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Sustained Virological Response (SVR) to Antiviral Treatment of Liver Transplant Recipients With Recurrent Hepatitis C (SUSTAIN)

This study has been completed.
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First received: July 13, 2009
Last updated: March 4, 2014
Last verified: March 2014

July 13, 2009
March 4, 2014
September 2009
May 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Sustained Virological Response as measured by HCV RNA by PCR [ Time Frame: 80 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00938860 on Archive Site
  • Compare rates of the composite endpoint of biopsy proven rejections (BPAR) death or graft loss [ Time Frame: Week 80 (EOS) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Assess the rate of fibrosis progression (Ishak-Knodell score) [ Time Frame: Week 80 (Eos) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Compare rates of Rapid Viral Response [ Time Frame: Week 4 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Compare rates of Early Viral Response [ Time Frame: Week 12 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Compare the End of Treatment Response [ Time Frame: Week 80 (EoS) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Sustained Virological Response (SVR) to Antiviral Treatment of Liver Transplant Recipients With Recurrent Hepatitis C
A Multi-center, Randomized, Open Label, Controlled Study to Compare the Sustained Virological Response During Treatment With Neoral or Tacrolimus in Maintenance Liver Transplant Recipients Treated With Pegylated Interferon and Ribavirin for Recurrent Hepatitis C

This study will assess the rates of Sustained Virological Response following anti-viral therapy with Peg-Interferon plus Ribavirin in patients that have been liver transplanted with recurrent Hepatitis C and treated with Neoral or tacrolimus.

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Phase 4
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Hepatitis C
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Drug: cyclosporin (Neoral)
    Neoral capsules bid, dose adjusted according to blood concentrations given for entire duration of study (80 weeks).
  • Drug: tacrolimus
    Tacrolimus capsules bid, dosed according to blood concentrations, given for entire duration of study(80 weeks).
  • Experimental: Neoral and standard antiviral treatment
    Intervention: Drug: cyclosporin (Neoral)
  • Active Comparator: tacrolimus + standard antiviral treatment
    Intervention: Drug: tacrolimus
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May 2013
May 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Liver transplantation performed at least 6 months and up to 10 years prior randomization and due to HCV cirrhosis, with or without pre-transplant hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) within Milan or UCSF criteria
  • Immunosuppressive regimen based on tacrolimus - (twice or once daily) for at least 6 months prior randomization
  • Diagnosis of HCV genotypes 1 or 4 infection confirmed at screening
  • Indication of treatment with Peg-IFN and ribavirin due to histological evidence of chronic HCV infection defined as a fibrosis stage equal or greater than 1 using the Ishak-Knodell scoring system (IK ≥ 1) in a liver biopsy performed at screening or up to 4 months prior to randomization

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Serum creatinine >150 µmol/L (> 1.7 mg/dL) or eGFR < 50 ml/min ([Cockcroft-Gault formula])
  • Multi-organ transplant recipients
  • Recent episode of steroid-treated acute rejection (AR) within 3 months prior to randomization, or >1 episode of steroid-treated AR in the last 6 months, or any number of steroid-resistant AR episodes in the last 6 months including evidence of chronic rejection or ductopenia
  • Evidence of conditions that could cause graft dysfunction other than HCV infection
  • Patients with signs of decompensated liver disease, defined as presence of ascites, variceal bleeding, encephalopathy or deteriorated hepatic synthetic function (albumin < 3.5g/dL,or direct bilirubin >2 ULN, or INR >1.5)
  • Co-infection with HIV or Hepatitis B (defined as HBsAg-positive) at screening
  • Use of mTOR inhibitors (everolimus or sirolimus) in the 6 months prior to screening
  • Antiviral treatment for HCV administered at any time after liver transplantation
  • Patients on daily doses of corticosteroids higher than 5 mg/day
  • Patients with fibrosing cholestatic hepatitis
  • Patients with current diagnosis of malignancies, including lymphoproliferative disorders
  • Patients with platelet count < 70,000/mm3 or neutrophils < 1,500/mm3
  • History of HCC outside Milan criteria based on radiology or UCSF criteria based on analysis of the explant
18 Years to 70 Years
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United States,   Belgium,   Brazil,   Canada,   Colombia,   France,   Germany,   Italy,   Korea, Republic of,   Russian Federation,   Spain,   Switzerland,   United Kingdom
COLO400A2430, 2009-010806-12
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Novartis Pharmaceuticals
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Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
March 2014

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