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The primary objective of this study is to assess efficacy of intragastric balloon for weight loss in obese patients who also concurrently have NASH.


Clinical Trial Description

Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a growing and leading etiology of chronic liver disease worldwide resulting in substantial morbidity and mortality.

Given recent data confirming weight loss as an effective treatment strategy for NASH and the recent availability of endoscopic bariatric therapies recently described by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the investigators seek to primarily study efficacy of intragastric balloon for weight loss in obese patients having NASH. Secondary objective would be to assess whether the use of intragastric balloon combined with lifestyle intervention can improve liver histology in NASH with significant fibrosis over lifestyle intervention alone in a prospective paired study. ;


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NCT number NCT03538236
Study type Interventional
Source Johns Hopkins University
Contact Lea Fayad, MD
Phone 5184235090
Email lfayad3@jhmi.edu
Status Not yet recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date September 30, 2018
Completion date May 30, 2020

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