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The opioid epidemic is likely fueling increased rates of deceased organ donors categorized as posing a high risk of passing on such viruses.
A recent study found that transplanting such kidneys and then treating the recipient for hep C worked well.
Jackie Johnson was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 2010. But in 2015, he took advantage of the latest hep C treatments and was soon cured.
In the first five months of 2018, 803 HCV-positive organs were transplanted across the United States.
That’s according to a recent computer model that predicted that transplanting such kidneys first and treating the virus later is efficient.
For people with HCV who are on the liver transplant list because of severe liver damage, curing the virus may allow them to leave the list.
In a small study, those with HCV who received HCV-infected kidneys who were then treated with Zepatier (grazoprevir/elbasvir) all did well.
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The rising death toll of the nation’s opioid epidemic has contributed to a recent influx in organ donors.
Daclatasvir and Sovaldi, with or without ribavirin, seem likely to lead to relatively good cure rates among people with genotype 3 of hepatiti...
His surgeons said that such a transplant would have been unthinkable before the latest wave of hep C treatments.
AbbVie’s ’3-D’ regimen has had nearly perfect preliminary results in curing people with recurrent geno 1 of hep C post-liver transplant.
The Capital Health Center for Digestive Health in New Jersey is currently enrolling patients in trials at its Center For Liver Disease.
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