Safety and Efficacy of Human Umbilical Cord Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Treatment of HBV-related Liver Cirrhosis

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified November 2012 by Fourth Military Medical University
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
The Second Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University
Eastern Hepatobiliary Surgery Hospital
Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences
Fudan University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Han Ying, Fourth Military Medical University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01728727
First received: October 31, 2012
Last updated: November 13, 2012
Last verified: November 2012
  Purpose

HBV related Liver disease is a common medical problem in China. An estimated 7.18% of the Chinese (about 93 million) is infected with hepatitis B, and most of the HBV- related hepatitis can developed into liver cirrhosis.

Liver transplantation is the only available life saving treatment for patients with end stage liver disease. However, lack of donors, surgical complications, rejection, and high cost are serious problems.

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) possess plasticity and have the potential to differentiate into hepatocyte; Thus, MSCs hold great hope for therapeutic applications. Human umbilical cord-derived MSCs (hUC-MSCs) exhibit a more beneficial immunogenic profile and greater overall immunosuppressive potential than aged bone marrow-derived MSCs. Like MSCs derived from bone marrow, hUC-MSCs can also be used to treat rat liver fibrosis and improve glucose homeostasis in rats with liver cirrhosis. In this study, the patients with HBV-related liver cirrhosis will undergo administration of hUC-MSCs via hepatic artery to evaluate the safety and efficacy of hUC-MSC treatment for these patients.


Condition Intervention Phase
Liver Cirrhosis
End Stage Liver Disease
Other: UC-MSC transplantation
Other: conventional treatment
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Safety and Efficacy of Human Umbilical Cord Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Treatment of HBV-related Liver Cirrhosis

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Further study details as provided by Fourth Military Medical University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • one year survival rate [ Time Frame: one year after treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • MELD score [ Time Frame: 1week, 4weeks,3months, 6months, 9months and 1year after treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Child Pugh Score [ Time Frame: 1week, 4weeks,3months, 6months, 9months and 1year after treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • alpha fetoprotein [ Time Frame: 1week, 4weeks,3months, 6months, 9months and 1year after treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • renal function [ Time Frame: 1week, 4weeks,3months, 6months, 9months and 1year after treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 240
Study Start Date: September 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: conventional
conventional treatment & antiviral treatment
Other: conventional treatment
Participants will receive conventional treatment and antiviral treatment.
Experimental: UC-MSC transplantation
Participants will receive umbilical cord derived mesenchymal stem cell treatment at day 1 and conventional treatment and antiviral treatment through the one year study visit. Participants will then be followed until one years study visit
Other: UC-MSC transplantation
After enrolled, Participant will receive umbilical cord MSC transplantation of 1*10E6 cells/kg via hepatic artery. Participant will then be followed until 1 years study visit

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Aged 18-65 years
  2. HBV-related liver cirrhosis
  3. Child-Pugh score 9-15
  4. Written consent -

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Hepatocellular carcinoma or other malignancies
  2. Severe problems in other vital organs(e.g.the heart,renal or lungs)
  3. Pregnant or lactating women
  4. Severe bacteria infection
  5. Anticipated with difficulty of follow-up observation
  6. Other candidates who are judged to be not applicable to this study by doctors
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01728727

Contacts
Contact: ying han 86-29-84771539 hanying@fmmu.edu.cn
Contact: yongquan shi 86-29-84771515 shiyquan@fmmu.edu.cn

Locations
China, Shaanxi
Xijing Hospital of Digestive Disease Recruiting
Xi'an, Shaanxi, China, 710032
Contact: Ying Han    86-29-84771539    hanying@fmmu.edu.cn   
Contact: Yongquan Shi    86-29-84771515    shiyquan@fmmu.edu.cn   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Fourth Military Medical University
The Second Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University
Eastern Hepatobiliary Surgery Hospital
Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences
Fudan University
Investigators
Study Chair: Daiming Fan The Fourth Military Medical University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Han Ying, professor, Fourth Military Medical University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01728727     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 20120912-3
Study First Received: October 31, 2012
Last Updated: November 13, 2012
Health Authority: China: Ministry of Science and Technology

Keywords provided by Fourth Military Medical University:
liver cirrhosis
end stage liver disease
umbilical cord
mesenchymal stem cells
HBV

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Liver Cirrhosis
Liver Diseases
End Stage Liver Disease
Digestive System Diseases
Liver Failure
Hepatic Insufficiency

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 16, 2014