Impact of Moderate Alcohol Use on Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Progression

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Wisconsin, Madison Identifier:
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: December 7, 2015
Last verified: December 2015
The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of moderate alcohol intake on liver disease caused by HCV in terms of speed of progression as compared to those not drinking alcohol.

Hepatic Fibrogenesis
Hepatitis C

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Use of Validated Measures of Alcohol Intake to Measure the Impact of Moderate Alcohol Consumption on Hepatic Fibrogenesis in Individuals Infected With Hepatitis C

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Further study details as provided by University of Wisconsin, Madison:

Enrollment: 47
Study Start Date: August 2004
Study Completion Date: June 2008
Primary Completion Date: June 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
outpatient with HCV not receiving or planning treatment but is receiving standard of care monitoring every 3 months, abstinent or drinking

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Outpatient with HCV who is not receiving or planning treatment but is receiving standard of care monitoring every 3 months and is either abstinent from alcohol or drinking only moderately

Exclusion Criteria:

  • HIV co-infection
  • Treated within the past 6 months
  • History (hx) of other liver disease
  • Alcohol use greater than 30 g/day or history of binge drinking in the last year
  • Decompensated liver disease
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00205075

United States, Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53792
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Principal Investigator: Adnan Said, MD University of Wisconsin, Madison
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Wisconsin, Madison Identifier: NCT00205075     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-2004-0161 
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: December 7, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

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