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Orthotopic Liver Transplantation Using a Living Donor

This study has been terminated.
(Poor accrual)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Chicago Identifier:
First received: September 8, 2005
Last updated: September 26, 2013
Last verified: September 2013

The purpose of this study is to:

determine the safety of donor right hepatic lobectomy as a procedure to provide a liver graft for living donor liver transplantation.

study the regeneration of liver tissue by volumetric testing for both donor and recipient.

assess if graft and patient survival with living donor transplantation is comparable to that of cadaveric donor transplantation.

Condition Intervention Phase
Liver Disease Liver Neoplasms Procedure: donor right hepatic lobectomy Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Orthotopic Liver Transplantation Using a Living Donor Into An Adult Recipient

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Further study details as provided by University of Chicago:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The primary outcome for donors in this study will be the determination of whether right hepatic lobectomy is a safe procedure for the donor as measured by survival, the incidence of surgical complications, liver function and regeneration studies. [ Time Frame: post transplant ]
  • The primary outcome for recipients will be the assessment of patient and graft survival. Comparison to results of contemporaneous, non-randomized cadaver donor transplants will be made. [ Time Frame: post transplant ]

Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: April 2000
Study Completion Date: September 2006
Primary Completion Date: September 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Age 18-55
  2. No current or prior history of heart, lung or other medical problems.
  3. No history of liver disease.
  4. No history of malignancy, except limited basal cell carcinoma.
  5. ABO / HLA compatibility with the recipient.
  6. If female and premenopausal, a negative pregnancy test.
  7. Related to recipient either by blood or marriage and having a stable, long term, emotional relationship.
  8. The donor's body size and volumetric determination of liver mass by abdominal CT scan will indicate whether or not a donor is a suitable candidate for liver donation if the donor meets the other inclusion criteria. Favorable donors for the individual organs will be those with donor graft to recipient body dry weight ratios (GRBWR) of >0.7% and those with a ratio of graft volume to recipient's expected liver volume (GWRLW) of >35%.
  9. Satisfactory psychosocial evaluation. -

Exclusion Criteria:

Recipient Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Pregnant or nursing females.
  2. Patients with significant concomitant infections.
  3. Patients who require multiple organ transplants.
  4. Significant pulmonary disease. If pulmonary disease is clinically suspected, diagnostic studies will be performed to exclude the presence of pulmonary hypertension (PA systolic pressure >40 mm Hg) or arterial saturation (Po2<60 mmHg, breathing room air).
  5. Patients at a higher than average perioperative risk secondary to severe decompensated liver disease or previous surgery (i.e., re-transplantation) or infections.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00152607

United States, Illinois
The University of Chicago Hospitals
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Chicago
Principal Investigator: J. Michael Millis, MD The University of Chicago Hospitals
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Responsible Party: University of Chicago Identifier: NCT00152607     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 10050
Study First Received: September 8, 2005
Last Updated: September 26, 2013

Keywords provided by University of Chicago:
Liver Transplantation
Living Donors
End Stage Liver Disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Liver Diseases
Liver Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms processed this record on August 18, 2017