Purpose

This is a registry of human hepatocytes (liver cells) for research purposes.

Condition

Eligibility

Eligible Ages
Over 18 Years
Eligible Genders
All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
No

Inclusion Criteria

  • Persons undergoing partial hepatectomy/liver surgery for any reason.

Exclusion Criteria

  • Persons with known HIV, hepatitis B virus (HBV), or hepatitis C virus (HCV)
  • A diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma without negative serologies
  • A diagnosis of cholangiocarcinoma, where the total bilirubin has ever been greater or equal to 3.0
  • The presence of a biliary drainage tube
  • Active sepsis

Study Design

Phase
Study Type
Observational
Observational Model
Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective
Prospective

Recruiting Locations

Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee 37232-4753
Contact:
Carla M Ramsey, RN, BSN
615-936-0834
carla.thomas@vanderbilt.edu

More Details

NCT ID
NCT00178893
Status
Recruiting
Sponsor
Vanderbilt University

Study Contact

Carla M Ramsey, RN, BSN
615-936-0834
carla.thomas@Vanderbilt.edu

Detailed Description

Patients scheduled for partial hepatectomy/liver surgery are asked permission to use their discarded liver tissue for purposes of studying:

1. how drugs/medicines affect the liver and

2. the effects of storing liver cells in the cold or freezing.

Notice

Study information shown on this site is derived from ClinicalTrials.gov (a public registry operated by the National Institutes of Health). The listing of studies provided is not certain to be all studies for which you might be eligible. Furthermore, study eligibility requirements can be difficult to understand and may change over time, so it is wise to speak with your medical care provider and individual research study teams when making decisions related to participation.