SEARCH

SEARCH BY CITATION

References

  • 1
    Di Bisceglie AM. Hepatitis C. Lancet 1998; 351: 351355.
  • 2
    National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference Statement: Management of hepatitis C 2002 (June 10–12, 2002). Gastroenterology 2002; 123: 20822099.
  • 3
    Liang TJ, Rehermann B, Seeff LB, Hoofnagle JH. Pathogenesis, natural history, treatment, and prevention of hepatitis C. Ann Intern Med 2000; 132: 296305.
  • 4
    Strader DB, Wright T, Thomas DL, Seeff LB. Diagnosis, management, and treatment of hepatitis C. HEPATOLOGY 2004; 39: 11471171.
  • 5
    Cummings KJ, Lee SM, West ES, Cid-Ruzafa J, Fein SG, Aoki Y, et al. Interferon and ribavirin vs interferon alone in the re-treatment of chronic hepatitis C previously nonresponsive to interferon: a meta-analysis of randomized trials. JAMA 2001; 285: 193199.
  • 6
    Davis GL, Esteban-Mur R, Rustgi V, Hoefs J, Gordon SC, Trepo C, et al. Interferon alfa-2b alone or in combination with ribavirin for the treatment of relapse of chronic hepatitis C. International Hepatitis Interventional Therapy Group. N Engl J Med 1998; 339: 14931499.
  • 7
    Kjaergard LL, Krogsgaard K, Gluud C. Interferon alfa with or without ribavirin for chronic hepatitis C: systematic review of randomised trials. BMJ 2001; 323: 11511155.
  • 8
    Maddrey WC. Safety of combination interferon alfa-2b/ribavirin therapy in chronic hepatitis C-relapsed and treatment-naive patients. Semin Liver Dis 1999; 19( Suppl 1): 6775.
  • 9
    McHutchison JG, Gordon SC, Schiff ER, Shiffman ML, Lee WM, Rustgi VK, et al. Interferon alfa-2b alone or in combination with ribavirin as initial treatment for chronic hepatitis C. Hepatitis Interventional Therapy Group. N Engl J Med 1998; 339: 14851492.
  • 10
    Poynard T, Marcellin P, Lee SS, Niederau C, Minuk GS, Ideo G, et al. Randomised trial of interferon alpha2b plus ribavirin for 48 weeks or for 24 weeks versus interferon alpha2b plus placebo for 48 weeks for treatment of chronic infection with hepatitis C virus. International Hepatitis Interventional Therapy Group (IHIT). Lancet 1998; 352: 14261432.
  • 11
    Tanaka Y, Hanada K, Mizokami M, Yeo AE, Shih JW, Gojobori T, et al. A comparison of the molecular clock of hepatitis C virus in the United States and Japan predicts that hepatocellular carcinoma incidence in the United States will increase over the next two decades. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2002; 99: 1558415589.
  • 12
    Data on file. Ribavirin. 1998. Kenilworth, NJ, Schering-Plough Corporation.
  • 13
    Bruchfeld A, Lindahl K, Schvarcz R, Stahle L. Dosage of ribavirin in patients with hepatitis C should be based on renal function: a population pharmacokinetic analysis. Ther Drug Monit 2002; 24: 701708.
  • 14
    Glue P. The clinical pharmacology of ribavirin. Semin Liver Dis 1999; 19( Suppl. 1): 1724.
  • 15
    Paroni R, Del Puppo M, Borghi C, Sirtori CR, Galli KM. Pharmacokinetics of ribavirin and urinary excretion of the major metabolite 1,2,4-triazole-3-carboxamide in normal volunteers. Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther Toxicol 1989; 27: 302307.
  • 16
    Schalm SW, Weiland O, Hansen BE, Milella M, Lai MY, Hollander A, et al. Interferon-ribavirin for chronic hepatitis C with and without cirrhosis: analysis of individual patient data of six controlled trials. Eurohep Study Group for Viral Hepatitis. Gastroenterology 1999; 117: 408413.
