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May 2018 Newsletter

Posted on May 4, 2018

May 2018 Newsletter

ClinSearch would like to keep you up to date.

Our monthly newsletter details new studies and events happening at our site. Our website has several resources to learn more about the clinical trials process. We encourage you to read and share these links with friends and family who may be interested.

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 Featured Studies

Type I Diabetes

We are enrolling volunteers who have type I diabetes in a clinical research study. Learn more about this study:
Type I Diabetes Study

Type II Diabetes

Do you have type 2 diabetes? If so, you may qualify for a clinical research study at our site. Learn more about this study here:
Type II Diabetes Study

Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis or Fatty Liver?

We are currently enrolling for a clinical research study for the treatment of cirrhosis from NASH. Visit our enrolling study pages to find out more about this study:
NASH / Fatty Liver Study

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NASH – Fatty Liver

Posted on March 21, 2017

Understanding Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)

Do you or a friend have NASH or Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver (NAFL)? We may be able to help.

What is NASH (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis)?

  • Liver inflammation and damage caused by a build-up of fat in the liver (fatty liver) that in some people triggers inflammation (hepatitis) and damage (fibrosis that may lead to cirrhosis)
  • There is an increased risk of NASH in people with:
    • Obesity
    • Diabetes
    • Elevated cholesterol and triglycerides
    • High blood pressure
    • Family history

What are the symptoms?

There are no symptoms at first. However, over time the liver disease may progress to fatigue, weight loss, weakness and right upper abdominal discomfort.

How to diagnose:

  • Ultrasound of the liver
  • CAT scan
  • MRI scan
  • Fibro scan
  • Blood test
  • Liver Biopsy

Complications of cirrhosis include:

  • Esophageal varices with bleeding
  • Encephalopathy (confusion even coma)
  • Ascites (fluid build-up in the abdomen)

How to treat:

  • Reduce Cholesterol
  • Lose weight
  • Control diabetes
  • Reduce alcohol
  • Exercise
  • Vitamin E

There is no approved medication to treat NASH, but ClinSearch is studying new therapies.

To see if you qualify, call (423) 698-4584.