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3. Hepatitis C Trust 2014. http://www.hepctrust.org.uk/News_Resources/Glossary/Glossary+of+terms.html. Accessed December, 2014.
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. Quest Diagnostics: Hepatitis C Viral RNA, Qualitative TMA. http://www.questdiagnostics.com/testcenter/testguide.action?dc=TH_HCV_RNA_QualTMA. Accessed December, 2014.
5. American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. An Update on Treatment of Genotype 1 Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection: 2011. 

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The types of bariatric surgery differentially affect the risk of developing acute pancreatitis postoperatively, such that the risk is greater in patients who undergo vertical sleeve gastrectomy vs Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, according to a study. Risk factors include younger age and presence of gallstones.
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Elderly adults using hypoglycaemic glucose-lowering drugs, such as insulin and glinides, have an excess risk of hospitalization for serious trauma, a recent study has found.
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Concomitant use of psyllium fibres, taken before meals, appears to enhance the cholesterol-lowering effects of statins, according to a recent meta-analysis.
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Smoking appears to increase the risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm, particularly among current smokers, reports a recent meta-analysis. The risk appears to taper with a lower number of cigarette sticks smoked per day.