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The Effect of Antiviral Therapy With Pegylated Interferon-alpha on Auditory Disability (HLIPT2010)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01265693
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 23, 2010
Last Update Posted : July 21, 2016
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Eli Zuckerman, Carmel Medical Center

Brief Summary:
The aim of the study is to assess the effect of antiviral therapy with pegylated interferon alpha for hepatitis C and B on auditory disability as there are reports in the English literature on auditory disability caused by interferon alpha.

Condition or disease
Hearing Loss Sudden Deafness

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 100 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Effect of Antiviral Therapy With Pegylated Interferon-alpha for Chronic Hepatitis C and B on Auditory Disability: A Prospective Study
Study Start Date : January 2011
Primary Completion Date : June 2015
Study Completion Date : June 2015





Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. to assess the rate of auditory disability induced by pegylated interferon alpha for HCV and HBV. [ Time Frame: Two years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. to investigate the outcome of auditory disability induced by pegylated interferon alpha for HCV and HBV. [ Time Frame: Two years ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with chronic hepatitis C or B treated with pegylated interferon alpha
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection who will receive anti viral treatment consists of PEG-IFN-alpha-2a or 2b combined with ribavirin,
  • Patients with chronic hepatitis B who receive anti-viral treatment with PEG-IFN-alpha 2a (Pegasys)
  • Age 18-70 who are eligible for anti viral treatment.
  • Patients who attend and are treated in the Liver Unit of Haifa and Western
  • Galilee District of Clalit Health Services and Carmel Medical Center will be recruited.
  • Patients with all HCV genotypes will be included and will be treated by the standard-of-care therapy for hepatitis C: 48 weeks for genotypes 1 or 4.
  • Patients and 24 weeks for genotypes 2 or 3.
  • Virological response will be determined at week 12 of treatment. In non-responders therapy will be discontinued.
  • In those patients with genotype 1 and "'slow virological response", 72 weeks of therapy will be considered. Included will be also patients with chronic hepatitis B receiving PEG-IFN alpha 2a for up to 48 weeks.

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Locations
Israel
Carmel Medical Center
Haifa, Israel, 34262
Carmel Medical Center
Haifa, Israel, 34362
Sponsors and Collaborators
Carmel Medical Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Eli Zuckerman, M.D. Liver Unit, Carmel Medical Center

Responsible Party: Eli Zuckerman, Director of Liver Unit Carmel Medical Center, Carmel Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01265693     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CMC-10-0076-CTIL
First Posted: December 23, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 21, 2016
Last Verified: July 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hearing Loss
Deafness
Hearing Loss, Sudden
Hearing Disorders
Ear Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Sensation Disorders
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Interferons
Interferon-alpha
Antiviral Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs