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Hepatocellular Research Registry

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Verified February 2017 by Sunil Geevarghese, Vanderbilt University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sunil Geevarghese, Vanderbilt University Identifier:
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: June 10, 2017
Last verified: February 2017
This is a registry of human hepatocytes (liver cells) for research purposes.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: CellzDirect: Hepatocellular Research Registry

Further study details as provided by Sunil Geevarghese, Vanderbilt University:

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Actual Study Start Date: April 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2022
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2020 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

Patients scheduled for partial hepatectomy/liver surgery are asked permission to use their discarded liver tissue for purposes of studying:

  1. how drugs/medicines affect the liver and
  2. the effects of storing liver cells in the cold or freezing.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Any patient having liver resection operation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Persons undergoing partial hepatectomy/liver surgery for any reason.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Persons with known HIV, hepatitis B virus (HBV), or hepatitis C virus (HCV)
  • A diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma without negative serologies
  • A diagnosis of cholangiocarcinoma, where the total bilirubin has ever been greater or equal to 3.0
  • The presence of a biliary drainage tube
  • Active sepsis
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00178893

Contact: Carla M Ramsey, RN, BSN 615-936-0834
Contact: Claudia Medlin 615-936-2573

United States, Tennessee
Vanderbilt University Recruiting
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37232-4753
Contact: Carla M Ramsey, RN, BSN    615-936-0834   
Principal Investigator: Sunil K Geevarghese, MD, MSCI         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Vanderbilt University
Principal Investigator: Sunil K Geevarghese, MD, MSCI Vanderbilt University
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Responsible Party: Sunil Geevarghese, MD, MSCI, Vanderbilt University Identifier: NCT00178893     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 040220
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: June 10, 2017 processed this record on June 22, 2017