Genetic Predictors of Renal Dysfunction Following Heart Transplantation

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified December 2013 by University of Colorado, Denver
National Jewish Health
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University of Colorado, Denver Identifier:
First received: September 12, 2012
Last updated: December 9, 2013
Last verified: December 2013

Kidney disease is a common problem after heart transplantation. It may be caused by anti-rejection medications such as cyclosporine or tacrolimus. However, the reason why some people develop kidney problems after a heart transplant, but other people do not, is not fully known. This study plans to learn more about the relationship between a person's genetic make-up (DNA) and the risk of kidney problems after a heart transplant. The long-term goal of this research is to identify genetic variations that may help predict the development of kidney problems after heart transplantation.

Heart Transplantation
Chronic Renal Insufficiency

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Pharmacogenomics of Calcineurin Inhibitor Nephrotoxicity in Cardiac Transplantation

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Further study details as provided by University of Colorado, Denver:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Chronic renal dysfunction [ Time Frame: year 2 post-transplant ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

Buccal cell and blood sample for genomic DNA

Estimated Enrollment: 195
Study Start Date: August 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Cardiac transplant recipients


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Cardiac transplant clinic


Inclusion Criteria:

  • cardiac-only transplant
  • 18 years of age or older at the time of cardiac transplant
  • 1 year or more post-cardiac transplant
  • treatment with cyclosporine or tacrolimus following transplant

Exclusion Criteria:

  • combined organ transplant
  • decisionally impaired
  • unable to read or speak English
  • unable or unwilling to provide written informed consent
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01686191

Contact: Christina L Aquilante, Pharm.D. 303-724-6126

United States, Colorado
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Recruiting
Aurora, Colorado, United States, 80045
Contact: Christina L Aquilante, Pharm.D.    303-724-6126   
Principal Investigator: Christina L Aquilante, Pharm.D.         
Sub-Investigator: JoAnn Lindenfeld, M.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Robert L Page, Pharm.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Colorado, Denver
National Jewish Health
Principal Investigator: Christina L Aquilante, Pharm.D. University of Colorado, Denver
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: University of Colorado, Denver Identifier: NCT01686191     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 12-0869, 12GRNT12040211
Study First Received: September 12, 2012
Last Updated: December 9, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Colorado, Denver:
heart transplantation
chronic renal insufficiency

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Kidney Failure, Chronic
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Renal Insufficiency
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases processed this record on April 22, 2014