Fat in the liver (NASH)
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) - A silent disease
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is inflammation of the liver and damage caused by a buildup of fat in the liver. It is one of a group of conditions called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
You may be told that you have "fatty liver".
Many people have a build-up of fat in their liver, and for most people, it doesn't cause any symptoms or problems.
But in some people, fat causes inflammation and damages liver cells. Due to the damage, the liver does not function as well as it should.
NASH can get worse and cause scarring of the liver, which leads to cirrhosis. But the disease does not always get worse.
NASH is similar to the type of liver disease caused by long-term heavy drinking. But NASH occurs in people who don't abuse alcohol.
We are conducting a clinical study evaluating the efficacy of a drug for the treatment of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in people with the disease.
To participate, you must:
- Be 18 years of age and over
- Be at fibrosis stage 1 or greater and less than 4 on the NASH fibrosis staging system
You will be given reimbursement for study-related expenses when you participate in the clinical study and you will be surrounded by a medical team throughout the process.
I want to apply to this clinical study
For more information, contact us at 581 477-3439 (Québec) or at 1-844-739-3439 (toll free), or fill the online form.
The study process in pictures
Step 1 | Before starting the study, we will take time to fully explain the selection process and the conduct of the study by phone.
Step 2 | After the initial phone interview, if you are still interested in taking part in a study, we schedule a preliminary meeting with you during which you may ask all the questions you wish and take the time you require to read over the consent form. This form explains, in detail, the different stages of each study.
Step 3 | You may make a decision at that time to move forward with or terminate the selection process. However, you are under no obligation to make an immediate decision. Based on briefing content, you may take the time necessary to come to a decision and consult with your personal physician or loved ones.
Step 4 | Depending on the nature of the study, some tests or medical examinations may be required. In the majority of cases, these tests or examinations are conducted on Diex Research premises based on your individual availability.
Step 5 | If you are eligible, you may then begin a clinical study with us.