Karen D Sims

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BACKGROUND & AIMS The combination of peginterferon and ribavirin with telaprevir or boceprevir is the standard treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 infection. However, these drugs are not well tolerated because of their side effects and suboptimal virologic responses. In a phase 2a, open-label study, we examined the safety and efficacy of an(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS This phase-2b study examined the safety and efficacy of an all-oral, interferon-free combination of the NS5A replication complex inhibitor daclatasvir (DCV), the NS3 protease inhibitor asunaprevir (ASV), and the nonnucleoside NS5B polymerase inhibitor beclabuvir (BCV) with or without ribavirin in patients with HCV genotype (GT) 1(More)
Infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality after lung transplantation. Pretransplant assessments for infection risk and immunization updates may help reduce posttransplant infections. In addition careful choice of posttransplant prophylaxis for cytomegalovirus and fungal infections is critical. Because of the potential association of infections(More)
Voriconazole, a broad-spectrum triazole antifungal agent, is metabolized by cytochrome P450 (CYP) 2C19 and, to a lesser extent, by CYP3A. Genetic polymorphism of CYP2C19 not only plays a prominent role in its disposition but may also influence potential drug interactions with CYP450 modulators such as ritonavir. This study assessed 2-way drug interactions(More)
BMS-791325 is a nonnucleoside inhibitor of hepatitis C virus (HCV) NS5B polymerase with low-nanomolar potency against genotypes 1a (50% effective concentration [EC50], 3 nM) and 1b (EC50, 7 nM) in vitro. BMS-791325 safety, pharmacokinetics, and antiviral activity were evaluated in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, single-ascending-dose study in 24(More)
BACKGROUND Daclatasvir is an NS5A inhibitor approved for treatment of infection due to hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes (GTs) 1-4. To support daclatasvir use in HCV genotype 4 infection, we examined a diverse genotype 4-infected population for HCV genotype 4 subtype prevalence, NS5A polymorphisms at residues associated with daclatasvir resistance(More)
BACKGROUND Cobicistat (COBI) is an alternative pharmacoenhancer to ritonavir. A fixed-dose combination (FDC) tablet containing atazanavir (ATV) and COBI has been developed for the treatment of HIV-1-infected patients. METHODS This open-label, single-centre, single-dose, crossover study, randomized 64 healthy subjects to one of eight treatment sequences.(More)
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