The Comparison of Three Different Immunosuppressant Regimens in Kidney Transplant Recipients.
The study is being done to compare the safety and effects (good and bad) of three different combinations of immunosuppression drugs used by kidney transplant recipients while also looking at their kidney function.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Randomized Open-label Study to Compare the Safety and Efficacy of Two Different Sirolimus Regimens With a Tacrolimus + Mycophenolate Mofetil Regimen in De Novo Renal Allograft Recipients.|
- Calculated creatinine clearance at 12 months after transplantation.
- Calculated creatinine clearance at 26, 78, and 104 weeks post transplantation.
- Serum creatinine at 26, 52, 78, and 104 weeks post transplantation.
- Subject and graft survival at 26, 52, 78, and 104 weeks post transplantation.
- Incidence and severity of biopsy-confirmed acute rejection at 26, 52, 78, and 108 weeks post transplantation.
- Severity of rejection, including histological grade of the first acute rejection episode.
|Study Start Date:||December 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2007|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
This is an open-label, randomized, comparative, multinational study. The study will be looking at the kidney function of kidney transplant recipients, while also comparing the safety and the effects (good and bad) of three different combinations of immunosuppression drugs in combination with prednisone, following treatment with Daclizumab (Zenapax). The three combinations are; (1) sirolimus and tacrolimus followed by the withdrawal of tacrolimus after three months; (2) sirolimus and mycophenolate mofetil (MMF); and (3) tacrolimus and MMF. The participants will be required to return to throughout the next 24 months following their transplant for physical exams, chest x-ray, blood, and urine tests. Participants will be put into one of three groups, and receive the study drugs starting on the day of transplant. Due to some drugs affecting the drug levels of sirolimus, participants need to agree not to take any new drugs during the study unless approved by the study doctor.
|United States, Minnesota|
|Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905|
|Principal Investigator:||Mark D. Stegall, M.D.||Mayo Clinic|