Wednesday, May 22, 2013

DDW 2013 - Interferon‐free Regimens

Frederick A. Nunes, MD, on trial results for difficult-to-treat patients with HCV

May 22, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. — Frederick A. Nunes, MD, associate professor of medicine, at Penn Health Systems, discusses his presentation, “Interferon‐free Regimens of ABT‐450/r, ABT‐267, ABT‐333, and Ribavirin Achieve High Sustained Virologic Response 4 Weeks Post‐Treatment (SVR4) Rates in Patients With Chronic HCV Genotype 1 Regardless of Race, Ethnicity, or Other Baseline Characteristics” during Digestive Disease Week 2013.

Among HCV patients who are difficult to treat, including African-Americans, those with high BMI and insulin resistance, achieved a very high sustained response using three direct-acting antivirals and ribavirin, Nunes says.

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