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Pegylated Interferon and Ribavirin to Treat Chronic Hepatitis C With and Without Kidney Disease

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Yaron Rotman, M.D., National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC) Identifier:
First received: December 11, 2001
Last updated: September 4, 2013
Last verified: May 2013
Results First Received: May 26, 2011  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Open Label;   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition: Chronic Hepatitis C
Interventions: Drug: Peginterferon alfa-2a with Ribavirin
Drug: Peginterferon alfa-2a

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Recruitment Details
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Pre-Assignment Details
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Reporting Groups
Peginterferon+Ribavirin peginterferon alpha-2a, 180 ug subcutaneous once weekly and weight-based oral ribavirin (1000 mg daily for patients less than 75 kg and 1200 mg daily for patients greater than 75 kg) for 48 weeks
Peginterferon Alone peginterferon-alpha 2a, 180 ug subcutaneous once weekly for the first 4 weeks of therapy, after which peginterferon was continued at the same dose and weight-based oral ribavirin was added and continued for an additional 44 weeks.

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Peginterferon+Ribavirin   Peginterferon Alone
STARTED   25   25 
COMPLETED   25   25 

  Baseline Characteristics

  Outcome Measures

1.  Primary:   Change in Hepatitis C Virus RNA Levels During Phase I   [ Time Frame: From day 0 to day 3 ]

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