Fatema Nader

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BACKGROUND & AIMS Interferon-based treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection can negatively affect patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and work productivity (WP). We assessed these factors in patients with chronic hepatitis C treated with sofosbuvir and ribavirin, with or without pegylated interferon. METHODS The HCV-specific Quality of Life(More)
UNLABELLED Whether the presence of cirrhosis influences patient-reported outcomes (PROs), including health-related quality of life, during treatment with newly available anti-HCV (hepatitis C virus) regimens is unclear. Our aim was to assess the association of cirrhosis with PROs in patients treated with sofosbuvir (SOF)-containing regimens. Four PRO(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with chronic liver disease (CLD) and depression may be at a higher risk for various complications, including impaired quality of life and more advanced liver disease. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of depression in CLD patients (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), Hepatitis B (HBV), and Hepatitis C(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common cause of chronic liver disease. We investigated factors associated with advanced fibrosis in NAFLD. METHODS The study included 432 patients with histologically proven NAFLD (26.8% with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis [NASH] and 17.4% with moderate-to severe fibrosis). NASH was defined as(More)
BACKGROUND & AIM Interferon (IFN) negatively impacts patients' well-being and patient-reported outcomes (PROs). Our aim was to assess PROs during treatment with an IFN-free regimen [sofosbuvir (SOF)+ribavirin (RBV)]. METHODS Four PRO questionnaires [Short Form-36 (SF-36), Chronic Liver Disease Questionnaire-HCV (CLDQ-HCV), Functional Assessment of Chronic(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Treatment for CH-C contains interferon with substantial associated side effects and health-related quality of life (HRQL) impairment. Currently, there is no published data assessing the impact of interferon-free regimens on HRQL. The aim is to report the HRQL of patients who participated in clinical trials of sofosbuvir (SOF) for CH-C. (More)
Patients' experience during treatment may affect treatment adherence. Our aim was to assess the impact of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) on adherence to different anti-hepatitis C virus (HCV) regimens.Clinical, demographic, and PRO data (short form-36 [SF-36], chronic liver disease questionnaire-hepatitis C version [CLDQ-HCV], functional assessment of(More)
BACKGROUND Until recently, the approved treatment regimens for patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes (GTs) 2 and 3 contain sofosbuvir (SOF) and ribavirin (RBV) for 12 or 24 weeks. The impact of RBV-free pan-genotypic regimen with SOF and velpatasvir (SOF/VEL) on patient-reported outcomes (PROs) of patients with genotype 2 and 3 has not been(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS The combination of sofosbuvir and velpatasvir is used to treat patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection of different genotypes. We compared the effects of this treatment regimen, with and without ribavirin, on outcomes reported by patients (patient-reported outcomes [PROs]) with HCV infection, with or without cirrhosis. METHODS We(More)
OBJECTIVES:Interferon- and ribavirin (RBV)-containing regimens negatively impact patients’ experience. The aim of this study was to quantify the impact of different anti-viral regimens for hepatitis C on patients’ work productivity, fatigue, and other patient-reported outcomes (PROs).METHODS:The PRO data from multicenter multinational phase 3 clinical(More)