"At least 5,189 prisoners housed in jails across [Pakistan] are suffering from diseases like HIV/Aids, and hepatitis C." https://t.co/FdXba0n3VY
Happy Monday! It's a cold one so bundle up❄️☃️Don't forget that next Wednesday we will be testing in the Eaton Lobby of TGH -- see you there!
Today, we remember the #health disparities and inequalities that individuals living with #hepatitisB face on a daily basis. #MLKDay is a reminder to never settle for injustice, even if the journey is difficult. #HBV #hepB #MLK pic.twitter.com/R3Bk4QVJDE
We know that our 2020 Budget recommendation of $922 million for Ontario hospitals is very significant. To understand why we think it’s needed please consider reviewing our full presentation to the Legislature in the link below #ONHealth #onpoli https://t.co/qd5mhW8Owp
EMR vendors fighting to retain control of the patient data...not on behalf of patients tho https://t.co/APQFFZrOB1
I wrote this deeply personal piece and I chose bravery over fear. My OpEd in today’s @statnews about why I left my faculty position in academia last month and what losing Black faculty means for our students and patients. https://t.co/07sYs4ZfiP
If you work in a hospital ambulatory clinic, put your damn notes into the hospital EHR. How this is not a universally required and enforced practice is beyond me. pic.twitter.com/WpDEPVIZBB
Good evening! Lets start #Gijournalclub! Background: several open-label trials of FMT for IBS w small cohorts have good results. 1 recent RCT w +ve result (Johnsen Lancet Gastro Hep 2018), another w no effect (Halkjaer GUT 2018) pic.twitter.com/ENox5y8EEX
This is a fascinating insight into the commercial view from $ICPT in #NASH First, will biopsy be required? They think... No. Second, what will the price be? Non-committal, but "specialty pricing" so high #LiverTwitter - a brief thread on use of OCA and the $$ involved 1/n…
The most under-the-radar activity for infection control in a hospital must be the constant signing of consent for treatments/procedures/etc with the nearest available pen.
When you get a moment, you should check out the latest study of the Global Hepatitis B Virus Core Antibody Diagnostic Kits Market!📑 "...details regarding the cost structure, manufacturing processes and other vital components are referenced." https://t.co/G0VK9e1xgS
Great opportunity to shape and design our health system. https://t.co/rHv4wlCcpX
37.8% of firms report that they have thus far created a data-driven organization; 90.9% of firms cite people and process challenges as the biggest barriers to becoming data-driven organizations @GilPress Out of the foothills and into the mountains... https://t.co/PjYKCvA239
95% of 21,370 people who received hepatitis C treatment were cured during 2017. At the end of 2017 there was still 182,144 people in Australia living with chronic hepatitis C. Find out more #HepFreeAus #hepatitis #hepatitisC #hepC #NOhep https://t.co/I3aQb1SMUE
Good morning! We will be testing at St. Stephens today from 9a - 11:20a☀️😊
Dr Tarek Asselah presenting what countries are on track to eliminate hepatitis C, here at the Paris Hepatology Conference #PHC2020. Some countries are going to be surprised (positively and negatively) to see the new findings that we hope to present at #ILC2020. @Homie_Razavi…
@jturnesv @ebtapper @BloomPringle @AtoosaRabiee @NDP1001 @rrosenblattmd @ruben_hernaez @hepatoMD @macarlotal Also, here is a recent article on what's new in liver disease in pregnancy🤰 in @HepCommJournal! Includes a nice table on diagnostic modalities for liver disease in…
PICKERING NUCLEAR EMERGENCY SAFETY MEETING pic.twitter.com/VSXi6SEhLr
Well then the CEO needs to get to the office right??? 🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️ https://t.co/Bcnrl9lPaC
Hopefully this tweet is not sent in error too. https://t.co/vOtuCzMOiT
Good thread to read for all - managers, patients, doctors. I think: 1) clinics should run on time unless circumstances are exceptional; 2) too many clinics are always 2hrs late so patients assume it’s indifference rather than an unexpectedly sick person; 3) System >…
PSA: Look, I get it. You believe you are indispensable at work. But if you are sniffling, coughing, sweating and riding the elevator you are not helping anyone. Stay home if you are sick. The rest of us have got you covered. @UHN #medtwitter #TEAMuhn
Resident/Fellow Attending I I I I V V pic.twitter.com/HzKUWTpQSb
"Price said the focus is trying to get patients to a functional cure..." Here's a good article to update you on the research being done around cures for Hep B! https://t.co/Lh3OCYNlk6
Can we lower medical costs by giving the neediest patients better care? 9 years ago my @NewYorker article, The Hot Spotters, highlighted the heroic work of the Camden Coalition to try and prove it could. https://t.co/gFXxsbUUpK
A more productive way to spend $$ (if we wanted to save $$), would be to pay doctors in ON appropriately to provide remote care/advice to our patients out of country - rather than the current practice where ppl travel back directly to the ER with avoidable issues.…
Being a doctor is just like working in corporate except u have 20minute meetings scheduled back to back 8 hours a day, you have to take ur own meeting minutes and follow up on all agenda items yourself, and then people can call u at any time— pulling you into bonus side…
Great @AmCollegeGastro guidelines by @DougSimonetto @ggarciatsao et al., on disorders of the hepatic & mesenteric circulation! 👏 Here are some of my take aways, but so many great pearls! Recommend reading the paper -https://t.co/XJvr5DZMgB #LiverTwitter #cirrhosis…
We only have one testing event this month! It will be at the Toronto General on January 29! Make sure to stop by the Eaton Lobby to receive your free hepatitis C test☺️ pic.twitter.com/qUOnqpVYGf
Join us next Tuesday (Jan 14) at 8pm ET! We will be hosting a #TweetChat with @SolidFooting & @Jess_cC & asking you what matters the most when it comes to patient, family & caregiver presence and partnerships in #healthcare. Follow #BetterTogether to join the…
Happy New Year! We hope you had a fantastic break -- time to get back to work😊 We will be testing at Street Health today from 12:30p - 3:30p and screening at AMC on Thursday from 9a - 1p.
