Additional Physician Resources

Treatment of Liver Cancer

Co-Primary Investigator, Dr. Amit Singal, wrote an article that serves as a great resource for patients to learn about Hepatocellular Carcinoma

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Trends and Patterns of Disparities in Cancer Mortality Among US Counties, 1980-2014

Estimates age-standardized mortality rates by US county from 29 cancers, which highlights high prevalence of liver cancer along the Texas-Mexico border.

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Oral Direct-Acting Agent Therapy for Hepatitis C Virus Detection

Summarizes published literature on the efficacy and safety of oral DAAs for treatment of persons with chronic HCV infection.

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An Electronic Health Record-based Intervention to Promote Hepatitis C Virus Testing Among Adults Born Between 1945 and 1965. A Cluster-randomized Trial

Examines the impact of an electronic health record (EHR) - embedded best practice alert (BPA) for HCV testing among Birth Cohort adults.

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Patient Assistance Programs

Resources for HCV treatment medications

A CDC resource offering FAQs for health professionals about HCV infection ranging from education to managing special populations:
http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hcv/hcvfaq.htm 

For the most up-to-date clinical guidelines for HCV screening and management from experts:
http://www.hcvguidelines.org/full-report/hcv-testing-and-linkage-care

For general guide to interpret abnormal liver function test:
http://learning.bmj.com/learning/module-intro/abnormal-liver-function-tests--a-guide-to-interpretation.html?moduleId=10009707

Medscape review practice essentials:
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/177792-overview?src=wnl_edit_specol&uac=64976PX

Hepatitis C Resource Library funded by the CDC with a collaboration of Univ of Washington, Univ of Alabama, and IAS-USA:
http://www.hepatitisc.uw.edu/browse/all/lectures

Meld Score Clinical Calculator:
http://www.hepatitisc.uw.edu/page/clinical-calculators/meld

Fib-4 Clinical Calculator:
http://www.hepatitisc.uw.edu/page/clinical-calculators/fib-4

Information from Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services about screening for HCV infection and reimbursement information:
https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/Downloads/MM8871.pdf

Continuing Medical Education for Professionals (MERCK sponsored):
http://hepc.liverfoundation.org/for-healthcare-professionals/