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Study Evaluating of Calcineurin Inhibitor and Sirolimus (Rapamune) Treatment in Liver Transplant Recipients

This study has been terminated.
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First received: June 30, 2004
Last updated: April 20, 2010
Last verified: April 2010
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the sirolimus conversion regimen as compared with the calcineurin inhibitor continuation regimen with regards to renal function in stable liver transplant subjects.

Condition Intervention Phase
Liver Transplantation Drug: Sirolimus (Rapamune) Drug: Cyclosporine or Tacrolimus Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Open-Label, Comparative Evaluation of Conversion From Calcineurin Inhibitor Treatment to Sirolimus Treatment Versus Continued Calcineurin Inhibitor Treatment in Liver Allograft Recipients Undergoing Maintenance Therapy

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change From Baseline Adjusted Mean in Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) [ Time Frame: Baseline and 12 months ]
    GFR is an index of kidney function. GFR was calculated using Cockcroft-Gault method. A normal GFR is >90 mL/min, higher values indicate better function. Change=adjusted mean of 12 months minus baseline. Mean adjusted for baseline GFR, with antimetabolite therapy status and hepatitis C status as fixed effects.

  • Patient and Graft Survival [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Endpoint was a composite assessment of patient and graft survival. Patients categorized as graft survival or graft loss. Graft loss defined as pure graft loss (requiring retransplant) or death (with a functioning graft), if the event occurred in the first 12 months after randomization. Patients with missing graft data were counted as graft losses.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Patients With a Biopsy Confirmed Acute Rejection [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Overall event rate is determined as yes or no.

  • Mean Serum Creatinine [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Observed mean values for serum creatinine.

Enrollment: 607
Study Start Date: December 2002
Study Completion Date: July 2008
Primary Completion Date: July 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: A Drug: Sirolimus (Rapamune)
Active Comparator: B Drug: Cyclosporine or Tacrolimus


Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age greater than 13 years (age greater than 18 years as required by some local regulations).
  • Receiving immunosuppressive therapy with calcineurin inhibitors (CI) +/- corticosteroids +/- antimetabolite.
  • 6 to 144 months after orthotopic liver transplantation.
  • Cockcroft-Gault GFR values ≥40 mL/min and ≤90mL/min at screening

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of nonhepatic transplantation
  • Evidence of systemic infection (sepsis, bacteremia, pneumonia etc).
  • Known or suspected malignancy < 5 years before random assignment.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00086346

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Wyeth is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer
Study Director: Medical Monitor Wyeth is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer
Principal Investigator: Trial Manager For Italy,
Principal Investigator: Trial Manager For Germany,
Principal Investigator: Trial Manager For Belgium,
Principal Investigator: Trial Manager For Czech Republic,
Principal Investigator: Trial Manager For Netherlands,
Principal Investigator: Trial Manager For Switzerland,
Principal Investigator: Trial Manager For UK,
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Responsible Party: Wyeth (Registry Contact: Clinical Trial Registry Specialist), Wyeth Identifier: NCT00086346     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0468H1-313
Study First Received: June 30, 2004
Results First Received: July 6, 2009
Last Updated: April 20, 2010

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Calcineurin Inhibitors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antifungal Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
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