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HBV Specialty-Based Slide Sets 
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HBV Specialty-Based Slide Sets

Note: For more information on Viral Hepatitis B, please refer to the practice guideline
Chronic Hepatitis B: An Update.

Description: The recent IOM report on viral hepatitis B and C indicates that surveillance has been relatively poor in the US. The module for primary care providers emphasizes the importance of hepatitis B screening and the use of appropriate vaccination strategies. It also describes the natural history of hepatitis B and presents a case for discussion.     

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Description: Chemotherapy for malignancy can result in reactivated hepatitis B, and this can be clinically severe.The importance of screening for HBsAg, anti-HBc, and anti-HBs is underscored in this module. The module illustrates that pre-emptive antiviral therapy can prevent this from occurring. It also depicts factors that are associated with a higher risk of viral reactivation. Several cases are presented for discussion.

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Description: Gastroenterologists are more frequently using medications for inflammatory bowel disease that suppress the immune system. The use of tumor necrosis factor inhibitors and other agents has been associated with reactivated hepatitis B, and in some cases, this has been clinically severe. The module discusses how reactivation can be avoided. Several cases are presented for discussion.

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Description: This module indicates that many rheumatologists only screen the very highest risk groups for hepatitis B. More routine screening is advocated whenever immune modifying drug therapy is used. The reasons behind this recommendation and what can be done to prevent reactivated hepatitis B are described. A case is presented for discussion.  

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Description: At least 1,000 infants born to HBsAg carrier mothers acquire hepatitis B in the US each year. One of the reasons for vaccine failure may be high viral load in mothers. This module reviews the current data on the use of antiviral therapy during the last trimester of pregnancy in highly viremic mothers as a means of reducing transmission to the newborn. Safety data on nucleoside analog therapy during pregnancy are presented. A case is depicted for discussion.

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Description: Nurses need to become better acquainted with the dangers of hepatitis B, particularly obstetrical and oncology nurses. The module for nurses discusses the natural history of hepatitis B, underscores the importance of screening and discusses both vaccination and antiviral treatments. Several cases are presented for discussion.  

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I would like to draw your attention to a paper published in the September 2011 issue of the Journal of Family Practice entitled “Chronic hepatitis B Infection: A Workshop Consensus Statement and Algorithm.“ This paper emphasizes the importance of HBV screening, vaccination, and periodic monitoring of HBsAg-positive patients, as well as defines criteria for referral to a specialist.   A user friendly algorithm is available which covers these areas.  AASLD hopes that you find this useful in your practice.