Category: Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C

Recommendations for the treatment of recurrent HCV after LT (Part 3)

Growth factors like G-CSF and erythropoietin may be of some benefit in helping these patients remain on higher doses of therapy, although the published series that frequently used these products did not necessarily report a higher SVR . Minimize immunosuppression before therapy but be mindful of rejection Immunosuppression is known…

Hepatitis C

Recommendations for the treatment of recurrent HCV after LT (Part 1)

Overall, PEG-IFN in combination with ribavirin tends to have better response rates compared with older regimens of standard interferon and ribavirin alone or in combination. We were able to achieve a SVR in nearly one-third of all patients treated with this therapy; however, the adverse effects of this treatment limited…