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USPSTF expands hepatitis C screening recommendation to most adults

All adults ages 18 to 79 years should now be screened at least once, but people who use injection drugs and pregnant women may require screening more often.
10 Mar 2020

Latest updates on ACP's priorities, initiatives

ACP Spotlight offers readers a look at ACP's current top priorities and initiatives, as well as highlights from our e-newsletter, ACP Internist Weekly.
1 Jul 2023

About one-third of Americans with HCV had evidence of viral clearance in past decade

The highest proportion of hepatitis C virus (HCV) cure or clearance among all age groups and payers was 49% among commercially insured patients ages 60 years and older, a study found.
11 Jul 2023

Recall of glucose test strips; approval for hepatitis C drug

This update covers a class I recall of blood glucose test strips which might cause clinicians to overlook hypoglycemia.
1 Apr 2016

ID, liver societies update guidance for HCV testing, management

Major changes to guidance on hepatitis C virus (HCV) include an emphasis on universal screening, new recommendations for managing incomplete treatment adherence, and expansion of treatment eligibility, among others.
6 Jun 2023

16th annual Global Forum discusses threat of rising drug prices

At ACP's Global Forum in San Diego, attendees discussed how pharmaceutical pricing constitutes an overall health threat to patients.
1 Nov 2023

MKSAP Quiz: Routine visit for a patient with chronic kidney disease

A 45-year-old man is evaluated during a routine visit in September. He has advanced chronic kidney disease due to IgA nephropathy. After his vaccination history is evaluated, what is the most appropriate additional vaccine to administer at this visit?
18 Jul 2023

ACP and the American Academy of HIV Medicine collaborate on new guide to hepatitis C testing

The new guide includes a summary of the latest testing recommendations; diagnostic, billing, and laboratory codes for testing; resources for referrals to HCV-experienced clinicians; and information on patient interactions, education, conversations, and case examples.
16 May 2017

Hepatitis C drugs offer new options

The approval of multiple drugs in 2013 and 2014 that are able to cure hepatitis C without the use of interferon has dramatically changed the screening, treatment, and epidemiologic paradigms of the virus. Soon, internists will be involved in this rapidly changing area of health care.
1 Jan 2015

MKSAP Quiz: 8-week history of a spreading rash

A 63-year-old man is evaluated for an 8-week history of a spreading rash on the feet and legs, fatigue, and arthralgia. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most likely diagnosis?
1 May 2023

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