Anticoagulation in Liver Fibrosis

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00180674
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 16, 2005
Last Update Posted : November 11, 2016
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Imperial College London

Brief Summary:

Patients who have been treated for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection who have failed to respond to anti-viral treatment are often concerned about their ongoing liver disease and are therefore looking for alternative treatments which might prevent fibrosis progression. This view is endorsed by patient representative groups (including Charles Gore at the HepC Trust) who have welcomed this trial protocol.

The trial will be a randomised cross over study with 15 patients in each group. Each patient will receive eight weeks of anticoagulation and eight weeks of observation.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Liver Fibrosis Drug: Warfarin Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 12 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Anticoagulation for Liver Fibrosis in Patients With Hepatitis C Virus Infection: Pilot Study
Study Start Date : August 2005
Primary Completion Date : September 2006
Study Completion Date : October 2006

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Reduction in fibrosis biomarkers

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Safety

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Aged 18 - 70 (male and female)
  • HCV infection PCR positive
  • ALT > 60
  • Liver fibrosis score (within last 5 years) > 2, < 5
  • Informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical evidence of portal hypertension (USS or varices)
  • Contra-indications for anticoagulation including (but not limited to):

    • Recent peptic ulcer disease
    • Thrombocytopaenia (<120 x 10^9)
    • Falls
    • Haemorrhagic stroke
  • Alcohol abuse (> 40 u/week)
  • Continuing injection drug use
  • Already on anticoagulants

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00180674

United Kingdom
St Mary's Hospital NHS Trust
London, United Kingdom, W2 1NY
Sponsors and Collaborators
Imperial College London
Principal Investigator: Mark R Thursz, MBBS, FRCP St Mary's Hospital & Imperial College London Identifier: NCT00180674     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: aclf01
First Posted: September 16, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 11, 2016
Last Verified: September 2005

Keywords provided by Imperial College London:
Hepatic fibrosis
Chronic hepatitis C virus infection

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Liver Cirrhosis
Pathologic Processes
Liver Diseases
Digestive System Diseases