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ALLOGRAFT, A Study to Evaluate the Renal Protective Effects of Losartan (0954-222)(COMPLETED)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Identifier:
First received: August 30, 2005
Last updated: March 17, 2015
Last verified: March 2015
To demonstrate that losartan (+ conventional therapy) compared to placebo (+ conventional therapy) will reduce the number of RT patients who experience histological lesions of chronic allograft nephropathy

Condition Intervention
High Blood Pressure
Drug: losartan potassium
Drug: Comparator: Placebo

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo Controlled Study to Evaluate the Renal Protective Effects of Losartan in Patients With Renal Transplant

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Further study details as provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence of chronic allograft nephropathy [ Time Frame: 24 months post treatment ]

Enrollment: 367
Study Start Date: March 2000
Study Completion Date: January 2005
Primary Completion Date: January 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: 1
Drug: Comparator: Placebo
25 mg of oral placebo once daily, with an up-titration to 50 mg placebo once daily in later visits if serum creatinine did not increase more than 25%. Patients take medication in the morning.
Active Comparator: 2
Drug: losartan potassium
25 mg of oral losartan once daily, with an up-titration to 50 mg of losartan once daily in later visits if serum creatinine did not increase more than 25%. Patients take medication in the morning.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients With End Stage Chronic Renal Failure, Four To Eight Week After Receiving A First Or A Second Renal Transplant From A Dead Donor. In The Case Of A Second Transplant The Survival Of The First Graft Must Has Been 6 Month Or More
  • Patients Must Have A Serum Creatinine * 2 At Visit 1 And 2. Results Must Be Within 25% Of Each Other. The Baseline Period May Be Extended Until Four More Weeks To Obtain An Additional Serum Creatinine If One Of The First Two Serum Creatinine Results Do Not Qualify
  • Patients With Hypertension Must Have A Sitting Blood Pressure < 200/110 Mmhg At The Time Of Randomization
  • Normotensive Patients Must Have A Sitting Systolic Blood Pressure >100 Mmhg At The Time Of Randomization

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Hyperimmunized Patients At The Transplant Time Or In The Previous 6 Month, With A Pra of 50 %
  • Patients With Evidence Of Advanced Liver Disease
  • Serum Potassium <3.5 Or >5.5 Meq/L
  • History Of Allergy To Losartan
  • Other Factors Which May Affect Participation (E.G., Significant Concurrent Or Life Limiting Disease Such As Cancer In The Last Five Year Except Skin Neoplasias, Mental Or Legal Incapacitation, Drug Or Alcohol Abuse Within The Last 2 Years, Extensive Travel Planned In The Next 3 Years, Investigative Drug Trial Within The Last 4 Weeks)
  • Patients With Disseminated Or Localized Active Infectious Disease, At The Time Of Transplant
  • Acute Graft Rejection In The Grade III Of Banff Classification
  • Patients With Double-Transplant (Reno-Pancreatic)
  • Patients With Heart Failure Or History Of Myocardial Infarction Requiring Ace Inhibitor Or Aiia Therapies. Presence Or Known History Of Hemodynamically Significant Obstructive Valvular Disease Or Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Renal Graft Artery Stenosis. An Eco-Doppler Test Must Be Performed In Order To Exclude A Graft Artery Stenosis
  • Pregnant Or Nursing Women
  • Chronic Use Of Nsaids
  • Major Psychotropic Agents Such As Phenothiazines Are Not Permitted, Use Of Lithium Is Not Permitted
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00140907

Sponsors and Collaborators
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Study Director: Medical Monitor Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Identifier: NCT00140907     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0954-222
Study First Received: August 30, 2005
Last Updated: March 17, 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Antihypertensive Agents
Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor Blockers
Angiotensin Receptor Antagonists
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on April 28, 2017