  • 17
    McHutchison JG, Manns M, Patel K, Poynard T, Lindsay KL, Trepo C, et al. Adherence to combination therapy enhances sustained response in genotype-1-infected patients with chronic hepatitis C. Gastroenterology 2002; 123: 10611069.
  • 18
    Okamoto H, Sugiyama Y, Okada S, Kurai K, Akahane Y, Sugai Y, et al. Typing hepatitis C virus by polymerase chain reaction with type-specific primers: application to clinical surveys and tracing infectious sources. J Gen Virol 1992; 73: 673679.
  • 19
    Tanaka T, Tsukiyama-Kohara K, Yamaguchi K, Yagi S, Tanaka S, Hasegawa A, et al. Significance of specific antibody assay for genotyping of hepatitis C virus. HEPATOLOGY 1994; 19: 13471353.
  • 20
    Shiratori Y, Kato N, Yokosuka O, Imazeki F, Hashimoto E, Hayashi N, et al. Predictors of the efficacy of interferon therapy in chronic hepatitis C virus infection. Tokyo-Chiba Hepatitis Research Group. Gastroenterology 1997; 113: 558566.
  • 21
    Desmet VJ, Gerber M, Hoofnagle JH, Manns M, Scheuer PJ. Classification of chronic hepatitis: diagnosis, grading and staging. HEPATOLOGY 1994; 19: 15131520.
  • 22
    Miller AB, Hoogstraten B, Staquet M, Winkler A. Reporting results of cancer treatment. Cancer 1981; 47: 207214.
  • 23
    Shiffman ML, Di Bisceglie AM, Lindsay KL, Morishima C, Wright EC, Everson GT, et al. Peginterferon alfa-2a and ribavirin in patients with chronic hepatitis C who have failed prior treatment. Gastroenterology 2004; 126: 10151023.
  • 24
    Cockcroft DW, Gault MH. Prediction of creatinine clearance from serum creatinine. Nephron 1976; 16: 3141.
  • 25
    Poynard T, Bedossa P. Age and platelet count: a simple index for predicting the presence of histological lesions in patients with antibodies to hepatitis C virus. METAVIR and CLINIVIR Cooperative Study Groups. J Viral Hepatol 1997; 4: 199208.
  • 26
    Wong V, Caronia S, Wight D, Palmer CR, Petrik J, Britton P, et al. Importance of age in chronic hepatitis C virus infection. J Viral Hepatol 1997; 4: 255264.
  • 27
    Bruno S, Camma C, Di M, V, Rumi M, Vinci M, Camozzi M, et al. Peginterferon alfa-2b plus ribavirin for naive patients with genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C: a randomized controlled trial. J Hepatol 2004; 41: 474481.
  • 28
    Gaeta GB, Precone DF, Felaco FM, Bruno R, Spadaro A, Stornaiuolo G, et al. Premature discontinuation of interferon plus ribavirin for adverse effects: a multicentre survey in ‘real world’ patients with chronic hepatitis C. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2002; 16: 16331639.
  • 29
    Kumar D, Wallington-Beddoe C, George J, Lin R, Samarasinghe D, Liddle C, et al. Effectiveness of interferon alfa-2b/ribavirin combination therapy for chronic hepatitis C in a clinic setting. Med J Aust 2003; 178: 267271.
  • 30
    Shehab TM, Fontana RJ, Oberhelman K, Marrero JA, Su GL, Lok AS. Effectiveness of interferon alpha-2b and ribavirin combination therapy in the treatment of naive chronic hepatitis C patients in clinical practice. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2004; 2: 425431.
  • 31
    Hui JM, Sud A, Farrell GC, Bandara P, Byth K, Kench JG, et al. Insulin resistance is associated with chronic hepatitis C virus infection and fibrosis progression [corrected]. Gastroenterology 2003; 125: 16951704.
  • 32
    Romero-Gomez M, Del Mar Viloria M, Andrade RJ, Salmeron J, Diago M, Fernandez-Rodriguez CM, et al. Insulin resistance impairs sustained response rate to peginterferon plus ribavirin in chronic hepatitis C patients. Gastroenterology 2005; 128: 636641.
