TITLE

2009 - Review: Evidence is insufficient to evaluate effectiveness of antiviral therapies for chronic hepatitis B

AUTHOR(S)
Reichen, J.
PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;5/19/2009, Vol. 150 Issue 5, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses studies which were conducted to find out whether antiviral therapy is effective in patients with chronic hepatitis B infection. Meta-analysis showed that entecavir and lamivudine did not differ for death or hepatic decompensation. Individual RCTs showed that antiviral drugs did not differ from placebo. The studies concluded that there is a lack of evidence to evaluate effectiveness of antiviral therapies for chronic hepatitis B.
ACCESSION #
41332643

 

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