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Anticonvulsants for cocaine dependence | Cochrane

Cocaine is an illicit drug available as a powder for intranasal or intravenous use or smoked as crack. Short- and long-term use of this drug results in the spread of infectious diseases (for example, AIDS, hepatitis, tuberculosis), crime, violence and prenatal drug exposure. Cocaine dependence is associated with medical and psychosocial complications and is a major public health problem. No proven pharmacological treatment for cocaine dependence is known. Antidepressant, anticonvulsant and dopaminergic medications have all been studied. The present review looked at the efficacy and safety of anticonvulsant drugs for treating cocaine dependence, both as a class and individually.  
cochrane.org
over 5 years ago
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WHO | WHO calls for urgent action to curb hepatitis

On World Hepatitis Day (28 July) WHO highlights the urgent need for countries to enhance action to prevent viral hepatitis infection and to ensure that people who have been infected are diagnosed and offered treatment. This year, the Organization is focusing particularly on hepatitis B and C, which together cause approximately 80% of all liver cancer deaths and kill close to 1.4 million people every year.  
who.int
about 5 years ago
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Caring for sex workers

Ensure vaccinations are up to date (diphtheria-tetanus (DT), measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), meningococcal, influenza, hepatitis A, hepatitis, B and human papillomavirus)  
feeds.bmj.com
about 5 years ago
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Caring for sex workers

Ensure vaccinations are up to date (diphtheria-tetanus (DT), measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), meningococcal, influenza, hepatitis A, hepatitis, B and human papillomavirus)  
feeds.bmj.com
about 5 years ago
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Viral hepatitis surveillance and outbreak report is published in India

Some 291 outbreaks and 804 782 cases of hepatitis infections occurred in India from 2011 to 2013, a national surveillance and outbreak data report on viral hepatitis has shown.1 In over 90% of cases, however, the causative agent was not identified.  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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WHO | World Hepatitis Summit harnesses global momentum to eliminate viral hepatitis

Participants of the World Hepatitis Summit urge countries to develop national programmes that can ultimately eliminate viral hepatitis as a problem of public health concern.  
who.int
almost 5 years ago
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International Conference on Viral Hepatitis Postponed

Organizers have decided to delay the hepatitis meeting and participants are making changes to their San Francisco travel plans.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Nutritional Therapy in Cirrhosis or Alcoholic Hepatitis

Many patients with liver disease, including cirrhosis and alcoholic hepatitis, are malnourished. Could nutritional therapy help these patients and also reduce mortality risk?  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Traveling Americans at Risk for Hepatitis A, Measles

Fewer than half of people who had a CDC pretravel healthcare visit got the MMR vaccine before their trip, study says. A 2nd study reports a hepatitis outbreak among unvaccinated Americans in Mexico.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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NICE approval of new hepatitis drug could result in £700m bill for NHS

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has approved another treatment for hepatitis C, presenting NHS England with a dilemma over how to pay for it.1  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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NICE approval of new hepatitis drug could result in £700m bill for NHS

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has approved another treatment for hepatitis C, presenting NHS England with a dilemma over how to pay for it.1  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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NICE approval of new hepatitis drug could result in £700m bill for NHS

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has approved another treatment for hepatitis C, presenting NHS England with a dilemma over how to pay for it.1  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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Transient Elastography in Assessing Liver Fibrosis

What does the latest research tell us about the effectiveness of transient elastography to assess liver fibrosis in patients with chronic viral hepatitis?  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Alcoholic Hepatitis and HCV Interactions in Liver Disease

Alcoholic liver disease and chronic HCV infection together are the most common causes of liver disease, and can promote rapid disease progression. How should patients with these concurrent diseases be treated?  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Antiviral Therapy in Chronic Hepatitis E

Does the latest research recommend ribavirin monotherapy as an effective and relatively safe treatment for patients with chronic hepatitis E?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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New Jersey Hospital Patients Told of Possible HIV, Hepatitis Exposure

More than 200 people treated at a New Jersey medical center may have been exposed to HIV or hepatitis B or C because of a former employee accused of tampering with drugs, the hospital said on Thursday.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Hep B Cure Talks, Hep C Treatment Gaps Lead Conference

Experts from around the world will share intelligence about the treatment of hepatitis B and C at the International Conference on Viral Hepatitis.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago