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1815939 tn?1377991799 Importance of Pharmacodynamics/Adherence to Interferon-Free DAA Regimens Maintaining optimal adherence has been shown to be an extremely effective way of minimizing the development of resistance in the HIV field.[19] Strategies under investigation that may help optimize adherence rates to interferon-free DAA therapy include less frequent dosing and ritonavir boosting. Many DAA agents in development have half-lives that may allow for twice- or even once-daily dosing, which is encouraging.
Avatar f tn The recommendation to avoid cannabis is especially important in patients who are coinfected with HCV/HIV since the progression of fibrosis is already greater in these patients. “Hepatitis C is a major public health concern and the number of patients developing complications of chronic disease is on the rise,” according to Norah Terrault, MD, MPH, from the University of California, San Francisco and lead investigator of the study.
Avatar m tn Sixty six percent of the patients (n = 49) reported optimal adherence whilst 25 (33.8%) graded their adherence to NUCs as suboptimal. Thirty four (43%) patients reported to have omitted taking their NUCs sometime in the past. Recent non-adherence was uncommon. Amongst the patients who reported skipping medications, the most common reason cited was "forgetfulness" (n = 27, 56.25%). Other common reasons included: ran out of medications (n = 5, 10.42%), being too busy (n = 4, 8.
Avatar f tn While this article relates to HCV treatment for HCV/HIV co-infected, I found the SVR outcomes very interesting for those in HCV treatment who used growth factors for anemia caused by low hemoglobin (HGB) and for neutropenia caused by a low absolute neutrophil count (ANC). The first chart shows that use of growth factors improves SVR rates over dosage reductions, particularly in the case of interferon.
1815939 tn?1377991799 [17] Investigators showed that patient education can significantly influence adherence to treatment as evidenced by adherence rates to ribavirin of 56% at 6 months in 175 patients not receiving education vs 70% in 208 patients receiving education (P = .006).[17] Therapeutic education included intervention by healthcare professionals other than the prescribing physician as well as the distribution of support documents and educational materials.
Avatar m tn asp Patients with Ongoing Alcohol Use in those who completed HCV therapy, SVR was similar in drinkers and nondrinkers . Thus, alcohol users should not be excluded from antiviral therapy but treatment adherence should be stressed Patients with Ongoing Alcohol Use Alcohol is an important cofactor in the progression of HCV disease to cirrhosis and HCC (43) . Thus, patients with hepatitis C should limit or abstain from alcohol consumption.
Avatar m tn Adherence to HCV Therapy Helps Boost Response www.medscape.com NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Jan 30 - High adherence to hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapy prompts significantly better response than does suboptimal drug exposure, Philadelphia-based researchers report in the January 15th issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases. As lead investigator Dr.
Avatar m tn The PrEP studies suggest that people take Truvada in a number of different ways (every day, every other day, etc.) and with different levels of adherence and as far as I understand it these regimes and adherence may confer different degrees of protection. The fact that you had been on it for some time should confer some protection but at the same time you did not take the medication right before a potential exposure which is unfortunate.
Avatar m tn a lot of people swear that the foreskin enhances your sexual pleasure. I was circumsized as a child so I can't really say one way or another but I can tell you that I have pleasurable sex without one. If the problem is the foreskin then why not get circumsized IF that will clear up the problem. But I would exhaust all medical channels first. If your GP isn't really helping then try someone else. Go to a clinic or an ER and get it looked at.
Avatar n tn I have been undetectable for over 10 years with a VERY strict adherence to my medical treatment. I get regular medical exams with my doctor (every 3 months) and have never had a detectable viral load after I started treatment. I have no other STI's and am otherwise perfectly healthy. I started dating someone who is HIV- and we have had unsafe anal and oral sex. We have had anal sex with no condom approximately 5-6 times where I was the top.
652407 tn?1300737199 //www.news-medical.net/news/20100721/Early-HIV-treatment-can-save-more-childrens-lives.aspx 21. July 2010 Early HIV treatment can save more children's lives Efforts worldwide on access to treatment for children with HIV have reached a new milestone, with 355 000 children receiving life-saving HIV treatment at the end of 2009, compared to 276 000 at the end of 2008; but many more lives could be saved if more infants started on medication earlier according to new recommendations from WHO.
140622 tn?1190098929 The combination of ribavirin and peginterferon alfa is currently the standard treatment for chronic hepatitis C. Although this combination treatment is effective in achieving sustained viral responses (SVR) in more than fifty percent of hepatitis C patients, it can be associated with dose-limiting anemia.
Avatar m tn Very respectfully I have a question about HIV. How to know when we have HIV what are the points of HIV does it have any points to be seen with eyes or we can fell it for example does it have headache any fever and is there any medicine for HIV if yes just please tell me the name of that medicine….
288609 tn?1240096756 s is different than another and the goal is adherence and to get through treatment = essentially to run your own race, which you will understand. You may be one of those people who have to drastically reduce your physical activities and switch your quality of life over to other activities that are non physical. That may be hard for you when your QOL *is* the physical activities however treatment is one year out of a life and as you said, you never want to have to do this again.
Avatar m tn I began taking truvada and isentress 65 hours after my potential exposure to HIV and I have taken them for 4 days. But I did not take them at the exact same time everyday. But I am sure I was never late or early by more than 1 hour. Will the effectiveness get affected by this? And is 65 hours too late for PEP? How likely will PEP fail in my case???
1815939 tn?1377991799 Treatment Futility Rules: All Patients HCV-RNA Action Week 4 or Week 12: Greater than 1000 IU/mL Discontinue INCIVEK and peginterferon alfa and ribavirin (INCIVEK treatment complete at 12 weeks) Week 24: Detectable Discontinue peginterferon alfa and ribavirin
Avatar f tn a patch including a vessel interface side and an opposing non-interface side, the patch being configured to have a stowed state when delivered to a mouth of the aneurism, the patch being formed of a thermally active material that moves to a pre- defined shape when electrically heated, the pre-defined shape forming an adherence between the vessel interface side and an area of the vessel wall adjacent to the aneurism mouth, wherein the adherence maintains a fixed position of the patch relative to
Avatar f tn I've been a little lax in tracking everything I've been eating and it's showing on the scale. Although I have notices a 2 week swing since I have started using this tracker. The swing seems to coincided qith my cycle. My plan is to really step up my excercise this week...which may be hard due to the rain that we are expecting. Also, journal and track and have healthy options scheduled for food.
179856 tn?1333547362 Intravenous drug use is a main cause of HCV transmission in Western countries, but such patients are sometimes excluded from antiviral treatment because of concerns regarding low adherence and response rates in treatment, she said. Dr. Anagnostou and colleagues evaluate HCV treatment outcomes among IV drug users receiving opioid substitution treatment with methadone or buprenorphine at 4 government-funded clinics between 2002 and 2008.
Avatar f tn Trocar-hole pubis biopsies, Sigmoide adherence, Recto-ovarian adherence, Falciform ligament, Left and right para-colique gutter biopsies, Bladder-uterin nodule, Douglas adherence, Douglas biopsies, Partial omenctomy, Peritoneal washings In total around 15 biopsies from pelvic and abdominal areas were taken.