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Plastic Bronchitis and Protein Losing Enteropathy in Children With Single Ventricle Physiology

This study has been completed.
Children's Hospital and Health System Foundation, Wisconsin
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
William Clarke, Medical College of Wisconsin Identifier:
First received: March 23, 2012
Last updated: October 28, 2013
Last verified: October 2013
The investigators are studying what causes Plastic Bronchitis and Protein Losing Enteropathy. The investigators think that these problems are from too much of two small proteins called Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide (VIP) and Substance P. VIP and Substance P are important proteins in the body that normally tell the body to make small amounts of fluid and they help the intestines work. Normally, VIP and Substance P are made in the intestines and then destroyed in the lungs after they do their normal work. The investigators think that kids who have Plastic Bronchitis and/or Protein Losing Enteropathy who also had the Fontan surgery might have too much VIP and Substance P in their bodies. The investigators think this causes too much fluid to go in the lungs and too much protein in the intestines.

Fontan Physiology Patients With PB or PLE
Fontan Physiology Patients Without PB or PLE

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: An Investigation Into The Potential Roles Of Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide And Substance P In The Pathophysiology Of Plastic Bronchitis And Protein Losing Enteropathy In Children With Palliated Single Ventricle Physiology

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Further study details as provided by Medical College of Wisconsin:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Etiologic factors in the development of PLE and PB in patients with Fontan physiology [ Time Frame: During catheterization ]
    It is anticipated that results will demonstrate significant differences in venous, arterial and /or transpulmonary levels of VIP, Substance P or both among the various subject groups reflecting etiologic factors in the development of PLE and PB in patients with Fontan physiology.

Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: March 2012
Study Completion Date: September 2013
Primary Completion Date: September 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Fontan Patients with PLE and PB
Fontan Patients with Protein Losing Enteropathy and Plastic Bronchitis
Fontan Patients w/out PLE & PB
Protein Losing Enteropathy and Plastic Bronchitis
Glenn Physiology Patients
2 ventricle heart with ASD
2 ventricle heart with Atrial Septal Defect

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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Months and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Catheterization Lab

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Fontan physiology patients with PB or PLE
  • Fontan physiology patients without PB or PLE
  • Glenn physiology patients
  • 2 ventricle patients with Atrial Septal Defect
  • Patient has scheduled cardiac catheterization (of right and left heart)
  • Age is greater than 6 months
  • Weight is greater than 10kg

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Hepatitis
  • Congenital/ acquired liver disease
  • Nephropathy
  • Acute/ chronic renal dysfunction
  • Active pulmonary hemorrhage
  • Malignancy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01563757

United States, Wisconsin
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, 53226
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical College of Wisconsin
Children's Hospital and Health System Foundation, Wisconsin
Principal Investigator: Todd Gudausky, MD Medical College of Wisconsin
Principal Investigator: Jake Scott, MD Medical College of Wisconsin
Principal Investigator: William Clarke, MD, MS Medical College of Wisconsin
  More Information

Responsible Party: William Clarke, Associate Professor, Anesthesiology/Clinical/Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin Identifier: NCT01563757     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CHW 12/28, GC 1479
Study First Received: March 23, 2012
Last Updated: October 28, 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Intestinal Diseases
Protein-Losing Enteropathies
Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide
Gastrointestinal Agents
Vasodilator Agents
Neuroprotective Agents
Protective Agents
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