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Liver Disease clinical trials at UC Health

23 in progress, 10 open to eligible people

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  • A Study of Experimental CC-90001 For Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) and Stage 3 or 4 Liver Fibrosis

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a Phase 2, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter, multinational, dose-finding study evaluating the efficacy of three treatment doses of CC-90001 (100 mg, 200 mg and 400 mg PO QD), compared with placebo, in NASH subjects with Stage 3 and Stage 4 fibrosis. This study is designed to assess response to treatment on measures of fibrosis and other efficacy parameters. It will also assess dose response and overall safety.

    at UC Davis UCSD

  • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications of Microarrays in Liver Transplantation

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    INTERLIVER is a prospective observational study of the relationship of the molecular phenotype of 300 liver transplant biopsies to the histologic phenotype and the clinical features and outcomes. A segment of a biopsy performed as standard-of-care for indications, or by center protocol, will be used for gene expression study.

    at UCSF

  • Evaluation of Multi-Organ Metabolism and Perfusion in NAFLD by Total Body Dynamic PET Scan on EXPLORER

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Evaluation of Multi-Organ Metabolism and Perfusion in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) by Total Body Dynamic PET Scan on EXPLORER

    at UC Davis

  • Functional Assessment in Liver Transplantation

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This will be a prospective cohort study of patients with liver disease. Subjects will undergo geriatric assessments of frailty, functional status, and disability using functional status measures at baseline and at every clinic visit in the pre-transplant setting. Subjects will also answer questions regarding quality of life, personality, and/or cognitive function. Subjects will again undergo assessments at every clinic visit through 12 months after transplant.

    at UCSF

  • Liver Fat and Iron Quantification MRI

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The objective of this study is to develop and evaluate novel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) protocols for studying the structure and function of the human body using 1.5 Tesla and 3.0 Tesla MRI scanners with or without the use of an MRI contrast agent.

    at UCLA

  • Mild Hypothermia and Acute Kidney Injury in Liver Transplantation

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Acute kidney injury (AKI), or worsening kidney function, is a common complication after liver transplantation (20-90% in published studies). Patients who experience AKI after liver transplantation have higher mortality, increased graft loss, longer hospital and intensive care unit stays, and more progression to chronic kidney disease compared with those who do not. In this study, half of the participants will have their body temperature cooled to slightly lower than normal (mild hypothermia) for a portion of the liver transplant operation, while the other half will have their body temperature maintained at normal. The study will evaluate if mild hypothermia protects from AKI during liver transplantation.

    at UCSF

  • Non-Invasive Evaluation of Liver Steatosis, Inflammation and Fibrosis

    “Comparison of imaging techniques used to evaluate patients with liver disease”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The goal of this study is to evaluate non-invasive imaging techniques for determining liver steatosis (fat), inflammation (abnormal tissue swelling), and fibrosis (abnormal tissue scarring).In addition, the study group will be using other test measures including personal demographics, laboratory blood test results, and imaging measurements to determine the severity of NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease), NASH (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis), inflammation, and fibrosis.

    at UC Davis

  • Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) Database 3

    open to eligible people ages 2 years and up

    The NAFLD Database 3 will enroll approximately 1500 adult patients and 750 pediatric patients suspected or known to have NAFLD or NASH-related cirrhosis. To elucidate, through the cooperative effort of a multidisciplinary and multicenter group of collaborators, the etiology, natural history, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of NAFLD, and in particular its more severe form of NASH and its complications.

    at UCSD UCSF

  • Saroglitazar Magnesium 4 mg in the Treatment of NAFLD in Women With PCOS (EVIDENCES VII)

    open to eligible females ages 18-45

    This is a multicenter, phase 2A, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Saroglitazar Magnesium in women with well characterized PCOS.

