Antiviral Therapy Decreases Hepatic Venous Pressure Gradient in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C and Advanced Fibrosis

@article{Rincn2006AntiviralTD,
  title={Antiviral Therapy Decreases Hepatic Venous Pressure Gradient in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C and Advanced Fibrosis},
  author={Diego Rinc{\'o}n and C. S. Ripoll and Oreste lo Iacono and Magdalena Salcedo and Mar{\'i}a Vega Catalina and Emilio {\'A}lvarez and Oscar N{\'u}{\~n}ez and Ana M Matilla and Gerardo Clemente and Rafael Ba{\~n}ares},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2006},
  volume={101},
  pages={2269-2274}
}
BACKGROUNDS:Antiviral therapy (AVT) may improve liver histology in patients with advanced viral hepatitis but its effect on portal pressure remains unknown.AIM:This study was aimed to evaluate the influence of antiviral therapy (AVT) on hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) in hepatitis C virus infected patients with portal hypertension.METHODS:Twenty compensated patients with chronic hepatitis C, fibrosis stage 3 or 4 and HVPG > 5 mmHg received PEG-IFN α2b plus ribavirin. Every patient… CONTINUE READING
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