Hans L Tillman

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BACKGROUND Delta virus (HDV)-related chronic hepatitis is difficult to treat. AIMS To evaluate the efficacy of lamivudine 100 mg daily on serum HDV-RNA, hepatitis D virus antibodies and alanine aminotransferase levels, liver histology, and on hepatitis B surface antigen seroconversion. METHODS Thirty-one hepatitis B surface antigen-positive,(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The IL28B genotype has been linked to sustained virological response (SVR) in hepatitis C virus (HCV). Its role on disease biology and progression is less clear. We characterized the effects of IL28B genotype on HCV recurrence, allograft histology, rate of SVR, and survival after liver transplantation (LT) in HCV. METHODS Consecutive(More)
Current therapy for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is effective in less than 50% of genotype 1-infected patients. Antiviral agents specifically targeting either the HCV protease or polymerase, or other targets, are now in clinical development. In general, direct antivirals are potent inhibitors of HCV replication and can result in rapid declines(More)
Chronic hepatitis C (CHC)-related cirrhosis is the leading indication for liver transplantation (LT). However, the recurrence of a hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection after transplantation is universal and is associated with worse outcomes. Fibrosing cholestatic hepatitis (FCH) is a particularly severe manifestation of a recurrent HCV infection and frequently(More)
We read with interest the article by Boyd et al. addressing patterns of suboptimal response to tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF)-based therapies in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/hepatitis B virus (HBV) coinfected individuals. The authors acknowledged that plasma concentrations of tenofovir do not reflect longer-term adherence. Because of(More)
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