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Prevention of Graft Reinfection After Liver Transplantation With Anti HCV Monoclonal Antibodies Identified in Chronically Infected Patients or in Patients With Resolved Hepatitis C

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00638144
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2015 by University Hospital, Strasbourg, France.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : March 18, 2008
Last Update Posted : September 30, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital, Strasbourg, France

Brief Summary:
End stage HCV-related cirrhosis has become a major indication for liver transplantation (LT). Unfortunately, recurrence of HCV infection on the liver graft occurs in almost all patients following transplantation and causes a persistent infection that leads to chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis in a significant proportion of patients. To date there is no effective way to prevent HCV reinfection of the liver graft in the early phase after transplantation. . Early passive immunotherapy with neutralizing antibodies against HCV should be considered for preventing reinfection of liver transplanted patients associated with HCV. This approach is well established in the case of patients undergoing liver transplantation for chronic hepatitis B virus infection. Our purpose is to produce neutralizing monoclonal antibodies to prevent reinfection of the liver graft.

Condition or disease
Hepatitis C

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 300 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Prevention of Graft Reinfection After Liver Transplantation for HCV Related End-stage Liver Disease . Study of Humoral Anti-HCV Response
Study Start Date : February 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2015
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2015

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patients with resolved infection
chronically infected patients

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
patients with resolved infection chronically infected patients

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Health insurance
  • Resolved HCV infection ( HCV RNA negative since more then 6 months ) -HCV chronically infected ( RNA positive )
  • Anti- HCV antibodies positive
  • Volunteers and informed patients

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Immunosuppression
  • HBV or HIV infection
  • Pregnancy
  • Breast feeding

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00638144

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Contact: BAUMERT Thomas, MD 00 333 90 24 36 99
Contact: Françoise STOLL-KELLER, MD 00 333 90 24 37 16

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Service d'Hépato-Gastro-Entérologie - Hôpital Civil Recruiting
Strasbourg, France, 67000
Contact: Michel DOFFOEL, MD    00 333 88 11 62 49   
Principal Investigator: Michel DOFFOEL, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Ahmed ANANNA, MD         
Sub-Investigator: François HABERSETZER, MD         
Service d'Hématologie et Oncologie - Hôpital de Hautepierre Recruiting
Strasbourg, France
Contact: Albert FARADJI, MD    00333.88.12.76 90   
Principal Investigator: Albert FARADJI, MD         
Service de Chirurgie Générale et Transplantation Multiorganes - Hôpital de Hautepierre Not yet recruiting
Strasbourg, France
Contact: Philippe WOLF, MD    00333 88 12 72 78   
Principal Investigator: Philippe WOLF, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Bernard ELLERO, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Marie-Lorraine WOEHL-JAEGLE, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Strasbourg, France
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Principal Investigator: Michel DOFFOEL, MD CHRU Strasbourg
Principal Investigator: Albert FARADJI, MD CHRU Strasbourg
Principal Investigator: Philippe WOLF, MD CHRU Strasbourg
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Responsible Party: University Hospital, Strasbourg, France Identifier: NCT00638144    
Other Study ID Numbers: 4109
First Posted: March 18, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 30, 2015
Last Verified: September 2015
Keywords provided by University Hospital, Strasbourg, France:
Hepatitis C
liver transplantation
antibodies mediated neutralization
monoclonal antibodies
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Hepatitis A
Hepatitis C
Liver Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Hepatitis, Viral, Human
Virus Diseases
Enterovirus Infections
Picornaviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Flaviviridae Infections