Help
Subscribe


Submit Videos to GastroHep Read For FREE - Our full range of review articles
GastroHep.com - the global online resource for all aspects of gastroenterology, hepatology and endoscopy
GastroHep.com - the global online resource for all aspects of gastroenterology, hepatology and endoscopy Profile of Guido Tytgat Profile of Pete Peterson Profile of Peter Cotton Profile of Roy Pounder

Home

News  
Journals
Review Articles
Slide Atlas
Video Clips
Online Books
Advanced Digestive Endoscopy
Classical Cases
Conference Diary
PubMed
International GH Links
USA GH Links
National GH Links
National GI Societies
Other Useful Links




Emails on Gastroenterology and Hepatology
the National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project
Visit the gastroenterology section of the EUMS

News

Effectiveness of antiviral treatment for Hepatitis C virus infection in adults

This month's publication of the Annals of Internal Medicine compares the effectiveness of antiviral treatment for Hepatitis C virus infection in adults.

News image

Dr Roger Chou and colleagues compared benefits and harms of antiviral regimens for chronic HCV infection in treatment-naive adults.

The team searched for English-language literature from MEDLINE, the Cochrane Library Database, Embase, Scopus, PsychINFO, and clinical trial registries.

The research team identified randomized trials of antiviral treatments, and cohort studies examining associations between sustained virologic response after therapy and clinical outcomes.

Several investigators abstracted study details and quality by using predefined criteria.

The researchers noted that no trial evaluated effectiveness of treatment on long-term clinical outcomes.

PEG-interferon alfa-2b plus ribavirin was associated with a lower sustained virologic response
Annals of Internal Medicine

Dual therapy with pegylated interferon alfa-2b plus ribavirin was associated with a lower likelihood of sustained virologic response than was pegylated interferon alfa-2a plus ribavirin.

For genotype 2 or 3 infection, dual therapy for 12 to 16 weeks was associated with a lower likelihood of sustained virologic response than was therapy for 24 weeks, and lower doses of pegylated interferon alfa-2b were less effective than standard doses.

The doctors found that for genotype 1 infection, fair-quality trials reported that triple therapy with pegylated interferon, ribavirin, and either boceprevir or telaprevir was associated with a higher likelihood of sustained virologic response than was dual therapy.

Compared with dual therapy, boceprevir triple therapy increased risk for hematologic adverse events, and telaprevir triple therapy increased risk for anemia and rash.

The research team noted that a large well-designed cohort study and 18 smaller cohort studies found that an sustained virologic response after antiviral therapy was associated with lower risk for all-cause mortality than was no sustained virologic response.

Trials involved highly selected populations.

The team found that observational studies did not always adequately control for confounders.

Dr Chou's team commented, "Sustained virologic response rates for genotype 1 infection are higher with triple therapy that includes a protease inhibitor than with standard dual therapy."

"A sustained virologic response after antiviral therapy appears associated with improved clinical outcomes." 

Ann Intern Med 2013; 158(2): 114-123
28 January 2013

Go to top of page Email this page Email this page to a colleague

 19 December 2014

Advanced search
 19 December 2014 
Idiopathic inflammatory demyelinating disease in IBD
 19 December 2014 
Colorectal cancer risk for first-degree relatives
 19 December 2014 
Thiopurine treatment and colectomy in ulcerative colitis
 18 December 2014 
Assessment of Crohn's disease activity
 18 December 2014 
Vitamin D and sustained virologic response in HCV
 18 December 2014 
Factor for treatment in IBS
 17 December 2014 
Non-invasive measures of fatty liver
 17 December 2014 
Remission from hepatic encephalopathy with rifaximin
 17 December 2014 
Colonic adenoma recurrence after endoscopic resection
 16 December 2014 
Screening esophagus during routine US
 16 December 2014 
Therapeutic targets in IBD
 16 December 2014 
Diagnostic tool for dysplasia in Barrett's
 15 December 2014 
Esophageal adenocarcinoma and Barrett's
 15 December 2014 
Outcomes of mildly abnormal liver function tests
 15 December 2014 
Food allergy and food intolerances
 12 December 2014 
Hospital readmission after colorectal resection
 12 December 2014 
Detecting intestingal damage in Crohn's
 12 December 2014 
SSRIs for noncardiac chest pain
 11 December 2014 
Hep C and post-liver transplant diabetes
 11 December 2014 
Antiviral therapy and post-hepatectomy survival
 11 December 2014 
Barrett’s risk factors in African Americans vs Non-Hispanic Whites
 10 December 2014 
Prompt endoscopy for uninvestigated dyspepsia
 10 December 2014 
Microbiota composition on gluten-free diet in celiac disease
 10 December 2014 
Utilization of health care resources in ileostomy patients
 09 December 2014 
Diverticular disease and irritable bowel syndrome
 09 December 2014 
Management of acute colonic diverticulitis
 09 December 2014 
Food intolerance
 08 December 2014 
Portal vein obstruction
 08 December 2014 
Readmission after restorative proctocolectomy with IPAA
 08 December 2014 
Metachronous colorectal cancer
 05 December 2014 
Esophageal cancer in Veterans with Barrett’s esophagus
 05 December 2014 
Clinical outcome in pediatric Crohn's
 05 December 2014 
Hepatocellular carcinoma surveillance survey
 04 December 2014 
Diagnosis of NAFLD and NASH
 04 December 2014 
Ethnic disparities in gastric cancer
 04 December 2014 
Gilbert's syndrome and respiratory health
 03 December 2014 
Unmet treatment needs of GERD
 03 December 2014 
Finding sessile serrated adenomas during colonoscopy
 03 December 2014 
Antibiotics in acute uncomplicated diverticulitis
 02 December 2014 
Vit D and sustained virologic response in Hep C
 02 December 2014 
Severe esophagitis and upper GI bleeding
 02 December 2014 
Critical illness in patients with IBD
 01 December 2014 
Algorithms for the diagnosis of Lynch syndrome
 01 December 2014 
Differentiates inflammatory from functional intestinal disorders
 01 December 2014 
Racial disparities in colorectal cancer survival
 28 November 2014 
C. diff and pediatric IBD
 28 November 2014 
Fruit and vegetable consumption and esophageal cancer
 28 November 2014 
IBD and students' adjustment to college
 27 November 2014 
Prediction of functional GI disorders later in life
 27 November 2014 
Differences in the incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma
 27 November 2014 
End points of outcomes in primary biliary cirrhosis
 26 November 2014 
Detection of gastric precancerous conditions
 26 November 2014 
Vegetables and garlic and colorectal cancer risk
 26 November 2014 
Fertility in women with celiac disease
 25 November 2014 
Esophagogastric junction of children with GERD
 25 November 2014 
Symptom activity index for eosinophilic esophagitis
 25 November 2014 
Placebo response rate in fistulizing Crohn's
 24 November 2014 
Nasoenteric tube feeding in acute pancreatitis
 24 November 2014 
Corticosteroids and infections in elderly-onset IBD
 24 November 2014 
Adhesions in abdominal and pelvic surgery

Blackwell Publishing


GastroHep.com is a Blackwell Publishing registered trademark
© 2014 Wiley-Blackwell and GastroHep.com and contributors
Privacy Statement
Disclaimer
About Us