Published in Hepatitis Weekly, April 19th, 2004
According to recent research published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, "the therapeutic response among patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) of genotype 1 remains suboptimal. We examined a large database of patients treated with combination therapy (ribavirin plus an interferon [IFN]). We hypothesized that the longer the duration that the virus load was rendered undetectable in serum, the better would be the probability of a sustained viral response (SVR)."
"A model predicting SVR was generated; it included the following covariates: duration of...
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