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Improving the Humoral Response to Influenza Vaccine in Lung Transplant Recipients by an Intradermal Strategy

This study has been completed.
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University Health Network, Toronto Identifier:
First received: November 21, 2006
Last updated: April 15, 2008
Last verified: November 2006
The purpose of this study is to test the specific humoral response after an intramuscular and intradermal influenza vaccination in lung transplant recipients

Condition Intervention Phase
Lung Transplantation Influenza Vaccines Biological: Trivalent Inactivated Influenza Vaccine Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Improving the Humoral Response to Influenza Vaccine in Lung Transplant Recipients by an Intradermal Strategy

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • HIA titers 4 weeks after influenza vaccination

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Local and systemic adverse events to vaccination and rates
  • of allograft rejection in the 6 months following vaccination

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: October 2006
Study Completion Date: July 2007
Primary Completion Date: February 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
Influenza virus is an important cause of morbidity in the lung transplant population and can lead to viral and bacterial pneumonia and contribute to the bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome. Although the annual influenza vaccine is recommended for lung transplant patients, studies have shown that a single intramuscular (i.m.) dose has poor immunogenicity. There are no studies that define the effect of intradermal doses in this population. We plan to study the immunogenicity of a two-dose regimen of influenza vaccine in 50 lung transplant patients during the 2006-2007 season. After the initial i.m. injection, a second dose will be given intradermally 4 weeks later. Antibody titers will be evaluated by a standard hemagglutination inhibition assay. We hypothesize that the second dose intradermally will significantly increase the proportion of vaccine responders.

Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Lung transplant recipients greater than 3 months post-transplant

Exclusion Criteria:

  • · Egg allergy

    • Previous life-threatening reaction to influenza vaccine (ie Guillain Barre Syndrome)
    • On anticoagulants such as warfarin that precludes intramuscular injection
    • Ongoing therapy for rejection
    • Febrile illness in the past two weeks
    • Unable to provide informed consent
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00402805

Canada, Ontario
Multi-Organ Transplant Program, University Health Network
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 2N2
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Health Network, Toronto
Principal Investigator: Deepali Kumar, MD University Health Network, Toronto
  More Information

Publications: Identifier: NCT00402805     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 06-0380-AE
Study First Received: November 21, 2006
Last Updated: April 15, 2008

Keywords provided by University Health Network, Toronto:
Influenza vaccine
Lung transplantation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Influenza, Human
Orthomyxoviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Immunologic Factors
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