Tissue Collection From People With Cystic Fibrosis
|First Received Date ICMJE||May 4, 2001|
|Last Updated Date||August 24, 2009|
|Start Date ICMJE||May 2001|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Current Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Change History||Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00015756 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site|
|Current Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Current Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Brief Title ICMJE||Tissue Collection From People With Cystic Fibrosis|
|Official Title ICMJE||Tissue Collection Protocol for Individuals With Cystic Fibrosis|
This study will examine the relationship between bacterial products in lung infections in cystic fibrosis and disease severity. It will examine plasma and lung tissue from cystic fibrosis patients.
Patients with cystic fibrosis and having certain genetic characteristics, who are between 9 and 65 years of age and any cystic fibrosis patient undergoing lung transplantation at INOVA Fairfax Hospital in Fairfax, Virginia, may be eligible for this study.
Patients who cannot undergo apheresis may be asked to provide up to an additional 100 cc (7 tablespoons) of blood for research to look at bacterial products.
Lung specimens of participating transplant patients will be collected at INOVA Fairfax Hospital. Patients who participate in the apheresis portion of the study will be admitted to the NIH Clinical Center for 2 to 3 days. Apheresis is a procedure for collecting large quantities of specific blood components. For this study, plasma-the liquid part of the blood-will be collected. For the procedure, whole blood is collected through a needle in an arm vein, similar to donating blood. The blood is separated into its components by centrifugation (spinning), the plasma and white cells are extracted and collected in a bag, and the red cells are returned to the body, either through the same needle or through another needle in the other arm.
During the hospital stay, patients may also be asked to participate in other cystic fibrosis studies involving blood tests, an echocardiogram (ultrasound test of the heart), urine pregnancy test, and pulmonary function (breathing) tests.
Lungs of individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF) are frequently colonized with a number of bacterial pathogens. One of the most common organisms is Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Previous studies have shown the presence of the type III-secretion pathway within P. aeruginosa, implicating these cytotoxins as virulence factors for this organism. To evaluate further the effect of these cytotoxins on lung cells, we would like to collect plasma and tissue from individuals with CF. Because larger quantities of plasma than can safely be obtained by simple phlebotomy will be required, apheresis procedures performed in the Clinical Center Apheresis Unit will be used. To obtain lung cells from patients with CF infected with P. aeruginosa, tissue from explanted lungs will be collected in collaboration with INOVA Fairfax Hospital. We intend to look for expression of the type- III proteins of P. aeruginosa by measuring the immune response against components of the type- III pathway and their presence in lung cells.
|Study Type ICMJE||Observational|
|Study Design ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Target Follow-Up Duration||Not Provided|
|Sampling Method||Not Provided|
|Study Population||Not Provided|
|Condition ICMJE||Cystic Fibrosis|
|Intervention ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Study Group/Cohort (s)||Not Provided|
|Publications *||Frank DW. The exoenzyme S regulon of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Mol Microbiol. 1997 Nov;26(4):621-9. Review.|
* Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
|Recruitment Status ICMJE||Completed|
|Completion Date||April 2008|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Eligibility Criteria ICMJE||
Individuals with CF with an identified mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrance regulator (CFTR) (i.e., any of the known variants of the CFTR gene, such as the change in F508 allele) who are between the ages of 18 years to 65 years will be included in the apheresis portion of the study. Patients will have been or will be genotyped under another protocol. Patients must be colonized or have a history of colonization with P. aeruginosa. Patients may have cultured other organisms (e.g., Burkholderia cepacia).
All patients undergoing lung transplantation will be included in the study. Based on data from various CF registries, the mean age for patients receiving transplant is 26 years with a range from 5 to 59 years. Any patient age 9 and over with CF undergoing transplantation will be eligible for the explantation portion of the study.
There are no exclusion criteria for subjects in the transplant portion of the study.
Patients with CF will be excluded from the apheresis portion of the study if they are less than 18 years, weigh less than 40kg, or demonstrate:
Individuals who are unable to provide adequate consent/assent will be excluded from the study.
|Ages||9 Years to 65 Years|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers||No|
|Contacts ICMJE||Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects|
|Location Countries ICMJE||United States|
|NCT Number ICMJE||NCT00015756|
|Other Study ID Numbers ICMJE||010163, 01-H-0163|
|Has Data Monitoring Committee||Not Provided|
|Responsible Party||Not Provided|
|Study Sponsor ICMJE||National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)|
|Collaborators ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Investigators ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Information Provided By||National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)|
|Verification Date||April 2008|
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