Effectiveness of pegylated interferon/ribavirin combination in 'real world' patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection.

@article{Borroni2008EffectivenessOP,
  title={Effectiveness of pegylated interferon/ribavirin combination in 'real world' patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection.},
  author={Gianmario Borroni and Marco Andreoletti and Maria Antonietta Casiraghi and Roberto L. Ceriani and Patrizia Guerzoni and Barbara Omazzi and Natalia L Terreni and Francesco G. Salerno},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2008},
  volume={27 9},
  pages={790-7}
}
BACKGROUND Clinical trials have shown that the combination of pegylated interferon/ribavirin induces a sustained virological response in 54-63% of patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection, but its effectiveness in day-to-day clinical practice is less clear. AIM To verify if the efficacy of pegylated interferon/ribavirin combination in 'real world' patients is comparable to that observed in trials. Methods The medical records of 397 consecutive naïve patients with chronic hepatitis C… CONTINUE READING
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