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Hepatitis Clinical Trials

A listing of Hepatitis medical research trials actively recruiting patient volunteers. Search for closest city to find more detailed information on a research study in your area.


Found (211) clinical trials

Role of Heme Oxygenase in the Pathogenesis of Hepatocellular Injury in Chronic Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a single stranded positive RNA virus belonging to the Flaviviridae family. HCV is a major cause of chronic hepatitis and progressive liver fibrosis leading to cirrhosis. Currently, the mechanisms responsible for hepatocellular injury are not fully understood. Oxidative damage has been hypothesized to play a ...

Phase N/A

Antigen-specific Immune Response to Hepatitis B Virus in Utero

Despite the development of an effective preventive HBV vaccine, the spread of HBV virus continue, particularly in Asia, where the majority of HBV infection is acquired at birth by vertical transmission from mother to baby. HBV vertical transmission has been hypothesized to cause immune tolerance to HBV and thus promoting ...

Phase N/A

The Ribavirin Pregnancy Registry

Ribavirin, a nucleoside analog with antiviral activity, is used in combination with interferons or pegylated interferons for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C (HCV). Extensive clinical studies have demonstrated that combination therapy with ribavirin and interferons or pegylated interferons are efficacious treatments for HCV. However, ribavirin has been assigned a ...

Phase N/A

Pegylated Interferon Alfa-2b Plus Ribavirin in Chronic Hepatitis B and Delta

Recombinant IFN alfa possesses anti-viral and immunomodulatory effects and has been shown to be effective in chronic hepatitis B [Davis et al. 1989; Bisceclie et al, 1989]. Interferon alfa is also one of the approved treatments for chronic hepatitis B. Administration of IFN alfa-2b to adults leads to disappearance of ...


Immunogenicity of Booster Hepatitis B Vaccines in Children After Liver Transplantation

The anti-HBs titer will be checked in the patients who received liver transplantation for > 1 year. If the titer is < 10 IU/L, a booster dose will be administered. The humoral (anti-HBs) and cellular immunity (by ELISPOT to assay T and B cell specific proliferation) and cytokine assay will ...

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Apoptosis and Hepatitis B: The Role of Apoptosis in Patients Who Are HBeAg Negative

Through a retrospective chart review, patients with HBsAg who are HBeAg negative, have normal ALT, and HBV DNA >10,000 copies/mL and who have or who are about to undergo liver biopsy will be identified. These individuals will be patients at the Toronto Western Hospital Liver Clinics. Inclusion criteria:(1) HBsAg positive.(2) ...

Phase N/A

Identification of Biomarkers Associated With Human Hepatocellular Carcinoma by SELDI

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has been the leading cause of cancer death in Taiwan. Above 6000-8000 people died of this cancer every year in Taiwan. Though regular sonographic examination can early detect small HCC and there are many therapeutic modalities for HCC, the therapeutic results remains unsatisfactory. Though Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) and ...

Phase N/A

Peginterferon Alfa-2a Plus Ribavirin for Chronic Hepatitis C/Hepatitis B Co-Infection and Chronic Hepatitis C

Around the world, the majority of hepatitis C patients suffer a monoinfected chronic HCV infection. Current regimen on this group of patients received much attention and resulted in rapid advances [McHutchison et al, 1998]. However, there are certain understudied populations with chronic hepatitis C [Strader DB, 2002]. One important group ...


Effect of Polymorphisms in the IL-1 Gene Complex on the Development of Chronic Hepatitis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma

We analyzed single-nucleotide polymorphisms in the genes for interleukin-1a, interleukin-1b, interleukin-1-receptor antagonist, interleukin-1-receptor type I, and interleukin-1-receptor type II in 400 normal control and patients (chronic hepatitis and hepatocellular carcinoma). Genotypes were tested for an association with development of chronic hepatitis and hepatocellular carcinoma by multivariable analysis. A second cohort ...

Phase N/A

Differential Gene Expression of Liver Tissue and Blood From Individuals With Chronic Viral Hepatitis

The objective of this study is to identify genes that are specifically up or down regulated in chronic viral hepatitis and autoimmune liver disease and then to examine how these expression patterns relate (if at all) to clinical outcome. The expression pattern of thousands of genes should provide extremely powerful ...

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