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Liver Disease clinical trials at UCSD

21 in progress, 14 open to eligible people

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  • Belcesiran in Patients With AATLD

    open to eligible people ages 18-75

    This is a multiple dose, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study of belcesiran to evaluate the safety, tolerability, PK, and PD in adult patients with PiZZ AATD-associated liver disease (AATLD). The study will be conducted in 3 separate cohorts. A total of up to 16 participants may be enrolled in Cohort 1 and 2. A total number of 30 subjects will be enrolled in cohort 3. The 3 cohorts are differentiated by the duration of the treatment period, the number of doses administered, and the timing of the second liver biopsy.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Guselkumab (Anti-IL 23 Monoclonal Antibody) for Alcohol Associated Liver Disease

    open to eligible people ages 21 years and up

    A Phase I clinical trial to determine the safety and tolerability of an anti-IL23 antibody for the treatment of patients with alcoholic liver disease

    La Jolla, California

  • Whether Semaglutide Works in People With Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Semaglutide is a medicine studied in patients with NASH. Semaglutide is a well-known medicine, which is already used by doctors to treat type 2 diabetes in many countries. Participants will either get semaglutide or a dummy medicine - which treatment participants get is decided by chance. Participants will need to inject themselves with medicine under the skin. Participants will need to do this once a week. The study will last for about 5 years. Participants will have up to 21 clinic visits and 9 phone calls with the clinical staff during the study. Some of the clinic visits may be spread over more than one day. Participants with other chronic liver diseases cannot take part in this study. Women cannot take part in the study if they are pregnant, breast-feeding or plan to become pregnant during the study period.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Saroglitazar Magnesium for the Treatment of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis With Fibrosis

    open to eligible people ages 18-75

    Saroglitazar Magnesium for the Treatment of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Semaglutide Treatment in the Real-world for Fibrosis Due to NAFLD in Obesity and T2DM

    open to eligible people ages 40-79

    Conduct a community intervention study that will 1) validate a screening approach to identify patients at risk for advanced NAFLD in the obese or T2DM population, and 2) test whether semaglutide treatment is effective for the management of significant fibrosis due to NAFLD in high-risk patients.

    La Jolla, California

  • Check the Safety of Fazirsiran and Learn if Fazirsiran Can Help People With Liver Disease and Scarring (Fibrosis) Due to an Abnormal Version of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Protein

    open to eligible people ages 18-75

    The main aim of this study is to learn if fazirsiran reduces liver scarring (fibrosis) compared to placebo. Other aims are to learn if fazirsiran slows down the disease worsening in the liver, to get information on how fazirsiran affects the body (called pharmacodynamics), to learn if fazirsiran reduces other liver injury (inflammation) and the abnormal Z-AAT protein in the liver, to get information on how the body processes fazirsiran (called pharmacokinetics), to test how well fazirsiran works compared with a placebo in improving measures of liver scarring including imaging and liver biomarkers (substances in the blood that the body normally makes and help show if liver function is improving, staying the same, or getting worse) as well as to check for side effects in participants treated with fazirsiran compared with those who received placebo. Participants will either receive fazirsiran or placebo. Liver biopsies, a way of collecting a small tissue sample from the liver, will be taken twice during this study.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • of HM15211 in Subjects

    open to eligible people ages 18-70

    This study is a phase 2 study to Evaluate Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of HM15211 Treatment for 12 Months in Subjects with Biopsy Confirmed NASH

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Treating Pediatric NAFLD With Nutrition

    open to eligible people ages 10-17

    This is a proof of concept clinical trial to compare daily intake of at least 20 grams of whole dairy fat vs habitual diet on hepatic steatosis in children with NAFLD.

