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SYNOPSIS: Prior to initiation of hepatitis C virus treatment with direct-acting antivirals, patients should be screened for hepatitis B virus coinfection. Those who are hepatitis B virus-infected shou...
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause both acute and chronic hepatitis. Most people are asymptomatic, but for the majority of patients who become infected with hepatitis C, it becomes a long-term, chronic...
The Food and Drug Administration is warning about the risk of reactivation of hepatitis B among patients who have had that disease and who are taking some prominent and expensive newer medicines for h...
Investigators have discovered how hepatitis A virus causes liver injury as well as how the virus could jump from primates to mice. Hepatitis A virus is a vaccine preventable form of infectious hepatit...
Expensive hepatitis C drugs that can cure patients may come with a big risk for some: they can cause hepatitis B to flare up again.
NewsDirect-acting antivirals for hepatitis C: drug safety communication - risk of hepatitis B reactivating.
The FDA has issued a warning to patients who are currently taking drugs to treat hepatitis C that they may be at risk of reactivation of hepatitis B, to those who have previously had the virus. The FD...
This study examines the epidemiology of hepatitis E, a water-borne virus responsible for repeated outbreaks of acute viral hepatitis in recent times. What are current options for prevention and contro...
Carnitine palmitoyltransferase II (CPT-II) deficiency is an autosomal recessively inherited disorder involving the β-oxidation of long-chain fatty acids, which leads to rhabdomyolysis and subsequent ...
We report the case of a 34 year-old man who developed exercise-induced rhabdomyolysis after unaccustomed high-intensity exercise. Subclinical rhabdomyolysis is common after heavy exercise, yet it is u...
To compare outcomes of spinning-induced rhabdomyolysis to those with exertional rhabdomyolysis from other physical activities.
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is the most severe complication of rhabdomyolysis. Allopurinol (Allo), a xanthine oxidase inhibitor, has been in the spotlight in the last decade due to new therapeutic appli...
A rhabdomyolysis protocol (RP) with mannitol and bicarbonate to prevent acute renal dysfunction (ARD, creatinine >2.0 mg/dL) remains controversial.