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Asterixis Medical Research Studies

Up-to-date List of Asterixis Medical Research Studies

What Research is Being Done?

A clinical study involves research using human volunteers (also called participants) that is intended to add to medical knowledge. There are two main types of clinical studies: clinical trials (also called interventional studies) and observational studies. Following list includes both interventional and observational studies.

Latest Asterixis Medical Research Studies

Rank Status Study
1 Recruiting The Role of Bacterial Overgrowth and Delayed Intestinal Transit in Hepatic Encephalopathy.
Condition: Hepatic Encephalopathy
Intervention: Drug: Rifaximin
Outcome Measures: Laboratory results;   Lactulose Hydrogen Breath Test;   Quality of Life
2 Unknown  Efficacy of Combined Oral L-Ornithine-L-Aspartate and Lactulose in Patients With Hepatic Encephalopathy
Condition: Hepatic Encephalopathy
Interventions: Drug: L-ornithine-L-aspartate and lactulose;   Drug: placebo and lactulose
Outcome Measures: To assess improvement of mental status of the patients;   To assess improvement of number connection test, serum ammonia, EEG, Asterixis and PSE index of the patients
3 Recruiting A Randomized Comparison of Rifaximin Versus Lactulose in Hospitalized Cirrhotic Patients With Renal Failure
Condition: Hepatic Encephalopathy
Interventions: Drug: Rifaximin;   Drug: Lactulose
Outcome Measures: Development of Progressive Hepatic Encephalopathy to Stage 3 or 4 in patients with progressive renal failure;   In-hospital mortality;   Hospital Length of Stay

These studies may lead to new treatments and are adding insight into Asterixis etiology and treatment.

A major focus of Asterixis research is the development of new drugs and other treatment options. Studies seek to identify new drugs to treat various related disorders and to find safer, more effective doses for medications already being used. Other research is aimed at identifying receptors or drug targets.


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