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Patients With Chronic Hepatitis B and Low Viremia Not Receiving Antiviral Therapy

2014-08-27 03:15:05 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This observational long-term follow-up study will evaluate demographic, clinical, histological, biochemical, and virological parameters of patients with chronic hepatitis B and low viremia who do not require antiviral therapy according to current guidelines. Liver stiffness values as detected by FibroScan and ARFI will also be collected if available. All data will be collected at yearly intervals (minimum). Patients included in the study are followed for up to 10 years. The target sample size is <1000.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Hepatitis B, Chronic

Location

Charité Berlin-Campus Virchow-Klinikum
Berlin
Germany
60590

Status

Recruiting

Source

Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Hospitals

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:15:05-0400

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