Susan Hasty, Publisher
Table of Contents . . . November 17th, 1997Non-Subscriber - Summaries Only
Virology (HGV) - Studies Find Hepatitis G Common, But Without Clinical Impact
Blood Banking (Donors) - Barring Cocaine Users from Donating Blood Would Result in Substantial Loss
Blood Products (Contamination) - HGV/HCV Contaminated Immunoglobulin Transmitted Only HCV Disease
Genotyping (HCV) - French Study Finds No Link Between HCV 1b and Cirrhosis
Industry News (Licensing Agreement) - Merck Licenses Vical's "Naked" DNA Technology For Antiviral Vaccines
Outbreaks (HEV) - UN Peacekeepers Brought Hepatitis E to Haiti
Pathogenesis (HCV) - Hepatitis C May Play Direct Role in Sensory Neuropathy
Regulatory Issues - WHO Committee Assesses Quality Standards of Biologicals
Therapy (HCV) - Iron Stores May Predict IFN Response in Some
Transplantation (Cornea) - HBV, HCV, HIV More Common in Cornea Donors than Blood Donors
Virology (HGV) - Liver Not Primary Replicating Site for Hepatitis G
Antiviral Therapy (HBV) - "Combination Therapy with Famciclovir and Interferon for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis B."
Antiviral Therapy (HCV) - "Interferon Accelerates Mutation in the Hepatitis C virus E2 and NS5a Genes."
Epidemiology (Hepatitis) - "Etiology of Acute Sporadic Viral Hepatitis among Pregnant Women in Uzbekistan."
Adverse Reactions - "Hair Loss after Routine Immunizations."
Blood Banking (GBV-C) - "Immunoassays to Study Prevalence of Antibody Against GB Virus C in Blood Donors."
HBV Vaccines - "Genetic Regulation of the Impaired Immune Response to Hepatitis-B Vaccine Associated with Low TCR Density in End Stage Renal Disease Patients: Contribution of Complement C4 and Factor B Alleles."
HBV Vaccines - "Hepatitis B Vaccination in Preterm Infants."
Hemodialysis (HCV) - "Adsorption of Hepatitis C Virus Particles onto the Dialyzer Membrane."