Gayle Witt

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UNLABELLED Treatment of chronic hepatitis C infection (HCV(+) ) has historically been shown to be less effective in patients with a heavy drinking history. The effect of moderate and heavy alcohol use on treatment with pegylated interferon-alpha and ribavirin (P/R) in an insured household population has not been previously reported. We investigated the(More)
BACKGROUND The relation of drug use to HCV treatment outcome in an insured household population has not been previously reported. METHODS Lifetime frequencies of marijuana use and non-medical use of stimulants, sedatives, and opioids; hallucinogens; and inhalants were retrospectively assessed in 259 privately insured members of an integrated health care(More)
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