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Campath-1H Induction to Allow Discontinuation of Calcineurin Inhibitors After Renal Transplantation

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00214201
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 21, 2005
Results First Posted : September 12, 2012
Last Update Posted : October 3, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether Campath-1H induction therapy and the associated lymphocyte depletion will permit long-term, rejection free renal allograft function in the absence of maintenance calcineurin inhibitor (CI) therapy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Primary Renal Transplant Drug: Calcineurin inhibitor withdrawal Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Campath-1H Induction to Allow Discontinuation of Calcineurin Inhibitors After Renal Transplantation
Study Start Date : May 2003
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2009

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Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: 1
Standard of Care CNI immunosuppression
Experimental: 2
Calcineurin inhibitor withdrawal
Drug: Calcineurin inhibitor withdrawal
stopping tacrolimus or cyclosporine in subjects who received Campath-1H induction therapy

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of Participants With Biopsy Proven Rejection [ Time Frame: 3 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Serum Creatinine at 36 Months (End of Study) [ Time Frame: 36 months +/- 60 days ]

Other Outcome Measures:
  1. WBC [ Time Frame: 36 months +/- 60 days ]
    White Blood Cell count

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • received a renal transplant, induction with Campath-1H, and at least 2 months of calcineurin inhibitor therapy, CellCept, and prednisone.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Recipients of HLA-identical living-donor renal transplants;
  • PRA value >20% within 30 days of transplant;
  • GFR <40ml/min;
  • multi-organ transplant;

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00214201

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United States, Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53792
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Wisconsin, Madison
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Principal Investigator: Stuart Knechtle, MD University of Wisconsin, Madison
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Responsible Party: University of Wisconsin, Madison Identifier: NCT00214201    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2003-125
First Posted: September 21, 2005    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: September 12, 2012
Last Update Posted: October 3, 2012
Last Verified: September 2012
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Calcineurin Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action