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OCS Liver PROTECT Trial: Preserving and Assessing Donor Livers for Transplantation (PROTECT)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02522871
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2020 by TransMedics.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : August 13, 2015
Last Update Posted : October 8, 2021
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Brief Summary:
A prospective, phased-pivotal, international randomized trial to evaluate the effectiveness of the OCS™ Liver to preserve and assess donor livers intended for transplantation.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Liver Transplantation Liver Preservation for Transplant Device: OCS™ Liver System Other: Control Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The OCS™ Liver PROTECT Trial is a two-armed, multicenter, prospective, randomized, controlled pivotal trial to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the OCS Liver to preserve and assess donor livers intended for transplantation.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 300 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: International Randomized Trial to Evaluate The Effectiveness of The Portable Organ Care System (OCS™) Liver For Preserving and Assessing Donor Livers for Transplantation (OCS Liver PROTECT Trial)
Actual Study Start Date : February 3, 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 22, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : October 15, 2021

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MedlinePlus related topics: Organ Donation

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: OCS Liver System
OCS Liver System
Device: OCS™ Liver System
Standard of care (ice)
Other: Control

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Incidence of Early Liver Allograft Dysfunction (EAD) [ Time Frame: 7 days ]
    Incidence of early allograft dysfunction or primary non-function of donor liver

  2. Incidence of liver graft related Serious Adverse Events (SAEs) [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
    Examination of the frequency of liver graft-related serious adverse events (SAEs)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Registered male or female primary Liver transplant candidate
  • Age ≥18 years old
  • Signed: 1) written informed consent document and 2) authorization to use and disclose protected health information

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Acute, fulminant liver failure
  • Prior solid organ or bone marrow transplant
  • Chronic use of hemodialysis or diagnosis of chronic renal failure, defined as chronic serum creatinine of >3 mg/dl for >2 weeks and/or requiring hemodialysis
  • Multi-organ transplant
  • Ventilator dependent
  • Dependent on > 1 IV inotrope to maintain hemodynamics

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Study Director: Ahmed Elbetanony, MD TransMedics
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Responsible Party: TransMedics
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02522871    
Other Study ID Numbers: OCS-LVR-092014
First Posted: August 13, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 8, 2021
Last Verified: January 2020