Genetic Studies of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
- Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the most common form of liver disease in the United States. It includes many conditions. Researchers want to study fatty liver disease by looking at people who have liver cirrhosis. They also want to look at people who are or were listed for liver transplants. Genetic studies may provide more information on the causes of these conditions.
- To study possible genetic causes of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
- Individuals of any age who have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and related conditions.
- Participants will be screened with a physical exam and medical history.
- Participants will provide a blood sample for genetic testing. Liver tissue from a transplant or biopsy may also be studied.
- Participants may also be asked to have an imaging study of the liver. This imaging study may be an x-ray or magnetic resonance imaging.
- No treatment will be provided as part of this research study.
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Retrospective|
|Official Title:||Genetic Studies of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease|
|Study Start Date:||June 2012|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01629095
|United States, California|
|University of California, San Francisco|
|San Francisco, California, United States, 94143|
|United States, Maryland|
|National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|
|United States, North Carolina|
|University of North Carolina|
|Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, 27599-7030|
|United States, Ohio|
|Cleveland Clinic Transplantation Clinic|
|Cleveland, Ohio, United States|
|United States, Texas|
|Baylor University Medical Center|
|Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Principal Investigator:||Maximilian Muenke, M.D.||National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)|