Last updated on January 2011

Rifaximin Versus Lactulose in Renal Failure

Brief description of study

The purpose of this study is to evaluate patients with cirrhosis of the liver and renal failure and determine if the administration of rifaximin as compared to lactulose is associated with less frequent and/or slower progression to severe hepatic encephalopathy. If one is associated with lower blood ammonia levels. And, if one is associated with lower breath hydrogen and methane levels.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT00748904

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Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY United States
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Recruitment Status: Open

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