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135456 tn?1301441224 Retreatment of HCV Genotype 1 Relapse Patients to Peginterferon/Ribavirin Therapy with an extended Treatment Regimen of 72 weeks with Consensus Interferon/Ribavirin versus Peginterferon alpha/Ribavirin S. Kaiser; B. Lutze; B. Sauter; L. Bissinger; C. Werner; H. Hass; M. Gregor there should be a copy here if you scroll down a bit: http://www.hcvadvocate.org/news/reports/AASLD_2007/Abstracts/Tuesday%20posters.
Avatar n tn Thank you,but I still don't understend because I have hepatitis B and C positive only this RNA is negative,I still have a disease?What can I do?I'm from Croatia.
1225178 tn?1318984204 Although most people who are infected with HCV have a history of exposure to blood or needles contaminated with blood, in some cases it is not known how the infection was acquired. HCV (unlike the Hepatitis B Virus and HIV) is seldom transmitted by sexual contact. It is also not readily transmitted by casual contact with other people. Therefore, people infected with HCV are not hazardous unless they somehow expose others to their blood.
Avatar n tn That said, a number of studies show that chronic use will accelerate liver damage (fibrosis), at least in the presence of Hepatitis C. Not sure about Hep B, but again, do your homework.
Avatar m tn perhaps it will be useful eric Helper T cell cytokine response to ribavirin priming before combined treatment with interferon alpha and ribavirin for patients with chronic hepatitis C Norihiro Furusyoa, b, , , Norihiko Kubob, Kazuhiro Toyodab, Hiroaki Takeokab, Shigeki Nabeshimaa, Masayuki Murataa, Makoto Nakamutac and Jun Hayashia, b aDepartment of General Medicine, Kyushu University Hospital, Higashi-Ku, Fukuoka 812-8582, Japan bDepartment of Environmental Medicine and Infectious Diseases,
2030686 tn?1351692148 Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store ribavirin tablets and capsules at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Store ribavirin oral solution in the refrigerator or at room temperature. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.
223152 tn?1346981971 Thanks so much for your post!! That is some great info that I will be able to reference when I talk with my doctor this fall.
Avatar m tn I experienced some digestive upsets,insomnia and headaches, irritability, and a bit of a rash but most of my real discomfort was a result of extra hepatic manifestations due to HCV and cirrhosis. Most people feel irritable on the ribavirin but again the degree of 'riba rage' depends on the individual. My Dr. told me that almost all the people in my study complained of some side effects but that overall (nationwide) the reports were that sx were minimal.
Avatar n tn The vanishing thread syndrome has happened to me a few times in a couple weeks it seems. I guess poop-in-the-bed discussion has gone the way of the unmentionable female appendage. Or maybe it was the swat to the derrierre? Uh-oh - now this thread's in trouble! Call me an <b>idiot</b>, but I'll take playful humor - misguided as it may be - over mean spirited name calling anyday. I'm doing OK, thanks. Better for your asking.
Avatar n tn How to decide to do interferon/ribavirin? I am having a great deal of ambivalence about beginning this treatment. And a lot of fear. The docs think I should go ahead -- I've probably had Hep C for close to 30 years (I'm 46) from one incident of "we have to try everything once" injecting heroin. I've been diagnosed for 5 years, genotype 2B with a biopsy five years ago grade 1 stage 0. I have quite a bit of fatigue and have struggled (under control at this time) with clinical depression.
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Avatar m tn //www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/HCV/HCVfaq.htm#c5 What are ways Hepatitis C is not spread? Hepatitis C virus is not spread by sharing eating utensils, breastfeeding, hugging, kissing, holding hands, coughing, or sneezing. It is also not spread through food or water. http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/C/cFAQ.
865236 tn?1239256706 is a rigorous disease caused by a virus that harms the liver .It is commonly known as hepatitis B virus (HBV).It also called as serum hepatitis. It can cause a wide number of symptoms ranging from general malaise to lifelong infection, cirrhosis of the liver, liver cancer, liver failure, and death.
233616 tn?1312790796 The findings from this study also suggest that Chinese patients with hepatitis who are undergoing ribavirin treatment may have greater ribavirin exposure, leading to higher efficacy as well as higher risk of toxicity such as hemolytic anemia, when prescribed the standard given dose of ribavirin compared to their Western counterparts.
Avatar n tn Yep, good dectective work. That's the one I was thinking of. In fact, here's a more complete look at the same study: <a href="http://www.natap.org/2004/HCV/041304_02.htm">Treating Non-Responders with Pegasys plus Ribavirin: HALT-C Study</a> (from the paper): "<i>...SVR was adversely affected by reducing the dose of ribavirin during the first 20 weeks of therapy....</i>" Some more stuff: <a href="http://www.natap.org/2004/HCV/030404_02.
