Vitamin D Deficiency in Subjects With Chronic Hepatitis C Compared to Healthy Volunteers
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Condition||chronic hepatitis c|
|Sponsor||Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center|
|Start date||October 2009|
|End date||December 2018|
|Trial size||100 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT01274013, ARI-1280-HEPC|
The objective of this study is to assess the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in patients with chronic Hepatitis C compared to a matched control group of healthy individuals in the Sioux Falls area. It is the hypothesis of this study that vitamin D deficiency is more common in patients with chronic Hepatitis C compared to the healthy control group.
|Observational model||case control|
Individuals with chronic Hepatitis C
The Vitamin D levels of the 100 subjects will be statistically analyzed as the primary variable and correlated with the rest of the variables via ANOVA and meta-analysis
time frame: Initial clinic visit
Male or female participants from 20 years up to 60 years old.
Inclusion Criteria for Study Group: - Men and women between the ages of 25 and 55 - Diagnosis of chronic hepatitis C Exclusion Criteria for Study Group: - Taking a vitamin D supplement (by itself or as part of a multivitamin), a calcium supplement and/or biphosphonates - Has acute hepatitis C infection - Has chronic hepatitis B infection - Had gastric bypass surgery - Has chronic kidney disease Inclusion Criteria for Control Group: - Men and women between the ages of 20 and 60 - Has a body mass index (BMI) between 20 and 35 Exclusion Criteria for Study Group: - Taking a vitamin D supplement (by itself or as part of a multivitamin), a calcium supplement and/or biphosphonates - Has any significant illness or medical problem that is not under control or being controlled by medication - History of hepatitis or abnormal liver chemistry tests - History of intravenous drug use
|Official title||A Pilot Study on Vitamin D Deficiency in Subjects With Chronic Hepatitis C Compared to Healthy Volunteers|
|Principal investigator||Hesham Elgouhari, MD|
|Description||In this study, we will measure vitamin D levels in patients with chronic Hepatitis C and healthy individuals. This study will be important to assess vitamin D inadequacy in patients with chronic Hepatitis C and healthy individuals in this area.|
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