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Distinguishing Functional Dyspepsia From NERD

Distinguishing Functional Dyspepsia From NERD

What types of diagnostic scales exist for clinicians to distinguish between different gastrointestinal diseases, such as functional dyspepsia and NERD?
Therapy for Hepatitis C Genotype 3: Moving Forward

Therapy for Hepatitis C Genotype 3: Moving Forward

What drug therapy regimens, with or without interferon, are most effective at treating hepatitis C genotype 3?
Signs of Rise in Hepatitis C Cases Among Young

Signs of Rise in Hepatitis C Cases Among Young

Hepatitis C infections are rising among adolescents and young adults in Massachusetts, apparently in part due to needle sharing that spreads the virus, the CDC says in a new report.
Treating Hepatitis C in Patients With Schizophrenia

Treating Hepatitis C in Patients With Schizophrenia

What special considerations should be taken into account in the treatment of patients with hepatitis C who also have been diagnosed with schizophrenia?
Rifaximin Improves Thrombocytopenia in Alcoholic Cirrhosis

Rifaximin Improves Thrombocytopenia in Alcoholic Cirrhosis

What is the most effective way to treat thrombocytopenia in patients with alcoholic cirrhosis? Are antibiotics sufficient?
Epidemiology of Autoimmune Liver Disease

Epidemiology of Autoimmune Liver Disease

Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) and primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) are chronic liver diseases that likely have an autoimmune basis to their pathogenesis.
World Travelers Wave Off Health Risks

World Travelers Wave Off Health Risks

Many people who travel around the world, especially those who go to poor and lower-income countries, risk contracting or spreading infectious diseases because they fail to research potential health issues at their destinations, a new study says.
Serum Markers for Fibrosis Staging in Chronic HBV and HCV

Serum Markers for Fibrosis Staging in Chronic HBV and HCV

Do serum markers accurately predict the upper and lower end of liver fibrosis stage in patients with either hepatitis B or hepatitis C?
Reduced Risk of Hepatocellular Carcinoma After Interferon Therapy in Aged Patients With Chronic Hepa

Reduced Risk of Hepatocellular Carcinoma After Interferon Therapy in Aged Patients With Chronic Hepa

This retrospective analysis helps clarify the effect of a 6-month course of interferon monotherapy on the incidence of HCC in aging patients with chronic hepatitis C.
Biomarkers Related to Helicobacter pylori-associated Gastroduodenal Disease

Biomarkers Related to Helicobacter pylori-associated Gastroduodenal Disease

Evolving proteomic technologies, together with appropriate clinical phenotyping and genotype information, should enhance understanding of disease pathogenesis, and lead to more precise prediction of variable disease outcomes.
Hepatitis News and Features

Hepatitis News and Features

Find special feature stories and news on Hepatitis Health at WebMD
Combination Therapy With Ribavirin and High-Dose IFN in CHC

Combination Therapy With Ribavirin and High-Dose IFN in CHC

Does a 24-week course of combination therapy with ribavirin and high-dose IFN-alfa 2b improve the efficacy of treatment in CHC by further increasing IFN dosage?
Echo-Enhanced Ultrasound vs. Conventional Ultrasound

Echo-Enhanced Ultrasound vs. Conventional Ultrasound

95% of cystadenomas, and 100% of pseudocysts were correctly diagnosed by echo-enhanced ultrasound. Conventional ultrasound detection rates were significantly lower.
HBV in Persons With Diabetes Mellitus in the US, 1999-2010

HBV in Persons With Diabetes Mellitus in the US, 1999-2010

How is hepatitis B potentially transmitted among patients with diabetes mellitus? This new study explains the possible modes of transmission.
Colon Tumors: Submucosal Dissection vs Mucosal Resection

Colon Tumors: Submucosal Dissection vs Mucosal Resection

For the management of colorectal tumors, is endoscopic submucosal dissection a preferred surgical method? This new study takes a look.
Effect of Lifetime Alcohol Consumption on Severity of NAFLD

Effect of Lifetime Alcohol Consumption on Severity of NAFLD

Does lifetime alcohol consumption predispose a patient to more severe forms of NAFLD? This new study explores the connection.
Hepatitis E-Credits

Hepatitis E-Credits

A list of contributors to the topic on Hepatitis E.
Albinterferon Alfa-2b for Chronic HCV Genotype 2/3

Albinterferon Alfa-2b for Chronic HCV Genotype 2/3

What is the most effective treatment for chronic hepatitis C genotype 2/3? Does it differ from other hepatitis C regimens?
Risk Factors for Anaemia in HIV/Hep C Virus-Coinfected Patients

Risk Factors for Anaemia in HIV/Hep C Virus-Coinfected Patients

The aim of this analysis was to determine the incidence and risk factors of anaemia in HIV/hepatitis C virus-coinfected patients receiving anti-HCV therapy.
Personalized Chronic Hepatitis C Treatment

Personalized Chronic Hepatitis C Treatment

Could IL28B genotyping move us closer to personalized hepatitis C treatment in the forthcoming era of direct-acting antivirals?