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Cord Blood Infusion for Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM)

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: NCT00989547
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified July 2013 by Technische Universität München.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : October 5, 2009
Last Update Posted : July 23, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Technische Universität München

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE October 2, 2009
First Posted Date  ICMJE October 5, 2009
Last Update Posted Date July 23, 2013
Study Start Date  ICMJE September 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date September 2014   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: July 22, 2013)
insulin production
change in median area under the curve (AUC) for C-peptide (measure of insulin production) from baseline to 2 years during a 2h Mixed Meal Tolerance Test was used as the primary outcome measure and was reported in ng/mL/120 minutes.
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: July 22, 2013)
Insulin Dose, Autoantibody levels, T-cell functional response assays, Cytokine levels
Insulin Dose, Autoantibody levels, T-cell functional response assays, Cytokine levels
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures
 (submitted: July 22, 2013)
glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c)
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Cord Blood Infusion for Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM)
Official Title  ICMJE Transfusion of Autologous Umbilical Cord Blood to Reverse Hyperglycemia in Children With Type 1 Diabetes - A Pilot Study.
Brief Summary

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is still associated with tremendous morbidity and premature mortality.

Patients require multiple daily insulin injections throughout their lives as well as close monitoring of their diet and blood sugar levels to prevent complications. Unfortunately, there is presently no permanent cure for diabetes. Whole pancreas or islet cell transplantation is available only to a very limited number of patients and necessitates potential lifelong immunosuppressive therapy. Autologous stem cell transplants have been used successfully for ALL (acute lymphoblastic leukemia), AML (acute myeloblastic leukemia) and for the treatment of a variety of cancers including breast cancer and neuroblastomas, and more recently for the treatment of autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus-like disease, and rheumatic disorders. Recently it was shown that bone marrow-derived stems cells transplanted into diabetic mice led to reduced hyperglycemia within 7 days after transplantation and was sustained until they were sacrificed at 35 days post-transplantation. The investigators' goal is to transfuse autologous umbilical cord blood into 23 children (Germany 10 and 20 Controls) with T1D in an attempt to regenerate pancreatic islet insulin producing beta cells and improve blood glucose control. As secondary goals, the investigators aim to track the migration of transfused cord blood stem and study the potential changes in metabolism/immune function leading to islet regeneration.

Detailed Description Not Provided
Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 1
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Children
Intervention  ICMJE Other: Umbilical Cord Blood VITA 34
Intervention type: Autologous Umbilical Cord Blood Transfusion
Study Arms  ICMJE
  • Active Comparator: A
    Intervention: Other: Umbilical Cord Blood VITA 34
  • No Intervention: B
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Unknown status
Actual Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: July 22, 2013)
Original Enrollment  ICMJE Not Provided
Study Completion Date  ICMJE Not Provided
Estimated Primary Completion Date September 2014   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Must have a diagnosis of T1D and have stored umbilical cord blood (10 patients sought) at the cord bank Vita 34.
  • TID diagnosis will be defined as having a clear history of polydipsia, polyphagia, polyuria, and weight loss consistent with a clinical diagnosis, diagnosis will mot be based solely upon the presence of autoantibodies.
  • Cord blood meets all selection and testing criteria (see below).
  • Normal screening values for CBC, Renal function and electrolytes (BMP).
  • Willing to comply with intensive diabetes management
  • Not younger than 1 year of age

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Have complicating medical issues that would interfere with blood drawing or monitoring.
  • Require chronic use of steroids or other immunosuppressive agents for other conditions.
  • Cord Blood with viability < 50%.
  • Positive infectious disease markers from mothers blood or cord at time of collection (See below for details).
  • Any evidence of illness on planned infusion date (i.e. fever >38.5 C, vomiting, diarrhea, wheezing, or crackles).
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 1 Year and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE Not Provided
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE Germany
Removed Location Countries  
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT00989547
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE 593
Has Data Monitoring Committee Yes
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Responsible Party Technische Universität München
Study Sponsor  ICMJE Technische Universität München
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE Not Provided
PRS Account Technische Universität München
Verification Date July 2013

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