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Avatar f tn 1056/NEJMc0905290 n our opinion, the studies that we identified in the published literature regarding the use of oral or aerosolized formulations of ribavirin and data on EIND use of intravenous ribavirin are inconclusive regarding the potential clinical benefit of the drug for the treatment of influenza. Substantial safety issues, such as the risk of hemolytic anemia and of teratogenicity, present further challenges to address if ribavirin is to be used for the treatment of influenza.
Avatar n tn Can it be applied to HBV? [Hepatitis_Children_and_CAM_Alternatives] Successful HCV eradication and inhibition of HIV replication by intravenous sili ... From: "***@****" ... Add to Contacts To: Hepatitis_Children_and_CAM_Alternatives***@**** Successful HCV eradication and inhibition of HIV replication by intravenous silibinin in an HIV–HCV coinfected patient Received 12 May 2010; received in revised form 1 July 2010; accepted 6 July 2010.
Avatar f tn 15 There are no data on ribavirin exposure through breast-feeding. Clearly, the current experience with intravenous ribavirin in the treatment of SARS is likely to result in much higher fetal exposure, and current recommendations include avoidance of the drug during pregnancy and lactation.
Avatar m tn We prospectively enrolled 59 patients (median age, 63 years) with genotype 1b who failed to respond to the combinations of IFN plus ribavirin or Peg-IFN plus ribavirin. Our treatment involved induction, intensified, and maintenance therapies. The induction therapy prescribed intravenous 1 MU IFN beta every 4 hours for the first 3 days, 1.5 MU IFN beta every 6 hours for the next 4 days, and then 2 MU IFN beta every 8 hours for 3 weeks.
Avatar m tn 1 We started first a monotherapy with ribavirin to evaluate the highest tolerable dosage and also to reach a steady-state plasma ribavirin level before starting silibinin and pegylated interferon-alfa. During the 4-week ribavirin monotherapy (800 mg/d) a 0.6-log drop in viremia was observed (from 1,610,000 to 363,330 IU/mL; Figure 1).
Avatar f tn Ribavirin with Erythropoietin (Epoetin) Anaemia is the most problematic side effect of ribavirin. It can often lead to the need to reduce the dose or abandon treatment with ribavirin altogether. The use of the drug epoetin in conjunction with peg-interferon and high doses of ribavirin has been shown to reduce anaemia and the need for ribavirin dose reductions, which in turn leads to higher SVRs.
Avatar m tn They have been treating her with an array of antibiotics including Ribavirin and IVIG for the RSV and they now believe they have taken care of the infections and are awaiting cultures to confirm. She has been receiving plasmapheresis daily for the TTP and her platelet count has gone from 59 to 130. She is also receiving intravenous Plaquenil, CellCept, and Prednisone for her lupus.
87972 tn?1322664839 The newest application is intravenous milk thistle extract. "High doses—15 or 20 mg/kg/day—of IV silibinin alone caused a significant decline (between 100- and 10,000-fold) in HCV levels. The addition of interferon-ribavirin resulted in a further decline in virus levels." http://www.catie.ca/catienews.nsf/00a48c8905294f0b8525717f00661eb8/8a96f3de84f0500b8525754b00586b59!
Avatar n tn 55 years old and reporting intravenous drug use or blood transfusion, the association of acute HBV and HCV cases with beauty treatments (tattooing, piercing, manicure/chiropody, and barber shop shaving) was estimated comparing 2964 hepatitis B and 598 hepatitis C cases with 7221 hepatitis A cases, used as controls, by multiple logistic regression analysis. The population attributable risk (PAR) to beauty treatments was estimated according to Levin's formula.
946678 tn?1245769364 because there is NO cure at the moment available that does not contain interferon and ribavirin. CS is not going to do anything at all for you in this world. Certainly not cure you or help you in any way it's just a SCAM to get money from sick people. Scam Scam Scam. If it did work...we all would have certainly done it instead but unfortunately it wont. Milk thistle won't cure you but it might help bring your liver enzyme levels down.
