National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference. Bethesda (USA), 1997/03/24.
The objective of this article is to provide health care providers, patients, and the general public with a responsible assessment of current available methods to diagnose, treat, and manage hepatitis C. A non-Federal, non-advocate, 12-member panel representing the fields of general internal medicine, hepatology, gastroenterology, infectious diseases, medical ethics, transfusion medicine, epidemiology, biostatistics, and the public participated.
In addition, 25 experts from these same fields presented data to the panel and a conference audience of 1,600.
The literature was searched through Medline, and an extensive bibliography of references was provided to the panel and the conference audience.
Experts prepared abstracts with relevant citations from the literature.
Scientific evidence was given precedence over clinical anecdotal experience.
The panel, answering predefined questions, developed their conclusions based on the scientific evidence presented in open forum and the scientific literature.
The panel composed a draft statement that was read in its entirety and circulated to the experts and the audience for comment.
Thereafter, the panel resolved conflicting recommendations and released a revised statement at the end of the conference.
The panel finalized the revisions within a few weeks after conference.
Hepatitis C is a common infection with variable course that can lead to chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Hépatite virale C, Virose, Infection, Virus hépatite C, Flaviviridae, Virus, Diagnostic, Traitement, Surveillance, Evolution, Prévention, Contamination, Article synthèse, Homme, Appareil digestif pathologie, Foie pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Viral hepatitis C, Viral disease, Infection, Hepatitis C virus, Flaviviridae, Virus, Diagnosis, Treatment, Surveillance, Evolution, Prevention, Contamination, Review, Human, Digestive diseases, Hepatic disease
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Code Inist : 002B05C02G. Création : 13/02/1998.