Effects of Ursodeoxycholic Acid on Graft Recovery Early After Adult Liver Transplantation

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Brief Title

Effects of Ursodeoxycholic Acid on Graft Recovery Early After Adult Liver Transplantation

Brief Summary

      This study is designed to investigate the possible beneficial effects of UDCA on liver graft
      recovery early after adult liver transplantation.

Study Type


Primary Outcome

Serum liver tests

Secondary Outcome

 Postoperative complications


Liver Transplantation


ursodeoxycholic acid

Study Arms / Comparison Groups

 ursodeoxycholic acid


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Recruitment Information

Recruitment Status


Estimated Enrollment


Start Date

May 2005

Completion Date

January 2009

Primary Completion Date

April 2008

Eligibility Criteria

        Inclusion Criteria:

          -  All liver transplant patients in our center between May 2005 and April 2008 were
             potentially eligible for enrollment

        Exclusion Criteria:

          -  Age less than 18 years

          -  Treatment with UDCA within one month before operation

          -  Inability to provide written informed consent prior to study entry

          -  Non-liver organ(s) failure prior to entry




18 Years - N/A

Accepts Healthy Volunteers



Zhi-Hai Peng, MD, , 

Location Countries


Location Countries


Administrative Informations



Organization ID


Study Sponsor

Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine

Study Sponsor

Zhi-Hai Peng, MD, Study Chair, Shanghai General Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine

Verification Date

December 2009