Navigation Links
Tailored Hepatitis C Therapy May Cut Treatment Time in Half
Date:9/14/2011

virus by four weeks and remained virus-free after 12 weeks) were then randomly assigned to receive peginterferon-ribavirin for either four more weeks or 28 more weeks. At the end of the treatment period, 92 percent of the patients in the 24-week group had a sustained virologic response, meaning the virus remained cleared from their systems, compared with 88 percent of patients in the 48-week group.

Sherman said the patients who received a shorter course of treatment had lower rates of side effects and were less likely to stop treatment than those treated for 48 weeks. "In practice, this would be associated with lower treatment costs and better tolerability compared to use of 48-week treatment regimens," he said.

Another hepatitis specialist who was not involved in the study praised the findings.

"The standard medications for this disease have quite bothersome side effects, including flu-like symptoms, depression and hair loss, so if we're able to shorten the treatment duration by six months, that's worth quite a bit," said Dr. Nancy S. Reau, associate professor of medicine at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Nearly 4 million Americans live with this difficult-to-manage disease, which can lead to liver cancer and is the number one cause of liver transplants in the United States. However, only about 25 percent of people are aware of their diagnosis because the virus can lurk in the body for years before patients begin to feel symptoms.

Many people become infected with the hepatitis C virus by sharing needles or other equipment to inject drugs. Sex with an infected person can also spread hepatitis C, and some patients contracted the virus through blood transfusions decades ago, before donor screening began in 1990.

