Study to Evaluate the Combination of Enteric-coated Mycophenolate Sodium (EC-MPS), Basiliximab, and C2-monitored Cyclosporine in de Novo Renal Transplant Recipients at Potential High Risk of Delayed Graft Function (DGF)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 12, 2005
Last Update Posted : November 2, 2011
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )

Brief Summary:
The aim of the study is to assess the short-term benefit of the combination of basiliximab, EC-MPS and cyclosporine microemulsion with C2 monitoring on the prophylaxis of acute rejection in a population of de novo renal transplant patients at potential high risk of DGF.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Renal Transplantation Drug: Enteric-Coated Mycophenolate Sodium (EC-MPS) Phase 4

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 46 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A 3 Month, Multicenter, Open-label Study to Evaluate the Impact of the Immunosuppressive Combination of Enteric-Coated Mycophenolate Sodium (EC- MPS), Basiliximab and Cyclosporine for Microemulsion With C2 Monitoring, on Efficacy and Safety Outcomes in de Novo Kidney Transplant Recipients at Potential High Risk of DGF.
Study Start Date : June 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2005

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Incidence of first episodes of BPAR at month 3 post transplant

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Incidence of patients death at month 3 post transplant.
  2. Incidence of graft loss or, synonymously, graft failure)
  3. The allograft will defined as lost (or: to have failed)
  4. when the patient begins dialysis treatments without
  5. subsequent graft recovery.
  6. The time of graft failure will be defined as the time of start of dialysis, or time of nephrectomy, whatever occurs first.
  7. Number of myfortic dose adjustments/discontinuations

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

- Age 18-70 years old

  • Patients receiving a primary or secondary cadaveric or living donor kidney
  • Patients who have given written informed consent for study participation
  • Females capable of becoming pregnant must have a negative pregnancy test at baseline and are required to practice birth control for the duration of the study and at least for four months following the last dose of basiliximab.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Recipient of multi-organ transplants or previously transplanted organs other than kidney
  • Recipient of dual kidney transplants
  • Recipient of a transplanted kidney from a Non-Heart Beating Donor (NHBD)
  • Recipient of a HLA identical living-donor kidney
  • Patients with a PRA level (past or current level) greater than 20%
  • Patients anticipated by investigators to require induction therapy with OKT3, ATGAM, or Thymoglobulin for any reason
  • Patients with any medical condition which, in the opinion of the investigator, would preclude the patient from participating in the study
  • Cold ischemia time larger than 36 hours.
  • Patients who have received an investigational drug or therapy within one month prior to study entry or if such therapy is to be instituted post-transplantation.
  • Female transplant candidates who are pregnant, lactating, or of childbearing potential and not willing to practice an acceptable method of contraception
  • Patients with a known hypersensitivity to cyclosporine
  • Patients with a known malignancy or a history of malignancy, other than successfully treated non-metastatic basal or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin
  • Known HIV positive antibody status
  • Evidence of any clinically relevant (per investigator determination) active infection
  • Patients unable to participate in the study for the full 3-month study period
  • Other protocol-defined exclusion criteria may apply.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00154232

Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Study Director: Novartis Novartis

Responsible Party: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT00154232     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CERL080AAR01
First Posted: September 12, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 2, 2011
Last Verified: November 2011

Keywords provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):
Renal transplantation, DGF, basiliximab, EC-MPS, cyclosporine

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Delayed Graft Function
Pathologic Processes
Mycophenolic Acid
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
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Antibiotics, Antitubercular
Antitubercular Agents
Anti-Bacterial Agents