    La Jolla, California

  • Vitamin E Dosing Study

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a multicenter, randomized, double masked, placebo-controlled, parallel treatment groups dosing trial of Vitamin E in adult nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Accurate Point of Care Liver Disease Diagnostics

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This research study is being conducted to find out more about techniques to non-invasively evaluate liver disease. The investigators are testing a new technology to evaluate the liver (LiverScope®), and they will compare it to other methods to evaluate the liver, including advanced conventional liver MR and liver FibroScan® ultrasound exams. MR exams and FibroScan® ultrasound exams are common exams used to monitor NAFLD. Conventional MR scanners use magnetic fields and radio waves to make pictures of the liver. LiverScope® is a small, portable MR-based device that uses similar, but simplified technology, and can be used on top of an exam table in an outpatient setting. LiverScope® currently is not approved for clinical use. In this study the investigators will learn how LiverScope® measurements of the liver compare to MR. Study participants will be asked to complete a one-time visit which includes: - LiverScope exam - MR exam - FibroScan exam (optional) - Blood draw - Completion of study questionnaires

    La Jolla, California

  • Additive Diagnostic Performance of Magnetic Resonance Elastography (MRE) and Corrected-T1 (cT1) for Fibrosis and Inflammation in Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) Using Histology as Reference

    open to eligible people ages 18-90

    This pilot study will evaluate conventional and investigational MR imaging and spectroscopic sequences and collect data to help plan more definitive future studies.

    La Jolla, California

  • Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) Database 3

    open to eligible people ages 2 years and up

    The NAFLD Database 3 will enroll approximately 1500 adult patients and 750 pediatric patients suspected or known to have NAFLD or NASH-related cirrhosis. 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

  • Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in HIV Database

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a spectrum of liver conditions associated with fat accumulation that ranges from benign, non-progressive liver fat accumulation to severe liver injury, cirrhosis, and liver failure. The spectrum of NAFLD encompasses simple nonalcoholic steatosis (nonalcoholic fatty liver [NAFL]) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in which there is evidence of hepatocellular injury and/or fibrosis. NAFLD is the most common liver disease in adults and the second leading cause for liver transplantation in the U.S. The natural history of NAFLD in the general population has been well described. The NASH Clinical Research Network (NASH CRN) was established by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) in 2002 to further the understanding of the diagnosis, mechanisms, progression and therapies of NASH. This effort has resulted in numerous seminal studies in the field. However, NASH CRN studies have systematically excluded persons living with HIV (PLWH) , as NAFLD in PLWH was thought to be different from that in the general population due to HIV infection, antiretroviral therapy (ART), concomitant medications and co-infections. This resulted in major knowledge gaps regarding NAFLD in the setting of HIV infection. Thus, the natural history of NAFLD in PLWH is largely unknown. The goal of this ancillary study of NAFLD and NASH in Adults with HIV (HIV NASH CRN), is to conduct a prospective, observational, multicenter study of NAFLD in PLWH (HIV-associated NAFLD).

    San Diego, California and other locations

  • Prevalence and Predictors of Hepatic Steatosis in Persons Living With HIV

    open to eligible people ages 18-80

    Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a spectrum of liver conditions associated with fat accumulation that ranges from benign, non-progressive liver fat accumulation to severe liver injury, cirrhosis, and liver failure. NAFLD is the most common liver disease in US adults and the second leading cause for liver transplantation in the US. The natural history of NAFLD in the general population has been well described, with those with non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFL, or simple steatosis) destined to have rare incidence of hepatic events compared to those with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), who are at high risk for future development of cirrhosis, liver cancer and liver failure. The NASH Clinical Research Network (NASH CRN) was established by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) in 2002, through the mechanism of RFA-DK-01-025, to further the understanding of diagnosis, mechanisms, progression and therapies of NASH. The NASH CRN effort has resulted in numerous seminal studies in the field. However, NASH CRN studies have systematically excluded persons living with HIV (PLWH), as NAFLD in these persons was thought to be different from that in the general population due to HIV, ART, concomitant medications, and co-infections. This has resulted in major knowledge gaps regarding NAFLD in the setting of HIV. This ancillary study of NAFLD and NASH in Adults with HIV (HIV NASH CRN), HNC 001 goal is to examine the prevalence of hepatic steatosis and NAFLD in a large, multicenter, and multiethnic cohort of PLWH (Steatosis in HIV Study)

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • MGL-3196 (Resmetirom) in Patients With NASH and Fibrosis