    at UCSF

  • Social & Contextual Impact on Children Undergoing Liver Transplantation

    open to eligible people ages up to 18 years

    The social determinants of health have a large impact on health. For example, neighborhood socioeconomic deprivation is associated with increased risk of medication non-adherence, graft failure, and death in children after liver transplant. In order to address these socioeconomic inequities in outcomes, a more granular understanding of how the social determinants of health impact outcomes is needed. In this observational prospective cohort, caregivers of children undergoing liver transplantation will complete surveys and undergo in-depth, qualitative interviews. The survey will assess comprehensively for the social determinants of health (e.g. material economic hardship, health literacy, social connectedness, primary care quality, etc). The qualitative interviews will identify barriers and facilitators that socioeconomically deprived children/families have to obtaining the ideal outcome and identify health system opportunities to integrate social needs and medical care. Data will be linked to an existing prospective cohort study (The Society for Pediatric Liver Transplant registry) to assess the impact of social risk on outcomes after transplant.

    at UCSF

  • A Double-blind Study to Assess 2 Doses of an Investigational Product for 16 Weeks in Participants With Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    This is a double-blind, placebo-controlled study in adults with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitis on stable dose of metformin monotherapy. Participants will be treated for 16 weeks with placebo or 1 of 2 doses of investigational product to determine the effect on liver fat, HbA1c, safety, tolerability and pharmacodynamics.

    at UCLA

  • A Study of Experimental Medication BMS-986036 in Adults With Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) and Liver Cirrhosis

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is a study of experimental medication BMS-986036 given to adults with Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH; the buildup of fat and inflammation in the liver that is not caused by alcohol) and liver cirrhosis (liver damage characterized by normal liver tissue being replaced by scar tissue).

    at UCSD

  • A Study of Experimental Medication BMS-986036 in Adults With Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) and Stage 3 Liver Fibrosis

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is a study of experimental medication BMS-986036 given to adults with Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH; the buildup of fat and inflammation in the liver that is not caused by alcohol) and stage 3 liver fibrosis (severe fibrosis).

    at UCSD

  • An Observational Study of Patients Undergoing Therapy for Chronic Hepatitis B (HBV) Infection

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The TARGET-HBV study engages an observational research design to conduct a comprehensive review of therapeutic outcomes for patients with chronic hepatitis B (HBV) who are currently taking tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) relative to those patients following other treatment regimens. The study will address important clinical questions regarding the management of HBV with TAF and other oral therapies by collecting and analyzing data from patients at academic and community medical centers. TARGET-HBV creates a robust database of real-world data regarding the natural history, management, and health outcomes related to TAF.

    at UC Davis

  • Angiotensin 2 for AKI After OLT

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    Kidney injury is a common complication following liver transplantation and is associated with a higher complication rate and increased risk of death. While there are many factors that likely contribute to kidney injury in the perioperative period, a relative low serum level of angiotensin 2 (Ang 2) (a protein hormone that causes blood vessels to narrow) found in patients with liver cirrhosis (late stage of liver damage) may increase their risk of developing acute kidney injury (sudden episode of kidney failure or damage). We propose to investigate how early administration of Ang 2, a new vasopressor drug approved by the FDA in December 2017 for patients with low blood pressure, during the intra-operative period of liver transplant surgery affects the rate of kidney injury after transplantation. Patients who are deemed appropriate candidates for the study will be randomized 1:1 to the treatment and control groups. The intervention period of the study will occur in the operating room during transplant surgery and will be performed by their anesthesiologists. In the Treatment group, patients will receive Ang 2 infusions in addition to other standard vasopressors while patients in the control group will receive standard vasopressors alone. The infusion of Ang 2 in the treatment group will continue through the duration of the surgery and will be stopped prior to leaving the operating room. Both the treatment group and the control group will then be followed for 14 days to evaluate rates of kidney injury and to look for any complications. The follow up period will be extended to 28 days to look at in-hospital mortality rates in both groups. The daily follow up analysis will occur while the enrolled patients are inpatient following their transplantation surgery and will be done by looking at lab values and other data that is routinely gathered by their managing teams. This study will serve as a pilot study to evaluate feasibility of our protocol and to collect some preliminary data on the use of Ang 2 in this patient population. As such we plan to enroll approximately 30 patients who have accepted an offer to receive a donor liver. We hope to reach our goal enrollment within 5 months of starting the study.

    at UCLA

  • COVID-19 in Patients With Chronic Liver Diseases

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    This study seeks to determine how COVID-19 affects the clinical outcome of patients with chronic liver disease, and whether the clinical course of COVID-19 is influenced by underlying chronic liver disease.

