Study Investigating a Standard Regimen in de Novo Kidney Transplant Patients Versus a Calcineurin Inhibitor (CNI)-Free Regimen and a CNI-low Dose Regimen

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
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Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ) Identifier:
First received: August 9, 2007
Last updated: March 4, 2014
Last verified: March 2014

The purpose of this study is to compare renal function of immunosuppressive regimens with different relevance of the calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) cyclosporine: standard dose CNI, low dose CNI, CNI free in de novo kidney transplant patients after 12 months of therapy.

Condition Intervention Phase
Kidney Transplantation
Drug: Everolimus
Drug: Myfortic and Neoral
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Multi-center, Open-label, Prospective, Randomized, Parallel Group, Long-term Study Investigating a Standard Regimen in de Novo Kidney Transplant Patients Versus a CNI-free Regimen and a CNI-low Dose Regimen

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Renal function assessed by glomerular filtration rate (GFR) - Nankivell method - 12 months after renal transplantation (Tx)

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Renal function glomerular filtration rate M12 post by serum M12 post Tx Efficacy(biopsy proven acute ejection,graft loss,death) at M6&M12 Occurrence treatment failures up to or at M12, Evolution of renal function between M3&M12 creatinine slope

Estimated Enrollment: 450
Study Start Date: July 2007
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: Everolimus
Other Name: certican
Active Comparator: 2 Drug: Myfortic and Neoral
active comparator
Other Name: myfortic and neoral


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

Inclusion criteria

  • Males or females, aged 18 - 70 years
  • Recipients of de novo cadaveric, living unrelated or living related kidney transplants
  • Females capable of becoming pregnant must have a negative serum pregnancy test within 7 days prior to or at screening, and are required to practice an approved method of birth control for the duration of the study and for a period of 6 weeks following discontinuation of study medication, even where there has been a history of infertility.
  • Patients who are willing and able to participate in the study and from whom written informed consent has been obtained.

Exclusion criteria

  • More than one previous renal transplantation
  • Multi-organ recipients (e.g., kidney and pancreas) or previous transplant with any other organ, different from kidney
  • Patients receiving a kidney from a non-heart beating donor
  • Donor age: < 5 years or > 70 years
  • Graft loss due to immunological reasons in the first year after transplantation (in case of secondary transplantation)
  • Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00514514

Universitätsklinikum Charité
Berlin, Germany, 10117
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Study Director: Novartis Novartis
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Responsible Party: Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ) Identifier: NCT00514514     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CRAD001ADE13
Study First Received: August 9, 2007
Last Updated: March 4, 2014
Health Authority: Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices

Keywords provided by Novartis:
kidney transplantation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mycophenolic Acid
Mycophenolate mofetil
Antifungal Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Dermatologic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
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