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Lung Transplant clinical trials at UC Health
5 in progress, 1 open to new patients

  • Pirfenidone for Restrictive Chronic Lung Allograft Dysfunction

    open to eligible people ages 18-80

    Despite advances in lung transplantation, the median survival remains only 55% at 5 years. The main limitation to long term survival is the development of chronic lung allograft dysfunction. In approximately 30% of cases, chronic lung allograft dysfunction has a restrictive phenotype (RCLAD) characterized by fibrosis with rapid progression to respiratory failure. Approximately 60% of patients with RCLAD die within one year, as currently there are no therapies available. RCLAD, like Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), is characterized by fibroblast proliferation, extracellular matrix deposition, and architectural distortion leading to progressive lung scarring and death. Given their similarities, there is keen interest in the international transplant community to investigate whether the anti-fibrotic drug pirfenidone can slow the progression of RCLAD as it does of IPF. Pirfenidone has been proved to be safe and effective in patients with IPF, and is approved by the Food and Drug Administration. This protocol will evaluate the safety and tolerability of pirfenidone in lung transplant recipients with RCLAD. Transplant recipients take carefully adjusted immunosuppressive medications for life to prevent rejection of the allograft. Current literature suggests the dose of tacrolimus, the main anti-rejection drug, may need to be adjusted when taken in combination with pirfenidone. The investigators will assess the side effects of pirfenidone in combination with the immunosuppressive regimen and determine the magnitude of the adjustment in tacrolimus dose. The results of this pilot study will provide the foundation for a multicenter randomized control trial to evaluate the efficacy of pirfenidone in slowing the progression of RCLAD.

    at UCSF

  • CLAD Phenotype Specific Risk Factors and Mechanisms

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    While many patients experience benefits from transplant, complications such as infections and lung rejection may affect long term survival and quality of life. In this study doctors are looking at a complication called Chronic Lung Allograft Dysfunction (CLAD). CLAD is thought to be chronic rejection of the lung by the immune system and is the leading cause of death after lung transplantation. The purpose of this study is to help doctors determine: - why some people get CLAD and others do not - how patients who get CLAD do after CLAD is diagnosed - how CLAD may affect quality of life

    at UCLA

  • Comparison of Coronary CT Angiography With Conventional Coronary Angiography in Liver and Lung Transplant Candidates

    Sorry, currently not accepting new patients, but might later

    The overall goal of this study is to determine if non-invasive imaging with state of the art CT coronary angiography can be used to screen for coronary artery disease in high risk patients prior to liver and lung transplantation. The current protocol for coronary artery disease assessment at UCSF before liver and lung transplantation involves screening with stress tests and/or coronary angiograms in patients with increased risk of coronary artery disease. Coronary angiogram will be used as gold standard for assessment of coronary CTA accuracy.

    at UCSF

  • Macitentan in the Treatment of Organ Rejection After Lung Transplantation

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    Potential therapy with MACITENTAN in the treatment of Chronic Lung Allograft Dysfunction (CLAD) after Lung Transplantation. Pilot Study, Double-blind, "ADD-ON Therapy" with MACITENTAN to "usual standard of care immunosuppressive therapies" after lung transplantation for established BOS Stages I or II versus a "matched control group" who receive "usual standard of care immunosuppressive therapies" alone, results in a decrease in the Primary Endpoint: "rate of decline" in "Forced Expiratory Volume-1 sec (FEV1) versus time" while Secondary Endpoints including: differences in Six minute walk distance (6MWD), BORG Score, corrected single-breath diffusing capacity (DCO corrected) at time intervals of 1, 3, 6 months on therapy. Specific biomarkers for BOS, including inflammatory chemokines, which are routinely collected in the context of post-transplant "surveillance" will be analyzed. Chemokines which our group has previously described in the pathogenesis of the continuum of "acute-to-chronic lung allograft rejection", have included both C-C (CCL2, CCL5) and CXC (CXCL9, CXCL10, CXCL11) chemokines as determined in bronchial-alveolar lavage (BAL).

    at UCLA

  • Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of the Portable Organ Care System (OCS™) Lung System for Recruiting, Preserving and Assessing Non-Ideal Donor Lungs for Transplantation

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the OCS™ Lung System to recruit, preserve and assess non-ideal donor lungs that may not meet current standard donor lung acceptance criteria for transplantation.

    at UCLA UCSF

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