Conquering Diseases

Study Of An Investigational Device To Drain Excess Fluid From The Abdomen Due To Liver Cirrhosis

Description

Seeking men and women who are experiencing recurring fluid buildup in their abdomen due to liver cirrhosis for a study of an implanted investigational device to drain the excess fluid.

Overview

We are studying an investigational device that is implanted into the body of people who experience repeated build up of fluid in their abdomen (known as ascites) due to liver cirrhosis. The investigational device would drain the excess fluid or ascites into the bladder to reduce or eliminate the need for the fluid to be removed using a needle in a procedure called paracentesis.

What we're hoping for

Evaluate if an implanted device to drain excess fluid is effective and improves the quality of life of people who have recurring fluid build up in their abdomen, known as ascites, due to liver cirrhosis.

Additional Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03973866

 Principal Investigator

Deepika  Devuni, MD

University of Massachusetts Medical School

 Study Contact

Lisa  Hales

Lisa.Hales@umassmed.edu

 Location

UMMS University Campus

55 Lake Ave North 

Worcester,MA 01655

508-856-8989