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Novel Lung Trial: Normothermic Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion (Evlp) As An Assessment Of Extended/Marginal Donor Lungs

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified July 2014 by XVIVO Perfusion
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First received: June 2, 2011
Last updated: July 17, 2014
Last verified: July 2014

Human donor lungs that do not meet the standard clinical criteria for donor lung utilization but fit into the study inclusion criteria will be retrieved from the donor using current donor lung retrieval techniques.

Condition Intervention Phase
Lung Transplant
Device: Ex vivo lung perfusion with Steen Solution™
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Novel Lung Trial: Normothermic Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion (Evlp) As An Assessment Of Extended/Marginal Donor Lungs

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Further study details as provided by XVIVO Perfusion:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 30 Day Mortality [ Time Frame: 30 Days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Mortality at 30 days post transplant.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • PGD Scores at 0,24,and 72 hours [ Time Frame: 72 hours ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Primary Lung Graft Dysfunction (PGD) is an indicator for significant morbidity and mortality after lung transplantation. PGD is assessed at 0, 24 and 72 hours post operative by the Surgeon using the following scale/categories 0-1, 2, and 3, refer to Appendix III. The 72 hour assessment is analyzed as a secondary objective.

  • Intensive Care Unit Stay [ Time Frame: 30 Days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Length of ICU stay post transplant

  • Day 7 Ventilator/ECMO Status [ Time Frame: 7 Days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Ventilator status and extra-corporeal membrane oxygenator (ECMO) free is assessed seven days after transplant.

  • 12 Month Survival [ Time Frame: 12 Months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    12 month subject's survival status shall be evaluated.

Estimated Enrollment: 104
Study Start Date: May 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: May 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: EVLP Group
EVLP Group are those recipient lung transplant patients that received donor lungs that had been placed on the ex vivo lung perfusion system with Steen Solution™ .
Device: Ex vivo lung perfusion with Steen Solution™
The circuit is primed with 2,000cc Steen Solution™. At one hour of EVLP, 500 cc of circulated perfusate was removed and replenished with 500 cc of fresh perfusate. After that, 250 cc of perfusate was exchanged every hour.
Other Name: EVLP
No Intervention: Control Group
Control Group are those recipient lung transplant patients that receive donor lungs via conventional transplant.

Detailed Description:

These lungs will be brought to the study transplant center to be re-assessed by the transplant team. The lungs will be physiologically assessed during ex vivo perfusion with Steen Solution. Perfusion of these lungs will be performed using Steen solution with the addition of methylprednisolone, heparin and antibiotics. With respect to the decision of lung utilization those organs with a delta pO2 (Δ pO2 = Pulmonary vein pO2 - pulmonary artery pO2) during ex vivo perfusion assessment > 350mmHg, good lung compliance, and a favorable opinion of the transplant surgeon will be considered transplantable. Lungs will be excluded for transplantation: if the Δ pO2 is less than 350mmHg or if they demonstrate >10% deterioration in any of the following functional parameters: pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR), dynamic compliance or airway pressures. Lungs will also be excluded if they are deemed unsuitable based on the clinical judgment of the lung transplant surgeon.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Recipient Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria The recipient inclusion/exclusion criteria apply to patients enrolled in the control or EVLP treatment arms.

  1. Recipient Inclusion Criteria

    1. Requires single or bilateral lung transplant.
    2. Male or Female, 18 years of age or older.
    3. Subject or Subject's Representative provides a legally effective informed consent.
  2. Recipient exclusion Criteria

    1. A recipient is HIV positive.
    2. A recipient has active Hepatitis.
    3. A recipient has Burkholderia cepacia.
    4. A recipient is a re-transplant. A re-transplant is defined as a recipient having removal of a previously transplanted lung. A recipient with a previously singled transplant is eligible to enroll in the trial if it is the other lung.
    5. A recipient is on Nova Lung, ECMO, or on mechanical ventilation.

Donor Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria for EVLP Assessment

  1. Donor Inclusion Criteria

    1. The Donor lung must meet the following criteria to proceed with EVLP:
    2. At the time of the clinical evaluation , the PaO2/FiO2 ≤ 300mmHg Or If PaO2/FiO2 > 30mmHg and the donor has any one or more of the following donor risk factors:

      • Multiple blood transfusions.
      • Pulmonary edema detected via CXR, bronchoscopy or palpation of lungs.
      • Donation after cardiac death donors.
      • Investigator evaluation of donor lung as "unsuitable" for standard criteria for lung transplant. List reason for "unsuitable" determination.
  2. Donor Exclusion Criteria

    1. lung has significant pneumonia and/or persistent purulent secretions on bronchoscopy as determined by investigator.
    2. Donor has aspirated gastric contents in to the lung. Donor lung has significant mechanical lung injury or trauma.
    3. Donor lung has active infectious disease such as HIV, Hepatitis B or C, HTLV or Syphilis.

