Evaluation the Growth Factors(IGF-1,IGFBP-3and HGH)in Patients With Chronic Liver Disease

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 19, 2008
Last Update Posted : May 19, 2008
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Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital

Brief Summary:

BACKGROUND The insulin-like growth factor system (IGFs) plays an important role in cell growth and differentiation. Nevertheless, the roles played by insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) and human growth hormone (HGH) in the progression of chronic liver disease remain to be elucidated and investigated.

METHODS The subjects in the present study included 60 healthy controls, 30 hepatitis patients, 60 liver cirrhosis patients and 60 untreated hepatocellular carcinoma patients. Blood was drawn by venipuncture into Venoject tubes. To find the possible correlations between liver damage and IGFs, serum IGF-1, GH, IGFBP-3 concentration and related biochemical parameters were measured. We used immunoradiometric assay to determine the levels of IGF-1, HGH and IGFBP-3 in serum.

Condition or disease
Hepatitis Liver Cirrhosis Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Detailed Description:
healthy controls:one blood sample (7.5 cc) hepatitis: three blood samples, at admission, at 3rd and 7-10th day of admission liver cirrhosis: two blood samples, at 1-2 years interval (7.5 cc/each session) hepatocellular carcinoma: three blood samples, before, 1 day after and at the 7th day of transcatheter arterial chembolizatiom

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 210 participants
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1,Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Protein-3 and Human Growth Hormone in Serum of Patients With Chronic Liver Disease and Possible Clinical Applications.
Study Start Date : September 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2008

three arms for study

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA

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Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Acute hepatitis liver cirrhosis hepatocellular carcinoma

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Must be primary Hepatocellular carcinoma and untreament

Exclusion Criteria:

  • treatment Hepatocellular carcinoma

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00679692

Division of Radio immunoassay lab,Department of Nuclear Medical University Hospital,No.100 Tzyou 1st Road
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital
Principal Investigator: chiou m Lin, Ms Kaohsiung Medical University

Responsible Party: Kaoshing Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital Identifier: NCT00679692     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KMUH-IRB-950123
First Posted: May 19, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 19, 2008
Last Verified: January 2006

Keywords provided by Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular
Liver Diseases
Liver Cirrhosis
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Liver Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action