Search anything and hit enter
  • Teams
  • Members
  • Projects
  • Events
  • Calls
  • Jobs
  • publications
  • Software
  • Tools
  • Network
  • Equipment

A little guide for advanced search:

  • Tip 1. You can use quotes "" to search for an exact expression.
    Example: "cell division"
  • Tip 2. You can use + symbol to restrict results containing all words.
    Example: +cell +stem
  • Tip 3. You can use + and - symbols to force inclusion or exclusion of specific words.
    Example: +cell -stem
e.g. searching for members in projects tagged cancer
Search for
Count
IN
OUT
Content 1
  • member
  • team
  • department
  • center
  • program_project
  • nrc
  • whocc
  • project
  • software
  • tool
  • patent
  • Administrative Staff
  • Assistant Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Clinical Research Assistant
  • Full Professor
  • Graduate Student
  • Lab assistant
  • Non-permanent Researcher
  • Permanent Researcher
  • Pharmacist
  • PhD Student
  • Physician
  • Post-doc
  • Project Manager
  • Research Associate
  • Research Engineer
  • Retired scientist
  • Technician
  • Undergraduate Student
  • Veterinary
  • Visiting Scientist
  • Deputy Director of Center
  • Deputy Director of Department
  • Deputy Director of National Reference Center
  • Deputy Head of Facility
  • Director of Center
  • Director of Department
  • Director of Institute
  • Director of National Reference Center
  • Group Leader
  • Head of Facility
  • Head of Operations
  • Head of Structure
  • Honorary President of the Departement
  • Labex Coordinator
Content 2
  • member
  • team
  • department
  • center
  • program_project
  • nrc
  • whocc
  • project
  • software
  • tool
  • patent
  • Administrative Staff
  • Assistant Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Clinical Research Assistant
  • Full Professor
  • Graduate Student
  • Lab assistant
  • Non-permanent Researcher
  • Permanent Researcher
  • Pharmacist
  • PhD Student
  • Physician
  • Post-doc
  • Project Manager
  • Research Associate
  • Research Engineer
  • Retired scientist
  • Technician
  • Undergraduate Student
  • Veterinary
  • Visiting Scientist
  • Deputy Director of Center
  • Deputy Director of Department
  • Deputy Director of National Reference Center
  • Deputy Head of Facility
  • Director of Center
  • Director of Department
  • Director of Institute
  • Director of National Reference Center
  • Group Leader
  • Head of Facility
  • Head of Operations
  • Head of Structure
  • Honorary President of the Departement
  • Labex Coordinator
Search
Go back
Scroll to top
Share
© Research
Publication : Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association

Effectiveness and tolerance of interferon-alpha 2b in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C in haemodialysis patients

Scientific Fields
Diseases
Organisms
Applications
Technique

Published in Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association - 01 Jan 1996

Pol S, Thiers V, Carnot F, Zins B, Roméo R, Berthelot P, Bréchot C

Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 8918758

Nephrol. Dial. Transplant. 1996;11 Suppl 4:58-61

Twenty-five per cent of haemodialysed patients carry anti-HCV antibodies; these antibodies are associated with detectable viraemia in 85% and chronic hepatitis in 90% of subjects, despite normal transaminases in more than half of them. This underlines the importance of antiviral therapy. We evaluated the tolerance and effectiveness of a classic interferon (IFN) treatment (3 MU three times a week for 6 months, subcutaneously) in 19 haemodialysis patients presenting with anti-HCV antibodies and chronic (n = 16) or acute (n = 3) hepatitis. Thirteen of those 19 patients had elevated transaminases. Viraemia C was detected by genome amplification (PCR) and by the bDNA test before and after interferon therapy as well as 6 months at least after the end of INF treatment. Response (defined as liver enzyme normalization) was noted in 11 (84.6%) of the 13 patients with elevated transaminases; at the end of follow-up, six exhibited long-term response and five had relapsed, HCV-RNA was detected in 15 of the 19 patients before IFN therapy and remained positive in 7/15 initially viraemic patients at the end of treatment. Hepatitis C RNA was detected at the last follow-up visit (mean follow-up duration 18 +/- 9 months) in 12 of the 15 initially viraemic patients. Liver histology was improved in most patients, regardless of their biological response. One patient could not complete the 6-month course because of clinical and haematological adverse events. In the six patients with strictly normal transaminases, HCV RNA was detectable in 4/6 patients before treatment, in 2/4 viraemic patients at the end of treatment, and in 4/4 at the last follow-up visit. All pathological signs disappeared in four of the five patients who had no detectable HCV-RNA before IFN therapy. To conclude: (i) interferon-alpha exhibits satisfactory effectiveness and tolerance in haemodialysed patient; (ii) HCV replication recurs in most of these patients despite histological improvement; (iii) interferon-alpha can be effective even in patients with chronic hepatitis and no detectable HCV-RNA.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8918758