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Fatty Liver and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00730873
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 8, 2008
Last Update Posted : August 8, 2008
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is associated with obstructive sleep apnea. Abnormalities in liver enzymes can improve following continuous positive airway pressure in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Computerized tomography can be used to quantify fatty liver changes. We hypothesize that continuous positive airway pressure can reduce morphologic fatty liver changes in patients with obstructive sleep apnea and non-alcoholic fatty liver, an that this reduction can be evident using computerized tomography

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Obstructive Sleep Apnea Device: Continuous positive airway pressure

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Fatty Liver and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: A
continuous positive airway pressure
Device: Continuous positive airway pressure

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Reduction in fatty liver changes on computerized tomography [ Time Frame: Within 1-2 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Improved liver enzymes abnormalities [ Time Frame: Within 1-2 years ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Obstructive sleep apnea, defined as AHI>5/h

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Consumption of more than 20 grams of alcohol per 24 h
  • Known autoimmune disease
  • Usage of known hepatotoxic drugs
  • Medical history positive for viral hepatitis or other chronic liver disease
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00730873

The pulmonary institute, Asaf Harofeh Medical Center
Zerifin, Israel, 70300
Sponsors and Collaborators
Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center
More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00730873     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 135/07
First Posted: August 8, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 8, 2008
Last Verified: August 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Sleep Apnea Syndromes
Sleep Apnea, Obstructive
Liver Diseases
Fatty Liver
Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Respiration Disorders
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Signs and Symptoms, Respiratory
Signs and Symptoms
Sleep Disorders, Intrinsic
Sleep Wake Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Digestive System Diseases