Sustained virologic response to direct-acting antiviral agents predicts better outcomes in hepatitis C virus-infected patients: A retrospective study.

Sustained virologic response to direct-acting antiviral agents predicts better outcomes in hepatitis C virus-infected patients: A retrospective study. World J Gastroenterol. 2019 Oct 28;25(40):6094-6106 Authors: Colussi G, Donnini D, Brizzi RF, Maier S, Valenti L, Catena C, Cavarape A, Sechi LA, Soardo G Abstract BACKGROUND: Direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) are extremely effective in eradicating hepatitis C virus (HCV) in chronically infected patients. However, the protective role of the sustained virologic response (SVR) achieved by second- and third-generation DAAs against the onset of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and mortality is less well established. AIM: To examine the occurrence of HCC or death from any cause in a retrospective-prospective study of patients treated with DAAs. METHODS: Patients were enrolled from a tertiary academic hospital center for liver disease management that collects subject data mainly from northeastern Italy. The study was conducted in 380 patients (age: 60 ± 13 years, 224 males, 32% with cirrhosis) treated with DAAs with or without SVR (95/5%), with a median follow up of 58 wk (interquartile range: 38-117). The baseline anthropometric features, HCV viral load, severity of liver disease, presence of extra-hepatic complications, coinfection with HIV and/or HBV, alcohol consumption, previous interferon use, alpha-fetoprotein levels, and renal function were considered to be confounders. RESULTS: T...
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