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Non Invasive Assessment of Liver Fibrosis in Children: Comparison of ShearWave Elastography, Fibrotest and Liver Biopsy (SHEARWAVE)

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: NCT02041780
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 22, 2014
Last Update Posted : September 29, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine if SWE and Fibrotest®/ Fibromax®, alone or associated, are effective methods to assess liver fibrosis in children.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Liver Fibrosis Children Procedure: Shearwave electrography Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Liver biopsy will be the gold standard to assess fibrosis using Ishak score and morphometric evaluation of fibrosis. All children included will have a measure of liver stiffness using SWE with 5 measures performed in the area where the biopsy is performed and 5 measures in an other place in the liver. Fibrotest®/ Fibromax® will be performed on blood sample. All exams will be done within 1 month. diagnostic performance of SWE and Fibrotest®/ Fibromax® will be assessed respectively. algorithm using the results of both technics will be tested in order to test diagnostic performance and to obtain better performances.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 220 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Non Invasive Assessment of Liver Fibrosis in Children: Evaluation of Diagnostic Performances of ShearWave Elastography (SWE) and Fibrotest®/ Fibromax® by Comparison With Fibrosis Score on Liver Biopsy
Study Start Date : November 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2016

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MedlinePlus related topics: Biopsy

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Shearwave electrography

Two experimental interventions will be realized in each patient in this population : Shearwave electrography (new diagnostic test of fibrosis) and Fibrotest .

Moreover, liver biopsies, the gold standard for the fibrosis diagnosis is also realized in each patient within usual cares.

Procedure: Shearwave electrography

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. liver fibrosis evaluated by the ISHAK score and morphometric evaluation [ Time Frame: up to 1 month ]
    Histology is the gold standard to evaluate liver fibrosis

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. liver fibrosis evaluation : stiffness using SHEARWAVE elastography [ Time Frame: up 1 month ]
  2. Liver fibrosis evaluation using Fibrotest (Fibromax) [ Time Frame: up 1 month ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age < 18 years;
  • indication to liver biopsy;
  • informed consent of both parents and child if applicable;
  • social insurance

Exclusion Criteria:


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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02041780

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AP-HP, Bicêtre Hospital
Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France, 94275
Sponsors and Collaborators
Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris
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Principal Investigator: Stéphanie FRANCHI-ABELA, MD Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris

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Responsible Party: Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris Identifier: NCT02041780    
Other Study ID Numbers: P120128
First Posted: January 22, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 29, 2016
Last Verified: September 2016
Keywords provided by Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris:
Liver fibrosis
Ishak score
ShearWave elastography
Liver biopsies
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Liver Cirrhosis
Pathologic Processes
Liver Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Liver Extracts