Dry Powder Inhalation of Cyclosporine A in Lung Transplant Patients With Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
Drug: Cyclosporine A dry powder inhalation (Drug)
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Pilot Study of Cyclosporine A Dry Powder Inhalation in Lung Transplant Patients With Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome|
- Change in Forced Expiratory Volume in 1 second before and after intervention
- Amount of lung deposition of cyclosporine A
- Systemic uptake of Cyclosporine A
- Kidney function (GFR and serum creat)
|Study Start Date:||February 2007|
Because calcineurin inhibitors are not completely effective in a full prevention of acute rejection and the corresponding chronic disfunction of the transplanted organ (Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome, BOS) a rejection risc remains. To effectively treat BOS high doses of calcineurin inhibitors are necessary. On the other hand these high doses lead te serious side effects. The search for a balance between effectiveness and side effects leads to dose adjustments. Ultimately, chronic rejection is unstoppable.
In order to treat chronic rejection higher doses of calcineurin inhibitors are not a therapeutic option. The only option to reach a high dose in the target organ without extra systemic side effects would be inhalation. Indeed, this has been extensively investigated at the University of Pittsburgh (lead investigator Iacono).
The intervention in the Pittsburgh trials existed of nebulization of Cyclosporine in propylene glycol with pretreatment of nebulization of lidocaine/albuterol in order to make the inhalation tolerable.
The investigational drug in this trial consists of dry powder inhalation of a sugar-glass based solid dispersion containing cyclosporine A. The effectiveness is measured by comparing the Forced Expiratory Volume in 1 second (FEV1) before and after the intervention.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00378677
|University Medical Center Groningen|
|Principal Investigator:||Gerrit Zijlstra, Pharmacist||University of Groningen|