Cancer transmission is less than 1 percent across all cases. UW Medicine transplant chief describes precautionary measures.
Tenfold gain in volumes seen with CDC-funded program; leaders will help create similar plan across Washington state.
UW Medicine patients can opt in for suitable donor hearts and must complete an 8- to 12-week postoperative drug regimen to clear the virus.
In a clinical trial, UW Medical Center deploys a warm-preservation device to transport the donor organ. The first patient received the liver from his sister, who had died unexpectedly.
Consistent funding of Veterans Affairs healthcare operations could lead to the cure, within three years, of more than 90 percent of military members currently being treated for hepatitis C, new research suggests.
The virus that causes hepatitis C protects itself by blocking signals that drive elements of liver cells’ immune defenses, report University of Washington researchers and colleagues in a new
New antiviral drugs for hepatitis C have brought a cure within reach for many patients, yet they are highly expensive. A single dose of one of the antivirals costs around $1,000.
The decision by the drugmaker Gilead Science, Inc. to charge $84,000 for a 12-week course of its new hepatitis C drug Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) has churned up protest.
The hepatitis C virus has a previously unrecognized tactic to outwit antiviral responses and sustain a long-term infection.