Evaluation of advanced fibrosis measured by transient elastography after hepatitis C virus protease inhibitor-based triple therapy

2016 European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology 28;3 (305-312)

AIM: Few studies have investigated the course of liver stiffness after treatment with protease inhibitors. We evaluated the impact of this therapy on liver fibrosis measured by transient elastography. METHODS: This multicenter observational, cohort, prospective study included 90 patients with hepatitis C genotype 1 treated with telaprevir or boceprevir who had advanced fibrosis evidenced by liver stiffness (>/=9.5 kPa). Liver stiffness was measured at baseline and 24 weeks after treatment ended, and was compared with virological responses at week 12. RESULTS: Liver stiffness decreased in 89% of patients who achieved sustained virological response. The median intrapatient liver stiffness value at the end of follow-up decreased by 5.1 kPa (35%) from baseline compared with 0.1 kPa (0.5%) in those who did not achieve a sustained virological response (P

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