Recruitment

Recruitment Status
Completed

Inclusion Criterias

Eligible patients are workers who are 18 years of age or older, infected by HCV with a quantifiable serum HCV RNA level (as determined by polimerase chain reaction, COBAS AmpliPrep/COBAS TaqMan - ROCHE). HCV infected populations must have elevated serum alanine transaminase levels and findings on liver biopsy consistent with chronic infection. Cirrhotic patients have to have a Child-Pugh score less than 7 to be eligible.
Eligible patients are workers who are 18 years of age or older, infected by HCV with a quantifiable serum HCV RNA level (as determined by polimerase chain reaction, COBAS AmpliPrep/COBAS TaqMan - ROCHE). HCV infected populations must have elevated serum alanine transaminase levels and findings on liver biopsy consistent with chronic infection. Cirrhotic patients have to have a Child-Pugh score less than 7 to be eligible.

Exclusion Criterias

Ineligible patients are those who had other liver diseases, as well as those who are affected by cancer, severe jaundice, pulmonary and renal chronic diseases, prostatic diseases, autoimmune diseases and diabetes mellitus. Excessive use of alcohol (>20 g/die) or hepato-toxic drugs. Other causes of exclusion include decompensated cirrhosis, pregnancy, and contraindications for Peg-IFN-a or RBV therapy such as cardiopathy, hemoglobinopathies, hemocromatosis, major depression or other severe psychiatric pathological conditions.
Ineligible patients are those who had other liver diseases, as well as those who are affected by cancer, severe jaundice, pulmonary and renal chronic diseases, prostatic diseases, autoimmune diseases and diabetes mellitus. Excessive use of alcohol (>20 g/die) or hepato-toxic drugs. Other causes of exclusion include decompensated cirrhosis, pregnancy, and contraindications for Peg-IFN-a or RBV therapy such as cardiopathy, hemoglobinopathies, hemocromatosis, major depression or other severe psychiatric pathological conditions.

Summary

Conditions
  • Daily Activity
  • Fatigue
  • Quality of Life
Type
Interventional
Phase
Phase 3
Design
  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
  • Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
  • Primary Purpose: Treatment

Participation Requirements

Age
Between 18 years and 90 years
Gender
Both males and females

Inclusion Criterias

Eligible patients are workers who are 18 years of age or older, infected by HCV with a quantifiable serum HCV RNA level (as determined by polimerase chain reaction, COBAS AmpliPrep/COBAS TaqMan - ROCHE). HCV infected populations must have elevated serum alanine transaminase levels and findings on liver biopsy consistent with chronic infection. Cirrhotic patients have to have a Child-Pugh score less than 7 to be eligible.
Eligible patients are workers who are 18 years of age or older, infected by HCV with a quantifiable serum HCV RNA level (as determined by polimerase chain reaction, COBAS AmpliPrep/COBAS TaqMan - ROCHE). HCV infected populations must have elevated serum alanine transaminase levels and findings on liver biopsy consistent with chronic infection. Cirrhotic patients have to have a Child-Pugh score less than 7 to be eligible.

Exclusion Criterias

Ineligible patients are those who had other liver diseases, as well as those who are affected by cancer, severe jaundice, pulmonary and renal chronic diseases, prostatic diseases, autoimmune diseases and diabetes mellitus. Excessive use of alcohol (>20 g/die) or hepato-toxic drugs. Other causes of exclusion include decompensated cirrhosis, pregnancy, and contraindications for Peg-IFN-a or RBV therapy such as cardiopathy, hemoglobinopathies, hemocromatosis, major depression or other severe psychiatric pathological conditions.
Ineligible patients are those who had other liver diseases, as well as those who are affected by cancer, severe jaundice, pulmonary and renal chronic diseases, prostatic diseases, autoimmune diseases and diabetes mellitus. Excessive use of alcohol (>20 g/die) or hepato-toxic drugs. Other causes of exclusion include decompensated cirrhosis, pregnancy, and contraindications for Peg-IFN-a or RBV therapy such as cardiopathy, hemoglobinopathies, hemocromatosis, major depression or other severe psychiatric pathological conditions.

Locations

Catania, 95125
Catania, 95125

Tracking Information

NCT #
NCT01909557
Collaborators
Not Provided
Investigators
Not Provided