Safety, Tolerability and Efficacy of Everolimus With Lower Versus Higher Levels of Tacrolimus in de Novo Renal Transplant Patients

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 15, 2005
Last Update Posted : November 2, 2011
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )

Brief Summary:
This study will assess the safety and efficacy of everolimus with basiliximab, corticosteroids and lower levels versus higher levels of tacrolimus in de novo renal transplant recipients.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Renal Transplantation Drug: Everolimus Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 80 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Prospective, Multicenter, Open Label, Randomized Study of the Safety, Tolerability and Efficacy of Everolimus (RAD001) With Basiliximab, Corticosteroids and Lower Levels Versus Higher Levels of Tacrolimus in de Novo Renal Transplant Recipients
Study Start Date : November 2003
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2005

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. renal function as measured by serum creatinine at 6 months post-transplant

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Renal function as measured by calculated creatinine clearance and calculated glomerular filtration rate at 6 months
  2. Occurrence of biopsy-proven acute rejection at 6 months post-transplant
  3. Combined and individual incidence of biopsy-proven acute rejection episodes, graft loss, and death at 6 months
  4. Incidence of adverse events and serious adverse events
  5. Incidence of New Onset Diabetes post-transplant at 3 and 6 months

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female patients between 18 and 65 years of age
  • Male or female patients who are primary cadaveric, living unrelated or non-HLA identical living related donor renal transplant recipients
  • The renal cold ischemic time (CIT) must be < 30 hours
  • The age of the donor must be between 10 and 59 years and not meet UNOS expanded donor criteria

Exclusion criteria

  • Patients meeting any of the following criteria at baseline will be excluded from study participation.
  • Patients who have previously received an organ transplant
  • Patients who are recipients of a multiple organ transplants
  • Recipients of non heart-beating donor organs

Other protocol define inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply. Patients who are recipients of A-B-O incompatible transplants or T-cell crossmatch positive transplants Patients with current panel reactive T-cell antibodies (PRA) titers of 50% or more (when the test is performed with dithiothreitol treated patient's serum) Patients who are known to have a positive hepatitis C serology, who are human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or Hepatitis B surface antigen positive. Laboratory results obtained within 6 months prior to first dose of everolimus are acceptable. Recipients of organs from donors who test positive for Hepatitis B surface antigen or Hepatitis C are excluded Presence of cardiac disease ( Old New York Heart Association Classification Grade 3, elevated creatine phosphokinase myocardial binding isoenzyme (CPK-MB)or any cardiac disease considered to be unsafe for the study by the investigator) 10.Presence of severe hypercholesterolemia ( 350 mg/dL, 9.1 mmoL/dL) or hypertriglyceridemia ( 500mg/dL, 5.6 mmoL/L). Patients with controlled hyperlipidemia are acceptable 11.White blood cell (WBC) count 4500/mm3, or platelet count 100,000/mm3 12.Evidence of liver injury as indicated by an abnormal liver profile (AST, ALT, alkaline phosphatase or total bilirubin 3 times ULN) before transplantation 13.Presence of any severe allergy requiring acute (within 4 weeks of baseline) or chronic treatment, or hypersensitivity to drugs similar to everolimus (e.g., macrolides) 14.The use of any investigational drug within 4 weeks of the baseline period 15.Patients who have been treated with non-protocol immunosuppressive drug or treatment within 1 month prior to first dose of everolimus 16.Patients with severe systemic infections 17.Existence of any surgical or medical condition, other than the current transplant, which in the opinion of the investigator, preclude enrollment in this trial 18.Malignancy (current or history within last 5 years) except for successfully treated localized basal or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin 19.Patients with any medical condition requiring long-term anticoagulation, such as heparin, low molecular weight heparin, or warfarin, after transplantation (Low dose aspirin, clopidogrel, or cilostazol treatment is allowed) 20.Abnormal physical or laboratory findings of clinical significance within 2 weeks prior to first dose of everolimus which at investigators discretion would interfere with the objectives of the study 21.Breast feeding women 22.Patients with symptoms of significant somatic or mental illness. Unresolved history of drug or alcohol abuse 23.Inability to cooperate or communicate with the investigator 24.Donors that meet the UNOS expanded donor criteria

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00170833

Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Study Director: Novartis Novartis

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT00170833     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CRAD001AUS09
First Posted: September 15, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 2, 2011
Last Verified: November 2011

Keywords provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):
Renal/Kidney, transplantation, everolimus, calcineurin sparing

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Calcineurin Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antifungal Agents