Review article: optimizing SVR and management of the haematological side effects of peginterferon/ribavirin antiviral therapy for HCV - the role of epoetin, G-CSF and novel agents.

@article{Nicholas2010ReviewAO,
  title={Review article: optimizing SVR and management of the haematological side effects of peginterferon/ribavirin antiviral therapy for HCV - the role of epoetin, G-CSF and novel agents.},
  author={Ross Mac Nicholas and Suzanne Norris},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2010},
  volume={31 9},
  pages={929-37}
}
BACKGROUND Chronic hepatitis C is one of the leading causes for chronic liver disease globally. The past two decades have seen many advances in hepatitis C treatment. Despite these advances, side effects of treatment are common. Haematological complications of treatment can result in treatment cessation and suboptimal results. Recent data have suggested a role for epoetin/granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) in optimizing sustained virological response (SVR). AIM To investigate the… CONTINUE READING
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