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Effectiveness of hepatitis B treatment in clinical practice.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22537444     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
It is important to examine the effectiveness of current therapies for chronic hepatitis B in clinical practice, given the therapeutic advances over the past 15 years. A 2010 Institute of Medicine report on hepatitis and liver cancer stated that the public and health care providers have a lack of knowledge and awareness about viral hepatitis, and that there is a gap between medical innovation and community care. We review the efficacy of hepatitis B treatment, based on results from clinical trials, and discuss the effectiveness of these treatments in clinical practice. We also discuss why having efficacious treatments alone would have a small impact on the global health burden of hepatitis B, and highlight the importance of educating the public and the medical community and coordination of care.
Steven J Scaglione; Anna S F Lok
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gastroenterology     Volume:  142     ISSN:  1528-0012     ISO Abbreviation:  Gastroenterology     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374630     Medline TA:  Gastroenterology     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1360-1368.e1     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2012 AGA Institute. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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