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Nordic Study in Cardiac and Lung Transplantation: Outcome in Relation to Cyclosporine Microemulsion C2 Levels

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ) Identifier:
First received: September 6, 2005
Last updated: April 20, 2016
Last verified: April 2016
The main purpose of this study is to identify cyclosporine C2 levels during 12 months treatment , while cyclosporine microemulsion dosages are adjusted based on C0 cyclosporine blood samples, and retrospectively correlate C2 levels to outcome (renal function and incidence of acute rejections)

Condition Intervention Phase
Heart and Lung Transplant Drug: cyclosporine Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: A 12-month Study to Investigate the Correlations Between Cyclosporine Microemulsion C2 Levels (High, Medium and Low) and AUC0-4 With Regard to Outcome in de Novo Heart and Lung Transplantation - Identification of Target Cyclosporine Microemulsion C2 Levels.

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The average number of treated acute cardiac and lung graft rejection per patient during the first 12 months post transplant
  • The measured Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) at 3 and 12 months post-transplant

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence of treated acute rejections
  • Incidence of biopsy-proven acute cellular rejections
  • Patient and Graft survival rates

Enrollment: 190
Study Start Date: June 2004
Primary Completion Date: November 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Cyclosporine Drug: cyclosporine
patients will receive maintenance triple immunosuppression according to local practice consisting of Sandimmun Neoral, MMF/ECMPA or azathioprin and steroids.


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients receiving a first heart or bilateral or single lung transplant
  • Patients for whom a triple maintenance immunosuppressive therapy consisting of cyclosporine microemulsion, steroids and mycophenolate mofetil (MMF)/ enteric-coated mycophenolate sodium (EC-MPS ,(or azathioprine) is indicated.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Multi-organ transplants or previously transplanted organs
  • Patients with the need of more than two cyclosporine microemulsion dosages per day

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may applied

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00154193

Basel, Switzerland
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Study Director: Novartis Novartis
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT00154193     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: COLO400ANO01
Study First Received: September 6, 2005
Last Updated: April 20, 2016

Keywords provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):
Heart transplant, lung transplant, renal function, cyclosporine C2 Levels

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