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Author Topic: EASL info, esp for those with cirrhosis who are considering treatment  (Read 5936 times)

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Really good EASL. I posted some info in my blog, and there is more on HEP and other places. Here is one thing I am hearing: from experts. Treat early and do earlier transplants. Are you kidding me? You don't need a degree to know that. More useful info: Treat if the MELD is 15 or less, Childs-Pugh A; Over 15,  Childs-Pugh B/C get transplanted first and treat later. If you treat decompensated, you run into 2 issues: risk of complications, or being stuck in MELD purgatory after you are treated because it knocked out HCV but you are sick and without the virus to make your MELD worse, you may be stuck there for a a very long time.

Note: this research contradicts what I just said: https://www.hepmag.com/article/treating-hepatitis-c-compensated-cirrhosis-increases-survival - However, the quality of life may be a stake. We need more research.
« Last Edit: April 18, 2016, 05:36:14 pm by lporterrn »
Lucinda Porter, RN
1988 Contracted HCV
1997 Interferon nonresponder
2003 PEG + ribavirin responder-relapser
2013 Cured (Harvoni + ribavirin clinical trial)


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