Eculizumab Added to Conventional Treatment in the Prevention of Antibody-mediated Rejection in ABO Blood Group Incompatible Living Donor Kidney Transplantation (ABOi)
The purpose of this study is to try to determine if the drug eculizumab can help prevent antibody-mediated rejection in patients undergoing a kidney transplant from a living donor with a different blood type than their own.
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Single Center, Open-label Study to Determine the Safety and Efficacy of a Dosing Regimen of Eculizumab Added to Conventional Treatment in the Prevention of Antibody-mediated Rejection (AMR) in ABO Blood Group Incompatible Living Donor Kidney Transplantation (ABOi LDKTx)|
- The primary outcome of this study is the incidence of acute humoral rejection (AHR) in the first 28 days after ABOi LDKTX. [ Time Frame: 28 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||March 2010|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||September 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||April 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Eculizumab will be given on Day 0, day 1, and weekly for the first four weeks after transplant.
You will receive eculizumab intravenously at the time of transplant, on the day after your transplant, then weekly for four weeks. At this time, your anti-blood group antibody levels will be determined. You may potentially receive eculizumab every two weeks for one year depending on these antibody levels.
Kidney transplantation is considered the best therapy for patients with end-stage renal disease. In some instances, the only suitable living kidney donor is ABO blood group incompatible. This usually presents a barrier to successful transplantation because most recipients have circulating serum antibodies that bind to incompatible blood groups that will bind and damage the kidney allograft early after transplantation. Fortunately, over the past decade, we and others have developed protocols involving the pretransplant removal of anti-blood group antibodies using multiple plasmapheresis treatments that allow for the successful transplantation of ABOi LDKTx. Thus, this therapy enables patients to receive a living donor with its advantages rather than having to wait >5 years for a deceased donor kidney.
|Contact: Nong Yowe Braaten, LPN||507-538-9617|
|United States, Minnesota|
|Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905|
|Contact: Nong Yowe Braaten, LPN 507-538-9617|
|Principal Investigator: Mark D. Stegall, MD|