Efficacy of Cultivated Corneal Epithelial Stem Cell for Ocular Surface Reconstruction
The purpose of this study is to elucidate the appropriate condition of developing cultivated corneal epithelial graft and evaluate the surgical outcome of transplantation of the cultivated corneal epithelial stem cell in the patients.
Ocular surface damage caused by severe ocular surface diseases, particularly thermal and chemical burn or Stevens-Johnson syndrome result in corneal epithelial defect, corneal vascularization, corneal conjunctivalization and loss of transparency. Corneal limbal stem cell transplantation has been demonstrated to improve the outcome of ocular surface reconstruction. However, the conventional management of allograft limbal transplantation generally has unsatisfactory outcome because of high risk of rejection and requires long-life immunosuppressive medications.
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Severe Ocular Surface Damage
Cultivated limbal transplantation
Pinnita Prabhasawat, MD
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT01237600
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on January 03, 2012
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Infection caused by the protozoan parasite TOXOPLASMA in which there is extensive connective tissue proliferation, the retina surrounding the lesions remains normal, and the ocular media remain clear. Chorioretinitis may be associated with all forms of toxoplasmosis, but is usually a late sequel of congenital toxoplasmosis. The severe ocular lesions in infants may lead to blindness.
Kidney Failure, Chronic
The end-stage of CHRONIC RENAL INSUFFICIENCY. It is characterized by the severe irreversible kidney damage (as measured by the level of PROTEINURIA) and the reduction in GLOMERULAR FILTRATION RATE to less than 15 ml per min (Kidney Foundation: Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative, 2002). These patients generally require HEMODIALYSIS or KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION.
Preparative treatment of transplant recipient with various conditioning regimens including radiation, immune sera, chemotherapy, and/or immunosuppressive agents, prior to transplantation. Transplantation conditioning is very common before bone marrow transplantation.
The dioptric adjustment of the EYE (to attain maximal sharpness of retinal imagery for an object of regard) referring to the ability, to the mechanism, or to the process. Ocular accommodation is the effecting of refractive changes by changes in the shape of the CRYSTALLINE LENS. Loosely, it refers to ocular adjustments for VISION, OCULAR at various distances. (Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Transfer of HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELLS from BONE MARROW or BLOOD between individuals within the same species (TRANSPLANTATION, HOMOLOGOUS) or transfer within the same individual (TRANSPLANTATION, AUTOLOGOUS). Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation has been used as an alternative to BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION in the treatment of a variety of neoplasms.
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