Hepatitis C

The following is a guest post by Dr. Evelyn McKnight, cialis founder and president of HONOReform (Hepatitis Outbreaks’ National Organization for Reform). I remain troubled by the news that 4,277 patients on Long Island, because of improper use of an insulin pen, have been placed in harm’s way (“Nassau hospital’s call to test injected patients seen […]

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Lauren Lollini and Evelyn McKnight of HONOReform are calling attention to unsafe injection practices with their new “Survivor Stories Blog.” According to the CDC, since 1999, “more than 125,000 patients in the United States have been notified of potential exposure to hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and HIV due to unsafe injection […]

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In a Nevada criminal trial, Dr. Dipak Desai and nurse anesthetist Ronald Lakeman have been convicted on various counts as a result of a hepatitis C outbreak occurring in 2007, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The guilty verdicts were returned by a jury on Monday, June 1.  The jury found Desai guilty of second-degree […]

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HAIs in the News: My News 3, January 4, 2013 A defense attorney says he will file an appeal of a Nevada state judge’s decision to let a murder charge stand against former nurse anesthetist Ronald Lakeman according to My News 3. Lakeman and former las Vegas physician and clinic owner Dipak Desai face criminal […]

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HAIs in the News: Outpatient Surgery, January 2, 2013 Stephanie Wasek of Outpatient Surgery reports on an award of $750,000 to Robert Metzler, a man who contracted hepatitis C from a colonoscopy performed at a Veterans Affairs hospital. Metzler’s wife was also awarded $500,000. “The evidence presented by the Metzlers lead me to find that […]

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HAIs in the News: Las Vegas Review-Journal, January 3, 2013 A district court judge refused to dismiss a murder indictment against nurse anesthetist Ronald Lakeman in the Las Vegas hepatitis C outbreak according to the Las Vegas Review Journal. After a brief hearing, District Judge Valerie Adair noted prosecutors had presented sufficient evidence to the […]

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HAIs in the News: ModernHealthcare.com, buy December 22, search 2012 In a December 22, ed 2012 issue of ModernHealthcare.com, Maureen McKinney discusses state and federal legislation aimed at pushing stricter rules following the multi-state hepatitis C outbreak traced to David M. Kwiatkowski, a traveling hospital worker. The case has prompted attention from legislators, “some of […]

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HAIs in the News: Boston.com, December 31, 2012 Settlement negotiations are in process with Triage staffing, the staffing agency responsible for placing David M. Kwiatkowski with New Hampshire’s Exeter Hospital according to Boston.com. Kwiatkowski is accused of stealing drugs and infecting patients with hepatitis C.  Triage Staffing was sued for negligence shortly after Kwiatkowski’s arrest. Dominic […]

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HAIs in the News: KSNW News, December 23, 2012 Hepatitis C teting has been recommended to over 7,900 patients possibly infected by tainted syringes in the David M. Kwiatkowski case.  Five months later however, nearly half of the potentially exposed patients have yet to be tested. David Kwiatkowski, who has pleaded not guilty to drug charges, […]

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HAIs in the news: SF Gate, no rx  December 25, 2012 Lawyers for Depak Desai, a former Las Vegas, Nevada doctor facing charges for a 2007 hepatitis C outbreak, are asking a judge to suspend trial proceedings for a competency determination. Source: SF Gate TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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Emory School of Medicine Internist Leslie Miller, MD, is leading a hepatitis C virus testing program at Grady Memorial Hospital’s liver clinic.  The program is called “Internal Medicine Trainees Identifying and Linking to Treatment for Hepatitis C”  (TILT-C). The goal of the program is to increase early identification of the hepatitis C virus (HCV). The […]

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David A. Relman, doctor the president of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), buy has made a strong statement about the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (task force) draft recommendations on hepatitis C screening. The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is gravely concerned that an estimated 800, buy 000 baby boomers may not […]

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David M. Kwiatkowski, a former employee of New Hampshire’s Exeter Hospital, has been indicted for his alleged role in causing the Hepatitis C outbreak occurring in New Hampshire and other states, according to a recent indictment and press release of the New Hampshire U.S. Attorney’s Office. According to the federal indictment, Kwiatkowski was originally employed […]

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The following message is provided by Evelyn McKnight, help the founder and president of HONOReform Foundation. May 19 is Hepatitis Testing Day, which may seem to be just another health observance.  Unfortunately, as someone who contracted hepatitis C as a result of unsafe injection practices, I know the importance and urgency of testing for hepatitis. Over […]

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Please join the HONOReform Foundation in its fundraising opportunity HONOR Walk for Reform on Sunday, ask October 9, 2011. The HONOReform Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit entity formed by  Evelyn and Tom Mcknight and others in 2008 following a 2002 Nebraska hepatitis C outbreak where Evelyn and 99 other Nebraskans were affected.  The aim of […]

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According to Reuters, a Wisconsin health clinic has notified 2,345 patients that they may have been exposed to blood-borne diseases such as Hepatitis or HIV.  The news is based on a telephone interview of Wisconsin’s Dane County Chief Executive, Dr. Craig Samitt. According to the Reuters article, a registered nurse at the clinic who was […]

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The first official World Hepatitis Day established by the World Health Organization (WHO) occurs on July 28, for sale 2011. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has joined with “WHO in calling for a renewed commitment against a largely silent but persistent epidemic.” The CDC states the following in its Morbidity and Mortality […]

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The state of Florida has filed administrative complaints against a doctor for her alleged unsafe injection practices that resulted in a hepatitis C outbreak occurring at a holistic medical clinic in Brandon, Florida. According to the Florida St. Petersburg Times, online edition tampabay.com, the “complaints allege that Dr. Carol Roberts failed to institute, monitor and […]

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