Influence of Marker of Insulin Resistance Upon Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Treatment Responses to PEG Intron and Rebetol Therapy
The objective of this study is to better understand the influence of insulin resistance upon treatment response in hepatitis C virus treated with PEG Intron and Rebetol.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Influence of Marker of Insulin Resistance Upon HCV Treatment Responses to PEG Intron and Rebetol Therapy|
- Difference in treatment response rates between those with insulin resistance those without.
- Which marker of Insulin Resistance (i.e. the HOMA score, Waste Circumference or BMI) is the best measure for risk of hypo responsiveness.
|Study Start Date:||April 2002|
|Study Completion Date:||November 2007|
|Primary Completion Date:||November 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
The relationship between HCV and IR is an evolving one. This study will allow a more formal evaluation of this relationship. Four hundred patients will be treated using weight based Peg Intron and Rebetol. Clinical and biochemical data related to IR will be collected to determine if any such factors can predict who will have a sustained virological response. To evaluate patients for insulin resistance, the HOMA score (the product of the fasting insulin level and blood glucose level), waist circumference, and body mass index will be measured.