Briefly… These three abstracts illustrate the benefits of successful HCV treatment. By Lucinda Porter, RN
Abstract: #766 Cure of Hepatitis C Virus Infection with Direct Acting Antiviral Drugs Improves Work Place Performance – Ciara Bosh, et al. This study demonstrated that successful HCV treatment had a beneficial effect on participants’ ability to be fully engaged in the work place, unhindered by illness. This improved capacity for effective functioning in the work place is expected to enhance job retention, increase pay, and promote career advancement.
Abstract: #1553 “If I Get Cured, My Whole Quality of Life Will Change:” an in-Depth Qualitative Analysis of Patients’ Anticipated Beneﬁts if Cured from Hepatitis C Viral (HCV) Infection – Donna M. Evon, et al. This study examined some of the hopes and expectations that 28 patients had about HCV treatment. In addition to improving liver health and life expectancy, they hoped that HCV cure would improve many areas of life functioning, especially emotional well-being.
Abstract: #1566 Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Events after HCV Treatment: Results from Erchives – Adeel Ajwad Butt, et al. This large study (32,575 subjects) found that HCV treatment is associated with a reduction in cardiovascular events, especially when direct acting antiviral regimens (vs. PEG/RBV) are used.Share This Page