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A Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of FK506E (MR4) in Patients Undergoing Primary Kidney Transplantation

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00189839
First Posted: September 19, 2005
Last Update Posted: July 9, 2014
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Information provided by:
Astellas Pharma Inc
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to evaluate and to compare the efficacy and safety of a triple modified release tacrolimus FK506E (MR4) / MMF / steroid regimen with a triple standard tacrolimus FK506 / MMF / steroid regimen in patients undergoing kidney transplantation. It shall be demonstrated that FK506E (MR4) is non-inferior to FK506 with regards to the primary endpoint.

Condition Intervention Phase
Kidney Transplantation Drug: tacrolimus Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Multicentre, Randomised, Double Blind, Two Arm Parallel Group Study to Evaluate and Compare the Efficacy and Safety of Modified Release Tacrolimus FK506E (MR4) Versus Tacrolimus FK506 in Combination With MMF (Cellcept®) and Steroids in Patients Undergoing Kidney Transplantation

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Further study details as provided by Astellas Pharma Inc:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to and incidence of biopsy-proven acute rejections [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall rate of acute rejections [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Enrollment: 699
Study Start Date: August 2004
Study Completion Date: December 2006
Primary Completion Date: December 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1 Drug: tacrolimus
Immunosuppression
Other Name: FK506E, MR4
Experimental: 2 Drug: tacrolimus
Immunosuppression
Other Name: FK506E, MR4

Detailed Description:
A multicentre, 1:1 randomised, double blind, double dummy, two arm parallel group phase III study comparing a triple modified release tacrolimus FK506E (MR4) / MMF / steroid regimen with a triple standard tacrolimus FK506 / MMF / steroid regimen.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients receiving a kidney transplant from a cadaveric donor or a living non HLA identical donor between 5 and 65 years of age with compatible ABO blood type.
  • Patients with end stage kidney disease who are suitable candidates for primary renal transplantation or re-transplantation (unless the graft was lost because of immunological reasons within 12 months).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients receiving or having previously received an organ transplant other than a kidney.
  • Patients with a high immunological risk, defined as a panel reactive antibodies (PRA) grade >50% in the previous 6 months and/or with a previous graft survival of less than 12 months due to immunological reasons.
  • Cold ischaemia time of the donor kidney >30 hours.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00189839


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Sponsors and Collaborators
Astellas Pharma Inc
Investigators
Principal Investigator: B Krämer Klinikum der Universität Regensburg
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Disclosure Office Europe, Astellas Pharma Europe BV
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00189839     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FG-506E-12-03
First Submitted: September 13, 2005
First Posted: September 19, 2005
Last Update Posted: July 9, 2014
Last Verified: July 2014

Keywords provided by Astellas Pharma Inc:
Tacrolimus
Kidney transplantation
Transplantation, kidney
Renal Transplantation
Transplantation, renal

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Tacrolimus
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Calcineurin Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action