Autologous Bone Marrow Stem Cells in Cirrhosis Patients

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 14, 2008
Last Update Posted : October 4, 2011
Small Business Developing Center
Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Royan Institute

July 9, 2008
July 14, 2008
October 4, 2011
January 2008
January 2009   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Liver function test [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • MELD score [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
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Cirrhosis mortality [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
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Autologous Bone Marrow Stem Cells in Cirrhosis Patients
Autologous Transplantation of Bone Marrow Derived CD 133 Positive Stem Cell and Mono Nuclear Cell (MNC) Transplantation in Patients With Decompensate Cirrhosis: Randomized Clinical Trial
Liver cirrhosis (LC) is the end stage of chronic liver disease. The liver transplantation is one of the only effective therapies available to such patients. However, lack of donors, surgical complications, rejection, and high cost are it`s serious problems. The potential for stem cells in bone marrow (BM) to differentiate into hepatocytes cells was recently confirmed. Moreover, BMC transplantation has been performed to treat hematological diseases, and several clinical studies have applied BMC injection to induce regeneration of myocardium and blood vessels. In this study we will evaluate safety and feasibility of autologous bone marrow mono nuclear (BM-MNC) and enriched CD133+ hematopoietic stem cell transplantation through the portal vein in patients with decompensate cirrhosis.
BM (200 ml) will be harvested from the iliac crest according to standard procedures under general anesthesia and is collected in plastic bags containing anti coagulant. After precipitation of red blood cells, Low density mononuclear cells will be collected by centrifugation in Ficoll-Paque density gradient. For CD133+ cells separation the CliniMACS instrument will be used. Cells are injected via portal vein under sonography monitoring. After cell therapy, patients are followed up every week for 4 weeks, and laboratory data are analyzed for 24 weeks.
Phase 1
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Cirrhosis
  • Biological: CD133
    portal vein infusion of CD133+ cells
  • Biological: BM-MNC
    portal vein infusion of BM-MNC
  • Experimental: 1
    Intervention: Biological: CD133
  • Experimental: 2
    Intervention: Biological: BM-MNC
Nikeghbalian S, Pournasr B, Aghdami N, Rasekhi A, Geramizadeh B, Hosseini Asl SM, Ramzi M, Kakaei F, Namiri M, Malekzadeh R, Vosough Dizaj A, Malek-Hosseini SA, Baharvand H. Autologous transplantation of bone marrow-derived mononuclear and CD133(+) cells in patients with decompensated cirrhosis. Arch Iran Med. 2011 Jan;14(1):12-7. doi: 011141/AIM.004.

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February 2009
January 2009   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Liver biopsy showing histological Cirrhosis, grade B or C (Child-Pugh score)
  • Alkaline phosphatase between 2 X to 3X normal value
  • liver Cirrhosis in Sonography study
  • Incomplete response to UDCA after 6 months of treatment.
  • Negative pregnancy test (female patients in fertile age)
  • written consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Presence of active hepatic encephalopathy
  • Refractory ascites
  • Evidences of active autoimmune liver disease (e.g. gamma globulin of more than 2 times of upper limit of normal, and ALT > 3 times normal in patients with autoimmune hepatitis)
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma or other malignancies
  • sepsis
  • Presence of significant extrahepatic biliary disease (e.g. CBD stone, PSC, etc.)
  • HIV, HBV or HCV infection
  • Cardiac, renal or respiratory failure
  • Active thrombosis of the portal or hepatic veins
  • INR>2
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
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Iran, Islamic Republic of
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Royan Institute
Royan Institute
  • Small Business Developing Center
  • Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
Study Chair: Hamid Gorabi, PhD Royan institute, Tehran, Iran
Study Chair: Malekhosseini, MD Liver Transplantation Research Center, Shiraz, Iran
Principal Investigator: Hossein Baharvand, PhD Royan institute, Tehran, Iran
Principal Investigator: Saman Nikeghbal, MD Liver Transplantation Research Center, Shiraz, Iran
Study Director: Nasser Aghdami, MD, PhD Royan institute, Tehran, Iran
Royan Institute
March 2010

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