The Prime Study - Comparing Hepatitis C Care and Treatment in a Primary Health Care Service With a Tertiary Hospital

2015-09-22 06:08:22 | BioPortfolio


The Prime Study is a randomised trial investigating models of care for hepatitis C in the era of direct acting antiviral (DAA) therapy. The study aims to compare outcomes of hepatitis C care and DAA treatment provided in a primary health care service with a tertiary hospital.


This open label randomised trial will investigate the efficacy of treating people with G1 HCV with DAA in primary healthcare services compared with tertiary hospital clinics. Three hundred and eighty G1 HCV infected patients attending study primary healthcare centres will be invited to participate in the study.

At the primary healthcare centre participants will be randomly allocated to two groups:

Group 1: (n=190) Following their initial screen, these participants will be referred to a tertiary hospital for transient elastography and DAA treatment (traditional model of care)

Group 2: (n=190) Following their initial screen, these participants will be offered transient elastography and DAA treatment delivered at the primary healthcare service only.

Treatment will consist of fixed dose combination paritaprevir, ombitasvir and ritonavir packaged together with dasabuvir, known as Viekira Pak, +/- weight based ribavirin. As cirrhotic patients will be excluded from the study, the duration of treatment is 12 weeks.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Hepatitis C


community based hepatitis C care and treatment


St Vincents Hospital Melbourne


Not yet recruiting


Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health Ltd

Results (where available)

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans due to infection by VIRUSES. There are several significant types of human viral hepatitis with infection caused by enteric-transmission (HEPATITIS A; HEPATITIS E) or blood transfusion (HEPATITIS B; HEPATITIS C; and HEPATITIS D).

A family of hepatotropic DNA viruses which contains double-stranded DNA genomes and causes hepatitis in humans and animals. There are two genera: AVIHEPADNAVIRUS and ORTHOHEPADNAVIRUS. Hepadnaviruses include HEPATITIS B VIRUS, duck hepatitis B virus (HEPATITIS B VIRUS, DUCK), heron hepatitis B virus, ground squirrel hepatitis virus, and woodchuck hepatitis B virus (HEPATITIS B VIRUS, WOODCHUCK).

A species in the genus HEPATOVIRUS containing one serotype and two strains: HUMAN HEPATITIS A VIRUS and Simian hepatitis A virus causing hepatitis in humans (HEPATITIS A) and primates, respectively.

INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans caused by HEPATITIS DELTA VIRUS, a defective RNA virus that can only infect HEPATITIS B patients. For its viral coating, hepatitis delta virus requires the HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIGENS produced by these patients. Hepatitis D can occur either concomitantly with (coinfection) or subsequent to (superinfection) hepatitis B infection. Similar to hepatitis B, it is primarily transmitted by parenteral exposure, such as transfusion of contaminated blood or blood products, but can also be transmitted via sexual or intimate personal contact.

INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans caused by HEPATITIS C VIRUS, a single-stranded RNA virus. Its incubation period is 30-90 days. Hepatitis C is transmitted primarily by contaminated blood parenterally, and is often associated with transfusion and intravenous drug abuse. However, in a significant number of cases, the source of hepatitis C infection is unknown.

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