Comparative Trial of Standard Versus Low-dose Peg-Interferon Plus Ribavirin in the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 22, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 2, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hiroyuki Marusawa, Kyoto University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of low-dose interferon-alfa-2b plus ribavirin compared to the standard-dose of the same combination in patients with chronic hepatitis C.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Hepatitis C, Chronic Drug: interferon-alfa-2b and ribavirin

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 50 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Study Start Date : December 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2008

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. rate of sustained viral response [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
patients with chronic hepatitis C

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of Chronic Hepatitis C. Must be infected with genotype 1b viruses

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Hemoglobin levels<8.5g/dL,
  • Platelet counts<50,000/mm3,
  • Total polymorphonuclear counts<1000/mm3
  • Pregnancy,
  • Renal dysfunction,

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00216775

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kyoto University Hospital
Kyoto, Japan, 606-8507
Kitano Hospital
Osaka, Japan
Osaka Red Cross Hospital
Osaka, Japan
Wakayama Red Cross Hospital
Wakayama, Japan
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kyoto University
Study Chair: Tsutomu Chiba, M.D., Ph.D Kyoto University

Responsible Party: Hiroyuki Marusawa, Dep Gastroenterol, Kyoto University Identifier: NCT00216775     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H16-697
First Posted: September 22, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 2, 2015
Last Verified: September 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C, Chronic
Liver Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Hepatitis, Viral, Human
Virus Diseases
Flaviviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Hepatitis, Chronic
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs