Dr Michael Charlton, medical director of Intermountain Medical Center’s Transplant Program talks about the new national guidelines issued this week to manage and treat the hepatitis C virus The new guidelines will have a complex algorithm for practitioners around the country to follow and see whats the right right treatment, for the right patients, for the right about of time.
AASLD/IDSA Launches up-to-date guidance for the treatment of hepatitis C
Online Expert Advice for Clinicians Treating Hepatitis C Now Available at HCVguidelines.org
Last week the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), in collaboration with the International Antiviral Society- USA (IAS-USA), announced the launch of a new website, HCVguidelines.org, that will offer up- to-date guidance for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.
It is estimated that between 3 and 4 million Americans are infected with HCV and have chronic liver disease as a result. The most recent generation of direct-acting antivirals has the potential to cure most patients with HCV. However, the rapid pace of drug development has left medical providers and insurance companies unsure what the optimal treatments are. The guidance provided through HCVguidelines.org will assist clinicians in using these and other treatments in the care of their patients. HCVguidelines.org is the result of an ongoing collaboration between the two medical professional societies and IAS-USA.