Welcome to the online home of the Chris M. Carlos and Catherine Nicole Jockisch Carlos Endowment for Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC). Thanks to support provided by this endowment, dedicated Mayo Clinic investigators and their teams are making strides to better understand and treat PSC patients, with the ultimate goal of developing a cure for this disease.
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In a recent paper, published in the Journal of Hepatology, Kowdley, et al., reported a randomized, placebo-controlled, dose-finding study of Obeticholic acid (OCA), which has been approved for the therapy of Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC). OCA is a potent farnesoid X receptor (FXR) and the study included 76 patients [...]
In a recent study, published in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Hedin, et al., reported the effects of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antagonists on liver function and efficacy in therapy of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) among patients with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC). This was retrospective study of 141 [...]
In a recent paper published in the Journal of Gastroenterology, Bakhshi et al., reported an update on the epidemiology and outcomes of Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) in a population-based cohort. The authors found that the incidence (i.e., the occurrence of new cases per year) of PSC almost doubled from 2001 [...]
In a recent study, published in the journal Hepatology, Goeppert B. et al., reported genomic features of cholangiocarcinoma (i.e., bile duct cancer) in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). In this excellent international effort from 11 medical centers in eight countries, the authors carried out DNA sequencing of 42 [...]
Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, Arizona and Florida is currently conducting a randomized placebo controlled clinical trial, examining the impact of oral vancomycin on markers of cholestasis among patients with PSC. The treatment period is approximately 18 months and requires about five clinic visits along with lab draws at home. [...]