Ultrasound Elastography Assessment of Spleen and Liver Stiffness Before and After Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS) Procedure

The primary purpose of this project is to determine if acute monitoring of shunt patency via
ultrasound elastography measurements of splenic stiffness before and after TIPS placement
results in reduced morbidity and mortality from shunt failure.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

- All patients who undergo TIPS placement at the University of Kansas Medical Center
(KUMC) are eligible for participation in this study

Exclusion Criteria:

- Patients under 18 years of age

- Patients with prior splenectomy

Principal Investigator

Jill Jones, MD

Study Contact

Carissa Walter, MPH, cwalter2@kumc.edu, 913-945-7450

Estimated Completion Date

Sunday, December 1, 2019

ClinicalTrials.gov #

NCT03427164
02/08/2018