Defibrotide Compassionate Use for Patients With Life Threatening Veno-Occlusive Disease of the Liver

Expanded access is no longer available for this treatment.
(poor enrollment)
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
John Horan, Emory University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00263978
First received: December 9, 2005
Last updated: June 27, 2014
Last verified: June 2014
  Purpose

Severe veno-occlusive disease (VOD) of the liver is a life threatening complication of blood and marrow transplantation. Treatment with currently available (Food and Drug Administration [FDA] approved) agents fails in most cases. Recently conducted clinical studies indicate that patients benefit from defibrotide, a non-FDA approved agent. This protocol has been developed not with a research intent, but rather to ensure that defibrotide is used by the blood and marrow transplant programs at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and at Emory University in a safe, effective and ethical manner.


Condition Intervention
Liver Diseases
Drug: Defibrotide

Study Type: Expanded Access     What is Expanded Access?
Official Title: Defibrotide Compassionate Use Protocol for Patients With Life Threatening Veno-Occlusive Disease of the Liver

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Further study details as provided by Emory University:

Study Start Date: November 2005
Study Completion Date: June 2009
Primary Completion Date: June 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

Severe veno-occlusive disease (VOD) of the liver is a life threatening complication of blood and marrow transplantation. Treatment with currently available (FDA approved) agents fails in most cases. Recently conducted clinical studies indicate that patients benefit from defibrotide, a non-FDA approved agent. This protocol has been developed not with a research intent, but rather to ensure that defibrotide is used by the blood and marrow transplant programs at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and at Emory University in a safe, effective and ethical manner.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   1 Year to 22 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Veno-occlusive disease of the liver
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00263978

Locations
United States, Georgia
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322
Sponsors and Collaborators
Emory University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: John Horan, MD Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: John Horan, Principal Investigator, Emory University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00263978     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0966-2005
Study First Received: December 9, 2005
Last Updated: June 27, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Emory University:
Venous occlusive disease
VOD

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Liver Diseases
Hepatic Veno-Occlusive Disease
Digestive System Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Defibrotide
Fibrinolytic Agents
Fibrin Modulating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Cardiovascular Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Hematologic Agents
Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 16, 2014