A Phase 2, Randomized, Double-Blind, Double-Dummy, Placebo-Controlled Study Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of Semaglutide, and the Fixed-Dose Combination of Cilofexor and Firsocostat, Alone and in Combination, in Subjects with Compensated Cirrhosis (F4) due to Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)

Date Added
July 18th, 2022
PRO Number
Pro00119356
Researcher
Don Rockey

List of Studies


Keywords
Liver
Summary

This is a Phase 2, randomized, double-blind, double-dummy,
placebo-controlled study evaluating the efficacy and safety of SEMA,
CILO/FIR, and their combination in subjects with compensated
cirrhosis due to NASH.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Bridgette Blankenship
843-876-8439
blanke@musc.edu

Collection of Blood to Evaluate Epigenomics and Protein Biomarkers for the Detection of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Date Added
July 7th, 2022
PRO Number
Pro00117885
Researcher
Don Rockey

List of Studies


Keywords
Liver
Summary

Collection of Blood to Evaluate Epigenomics and Protein Biomarkers for the Detection of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Bridgette Blankenship
843-876-8439
blanke@musc.edu

A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicentre, Phase 3 study evaluating long-term efficacy and safety of lanifibranor in adult patients with non-cirrhotic non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and fibrosis 2 (F2)/fibrosis 3 (F3) stage of liver fibrosis

Date Added
June 21st, 2022
PRO Number
Pro00114993
Researcher
Don Rockey

List of Studies


Keywords
Liver
Summary

This Phase 3 study is conducted to evaluate lanifibranor in adults with NASH and liver fibrosis stage 2 or 3 and consists of 2 parts - Part 1 and Part 2.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Bridgette Blankenship
843-876-8439
blanke@musc.edu

A Phase 2, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of AXA1665 in Subjects With Liver Cirrhosis and Prior Overt Hepatic Encephalopathy (EMMPOWER)

Date Added
October 18th, 2021
PRO Number
Pro00109483
Researcher
Don Rockey

List of Studies


Keywords
Liver
Summary

The purpose of this study is to find out about the safety and effectiveness of a study medicine (AXA1665) is at reducing the risk of hepatic encephalopathy (HE) in people with scarring of the liver who have had HE before. The study will take approximately 32 weeks to complete, with study visits approximately every 6 weeks.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Bridgette Blankenship
843-876-8439
blanke@musc.edu

A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Phase 2b study to Evaluate Safety and Efficacy of DUR-928 in Subjects with Alcoholic Hepatitis

Date Added
September 14th, 2021
PRO Number
Pro00109938
Researcher
Don Rockey

List of Studies


Keywords
Liver
Summary

There is a new investigational drug called DUR-928. This study is being done to see if this investigational drug helps in the treatment of Alcoholic Hepatitis (AH).

The hope is that the use of DUR-928 will lead to lowering the MELD (Model for end-stage liver disease) score, some other liver blood tests, and then other symptoms of AH may get better.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Bridgette Blankenship
843-876-8439
blanke@musc.edu

VK2809 A PHASE 2B, RANDOMIZED, DOUBLE-BLIND, PLACEBO-CONTROLLED, MULTICENTER STUDY TO ASSESS THE EFFICACY, SAFETY, AND TOLERABILITY OF VK2809 ADMINISTERED FOR 52 WEEKS FOLLOWED BY A 4-WEEK OFF-DRUG PHASE IN SUBJECTS WITH BIOPSY PROVEN NON-ALCOHOLIC STEATOHEPATITIS WITH FIBROSIS

Date Added
July 6th, 2021
PRO Number
Pro00109573
Researcher
Don Rockey

List of Studies


Keywords
Liver
Summary

The purpose of this study is to find out about the safety and effectiveness of a study medicine (VK2809) in study subjects with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) with fibrosis. The study will take approximately 64 weeks to complete, with study (clinic) visits approximately every 4 weeks.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Bridgette Blankenship
843-876-8439
blanke@musc.edu

The effect of semaglutide in subjects with non-cirrhotic non-alcoholic steatohepatitis

