Remote Ischemic Preconditioning In Abdominal Organ Transplantation (RIPCOT)
Does remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) induced by a brief period of occlusion of blood flow to the lower extremity prior to organ recovery in deceased donors, improve short and long term outcomes after transplantation of kidneys, livers and pancreas? To test this hypothesis deceased organ donors will be randomized to receive either RIPC or No RIPC before organ recovery. RIPC will be induced in the operating room after commencement of procurement surgery. RIPC will be induced by tourniquet-induced occlusion of blood flow to the lower extremity for 10 minutes in each side, for a total duration of 20 minutes. The remainder of the organ recovery and organ preservation will be as per standard of practice. Recovered livers, kidneys and pancreas will be transplanted into allocated recipients. Transplantation and patient management after transplantation will be as per standard of practice.
Organ-specific function and cell injury parameters will be utilized to assess the early postoperative outcomes of individual organs and recipients. Long term outcomes will be assessed by graft and recipient survival.
|Kidney Disease Liver Disease Pancreas Disease||Procedure: RIPC by Inflation of Pneumatic Tourniquet||Phase 3|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase III Study of Efficacy of Remote Ischemic Preconditioning in Improving Outcomes in Organ Transplantation|
- Organ Recovery [ Time Frame: 1 week ]Organs Recovered and Transplanted per donor
|Study Start Date:||April 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2014|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
No Intervention: No RIPC Group
This group is the control group or the comparator group with RIPC
Experimental: RIPC Group
In this group deceased donors will receive Remote Ischemic Preconditioning (RIPC) by Inflation of Pneumatic Tourniquet of the lower limb prior to organ recovery.
Procedure: RIPC by Inflation of Pneumatic Tourniquet
Pneumatic tourniquets will be placed on both lower extremities in all deceased donor subjects. In the RIPC group the tourniquets will be inflated sequentially for 10 min each followed by deflation, approximately, 30-60 min prior to aortic crossclamping and organ perfusion.
Deceased organ donors and recipients of kidneys, livers and pancreata from the study donors comprise the study subjects.
I. A. Inclusion Criteria All deceased organ donors aged > 5 years in acute care hospitals in the donor service area of the New Jersey Organ and Tissue Sharing Network (NJTO).
I.B. Exclusion criteria
- Tissue only donors
- Age < 5 years
When it is known before organ recovery that both kidneys will be leaving New JerseyIntervention: RIPC will be induced by inflation of a tourniquet around the upper thigh to 200 mm of Hg for a period of 10 minutes. After tourniquet deflation on one side, a similar procedure will be followed immediately on the opposite side. Thus, a total period of 20 minutes of lower extremity vascular occlusion will be utilized to induce RIPC. In instances of severe trauma to one lower extremity precluding tourniquet use, we will employ two cycles of 10 minutes of tourniquet occlusion in the non-traumatized lower extremity with 10 min of reperfusion in between. RIPC will be induced after commencement of procurement surgery but completed 30-45 min before circulatory arrest and initiation of organ perfusion.
Additionally, liver biopsies (a wedge measuring 0.75 x 0.75 cm and a Tru-cut needle biopsy from the right lobe) are performed in as soon as the abdomen is opened. A wedge (1 x 0.3 cm) kidney biopsy is performed in all donors after kidney recovery but before packing the organs. All biopsies except kidney biopsies in donors aged < 50 years, are as per standard of care. The remainder of organ recovery, organ packaging and preservation are as per standard of practice. All kidneys recovered from donors classified as Extended Criteria Donors (donor age > 60 years or age 50-59 years with two of the following three criteria- cerebrovascular cause of death, a history of hypertension, terminal serum creatinine > 1.5 mg/dL) are routinely perfused ex-vivo in a pulsatile hypothermic perfusion apparatus until transplantation.
. This may happen in a few instances either because of excellent tissue match with recipients outside New Jersey or in high risk behavior donors where all NJ kidney transplant centers have declined donor kidneys before organ recovery
- Deceased donors in whom a decision is made not to recover both kidneys (severe kidney disease, renal failure, etc)
- Severe trauma to both lower extremities precluding induction of RIPC
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00975702
|United States, New Jersey|
|Newark, New Jersey, United States, 07101|
|Principal Investigator:||Baburao Koneru, M.D.||UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School|