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Author Topic: Marijuana Use Tied to Lower Cirrhosis Rate in Those With Hep C  (Read 1839 times)

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Offline Hep Editors

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Marijuana Use Tied to Lower Cirrhosis Rate in Those With Hep C
« on: January 22, 2019, 11:41:11 am »
People with hepatitis C virus (HCV) who have been hospitalized have more favorable health outcomes if they use marijuana, Specialty Pharmacy Times reports.

Publishing their findings in the Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, researchers analyzed the medical records of more than 900,000 people with hep C. They referred to data on individuals hospitalized between 2007 and 2014 in the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Nationwide Inpatient Sample.

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https://www.hepmag.com/article/marijuana-use-tied-lower-cirrhosis-rate-hep-c

Offline northfork

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Re: Marijuana Use Tied to Lower Cirrhosis Rate in Those With Hep C
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2019, 10:34:28 am »
so ironic, considering the number of people who died because they were turned down for liver transplants because of marijuana use. Study before you condemn.
Probably infected 1969. Diagnosed 2006. Genotype 1b.
Daclatasvir/ Asunaprevir 2013:relapse
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sofosbuvir, velpatisvir, voxillaprevir  trial started on drug 7/16. Viral load 890,000 approx. F2. Undetected after week 1.
12 week SVR achieved Jan 2017.
SVR 24 achieved April 2017 !

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