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Prevention of Decompensation in Liver Cirrhosis

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 October 2005 by Odense University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Lundbeck Foundation
University of Southern Denmark
Else Poulsen Mindelegat
Information provided by:
Odense University Hospital Identifier:
First received: October 12, 2005
Last updated: October 13, 2005
Last verified: October 2005
The purpose of this study is to determine whether losartan, an angiotensin II blocker prevents the sodium retention in patients with liver cirrhosis and by that reduces the fluid retention. Moreover is the purpose to asses whether losartan is antifibrotic.

Condition Intervention Phase
Alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis Ascites Drug: losartan (drug) Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Losartan in the Prevention of Sodium Retention and Ascites in Liver Cirrhosis – a Prospective Randomized Long-Term Study

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Further study details as provided by Odense University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Death

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • varices
  • need for therapeutic ascites drainage
  • gastrointestinal bleeding episodes

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: September 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2011
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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:

The presence of cirrhosis in a liver biopsy; or, in the absence of histology, clinical and laboratory evidence of cirrhosis combined with years of excessive alcohol intake.

Age 18-70 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Cirrhosis due to alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency, viral hepatitis or autoimmunity.
  2. Renal disease evidenced by proteinuria > 0,5 g/day.
  3. Heart disease
  4. Hypertension
  5. Cancer or disease other than cirrhosis expected to limit life expectancy to < 5 years.
  6. Pregnancy or lactation
  7. Sepsis within 5 days
  8. Gastrointestinal bleeding within 5 days
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00239096

Contact: Ove B. Schaffalitzky de Muckadell, Professor 0045 65412750

Odense University Hospital Recruiting
Odense, Denmark, 5000
Contact: Ove B Schaffalitzky de Muckadell, Professor    0045 65412750   
Principal Investigator: Annette Dam, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Odense University Hospital
Lundbeck Foundation
University of Southern Denmark
Else Poulsen Mindelegat
Principal Investigator: Annette Dam, MD
  More Information Identifier: NCT00239096     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VF20040245
Eudra CT: 2005-001191-12
Study First Received: October 12, 2005
Last Updated: October 13, 2005

Keywords provided by Odense University Hospital:
alcoholic liver cirrhosis
sodium retention

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Liver Cirrhosis
Liver Cirrhosis, Alcoholic
Pathologic Processes
Liver Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Liver Diseases, Alcoholic
Alcohol-Induced Disorders
Alcohol-Related Disorders
Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Antihypertensive Agents
Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor Blockers
Angiotensin Receptor Antagonists
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on September 19, 2017