HCV - Hep C : Hepatitis C virus Boceprevir: Victrelis Teleprevir: Incevik Inf: Interferon
GS-7977 Experimental drug by Gilead Sciences Inc. Phase 3 trials underway in conjunction with Rbv
Riba/Rbv: Ribavirin Bx: Biopsy : Invasive liver sample removed and analized to determine liver condition Fibroscan: Non invasive Ultrasound Technique for determining liver condition Fibrosure/Fibrotest: Combination of blood test scores used for determining liver condition Dx: Diagnosis GT: Genotype IR: Insulin Resistant IL28B: A gene polymorphism which helps in Tx prediction - CC , CT , TT Sx: Side effects Tx : Treatment
SOT: Start of Treatment EOT: End of Treatment RVR: Rapid viral response - Undetected virus at 4 wks. Tx cEVR: Complete Early Viral Response: PCR Und at Week 12 (P/R Tx) EVR: Early Virological Response: >2 Log Drop at Wk. 12 eRVR - Extended Rapid Viral Response - Und virus @ Wk.4 - Wk. 12 Und : Undetected virus SVR: Sustained Viral Response: Und after 6 months EOT P/R Tx: Pegelated Interferon / Ribaviron Treatment (old term - SOC: standard of care) VL: Viral Load - amount of virons per IU (International Unit) IU: International Unit (1 IU = 2.5 VL Copies apx ) HVL: High Viral Load (≥800,000 IU) LVL: Low viral load (<800,000 IU)
PCR: Polymerase Chain Reaction RT-PCR quantitative: using Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction- to count how many virus are in blood RT-PCR qualitative: a "positive" or "negative" using Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction to see if there are at least 50 IU/mlviruses detected in bloodRNA: RiboNucleic Acid Rx: Prescription TMA: Transcription Mediated Amplification All oral Tx: Interferon-free treatment (Phase 2 Clinical Trials)
AFP: Alpha-FetoProtein ALP: Alkaline Phosphatase (Alk Phos) ALT/SGPT: Alanine Aminotransferase - liver function blood test AST/SGOT: Aspartate Aminotransferase - liver function blood test CBC: Complete Blood Count DAA: Direct Acting Anti-viral ELISA: Enzyme-Linked ImmunoSorbent Assay EPO: Erythropoietin Epoetin alfa (Epogen/Procrit), Darbepoetin alfa (Aranesp) ESA:: Erythropoiesis Stimulating Agent ESLD: End-Stage Liver Disease GGT:: Gamma Glutamyl Transpeptidase HCC: HepatoCellular Carcinoma (Liver Cancer) HDL: High Density Lipoproteins (Good Cholesterol) HGB: Hemoglobin IFN: Interferon (Alpha 2a/2b) IU: International Unit 1 IU (2.5 VL Copies apx) LDL: Low Density Lipoproteins (Bad Cholesterol) LFT: Liver Function Test LLN: Lower Limit of Normal NAFLD: Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (Steatosis) NASH: Non Alcoholic SteatoHepatitis Neup: Neupogen PEG: PolyEthylene Glycol PegIFN: Pegylated Interferon Alpha (2a/2b) PI : Protease Inhibitor RBC: Red Blood Cell Count RIBA: Recombinant ImmunoBlot Assay TMA: Transcription Mediated Amplification TSH: Thyroid stimulating hormone or Thyrotropin ULN: Upper Limit of Normal VLDL: Very Low Density Lipoproteins WBC: White Blood Cell Count
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