Epidemiology and Transmission Issues: Studies that look at populations infected with hepatitis C as well as the transmission risk factors.



o       80. Mortality Among Individuals Tested for Hepatitis C Antibody (anti-HCV) in British Columbia, Canada, 1992-2004.

o       758.  Use of Telemedicine and the “Warm Line” for the Treatment of Hepatitis C Infection (HCV) in the Correctional Setting to Reduce Barriers to Specialty Care. (updated Nov 11, 2009)

o       778. New trends of HCV infection in China revealed by genetic analysis of first-time volunteer blood donors.

o       779. Observational outcomes in a cohort of women identified as hepatitis C (HCV) antibody positive during routine antenatal clinic (ANC) screening.

o       780. Examining the Influence of Medical Comorbidities on Hepatitis C Testing.

o       781. A prospective survey including 17,184 patients from a German metropolitan area reveals a high prevalence of chronic hepatitis C virus infection. (updated Nov 2, 2009)

o       782. Cost Effectiveness of STAT-C Agents in Treating Genotype 1 Chronic Hepatitis C

o       784. Risk of Thromboembolic Events (TEs) Among Patients Infected With Hepatitis C.

o       785. Cluster of Acute HCV Genotype 4 Infections among HIV-positive Men who have Sex with Men (MSM).

o       790. Epidemiology and Phylogenetic Analysis of Hepatitis C Virus Genotype 4 in Denmark.

o       1665. Indeterminate HCV genotype patterns in African inmigrants in Spain.


·        Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)

o       775. Risk Factors for Primary Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Hospitalized Patients in the United States in 2006. (updated Nov 2, 2009)

o       787. High risk of hepatocellular carcinoma in immigrant patients with advanced fibrosis and chronic hepatitis C in a Canadian tertiary referral clinic.


·        HIV-HCV Coinfection

o       83. Predicting clearance of acute HCV in HIV-positive patients

o       776. Epidemiology of recently acquired hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in HCV and HCV/HIV infected participants in the ATAHC study. (updated Nov 9, 2009)

o       788. HCV Viral Evolution in HCV/HIV Coinfected Subjects After Initiation of HAART.

o       789. Predictors of spontaneous viral clearance of hepatitis C virus among HIV-1 infected individuals. A single-center cohort study. (updated Nov 11, 2009)


·        IVDU

o       773. Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection and Re-Infection in Illicit Drug Users.

o       777. A simple strategy to screen for acute HCV infection among newly incarcerated injection drug users. (updated Nov 11, 2009)

o       891. Viral Hepatitis In IVDUs: A 14-Year Experience Of A Single Liver Unit - Epidemiological And Clinical Data.


·        Native Americans

o       81. Genotype 1 versus Genotypes 2 and 3, Female Gender and Younger Age Are Associated with Recovery from Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Alaska Native and American Indian Persons.