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Liver function tests in primary care

Liver function tests (LFTs) are among the most commonly requested laboratory investigations in primary care. However, as with... View Article

November 2022

A spotlight on the key causes of chronic liver disease

The liver plays an essential role in maintaining homeostasis and has a high degree of functional interconnectedness with other... View Article

November 2022

Hepatitis C management in primary care has changed

A new direct-acting antiviral (DAA) oral regimen for the treatment of hepatitis C, glecaprevir + pibrentasvir (Maviret) will be... View Article

January 2019

Testing for hepatitis C virus (HCV) in patients at high risk of infection

Hepatitis C infection occurs through exposure to infected blood or body fluids. The majority of newly acquired infections in New... View Article

January 2019

Pre-treatment assessment for patients with chronic HCV infection

Patients should be assessed for cirrhosis via clinical examination, laboratory tests and an APRI score (or liver elastography... View Article

January 2019

Management and follow-up of patients prescribed glecaprevir + pibrentasvir

Glecaprevir + pibrentasvir is taken once daily for eight weeks. Headache and fatigue are the most likely adverse effects. HCV... View Article

January 2019

Hepatitis C is now curable:
contributed by Dr Tony Farrell

Dr Tony Farrell is a general practitioner in Mount Maunganui and has a Fellowship in Addiction Medicine. He has a special interest... View Article

January 2019

Hepatitis B: treatments now available for primary care

Tenofovir disoproxil and entecavir are once daily oral antiviral medicines, recommended as first-line treatments for patients... View Article

August 2018

Treatment of hepatitis C (HCV) has changed

Three new oral medicine regimens for the treatment of hepatitis C, known as directly acting antivirals (DAAs), are fully subsidised... View Article

September 2016


A guide focusing on some of the situations GPs face in day-to-day practice with practical advice for initial testing. View Article

July 2009