alcoholic liver disease

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  • A Study to Establish an Alcoholic Hepatitis Network Rochester, MN

    The purpose of this study is to create a clinical database and bio-repository by obtaining blood, urine, and stool samples (e.g., biological samples) and personal health information from patients to use in future research studies related to alcoholic hepatitis or other diseases.

  • Use of F-652 in Patients With Alcoholic Hepatitis Mankato, MN; Scottsdale/Phoenix, AZ; Jacksonville, FL; Rochester, MN

    Alcoholic hepatitis is a syndrome of progressive inflammatory liver injury associated with long-term heavy intake of ethanol. The pathogenesis is not completely understood. Patients who are severely affected present with subacute onset of fever, hepatomegaly, leukocytosis, marked impairment of liver function (e.g., jaundice, coagulopathy), and manifestations of portal hypertension (e.g., ascites, hepatic encephalopathy, variceal hemorrhage). However, milder forms of alcoholic hepatitis often do not cause any symptoms. Alcoholic hepatitis usually persists and progresses to cirrhosis if heavy alcohol use continues. If alcohol use ceases, alcoholic hepatitis resolves slowly over weeks to months, sometimes without permanent sequelae but often with residual ...

  • A Study to Evaluate Whether or Not Extracellular Counts and Content Can Diagnose Alcoholic Hepatitis Rochester, MN

    The purpose of this study is to determine if extracellular (EV) counts and content can differentiate Alcoholic Hepatitis (AH) from alcoholic liver disease as well as end stage liver disease due to other causes.

  • A Study to Develop a Resource (bank) of Biospecimens and Data Collected from Individuals with Liver Disease and Without Liver Disease Rochester, MN

    The purpose of this study is to facilitate discovery and development of novel biomarkers of risk and early detection, etiologic factors relating to liver disease, and novel targeted therapeutic and chemopreventive strategies for liver disease such as PSC, PBC, PLD, NAFLD, NASH, ASH, HCC, donors (non-diseased and diseased) for liver transplant or non-liver diseased subjects scheduled for surgery will serve as controls.

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