  • 33
    Fried MW, Shiffman ML, Reddy KR, Smith C, Marinos G, Goncales FL, Jr., et al. Peginterferon alfa-2a plus ribavirin for chronic hepatitis C virus infection. N Engl J Med 2002; 347: 975982.
  • 34
    Manns MP, McHutchison JG, Gordon SC, Rustgi VK, Shiffman M, Reindollar R, et al. Peginterferon alfa-2b plus ribavirin compared with interferon alfa-2b plus ribavirin for initial treatment of chronic hepatitis C: a randomised trial. Lancet 2001; 358: 958965.
  • 35
    Davis GL, Wong JB, McHutchison JG, Manns MP, Harvey J, Albrecht J. Early virologic response to treatment with peginterferon alfa-2b plus ribavirin in patients with chronic hepatitis C. HEPATOLOGY 2003; 38: 645652.
  • 36
    Afdhal NH, Dieterich DT, Pockros PJ, Schiff ER, Shiffman ML, Sulkowski MS, et al. Epoetin alfa maintains ribavirin dose in HCV-infected patients: a prospective, double-blind, randomized controlled study. Gastroenterology 2004; 126: 13021311.
  • 37
    Collantes RS, Younossi ZM. The use of growth factors to manage the hematologic side effects of PEG-interferon alfa and ribavirin. J Clin Gastroenterol 2005; 39( Suppl 1): S9S13.
  • 38
    Hadziyannis SJ, Sette H, Jr., Morgan TR, Balan V, Diago M, Marcellin P, et al. Peginterferon-alpha2a and ribavirin combination therapy in chronic hepatitis C: a randomized study of treatment duration and ribavirin dose. Ann Intern Med 2004; 140: 346355.
  • 39
    Gonzalez SA, Jacobson IM. The role of hematopoietic growth factors in special populations with chronic hepatitis C: patients with HIV coinfection, end-stage renal disease, or liver transplantation. Cleve Clin J Med 2004; 71( Suppl 3): S22S26.
  • 40
    Watson J. Prospects for hepatitis C virus therapeutics: levovirin and viramidine as improved derivatives of ribavirin. Curr Opin Invest Drugs 2002; 3: 680683.
  • 41
    Lamarre D, Anderson PC, Bailey M, Beaulieu P, Bolger G, Bonneau P, et al. An NS3 protease inhibitor with antiviral effects in humans infected with hepatitis C virus. Nature 2003; 426: 186189.
  • 42
    Gujral H, Viscomi C, Collantes R. The role of physician extenders in managing patients with chronic hepatitis C. Cleve Clin J Med 2004; 71( Suppl 3): S33S37.
  • 43
    Williams I. Epidemiology of hepatitis C in the United States. Am J Med 1999; 107(6B): 2S9S.
  • 44
    El Serag HB, Davila JA, Petersen NJ, McGlynn KA. The continuing increase in the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma in the United States: an update. Ann Intern Med 2003; 139: 817823.
  • 45
    Armstrong GL, Alter MJ, McQuillan GM, Margolis HS. The past incidence of hepatitis C virus infection: implications for the future burden of chronic liver disease in the United States. HEPATOLOGY 2000; 31: 777782.
  • 46
    Moriya T, Koyama T, Tanaka J, Mishiro S, Yoshizawa H. Epidemiology of hepatitis C virus in Japan. Intervirology 1999; 42: 153158.
  • 47
    Perez R, Jimenez M, Crespo J, Diago M, Enriquez J, Vaquero P, et al. Comparative study of the efficacy of an induction dose of interferon-alpha2b with ribavirin compared with standard combined treatment in naive patients with chronic hepatitis C. J Viral Hepatol 2003; 10: 437445.
  • 48
    Perrillo R, Rothstein KD, Rubin R, Alam I, Imperial J, Harb G, et al. Comparison of quality of life, work productivity and medical resource utilization of peginterferon alpha 2a vs the combination of interferon alpha 2b plus ribavirin as initial treatment in patients with chronic hepatitis C. J Viral Hepatol 2004; 11: 157165.