Category Archives: HCV Epidemiology

Today’s Navy : Why NO gloves during these medical procedures?

Seeing is believing.  This was published by the Navy in 2020. COVID19LEADERSHANDBOOK_V2 Oct. 2019 photo: PRE-COVID-19 awareness-No.  Blood-borne virus awareness  (HCV, HIV, or HBV)-Yes, but ignored.  “The Navy, which for months had the majority of the military’s cases, grew by … Continue reading

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Hepatitis (HCV) extrahepatic manifestation: Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Those paying attention to HCV infections know that the virus is a leading cause of  hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).  Less well known, is that HCV can cause another cancer:  B-cell Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) (Pubmed -Link) (Pubmed-vet study 2007). My old Marine … Continue reading

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MEMORIAL DAY 2020–WHAT HAPPENED?

Memorial Day greetings to you all. I’d probably be excoriated for being politically inept if I said Happy Memorial Day. Rightfully so. This isn’t a holiday to hand out attaboys for being a Vet. It’s all about remembrance of loved … Continue reading

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FT. PEA GRAVEL, ARKANSAS–OZARK MOUNTAIN DAREDEVILS

As all of you Coronaphobiacs know, April Fool’s is my Birthday. And that being the case, life would not be worth a hoot if I didn’t gig some poor soul somewhere in the world. Somebody must pay for this crime. … Continue reading

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FRIDAY THE 13TH–WHAT ELSE COULD POSSIBLY HAPPEN?

Time for a squirt of asknod humor on the squeaky, cranky soul. So far today I have had no calamities. Pickles, Widget and I all went to the Post office to launch some more VA torpedos. I finally figured out … Continue reading

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BVA-LONG NIGHTS, IMPOSSIBLE ODDS, KEEPING MY EYE TO THE KEYHOLE

Happy Labor Day weekend, campers. Here’s a lovely tale of the impossible. My friend Steve tasked me with my biggest challenge yet in VA claims. Image a triple whammy- no Service Treatment Records, no IMO and a free admission that … Continue reading

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VA SUPPLEMENTAL LANE–BEEN THROUGH THE DESERT ON A HORSE WITH NO NAME

Thank you Smoke. I needed a good tag line. A lot of us suffered for years in the era of Non A, Non B Hepatitis before they isolated it and gave it a real name. And, much like finally giving … Continue reading

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BVA–JETGUNS. ELEMENTARY, MY DEAR WATSON

We’ve come a long way, baby. I began teaching this exact procedure to win in 2007: https://www.va.gov/vetapp17/files9/1760765.txt  If your only risk was drinking beer and smoking pot, everyone would have it…

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BVA–METAVIR SCALE PREVAILS

https://www.va.gov/vetapp18/files1/1806343.txt More importantly, in a June 2017 opinion, Dr. PC considered illicit drug use and found that given the Veteran’s illness presentation, he likely contracted hepatitis at the time of service. Dr. PC explained that most patients with hepatitis C … Continue reading

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1967 Jet gun recruit parade and other images

Finally, some images that Silvia emailed a while ago, I can now post. THIS IS A GRAPHIC color photo.  These large gaping wounds are the result of serious injuries. VIETNAM, 1967. 8TH FIELD AMBULANCE. A SHRAPNEL WOUND BEFORE DEBRIDING (REMOVAL … Continue reading

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