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British Liver Trust
The Trust has dedicated resources for people with liver disease. Their aim is to reach out to as many people as possible by providing information and support, and lobbying for the services people with liver disease need.
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The department is very research active with dedicated research nurses and a registrar. We regularly participate in national clinical trials, which have recently included a large UK wide study investigating the best treatment for alcohol related liver disease. These trials also allow us to offer our patients access to the most up to date treatments, including the AlphaPump (a novel way of treating ascites) and ELAD (a liver life support machine). We are also actively recruiting patients into several studies investigating the best way in which to treat liver cancer. Because of our research activity, we are also now able to offer access to the new medications that are now available to treat hepatitis C. 

Previous and current studies we have been involved in include:

ATTIRE; A study on using Albumin to prevent infection in chronic liver failure.

ASqoL: Protocol for a prospective cohort study to develop and validate AScites Quality of Life questionnaire

COBALT: A study of Obeticholic Acid evaluating clinical outcomes in patients with Primary Biliary Cholangitis

Cosmic 312 - A study into advanced hepatocellular carcinoma who have not received previous systemic anticancer therapy

ISIAH: A trial is to explore the potential benefits of the IL-1β antibody, Canakinumab (solution for injection), in the treatment of alcoholic hepatitis