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13 April 2015
Research suggests that virological, serological and histological outcomes are comparable between cirrhotic and noncirrhotic patients with chronic hepatitis B virus infection undergoing long-term tenofovir disoproxil fumarate treatment.
13 March 2015
Hepatitis B surface antigen and hepatitis B core-related antigen levels can predict long-term response to sequential nucleos(t)ide analogue and interferon-α therapy in patients with chronic hepatitis B virus infection, research indicates.
13 March 2015
A Turkish clinical practice study shows that entecavir and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate can effectively maintain long-term virological and biochemical responses in patients with chronic hepatitis B virus infection, both in those with and without cirrhosis.
13 March 2015
Patients with chronic hepatitis B virus genotype C infection who are positive for hepatitis B e antigen should not delay antiviral treatment in the hope of seroconversion, Korean researchers recommend.
23 February 2015
Response-guided addition of adefovir to lamivudine-based therapy not only maintains long-term viral suppression in Chinese chronic hepatitis B patients with compensated liver cirrhosis, research suggests, but also improves liver function.
18 February 2015
Researchers from the Republic of Korea have found that the efficacy of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate monotherapy is comparable to that of TDF plus entecavir in chronic hepatitis B patients with genotypic resistance to entecavir.
18 February 2015
High baseline serum levels of interleukin-23 can help to identify hepatitis B e antigen-positive chronic hepatitis B patients who are likely to respond to pegylated interferon treatment, a Chinese study indicates.
27 January 2015
Patients with chronic hepatitis B virus infection can achieve sustained viral suppression with long-term tenofovir disoproxil fumarate treatment without developing resistance, shows a 7-year study.
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