20. A Look into the Future: New Treatments on the Horizon – Antiviral Therapy

  1. Roberto de Franchis MD, AGAF Professor of Gastroenterology Head
  1. Diego Rincón MD1,
  2. Cristina Ripoll MD physician2,
  3. María-Vega Catalina MD1 and
  4. Rafael Bañares MD1

Published Online: 17 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444393989.ch20

Portal Hypertension V: Proceedings of the Fifth Baveno International Consensus Workshop, Fifth Edition

Portal Hypertension V: Proceedings of the Fifth Baveno International Consensus Workshop, Fifth Edition

How to Cite

Rincón, D., Ripoll, C., Catalina, M.-V. and Bañares, R. (2011) A Look into the Future: New Treatments on the Horizon – Antiviral Therapy, in Portal Hypertension V: Proceedings of the Fifth Baveno International Consensus Workshop, Fifth Edition (ed R. de Franchis), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444393989.ch20

Editor Information

  1. Department of Medical Sciences, University of Milan, and Gastroenterology 3 Unit, IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Mangiagalli and Regina Elena Foundation, Milan, Italy

Author Information

  1. 1

    Liver Unit, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Hepáticas y Digestivas (CIBERehd), Madrid, Spain

  2. 2

    Hepatology and Liver Transplant Unit, Digestive Diseases Department, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Hepáticas y Digestivas (CIBERehd), Madrid, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 NOV 2010
  2. Published Print: 14 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334494

Online ISBN: 9781444393989

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Keywords:

  • new treatments on the horizon - antiviral therapy;
  • chronic viral hepatitis, cause of cirrhosis, and liver transplantation;
  • portal hypertension (PHT), estimation - by hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG);
  • antiviral therapy (AVT), profile of biological effects - against virus itself;
  • effects of AVT on portal pressure - Hepatitis C virus cirrhosis;
  • six months' isolated non-pegylated interferon administration - on portal pressure in chronic hepatitis C cirrhotic patients;
  • effect of combined therapy with Peginterferon - and ribavirin in patients with HCV compensated cirrhosis;
  • Hepatitis B virus, effect of AVT with nucleosides analogues - in portal pressure;
  • long-term interferon-based therapy - clinical manifestations of portal hypertension;
  • therapeutic approach impact - in portal hypertension-related manifestations

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Effects of AVT on portal pressure

  • Impact of long-term interferon-based therapy on the clinical manifestations of portal hypertension

  • References