Ernesto Agostinacchio

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UNLABELLED In hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes 2 and 3 patients, the high rate of relapse after 12 to 16 weeks of antiviral therapy is the main concern for shortening treatment duration. This study was undertaken to delineate predictors of relapse after short treatment in patients with undetectable HCV RNA at treatment week 4 (RVR), and to report in RVR(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS The lack of consensus on the optimal timing, regimen, and duration of treatment, in patients with acute HCV infection, stimulates the research on both favourable outcome predictors and individualized treatment regimens. This study aimed at investigating the impact of IL28B SNP rs12979860 alone or in combination with HLA class II alleles in(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS The benefit of individualizing treatment for patients with genotype 3 HCV infection on the basis of viral clearance at week 4 (wk4-R) has not been firmly established. METHODS Four hundred and fourteen patients received Peg-interferon alpha-2b plus 1000-1200 mg of ribavirin daily according with body weight > or <75 kg. Patients were(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in 15 male alcoholic normotensive subjects during alcohol consumption and following an abstinence phase and the effects of alcohol consumption compared with a period of 1 week of abstinence. The average 24-h BP was not different, but the diurnal pattern showed a fall in systolic(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Sofosbuvir (SOF) and weight-based ribarivin (RBV) represented until recently the standard of care in hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype (GT)2 patients. In registration studies 12-16weeks duration were associated with a 90% sustained virological response at 12weeks (SVR12). Real life cohorts showed lower SVR12 rates. METHODS SVR12 rates(More)
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