5 Written questions
5 Multiple choice questions
- Headache, nausea, vomitting, diarrhea, rash, fever, fatigue, lethargy.
- Polyethylene glycol preparation of interferon that slows the rate of absorption, making treatment more effective, side effects lessened, once weekly administration.
- loss of HBeAg status and seroconversion to anti-HBeAg. NO CURE FOR HBV.
- Treat and suppress viral replication before liver damage is extensive
- Guanosine nucleoside analog. More potent than Lamivudine and adefovir. HBV use. Can elevate LFTs.
4 True/False questions
Alpha-Interferons → affect viral replication, indicated for Hep B,C,D, can give IV, IM, or SC. Flu-like side effects.
Adefovir (Hepsera) → Reverse transcriptase inhibitor, chronic HBV
Combination therapy → Shown to decrease drug resistance but not to be more effective in treatment.
Telbivudine (Tyzeka) → Reverse transcriptase inhibitor, HBV, patients can become resistant to this treatment. Highest in safety and patient tolerance.