TITLE

Review: Ribavirin is not better than placebo in chronic hepatitis C infection

PUB. DATE
September 2006
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Sep/Oct2006, Vol. 145 Issue 2, p47
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on studies which examine whether ribavirin monotherapy is more effective than placebo in patients with chronic hepatitis C infection, or whether no intervention is required. Assessment of individual studies was based on randomization, allocation concealment, and blinding. It was seen that loss of hepatitis C virus RNA months after treatment and a composite endpoint of liver-related morbidity or all, cause mortality. Ribavirin monotherapy is not better than placebo.
ACCESSION #
22493498

 

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