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Predicting Liver-Related Events Using Transient Elastography in Chronic Hepatitis C Patients with Sustained Virological Response.

 Hye Won Lee  ;  Young Eun Chon  ;  Seung Up Kim  ;  Beom Kyung Kim  ;  Jun Yong Park  ;  Do Young Kim  ;  Sang Hoon Ahn  ;  Kyu Sik Jung  ;  Young Nyun Park  ;  Kwang-Hyub Han 
 GUT AND LIVER, Vol.10(3) : 429-436, 2016 
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Antiviral Agents/therapeutic use* ; Carcinoma, Hepatocellular/complications ; Drug Therapy, Combination ; Elasticity Imaging Techniques* ; Female ; Hepatitis C, Chronic/drug therapy* ; Humans ; Interferon-alpha/therapeutic use ; Liver Cirrhosis/complications ; Liver Neoplasms/complications ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Polyethylene Glycols/therapeutic use ; Pregnancy ; Recombinant Proteins/therapeutic use ; Ribavirin/therapeutic use ; Risk Factors
Carcinoma, hepatocellular ; Hepatitis C, chronic ; Liver stiffness ; Sustained virological response ; Transient elastography
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Few studies have investigated prognostic factors for the development of liver-related events (LREs) in patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) who achieve sustained virological response (SVR). METHODS: We analyzed 190 patients with CHC who achieved SVR after treatment with pegylated interferon (peg-IFN) plus ribavirin. LREs were defined as any complications related to cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), or liver-related mortality. RESULTS: The mean age was 54.1 years, and 84 of the patients (44.2%) were male. The mean liver stiffness (LS) value at SVR was 7.1±5.4 kPa. During the follow-up period (median, 43.0 months), LREs occurred in 10 patients (5.3%; HCC in eight patients, ascites in one patient, and liver-related mortality in one patient). By multivariate Cox regression analysis, age, α-fetoprotein level, and LS value were independent predictors for LRE development (all p<0.05). Patients with LS values ≥7.0 kPa had a greater risk (hazard ratio, 9.472; 95% confidence interval, 1.018 to 88.126; p=0.048) for LRE development compared to those with LS values <7.0 kPa. CONCLUSIONS: The LS value at SVR is useful for predicting LRE development in CHC patients who achieve SVR after treatment with peg-IFN plus ribavirin. Thus, LRE surveillance strategies might be optimized according to the LS values at SVR, even with complete viral eradication.
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Kim, Do Young(김도영)
Kim, Beom Kyung(김범경) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5363-2496
Kim, Seung Up(김승업) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9658-8050
Park, Young Nyun(박영년) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0357-7967
Park, Jun Yong(박준용) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6324-2224
Ahn, Sang Hoon(안상훈) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3629-4624
Lee, Hye Won(이혜원) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3552-3560
Chon, Young Eun(전영은)
Jung, Kyu Sik(정규식)
Han, Kwang-Hyub(한광협) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3960-6539
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