Paired Marrow Aspirations to Assess Assays in Sensitized Renal Allograft Recipients
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01150487|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : June 25, 2010
Last Update Posted : March 14, 2019
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Sensitized Post Kidney Transplant Recipients||Procedure: bone marrow aspirations||Not Applicable|
The aim of this risk protocol is to determine the variability of the AlloElispot and Allospecificities assay.
Our group has developed two novel assays to determine: 1) the number of donor-specific alloantibody (DSA) secreting bone marrow derived plasma cells (AlloELISPOT assay); and 2) the function of DSA-secreting Plasma cells (Allospecificities assay).
These assays were developed over the past 3 years and already have provided an important means of testing new therapeutic protocols aimed at controlling DSA production. It is important to note that repeated attempts to isolate PCs from peripheral blood have been unsuccessful (PCs are extremely rare in peripheral blood) and the bone marrow is the only accessible source of PCs.
It is now clear to that we have reached a point that we must validate these assays (coefficient of variation, etc), in order to appropriately evaluate data derived from these assays. Inter-assay variability can be assessed by performing two paired assays in the same patient. This could be done in two ways—paired bone marrow aspirations separated by time or two bone marrow aspirations performed at the same time. We have decided to pursue the latter approach. We will do both marrows either at the time of transplantation when the subjects are under general anesthesia or in the Clinical Research Unit (CRU) using conscious sedation.. We believe that this is safe and will be well-tolerated and will provide the data that we need to validate the assays.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||80 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Paired Bone Marrow Aspirations to Assess the Variability of Allo-ELISPOT and Allo-Specificities Assays in Sensitized Renal Allograft Recipients|
|Study Start Date :||June 2010|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||April 2020|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||October 2020|
Experimental: Sensitized Renal Allograft Recipients
Patients who have antibodies against their donors in their blood.
Procedure: bone marrow aspirations
A bone marrow aspiration from each hip bone of the patients.
- To determine the variability of the AlloElispot and Allospecificities assay. [ Time Frame: Post bone marrow collection ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01150487
|Contact: Nong Yowe Braaten||507-538-9617|
|United States, Minnesota|
|Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905|
|Contact: Nong Yowe Braaten 507-538-9617|
|Principal Investigator: Mark Stegall, MD|
|Principal Investigator:||Mark Stegall, MD||Mayo Clinic|