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CP-216 Factors influencing the selection of direct acting antivirals in the treatment of genotype 1 hepatitis C virus infection
  1. R García-Paricio1,
  2. E González-Colominas1,
  3. D Echeverría-Esnal1,
  4. D Conde-Estevez1,
  5. M De Antonio-Cuscó1,
  6. O Ferrandez1,
  7. JA Carrión2,
  8. E Salas1,
  9. S Luque1
  1. 1Hospital Del Mar, Pharmacy Department, Barcelona, Spain
  2. 2Hospital Del Mar, Liver Section — Gastroenterology Department, Barcelona, Spain


Background The recent approval of the new direct acting antivirals (DAAs) has extended treatment options in hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 infected patients with compensated liver disease.

Purpose To evaluate which factors can influence the selection of DAAs in genotype 1 HCV patients in our setting.

Material and methods Retrospective study including genotype 1 HCV patients treated with interferon free DAAs from December 2014 to September 2015. Data collected: demographics, genotype 1 subtype, HIV infection, presence of liver cirrhosis (LC), prior treatment status (naïve or pretreated) and other concomitant drugs. DAAs were classified­ as follows: sofosbuvir+simeprevir±ribavirin (SOF/SMV); sofosbuvir+daclatasvir±ribavirin (SOF/DCV); sofosbuvir/ledipasvir±ribavirin (SOF/LDV); ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir+dasabuvir±RBV (OBV/PTV/r/DSV). The χ2 test and the Mann-Whitney U test were used for categorical and quantitative variables, respectively.

Results We included 124 patients: 79 (63.7%) male; mean age 60.8 (±SD 11.5) years; 35 (28.2%) genotype 1a; 26 (21%) HIV/HCV coinfected; 79 (63.7%) LC; 65 (52.4%) naïve; and 56 (45.2%) with polypharmacy (>3 drugs, median value).

DAA regimen selected: 34 (27.4%) SOF/SMV; 14 (11.3%) SOF/DCV; 34 (27.4%) SOF/LDV and 42 (33.9%) OBV/PTV/r/DSV. There were statistically significant differences in the frequency distribution of the different selected DAAs (table 1)

Abstract CP-216 Table 1

A tendency was observed when comparing different genotype subtypes (p = 0.094) or presence of polypharmacy (p = 0.088).

Conclusion HIV/HCV coinfected and cirrhotic patients were more likely to be treated with SOF/LDV while HCV monoinfected and non-cirrhotic patients with likely to receive OBV/PTV/r/DSV. Pretreated patients were more likely to be treated with SOF/SMV while those naïve with more likely to receive OBV/PTV/r/DSV.

The major potential for drug-drug interactions of OBV/PTV/r/DSV and its lower experience in advanced liver disease and previous triple therapy failure could have influenced these findings.

References and/or Acknowledgements

  1. Pawlotsky JM. EASL Recommendations on Treatment of Hepatitis C 2015. J Hepatol 2015

References and/or AcknowledgementsNo conflict of interest.

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