Morphofunctional Lung Analysis by PET and CT After Lung Transplantation

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 11, 2012
Last Update Posted : March 30, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Davide Chiumello, Policlinico Hospital

Brief Summary:

72 hours after lung transplantation, patients undergo a positron emission tomography (PET) scan and a computed tomography (CT) scan in order to analyse lung function and morphology.

Aim of the study is to analyse complications onset (in particular primary graft dysfunction), and evaluate 90 days mortality after lung transplantation.

Condition or disease
Disorder Related to Lung Transplantation

Detailed Description:

Pulmonary transplantation is considered as a lifesaving procedure in end-stage pulmonary disease. However morbidity and mortality after lung transplantation are still significant.

Primary graft dysfunction (PGD) is the main cause of early death. PGD is similar to acute lung injury (ALI)/ acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS): oxygenation is compromised, pulmonary compliance is decreased, chest Rx shows several infiltrates, and alveolar damage is present.

25% of patients develops PGD within 72 hours from transplantation and 30 days mortality is eight times higher in patients who develop PGD.

72 hours after lung transplantation, patients, whose clinical condition allow to bring them to nuclear medicine department, will undergo pulmonary computed tomography (CT) to study lung morphology and measure lung recruitability and positron emission tomography (PET) to study lung functionality and estimate lung inflammation.

Aim of this study is to investigate the onset of PGD and other complications and to determine 72 hours and 90 days mortality after lung transplantation.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 30 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Morphofunctional Lung Analysis by Positron Emission Tomography and Computed Tomography After Lung Transplantation
Study Start Date : January 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2016

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Lung transplantated patients
Patients undergone lung transplantation

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of patients alive [ Time Frame: up to 90 days from transplantation ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. incidence of complications other than primary graft dysfunction [ Time Frame: 72 hours and 90 days ]
  2. incidence of primary graft dysfunction [ Time Frame: 72 hours and 90 days after transplantation ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Lung Transplantated patients

Inclusion Criteria:

  • lung transplantation
  • ≥ 18 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • < 18 years
  • patient' s clinical conditions not allowing patient transport from ICU to Nuclear Medicine Unit

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01746914

Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico
Milano, Milan, Italy, 20122
Sponsors and Collaborators
Policlinico Hospital
Principal Investigator: Davide Chiumello, MD Policlinico Hospital
Principal Investigator: Franco Valenza, MD Policlinico Hospital

Responsible Party: Davide Chiumello, MD, Policlinico Hospital Identifier: NCT01746914     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 201212
First Posted: December 11, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 30, 2016
Last Verified: March 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided