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Hepatitis C Infection in Dialysis
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Authors: Magid A. Fahim and David W. Johnson (University of Queensland at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia) 
Book Description:
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection affects more than 170 million people worldwide and is recognised as both a cause and consequence of end-stage kidney failure. The incidence rates of HCV infection are considerably higher in dialysis patients than in the general population and are 3-fold higher in haemodialysis patients than peritoneal dialysis patients. Risk factors for HCV infection in dialysis patients include blood transfusion number, haemodialysis duration, dialysis unit HCV prevalence, prior kidney transplantation, intravenous drug use, male gender and older age. This book reviews the epidemiology of HCV in dialysis and discusses strategies for screening, transmission prevention, treatment and evaluation/management prior to kidney transplantation.

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Table of Contents:
Introduction

Chapter 1. Epidemiology, pp. 1-3

Chapter 2. Risk Factors for HCV Acquisition in Haemodialysis Patients, pp. 5-10

Chapter 3. Prevention of HCV Transmission in Haemodialysis Units, pp. 11-13

Chapter 4. Diagnosis, Screening and Evaluation, pp. 15-20

Chapter 5. Hepatic Pathology and Complications, pp. 21

Chapter 6. Treatment and Monitoring, pp. 23-30

Chapter 7. Outcomes, pp. 31-32

Chapter 8. Conclusion, pp. 33

Index

   Series:
      Nephrology Research and Clinical Developments
   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 6 x 9
   ISBN: 978-1-61728-851-7
   Status: AV
  
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