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Study of Rifaximin in Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy

2014-08-27 03:15:54 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Rifaximin therapy will improve brain functioning on MRI scanning.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy

Intervention

Rifaximin, rifaximin

Location

Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center
Richmond
Virginia
United States
23249

Status

Recruiting

Source

Hunter Holmes Mcguire Veteran Affairs Medical Center

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:15:54-0400

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