Effects of Interferon Treatment Response on Liver Complications of Chronic Hepatitis C: 9-year Follow-Up Study

@article{Coverdale2004EffectsOI,
  title={Effects of Interferon Treatment Response on Liver Complications of Chronic Hepatitis C: 9-year Follow-Up Study},
  author={Shirley A Coverdale and Mahbub H Khan and Karen Byth and Rita Lin and Martin D Weltman and Jacob George and Dev A Samarasinghe and Christopher Liddle and James G Kench and Evelyn Crewe and Geoffrey C. Farrell},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2004},
  volume={99},
  pages={636-644}
}
OBJECTIVES:Fibrotic severity, biochemical indices of poor liver function, and sporadic transmission are independent predictors of liver complications among people with chronic hepatitis C. After accounting for these factors, we tested whether interferon treatment or the treatment response reduces the rate of liver cancer, liver-related death or transplantation, and other liver complications during extended follow-up.METHODS:Liver clinic cohort of 455 patients with histologically proven chronic… CONTINUE READING