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Center for Liver Disease & Transplantation

Research

At the Methodist Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation, we’re committed not only to giving hope and healing to today’s liver patients, but also to building a brighter future for the field of liver disease treatment.

Physicians and scientists within our liver transplant program are actively involved in research into new forms of immunosuppression, strategies for reducing complications, and new ways to fight post-operative infection. This research includes projects underway in the laboratory as well as clinical trials that can represent new and experimental treatments for qualifying patients.

Clinical Trials are necessary for improving outcomes in liver diseases, but taking part in a clinical trial is a voluntary decision. A series of clinical trials FAQ's may be helpful for those who wish to know more about the topic of clinical trials. The clinical trials in liver diseases at The Methodist Hospital include new medications being developed for liver cancer,  hepatitis C, and research to improve outcomes in liver transplant.

For more information about clinical trials in liver disease at The Methodist Hospital, please contact our clinical trial office: 713-441-6316, or send us an email.

Clinical trials in liver disease

Short Title: Everolimus with Tacrolimus in Liver Transplantation
PI: Sherilyn Gordon Burroughs, MD
http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01150097?term=everolimus+liver+transplant&rank=2

Short Title: IIRP – Myfortic with Prograf in de novo Liver Transplantation
PI: R Mark Ghobrial, MD
http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01467011?term=myfortic+liver+transplant&rank=5

Short Title: Sustained Virological Response when on Neoral or Prograf for HCV
PI: Howard Monsour, Jr, MD
http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00938860?term=sustain+liver+transplant&rank=1

Short Title: Sotrastaurin with tacrolimus in de novo Liver Transplantation
PI: R Mark Ghobrial, MD
http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01128335?term=sotrastaurin+liver+transplant&rank=1

Short Title: Terlipressin for Hepatorenal Syndrome
PI: Howard Monsour Jr, MD
http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01143246?term=REVERSE+terlipressin+hepatorenal+syndrome&rank=1

Short Title: DEB025 with peg-IFN and Ribavirin for HCV-GT1 Treatment Naïve
PI: Howard Monsour Jr, MD
http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01318694?term=DEB+025A+HCV&rank=4

Short Title: Acrin Imaging Trial
PI: Sherilyn Gordon Burroughs, MD
http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01082224?term=acrin+6690&rank=1

Short Title: Registry of Hyponatremia in Hospitalized Patients
PI: Howard Monsour Jr, MD
http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01240668?term=registry+of+hyponatremia&rank=2

To find out more about research at the Methodist Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation, send us an email.