for people ages 18-85 (full criteria)
at Fresno, California and other locations
study started
estimated completion
Principal Investigator
by Mandana Khalili
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Mandana Khalili



The primary objectives of this study are to evaluate the effect of Obeticholic Acid treatment compared to placebo on 1) histological improvement and 2) liver-related clinical outcomes in patients with non-cirrhotic nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) with liver fibrosis.

Official Title

A Phase 3, Double-Blind, Randomized, Long-Term, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Study Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of Obeticholic Acid in Subjects With Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis


Non Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) Non Alcoholic Steatohepatitis, fatty liver disease, NASH Fatty Liver Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Obeticholic Acid


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18-85

  1. Histologic evidence of NASH upon central read of a liver biopsy obtained no more than 6 months before Day 1 defined by presence of all 3 key histological features of NASH according to NASH CRN criteria.
  2. Histologic evidence of fibrosis stage 2 or stage 3 as defined by the NASH CRN scoring of fibrosis, or

Histologic evidence of fibrosis stage 1a or stage 1b if accompanied by ≥1 of the following risk factors:

  • Obesity (BMI ≥30 kg/m2)
  • Type 2 diabetes diagnosed per 2013 American Diabetes Association criteria
  • ALT >1.5× upper limit of normal (ULN).
  • For subjects with a historical biopsy, is either not taking or is on stable doses of TZDs/glitazones or vitamin E for 6 months before Day 1.
  • Stable body weight.

You CAN'T join if...

  1. Model for End-stage Liver Disease (MELD) score >12
  2. ALT ≥10× ULN
  3. HbA1c >9.5%
  4. Total bilirubin >1.5 mg/dL
  5. Evidence of other known forms of known chronic liver disease such as alcoholic liver disease, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, PBC, PSC, autoimmune hepatitis, Wilson disease, iron overload, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, drug-induced liver injury, known or suspected hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
  6. History of liver transplant, or current placement on a liver transplant list
  7. Current or history of significant alcohol consumption
  8. Prior or planned ileal resection, or prior or planned bariatric surgery
  9. Histological presence of cirrhosis
  10. . History of biliary diversion
  11. . Known positivity for human immunodeficiency virus infection.
  12. . Acute cholecystitis or acute biliary obstruction.
  13. . BMI >45 kg/m2


  • UCSF Fresno, Clinical Research Center
    Fresno California 93701 United States
  • UCSF/ San Francisco General Hospital
    San Francisco California 94110 United States
  • University of California, San Francisco
    San Francisco California 94143 United States
  • Quest Clinical Research
    San Francisco California 94115 United States
  • California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC)
    San Francisco California 94109 United States
  • Fresno Clinical Research Center
    Fresno California 93720 United States

Lead Scientist at UCSF

  • Mandana Khalili
    Co-Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)-Comprehensive Mentoring Program My research focuses on natural history of chronic viral hepatitis (hepatitis B and hepatitis C), Alcohol-induced liver injury and pathogenesis of alcoholic and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, novel treatments for viral hepatitis and fatty liver disease, health services/health di…


in progress, not accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
Intercept Pharmaceuticals
Phase 3
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