Chronic Hepatitis B and C Recall Northern Holland

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified February 2016 by Stichting MDL Holland-Noord.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : February 22, 2016
Last Update Posted : February 22, 2016
Gilead Sciences
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Stichting MDL Holland-Noord

Brief Summary:

The project aims to retrieve patients diagnosed with chronic hepatitis B (cHB) and hepatitis C (cHC) who are lost to follow-up.Data files of the Public Health System and microbiology laboratories will be explored for registered cases of cHB and cHC. Subsequently the investigators will compare the registered cases with the list of known cHB and cHC patients in hospital care. Patients lost to follow up will be informed and approached via either the Public Health Service (PHS) or their primary care physician. Identified patients will be invited for re-evaluation at the regional hepatitis centre (The North Western Hospital, formerly Medical Centre Alkmaar) to assess the current status of their chronic disease. Evaluation will be performed in accordance with (inter-)national guidelines, no extra interventions will be performed.

After completion of re-evaluation, a final report will be made and send to both patient and primary care physician with recommendations for further follow-up.

Condition or disease
Hepatitis B Hepatitis C

Study Type : Observational [Patient Registry]
Estimated Enrollment : 300 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Target Follow-Up Duration: 1 Year
Official Title: Retrieval of Patients Chronically Infected With Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C in Northern Holland
Study Start Date : February 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 2016
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2016

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Chronic hepatitis B
Patients diagnosed with chronic hepatitis B
Chronic hepatitis C
Patients diagnosed with chronic hepatitis C

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Liver-related morbidity [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    At baseline, development of liver related morbidity due to chronic viral hepatitis will be assessed.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
The groups will be selected from registries of the Public Health Service (PHS) and medical microbiology laboratories. All positive anti-HCV and HBsAg will be checked and if patients with positive HBsAg or HCV are not known in specialised/hospital care, they will be included in our database.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of chronic hepatitis B (two positive HBsAg measurements with an interval of 6 months)
  • Diagnosis of chronic hepatitis C (two positive anti-HCV with an interval of 6 months)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Already known in specialized care for chronic HBV or chronic HCV
  • Cured from chronic HBV or chronic HCV

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02687061

Contact: Nina Beekmans, MD +31725484444 ext 5685
Contact: Michael Klemt-Kropp, MD, PhD +3172548444 ext 5058

Sponsors and Collaborators
Stichting MDL Holland-Noord
Gilead Sciences
Principal Investigator: Michael Klemt-Kropp, MD, PhD Stichting MDL Holland-Noord

Responsible Party: Stichting MDL Holland-Noord Identifier: NCT02687061     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NL-174-2008
First Posted: February 22, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 22, 2016
Last Verified: February 2016

Keywords provided by Stichting MDL Holland-Noord:
Recall study
Lost to follow-up

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis C
Hepatitis B
Liver Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Hepatitis, Viral, Human
Virus Diseases
Enterovirus Infections
Picornaviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Flaviviridae Infections
Hepadnaviridae Infections
DNA Virus Infections