After this activity, the participant will be able to understand the initial evaluation of a patient with chronic hepatitis B infection and identify factors that impact surveillance and follow up of patients with chronic hepatitis B infection.
As defined by the article, which of the following is considered the most optimal initial evaluation of hepatitis B (HBV) infection?
Abbreviations: AFP, α-fetoprotein; ALT, alanine aminotransferase; anti-HAV, hepatitis A virus antibody; anti-HCV, hepatitis C virus antibody; CBC, complete blood count; HBeAb, hepatitis B e antibody; HBeAg, hepatitis B e antigen; HBV DNA, hepatitis B virus deoxyribonucleic acid; PT/INR, prothrombin time/international normalized ratio.
- A) ALT, CBC, HBV DNA, HBeAg, HBeAb, liver imaging, and AFP testing during the first year of follow up
- B) ALT, CBC, HBV DNA, HBeAg, anti-HCV, anti-HAV, liver imaging, and AFP testing during the first year of follow up
- C) ALT, CBC, PT/INR, HBV DNA, HBeAg, liver imaging, and AFP testing during the first year of follow up
- D) ALT, HBV DNA, HBeAg, and HBeAb during the first 6 months of follow up
Based on the article's statistics, which demographic in this cohort was most likely to undergo ALT, HBV DNA testing, or both, every 6–12 months?
- A) 50-year-old man
- B) 40-year-old woman
- C) 70-year-old man
- D) 65-year-old woman
Based on this article's data, which of the following chronic hepatitis B patient groups had the highest rate of hepatocellular carcinoma surveillance?
- A) Patients with compensated cirrhosis
- B) Patients without cirrhosis
- C) Patients with decompensated cirrhosis
- D) Patients over the age of 65