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Healio - Viekira Pak safe for patients with HCV, Child-Pugh A cirrhosis

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October 5, 2017
Viekira Pak safe for patients with HCV, Child-Pugh A cirrhosis
Poordad F, et al. J Hepatol. 2017;doi:10.1016/j.jhep.2017.06.011.
Patients with hepatitis C and Child-Pugh A cirrhosis had similar rates of treatment-related adverse events and lower rates of hepatic decompensation after treatment with Viekira Pak compared with untreated patients, according to recently published data. However, those with a history of advanced cirrhosis were more likely to experience treatment-related adverse events.
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Study - Safety of the 2D/3D direct-acting antiviral regimen in HCV-induced Child-Pugh A cirrhosis – A pooled analysis
Published in The Journal of Hepatology
October 2017 Volume 67, Issue 4, Pages 700–707

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