urine of animals accessing grain stores in residences. The lassa virus...