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Screening of Fibrosing and/or Viral Chronic Hepatopathies in Jail

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified May 2007 by University Hospital, Angers.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
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University Hospital, Angers Identifier:
First received: March 28, 2007
Last updated: May 22, 2007
Last verified: May 2007

The prevalence of chronic hepatopathies is high in jail. However, the medical care of these hepatopathies is few developed. This study is an observational, an epidemiologic (screening and prevalence of fibrosing hepatopathies) and an evaluating study for a better taking care of these hepatopathies in jail. The aims of the study will be to evaluate the diagnostic performance of the FibroMeter score in the screening of the hepatic fibrosis in persons with multiple risk factors for liver fibrosis (alcoholism, intravenous drug users, tattoo, and virological status) with FibroScan® as gold standard; to evaluate the feasibility of these different screening tools for chronic hepatopathies in jail and to evaluate the prevalence of the fibrosing hepatopathies with clinically significant fibrosis and theirs risk factors, alcohol and hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses in population from Angers jail.

Liver Fibrosis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Official Title: Screening of Fibrosing and/or Viral Chronic Hepatopathies in Jail

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Angers:

Estimated Enrollment: 417
Study Start Date: April 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2008
Detailed Description:

Primary outcome: Screening of clinically significant fibrosis with FibroMeter blood score. Screening for hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses.

Secondary outcome: Clinically significant fibrosis confirmed with FibroScan®.

The means for this study are a clinical questionnaire, a virological screening, a blood score for liver fibrosis: FibroMeter according to cause of the fibrosis and FibroScan® is referent and independent examination.

The expected results from this study are the knowledge of the prevalence of hepatopathies with hepatic fibrosis will be able to justify, possibly, a screening politic of them. This study will permit to evaluate the feasibility of noninvasive screening of the liver fibrosis in the goal to suppress the liver biopsy in a population having numerous drawbacks.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Male

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Person over 18,
  • All new inmates, for less than one month, in Angers jail,
  • To have a written informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No consent obtained from person,
  • Detention inferior to one month,
  • Person under 18.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00453869

Contact: Paul CALES, MD, PhD 33 2 41 35 34 10

University Hospital Angers Recruiting
Angers, France, 49 933
Contact: Pascal VEILLON, PhD    33 2 41 35 49 59   
Sub-Investigator: Philippe RICHE, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Isabelle FOUCHARD-HUBERT, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Angers
Principal Investigator: Paul CALES, MD, PhD UH Angers
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00453869     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PHRC 2006-05, DGS 2006-0142 ; CPP 2006/27bis
Study First Received: March 28, 2007
Last Updated: May 22, 2007
Health Authority: France: Direction Général de la Santé – French General Health Administration

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Angers:
Liver fibrosis
Hepatitis B virus and C virus

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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