An Observational Study To Assess Liver Fibrosis Stages in Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C Infection

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier:
First received: August 20, 2012
Last updated: November 2, 2015
Last verified: November 2015
This multi-center, prospective observational study will evaluate the correlation of liver biopsy and transient elastography in liver fibrosis assessment in patients with chronic hepatitis C. Data will be collected for 96 weeks.

Hepatitis C, Chronic

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Prospective Multicenter Observational Trial to Evaluate Correlation Between Liver Biopsy and Transient Elastography in Liver Fibrosis Assessment and Correlation Between Viral Kinetics and Transient Elastography Evolution During Hepatitis C Treatment in a Population of Chronic HCV Infected Patients

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Further study details as provided by Hoffmann-La Roche:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Correlation of liver elasticity with liver biopsy performed no later than 3 months before study start [ Time Frame: 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Correlation of liver elasticity evolution with viral kinetics [ Time Frame: 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety: incidence of adverse events [ Time Frame: 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Correlation of liver fibrosis stages with sustained virological response (SVR) [ Time Frame: 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Correlation of patients characteristics with sustained virological response [ Time Frame: 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Hepatic transient elastography (M-transducer) [ Time Frame: 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Hepatic transient elastography (XL-transducer) [ Time Frame: 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Correlation of hepatic steatosis score with sustained virological response [ Time Frame: 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Correlation of liver steatosis measured by Controlled Attenuation Parameter (CAP) with that obtained by liver biopsy [ Time Frame: 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Correlation of liver stiffness of HCV monoinfected patients with HCV/HIV co-infected patients [ Time Frame: 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Biopsy of the liver

Enrollment: 123
Study Start Date: July 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: November 2015 (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:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with chronic hepatitis C

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patients, >/= 18 years of age
  • Chronic Hepatitis C infection (mono-infection or co-infection with human immunodeficiency virus [HIV])
  • Detectable level of hepatitis C RNA
  • Initiating treatment with pegylated interferon plus ribavirin, or pegylated interferon plus ribavirin, and boceprevir or telaprevir according to local guidelines
  • Last liver biopsy performed no later than 3 months prior to enrolment to study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Co-infection with hepatitis B virus
  • Previous treatment with pegylated interferon and ribavirin
  • Participation in another clinical study in the last 12 months prior to study start
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01671046

Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, 20270-004
Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, 21941-590
Botucatu, SP, Brazil, 18600-400
Campinas, SP, Brazil, 13026-210
Campinas, SP, Brazil, 13060-803
Santo Andre, SP, Brazil, 09060-650
Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil, 04040-002
Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil, 04040-003
Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil, 05403-000
Sorocaba, SP, Brazil, 18047-600
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier: NCT01671046     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ML27944
Study First Received: August 20, 2012
Last Updated: November 2, 2015
Health Authority: Brazil: ANVISA (Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C, Chronic
Digestive System Diseases
Enterovirus Infections
Flaviviridae Infections
Hepatitis, Chronic
Hepatitis, Viral, Human
Liver Diseases
Picornaviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases processed this record on November 27, 2015