Current practice of chronic hepatitis B treatment in Southern Italy.

  title={Current practice of chronic hepatitis B treatment in Southern Italy.},
  author={Tommaso Stroffolini and Aldo Spadaro and Vito Di Marco and Gaetano Scifo and Maurizio Russello and Giuseppe Montalto and Gaetano Bertino and Lidia Surace and Benedetto Caroleo and Giuseppe Foti and Vincenzo Portelli and Salvatore Madonia and Mauro Sapienza and Lucio Cosco and Pierluigi Frugiuele and Antonio Galdieri and Nicola Brandolino and Rocco Siciliano and Savino Bruno and Piero Luigi Almasio},
  journal={European journal of internal medicine},
  volume={23 5},
BACKGROUND Treatment choice for chronic HBV infection is a continuously evolving issue, with a wide range of options. We aimed to evaluate the current practice of HBV therapies in the real world in Southern Italy. METHODS A prospective study enrolling over a six month period (February-July 2010) all consecutive HBsAg positive subjects, never previously treated, referred to 16 liver units in two Southern Italy regions (Calabria and Sicily). RESULTS Out of 247 subjects evaluated, 116 (46.9… CONTINUE READING