Intra-Arterial Catheter Directed Therapy for Severe Graft vs. Host Disease (GVHD)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 7, 2005
Last Update Posted : November 7, 2006
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Hadassah Medical Organization

Brief Summary:
Graft versus host disease (GVHD) is a major complication of allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT), resulting in death in the majority of steroid resistant patients. The study was designed to assess the efficacy of regional intra-arterial treatment in patients with resistant hepatic and/or gastro-intestinal GVHD.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Graft vs Host Disease Procedure: intra-arterial treatment Phase 1 Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: A Phase 1/2 Study to Evaluate Intra-Arterial Catheter Directed Therapy for Severe Gastro-Intestinal and/or Hepatic Graft vs. Host Disease (GVHD)
Study Start Date : December 2000
Study Completion Date : August 2005

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To assess the efficacy of intra-arterial Methylprednisolone treatment in decreasing the severity of acute GVHD.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. 1. Time to GVHD response. 2. Overall survival. 3. Disease free survival. 4. Acute toxicity.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

Recipient of allogeneic stem cell transplantation. AGVHD of liver and or GI tract, grade 2-4. Resistant AGVHD. Signed a written informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

Not fulfilling any of the inclusion criteria. Active life-threatening infection. Inability to comply with study requirements. Contraindication to arterial catheterization. Has been diagnosed with multi organ failure.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00146978

Hadassah Medical Organization
Jerusalem, Israel, 91120
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization
Principal Investigator: Michael Y Shapira, MD Hadassah Medical Organization