Monday, April 16, 2018

DAA therapy effective in patients with HCV and advanced cirrhosis - Real World Experience from the HCV-TARGET Cohort

The International Liver Congress 2018

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DAA therapy effective in patients with HCV and advanced cirrhosis
April 16, 2018
PARIS — Direct-acting antiviral therapy effectively treated hepatitis C virus in patients with high MELD scores, producing a high rate of sustained viroloic response, according to a presentation at the International Liver Congress 2018.

“Real-life SVR rates with DAAs in patients with advanced liver disease ranged from 85% to 100% and were comparable to clinical trial experience. Ribavirin did not influence SVR in this cohort,” Elizabeth C. Verna, MD, of Columbia University, said in her presentation. “Over the year following treatment, stabilization or marginal improvement is seen in those with low MELDs while greater degree of improvement may occur in patients with MELD greater than 16.”

Verna and colleagues used the HCV-TARGET database of patients to cull patients with cirrhosis and MELD higher than 10. Patients initiated DAA therapy between March 2014 and June 2017. Patients with prior liver transplant were excluded. The researchers enrolled 488 patients in the safety cohort and 412 patients in the efficacy cohort; of those, 373 achieved SVR12 and 39 failed treatment. Patients received a variety of approved regimens.

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