More people test positive for Hepatitis C after exposure at Ogden hospital

More people test positive for Hepatitis C after exposure at Ogden hospital
OGDEN, Utah — Two months after the Utah Department of Health launched its initial investigation, more people are testing positive for Hepatitis C. Letters were sent out to 7,200 patients, urging them to get free Hepatitis C testing, but so far, only …
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Clinical Trials To Test Transplants Using Hepatitis C-Infected Kidneys
Dr. Dorry Segev performs arthroscopic surgery during a kidney transplant at Johns Hopkins Hospital June 26, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. Kidneys from donors with hepatitis C will soon be transplanted into recipients without the infection. (Brendan …
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Improving Hep C Treatment Via Individualized Therapy
The investigators used early viral kinetic analysis to test study participants—58 people with HCV being treated at three medical centers in France—for blood levels of the virus at the start of the study, on the second day of treatment, every other …
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Blood transfusions in high risk malaria zones could be made safer with new
"Testing for parasites such as malaria is expensive and until now, there have been no technologies capable of treating whole blood, which is most commonly used in transfusions in sub-Saharan Africa. This is the first study to … Writing in a linked …
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Surgical Tech Background Checks, Drug Tests Bill Moves Forward
DENVER (CBS4)– Colorado lawmakers are working to make sure surgical technologists and surgical assistants in Colorado continue to register with the Department of Regulatory Agencies under House Bill 1160. “Patients come to us with the understanding …
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Hologic Hepatitis C Viral Load Test Fares Well in German Validation
The investigator-initiated study, published online earlier this month in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, used reagents provided by Hologic and the data was convincing enough that the lab will now switch to the Aptima HCV test from the Roche test …
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Quest will test to confirm hep C in all screenings of exposed patients
Quest Diagnostics will automatically test for hepatitis C in anyone whose antibody screening results show they've been exposed to the virus, the company announced on Thursday. As a result, it will no longer provide stand-alone positive antibody …
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HEPATITIS C TREATMENT IS FINALLY HERE
The longer you have Hep C the greater your chance of developing cirrhosis, liver failure and liver cancer. So if you don't know your status go and get a test. Now is the time to change your life and be cured! Dr Fiona Bisshop specialises in LGBT health …
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One-step urine test to simplify diagnosis of hepatitis C
Screening for the virus is possible, but is neither straightforward nor widely accessible, as it involves taking a blood sample and two separate lab tests. But researchers have now developed a one-step test that can detect hepatitis C using only a …
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Epistem diagnostic test cleared for Hepatitis C trials
Epistem Holdings' (LON:EHP) genedrive diagnostic test has been cleared for clinical trials in Hepatitis C (HCV) by the Institut Pasteur in Paris. The qualitative HCV test was developed in collaboration with Inserm, the French National Institute of …
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Hepatitis 'on rise', but JK continues with 'outdated' testing technique
Despite evidence suggesting that Hepatitis-C infection is on rise in many parts of Jammu and Kashmir, the Health authorities in the State continue to test blood samples through “less-effective but cheaper technologies”, thus risking lives of hundreds …
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FDA Approves Use of Roche's Hepatitis C Virus RNA Test to Detect Active Infection
Roche has announced its hepatitis C virus (HCV) quantitative ribonucleic acid (RNA) test has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be used as an aid in diagnosing HCV infection in specific patient groups. Results from …
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