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The purpose of this study is to determine whether extracorporeal photoimmune therapy with UVADEX (ECP) added to standard therapy is effective in the treatment of chronic graft-versus-host disease (GvHD).
For patients who survive allogeneic bone marrow transplants greater than 100 days, chronic GvHD is a major cause of non-relapse morbidity and mortality. Depending on the presence of known associated risk factors, chronic GvHD will occur in 20-50% of these transplant recipients, with mortality rates varying from 20 to 70%.
Because a lymphocyte-mediated immune reaction is thought to be involved in GvHD, suppression of these cells by means other than medications could have benefit in the GvHD population.
ECP is a technique in which peripheral white blood cells are exposed to a photoactivatable compound (UVADEX) administered extracorporeally and ultraviolet A light. After cells are reinfused into the patient, their function is altered, thereby activating mechanisms that allow for further regulation of specific lymphocyte populations.
The purpose of this study is to determine whether ECP, in conjunction with standard therapy, is effective in the treatment of chronic GvHD. Efficacy of the therapy with respect to skin manifestations of the disease will be determined by a blinded skin assessor.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Methoxsalen, Extracorporeal Photopheresis
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:55:28-0400
The purpose of this study is to determine whether Extracorporeal Photopheresis with UVADEX (ECP) prior to bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cell transplantation is effective in the prev...
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An immunological attack mounted by a graft against the host because of tissue incompatibility when immunologically competent cells are transplanted to an immunologically incompetent host; the resulting clinical picture is that of GRAFT VS HOST DISEASE.
A process in which peripheral blood is exposed in an extracorporeal flow system to photoactivated 8-methoxypsoralen (METHOXSALEN) and ultraviolet light - a procedure known as PUVA THERAPY. Photopheresis is at present a standard therapy for advanced cutaneous T-cell lymphoma; it shows promise in the treatment of autoimmune diseases.
The clinical entity characterized by anorexia, diarrhea, loss of hair, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, growth retardation, and eventual death brought about by the GRAFT VS HOST REACTION.
The immune responses of a host to a graft. A specific response is GRAFT REJECTION.
The survival of a graft in a host, the factors responsible for the survival and the changes occurring within the graft during growth in the host.
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