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    A double-blind placebo controlled randomized Phase 3 study to determine if 80 or 100 mg of MGL-3196 as compared with placebo resolves NASH and/or reduces fibrosis on liver biopsy and prevents progression to cirrhosis and/or advanced liver disease

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Learn About the Long-Term Safety of Fazirsiran and if Fazirsiran Can Help People With Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Liver Disease

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    The main aim of this study is to learn if fazirsiran is safe during long-term use in people with liver disease caused by the abnormal Z-alpha-1 antitrypsin (Z-AAT) protein. People who are currently taking part in or have completed previous fazirsiran studies (AROAAT2001 [NCT03945292] or AROAAT2002 [NCT03946449]) can continue to receive fazirsiran in this study. Participants will receive fazirsiran every 3 months for almost 2 years and will then be followed for an additional 6 months. The study may also provide information on whether fazirsiran has a long-term effect in reducing liver fibrosis or slowing down the progression of liver fibrosis in people with liver disease due to the abnormal Z-AAT protein.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Metabolic Interventions to Resolve Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) With Fibrosis (MIRNA)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The study aims to evaluate two, orally administered, investigational agents - PF-06865571 (DGAT2 inhibitor) and the coadministration of PF-06865571 with PF-05221304 (ACC inhibitor). This study is specifically designed to evaluate the effect of a range of doses of DGAT2i alone, and DGAT2i + ACCi, on resolution of NASH or improvement in liver fibrosis, as assessed histologically (via liver biopsy).

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Whether a Combination of 2 Medicines (NNC0194 0499 and Semaglutide) Works in People With Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This study is being done to see if a combination of 2 medicines (called NNC0194-0499 and semaglutide) can reduce liver damage in patients with non alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). NNC0194-0499 is a new medicine which works in the liver. Semaglutide is a well-known medicine, which is already used by doctors to treat type 2 diabetes in many countries. It also helps with weight loss and may reduce liver damage, and so prevent future liver complications. It works in a different way to NNC0194 0499. The 2 medicines may work better together than on their own. The study will also look at a combination of semaglutide and another weight-loss medicine called NNC0174-0833, which may be another treatment option for NASH. Each week, participants will get 2 injections. These could be 2 of the 3 medicines OR 1 of the medicines and a placebo OR 2 placebo injections. Which treatment participants get is decided by chance. A placebo is a dummy medicine which looks like the real medicine but doesn't contain any active medicine. The study will last for about 19 months. Participants will have 14 clinic visits and 9 phone calls with the study doctor. Participants will have 1 or 2 liver biopsies (tiny pieces of liver tissue) - one at the start (if participants have not had a biopsy recently) and one at the end of the study treatment. Women: Women cannot take part if pregnant, breast-feeding or planning to become pregnant during the study period.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Belapectin for the Prevention of Esophageal Varices in NASH Cirrhosis

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This seamless, adaptive, two-stage, Phase 2b/3, randomized, double-blind, multicenter, parallel-groups, placebo-controlled study will assess the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of belapectin compared with placebo in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) cirrhosis and clinical signs of portal hypertension but without esophageal varices at baseline.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Semaglutide, and the Fixed-Dose Combination of Cilofexor and Firsocostat, Alone and in Combination, in Adults With Cirrhosis Due to Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The goals of this clinical study are to learn more about the study drugs, semaglutide (SEMA) with the fixed-dose combination (FDC) of cilofexor/firsocostat (CILO/FIR), and understand whether they cause fibrosis improvement and Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) resolution in participants with cirrhosis due to NASH.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Technical Validation of MR Biomarkers of Obesity-Associated NAFLD

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The overall goal of this collaborative research program is to develop, validate and translate advanced quantitative magnetic resonance (MR) biomarkers of obesity-associated non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). This protocol represents the research plan for two distinct phases. The first phase is an optimization phase. The second phase is designed to complete a rigorous test of conventional and advanced MRE techniques. Complementary anthropometric, laboratory, and MR measures will also be collected to characterize the cohort and identify factors that affect MRE performance

    La Jolla, California and other locations

Our lead scientists for Liver Disease research studies include .

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