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Evaluation of Cyclosporine Microemulsion and Tacrolimus on the Rate of New Onset Diabetes Mellitus in Kidney Transplantation Recipients

This study has been completed.
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First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: January 28, 2011
Last verified: January 2011

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of tacrolimus and cyclosporine microemulsion on glucose metabolism in kidney transplant recipients and the efficacy and safety in preventing organ rejection

Condition Intervention Phase
Kidney Transplant
Drug: Cyclosporine microemulsion
Drug: Tacrolimus
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Six-month Open Label, Multicenter, Randomized Study to Evaluate the Incidence of New Onset Diabetes Mellitus and Glucose Metabolism in Patients Receiving Cyclosporine Microemulsion With C-2 Monitoring Versus Tacrolimus After de Novo Kidney Transplantation

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence of NODM or impaired fasting glucose (IFG) in de novo kidney transplant patients receiving cyclosporine microemulsion versus in patients receiving tacrolimus within the first 6 months post-transplantation.
  • Incidence of biopsy-proven acute rejection (BPAR) or graft loss or death within the first 6 months post-transplantation.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • incidence of NODM or IFG within the first 3 mths post-transplantation in pts treated with cyclosporine microemulsion or tacrolimus
  • percentage of pts with preexisting diabetes at transplantation who have a glycosylated hemoglobin level >7% at Mths 3 &6 post-transplantation
  • Change over time of mean HbA1c at mths 3 &6 post-transplantation in pts w/ preexisting diabetes at transplantation
  • percentage of pts who switched from oral hypoglycemic agents to insulin within 3 &6 mths post-transplantation
  • incidence of impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) as assessed by an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • Blood pressure at Months 3& 6 post-transplantation
  • incidence of BPAR or graft loss or death within the first 3 months post-transplantation, as well as the incidence of each individual event within 3 and 6 months post-transplantation.

Enrollment: 693
Study Start Date: October 2003
Study Completion Date: March 2006
Primary Completion Date: March 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Cyclosporine microemulsion Drug: Cyclosporine microemulsion
Active Comparator: Tacrolimus Drug: Tacrolimus


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

- First or second transplant, cadaveric or living donor

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Multi-organ or dual kidney transplants
  • Panel reactive antibodies >50%

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria applied

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00171496

Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Novartis Novartis
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Responsible Party: External Affairs, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT00171496     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: COLO400A2419
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: January 28, 2011
Health Authority: Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Kidney transplant, adults, NODM, immunosuppressants

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Endocrine System Diseases
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Anti-Infective Agents
Antifungal Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunologic Factors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
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