Masanori Ikeda.

Article: Different anti-HCV profiles of statins and their potential for combination therapy with interferon , Masanori Ikeda, Ken-ichi Abe, Masashi Yamada, Hiromichi Dansako, Kazuhito Naka, Nobuyuki Kato, Hepatology, July 2006, (DOI: 10.1002/hep.


In order to evaluate statins as potential replacements for ribavirin in combination therapy, the researchers tested the anti-HCV activities of each when interferon interferon. Each combination, with the exception of including pravastatin had even stronger inhibitory effect on HCV RNA replication, as if the statin alone was used. Fluvastatin plus interferon again showed the strongest effect. We have clearly demonstrated that co – treatment of interferon and fluvastatin was an overwhelmingly effective treatment, the authors report. This combined therapy was more effective against HCV RNA replication than interferon alone and more effective than the standard combination therapy of interferon and ribavirin.Order to determine that that smoking cannabis may have an effect on spasticity in individuals who non react that existing treatment, researchers wrote in the study, 30 guests take part. 63 percent of study participants were female, more than 50 percent required walkers and 20 percent used wheelchairs. The average age of the participants amounted to 50 years.

‘With an objective measure, we saw a favorable effect of inhaled cannabis for spasticity of in patients who inadequately exemption traditional therapies.