Clinical Edge

Summaries of Must-Read Clinical Literature, Guidelines, and FDA Actions

Estimates of HCV by Race and Sex in US

BMC Infect Dis; ePub 2018 May 16; Hall, et al

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection disparities by sex are typically consistent across the US; however, race differences in HCV infection differ by state, a recent study found. Researchers used 3 data sources to estimate HCV RNA prevalence in the US among noninstitutionalized adults stratified by sex and race group. They found:

  • Nationally, males had an estimated HCV RNA prevalence of 1.56% and females had a prevalence of 0.75%.
  • Stratified by race, national estimated prevalence of HCV RNA was highest among non-Hispanic black, followed by non-Hispanic white, and Hispanic/other.
  • Males in most jurisdictions had an HCV RNA prevalence that is between 1.5 and 2.5 times higher than females.

Citation:

Hall EW, Rosenberg ES, Sullivan PS. Estimates of state-level chronic hepatitis C virus infection, stratified by race and sex, United States, 2010. [Published online ahead of print May 16, 2018]. BMC Infect Dis. doi:10.1186/s12879-018-3133-6.

This Week's Must Reads

HRRP & Patient Mortality in HF, AMI & Pneumonia, JAMA; 2018 Dec 25; Wadhera, et al

Hypertensive Diseases of Pregnancy & Risk of HF, Mayo Clin Proc; ePub 2018 Dec 19; Nizamuddin, et al

Clopidogrel + Aspirin Can Reduce Recurrent Stroke, BMJ; ePub 2018 Dec 18; Hao, Tampi, et al

Second-Line ADMs & CV Events in T2D, JAMA Netw Open; ePub 2018 Dec 21; O’Brien, et al

Health Care Utilization of a Dementia Care Program, JAMA Intern Med; ePub 2018 Dec 21; Jennings, et al

Must Reads in Hepatitis

Glecaprevir/Pibrentasvir Efficacy & Safety Assessed, J Hepatol; ePub 2018 Nov 23; D’Ambrosio, et al

HCV Infection Among Children & Young Persons, J Hepatol; ePub 2018 Nov 26; Modin, et al

HCV Patients with Limited Access to Antiviral Therapy, Dig Liver Dis; ePub 2018 Nov 29; Lens, et al

Progression in the Elimination of HCV Infection, PLoS One; ePub 2018 Dec 4; Juanbeltz, et al

Increased HCV Screening in Veteran Populations, Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf; ePub 2018 Sep 25; Wray, et al