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Methacetin Breath Test in HCV Patients With Normal and Near-Normal ALT

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified February 2006 by Hadassah Medical Organization.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by:
Hadassah Medical Organization Identifier:
First received: February 21, 2006
Last updated: NA
Last verified: February 2006
History: No changes posted
A relatively large proportion of patients with chronic HCV infection have normal or mildly elevated ALT. Many of these patients are not being treated, and are not being sent for a liver biopsy. The present study will determine the ability of Methcetin BreathID Test(MBIT) to detect those patients who will be candidates for anti-viral treatment, as an alternative measure for liver biopsy in decision-making prior to treatment in clinical hepatology.

Condition Phase
Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection Phase 3

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Observational Model: Natural History
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Methacetin Breath Test in HCV Patients With Normal and Near-Normal ALT

Further study details as provided by Hadassah Medical Organization:

Estimated Enrollment: 500
Study Start Date: February 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2006
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men or women>18
  • Patients with HCV RNA+ above 105 copies Patients with normal liver enzymes on two tests 3 months apart, or up to <X1.5 of upper normal
  • Patients with biopsy proven HCV or (9 months prior to test with no anticipated changes in liver disease since biopsy).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Other liver disorders.
  • Active infections.
  • Use of drugs that are known to induce/suppress P4501A2
  • Pulmonary diseases
  • Consumption of >20cc alcohol a day prior to the test.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00294489

Contact: Gadi Lalazar, MD 00 972 6778511
Contact: Arik Tzukert, DMD 00 972 2 6776095

Hadassah Medical Organization Recruiting
Jerusalem, Israel, 91120
Contact: Arik Tzukert, DMD    00 972 2 6776095   
Contact: Hadas Lemberg, PhD    00 972 2 6777572   
Principal Investigator: Gadi Lalazar, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Tiberiu Hershcovici, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization
Principal Investigator: Gadi Lalazar, MD Hadassah Medical Organization
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Additional Information:
Publications: Identifier: NCT00294489     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ORHCV1-HMO-CTIL
Study First Received: February 21, 2006
Last Updated: February 21, 2006

Keywords provided by Hadassah Medical Organization:
Breath test

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hepatitis C
Hepatitis, Chronic
Hepatitis C, Chronic
Virus Diseases
Hepatitis, Viral, Human
Flaviviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Liver Diseases
Digestive System Diseases processed this record on September 19, 2017