Some patients responded so quickly to the regimen that they may have been able to shorten treatment time to fewer than 24 weeks, Sherman noted. "However, this was not investigated in this study, and would requir
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Tailored Therapy May Help More Stop Smoking
2. Shorter treatment with hepatitis C drug combination may be more beneficial, study shows
3. PATH B -- a comprehensive support program for patients diagnosed with chronic hepatitis B
4. Hepatitis Rates Soar Among IV Drug Users, Study Finds
5. INFORMS study: OR models of hepatitis B prove decisive in treating millions in US, China
6. Hepatitis B vaccination for health care students lags behind recommendations
7. Hepatitis C is transmitted by unprotected sex between HIV-infected men
8. P7 protein resistance mutations identified; represent drug targets for hepatitis C virus
9. Stepped-up vaccine series for hepatitis B is effective during pregnancy
10. New Drug Effectively Treats Hepatitis C
11. NEJM study: New drug represents breakthrough in treatment of hepatitis C
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Tailored Hepatitis C Therapy May Cut Treatment Time in Half
(Date:6/2/2015)... 02, 2015 For those that have ... exposed to harmful germs, chemicals and bodily fluids from ... to an inventor from Queens Village, N.Y., their worries ... an efficient, fun, hygienic way to store and dispense ... to bugs, chemicals and germs. Furthermore, it insures that ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... NC (PRWEB) June 02, 2015 ... training and compliance solutions for the healthcare market, ... The Arc to offer 10 complimentary courses relating ... provide public safety professionals with additional resources to ... Safety professionals are often the first responders to ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... 02, 2015 Recent findings from the ... while there has been a reduction in conventional cigarette ... waterpipe vapor (hookah) usage has doubled among today’s teens ... Russell Gombosi believes the national trend is consistent with ... 15 to 20 years to fully determine the long-term ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... Glidewell Laboratories, industry-leading provider of ... the new issue of Chairside® magazine, its restorative-dentistry-focused ... The digital edition of the latest issue, Volume ... of the dental laboratory’s magazine, can be viewed ... by visiting http://www.chairsidemagazine.com . , In the ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... 02, 2015 Residents of Monarch Landing ... swim, take a fitness class, do yoga, play volleyball, ... In preparation for the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End ... will take part in a challenge to exercise for ... Landing’s management company. , While the walk will raise ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Dental Storage and Dispensing Unit Invented by InventHelp Client (LGI-1890) 2Health News:Relias Learning Partners with Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Leaders to Offer Complimentary Resources to Public Safety Professionals 2Health News:Relias Learning Partners with Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Leaders to Offer Complimentary Resources to Public Safety Professionals 3Health News:Susquehanna Health Pediatrician Warns of Adverse Effects of Teen E-Cigarette Usage 2Health News:Susquehanna Health Pediatrician Warns of Adverse Effects of Teen E-Cigarette Usage 3Health News:Glidewell Laboratories Releases New Issue of Restorative Dentistry Magazine Chairside in Print and Online 2Health News:Glidewell Laboratories Releases New Issue of Restorative Dentistry Magazine Chairside in Print and Online 3Health News:Monarch Landing Takes 60-Day Exercise Challenge to Combat Alzheimer’s 2Health News:Monarch Landing Takes 60-Day Exercise Challenge to Combat Alzheimer’s 3
... intimate partners spent 42 percent more on health care per ... more than 3,000 women. , And the costs don,t end ... suffered physical abuse five or more years earlier still spent ... who were never abused. , "Along with all the physical ...
... Services, Inc. announced today that it has provided ... Hospital in Mountain View, California. The five-year tax-exempt ... Siemens Medical Solutions equipment which will be deployed ... http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070904/SIEMENSLOGO )"For more than 40 years, ...
... Kiley Carlson of Sioux City, IA will travel to ... 2009 to meet with congressional leaders and gain their ... toward a cure for epilepsy.Carlson, 16, is one of ... Kids Speak Up! , a national program coordinated ...
... 23 Fujirebio Diagnostics, Inc., the premier cancer ... biomarker assays, today announced the appointment of Grady ... Barnes comes to Fujirebio Diagnostics with 25 years ... positions at Abbott and Meridian Bioscience, most recently ...
... demonstrated how a single-celled organism, living freely in the ... transmission to animals and humans. , Salmonella ... food type, causing diarrhoea, abdominal pain and fever. ... also cause typhoid fever has evolved unique mechanisms ...
... access to largest portfolio of clinical laboratory ... Healthcare ( www.siemens.com/diagnostics ) and Sysmex Corporation ... of a five-year contract renewal for a ... Under the agreement, clinical laboratory customers around ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Physical abuse raises women's health costs over 40 percent 2Health News:Siemens Financial Services, Inc. Announces Completion of Tax-Exempt Financing With El Camino Hospital 2Health News:Siemens Financial Services, Inc. Announces Completion of Tax-Exempt Financing With El Camino Hospital 3Health News:Iowa Youth Shares Epilepsy Message on Capitol Hill 2Health News:Fujirebio Diagnostics Appoints Grady Barnes as Chief Scientific Officer 2Health News:Study shows how Salmonella survives in environment 2Health News:Siemens and Sysmex Renew Global Agreement 2Health News:Siemens and Sysmex Renew Global Agreement 3
(Date:6/2/2015)... , June 2, 2015 San MediTech, the ... continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for diabetics, announced its plan ... Sessions in Boston on June ... their newest Dynamic Glucose Monitoring System (DGMS). The company ... the world the innovative technologies and advancements made by ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... Mass. , June 2, 2015  PROMETRIKA, ... expanded its offerings with the addition of pharmacovigilance ... a world leader in safety data collection and ... and regulatory affairs professionals, and expert physicians, each ... provide clinical interpretation and monitoring of safety trends. ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... June 2, 2015  Psychemedics Corporation (NASDAQ: PMD ... twenty-five years, announced the addition of 2 new drugs ... growing abuse concerns, the addition of Oxymorphone was made ... added as an option to the Amphetamine panel. ... stated:  "Sadly, more and more prescription drugs are being ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:San MediTech Showcases Smart Glucose Management Cloud Database at 75th ADA 2San MediTech Showcases Smart Glucose Management Cloud Database at 75th ADA 3San MediTech Showcases Smart Glucose Management Cloud Database at 75th ADA 4PROMETRIKA Announces the Availability of Pharmacovigilance Services 2Psychemedics Announces Addition Of FDA Cleared Drugs 2Psychemedics Announces Addition Of FDA Cleared Drugs 3
... on the success of their revolutionary soft cloth nasal ... proud to introduce a mask tube so lightweight and ... Used in the treatment of sleep apnea, ... the CPAP mask with a 15-millimeter hose composed of ...
... 2011 Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... that discovers and develops new uses for previously ... announced that an IRB approved, randomized, vehicle-controlled, double-blinded ... in Denver, Colorado indicates that Ampion™ provides safe ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Circadiance Launches Revolutionary New CPAP Tube 2Ampio Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Results on Ampion™ Trial for Relief of Nasal Inflammation 2Ampio Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Results on Ampion™ Trial for Relief of Nasal Inflammation 3
TOPLOAD 3200/0.01G, BL3200H. Touch-key external calibration only. Requires calibration weights (either 2000g or 3000g). 120/240V A/C adapter, Lock-down Ring, In-use Protective Cover....
... Portable - Battery Powered (6 size ... Unit conversion (g, ct, oz, ozt, GN, ... Piece Counting and Percent Measure functions, Auto ... operation. Optional AC adapter may be ordered ...
... speed, stability and durability. Back-lighted Display. ... multiple units of measure, piece counting ... and GLP/GMP/ISO output including date and ... calibration with external weights only (selectable ...
60 month warranty, constructed entirely of aluminum alloy, allows the selection of 11 units of measure....
Medicine Products: