Background: The present study aimed to develop an optimal model predictive of the treatment response one week after initiating antiviral therapy. Patients and Methods: In all, 166 patients completed the treatment and were followed up for six months. Results: A viral response was achieved in 14 (8.4%) genotype 1 (G1) and 32 (19.3%) non-genotype 1 (G0) patients at week one after initiation of therapy and 45 (27.1%) G1 and 90 (54.2%) G0 patients at week four. A sustained viral response (SVR) was achieved in 50 (30.1%) G1 and 83 (50.0%) G0 patients, in 13 (29.5%) G1 and 31 (70.5%) G0 patients whose antiviral response was achieved at one week, and in 37 G1 (32.2%) and 78 G0 (67.8%) patients whose antiviral response was achieved at four weeks.
Citation: Wang CH, Lin RC, Mo LR, Chang KK, Kuo JJ (2015) Predicting Therapeutic Results of Interferon Based Treatment by Modeling the First Week Viral Kinetics in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C. J Gastrointest Dig Syst 5:270. doi: 10.4172/2161-069X.1000270