Multicenter International Lymphangioleiomyomatosis Efficacy of Sirolimus Trial (The MILES Trial)
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Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is an uncommon, progressive, cystic lung disease that predominantly affects young women. It is believed to be caused by defects within cellular pathways that regulate nutrient uptake, cell size, cell migration, and cell proliferation. The disease is caused by mutations in tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) genes. Individuals with Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) often experience pneumothorax and chylothorax, as well progressive loss of lung function. Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is frequently fatal and existing therapies for the disease have not proven effective. Lung transplantation can be considered as a last option, but alternative treatments are needed. Sirolimus is an immunosuppressive drug that is often used in people who have had kidney transplants. It directly affects the genetic pathway that causes Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM). This study will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of sirolimus in stabilizing or improving lung function in people with Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM).
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