Study group for Fibrosis, Liver

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Harry S. Truman Memorial, Columbia, MO, Columbia, MO
Fibrosis, Liver+4 More
Synthroid - Drug
All Sexes
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Study Summary

Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is the aggressive form of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, which is rapidly becoming a worldwide public health problem. It is more common in the military and Veteran population compared to the general US population. NASH may progress to end-stage liver disease and primary liver cancer, and hence there is critical need for effective treatment. The goal of this clinical trial is to test whether low dose thyroid hormone administered to Veterans diagnosed with NASH can be an effective therapy mediated by improvement in breaking down fat in the mitochondria. The study will be conducted in two stages, the first stage is for proof of concept to be followed by interim analysis. If the interim analysis supports the merit for continuing the study, the clinical trial will proceed to stage 2 for continuation. This study will provide new information and strategies for treatment of NASH using low dose thyroid hormone that will be highly relevant and impactful to the health of the Veteran population.

Eligible Conditions

  • Non Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)
  • Fibrosis, Liver

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Other trials for Fibrosis, Liver

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 4 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 12 months

12 months
Improvement in Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease activity score (NAS) by 2 points
Improvement in mitochondrial biogenesis
Improvement in mitochondrial fatty acid oxidation
Improvement in mitochondrial mitophagy
Proportion of subjects experiencing improvement in biopsy-determined fibrosis by at least one stage

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

2 of 3
This is further along than 68% of similar trials

Other trials for Fibrosis, Liver

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Study group
1 of 2
Placebo group
1 of 2
Active Control
Non-Treatment Group

128 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Study group · Has Placebo Group · Phase 2

Placebo group
PlaceboComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Placebo · Intervention Types: Drug
Study group
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Synthroid · Intervention Types: Drug

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 12 months
Closest Location: Harry S. Truman Memorial, Columbia, MO · Columbia, MO
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2011First Recorded Clinical Trial
1 TrialsResearching Fibrosis, Liver
3 CompletedClinical Trials

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 10 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You are overweight or obese.\n
You have type 2 diabetes and are on stable antidiabetic medication for at least 3 months before enrollment.
Reliance on abstinence from heterosexual intercourse is acceptable only if it is the patient's habitual practice.

About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 9th, 2021

Last Reviewed: August 12th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.