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Lung Transplant clinical trials at UCSF
6 in progress, 2 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.

    San Francisco, California

  • 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

    open to eligible people ages 18-75

    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.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • A Clinical Trial to Demonstrate the Effectiveness and Safety of Liposomal Cyclosporine A Inhalation Solution in the Treatment of Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome in Patients Post Double Lung Transplant

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    This is a Phase III randomized, controlled clinical trial of L-CsA for the treatment of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome in adults diagnosed with BOS following double lung transplant. Patients will receive either L-CsA (10 mg) via the PARI Investigational eFlow® Device twice daily plus Standard of Care (SoC) treatment, or SoC alone, for a period of 48 weeks. All patients will be eligible to continue in an open-label extension trial of L-CsA following completion of BOSTON-2.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • A Clinical Trial to Demonstrate the Effectiveness and Safety of Liposomal Cyclosporine A Inhalation Solution in the Treatment of Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome in Patients Post Single Lung Transplant

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    This is a Phase III randomized, controlled clinical trial of L-CsA for the treatment of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome in adults diagnosed with BOS following single lung transplant. Patients will receive either L-CsA (5 mg) via the PARI Investigational eFlow® Device twice daily plus Standard of Care (SoC) treatment, or SoC alone, for a period of 48 weeks. All patients will be eligible to continue in an open-label extension trial of L-CsA following completion of BOSTON-1.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • 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.

    San Francisco, California

  • Preventing Rehospitalization in Lung Transplant Recipients Utilizing mHealth

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    Lung transplantation has several important aims: 1) extend survival; 2) relieve disability, and 3) improve health-related quality of life (HRQL) for adults suffering from end-stage lung disease. Advances in medical therapies and changes in the US organ allocation system in 2005 have prioritized lung transplant for sicker and older patients. This achievement has come at substantial cost, including recent trends in recipients towards increased disability, poorer health-related quality of life, and increased longer-term mortality. Additionally, lung transplant recipients have the highest risk of unexpected readmission after the index admission, with published rates of 40-43%. Frailty at the time of discharge is one of the leading factors for readmission. The investigator's belief is that improving access to individualized exercise training plans that are modified based on a patient's progress and needs will greatly improve a transplant recipient's level of physical fitness and independence, and decrease the risk of hospital readmission. This will lead to an overall improvement in a patient's quality of life.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

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