Indocyanine Green and Portal Pressure in Viral and Alcoholic Cirrhotic Patients With Hepatocarcinoma

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified April 2012 by University of Lausanne Hospitals.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nicolas DEMARTINES, University of Lausanne Hospitals Identifier:
First received: January 22, 2009
Last updated: April 21, 2012
Last verified: April 2012

The aim of the investigators' study is to elucidate the relationship between a functional liver test (e.g., ICG) and the PREOPERATIVE value of portal hypertension in the patients with impaired liver function from alcoholic and non-alcoholic aetiologies. Alcoholic and viral cirrhosis present important differences in terms of cellular mechanisms responsible for the disease progression with a distinct and unique gene expression pattern that regulates the type of inflammatory response. These differences probably influence the hepatic functional reserve and the onset of portal hypertension at a comparable clinical and biological level of derangement and the investigators may expect significant differences in the recovery from hepatectomy.

The investigators' hypothesis is that at a comparable ICGR-15 rate non-viral cirrhotic liver presents higher portal pressure values and the investigators also argue that alcoholic cirrhotic patients would tolerate a larger hepatic resection than would viral cirrhotic do.

Carcinoma, Hepatocellular
Alcoholic Cirrhosis
Viral Cirrhosis
Postoperative Hepatic Failure

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Makuuchi Versus Barcelona Clinic of Liver Cancer Criteria in Cirrhotic Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Does Etiology of Cirrhosis Influence the Relationship Between the Portal Pressure and Quantitative Tests of Liver Function?

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Further study details as provided by University of Lausanne Hospitals:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • concordance rate between ICGR-15 and Portal Pressure values in patients with resectable HCC and cirrhosis Child A from alcoholic and non-alcoholic origin. [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • postoperative liver failure. [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: February 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Alcoholic cirrhotic patient with resectable hepatocellular carcinoma
Viral cirrhotic patient with resectable hepatocellular carcinoma


Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Community sample


Inclusion Criteria:

  • resectable or amenable to resection HCC in cirrhotic child A patients of alcoholic or viral etiology

Exclusion Criteria:

  • cirrhosis Child-Pugh B
  • absence of patient consent
  • psychiatric pathology
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00827723

Contact: Diana Michele, MD 0041213142369
Contact: Halkic Nermin, PD MER 0041213142248

Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV) Recruiting
Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland, 1005
Contact: Diana Michele, MD    +41213142369 ext 0793618939   
Contact: Halkic Nermin, PD    +41213142248   
Principal Investigator: Diana Michele, MD         
Principal Investigator: Halkic Nermin, PD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Lausanne Hospitals
Principal Investigator: Diana Michele, MD CHUV University Hospital of Lausanne
Study Director: Halkic Nermin, PD CHUV University Hospital of Lausanne
Study Chair: Demartines Nicolas, Professeur CHUV University Hospitals of Lausanne
  More Information

Responsible Party: Nicolas DEMARTINES, professor of surgery, University of Lausanne Hospitals Identifier: NCT00827723     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 251/08
Study First Received: January 22, 2009
Last Updated: April 21, 2012
Health Authority: Switzerland: Ethikkommission

Keywords provided by University of Lausanne Hospitals:
Hepatic functional reserve
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
Indocyanine Green retention rate at 15 minutes (ICG-R15')
Portal Pressure (PP)
Hepatic Portal Venous Gradient (HPVG)
Alcoholic and Viral Cirrhosis
Makuuchi criteria
Barcelona Clinic of Liver Cancer (BCLC)
Hepatic resection

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular
Digestive System Diseases
Digestive System Neoplasms
Liver Diseases
Liver Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial processed this record on March 26, 2015