Study of Rifaximin in Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01069133
: February 17, 2010
Last Update Posted
: December 11, 2012
Hunter Holmes Mcguire Veteran Affairs Medical Center
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jasmohan Bajaj, Hunter Holmes Mcguire Veteran Affairs Medical Center
Effect of Rifaximin Therapy on Brain Activation in Patients With Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy Using Functional MR, MR Spectroscopy,Diffusion Tensor Imaging Microbiome and Metabolome: a Prospective Trial
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 65 Years (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Age 18-65 years
cirrhosis diagnosed by clinical or biopsy grounds
Minimal hepatic encephalopathy defined by impaired performance on at least 2 of the following: number connection tests A/B, digit symbol and block design tests (NCT-A, NCT-B, DST and BDT) compared to age and education-matched controls.
No contraindications to MRI
TIPS (transjugular intra-hepatic porto-systemic shunt) procedure or elective surgery planned within the next 8 weeks
Current therapy with lactulose, rifaximin or other treatment for hepatic encephalopathy.