A Comparison Between Community and Academic Practices in the USA in the Management of Chronic Hepatitis B Patients Receiving Entecavir: Results of the ENUMERATE Study. Digestive diseases and sciences Lee, H. M., Ahn, J., Kim, W. R., Lim, J. K., Nguyen, M., Pan, C. Q., Kim, D., Mannalithara, A., Te, H., Trinh, H., Chu, D., Tran, T., Woog, J., Lok, A. S. 2018

Abstract

The management of chronic hepatitis B patients is not well characterized in real-world practice. We compared baseline characteristics of CHB patients on entecavir, the frequency of on-treatment monitoring, and the effectiveness of ETV treatment between academic and community practices.Treatment-naïve CHB patients =18 years old, treated with ETV for =12 months from 2005 to 2013, in 26 community and academic practices throughout the USA were retrospectively evaluated.Of 841 patients enrolled, 658 (65% male, 83% Asian, median age 47, 9% with cirrhosis) met inclusion criteria. Half of the patients (52%) were from community practices. A lower percentage of patients in community practices had cirrhosis or liver cancer (5 vs. 14%). Community practices more often treated patients with baseline ALT?

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