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Is 12 weeks of treatment enough?

Here's the latest from the AASLD Conference:

Official Conference Coverage of the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

Capsule Summaries

David R. Nelson, MD
Norah Terrault, MD, MPH

Review the most important studies from The Liver Meeting 2015. Selected by experts David R. Nelson, MD, and Norah Terrault, MD, MPH, each Capsule Summary presents the key data and figures from a vital study presented at the meeting. The following Capsule Summaries are now available:

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ASTRAL-1: 99% SVR Rate With 12 Weeks of Sofosbuvir/Velpatasvir in Treatment-Naive or Treatment-Experienced Patients With Genotype 1, 2, 4, 5, or 6 HCV Infection
High SVR rates maintained across patient subgroups, including cirrhotic and treatment-experienced patients; adverse event rates similar to placebo.
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HCV-TARGET: 8-24 Weeks of Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir Highly Effective Against Genotype 1 HCV in Real-World Settings
Analysis finds 8-week regimen is underused, despite being highly effective in qualifying patients.
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High SVR Rates With 12-24 Weeks of Daclatasvir Plus Sofosbuvir With or Without RBV in Patients With Genotype 3 HCV and Advanced Liver Disease
Use of shorter 12-week treatment regimen highly effective in patients with F3 disease.
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High SVR12 Rates With Ravidasvir Plus Sofosbuvir With or Without Ribavirin in Cirrhotic and Noncirrhotic Patients With Genotype 4 HCV Infection
No relapse in noncirrhotic patients regardless of inclusion of ribavirin; no relapse in cirrhotic patients with 16 weeks of treatment including ribavirin.
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These Capsule Summaries are part of CCO's Official Conference Coverage: Clinical Impact of New Data From AASLD 2015. For more coverage, including forthcoming Capsule Summaries, please visit clinicaloptions.com/2015AASLD.

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317787 tn?1473358451
Very good information, thanks so much for sharing :)
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"is 12 weeks enough?"
I hope so. I'm half way through 12 weeks of SOF+DAC without Riba. Geno 3, F3 Fibro test.
Failed interferon + Riba 8 years ago. I expressed concerns with my doc since I previously failed but he seemed confident that Riba or extension would not be needed.
Now I'm undetectable at 4 weeks.
Fingers crossed...
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