Long-Term Liver Disease, Treatment, and Mortality Outcomes Among 17,000 Persons Diagnosed with Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection: Current Chronic Hepatitis Cohort Study Status and Review of Findings
Moorman AC, Rupp LB, Gordon SC, Zhong Y, Xing J, Lu M, Boscarino JA, Schmidt MA, Daida YG, Teshale EH, Spradling PR, Holmberg SD; CHeCS Investigators. Long-Term Liver Disease, Treatment, and Mortality Outcomes Among 17,000 Persons Diagnosed with Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection: Current Chronic Hepatitis Cohort Study Status and Review of Findings. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2018 Jun;32(2):253-268.
Infectious disease clinics of North America
Chronic Hepatitis Cohort Study (CHeCS) publications using data from "real-world" patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) have described demographic disparities in access to care; rates of advanced liver disease, morbidity, and mortality (2.5%-3.5% per year during 2006-10, although only 19% of all CHeCS decedents, and just 30% of those with deaths attributed to liver disease, had HCV listed on death certificate); substantial comorbidities, such as diabetes, advanced liver fibrosis (29% prevalence), renal disease, and depression, and partial reversal of all these with successful antiviral therapy; patient risk behaviors; and use of noninvasive markers to assess liver disease.
Medical Subject Headings
Adult; Aged; Antiviral Agents; Cohort Studies; Female; Hepacivirus; Hepatitis C, Chronic; Humans; Liver Cirrhosis; Male; Middle Aged; Observational Studies as Topic; Patient Reported Outcome Measures; Ribavirin; Time Factors; Young Adult