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Long-term effects of treatment and response in patients with chronic hepatitis C on quality of life

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Title: Long-term effects of treatment and response in patients with chronic hepatitis C on quality of life
Authors: Bezemer, Geert
van Gool, Arthur R
Verheij-Hart, Elke
Hansen, Bettina E
Lurie, Yoav
Esteban, Juan I
Lagging, Martin
Negro, Francesco
Zeuzem, Stefan
Ferrari, Carlo
Pawlotsky, Jean-Michel
Neumann, Avidan U
Schalm, Solko W
de Knegt, Robert J
Issue Date: 31-Jan-2012
Publication type: article, peer reviewed scientific
Organization: Dpt. Infectious Diseases, University of Gothenburg, Gothenborg, Sweden
Citation: BMC Gastroenterology. 2012 Jan 31;12(1):11
Abstract: Abstract Background Hepatitis C decreases health related quality of life (HRQL) which is further diminished by antiviral therapy. HRQL improves after successful treatment. This trial explores the course of and factors associated with HRQL in patients given individualized or standard treatment based on early treatment response (Ditto-study). Methods The Short Form (SF)-36 Health Survey was administered at baseline (n = 192) and 24 weeks after the end of therapy (n = 128). Results At baseline HRQL... more
ISSN: 1471-230X
Description: © 2012 Bezemer et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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