Avatar f tn Silibinin Milk Thistle Derivatives Demonstrates Antiviral Activity in Non-responders to Interferon-based Therapy for Chronic Hepatitis C Patients By Liz Highleyman Given that about half of patients with genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection do not achieve a sustained response to standard pegylated interferon/ribavirin therapy, researchers have explored other types of treatment including various alternative or complementary therapies.
Avatar n tn Yes, Procrit works for hemolytic anemia, which is a common side effect of riba. What your doctor says may be technically correct but not very relevant to hep c treatment. There's "hemolysis" and there's ribavirin induced hemolytic anemica. Big difference. Procrit has made a big difference in my treatment. Take it, you'll like it.
142354 tn?1228250348 The Interferon causes WBC counts to drop The Ribavirin causes RBC drop. Watch the "total neutrophils", "Absolute Neutrophil Count", or ANC. The WBC count is used to calculate this. Your neutrophils are what you fight bacterial infection and it can be life threatening. I was referred by my Hepatologist to a Hematologist-Oncologist to this, and was prescribed Neupogen to boost the WBC, and the Neutrophils follow. My baseline numbers (previous to treatment)were WBC 7.
Avatar m tn One can get the virus via blood transfusion,sexual intercourse,body piercing or tattoos, reuse of needles or syringes, improper sterilized medical equipments usage, intravenous drug use,or sharing personal items like razors etc. having being long term on kidney dialysis. symptoms can be abdominal pain, jaundice,pale stool, nausea, vomiting, fatigue- joint pain, muscle pain, weakness,loss of appetite, fever, itching.
Avatar f tn Treatment Naive: 90% Treatment Naive, Genotype 1: 93% Previous Non Responders: 47% Advocate1955 “EASL-Abbott Presents Positive Results from Interferon-Free Phase 2 "Co-Pilot" Study for the Treatment of Hepatitis C-ABT-450/r, plus ABT-333 and ribavirin” Thursday, April 19, 2012 Abbott Laboratories : Abbott Presents Positive Results from Interferon-Free Phase 2 "Co-Pilot" Study for the Treatment of Hepatitis C 04/19/2012 Abbott Park, Illinois (NYSE: ABT) and Watertow
Avatar n tn Recruiting Low-Dose Peginterferon and Ribavirin to Treat Chronic Hepatitis C in Patients Infected with HCV Genotype 2 or 3 Condition: Hepatitis C 6. Recruiting Epidemiology, Infectivity and Natural History of Hepatitis C Virus Infection Condition: Hepatitis C 7. Recruiting Immune Response to Hepatitis C Virus Condition: Hepatitis C 8.
179856 tn?1333550962 Presented at DDW By Charlene Laino NEW ORLEANS -- May 11, 2010 -- Intravenous (IV) drug users who are on opioid substitution and infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) can be successfully treated with antiviral therapy, researchers reported here at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2010. Olga Anagnostou, MD, Greek Organization Against Drugs (OKANA), Athens, Greece, presented the findings here on May 3.
Avatar n tn Do not know if i was given antibiotics for bacterial pneumonia or antivirals for viral pneumonia and respiratory syncytial virus, from what i've read those could include ribavirin, tamiflu, relenza, iv antibiotics, amantadine etc. Took an elisa after 6 months of my possible exposure and it came back negative. 1) Does testing under any type of pneumonia viral/bacterial or RSV can give me a false negative?
Avatar n tn I am 57 year old male type 1b. I started treatment(TX)shortly after surgery with low dose ribavirin and regular interferon. I treated for one year and did not reach undetectable. I waited 6 months and treated with Peg-Intron and 600-800 mg ribavirin for 53 weeks. I cleared late and relapsed immediately after stopping TX. I started my 3rd treatment 6 weeks later with Pegasys and 1000 mg ribavirin. I became undetectable at 12 weeks into TX and treated for a total of 73 weeks at full dose.
