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BK Virus Infection (Viremia) Natural History in Renal Transplant Recipients

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: NCT01782209
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 1, 2013
Results First Posted : July 28, 2020
Last Update Posted : July 28, 2020
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Richard J Whitley, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Brief Summary:
The objectives of this study is to establish the natural history of BK virus viremia and other possible opportunistic viral pathogens in renal transplants recipients.

Condition or disease
BK Virus (BKV) Viremia

Detailed Description:
This is a Natural History study in renal or renal-pancreas transplant recipients. In an effort to capture patients early in the course of an evolving BK virus infection and avoid patients who have already developed evidence of BKV-induced nephropathy (BKVN), this protocol will emphasize the initiation of screening in the early post-transplant period. Patients who have undergone renal or renal/pancreas transplantation within 4 weeks, but not more than 90 day previously, will be asked to participate and then consented to be enrolled in a Natural History-Surveillance period for up to approximately 24 months. Participants enrolled in this study will provide valuable natural history data regarding BKV viremia, and potentially other viral pathogen, in the post-renal transplant period. Participants will provide blood samples to undergo measurement for plasma BKV DNA by PCR approximately every 6 weeks, to be resulted in real time at the UAB Diagnostic Virology Laboratory at UAB.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 335 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Natural History of Infection Caused by BK Virus (and Other Opportunistic Viral Pathogens) in Renal Transplant Recipients
Actual Study Start Date : June 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2019
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2019

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Incidence of BKV Viremia in the Study Population of Screened Renal or Renal-pancreas Transplant Subjects [ Time Frame: within 4 weeks and up to 24 months after renal transplant ]
    We will measure the number of subjects screened who develops BK viremia within 4 weeks and up to 24 months after renal transplant

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Whole blood samples will be processed for serum and then evaluated for BK virus DNA

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Male and female renal or renal-pancreas transplant recipients ages 18 and older at risk for BKV infection

Inclusion Criteria:

Renal or renal-pancreas transplant patients who are within 4 weeks and not more than 90 days post-transplant with or without qualifying BKV viremia Age greater than or equal to 18 years; Provides written informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

Evidence of proven or suspected BKVN by clinical or pathologic diagnostic criteria Loss of renal graft function Initiation of chronic dialysis

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01782209

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United States, Alabama
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35233
United States, California
California Pacific Medical Center
San Francisco, California, United States, 94115
United States, Colorado
University of Colorado at Denver and HSC
Denver, Colorado, United States, 80045
United States, Minnesota
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55455
United States, Missouri
Washington University, Barnes Jewish Hospital
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110
United States, New York
Columbia University
New York, New York, United States, 10032
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Alabama at Birmingham
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Principal Investigator: Richard J Whitley, MD University of Birmingham at Alabama
Study Chair: John W Gnann, MD Medical University of South Carolina
  Study Documents (Full-Text)

Documents provided by Richard J Whitley, University of Alabama at Birmingham:
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Responsible Party: Richard J Whitley, Principal Investigator, University of Alabama at Birmingham Identifier: NCT01782209    
Other Study ID Numbers: DMID 11-0071
First Posted: February 1, 2013    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: July 28, 2020
Last Update Posted: July 28, 2020
Last Verified: July 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided
Keywords provided by Richard J Whitley, University of Alabama at Birmingham:
BK virus viremia
renal transplant
other viral pathogens
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Virus Diseases
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Pathologic Processes