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Pioglitazone vs Vitamin E vs Placebo for Treatment of Non-Diabetic Patients With Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (PIVENS)

2014-08-27 03:55:07 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine if therapy with pioglitazone or vitamin E will lead to an improvement in liver histology in non-diabetic adult patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).

Description

The purpose of this study is to determine if therapy with pioglitazone or vitamin E will lead to an improvement in liver histology in non-diabetic adult patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Liver Diseases

Intervention

Pioglitazone, Vitamin E, Matching placebo

Location

University of California, San Diego
San Diego
California
United States
92103

Status

Completed

Source

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:55:07-0400

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