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

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 12, 2005
Last Update Posted : April 21, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Heart and Lung Transplant Drug: cyclosporine Phase 4

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 190 participants
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.
Study Start Date : June 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2007

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Arm Intervention/treatment
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.

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

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Incidence of treated acute rejections
  2. Incidence of biopsy-proven acute cellular rejections
  3. Patient and Graft survival rates

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
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 (NCT number): NCT00154193

Basel, Switzerland
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Study Director: Novartis Novartis

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT00154193     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: COLO400ANO01
First Posted: September 12, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 21, 2016
Last Verified: April 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
Calcineurin Inhibitors