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Branched-chain Amino Acid (BCAA) on Progression of Advanced Liver Disease (BRAVE)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02837302
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2016 by Won Young Tak, Kyungpook National University.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : July 19, 2016
Last Update Posted : October 31, 2016
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Samil Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Won Young Tak, Kyungpook National University

Brief Summary:
Protein-calorie malnutrition is frequently observed in patients with advanced liver cirrhosis. There have been continued interests in potential benefits of long-term oral branched-chain amino acid supplement in improving severity of liver disease. However, there are limited evidences in literature. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of oral branched-chain amino acid in patients with advanced liver cirrhosis.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Liver Cirrhosis Drug: Livact Phase 4

Detailed Description:
This study is a multicenter retrospective cohort study involving thirteen centers in Korea nation-wide. The inclusion criteria are liver cirrhosis patients with Child-Pugh score 8 to 10. The major exclusion criteria are abnormal serum creatinine level, and hepatocellular carcinoma with viable tumor. The investigators analyzed improvement of Model for End-Stage Liver Disease score, Child-Pugh score, incidence of cirrhosis-related complications, and event free survival.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 1470 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Branched-chain Amino Acid (BCAA) on Progression of Advanced Liver Disease (BRAVE): Korean Nation-wide Multicenter Retrospective and Prospective Observational Cohort Study
Study Start Date : November 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2017
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2018

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Livact
Daily dose of 12.45g of branched-chain amino acid containing 3.4g of L-valine, 5.7g of L-leucine, and 2.9g of L-isoleucine over 6 months.
Drug: Livact
Daily dose of 12.45g of branched-chain amino acid containing 3.4g of L-valine, 5.7g of L-leucine, and 2.9g of L-isoleucine over 6 months.
Other Name: Branched chain amino acid

No Intervention: General nutritional support
General nutritional support



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. End-Stage Liver Disease score was calculated using serum total bilirubin, creatinine, international normalized ratio [ Time Frame: After enrollment, the patients was assessed every 3 or 6 months for 2 years or until death ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Incidence of cirrhosis-related complications including death [ Time Frame: After enrollment, the patients was assessed every 3 or 6 months for 2 years or until death ]


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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
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Advanced liver cirrhosis patients with Child-Pugh score 8 to 10

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of malignancy (except hepatocellular carcinoma) within 3 years or untreated malignancy
  • Major organ failure (heart, lung and kidney) need to admission or medical therapy or dialysis
  • Patients already on a waiting list or being considered for major organ transplantation.
  • Serum creatinine above upper normal range (>1.5 mg/dL)
  • Patients treating with albumin replacement regularly
  • Viable hepatocellular carcinoma or advanced Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer stage or hepatocellular carcinoma below 6 months life expectancy
  • Patients being impossible to secession of alcohol consumption
  • Patients being impossible to oral ingestion or oral medication
  • Pregnancy or being considered for pregnancy
  • Breast feeding
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Patients with other metabolic disorder presenting branched-chain ketoaciduria

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02837302


Locations
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Korea, Republic of
Kyungpook national university hospital
Daegu, Korea, Republic of, 700-721
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kyungpook National University
Samil Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Won Young Tak, M.D., Ph.D. Kyungpook national university hospital, department of internal medicine

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Responsible Party: Won Young Tak, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Kyungpook National University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02837302     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BRAVE_prospective
First Posted: July 19, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 31, 2016
Last Verified: October 2016
Keywords provided by Won Young Tak, Kyungpook National University:
Liver cirrhosis
Branched chain amino acid
End-Stage Liver Disease score
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Liver Cirrhosis
Liver Diseases
Fibrosis
Pathologic Processes
Digestive System Diseases
Liver Extracts
Hematinics