surgeon who gave hepatitis B
to 19 patients is not alone.
Hep Team Chicago is the largest hepatitis A and hepatitis B
public information campaign in the nation aimed at men who have sex with men.
Chisari also suggests that what his group has learned about how CTLs confront hepatitis B
may help researchers tackling other viruses, including the AIDS- causing HIV.
together with our consultants, to present these data to the Japanese regulatory authorities as we pursue a hepatitis B approval for ZADAXIN, which is patent protected into 2012 in Japan.
This ZADAXIN phase 3 Japanese hepatitis B trial was designed to demonstrate a clinical benefit, measured by a combination of efficacy and safety.
In the United States, in addition to using a single test for hepatitis A and two different tests for hepatitis B, blood banks test for and reject blood with elevated ALT.
But two of the 618 subjects with normal ALT levels had no evidence of hepatitis B by standard measures, and yet had hepatitis B DNA that would have been passed on to transfusion recipients.
The international GSK team has made significant headway in building a HBV market and establishing customer relationships, especially in Asia where chronic hepatitis B is more prevalent than in any other region of the world.
Adefovir dipivoxil is in Phase III development by Gilead for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B.
They then spliced into the adenovirus genome the coding sequence for hepatitis B surface antigen--a molecular conformation that, when recognized by the body's immune system, triggers the production of antibodies against hepatitis B.
A spokesperson for Wyeth says the oral vaccine would "probably be cheaper' than the current vaccinations, but one hepatitis specialist at Merck Sharp & Dohme--makers of the only hepatitis B vaccines currently sold in the United States--says he knows of no data to support that claim.