Predictors of Response to Combined Pegylated Interferon and Ribavirin in Chronic Hepatitis C Infected Egyptian Patients
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01758939
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified April 2013 by Zekri AR, Cairo University. Recruitment status was: Recruiting
Retrospective prospective cohort study aimed at Assessing the predictors to the response to the antiviral combined therapy with pegylated Interferon (Both types: Alfa 2 A and Alfa 2 B) in hepatitis C virus infected Egyptian patients.
Condition or disease
Hepatitis C, Chronic
Retrospective prospective cohort study conducted on HCV infected patients treated with Interferon alpha therapy, the retrospective part of the study includes the data of the patients retrieved from medical records from the period from September 2006 till January 2011. Then from January 2011 the study became prospective national study. Responders to therapy were defined by normalization of serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and absence of detectable serum HCV RNA at the end of treatment (48 weeks). Relapsed responders to therapy were defined by normalization of serum ALT and absence of detectable serum HCV RNA at the end of treatment but with an increase of the serum ALT and the presence of HCV RNA at follow-up 72 weeks). Non-responders were defined by elevated serum ALT and the presence of HCV RNA at the end of treatment. All patients will sign a written informed consent to share in this clinical registry by their data and biological samples. Sub-studies will be conducted on subgroups of patients sharing in this main study after signing a written informed consent.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 60 Years (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
chronic hepatitis C virus , genotype IV, infected Egyptian patients
Age: above eighteen years and below 60
Detectable HCV RNA in serum by PCR
ALT level ranged from normal to three fold elevation.
Minimum hematological values of hemoglobin of 10.5 g/dl for females, 12g/dl for males; white blood count 3×109/L; platelet counts not less than 100,000/mm3.
Bilirubin, albumin, prothrombin time and creatinine within normal limits.
A suitable method for assessment of fibrosis lik liver biopsy or fibroscan will be done before the start of treatment to assess the degree of necroinflammatory response to HCV, which was further subgrouped by HAI scoring system into mild, moderate & severe.