    at UCSF

  • FibroScan™ in Pediatric Cholestatic Liver Disease (FORCE)

    Sorry, currently not accepting new patients, but might later

    Noninvasive monitoring of liver fibrosis is an unmet need within the clinical management of pediatric chronic liver disease. While liver biopsy is often used in the initial diagnostic evaluation, subsequent biopsies are rarely performed because of inherent invasiveness and risks. This study will evaluate the role of non-invasive FibroScan™ technology to detect and quantify liver fibrosis.

    at UCSF

  • Longitudinal Study of Genetic Causes of Intrahepatic Cholestasis (LOGIC)

    Sorry, currently not accepting new patients, but might later

    Cholestasis is a condition in which bile is not properly transported from the liver to the small intestine. Cholestasis can be caused by an array of childhood diseases, including the genetic diseases Alagille syndrome (ALGS), alpha-1 antitrypsin (a-1AT) deficiency, bile acid synthesis and metabolism defects, and progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC) or benign recurrent intrahepatic cholestasis(BRIC). This study will investigate the natural history and progression of the four previously mentioned cholestatic liver diseases to provide a better understanding of the causes and effects of the diseases.

    at UCSF

  • Longitudinal Study of Mitochondrial Hepatopathies

    Sorry, currently not accepting new patients, but might later

    The specific aims of this study are (1) to determine the clinical phenotypes and natural history of hepatic RC and FAO disorders, (2) to determine the correlation between genotype and phenotype, (3) to determine if circulating biomarkers reflect diagnosis and predict liver disease progression and survival with the native liver, (4) to determine the clinical outcome of these disorders following liver transplantation, and (5) to develop a repository of serum, plasma, urine, tissue and DNA specimens that will be used in ancillary studies. To accomplish these aims, the ChiLDREN investigators at clinical sites (currently 15 sites) will prospectively collect defined data and specimens in a uniform fashion at fixed intervals in a relatively large number of subjects. Clinical information and DNA samples to be collected from subjects and their parents will enhance the potential for meaningful research in these disorders. A biobank of subject specimens and DNA samples will be established for use in ancillary studies to be performed in addition to this study.

    at UCSF

  • Monitoring SOF/VEL in Treatment Naïve, HCV Participants With Active Infection

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This study is being done to see if a minimal monitoring approach is effective and safe when providing HCV treatment. The minimal monitoring approach will require fewer study visits and lab tests with no medication refills. This study is trying to see whether taking an HCV treatment with fewer clinic visits and laboratory tests can cure just as many people as the standard approach that uses more visits and laboratory tests. The results of this study will be compared with what has been observed in other studies using a standard approach.

    at UCLA UCSD UCSF

  • Quantifying Body Composition and Liver Disease in Children Using Free-Breathing MRI and MRE

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is used to measure liver fat content and fatty tissues in the body, and magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) is used to measure liver stiffness. The information from MRI and MRE are used to understand risk factors and diagnose liver diseases, such as fatty liver disease and liver fibrosis. However, current MRI and MRE scans need to be performed during a breath-hold, which may be challenging or impossible in children and infants. The goal of this research project is to develop and evaluate new free-breathing MRI and MRE technology to improve the comfort and diagnostic accuracy for children and infants.

    at UCLA

  • Rollover Study of Cenicriviroc for the Treatment of Liver Fibrosis in Participants With Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    This rollover study will provide open-label treatment with cenicriviroc and will assess the long-term safety of continued treatment with cenicriviroc in participants who participated in either the CENTAUR study 652-2-203 [NCT02217475] or the AURORA study [NCT03028740].

    at UCSD

  • Technical Validation of MR Biomarkers of Obesity-Associated NAFLD

    Sorry, currently not accepting new patients, but might later

    The overall goal of this collaborative research program is to develop, validate and translate advanced quantitative magnetic resonance (MR) biomarkers of obesity-associated non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). This protocol represents the research plan for two distinct phases. The first phase is an optimization phase. The second phase is designed to complete a rigorous test of conventional and advanced MRE techniques. Complementary anthropometric, laboratory, and MR measures will also be collected to characterize the cohort and identify factors that affect MRE performance

    at UCSD

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