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Measurement of Patient Reported Outcomes in Renal Transplant Patients With and Without Gastrointestinal (GI) Symptoms (PROGIS)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ) Identifier:
First received: August 26, 2005
Last updated: November 1, 2011
Last verified: November 2011
The purpose of this study is to assess the impact that GI complaints have on patient reported outcomes in renal transplant recipients and to determine if there is improvement in patient reported outcomes when patients are converted to a EC-MPS-based immunosuppressive treatment.

Condition Intervention Phase
Kidney Maintenance Transplant Drug: Enteric-coated Mycophenolate sodium (EC-MPS) Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Measurement of Patient Reported Outcomes in Renal Transplant Patients With and Without Gastrointestinal (GI) Symptoms (PROGIS)

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Further study details as provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Improvement in Gastro intestinal (GI) symptom severity and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with GI complaints who are converted from mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) to enteric-coated mycophenolate sodium (EC-MPS)

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Impact of GI symptoms on patients' perceptions of symptom severity, GI-specific HRQoL, and general HRQoL.

Estimated Enrollment: 335
Study Start Date: June 2004
Primary Completion Date: June 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Received kidney transplant at least 1 month prior to study enrollment;
  • Receiving immunosuppressive regimen that includes MMF for at least 2 weeks prior to study enrollment;
  • Eligible to convert to EC-MPS because of GI complaints OR not currently experiencing GI complaints and stable on current immunosuppressive regimen;
  • At least 18 years of age;
  • Willing to provide written informed consent; and
  • Able to meet all study requirements including completing paper questionnaires and completing two study visits.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • GI symptoms assumed or known not to be caused by MPA therapy (e.g. oral biphosphonates induced, infectious diarrhea);
  • Acute rejection < 1 week prior to study enrollment;
  • Woman of child-bearing potential who is planning to become pregnant or is pregnant and/or lactating who is unwilling to use effective means of contraception;
  • Presence of psychiatric illness (i.e., schizophrenia, major depression) that, in the opinion of the site investigator, would interfere with study requirements;
  • Undergoing acute medical intervention or hospitalization;
  • Any other medical condition that, in the opinion of the site investigator based on recall or chart review, would interfere with completing the study, including but not limited to, visual problems or cognitive impairment
  • Receiving any investigational drug or have received any investigational drug within 30 days prior to study enrollment.

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00150007

Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Study Director: Novartis Novartis
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Responsible Party: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT00150007     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CERL080A2407
Study First Received: August 26, 2005
Last Updated: November 1, 2011

Keywords provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):
Kidney, maintenance transplant, GI complaints, patient reported outcome

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mycophenolate mofetil
Mycophenolic Acid
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents processed this record on August 23, 2017