Defibrotide in Sickle Cell Disease-Related Acute Chest Syndrome

  • End date
    Jul 29, 2023
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    New York Medical College
Updated on 26 February 2022
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This study evaluates the safety of defibrotide in subjects with sickle cell disease (SCD)-associated acute chest syndrome (ACS).

Condition Sickle Cell Disease, Acute Chest Syndrome
Treatment Defibrotide
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03805581
SponsorNew York Medical College
Last Modified on26 February 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

SCD-associated ACS with the presence of any two or more of the following signs not explained by other etiologies: Fever, Chest pain, Cough, Dyspnea, Tachypnea for age, Pulmonary infiltrate on CXR and/or Chest CT scan, Decreased O2 saturation with or without oxygen supplement
Age 2 to 40 years of age
Homozygous Hemoglobin S Disease, Hemoglobin SC Disease or Hemoglobin S 0/+ thalassemia
Informed consent/assent
Consent of patient/parent within 72 hours after inpatient admission for SCD-associated ACS
Females of childbearing age will have a negative pregnancy test

Exclusion Criteria

Current Grade III or IV hemorrhage
Previous hypersensitivity reaction to defibrotide
Current systemic anti-coagulant therapy and/or fibrinolytic therapy
Consent of patient/parent greater than 72 hours of inpatient admission for SCD-associated ACS
No signed informed consent
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