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The aim of this study is to reduce polycystic liver volume by treating with octreotide, whether or not combined with everolimus; to assess whether combination therapy of everolimus and octreotide gives a bigger reduction of polycystic liver volume than octreotide monotherapy.
This is a single center randomized, open-label, parallel study comparing the safety and efficacy of everolimus-octreotide LAR treatment to monotherapy octreotide LAR in adult symptomatic patients with polycystic livers because of polycystic liver disease (PCLD).
We aim to include 44 patients affected by a polycystic liver either due to PCLD, 22 patients in the combination group and 22 patients in the mono therapy group.The duration of the trial will be 52 weeks. The treatment will be 48 weeks and the last control visit will take place four weeks after the treatment.
Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Polycystic Liver Disease
Everolimus, Octreotide LAR
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:08:32-0400
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