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an antiviral protein produced by cells that have been invaded by a virus

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A 20 years old male from Balochistan, was diagnosed with Chronic Hepatitis B and D, six months back and started on Pegylated Interferon (Peg IFN) 180 mcg/week.
Conclusion: Interferon therapy can delay or prevent HCC in patients of chronic liver disease due to Hepatitis B and C virus even if the patient has not achieved the SVR.
Cassler, who conducted the analysis, adds that the usual course of interferon therapy for patients with hepatitis C lasts either 24 or 48 weeks, depending on the genotype of the virus, which influences the duration of treatment.
Overall, patients assigned to receive pegylated interferon alpha-2a for 48 weeks showed a higher rate of sustained virologic response (66%) than those assigned to receive interferon alpha-2b (54%).
It means certain patients prone to relapses can qualify for beta interferon on condition that the NHS is refunded if the treatment fails.
The pegylated alfa-2a interferon combination led to significantly higher rates of relapse than the consensus interferon combination.
Combining these benefits with the manufacturing advantages provided by the LEX System may result in a far superior and more cost-effective version of alfa interferon than what is currently commercially available," said Jan Turek, president and CEO of Biolex.
To deliver the interferon, Grubman and his colleagues engineered harmless viruses to carry a pig interferon gene.
Only long-term follow-up of patients in this and other studies will reveal whether the drug can keep CML at bay indefinitely and continue to spare patients the side effects that have plagued interferon therapy, Hoffman says.
These long-term tolerability data come as particularly welcome news in conjunction with the American Academy of Neurology guidelines that confirm the effectiveness of interferon beta-1b in slowing disease progression.
Viragen produces its highly purified, multi-subtype natural alpha interferon from human white blood cells, a key part of the body's immune system.
The trial compared alpha interferon at a dosage of 3 million units / day with the same dosage given three times a week.
There was, however, a significant survival difference between patients who stopped taking interferon at least 90 days before transplant and patients whose treatment was more recent.
The new study, which appears in the current issue of the journal Hepatology, found that in patients who relapsed after receiving conventional interferon therapy, the disease was three times more likely to go into remission when treated a second time with Infergen.
Our comprehensive report, Interferon Market Forecast to 2015, says that though the consumption of the interferon drugs is increasing, the segment is being hit by patent expirations.
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