Screening of Fibrosing and/or Viral Chronic Hepatopathies in Jail (SNIFF11)
The prevalence of chronic hepatopathies is high in jail. However, the medical care of these hepatopathies is few developed. This study is an observational, an epidemiologic (screening and prevalence of fibrosing hepatopathies) and an evaluating study for a better taking care of these hepatopathies in jail. The aims of the study will be to evaluate the diagnostic performance of the FibroMeter score in the screening of the hepatic fibrosis in persons with multiple risk factors for liver fibrosis (alcoholism, intravenous drug users, tattoo, and virological status) with FibroScan® as gold standard; to evaluate the feasibility of these different screening tools for chronic hepatopathies in jail and to evaluate the prevalence of the fibrosing hepatopathies with clinically significant fibrosis and theirs risk factors, alcohol and hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses in population from Angers jail.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Screening of Fibrosing and/or Viral Chronic Hepatopathies in Jail|
- Liver fibrosis evaluation [ Time Frame: D0 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Evaluation of liver fibrosis with blood tests
|Study Start Date:||April 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||March 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Other: liver fibrosis evaluation
Primary outcome: Screening of clinically significant fibrosis with FibroMeter blood score. Screening for hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses.
Secondary outcome: Clinically significant fibrosis confirmed with FibroScan®.
The means for this study are a clinical questionnaire, a virological screening, a blood score for liver fibrosis: FibroMeter according to cause of the fibrosis and FibroScan® is referent and independent examination.
The expected results from this study are the knowledge of the prevalence of hepatopathies with hepatic fibrosis will be able to justify, possibly, a screening politic of them. This study will permit to evaluate the feasibility of noninvasive screening of the liver fibrosis in the goal to suppress the liver biopsy in a population having numerous drawbacks.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00453869
|University Hospital Angers|
|Angers, France, 49 933|
|Principal Investigator:||Paul CALES, MD, PhD||UH Angers|