#Day9 🎊🎁 The Canadian Liver Meeting was quite eventful for the VIRCAN team, from abstracts to blueprints. Make sure to check out the video of Dr. Feld's presentation. It was an important one! pic.twitter.com/EqLsC3TyuP
Good morning! Today is our last testing event of the year -- make sure to drop by the Eaton Lobby at the TGH for your free Hep C test! We will be here until 3:00pm!
Happy Monday! There are only three and a half more weeks until 2020 - so, we decided to wrap up the year for you! Over the next 12 days, we will be posting highlights, data, and our favourite moments from 2019. Let's begin! #Day1 🎁🎊 pic.twitter.com/i1nZWTPfrx
"We must see a significant investment fuelled by our federal government if we want universally accessible, medically necessary care to remain part of our national identity." Our healthcare system is in trouble and this article explains why! 😧🏥 https://t.co/IcmjY3NV0e
Happy December everyone!❄️☺ We have one testing event this month and it is the last one for 2019 -- why go into the New Year without knowing your Hep C status? Hope to see you there👋💉 pic.twitter.com/aVTcCwqdd3
Day 2 of our Ontario #HCV Elimination Meeting! Thanks to @JJFeld & @ODPRN_Research for setting the stage. Glad to have @PASAN_TO, @elevateNWO, @VIRCAN_ca, @OutreachACYR, @SRiverdaleCHC, @KingstonCHC, @GMSHAlliance, @ACCESS1989, @gilbertcentre, @CATIEinfo here.…
Oh no -- we hope every patient who may have been exposed gets any tests and treatment they may need. "...out of an abundance of caution, we want to verify through lab blood tests that patients have not been harmed." https://t.co/raEqsJwDyJ
Good morning! Don't forget we have our testing event in the TGH Eaton lobby this Wednesday - and on Thursday we will be screening at AMC from 9a - 1p☺️
Next week this time we will be in the Eaton Lobby of the Toronto General Hospital giving out free hepatitis C tests! See you there☺️👋
Check out this article on bringing DBS tests to remote B.C. reserves. We perform DBS tests at ALL our screening events if necessary. It requires 5 blood spots, then we send it off to public health to verify an active infection. It's that easy! https://t.co/2BSntqyv4R
Rise and shine!☀️ We have a couple events coming up this week -- today, we will be at @StreetHealthTO from 12:30p - 3:30p doing testing. On Thursday, we will be screening at AMC from 9a - 1p! pic.twitter.com/FFd54jBgX1
Good news! We have added another date for free hep C testing - November 27 in the Eaton Lobby of the Toronto General Hospital! Hope to see you there👋 pic.twitter.com/WwkIFkdNcT
"A safe and effective vaccine to prevent chronic hepatitis C virus infection is essential to reduce transmission." Check out this article on the most recent HCV vaccine study. https://t.co/ySgmweoTxa
Come find us in the Helliwell Atrium of the Toronto Western right now for your free hep C test!
