Hepatitis Research and Treatment / 2010 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Dialysis Patients: An Update

Table 1

Treatment with alpha-interferon or pegylated-alpha interferon in dialysis HCV positive patients: results from 3 meta-analyses.

Meta-analysis 1 (Fabrizi et al. [16])Meta-analysis 2 (Gordon et al. [17])Meta-analysis 3 (Alavian and Tabatabaei; [18])

Number of studies282533
Number of patients645459770
Overall SVR (standard IFN/Peg-INF) %39/4141/3739.1/39.3
Genotype 1(%)33Not reportedNot reported
Treatment discontinuation (standard IFN/Peg-IFN/Placebo) %19/27/ not reported26/28/2222.6/29.7/not reported

SVR: sustained virological response; IFN: alpha-interferon; Peg-IFN: pegylated alpha-interferon.

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