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Any new treatments for CMV brain infection?

Any new treatments for CMV brain infection?

no: Ganciclovir, foscarnet, Cidofovir remain only fda approved treatment. ...Read more

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Hepatitis C (Definition)

An infection caused by the hepatitis C virus that attacks the liver and ...Read more


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Latest treatment for hepc , genotype 1?

Latest treatment for hepc , genotype 1?

Protease inhibitor: The latest is the addition of a protease inhibitor boceprevir or telaprevir, to peginterferon plus ribavirin to those who had partial response or relapse after the dual therapy. ...Read more

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If a person suffer from hepatitis C and hold his treatment , could he restart treatment with the new drug Sovaldi ?

HEPATITIS C OPTIONS : Hepatitis C is very tricky disease that can be quiet for years then flare sometimes randomly. You need a through GI doctor who is a liver specialist to go over options. You need close monitoring of labs/abdominal us and periodic liver biopsy. Then discuss it he best option for you. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for hep virus c cirrhosis?

Is there a treatment for hep virus c cirrhosis?

Yes: The full answer is yes and no. The treatment depends on multifactos including type of hepatitis c, stage of cirrhosis. Treatment option varies. It could be from medication alone or transplant in selected cases. ...Read more

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Currently on victrelis (boceprevir) for hep c tx. How often are blood labs recommended?

Currently on victrelis (boceprevir) for hep c tx. How often are blood labs recommended?

Ask your Hepatologis: First of all, you should not be on victrelis (boceprevir) alone. It is given for only 12 weeks in addition to standard therapy with Ribavirin and interferon. Your hepatologist should discuss treatment duration, frequency of office visits as well as frequency of blood testing before you begin therapy. I suggest you contact your prescribing physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Is there is new cure for HCV genotype 3?

Is there is new cure for HCV genotype 3?

Yes,late 2013?: Right now people with hcv genotype 3 have about a 70% cure rate with peg-ifn plus Ribavirin for 24 weeks. This is lower if they have cirrhosis. Gilead will file an nda with the fda soon for their new pill, sofosbuvir, combined with the pill ribavirin, for 12 weeks in genotype 3. The cure rates are about 60%. Higher cure rates may occur if ifn is added in. Talk with a hepatitis c specialist. ...Read more

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Treatment options for CMV hepatitis? Thanks!

Treatment options for CMV hepatitis? Thanks!

Viral hepatitis: It means a liver infected with a specifixc virus called cytomegalovirus. ...Read more

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Is the new leukemia cancer treatment available for everyone?

Is the new leukemia cancer treatment available for everyone?

Not sure: What specific new therapy you are referring to. If you know details it would be easy enough to say which diseases are appropriate for the therapy. ...Read more

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Is taleprevir better than boceprevir in the treatment of hepatitis C genotype 1?

Is taleprevir better than boceprevir in the treatment of hepatitis C genotype 1?

Hard to say: There are no head to head studies; an look at relative ratios suggests that telapravir may be somewhat more efficacious, but it did not meet statistical significance. Both are vastly better than interferon alone for genotype 1 hcv treatment. ...Read more

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Any latest news on treatment related to hep c n cirohsis?

Any latest news on treatment related to hep c n cirohsis?

Cirrhosis is late : Cirrhosis is a late and gradual (as well as progressive) complication of hepatitis. Think of cirrhosis as scarring resulting from ongoing liver damage. The earlier a person starts treatment, the more successful it will be to limit damage to the liver. However the decision to treat is based on disease activity and tolerating medication side effects. So treatment options have to be individualized ...Read more

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Father 61yrs has HCV 10yrs. Now hcc stage 4.After tests doc told that curative methods not suitable and tace suggested. Who eligible for cure methods?

Father 61yrs has HCV 10yrs. Now hcc stage 4.After tests doc told that curative methods not suitable and tace suggested. Who eligible for cure methods?

Go to a cancer ctr: I would suggest you see someone at a dedicated cancer center. There are many curative and palliative treatments for hcc. Tace is one treatment where chemotherapy is injected directly into the tumor through the artery. Seek out a cancer center that has oncologists, surgeons, and interventional radiologists working together to provide the best solution. ...Read more

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Does a HBV patient need life long treatment of interferon?

Does a HBV patient need life long treatment of interferon?

Interferon is finite: Interferon is used for a specific period of time (decided upon by your hepatologist and you) and works better for some types of hbv over others. The hope is that , if it works, interferon clears the infection (done). Other medications like lamivudine, adefovir, entecavir, tenofovir and telbivudine need to be continued at this point lifelong. Resistance can occur & there are long term toxicities. ...Read more

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Can i transplant kidny with negative HCV RNA (pcr) .And positive HCV anti body. Thanks?

Can i transplant kidny  with negative HCV RNA (pcr)  .And positive HCV anti body. Thanks?

May be: Do you mean to ask, "am i a suitable kidney donor?". It depends on rest of your health and markers for infectious diseases. If you are otherwise healthy you could certainly donate to a person who is already sero-positive for hep c. ...Read more

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Als. Any new effective treatment available?

Als. Any new effective treatment available?

Not yet: So far the only fda approved therapy for ALS is Riluzole but this only gives about seven months of symptomatic respite before progression again resumes. ...Read more

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Hepatitis b antibody.Standard 5 item HBV test, only HBV surface antibody present. How immune is this to a partner of HBV carrier status through sex?

Foolish: If someone is actively and acutely infected with hep b, even the idea of considering unprotected sexual intercourse is ridiculous. Just because immunization status shows immunity to hep b, this is not a 100% guarantee and there are still risks. ...Read more