My friend and NP trailblazer @livernp1 presenting an integrated regional #HCV care model led by NPs. ✅treat on site ✅more engagement ✅high retention in F/U #elimination will need us to embrace every model of care. Great study and an @VIRCAN_ca collaboration. #LiverMtg19…
Today is Remembrance Day. Take a moment to remember Canada's Veterans. #CanadaRemembers
Good morning! VIRCAN has a few events coming up this week -- today we will be testing at @StStephensHouse from 9a - 11:20a, on Wednesday we will be doing FREE hep C testing in the Toronto Western atrium from 10a - 3p, and on Thursday we will be screening at the AMC from 9a - 1p.…
Don't forget -- we are doing free hep C testing in the Eaton Lobby of the Toronto General Hospital 🏥 tomorrow from 10a - 3p. We hope to see you there!👋☺️ @UHN
Check out this article on the effectiveness of hep C medication! We hope it encourages you to get tested as soon as possible💉☝️ https://t.co/zPh7NYKqSS
Happy Friday/November! Here are the two point-of-care testing events that we will be hosting this month -- we hope to see lots of you join us for your free Hep C test! 🍂💉☺️ #GetTested #EliminateHepatitis pic.twitter.com/UfZ4AxipKV
Happy Halloween🎃👻 Have a safe and fun day everyone! pic.twitter.com/PDofCEyoFc
In Canada🇨🇦, we are lucky to have the hep C treatment completely subsidized by the government! Unfortunately, those infected in the US are not as lucky. Take a look at this article to find out how AbbVie is working to eradicate hep C in the states. 🇺🇸…
For information about #hepC in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Filipino, Hindi, Punjabi, Spanish, Tamil, Thai, Urdu and Vietnamese, go to https://t.co/7XSkKt9IFj. Share with your followers! pic.twitter.com/AHLanB9HTl
"The report also said that up to 35% of prison populations are likely to have a strain of hepatitis, compared with just 1% of the general population." 😨 Let's push for more hepatitis screening and treatment in prisons! https://t.co/3HDWEVe42U
This Sunday we will be doing FREE hep C testing with @HConnectTO (https://t.co/bXBVH8zar2) from 11a - 4p at @MattamyAC. There will be other amazing organizations there as well including @ONSocialService, @AvolaCollege, @FredVictorTO, and @VeahavtaNews! Don't miss out☺️👍…
Proud to share this work looking at how methods used to measure time trends (in viral hepatitis or anything else) can lead to bias in direction of observed trends https://t.co/5bPGHMtu7a @UofTGastro @PSIFoundation @ICESOntario @hepatoMD @VIRCAN_ca @LauraCRosella @PublicHealthON
Although there isn't a vaccine to prevent yourself from Hep C, there is a very effective cure. That is why we encourage EVERYONE to get tested for Hep C. 👍💉 #LiverAwarenessMonth pic.twitter.com/HhVZXHHiMf
We had so many people attend our Hep C testing event last week at TGH! Our next event will be on November 6 at the Eaton Lobby of the Toronto General. #GetTested #EliminateHepatitis pic.twitter.com/Ej8i5dnkqL
What is #cirrhosis? This is for patients & anyone who has ever asked: ❓ What is it ❓ Where did it come from? ❓Why do I feel this way? ❓ Am I dying? A #livertwitter #tweetorial pic.twitter.com/thzvRJGsTI
With all this hep C talk, we forget to tell you guys about hepatitis B and the importance of getting vaccinated. Take a look at this article that discusses the latest developments in hepatitis B treatments. 📑💊 https://t.co/gKjoQuWpaK
VIRCAN is lucky to work alongside the brilliant Dr. Jordan Feld! Take a look at this article that discusses the HCV trial he helped lead. https://t.co/IcHDZIhgbv
It’s that time of year again! The @UHN #flu campaign kicks off today for staff, students, physicians and volunteers. Be a #FluFighter and protect our patients, families, visitors and each other by getting your #FluShot! 😷💉💪🏽 https://t.co/lmdnD75xYk
Scary stuff! Luckily, there is a vaccine for Hepatitis B. In fact, you can get vaccinated for both Hepatitis A and B in just one go. Who knows the name of this type of vaccine? #LiverAwarenessMonth pic.twitter.com/YJvmTmOr6o
Here is one way in which the hepatitis A virus can damage your liver. Remember, we will be posting weekly facts for all of October in honour of #LiverAwarenesMonth. Let us know if you have any questions about hepatitis or how it impacts your liver -- we are happy to answer!…
Happy Monday everybody ☀️ On Wednesday, we will be back at the TWH Atrium doing free Hep C testing from 10a - 3p. Come say hi!
It's World Hepatitis Day! If you were born from 1945 to 1975 - you should be tested for Hep C. We can only cure those we diagnose.
Research never ends...we're not done even in HCV yet - @JMPawlotsky at IAS-coinfection meeting
If only we could all get the drugs this cheaply...but not the only challenge to HCV elimination. Andrew Hill at IAS-coinfection meeting pic.twitter.com/Q3p9mj3uFk
Drug prices still a challenge to HCV elimination but coming down...Andrew Hill at IAS-Coinfection meeting pic.twitter.com/naNiqQrDf6
Lancet: disproving the Cochrane skepticism on the clinical benefits of an SVR with DAA in hepatitis C https://t.co/tupywEkGl7
Margaret Hellard reminding us that people who inject drugs are not hard to reach, just easy to ignore HIV-Hepatitis Coinfection meeting pic.twitter.com/iyC0Cf3Z6y
VIRCAN is a structured academic-community partnership that will address issues throughout the care of viral hepatitis, from diagnosis to treatment to cure.
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