Prediction by Ultrasound of the Risk of Hepatic Cirrhosis in Cystic Fibrosis
Funding for this trial has been provided in full or in part by Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, Inc.
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STUDY BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
CF is characterized by an abnormality in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR). In the, liver the role of CFTR is to promote bile flow. The mechanism by which the abnormality in CFTR leads to liver disease in CF is uncertain. The result of liver disease in CF is the development of biliary fibrosis leading to biliary cirrhosis that may progress to multilobular cirrhosis.
There is a need to identify an early marker in patients with CF who are at increased risk for the development of cirrhosis. Timely recognition of these patients would allow for future studies of the pathophysiology of the development of cirrhosis and potentially lead to the development of new treatments. In addition early identification of this subgroup of CF patients allows for close monitoring and prompt assessment of candidates for new treatments if and when they become available.
3 Years - 12 Years
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Sponsor Contact Information:
Narkewicz, Michael (720) 777-6669 email@example.com
The sites listed below are currently recruiting subjects. Please note that this list generally lists either the pediatric or adult program but not both even though both programs may be recruiting subjects. Also, this list does not include sites that may be participating in the study but are not yet open for recruitment. If you are interested in this study please contact your center for more information.