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International Plastic Bronchitis Registry

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified February 2017 by Virginia Commonwealth University
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First received: August 9, 2012
Last updated: February 21, 2017
Last verified: February 2017
The purpose of the international plastic bronchitis registry is to understand the natural course and long term health outcomes of subjects diagnosed with plastic bronchitis due to different types of casts. This provides essential data for identifying best practices and treatments. The secondary aim is to understand the structure of casts and mechanism of their formation.

Plastic Bronchitis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: International Plastic Bronchitis Registry

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Further study details as provided by Virginia Commonwealth University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • natural course and long term health outcomes [ Time Frame: ongoing ]
    The purpose of the intrnational plastic bronchitis registry is to understand the natural course and long term health outcomes of patients diagnosed with plastic bronchitis. This provides essential data for identifying possible causes of this disease and potential treatments.

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Airway Casts

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: July 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2022
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2022 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Patients with Plastic bronchitis

Detailed Description:

Plastic bronchitis (PB) patients have casts removed during bronchoscopy as part of their routine care or that they are able to expectorate (cough out) casts naturally. The casts are normally discarded. Patients that agree to participate in the registry ship the airway casts and medical history to Dr. Bruce Rubin's Research Laboratory at Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond Virginia, USA.

The lab evaluates the biopolymer composition and structure of the airway casts by immunohistochemistry in order to identify microscopic differences between expectorated casts of subjects with plastic bronchitis and sputum from other populations (cystic fibrosis,chronic obstructive pulmonary disease , and normal airways). The lab also conducts in vitro evaluation of clearability, adhesivity, cohesivity, and inflammatory mediator concentrations to better understand the nature of the disease.


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
The study is open to patients around the world suffering from Plastic bronchitis

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosed with Plastic bronchitis
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01663948

Contact: Meg Lessard, B.S. 804-628-3093

United States, Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth University Recruiting
Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23298
Contact: Ryan Hayden, B.S.    804-628-3921   
Contact: Meg Lessard, B.S.    804-628-3093   
Principal Investigator: Bruce k Rubin, MEngr, MD, MBA, FRCPC         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Virginia Commonwealth University
Principal Investigator: Bruce K Rubin, MEngr, MD, MBA, FRCPC Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU
  More Information

Responsible Party: Virginia Commonwealth University Identifier: NCT01663948     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HM14554
Study First Received: August 9, 2012
Last Updated: February 21, 2017

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Keywords provided by Virginia Commonwealth University:
Plastic bronchitis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Acute Disease
Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes processed this record on May 24, 2017