Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hepatitis B Study at the National Institutes of Health

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are conducting a study on hepatitis B. The goal of the study is to:
-describe the natural history of hepatitis B (HBV) infection
-evaluate changes in HBV infection status in individuals
-identify participants who are potential candidates for one of the treatment studies to be conducted

Who can enroll?
- Individuals at least 18 years of age who have been diagnosed with hepatitis B.

What will be collected in the study?
- Participants will be screened with a physical examination and medical history. Health information will be collected through questionnaires and surveys on health behaviors, and family history of liver disease. Participants will also provide blood samples, and those who have had a liver biopsy within the past 2 years or have one during the course of the study will provide biopsy material for further study.

For more information about the study, check out the links below:
-NIH Clinical Research Studies

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