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Researchers suggest the process is safe and may help reduce alcohol cravings.
Especially from people who might have been considered a risk for transmitting HIV and hepatitis B and C
47 Americans have donated more than one organ to two different people.
The drug is still associated with a lower liver cancer rate than Baraclude.
The opioid epidemic is likely fueling increased rates of deceased organ donors categorized as posing a high risk of passing on such viruses.
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.
A recent study found that transplanting such kidneys and then treating the recipient for hep C worked well.
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.
How the ACA has affected my life, the necessity of repeal AND replace.
The rising death toll of the nation’s opioid epidemic has contributed to a recent influx in organ donors.
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