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Sofosbuvir taken before or after liver transplant reduces hepatitis C recurrence - aidsmap

Sofosbuvir taken before or after liver transplant reduces hepatitis C recurrence - aidsmap | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

The new anti-viral agent Sofosbuvir taken either before or after liver transplant reduces hepatitis C recurrence as reported via aidsmap.

 

An interferon-free combination of sofosbuvir plus ribavirin administered before liver transplantation prevented hepatitis C recurrence in nearly

two-thirds of cases as recently reported at the AASLD meeting.

 

Sofosbuvir is just one of a number of new anti-viral oral agents that are being trialled for the treatment of hepatitis C (as pictured in the graphic). Hence this is an encouraging report.

 

The combination of Sofosbuvir with a different anti-viral agent Ledipasvir is reported via the Guardian (post publication in The Lancet )-

 

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/nov/05/hope-hepatitis-cure-drugs-success-sofosbuvir-ledipasvir?CMP=twt_gu

 

 

Deborah Verran's insight:

Hepatitis C will become a treatable condition. Ongoing tirals mean that more reports will follow on this topic and treatment options will become clearer.

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Welcome to Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources: ODTMR

Welcome to Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources: ODTMR | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

This is to announce the arrival of this new web resource http://scoop.it/t/organ-donation-transplant-matters-resources which is now the partner to the established Organ Donation and Transplant Matters (ODTM), http://scoop.it/t/organ-donation-transplant-matters .

 

This ever evolving web based source for information will focus predominantly on the factual, scientific basis of organ donation and transplantation-i.e. the published reports, reviews and research. The partner ODTM web resource will focus more on interesting news plus developments in advocacy in the same areas. The aim is to evolve the two sites to becoming complementary i.e. 'the bricks versus mortar approach'

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