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Latest treatment for hepc , genotype 1?

Latest treatment for hepc , genotype 1?

Protease inhibitor: The latest is the addition of a protease inhibitor boceprevir or telaprevir, to peginterferon plus ribavirin to those who had partial response or relapse after the dual therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Camilla Graham
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Hepatitis C (Definition)

An infection caused by a virus that attacks the liver ...Read more


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Treatment options for CMV hepatitis? Thanks!

Treatment options for CMV hepatitis? Thanks!

Viral hepatitis: It means a liver infected with a specifixc virus called cytomegalovirus. ...Read more

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How effective are interferon alfacon-1 injections for treating hepatitis C?

How effective are interferon alfacon-1 injections for treating hepatitis C?

Not Very: The interferons are not very effective for treatment hepatitis C. Depending on the type (genotype) of hepatitis C, the cure rate ranges from about 30% to 75% at best. There are now newer medications called Direct Acting Antivirals which are much more effective and have fewer side effects than the interferon medications. ...Read more

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What treatments for hepatitis C and hepatitis b?

What treatments for hepatitis C and hepatitis b?

Complicated: New and more effective treatments available. Oral meds for hep b; currently oral meds plus interferon injection for hep c. Complicated details depending on genotype, viral load, level of liver tests, markers, liver biopsy findings. Talk with your doc. ...Read more

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Can sovaldi and Ribavirin cure hep c???

Can sovaldi and Ribavirin cure hep c???

Yes: It can...but better still Harvoni has a 96% cure rate with 8-12 weeks of treatment with minimal side effects. ...Read more

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How effective are interferon alfa-2b injections for treating hepatitis C?

How effective are interferon alfa-2b injections for treating hepatitis C?

Treating Hep C: There are quite a number of totally oral (pill) regimens for treating Hep C, such that interferon is hardly ever used anymore. Not sure who is trying to give that to you, but you may want to get a second opinion. Interferon can be rough treatment -alot of patients struggle with the side effects. Interferons are good antiviral medicines, but there's alot of alternatives these days for Hep C. See MD ...Read more

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Are imuran (azathioprine) & betaferon effective treatments for ms?

Are imuran (azathioprine) & betaferon effective treatments for ms?

Yes they can be: The evidence is stronger for beta interferons (avonex, Rebif and betaseron) than it is for immuran. Interferons are fda approved and immuran is not (for ms) they all have a modest but definite effect in reducing the number of attacks in remitting relapsing forms the effect varies from patient to patient. ...Read more

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How effective are immunosuppressive drugs for treating autoimmune hepatitis?

How effective are immunosuppressive drugs for treating autoimmune hepatitis?

Each person is diff: Each peson is different. This will depend on the evlauation but some people respond very well while others might not. You need to ask your physician to have you see a liver specialist ...Read more

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Is hepsera (adefovir) effective for treating chronic hepatitis b?

Is hepsera (adefovir) effective for treating chronic hepatitis b?

Yes: Adefovir does have HBV activity. I had poor experiences in using it as a HIV drug but the dose was higher for HIV so there was more toxicity ...Read more

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Currently on victrelis (boceprevir) for hep c tx. How often are blood labs recommended?

Currently on victrelis (boceprevir) for hep c tx. How often are blood labs recommended?

Ask your Hepatologis: First of all, you should not be on victrelis (boceprevir) alone. It is given for only 12 weeks in addition to standard therapy with Ribavirin and interferon. Your hepatologist should discuss treatment duration, frequency of office visits as well as frequency of blood testing before you begin therapy. I suggest you contact your prescribing physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for hepatitis D?

Are there any treatments for hepatitis D?

Hepatitis D: There are currently no specific treatments for Hepatitis D. It is not responsive to antiviral medications. ...Read more

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How effective are interferon alfa-2b injections for treating melanoma?

How effective are interferon alfa-2b injections for treating melanoma?

Moderate: Alfa interferon was introduced to help control metastatic melanoma. The dose however is extremely high and given over a several week period of time. With the introduction of the checkpoint inhibitors such as anti CTLA4 and the PD-1s along with the interleukins there is better control being employed than with the interferons which do help in expressing the tumor protein more effectively. ...Read more

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What treatments available for human papilloma virus?

What  treatments available for human papilloma virus?

Prevention: Even tho it clears spontaneously, ..Immunization may prevent the potentially life threatening cancers, which occur even after the infection is cleared. ...Read more

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What are treatments for hepatitis c?

What are treatments for  hepatitis c?

Various: Combinations of antivirals ( peg-interferon and ribavirin) and the newer protease inhibitors, as well as avoidance of alcohol and other hepatotoxins. ...Read more

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How effective are chemo treatments for leukemia?

How effective are chemo treatments for leukemia?

Leukemia Treatment: Leukemia response to treatment depends on many factors, but the most powerful are: (1) type of leukemia, (2) genetic mutations in leukemia cells, (3) age of the patient, and (4) fitness of the patient. For some leukemias, like APL, most people are cured. In CML, the leukemia can be kept at bay for many years with an oral pill. Most patients with CLL are just watched closely and never treated. ...Read more

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How successful are treatments for non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

How successful are treatments for non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

"Very": In general (generalizing 40+ lymphomas), nhl is very responsive to chemotherapy. Refractory (non-responsive) nhl is bad. Not all nhl is curable (eg follicular lymphoma), but even in those cases people often do well with continued treatments and/or maintenance therapy. There are some very difficult/bad lymphomas such as ptcl and lymphomas can cause bad symptoms at diagnosis such as svc syndrome. ...Read more

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What is treatments for patients with hepatitis b?

What is treatments for patients with hepatitis b?

Several: Once a doctor has decided that someone does need treatment for their chronic hepatitis b infection (not everyone needs treatment immediately), they may recommend drugs that block viral replication, like tenofovir or entecavir. Less commonly, they might recommend an immune drug called interferon alfa that helps the body fight the hepatitis b. It is important to be monitored regularly. ...Read more