377521 tn?1203476772 0039) in patients treated for 48 weeks with peginterferon -2a (40 kd) plus ribavirin.8 Our logistic regression model showed patients with subtype 1b infection responded particularly well to combination therapy if the HCV RNA level was below a threshold of 600,000 IU/mL. The corresponding threshold in patients infected with subtype 1a infection was lower (200,000 IU/mL).
Avatar n tn 0 mg per deciliter (177 μmol per liter), therapy with peginterferon alfa and ribavirin must be discontinued. Whether ribavirin can be replaced with one or more of the new direct-acting antiviral agents, which do not require dose adjustment in patients with chronic renal disease,42,43 has not been established.
Avatar n tn I do agree that if acute HCV is detected in this was that acute interferon / ribavirin therapy SHOULD be instituted and (as discussed in Replicative homeostasis III http://www.virologyj.com/content/4/1/29), clearance rates for those who have acute HCV treated urgently exceed 90% FOR ALL GENOTYPES.
Avatar m tn sure that she keeps some fluids down, eats 20 grams of fat with the Incivek, and takes the Ribavirin with a snack. If it is too severe to the point of not keeping her meds down or becoming dehydrated, call the doctor on call, and ask what to do. They can prescribe anti nausea medications.
Avatar f tn Hi there, I have been diagnosed with hepatis c shortly after turning 21, never did any intravenous drugs or snort any for that matter. I have no idea how I got this disease. Anyhow, I went on treatment shorlty after finding out and went on 180mcg peg intron shot weekly for about a month and a half and also took alot of ribavirin... cant recall the milligrams. I took alot of those...
148987 tn?1287809526 The patient, not wanting to be subjected to the Interferon and Ribavirin treatment that was common because of the high risk of side effects and the low incidence of success, chose instead to be put on a 90-day regimen of using Silver 100, at an elevated dosing relative to normal suggested use. Silver 100 is a water-based dietary supplement made by Invision International that contains the Opti-Silver form of ionic silver.
Avatar n tn He is genotype 1b. He is taking the Pegasys alpha 2a 180mcg injections and 1000mg of Ribavirin. The transplant center says he will be on these 2 medications for one year and then on the Pegasys alone for another year. 1. Has anyone else done a similar treatment after transplant? Did you achieve SVR? 2. If you treated post transplant, can you tell me what viral load you started out with and whether or not you achieved SVR? Thank you.
Avatar m tn Enrollment Open for Phase III Trial of Daily Consensus Interferon (Infergen) Plus Ribavirin for HCV Treatment Nonresponders</a> <a href="http://www.hivandhepatitis.com/hep_c/news/2004/091004_a.html">Hepatitis C Recurrence Is More Severe After Living Donor Compared to Cadaveric Liver Transplantation</a> <a href="http://www.hcvadvocate.org/news/newsRev/2004/HJR-1.16.html#1">Host Genes and HCV</a> <a href="http://www.hcvadvocate.
Avatar m tn April 15, 2007 * German multicenter, open-label, observational study[1] Summary of Key Conclusions * Dosing according to glomerular filtration rate (GFR) may be preferable to weight-based ribavirin among ribavirin-treated HCV genotype 1/4 patients with poor renal function * Poor renal function (low GFR) associated with o Lower sustained virologic response (SVR) rates o More adverse events o Possibly due to nonoptimal ribavirin dosing * GFR varied
87972 tn?1322664839 Taken together, [the] combination of peginterferon alfa and ribavirin could remain the key treatment option for patients infected with HCV genotype 3 in the years to come," Zeuzem concluded. "If indeed fibrosis progression in patients infected with HCV genotype 3 is faster than in HCV-1 infected patients, waiting for new treatment options should be strongly discouraged in this patient population.
Avatar n tn There is a VERY high Hep C re-infection rate among intravenous drug users. Why go through PEG-interferon treatments, if your fiance plans to continue sharing needles? By sharing needles, he is setting himself up for almost certain re-infection.