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Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor(G-CSF) Therapy for Patients With ACLF

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 December 2009 by Govind Ballabh Pant Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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Govind Ballabh Pant Hospital Identifier:
First received: December 17, 2009
Last updated: December 18, 2009
Last verified: December 2009
The purpose of the study is to determine whether Granulocyte Colony Stimulating factor(G-CSF) therapy is effective in the treatment of patients with Acute on chronic liver failure(ACLF). The investigators hypothesize that ACLF is a disease where severe hepatic impairment is accompanied by impaired hepatic regeneration. BMC mobilization using G-CSF therapy, or G-CSF therapy per se would increase the regenerative capacity of the liver and shall lead to clinical, biochemical and histological improvements in patients with ACLF.

Condition Intervention
Acute on Chronic Liver Failure Drug: Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor Drug: Normal Saline

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: To Study the Safety and Efficacy of G-CSF Therapy on the CD 34 Cell Mobilization and Outcome of Patients With ACLF

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Further study details as provided by Govind Ballabh Pant Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • mobilization of CD34 cells in the peripheral blood [ Time Frame: 1 month ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • clinical/ biochemical improvement in liver function profile [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
  • frequency of multi-organ failure [ Time Frame: 2 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: December 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: G-CSF group
Patients with Acute on chronic liver failure after baseline investigations for the etiology of the acute event and the underlying chronic disease were given Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor therapy for a total duration of one month.
Drug: Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor
Dose of 5 µg/kg s/c at days 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and then every 3rd day till day 28 (total 12 doses) along with the standard therapy.
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
After baseline characterization and work up for underlying acute and chronic liver disease, patients were given placebo along with the standard therapy
Drug: Normal Saline
dose of 1ml s/c at days 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and then every 3rd day till day 28 (total 12 doses) along with the standard therapy.


Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 75 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with acute hepatic insult manifesting as jaundice (Sr. Bil. ≥5 mg/dL) and coagulopathy (INR≥1.5), complicated within 4 weeks by ascites and/or encephalopathy in a patient with previously diagnosed or undiagnosed chronic liver disease.(APASL criteria)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • HCC or portal vein thrombosis. Refusal to participate in the study. Sepsis ( Any culture positive: blood, urine, focus of infection on Xray chest, any other obvious source of infection: UTI, SBP) Multi organ failure. Grade 3 or 4 hepatic encephalopathy.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01036932

Shiv K Sarin Recruiting
New Delhi, India, 110002
Contact: Shiv K Sarin, MD, DM    91-11-23234242 ext 5201   
Principal Investigator: Shiv K Sarin, MD, DM         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Govind Ballabh Pant Hospital
Principal Investigator: Shiv K Sarin, MD, DM G B Pant Hospital, New Delhi, India
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Dr S.K.Sarin, Head, Gastroenterology Identifier: NCT01036932     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IEC MAMC 179
Study First Received: December 17, 2009
Last Updated: December 18, 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Liver Failure
End Stage Liver Disease
Acute-On-Chronic Liver Failure
Hepatic Insufficiency
Liver Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Liver Failure, Acute
Adjuvants, Immunologic
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on September 21, 2017