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Liver Disease clinical trials at UC Health
20 in progress, 12 open to new patients

  • A Safety and Efficacy Study to Determine if Giving Intravenous Fish Oil Helps Children With Liver Disease

    open to eligible people ages up to 18 years

    The purpose of the study is to investigate if intravenous fish oil, commercially available as Omegaven, safely and effectively reverses parenteral nutrition associated cholestasis in children.

    at UCLA

  • Different Doses of BI 1467335 Compared to Placebo in Patients With Clinical Evidence of NASH

    open to eligible people ages 18-75

    The primary objective of this study is the proof of mechanism and support of dose finding, together with the safety evaluation in patients with clinical evidence of NASH. To gain further insight into clinical effects of AOC3 inhibition on NASH further exploratory analyses of biomarkers related to NASH and liver fibrosis will be performed. This will include the effect of BI 1467335 on reduction of secondary biomarker endpoints (ALT, AST, AP, γ-GT and CK18 fragments). Safety will be assessed throughout the study to provide key information regarding the use of BI 1467335 in patients with NASH.

    at UCSD

  • Exercise Intervention in Liver Transplant Patients

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to learn more about the effects of exercise on functional status and outcomes on patients with end-stage liver disease on the liver transplant waiting list and who have undergone liver transplantation.

    at UCSF

  • Functional Assessment in Liver Transplantation

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This will be a prospective cohort study of patients with cirrhosis who are listed for liver transplantation. 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 again undergo functional 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 1.5Tesla and 3.0Tesla MRI scanners with or without the use of an MRI contrast agent.

    at UCLA

  • Losartan for the Treatment of Pediatric NAFLD

    open to eligible people ages 8-17

    A multicenter, randomized, double masked, placebo-controlled, parallel treatment groups phase 2 trial of losartan for pediatric nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

    at UCSD UCSF

  • 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

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

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    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

  • NAFLD Pediatric Database 2

    open to eligible people ages 2-17

    The NAFLD Database 2 will recruit at least 650 new pediatric participants with liver biopsies and contemporaneous biosamples, and will also invite pediatric participants from the prior NAFLD Database and TONIC trial (50 with a recent biopsy and 150 without a contemporaneous biopsy) to enroll in the NAFLD Pediatric Database 2 study. Combining the new and continuing participants leads to a recruitment goal for the pediatric Database 2 of 850 pediatric participants during the enrollment period.

    at UCSD 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) Adult Database 2

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The NAFLD Database 2 will recruit at least 1,500 new adult participants suspected or known to have NAFLD or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)-related cirrhosis and will also invite adult participants from the prior NAFLD Database and related studies (PIVENS trial and TONIC trial) to enroll in the NAFLD Database 2. 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. The study will be conducted over a period of up to 34 weeks and will include Screening (Days -28 to -7) Phase, a 24-week Treatment Phase following randomization on Day 1.The primary endpoint of the study is change in hepatic fat content from baseline following 24 weeks of treatment as measured by MRI-PDFF.

    at UCSF

  • An Extension Study to Evaluate the Long-Term Safety and Durability of Effect of LUM001 in the Treatment of Cholestatic Liver Disease in Pediatric Subjects With Alagille Syndrome

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is a multicentre, extension study of LUM001 in children diagnosed with Alagille Syndrome who have completed participation in a core LUM001 treatment protocol. The primary objective is to evaluate long-term safety and tolerability of LUM001. Efficacy will be assessed by evaluating the effect of LUM001 on the biochemical markers and pruritus associated with Alagille Syndrome.

    at UCSF

  • De Novo Lipogenesis, Lipid and Carbohydrate Metabolism in Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The worldwide epidemic of obesity is paralleled with increased cases of non-alcoholic liver disease (liver fat accumulation) and diabetes. Fat belongs in the adipose tissue, and if excess fat accumulates in the liver or muscle, these tissues cannot use sugar efficiently. It has been discovered that when large quantities of fructose (a sugar present in soft drinks) are consumed, the conversion of carbohydrate (CHO) to fat in the liver increases. We hypothesize that: 1) subjects with fatty liver have a higher CHO uptake and conversion to fat in their liver when compared to matched control subjects with normal liver fat content; and that: 2) when subjects with fatty liver are fed a diet limiting fructose and simple sugars will decrease their liver CHO fat content. This reduction in liver fat will normalize the way the liver responds to sugar and insulin, reversing the pre-diabetic state. The measurement of these parameters will be done using state-of-the-art techniques such as safe non-radioactive isotope tracers and non-invasive magnetic resonance spectroscopy. For more information, please call 415-206-5532 for a phone screening

    at UCSF

  • Development of Kinetic Biomarkers of Liver Fibrosis Measuring NAFLD

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    This is a small preliminary study conducted to explore new methods for the potential of aiding in diagnosis of liver fibrotic disease as well as predicting disease progression. There will be a total of 4 visits spread out over approximately 8 weeks. You will be asked to drink "heavy water" during most of that time. "Heavy Water" also known as deuterated water, is physically and chemically very similar to ordinary drinking water. It tastes and feels exactly like regular water. It is odorless and has no known harmful effects at the doses given here. Heavy water occurs naturally, and is a minor component of the water we all ingest daily.

    at UCSD

  • Emricasan, a Caspase Inhibitor, for Evaluation in Subjects With Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) Fibrosis

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is a multicenter, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial involving subjects with a diagnosis of "definite NASH" with fibrosis (excluding cirrhosis) as determined by the central histopathologist. Upon successful screening, subjects will be randomized to receive either emricasan 50 mg BID or emricasan 5 mg BID or matching placebo BID.

    at UCLA UC Davis UCSD

  • Evaluating the Genetic Causes and Progression of Cholestatic Liver Diseases (LOGIC)

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    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

  • FibroScan™ in Pediatric Cholestatic Liver Disease Study Protocol

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    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 Mitochondrial Hepatopathies

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    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

  • 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 the CENTAUR study 652-2-203 [NCT02217475].

    at UCSD

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