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Low Dose Thymoglobin in Renal Transplant Patients

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01280617
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 21, 2011
Last Update Posted : March 21, 2019
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lahey Clinic

Brief Summary:
This is a planned single center prospective randomized study evaluating the safety and efficacy of low dose thymoglobulin as induction agent in renal transplant recipients. Inclusion criteria will be adult renal transplant recipients who are not sensitized against their potential donors. The patients who agree to participate in the study will be randomly assigned to either thymoglobulin at 1.25mg/kg x 3 doses or 0.75mg/kg x 3 doses. There will be 86 sealed envelopes to perform the randomization process. 43 envelopes with 1.25mg/kg dosing and the other 43 envelopes with 0.75mg/kg dosing. The investigators will sequentially choose the sealed envelopes at the time of the patient randomization process. All patients will be started on our standard immunosupression regimen of prograf/cellcept and a fast steroid taper. Data will be obtained from every patient for up to one year post-transplant.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Acute Renal Failure Drug: Thymoglobulin Drug: Thymoglobulin 0.75mg/kg dose Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 58 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Low Dose Thymoglobulin As Induction Agent on Prednisone-Free Regimens of Renal Transplant Recipients
Study Start Date : October 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2014

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Thymoglobulin 1.25mg/kg dose
The safety and efficacy of low dose Thymoglobulin (1.25mg/kg) as an induction agent in renal transplant subjects.
Drug: Thymoglobulin
Thymoglobulin 1.25mg/kg dose

Experimental: Thymoglobulin 0.75mg/kg dose
The safety and efficacy of low dose Thymoglobulin (0.75mg/kg) as an induction agent in renal transplant subjects.
Drug: Thymoglobulin 0.75mg/kg dose
Thymoglobulin
Other Name: Thymoglobulin




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Evaluate the rates of acute cellular rejection between study groups [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Data from study participants will be collected for up to 1 year post-transplant.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Evaluate the rates of infections, leucopenia and malignacy between study groups [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Data from study participants will be collected for up to 1 year post-transplant.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Potential Adult Renal Transplant Patients -

Exclusion Criteria:

Sensitized Renal Transplant Patients

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01280617


Locations
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United States, Massachusetts
Lahey Clinic
Burlington, Massachusetts, United States, 01805
Sponsors and Collaborators
Lahey Clinic
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Hannah M. Gilligan, MD Lahey Clinic
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Responsible Party: Lahey Clinic
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01280617    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2010-065
First Posted: January 21, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 21, 2019
Last Verified: March 2019
Keywords provided by Lahey Clinic:
Renal Transplant
Thymoglubulin
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Acute Kidney Injury
Renal Insufficiency
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Thymoglobulin
Antilymphocyte Serum
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Immunosuppressive Agents