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Prevention of Recurrent Hepatitis B After Liver Transplantation

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: NCT00059267
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 23, 2003
Last Update Posted : October 18, 2017
University of Michigan
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Brief Summary:
Hepatitis B accounts for approximately 5000 deaths per year in the United States. Liver transplantation offers the only hope for patients who develop end-stage liver disease. Early results of liver transplantation for hepatitis B were poor with recurrence rate of 80% and 1-year survival of only 50%. Recent studies found that preventive therapy using hepatitis B immune globulin (HBIG) or antiviral medications such as lamivudine can reduce the recurrence rate to roughly 30% with accompanying improvement in survival. However, HBIG when given as intravenous infusion in high doses is very expensive, while long-term use of lamivudine is associated with drug resistance. Some studies found that preventive therapy using both HBIG and lamivudine may decrease recurrence rate to less than 10% but the dose and duration of HBIG needed when used in combination with lamivudine is not clear. Adefovir, a new antiviral medication, is effective against lamivudine resistant hepatitis B but its role in liver transplantation is uncertain because of the risk of kidney damage. Many studies showed that the risk of recurrent hepatitis B is related to the viral load before transplant. Thus, it may be possible to tailor the preventive therapy according to the risk. The aim of this study is to establish the most cost-effective preventive therapy for recurrent hepatitis B after liver transplantation.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Hepatitis B Cirrhosis Acute Liver Failure Hepatocellular Carcinoma Drug: HBIG, Epivir, Hepsera

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 317 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Prevention of Recurrent Hepatitis B After Liver Transplantation
Actual Study Start Date : March 2001
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2007

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Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients listed for liver or combined liver-kidney transplantation for hepatitis B including hepatitis B cirrhosis, hepatitis B liver cancer and fulminant hepatitis B.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00059267

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United States, Michigan
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
University of Michigan
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Principal Investigator: Anna S Lok, MD University of Michigan
Publications of Results:
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Responsible Party: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Identifier: NCT00059267    
Other Study ID Numbers: NIH HBV-OLT (completed)
U01DK057577 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: April 23, 2003    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 18, 2017
Last Verified: October 2017
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular
Liver Failure
Liver Failure, Acute
Liver Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Hepatitis, Viral, Human
Virus Diseases
Enterovirus Infections
Picornaviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Liver Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Hepadnaviridae Infections
DNA Virus Infections
Hepatic Insufficiency
Adefovir dipivoxil
Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Anti-Retroviral Agents