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People treated with direct-acting antivirals had a lower risk for liver failure and liver cancer as well as much lower mortality.
Five years of follow-up data show that starting antiretroviral therapy with a higher CD4 count has long-lasting benefits.
The short treatment could make transplantation of organs from donors with HCV more safe, effective and economical.
While vaccination typically provides robust protection against severe disease, they’re less effective for immunocompromised people.
With every centimeter increase in waist circumference, the risk of severe fibrosis rose by 5%.
A growing number of transplant programs are barring patients who refuse COVID vaccines or giving them lower priority on waiting lists.
Simply measuring a specific protein in the blood provides an accurate estimate of how well the kidneys are working.
Among people treated for hepatitis C, diabetes and chronic kidney disease were both linked to a higher risk of cardiovascular death.
Cancer, heart disease and diabetes are just some underlying medical conditions associated with an increased risk of severe COVID-19 illness.
Canagliflozin was also found to prevent cardiovascular death, heart attack and stroke in those with the blood sugar disorder.
Shad Ireland is the first and only kidney dialysis patient in the world to compete in and complete the Ironman Triathlon.
Stress hormones can often lead to an increase in blood pressure, one of the leading causes of kidney disease.
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