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European Trial of Immunosuppression in SPK Tx

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified August 2005 by EUROSPK Study Group.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Fujisawa GmbH
Hoffmann-La Roche
Wyeth is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer
Neovii Biotech
Genzyme, a Sanofi Company
Information provided by:
EUROSPK Study Group Identifier:
First received: August 31, 2005
Last updated: November 17, 2005
Last verified: August 2005
  1. To determine and compare the efficacy of Tacrolimus/Rapa versus Tacrolimus/MMF-based immunosuppression (in conjunction with initial short-term steroids and polyclonal antibody administration) in Type 1-diabetic patients undergoing simultaneous pancreas/kidney allograft transplantation.
  2. To evaluate the safety of Tacrolimus/Rapa versus Tacrolimus/MMF in terms of drug-related complications and overimmunosuppression-associated complications, particularly under monitoring of the pharmacokinetic profile of all drugs administered.

Condition Intervention Phase
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Diabetic Nephropathy
Drug: sirolimus versus mycophenolate mofetil
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A European Multicenter Open-Label Randomised Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Sirolimus and Tacrolimus Compared to MMF and Tacrolimus With Short-Course Induction Therapy, Short-Term Steroids Application in De Novo SPK Transplanted Diabetic Patients

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Further study details as provided by EUROSPK Study Group:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • At 1 year:Incidence of biopsy-proven (kidney) rejection episodes.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • SECONDARY ENDPOINTS: At 6 months and 1 year
  • * Kidney/Pancreas function (at 6 months and 1 year):
  • - Kidney function will be measured by:
  • - S- creatinine
  • - Creatinine clearance
  • - Pancreas function will be measured by:
  • - Fasting Glucose level (< 123 mg/dl)
  • - HbA1C
  • - Need for insulin therapy
  • - Need for oral drugs
  • * At 6 months and 1 year:
  • - Patient and graft survival
  • - Lipid profile
  • - Infections
  • - Side effects
  • - Blood Pressure
  • - Treatment failure for any reason, such as permanent discontinuation of a drug, graft loss or death.
  • * % of steroid free patients: at 6 months and 1 year.

Estimated Enrollment: 228
Study Start Date: February 2002
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2008
Detailed Description:
This will be a controlled, randomised study, to be performed in 15-20 pancreas transplantation centers throughout Europe. Patients will be randomised into one of two treatment groups. Group 1 will receive Tacrolimus and Mycophenolate Mofetil (= best group in EuroSPK001 trial). Group 2 will receive Tacrolimus and Sirolimus. Both groups will receive in association short-term corticosteroids and polyclonal antibody preparation. Patients will be randomly assigned to one of the 2 treatment groups in a 1:1 ratio before transplantation. The study will last 3 years, with a first interim analysis of the data at 6 months and a complete analysis at 1 year.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Male or female patients, of 18 to 55 years of age, with end-stage, C-peptide-negative, Type 1-diabetic nephropathy.
  2. Female patients of childbearing age must have a negative pregnancy test and must agree to maintain effective birth control practice throughout the study period (3 years).
  3. Patient must have signed the Patient Informed Consent Form.
  4. Patient must receive a primary simultaneous pancreas/kidney (SPK) cadaveric transplant, with either intestinal or bladder and either portal or systemic venous drainages.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patient is pregnant or breastfeeding.
  2. Patient is allergic or intolerant to Mycophenolate Mofetil, Sirolimus, Tacrolimus or other macrolides, or any compounds structurally related to these compounds.
  3. Patient has a positive T-cell crossmatch on the most recent serum specimen.
  4. Patient is known for active liver disease or has significant liver disease, defined by ASAT and ALAT serum levels greater than 3 times the upper limit of normal.
  5. Patient has malignancy or history of malignancy, with the exception of adequately treated localised squamous cell or basal cell carcinoma, without recurrence.
  6. Patient has been included in another clinical trial protocol for any investigational drug within 4 weeks prior to randomisation.
  7. Patient has any form of substance abuse, psychiatric disorder or condition, which, in the opinion of the investigator, may invalidate communication.
  8. Patient receives a SPK transplant from a living donor, or receives segmental pancreatic transplant, or a previous kidney transplant alone.
  9. Pancreatic duct occlusion technique .
  10. Donor is older than 55 years of age.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00140543

Innsbruck, Austria, 6020
Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc
Brussels, Belgium, 1200
UZ Gent
Gent, Belgium, 9000
UZ Gasthuisberg
Leuven, Belgium, 3000
Czech Republic
Institute for clinical and experimental medicine-IKEM
Prague, Czech Republic, 14021
Charite Campus Virchow Klinikum
Berlin, Germany, 13353
Bochum-Langendreer, Germany, 44892
Goethe University
Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 60590
Chirurgische Universitätsklinik
Freiburg, Germany, 79111
Klinikum Grosshadern-University of Munich
Munich, Germany, 81366
Klinikum Innenstadt der Universität München
Munich, Germany, 90336
Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Tel Aviv, Israel, 64239
Hospital Clinico
Barcelona, Spain, 08036
Hôpital Cantonal de Geneve
Geneva, Switzerland, 1211
Sponsors and Collaborators
EUROSPK Study Group
Fujisawa GmbH
Hoffmann-La Roche
Wyeth is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer
Neovii Biotech
Genzyme, a Sanofi Company
  More Information Identifier: NCT00140543     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EUROSPK002
Study First Received: August 31, 2005
Last Updated: November 17, 2005

Keywords provided by EUROSPK Study Group:
simultaneous pancreas/kidney transplantation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Diabetic Nephropathies
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Diabetes Complications
Mycophenolate mofetil
Mycophenolic Acid
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
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