Date Added
April 13th, 2021
PRO Number
Pro00108809
Researcher
Don Rockey

List of Studies


Keywords
Liver
Summary

The purpose of this study is to find out about the safety and effectiveness of an investigation drug called Semaglutide for the treatment of NASH. (Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis). NASH occurs when the fat buildup in the liver leads to inflammation (hepatitis) and scarring. NASH is associated with increased risk of morbidity (medical problem or complication) and mortality (death). Currently, treatment options are few and insufficient. There is therefore an unmet medical need for effective and safe pharmacological treatment options. The study is designed to last 257 weeks (approximately 4 years and 11 months), with study visits occurring approximately every 4 weeks. Most visits will include blood work and some will include assessments such as body weight and vital signs. Most visits will include reviewing of diary entries during the course of the study. This study also includes weekly injections of semaglutide (or placebo). Semaglutide is a self-administered injection that is given under the skin. Semaglutide has built an extensive amount of data with other trials that have focused on weight management and Type 2 diabetes. Semaglutide is FDA-approved for diabetes treatment, but is investigational for this study. In these previous trials, semaglutide was found to be safe and well-tolerated. This study is randomized, double-blinded, and placebo-controlled. This means that you may receive the study drug or a placebo. Neither the study subject or the study team members will know which each subject will be receiving. Study subjects will be randomized 2:1. This means that subjects will have a greater chance (66%) of receiving the drug versus the placebo.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Bridgette Blankenship
843-876-8439
blanke@musc.edu

A PHASE 2, RANDOMIZED, DOUBLE-BLIND, DOUBLE-DUMMY, PLACEBO-CONTROLLED, DOSE-RANGING, DOSE-FINDING, PARALLEL GROUP STUDY TO ASSESS EFFICACY AND SAFETY OF PF-06865571 (DGAT2I)ALONE AND WHEN COADMINISTERED WITH PF-05221304 (ACCI) IN ADULT PARTICIPANTS WITH BIOPSY-CONFIRMED NONALCOHOLIC STEATOHEPATITIS AND FIBROSIS STAGE 2 OR 3

Date Added
January 12th, 2021
PRO Number
Pro00100274
Researcher
Don Rockey

List of Studies


Keywords
Diabetes
Summary

The purpose of this research study is to learn if the study drugs (PF-06865571 alone or when given together with PF-05221304) improve NASH with liver fibrosis compared to placebo. The study drug is an IV infusion that would be administered in the outpatient clinic at MUSC main campus.

The medical term for this condition is nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) that has both high liver fat and inflammation (swelling) and fibrosis (scarring) that causes a stiff liver. This research study involves two investigational drugs (study drugs) being developed by Pfizer Inc. as potential options to treat participants with NASH.

This study is just over a year long and will involve 18 visits to MUSC

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Megan Bickford
843-876-8439
bickfome@musc.edu

A Seamless, Adaptive, Phase 2b/3, Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled, Multicenter, International Study Evaluating the Efficacy and Safety of Belapectin (GR-MD-02) for the Prevention of Esophageal Varices in NASH Cirrhosis

Date Added
October 13th, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00100506
Researcher
Don Rockey

List of Studies


Keywords
Aging, Liver
Summary

The purpose of this study is to find out about the safety and effectiveness of Belapectin (GR-MD-002) (an oral investigational drug - not approved by the FDA) for the prevention of esophageal varices in NASH (Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis) Cirrhosis. The study is designed to last 156 weeks with study visits occurring every 2 weeks.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Megan Bickford
843-876-8439
liverstudies@musc.edu

Introducing Palliative Care (PC) within the Treatment of End Stage Liver Disease (ESLD): A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial

Date Added
December 18th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00084674
Researcher
Don Rockey

List of Studies


Keywords
Alcohol, Cancer/Gastrointestinal, Liver, Pain
Summary

This is a two armed multicenter cluster randomized controlled trial (RCT), to assess the effectiveness of two pragmatic PC models for patients with ESLD (Consultative PC vs. Trained hepatologist led PC). To prevent bias at the level of providers, randomization will take place at the level of clinical centers; however patients will be the unit of inference. Parallel to this cluster-RCT, a qualitative study will be undertaken to evaluate the patient/caregiver experiences in the two PC models, using semi structured interviews.

To execute this project, Duke has identified 19 clinical centers to participate; 8 Veterans Health Administration (VHA) systems and 11 non-VHA, Academic Medical Centers.

Comparative Approaches:
1.Consultative PC led approach (Model 1): The PC model will include: 1) routine PC consults, using a standardized checklist , 2) in-person visits at initial, 1 and 3 months.
2.Trained hepatologist led PC (Model 2): The Hepatologist Led PC model will comprise: 1) Hepatologist training (through E Learning modules), and 2) in person visits utilizing the same PC checklist as utilized in Model 1. The in-person visits will occur at initial, 1 and 3 months i.e. similar to Model 1 and follow the same visit specified agenda.

MUSC has been assigned to the Model 2 approach, "Hepatologist led Palliative Care" to be lead by Dr. Don Rockey and Dr. Heather Simpson.

Adult patients 18 years of age or older will be enrolled. With 14 clinical centers in different geographic locations and diversity in race/ ethnicity, 1260 patient/ caregiver dyads will be enrolled.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Joshua Inman
843-876-4303
inmanj@musc.edu



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