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Peginterferon alfa-2b and ribavirin for 12 vs. 24 weeks in HCV genotype 2 or 3.
BACKGROUND We hypothesized that in patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 2 or 3 in whom HCV RNA is not detectable after 4 weeks of therapy, 12 weeks of treatment is as effective as 24 weeks.Expand
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Individualized treatment duration for hepatitis C genotype 1 patients: A randomized controlled trial
It was hypothesized that in hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 patients, variable treatment duration individualized by first undetectable HCV RNA is as effective as standard 48‐week treatment.Expand
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Determinants of relapse after a short (12 weeks) course of antiviral therapy and re‐treatment efficacy of a prolonged course in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus genotype 2 or 3 infection
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 wasExpand
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Risk factors and outcome among a large patient cohort with community-acquired acute hepatitis C in Italy.
BACKGROUND The epidemiology of acute hepatitis C has changed during the past decade in Western countries. Acute HCV infection has a high rate of chronicity, but it is unclear when patients with acuteExpand
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Epidemiological and clinical features of HEV infection: a survey in the district of Foggia (Apulia, Southern Italy).
In this study we assessed the seroprevalence of hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection in both the Italian population and immigrants from developing countries in Foggia (Apulia, Southern Italy). TheExpand
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Peg-interferon alpha-2a versus Peg-interferon alpha-2b in nonresponders with HCV active chronic hepatitis: a pilot study.
BACKGROUND The efficacy and tolerability of Peg-Interferon alpha-2a (Peg-IFNalpha-2a) versus Peg-Interferon alpha-2b (Peg-IFNalpha-2b) were compared in a patient cohort with hepatitis C virusExpand
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QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube test (QFT-GIT) for the screening of latent tuberculosis in recent immigrants to Italy.
To evaluate the agreement between QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube test (QFT-GIT) and tuberculin skin test (TST) for the screening of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in recent immigrants to Italy,Expand
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Seroprevalence of hepatitis E virus among blood donors in a district of southern Italy.
Dear Sir, Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a single-stranded RNA virus that is the major aetiological agent of enteric non-A hepatitis. Once thought to be confined to developing countries, where it isExpand
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Interferon alpha-2B and ribavirin in combination for patients with chronic hepatitis C who failed to respond to, or relapsed after, interferon alpha therapy: a randomized trial.
PURPOSE To assess the efficacy of interferon alpha-2b and ribavirin in combination in the treatment of patients with chronic hepatitis C who had either failed to respond to therapy with interferonExpand
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Recommendations for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of chronic hepatitis B and C in special population groups (migrants, intravenous drug users and prison inmates).
The global spread of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV), their high chronicity rates and their progression to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, are major public healthExpand
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