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Pancreatic Islet Transplantation Into the Gastric Submucosa

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01571817
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2013 by University of California, San Francisco.
Recruitment status was:  Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : April 5, 2012
Last Update Posted : August 9, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of California, San Francisco

Brief Summary:
The overall objective of this pilot project is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the gastric submucosal space as a novel site for clinical islet transplantation. The site has several physiologic attributes that may improve the outcomes of islet transplantation compared with the conventional intraportal transplant site.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Type 1 Diabetes Biological: Isolated Human Pancreatic Islets Phase 1

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 4 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Treatment of Type I Diabetes by Pancreatic Islet Transplantation Into The Gastric Submucosa
Study Start Date : April 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2014

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

Key Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Primary islet allotransplant
  2. Type I diabetes mellitus for a minimum of 5 years
  3. One or more of the following signs or symptoms despite intensive efforts made in close cooperation with their diabetic care team:

    • Metabolic lability/instability characterized by hypoglycemia or ketoacidosis (>2 hospital admissions in the previous year), erratic glucose profiles (MAGE>120 mg/dL), or disruption in lifestyle of danger to life, self or others
    • Reduced awareness of hypoglycemia or >1 episode in the last 1.5 years of severe hypoglycemia
    • Persistently poor glucose control (as defined by HgbA1c>10% at the end of six months of Intensive management efforts with the diabetes care team)
    • Progressive secondary complications as defined by (i) a new proliferative retinopathy or clinically significant macular edema or therapy with photocoagulation during the last year; or (ii) symptomatic autonomic neuropathy (as defined by postural hypotension or neuropathic bladder)
  4. Age 18 and older
  5. Patients who have a renal transplant must have received their transplant at least 3 months previously and must have stable renal function (see exclusion criteria below)
  6. Must be able to give written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

Key Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Lymphopenia (<1000/µL) or leukopenia ( <3000 total leukocytes/µL)
  2. Presence of panel-reactive anti-HLA antibody >20%
  3. Positive lymphocytotoxic cross-match using donor lymphocytes and serum
  4. Evidence of acute EBV infection (IgM>IgG) OR no serologic evidence of previous exposure to EBV (IgG>IgM)
  5. Calculated or measured GFR < 50 ml/min/m2 in patients without a renal transplant.
  6. Calculated or measured GFR < 40 ml/min/m2 in patients with a renal transplant.
  7. Portal hypertension or history of significant liver disease
  8. History of malignancy within 10 years (except for treated basal or squamous cell CA of the skin)
  9. Active peptic ulcer disease or other gastric mucosal abnormalities as identified on screening endoscopy
  10. Severe unremitting diarrhea or other GI disorders potentially interfering with the ability to absorb oral medications
  11. Untreated proliferative retinopathy
  12. Pregnancy or breastfeeding
  13. Female subjects not post-menopausal or surgically sterile who are sexually active but not using an acceptable method of contraception
  14. Active infections
  15. Serologic evidence of infection with HIV, or HbsAg or HCV Ab positive
  16. Major ongoing psychiatric illness
  17. Ongoing substance abuse, drug or alcohol; or recent history of noncompliance
  18. Any condition that in the opinion of the Principal Investigator does not allow safe participation in the study

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01571817

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United States, California
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California, United States, 94143
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, San Francisco
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Principal Investigator: Andrew M Posselt, M.D., Ph.D. University of California, San Francisco

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Responsible Party: University of California, San Francisco Identifier: NCT01571817     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Islet-Tx-Sub-DERC
First Posted: April 5, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 9, 2013
Last Verified: August 2013

Keywords provided by University of California, San Francisco:
Insulin Dependent

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Diabetes Mellitus
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases