chronic hepatitis


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chronic hepatitis

[‚krän·ik ‚hep·ə′tīd·əs]
(medicine)
A syndrome that is defined clinically by evidence of liver disease for at least six consecutive months.
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The current standard-of-care drugs for chronic hepatitis C - the combination of pegylated interferon and ribavirin - are expensive, have significant toxicities, are difficult to tolerate for many patients and have limited long-term efficacy in genotype 1 patients (the most common HCV genotype seen in the U.
This year's program will feature educational events in four cities where prevalence of chronic hepatitis B is high -- San Francisco, Los Angeles, Honolulu and New York.
PEGASYS is well-known to physicians as a highly effective treatment for chronic hepatitis C and we are glad the EU Commission has recognised the benefits it also offers to patients with chronic hepatitis B," said William M.
Through the 'AIM for the B' program, we hope to educate Asian Americans about the significant impact chronic hepatitis B has on this community, and to create a sense of urgency around the importance of seeking care," said Joan Block, co-founder of the Hepatitis B Foundation.
We set out to explore the potential of PEGASYS in treating chronic hepatitis B and demonstrated its effectiveness against both forms of the virus and against the two leading medications used to treat it today, lamivudine and conventional interferon," he said.
There is a tremendous lack of awareness for chronic hepatitis B in this country," said U.
Chronic hepatitis B is a major global healthcare problem affecting more than 350 million people and it is one of the principal causes of liver failure, cirrhosis, and liver cancer.
In our country today, there is a great deal of emphasis put on the research and treatment of different types of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and the like - and rightfully so - but the Chronic Hepatitis Cohort Study sheds light on the fact that chronic hepatitis B and C should be treated with the same sense of urgency," said Dr.
The goal of treatment for chronic hepatitis C is cure, also known as sustained virologic response (SVR), which is defined as undetectable levels of HCV in the patients blood 12 to 24 weeks after the end of treatment.
Thus, it became the dominant trend to "grade" the inflammatory activity and "stage" the extent of scarring in the assessment of chronic hepatitis in clinical trials and in daily practice as well.
Baraclude is a clinically effective and cost effective treatment for all eligible patients with chronic Hepatitis B.
In March 2006, Novartis expanded its collaboration with Idenix to include valopicitabine, an investigational agent for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C.

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