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Liver Disease clinical trials at UCSD
7 in progress, 3 open to new patients

  • Different Doses of BI 1467335 Compared to Placebo in Patients With Clinical Evidence of NASH

    open to eligible people ages 18-75

    The primary objective of this study is the proof of mechanism and support of dose finding, together with the safety evaluation in patients with clinical evidence of NASH. To gain further insight into clinical effects of AOC3 inhibition on NASH further exploratory analyses of biomarkers related to NASH and liver fibrosis will be performed. This will include the effect of BI 1467335 on reduction of secondary biomarker endpoints (ALT, AST, AP, γ-GT and CK18 fragments). Safety will be assessed throughout the study to provide key information regarding the use of BI 1467335 in patients with NASH.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • NAFLD Pediatric Database 2

    open to eligible people ages 2-17

    The NAFLD Database 2 will recruit at least 650 new pediatric participants with liver biopsies and contemporaneous biosamples, and will also invite pediatric participants from the prior NAFLD Database and TONIC trial (50 with a recent biopsy and 150 without a contemporaneous biopsy) to enroll in the NAFLD Pediatric Database 2 study. Combining the new and continuing participants leads to a recruitment goal for the pediatric Database 2 of 850 pediatric participants during the enrollment period.

    San Diego, California and other locations

  • Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) Adult Database 2

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The NAFLD Database 2 will recruit at least 1,500 new adult participants suspected or known to have NAFLD or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)-related cirrhosis and will also invite adult participants from the prior NAFLD Database and related studies (PIVENS trial and TONIC trial) to enroll in the NAFLD Database 2. To elucidate, through the cooperative effort of a multidisciplinary and multicenter group of collaborators, the etiology, natural history, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of NAFLD, and in particular its more severe form of NASH and its complications.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Development of Kinetic Biomarkers of Liver Fibrosis Measuring NAFLD

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    This is a small preliminary study conducted to explore new methods for the potential of aiding in diagnosis of liver fibrotic disease as well as predicting disease progression. There will be a total of 4 visits spread out over approximately 8 weeks. You will be asked to drink "heavy water" during most of that time. "Heavy Water" also known as deuterated water, is physically and chemically very similar to ordinary drinking water. It tastes and feels exactly like regular water. It is odorless and has no known harmful effects at the doses given here. Heavy water occurs naturally, and is a minor component of the water we all ingest daily.

    San Diego, California

  • Losartan for the Treatment of Pediatric NAFLD

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    A multicenter, randomized, double masked, placebo-controlled, parallel treatment groups phase 2 trial of losartan for pediatric nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

    San Diego, California and other locations

  • Emricasan, a Caspase Inhibitor, for Evaluation in Subjects With Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) Fibrosis

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is a multicenter, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial involving subjects with a diagnosis of "definite NASH" with fibrosis (excluding cirrhosis) as determined by the central histopathologist. Upon successful screening, subjects will be randomized to receive either emricasan 50 mg BID or emricasan 5 mg BID or matching placebo BID.

    San Diego, California and other locations

  • Rollover Study of Cenicriviroc for the Treatment of Liver Fibrosis in Participants With Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    This rollover study will provide open-label treatment with cenicriviroc and will assess the long-term safety of continued treatment with cenicriviroc in participants who participated in the CENTAUR study 652-2-203 [NCT02217475].

    La Jolla, California and other locations