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Noninvasive Methods to Monitor Graft Survival in Kidney Transplant Patients

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Identifier:
First received: March 28, 2006
Last updated: August 29, 2013
Last verified: August 2013
The purpose of this study is to test noninvasive methods to monitor the health and condition of new kidneys in people who have received kidney transplants.

Condition Intervention
Kidney Transplantation
Procedure: Kidney transplantation

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Noninvasive Monitoring to Predict Outcome in De Novo Kidney Transplant Recipients

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Further study details as provided by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID):

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Blood samples may be retained

Enrollment: 280
Study Start Date: March 2006
Study Completion Date: July 2011
Primary Completion Date: July 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Procedure: Kidney transplantation
    Participants in this study will have had a kidney transplant
Detailed Description:

Innovations in kidney transplantation have improved short-term outcomes for transplant patients. However, organ rejection remains as an important threat to the long-term survival of the transplanted organ. If clinicians could better monitor the condition of the organ after transplantation, they may be able to improve the chance of graft survival. Noninvasive ways to monitor the condition of the transplanted organ need to be developed and tested. This observational study will investigate whether certain blood and urine tests are useful in monitoring the health of transplanted kidneys.

This trial will involve 14 post-transplant study visits over the course of 2 years. A physical exam, medication history, adverse events assessment, and blood and urine collection will occur at all visits. Kidney biopsies will occur at study entry prior to transplantation and at Month 6, in adult participants only. Protocol biopsies are optional in the pediatric substudy group. Additional visits may be required if organ rejection is suspected.


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
People who are candidates for kidney transplant

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Candidate for deceased donor or living donor kidney transplant
  • Negative Crossmatch
  • Parent or guardian willing to provide informed consent, if applicable

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Clinically significant liver disease
  • Other illnesses that, in the opinion of the investigator, may interfere with the study
  • Recipient of multiple organ transplants
  • Inability or unwillingness to comply with the study protocol
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00308802

United States, Connecticut
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06510
United States, Georgia
Emory Children's Center
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322
Emory University Hospital
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322
United States, New York
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, New York, United States, 10029
United States, Ohio
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45229
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44195
University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44195
Canada, Manitoba
Children's Hospital of Winnipeg
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3A 151
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3A 1R9
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Study Director: Peter S. Heeger, MD Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Principal Investigator: Donald Hricik, MD University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Principal Investigator: David Rush, MD University of Manitoba at Winnipeg
Principal Investigator: Kenneth Newell, MD Emory University
Principal Investigator: Richard Formica, MD Yale University
Principal Investigator: Emilio Poggio, MD The Cleveland Clinic
Principal Investigator: Barry Warshaw, MD Emory-Children's Center
Principal Investigator: Enver Akalin, MD Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Principal Investigator: Patricia Birk, M.D. Children's Hospital of Winnipeg
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Identifier: NCT00308802     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DAIT CTOT-01
Study First Received: March 28, 2006
Last Updated: August 29, 2013

Keywords provided by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID):
Kidney Disease
Kidney Failure
End Stage Renal Disease processed this record on May 23, 2017