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Glecaprevir/Pibrentasvir, and Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir in the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C - New Hepatitis C Virus Therapies

Author: Noah H. Carpenter, MD

CE: 2.5 hours Pharmacology: 2.5 hours
Rated 4.8 out of 5.0 based on 240 reviews

Course Summary

Hepatitis C virus can cause acute and chronic liver disease. The primary treatment of chronic hepatitis C is antiviral therapy. New antiviral therapy can generally eradicate the virus through an easier and shorter course of care than with prior methods and offer a different approach — targeting the virus itself to fight off the disease — that is proving successful in the fight against hepatitis C. An important consideration for patients diagnosed with chronic hepatitis C viral infection includes ongoing surveillance for liver fibrosis and other complications that can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. This is the fifth in a five course series on Hepatitis C.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

I.              Introduction

II.           Glecaprevir-pibrentasvir for Chronic Hepatitis C

III.         Treatment Guidelines for Glecaprevir-pibrentasvir

1.   Prior Hepatitis B Infection

2.   Pregnancy

3.   HIV/AIDS Co-infection

4.   Drug Interactions

5.   Patient Education

IV.          Ledipasvir and Sofosbuvir

V.            Treatment Guidelines for Ledipasvir and Sofosbuvir

1.   Prior Hepatitis B Infection

2.   Kidney or Liver Disease

3.   Pregnancy

4.   HIV/AIDS Co-infection

5.   Drug Interactions

6.   Patient Education

VI.          Case Study

1.   Discussion

VII.       Summary

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