Extracorporeal Photopheresis for Acute Graft Versus Host Disease
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00179855|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2010 by Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : September 16, 2005
Last Update Posted : October 11, 2010
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Graft Versus Host Disease Cancer Stem Cell Transplantation||Procedure: Extracorporeal Photopheresis||Phase 2 Phase 3|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||50 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Extracorporeal Photopheresis for Steroid-refractory Acute GVHD in Children and Young Adults: a Safety and Feasibility Study.|
|Study Start Date :||July 2003|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||July 2012|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||July 2012|
Procedure: Extracorporeal Photopheresis
ECP will be performed using the UVAR® XTS™ photopheresis system (Therakos). Whole blood is drawn and separated by centrifuge to collect the buffy coat (lymphocyte solution). Methoxsalen (8-MOP) is added to the blood, and the final solution of cells is passed as a film, 1mm thick, through a disposable plastic device, exposed to a UVA light source (2J/cm2/cell) and then returned to the patient.
ECP will be performed weekly on 2 consecutive days for 4 weeks. After 4 weeks the interval will be prolonged to every 2 weeks and ECP will be stopped after maximal response has been maintained for 2 weeks. The actual study finishes at d56 but ECP may be continued beyond that (off-study) at the discretion of the physician.
- To evaluate the safety and feasibility of extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) in the treatment of steroid-refractory acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) in children. [ Time Frame: To end of study ]
- To estimate the response rate of ECP in steroid-refractory acute GVHD in children. [ Time Frame: To end of study ]
- To evaluate the immunological mechanisms of ECP in acute GVHD. [ Time Frame: To end of study ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00179855
|Contact: Morris Kletzel, MDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Meredith Marshall||773-880-8153||MeMarchall@childrensmemorial.org|
|United States, Illinois|
|Children's Memorial Hospital||Recruiting|
|Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60614|
|Contact: Morris Kletzel, MD 773-880-4562 MKletzel@childrensmemorial.org|
|Principal Investigator:||Morris Kletzel, MD||Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago|