Early Indicators of Chronic Rejection in Lung Transplant

2014-07-24 14:22:00 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of this research is to discover the different patterns of cytokine production in patients who may develop Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome-0p (BOS-0p) which means ongoing rejection. This is an early indicator of chronic rejection in lung transplant recipients. These cytokines can be detected in the bronchoalveolar (lung) and tissue samples of lung transplant recipients.


Lung transplant recipients are routinely followed in clinic every three months after the first year post-transplant. Spirometry with measurement of FEV1, FVC and FEF25-75 are obtained at each visit. In addition, lung transplant recipients undergo surveillance bronchoscopy at one, three, six, nine and twelve months. All bronchoscopy specimens that are obtained for this study will be obtained during bronchoscopies that were scheduled per the physician caring for the patient. An extra 90 cc of sterile solution will be instilled into bronchus and two extra transbronchial biopsies will be performed in addition to the routine bronchoscopic procedure. Routinely, 4-8 transbronchial biopsy samples are obtained from the transplanted lung. Two specimens will be randomly selected for study and the rest will undergo routine histopathologic study. The study biopsies will be set aside and processed. The study visits for this research will occur at the same time as standard of care post transplant visits. We will collect subject's history,demographic of subject's transplant data,donor procurement information, physical exam information, pregnancy tests,blood test and spirometry results from the visits mentioned above.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective


Chronic Rejection in Lung Transplant


The University of Chicago
United States




University of Chicago

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:22:00-0400

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