97.65% treatment naive patients achieved SVR24 however only 90.9% relapsers
and 60% non-responders achieved SVR24.
(frequent relapses and or steroid dependence) had a significantly lower age at onset (61.97[+ or -]40.66 vs.
An important contribution of this study is that it is focused on relapsers
. Having suffered relapses can undermine the motivation to quit if it is experienced as a failure.
One out of four primarysteroid resistant nephrotic syndrome patients and five out of six steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome patients became infrequent (5) or frequent (1) relapsers
A chronic relapser
, he enrolled in various rehab centers and a halfway house.
In the SHCS study, relapsers
smoked more in the three follow-up visits before quitting and had poor motivation to quit (Figure 1).
Objectives: To determine the long term outcome of chronic HCV patients who have completed the interferon therapy and compare results between responders, relapsers
Among the frequent relapsers
, one patient had Cushingoid features like moon facies, two patients developed hypertension.
For testing the change in craving and NWS over the three times points (pre, post-treatment and 3 months follow-up), among abstainers and relapsers
at 3 months follow-up, mixed factor analyses of variance (ANOVAs) were conducted, with time as the repeated factor and smoking status at 3 months follow-up (abstainer-relapser) as the between-subjects factor.
This benefit directly improves the lives of chronic relapsers
, arguably the patients who need treatment the most.
This study, like ours, consisted of a variety of patients (steroid resistant, steroid dependent, steroid sensitive and frequent relapsers
It was considered a failure if HCV RNA values had not been reduced by more than 2 logs compared to the initial ones (non-responders), and if the presence of HCV RNA was proved six months after the completion of treatment which was negative during the treatment (relapsers