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Author Topic: Liver Transplant Need Driven by Hepatitis C Is Decreasing  (Read 12607 times)

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Liver Transplant Need Driven by Hepatitis C Is Decreasing
« on: February 22, 2017, 10:01:36 am »
Liver transplant waiting lists and liver transplantation are decreasingly driven by hepatitis C virus (HCV) and increasingly prompted by non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and alcoholic liver disease (ALD), Healio reports.

Publishing their findings in the journal Gastroenterology, researchers collected data on the prevalence of hep C from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), looking at the 2010 and 2013 to 2014 cycles. They also collected data from the HealthCore Integrated Research Database on individuals with cirrhosis and chronic liver failure between 2006 and 2014. Additionally, they gathered data from the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) on those on liver transplant lists as well as on liver transplantees from 2003 to 2015.

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