Last updated on March 2019

An Observational Outcomes Study for Autologous Cell Therapy Among Patients With COPD and Interstitial Lung Disease

Brief description of study

The purpose of the Lung Institute is to collect and isolate a patient's own cells and platelet rich plasma (PRP) and deliver the product back to the patient same-day. Lung Institute's treatment is limited to self- funded patients with chronic lung disease - chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and interstitial lung disease (ILD). The patient's cells and platelet rich plasma are collected through venous or bone marrow harvesting techniques.

The hypothesized outcomes of Lung Institute therapy are safety and minimization of adverse events, a perceived improvement in the patient's lung condition (to be determined by their ability to be more physically active; walking greater distances with or without oxygen and improved quality of life scales), an improvement in the FEV1 among COPD patients, the ability to reduce their use of oxygen and possibly to stop it., the ability to function well without the use of rescue inhalers, reduction or ceasing of secondary pulmonary infections, reduction in emergency room visits and exacerbations related to their disease.

Detailed Study Description

Through the collection of outcome data, Lung Institute aims to explore and describe the safety and efficacy of autologous stem cell treatment for chronic lung disease with dissemination to the public and to the medical community for the advancement of regenerative medicine. The study aims to confirm the safety of autologous cell therapy, explore the effect of autologous cell therapy treatment on pulmonary function, and to describe the anecdotal quality of life changes of patients following treatment using both quantitative and qualitative measures.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03040674

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