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Cincinnati, Ohio 45229

  • Cholestasis


OBJECTIVES: I. Compare the bioavailability of polymer-coated and buffered ursodiol (ursodeoxycholic acid) to unmodified ursodiol in patients with cystic fibrosis-associated liver disease or chronic cholestatic liver disease. II. Compare the differences in pruritus, weight gain, and liver function for both treatments.

Study summary:

PROTOCOL OUTLINE: Patients are sequentially treated with 2 formulations of ursodeoxycholic acid: unmodified ursodiol (Actigall) and buffered, enteric-coated ursodiol (Ursocarb). There is a 24-hour washout between each 4-week course of therapy.


PROTOCOL ENTRY CRITERIA: --Disease Characteristics-- Chronic cholestatic liver disease Cystic fibrosis-associated liver disease --Prior/Concurrent Therapy-- Usual and customary diet maintained throughout study, e.g., medium-chain triglyceride oil --Patient Characteristics-- Pulmonary: No serious respiratory deficiency No acute illness No inability to swallow No fertile women



Primary Contact:

Study Chair
William Balistreri
Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati

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Location Contact:

Cincinnati, Ohio 45229
United States

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Site Status: N/A

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Date Processed: April 03, 2020

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