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Keyhole Limpet Hemocyanin in Chronic Hepatitis C (IM1)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 13, 2012
Last Update Posted : October 17, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rudolf Stauber, MD, Medical University of Graz

Brief Summary:
In this study the investigators examine the safety and efficacy of Keyhole-limpet-hemocyanin in patients with chronic hepatitis c infection and liver cirrhosis. The investigators hypothesize that administration of keyhole-limpet-hemocyanin reduces the viral load in patients infected with hepatitis c.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Chronic Hepatitis C Liver Cirrhosis Drug: keyhole-limpet hemocyanin Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 14 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Keyhole Limpet Hemocyanin in Chronic Hepatitis C and Compensated Cirrhosis - Pilot Study IM1
Study Start Date : January 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2012

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Keyhole-limpet hemocyanine Drug: keyhole-limpet hemocyanin
Subcutaneous administration keyhole-limpet hemocyanin

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Hepatitis C viral load at week 24 [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Hepatitis c viral load at weeks 1,2,4,8,12,18,32 [ Time Frame: 1,2,4,8,12,18,32 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Chronic Hepatitis C infection
  • no previous therapy
  • at least one contraindication to interferon therapy
  • liver cirrhosis
  • age between 18-80 y
  • women of not childbearing age

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Hypersensitivity against keyhole-limpet hemocyanin
  • previous treatment against hepatitis c
  • autoimmune disorders
  • immunosuppression
  • hepatocellular carcinoma or other malignancies
  • coinfection with hepatitis b or HIV
  • pregnancy
  • cardiovascular event during the last 6 months (stroke or MCI)
  • uncontrolled diabetes
  • renal insufficiency (GFR < 50 ml/min) or chronic hemodialysis

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01509391

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Medical University of Graz
Graz, Austria, 8036
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical University of Graz
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Principal Investigator: Rudolf E Stauber, MD Medical University of Graz
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Responsible Party: Rudolf Stauber, MD, Univ. Prof. Dr., Medical University of Graz Identifier: NCT01509391    
Other Study ID Numbers: HCVGRZ-IM1
First Posted: January 13, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 17, 2012
Last Verified: October 2012
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Keyhole-limpet hemocyanin
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C, Chronic
Hepatitis, Chronic
Liver Cirrhosis
Liver Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Hepatitis, Viral, Human
Virus Diseases
Enterovirus Infections
Picornaviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Blood-Borne Infections
Communicable Diseases
Flaviviridae Infections
Pathologic Processes
Adjuvants, Immunologic
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs