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Various regimens effective in treating Chinese patients with HBV

January 27, 2015

In an open-label clinical trial, treatment-naive patients with hepatitis B virus infection showed similar sustained virologic response rates to four different treatment regimens, according to study findings published in The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology.  

“The purpose of this study was to compare antiviral efficacy of these four agents [lamivudine, entecavir, telbivudine and the combination of lamivudine and adefovir dipivoxil (CLA)] and to provide further recommendations for selection of oral agents in the treatment of [nucleotide]-naive [chronic hepatitis B] patients,” the researchers wrote.

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Long-acting ART most cost-effective for patients with multiple treatment failures

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Clusters of underimmunized, vaccine-refusal communities identified in California

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Skin abscesses displayed distinct cutaneous microbiota

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Patients with acute skin abscesses appeared to develop abnormal microbiota in areas around the wound, according to recent findings. Researchers believe the…
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Child's death linked to N. fowleri in treated tap water

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