Other clinical trials
May 2014 - November 2015Study type: Interventional
Emphysema is a major pathological feature of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Non-invasive assessment of emphysema is a crucial issue for the phenotype and follow-up of COPD patients. Currently, CT is the method of reference to evaluate and quantify emphysema but it remains a radiation-based technique. Magnetic Resonance Imagery (MRI) with ultrashort echo time (UTE) pulse sequences is a promising non-ionizing alternative for lung imaging. Our objective is to evaluate emphysema in COPD patients using CT and MR-UTE, and to test the agreement between both techniques. Sponsor: University Hospital, Bordeaux
January 2014 - September 2016Study type: Interventional
The Prostaglandin Inhibition for Emphysema (PIE) study will determine if a currently available therapy, ibuprofen 600 mg three times daily, can block PGE production in the lower respiratory tract and if this results in improvement in measures of lung repair function. Sponsor: University of Nebraska
Enrolling by invitation
January 2014 - December 2019Study type: Interventional
Crossover study for patients who were randomized to the Control Group in CLN0009. Sponsor: PneumRx, Inc.
September 2013 - July 2017Study type: Interventional
The purpose of this research study is to learn about the safety of transplanting lungs obtained from non-heart-beating donors (NHBDs) that have been ventilated (attached to a breathing machine or ventilator to deliver oxygen) and perfused with a lung perfusion solution (Steen solution™, made by Vitrolife). This ventilation and perfusion will be done outside the body (ex-vivo) in a modified cardiopulmonary bypass circuit (the kind of device used routinely during most heart surgeries). The purpose of performing ex-vivo perfusion and ventilation is to learn how well the lungs work, and whether they are likely safe to transplant. Sponsor: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
September 2013 - November 2013Study type: Interventional
The purpose of this study is to prospectively evaluate the safety and efficacy of the AeriSeal System in patients with advanced Non-Upper Lobe Predominant Heterogeneous Emphysema. Sponsor: Aeris Therapeutics
July 2013 - December 2018Study type: Interventional
The purpose of this research is to study a medical device that is designed to produce lung volume reduction. This device is called the PulmonX Endobronchial Valve (EBV). It has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is considered investigational. The EBV is a one-way valve that blocks off the diseased lung section to inhaled air but lets the trapped air already inside the area escape. With placement of the EBV, the diseased part of the lung collapses which allows the healthier parts of the lung to expand. The EBV can be placed by a doctor in a diseased section of the lungs using bronchoscopy. Bronchoscopy is a way to access the lungs using a small tube with a camera on the end. With bronchoscopy, a physician can reach the airways in the lung by passing the tube through either the mouth or nose. Use of bronchoscopy for performing lung volume reduction may have fewer risks than surgery and have reduced recovery time. This study is designed to investigate the safety and effectiveness of the Pulmonx EBV for treating emphysema symptoms as compared to a standard medical therapy program alone. It is hypothesized that after placement of the EBV, lung function will be improved as compared to standard medical therapy alone. Sponsor: Pulmonx, Inc.
June 2013 - June 2015Study type: Interventional
This study is designed to demonstrate safety and efficacy in patients with severe upper lobe predominant emphysema. For validity of the study, the results will be compared to patients that receive optimal medical therapy. Sponsor: Uptake Medical Corp
June 2013 -Study type: Interventional
This is a multicenter, prospective, randomized, controlled study designed to evaluate improvement of lung function after treatment with the IBV Valve System as compared to medical management in the control group. The control group will be evaluated in the same manner as the treatment group. The IBV Valve is a small, umbrella-shaped, one-way valve that is placed inside the airways of one lung. It is used to redirect air from the less healthy to the more healthy parts of the lung. This helps to reduce over-inflation and may improve overall lung function and quality of life for people living with emphysema. Sponsor: Spiration, Inc.
May 2013 - May 2019Study type: Observational [P
This registry is a post market observational, prospective, multi-center registry. It is designed to evaluate patient experience with the RePneu™ device for the relief of the emphysema symptoms and the continued collection of safety and effectiveness data on this CE Mark product. In addition, the registry will collect information that will serve as the foundation for a cost effectiveness analysis. Sponsor: PneumRx, Inc.
Active, not recruiting
March 2013 - December 2019Study type: Interventional
- BACKGROUND: Medical therapeutic options for the treatment of emphysema remain limited. Lung volume reduction surgery is infrequently used because of its high morbi-mortality. Endobronchial lung volume reduction coil (LVRC(®), PneumRx, Mountain View, CA) treatment has been recently developed and has been shown to be feasible and associated with an acceptable safety profile, while resulting in improvements in dyspnea, exercise capacity and lung function. The objective of this study is to analyze the cost effectiveness of LVRC treatment in severe emphysema. - METHODS:This prospective, multicenter study, randomized with a 1:1 ratio (LVRC vs conventional treatment) will include 100 patients who will be followed up for 1year. The primary outcome measure is the 6-month improvement of the 6-minute walk test: the percentage of patients showing an improvement of at least 54m will be compared between groups. A cost-effectiveness study will estimate the cost of LVRC treatment, the global cost of this therapeutic option and will compare the cost between patients treated by LVRC and by medical treatment alone. - EXPECTED RESULTS:This study should allow validating the clinical efficacy of LVRC in severe emphysema. The cost-effectiveness study will assess the medical-economic impact of the LVRC therapeutic option. Sponsor: CHU de Reims
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