Donor Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria for Transplant Suitability after EVLP

  1. Donor Inclusion Criteria for Transplant Suitability

    1. Δ PaO2 greater than 350 mmHg (measured with an FiO2 set at 1.0) at two consecutive time periods at 2h, 3h or 4h of ex vivo perfusion.
    2. Stability or improvement of other lung function parameters during EVLP perfusion -PVR, Compliance, Airway Pressures.
    3. Surgeon clinically satisfied with lung evaluation. If not provide a reason.
  2. Donor Exclusion Criteria for Transplant Suitability after EVLP

    1. Δ PaO2 less than 350 mmHg (measured with an FiO2 set at 1.0) at two consecutive time periods at 2h, 3h , or 4h of ex vivo perfusion
    2. >10% Functional deterioration of other lung function parameters (PVR, Compliance, PawP).
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01365429

United States, Colorado
University of Colorado Recruiting
Aurora, Colorado, United States, 80045
Contact: Michael Weyant, MD    303-724-2800   
Contact: Tracey MacDermott    303-724-2757   
Principal Investigator: Michael Weyant, MD         
United States, Indiana
Indiana University Health Recruiting
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202
Contact: Annie Thorp, RN,BSN,CCRC    317-962-9904   
Contact: Thomas Wozniak, MD    317-923-1787   
Principal Investigator: Thomas Wozniak, MD         
United States, Maryland
University of Maryland Recruiting
Balitmore, Maryland, United States, 21201
Contact: Bartley Griffith, MD    410-328-3822   
Contact: Dana Beach, BSN, CCRC    410-328-0993   
Principal Investigator: Bartley Griffith, MD         
United States, Massachusetts
Brigham and Women's Hospital Completed
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
United States, Michigan
University of Michigan Recruiting
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109
Contact: Mary Maliarik, PhD, CCRC    734-615-8627   
Principal Investigator: William Lynch, MD         
Henry Ford Recruiting
Detroit, Michigan, United States, 4822
Contact: Wilma Ruffin, BA, BS, M.Ed    313-916-7506   
Principal Investigator: Hassan Nemeh, MD         
Spectrum Health Recruiting
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States, 49503
Contact: Marianne Morrissey, RN, BSN    616-391-1129   
Principal Investigator: Edward Murphy, MD         
United States, Missouri
Barnes Jewish Hospital Recruiting
St. Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110
Contact: Jennifer Bell, RN, BSN    314-747-6969   
Principal Investigator: Daniel Kreisel, MD         
United States, New York
Columbia University Medical Centre Recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 10032
Contact: Frank D'ovidio, MD    212-342-5226   
Contact: Lyn Goldsmith, MA,RN,CCRC    (212) 342-0261   
Principal Investigator: Frank D'Ovidio, MD         
United States, North Carolina
Duke University Recruiting
Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710
Contact: Robert Davis, MD    919-681-4760   
Contact: Earl Schwark, MS    919-681-5775   
Principal Investigator: Robert Davis, MD         
United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania Recruiting
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
Contact: Edward Cantu, MD    215-615-6582   
Contact: Jaya Tiwari    215-834-6525   
Principal Investigator: Edward Cantu, MD         
University of Pittsburgh Recruiting
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15632
Contact: Diana Zaldonis, MPH, BSN    412-647-8323   
Principal Investigator: Christian Bermudez, MD         
United States, Washington
University of Washington Medical Center Recruiting
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98195
Contact: Linda Harrison, RN    206-224-3341   
Contact: Michael Mulligan, MD   
Principal Investigator: Michael Mulligan, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
XVIVO Perfusion
Study Director: Mary Pohl, RN, BSN, MPH XVIVO Perfusion, Inc
  More Information


Responsible Party: XVIVO Perfusion Identifier: NCT01365429     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VSS-NA-001
Study First Received: June 2, 2011
Last Updated: July 17, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by XVIVO Perfusion:
Lung Transplant, Transplantation Lung

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pharmaceutical Solutions
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses processed this record on November 25, 2014