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AASLD 2013: Tenofovir for Hepatitis B Remains Safe and Effective Over 7 Years

Chronic hepatitis B patients treated with tenofovir (Viread) for 7 years continued to main viral suppression and liver enzyme normalization, while serological response rates continued to increase, according to a poster presented at the 64th AASLD Liver Meeting last month in Washington, DC. Long-term kidney and bone-related side effects remained uncommon.

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AASLD 2013: Entecavir + Tenofovir Works Well for Hepatitis B Patients with Prior Treatment Failure

A dual regimen of entecavir (Baraclude) plus tenofovir (Viread) for 48 weeks led to virological response and was generally well-tolerated as second-line therapy for chronic hepatitis B patients who had failed previous nucleoside/nucleotide treatment, according to a poster presentation at the 64th AASLD Liver Meeting last week in Washington, DC.

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IDWeek 2013: Entecavir and Tenofovir Both Work Well Against Hepatitis B in Clinical Practice

Entecavir (Baraclude) and tenofovir (Viread) both demonstrated potent activity against hepatitis B virus (HBV) in a Turkish study presented at the second IDWeek conference held recently in San Francisco. Entecavir appeared to have an edge with regard to hepatitis B "e" antigen (HBeAg) seroconversion, but this rose with time among people taking either drug.

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AASLD 2013: Hepatitis B Treatment with Entecavir or Tenofovir Lowers, But Does Not Eliminate, HCC Risk

Long-term treatment with entecavir can reduce the likelihood that people with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection will develop hepatocellular carcinoma, according to findings presented this week at the 64thAASLD Liver Meeting in Washington, DC. Another study, however, found that while entecavir or tenofovir can reduce the risk, people with hepatitis B should continue to undergo regular monitoring for liver cancer, and better predictive models may be needed for Caucasian patients.

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DDW 2013: Does HBV Suppression Prevent Liver Disease Progression?

Chronic hepatitis B patients with cirrhosis may still experience liver disease progression even if they undergo antiviral treatment and achieve good virological response, according to a poster presented at the Digestive Disease Week meeting (DDW 2013) last month in Orlando.

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