Katleen Callewaert

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BACKGROUND Interferon-free regimens are needed to treat hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections. We investigated the efficacy of combined simeprevir and sofosbuvir. METHODS We enrolled patients with chronic HCV genotype 1 infections who had previously not responded to pegylated interferon (peginterferon) and ribavirin or were treatment naive. Patients were(More)
A sensitive and selective method for the determination of cotinine in plasma and urine is presented. Quantitation is effected by capillary gas chromatography-mass spectrometry after liquid--liquid extraction of 0.25-1 ml of biological specimens with a trideuterated cotinine internal standard. The procedure is linear and has acceptable precision over the(More)
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