Avatar n tn Before you can start Peg-Interferon and Ribavirin treament you are required to have the vaccine for Hepatitis A & B. There is no vaccine for Hepatitis C. We would all be very lucky if that was true!
Avatar n tn <u>cuteus</u> - thanks for posting those. I wasn't familiar with either. <u>FUBARCAT</u> - thanks alot for posting that. It seems like it has some real good info. Though one troubling thing I saw as I skimed it was: "<i>Growth factors, such as epoetin and granulocyte colony- stimulating factor (G-CSF) have been used to counteract the adverse events of ribavirin and interferon, respectively.
Avatar n tn My husband is 5/24 weeks on HCV peg-intron/ribavirin treatment.He has not had Hep B or Hep A. His specialist urged him to ask his primary care physician to give him the combination hep A & B vaccine now.Is this a good idea? Will it further stress his immune system or liver? Will the HCV treatment prevent him forming antibodies to Hep A & B if he receives the vaccine?
Avatar m tn 1)Peginterferon Alpha-2b Plus Ribavirin for Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C With Severe Fibrosis: A Multicentre Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Two Doses of Peginterferon Alpha-2b http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/549412?src=mp 2)Genetics, Genomics, and Proteomics: Implications for the Diagnosis and the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C http://www.medscape.
Avatar n tn later Expert opinion on the treatment of patients with chronic hepatitis C.Zeuzem S, Berg T, Moeller B, Hinrichsen H, Mauss S, Wedemeyer H, Sarrazin C, Hueppe D, Zehnter E, Manns MP. Zentrum der Inneren Medizin, Klinikum der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt, Germany. The current preferred treatment for patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) is combination therapy consisting of pegylated interferon alfa and ribavirin (RBV) for 24-48 weeks.
87972 tn?1322664839 Virological response to interferon-based therapy at week 8 is as likely to accurately predict which chronic hepatitis C patients will go on achieve sustained response as the usual 12-week stopping algorithm, according to a study published in the May 2010 Journal of Viral Hepatitis. Using this earlier cut-off for treatment discontinuation could spare patients the side effects and cost of additional futile therapy.” http://www.hivandhepatitis.com/hep_c/news/2010/0713_2010_b.
Avatar f tn [40] Case reports have detailed the remission of hepatitis B–related cryoglobulinemic vasculitis with entecavir therapy.[41] Small and uncontrolled studies suggest the anti-CD20 chimeric monoclonal antibody rituximab is effective in controlling disease manifestations such as vasculitis, peripheral neuropathy, arthralgias, low-grade B-cell lymphomas, renal disease, and fever.
1547916 tn?1294284211 (Maybe answers by different people) 1)a) In other countries, what rank of medical personnel needs to do do the injections please? b) Is this because of cost or another reason please? 2) Can anyone tell me the private costs of buying the above medications please? I've come up with VERY ROUGHLY about $A/$US 3,000 (+ another $2,500 transport) Thank you ever so people, and particularly the doctors giving themselves so much to help patients.
Avatar m tn Similarly, a group of participants with genotype 1 and decompensated or Child-Turcotte-Pugh Class B cirrhosis who also did not take ribavirin only had a cure rate of 65 percent (13/20). Finally, those with genotype 1 who had failed a previous attempt at therapy with Sovaldi and ribavirin were all cured (19/19) with triple therapy.
Avatar m tn The Effect of the Addition of Ribavirin with Harvoni treatment.. With the addition of Ribavirin, Harvoni treatment time can be reduced to 12 weeks with similar to the SVR rates for 24 weeks of Harvoni used without Ribavirin! That is 12 weeks less time dealing side effects if a person can tolerate 12 weeks of Ribavirin. Plus a reduced cost of treatment. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ For those with HIVHCV -COINFECTION http://www.
Avatar f tn No. Only current flu vaccine protects you against the various strains of flu. If you read the Ribavirin Prescribing Information for ribavirin, right at the top of the label it says... Indications and Usage for Ribavirin 'The safety and efficacy of Ribavirin tablet therapy for the treatment of adenovirus, RSV, parainfluenza or influenza infections have not been established. Ribavirin tablets should not be used for these indications.
Avatar f tn My friend was cured through conventional Peginterferon Ribavirin treatment and also treated with the TMC with Dr. Zhang. I don't think he did it simultaneously, though. But it helped him a lot. I'm not sure about all the details, as I am friends with his wife. I would NOT go for someone like Lloyd Wright, as he is not a medical nor herbal doctor. That should already be a warning.
1547916 tn?1294284211 (Maybe answers by different people) 1)a) In other countries, what rank of medical personnel needs to do do the injections please? b) Is this because of cost or another reason please? 2) Can anyone tell me the private costs of buying the above medications please? I've come up with VERY ROUGHLY about $A/$US 3,000 (+ another $2,500 transport) Thank you ever so people, and particularly the doctors giving themselves so much to help patients.