Conquering Diseases

Reverse: A Study Of An Investigational Drug For Compensated Cirrhosis Due To Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (Nash)


Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) results when fat accumulates in the liver and causes inflammation and scarring called fibrosis. Fibrosis can lead to cirrhosis which impairs liver function. Ocaliva (OCA) is an FDA approved drug for treating another type of liver disease. This study will test if Ocaliva (OCA) is safe and effective in treating cirrhosis of the liver caused by advanced NASH.


Eligible patients will be randomly assigned to take study drug or placebo. Neither you nor the researchers will know which you are taking. There are approximately 9 study visits during the first year and 8 study visits the second year. At these visits researchers will ask you questions about your health, medications you are taking, and if you are having any problems with your health.

What we're hoping for

To find out if the study drug, OCA, is safe and effective for treating patients with Compensated Cirrhosis due to NASH.

Additional Information Identifier: NCT03439254

 Principal Investigator

Isabel  Zacharias, MD

UMass Memorial Health Care

 Study Contact

Mary  Gervasini



UMMS University Campus

55 Lake Ave North 

Worcester,MA 01655