Procalcitonin in Hepatocellular Carcinoma

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Iman Fawzy Montasser, Ain Shams University Identifier:
First received: January 24, 2012
Last updated: September 29, 2013
Last verified: September 2013
the value of serum procalcitonin in differentiation between bacterial infection and non infectious inflammation in febrile HCC patients following locoeregional treatment for HCC.

Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Role of Procalcitonin in Differantiation Between Bacerial Infection and Non Infectious Inflammation in Febrile Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients After Locoregional Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Ain Shams University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Differantiate between post- embolization syndrom and sepsis following locoregional treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma [ Time Frame: 6months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA

Enrollment: 42
Study Start Date: April 2012
Study Completion Date: January 2013
Primary Completion Date: December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Patients with hepatocellular carcinoma
Patients with hepatocellular carcinoma who will undergo locoregional therapy
patients with chronic liver disease
patients with chronic liver disease, as a control group


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
inpatients in tropical medicine department and hepatocellular carcinoma out patient clinic ain shams university

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. - Hepatocellular carcinoma patients who will undergo TACE and/or radio-frequency.
  2. - Fever more than 38C after 48 hours post intervention.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. HCC Patients who does not develop fever after intervention.
  2. Proven infection elsewhere (e.g. UTI, chest infection..)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01518829

Tropical medicine department and hepatocellular carcinoma clinic
Cairo, Egypt
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ain Shams University
Principal Investigator: Hisham K Dabbous, professor Tropical medicine department
  More Information

Responsible Party: Iman Fawzy Montasser, Lecturer of Tropical medicine ,Faculty of Medicine,Ain Shams university, Ain Shams University Identifier: NCT01518829     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HCC and Procalcitonin 
Study First Received: January 24, 2012
Last Updated: September 29, 2013
Health Authority: Egypt: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Ain Shams University:
hepatocellular carcinom
postablation syndrom

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 May 22, 2016