Efficacy and Safety of Concentration-controlled Everolimus to Eliminate or to Reduce Tacrolimus Compared to Tacrolimus in de Novo Liver Transplant Recipients (RAD)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00622869
First received: February 13, 2008
Last updated: May 17, 2013
Last verified: May 2013
Results First Received: April 2, 2013  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Open Label;   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition: Liver Transplantation
Interventions: Drug: Tacrolimus (reduced tacrolimus)
Drug: Tacrolimus (tacrolimus elimination)
Drug: Tacrolimus (tacrolimus control)
Drug: Everolimus (reduced tacrolimus)
Drug: Everolimus (tacrolimus elimination)
Drug: Corticosteroids

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Recruitment Details
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Pre-Assignment Details
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Reporting Groups
  Description
Everolimus + Reduced Tacrolimus Low dose tacrolimus (tacrolimus reduced) + everolimus + corticosteroids.
Tacrolimus Elimination Low-dose tacrolimus (until Month 4, then tacrolimus eliminated) + everolimus + corticosteroids.
Tacrolimus Control Arm Control dose tacrolimus + corticosteroids.

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Everolimus + Reduced Tacrolimus     Tacrolimus Elimination     Tacrolimus Control Arm  
STARTED     245     231     243  
COMPLETED     202     174     204  
NOT COMPLETED     43     57     39  
Subject Withdrew Consent                 13                 17                 11  
Administrative Problems                 11                 17                 13  
Death                 12                 15                 10  
Lost to Follow-up                 2                 4                 2  
Graft Loss                 5                 3                 2  
Missing                 0                 1                 1  



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Population Description
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Reporting Groups
  Description
Everolimus + Reduced Tacrolimus Low dose tacrolimus (tacrolimus reduced) + everolimus + corticosteroids.
Tacrolimus Elimination Low-dose tacrolimus (until Month 4, then tacrolimus eliminated) + everolimus + corticosteroids.
Tacrolimus Control Arm Control dose tacrolimus + corticosteroids.
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Baseline Measures
    Everolimus + Reduced Tacrolimus     Tacrolimus Elimination     Tacrolimus Control Arm     Total  
Number of Participants  
[units: participants]
  245     231     243     719  
Age  
[units: years]
Mean ± Standard Deviation
  53.6  ± 9.2     53.2  ± 10.8     54.5  ± 8.7     53.8  ± 9.6  
Gender  
[units: participants]
       
Female     65     67     64     196  
Male     180     164     179     523  



  Outcome Measures
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1.  Primary:   Incidence Rate of Composite Efficacy Failure From Randomization to Month 12   [ Time Frame: Randomization to Month 12 ]

2.  Secondary:   Incidence Rate of Composite Efficacy Failure From Randomization to Month 24   [ Time Frame: Randomization to Month 24 ]

3.  Secondary:   Incidence Rate of Treated Biopsy Proven Acute Rejection (tBPAR) at Months 12 and 24   [ Time Frame: Randomization to Month 24 ]

4.  Secondary:   Change in Renal Function From Randomization to Months 12 and 24   [ Time Frame: Randomization to Month 24 ]


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Certain Agreements:  
Principal Investigators are NOT employed by the organization sponsoring the study.
There IS an agreement between Principal Investigators and the Sponsor (or its agents) that restricts the PI's rights to discuss or publish trial results after the trial is completed.
The agreement is:
unchecked The only disclosure restriction on the PI is that the sponsor can review results communications prior to public release and can embargo communications regarding trial results for a period that is less than or equal to 60 days. The sponsor cannot require changes to the communication and cannot extend the embargo.
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Limitations and Caveats
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Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: Study Director
Organization: Novartis Pharmaceuticals
phone: 862 778-8300


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Responsible Party: Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00622869     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CRAD001H2304, 2007-001821-85
Study First Received: February 13, 2008
Results First Received: April 2, 2013
Last Updated: May 17, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration
Italy: The Italian Medicines Agency