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Are there any new drugs for treatment of hepatitis c?

Are there any new drugs for treatment of hepatitis c?

Yeah! 2 new ones: 2 new drugs, protease inhibitor-type drugs approved. Added to the standard interferon/ribavirin rx. Different dose schedules. Big help in improving response rates, even in prior relapsers and nonresponders to rx; might decrease duration of rx. More in the drug research pipeline. ...Read more

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Is there a proven medication available for hepatatis c virus- genome type-1. What are the various types of treatments available.?

Is there a proven medication available for hepatatis c virus-  genome type-1. What are the various types of treatments available.?

Hep C treatment: Standard treatment for hepatitis c has been with peginterferon and ribavirin. Response rates varied depending on the type of hep c virus (called genotype). There are new medications boceprevir and telaprevir which have improved response to treatment. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatments for OCd, apart from exposure and delay therapy? also are there any herbal supplement for this problem

Are there any new treatments for OCd, apart from exposure and delay therapy? also are there any herbal supplement for this problem

NO herbals: OCD is defined as a obsessive condition with compulsive tendencies. There are some meds specifically therapy that are in the SSRI family. I would not take any herbals as these are not studied and ST Johns wort is not appropriate for this. See your doctor and get the best advice. Most appropriate would be to see a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for acute hepatitis?

Is there any treatment for acute hepatitis?

Mostly not: Except for acute hepatitis c which is uncommonly seen, acute hepatitis a and b are usually self-limited and do not generally require therapy. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of hepatitis B? What are the symptoms of hepatitis B? What are some drugs given to a hepatitis B patient?

What are the possible causes of hepatitis B?
What are the symptoms of hepatitis B?
What are some drugs given to a hepatitis B patient?

It's a virus: Hepatitis B is a virus transmitted by coming in contact with the blood/body fluids of someone infected. Symptoms can be mild to severe & appear within 1-4 months: abdominal pain, dark urine, fever, joint pain, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue & yellowing of skin (jaundice). Acute hepatitis B often resolves with rest/good nutrition. Chronic: antivirals/interferon/liver transplant. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of treatment for hep c with interferon?

What are the side effects of treatment for hep c with interferon?

The major effect of: Interferon is the feeling of achiness and fever sort of like having a viral infection. Using the so-called pegylated interferon, the side effects are less. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatments for stiff person syndrome?

Are there any new treatments for stiff person syndrome?

Not really: This curious and devastating autoimmune disease was newly-discovered when i was in medical school, and is very challenging for both patient and physician. You probably know much more about it than most doctors do. There's a helpful article at medscape http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1172135-treatment good luck and don't give up hope. ...Read more

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Are there any over-the-counter herbal or vitamin/mineral type substances that show any efficacy in treatment for fibromyalgia?

Are there any over-the-counter herbal or vitamin/mineral type substances that show any efficacy in treatment for fibromyalgia?

Homeopathy: I agree with dr. Baker's excellent answer -- and also want to mention that homeopathy can provide much benefit for people with fibromyalgia. You'll need a well-trained, experienced classical homeopath to take your case and treat you, though, because any one of hundreds of possible homeopathic remedies might be the one you need. Dr. Iris bell has done several studies. http://tinyurl.com/7ekkqhz. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for hepatitis D?

Are there any treatments for hepatitis D?

Hepatitis D: There are currently no specific treatments for Hepatitis D. It is not responsive to antiviral medications. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatments or drugs that can help with graft versus host disease?

Are there any new treatments or drugs that can help with graft versus host disease?

Mainstays of therapy: for GVHD are corticosteroids; either systemic (prednisone) or topically, e.g triamcinolone. Cyclosporine and tacrolimus help minimize corticosteroid exposure. Sirolimus and mycophenylate mofetil are effective, as are methotrexate and azathioprine in refractory cases. B-cell therapies such as rituximab and bortezomib are promising. PUVA and ECP are light therapies with less systemic side effects. ...Read more

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Can there be any treatment of leukemia in alternative methodology?

Can there be any treatment of leukemia in alternative methodology?

No: There are no alternative medical therapies that have an established role in the primary treatment of leukemia. ...Read more

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Is there any cure/medicine or vaccination that can cure hep b permanently?

Is there any cure/medicine or vaccination that can cure hep b permanently?

Hep B cure: The best cure is avoiding the infection, and for that there is an effective vaccine. It is spread by contact with even a very small amount of blood. When you get hepatitis b infection, it is usually cleared by the body. Sometimes there is chronic infection. The vaccination doesn't cure help this. There are treatments that help some people get rid of the virus for good. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatments for narcoleysy?

Are there  any new treatments for narcoleysy?

Narcolepsy: Modafinil (provigil) has replaced Ritalin (methylphenidate) & amphetamines; newer antidepressants like venlafaxine r replacing tcas & ssris; sodium oxybate (xyrem) is now being used via monitored rx program to treat all forms of narcolepsy. Newest approach is immuno-globulin therapy to counter autoimmune hypocretin/orexin deficiency. Neurologist should have info on new treatments. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatments in natural medicine for retinopathy?

Are there any new treatments in natural medicine for retinopathy?

Yes!: Damage to the retina commonly caused by high blood pressure and diabetes. There are herbs that can strengthen blood vessels and prevent deterioration and leakage. Consider ginkgo, a vasodilator that helps get more blood to retina; grape seed extract, high in proanthocyanidins which prevent blood leakage; quercitin, which can help lower high blood pressure; pycnogenol from pine bark shows promise2. ...Read more

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