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Patient Treatment Tracking Chart [Sample]

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This sample patient treatment tracking chart illustrates how the chart is to be completed. The accompanying information sheet explains how the clinician can use the chart to educate patients about their lab results and why they are experiencing certain side effects.

Hepatitis C and Alcohol

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This pamphlet discusses the relationship between hepatitis C and alcohol. It includes information about what happens to people with hepatitis C, alcohol’s effect on treatment, and alcohol use and liver health.

Hepatitis C Quicknotes: Version 2

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This information sheet has tables that provide guidelines for pretreatment assessment and counseling, screening and testing patients for hepatitis C, post-test strategy treatment, follow-up lab monitoring, and adjusting therapy based on lab results.

Hepatitis: Lo Que Usted Debe Saber

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This bilingual information sheet presents information about hepatitis: what it is, the routes of transmission, symptoms of the infection, how hepatitis is treated, and how to protect oneself from hepatitis. It also provides information sources from NIDDK.

Cirrhosis: A Patient’s Guide

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This guide explains basic facts about cirrhosis, which is a disease of the liver. It can help patients understand the causes and treatments of cirrhosis. The pamphlet answers patients' questions about common complications of cirrhosis and provides information on how to deal with these complications. It also provides practical tips on how to keep a patient's liver as healthy as possible, including things to do and things to avoid.

Cirrosis: Una Guía Para el Paciente

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This pamphlet explains basic facts about cirrhosis, which is a disease of the liver. It can help patients understand the causes and treatments of cirrhosis. The pamphlet answers patients' questions about common complications of cirrhosis and provides information on how to deal with these complications. It also provides practical tips on how to keep a patient's liver as healthy as possible, including things to do and things to avoid.

Provider Feedback Forum on HCV Diagnosis, Treatment, and Care

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On February 28, 2008, the Public Health Strategic Health Care Group (PHSHG) convened the Provider Feedback Forum on HCV Diagnosis, Treatment, and Care. The primary purpose of the forum was to obtain feedback from frontline providers about their experiences in diagnosing and treating hepatitis C virus (HCV) in patients receiving care from the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). PHSHG sought this input in order to help determine priority areas for ongoing and future program and policy efforts.

NIH Consensus Development Conference Statement on Management of Hepatitis B

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The objective of this Conference Statement is to provide health care providers, patients, and the general public with a responsible assessment of currently available data on the management of hepatitis B. This Statement is charged with answering the following critical questions about the management of hepatitis B: What is the current burden of hepatitis B? What is the natural history of hepatitis B? What are the benefits and risks of the current therapeutic options for hepatitis B? Which persons with hepatitis B should be treated?

Health Maintenance in Chronic Hepatitis

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This information sheet explains what an individual with chronic hepatitis can do to maintain good health. It recommends getting vaccines such as the annual flu vaccine, pneumonia vaccine, and hepatitis A or B vaccines, whichever is necessary; a healthy balanced diet, avoiding raw seafood and alcohol; limiting certain medications; and checking with one’s medical provider or pharmacist before taking herbal medicines.

Kab Mob Siab B

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This information sheet, for the general public, discusses the hepatitis B virus (HBV). It explains HBV, risk factors for contracting HBV, transmission, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of acute and chronic HBV infection. It discusses ways of preventing HBV including vaccination, and provides a list of facts about the disease.

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