Last updated on January 2019

Sofosbuvir/Velpatasvir in Postpartum Women With Opioid Use Disorder and Chronic Hepatitis C Infection


Brief description of study

Incorporating HCV treatment into opioid maintenance treatment program clinical protocols is an innovative health care delivery model that has been associated with improved HCV treatment uptake in non-pregnant, drug-using populations. This "medical home" approach would combine HCV and opioid maintenance treatment into one treatment regimen and incorporate the expertise of obstetricians, hepatologists, substance abuse treatment providers and pediatricians into one comprehensive clinical care model. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the feasibility/acceptability of a combined, peripartum HCV and opioid maintenance treatment program on adherence to HCV treatment regimens and evaluate the rate of IVDU recidivism, HCV reinfection and health related QOL in women with OUD during the first postpartum year.

The protocol involves three separate study phases. All 3 study phases will occur with support from hepatology providers at Magee-Womens Hospital. Phase 1 involves screening, enrollment and a baseline assessment of liver function, HCV infection (genotype, viral load) and blood and urine studies in HCV-infected patients during pregnancy. In Phase 2, subjects will undergo 12 weeks of sofosbuvir/velpatasvir therapy initiated at 2 weeks postpartum. Feasibility/acceptability and adherence to sofosbuvir/velpatasvir will be assessed at 4, 8 and 12 weeks of therapy. In Phase 3, subjects will continue to be followed for 15 months after treatment completion. Treatment effectiveness and SVR will be evaluated at 3 months and rates of IVDU recidivism, HCV reinfection and patient centered outcomes such as health related quality of life (QOL) will be assessed at 6, 9 and 12 months following treatment completion.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03057847

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Wallita Abdullah

Magee Womens Hospital of UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA United States
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Recruitment Status: Open


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