Comparison of the Two Immunosuppressive Regimens Based on Tacrolimus and Cyclosporine Following Kidney Transplantation
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00204191|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2005 by Uniwersytet Mikolaja Kopernika w Toruniu.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : September 20, 2005
Last Update Posted : October 19, 2007
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Kidney Transplantation||Drug: tacrolimus||Phase 4|
Despite several multicenter studies, there is no hard evidence on the superiority of a cyclosporine or tacrolimus based immunosuppressive regimen following kidney transplantation, in a single-center setting. Existing studies concentrated on benefits in safety and efficacy, but seldomly evaluated the cost-effectiveness of one treatment.
The study has been designed in a fashion as close to the daily clinical practice as possible. Patients are randomized in pairs, receiving kidneys from the same donor, thus avoiding donor-related bias. Those having specific indications or contraindications for one of the study medications were not entered into the study. All other study-related decisions are made only on a clinical basis and according to the standard practice of the center. Patients are followed on the intention-to-treat rule. Cost-effectiveness will be calculated on 12-month treatment for each patient entered into the study.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||300 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Crossover Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Open, Prospective, Randomized Study to Compare the Efficacy and Safety of Immunosuppression Regimens Based on Cyclosporine (Neoral®) and Tacrolimus (Prograf®) in Renal Transplant Patients|
|Study Start Date :||May 2003|
|Study Completion Date :||December 2007|
- graft survival [ Time Frame: at one year ]
- patient survival [ Time Frame: at one year ]
- renal function measured by serum creatinine (SCr) [ Time Frame: at one year ]
- lipid profile [ Time Frame: throughout the study ]
- total cost of the treatment
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|Contact: Zbigniew Wlodarczyk, MD, PhD||+48 52 585 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Klinika Transplantologii, Szpital Uniwersytecki, ul. M. Sklodowskiej-Curie 9||Recruiting|
|Bydgoszcz, Poland, 85-084|
|Principal Investigator: Zbigniew Wlodarczyk, MD|
|Sub-Investigator: Andrzej Adamowicz, MD|
|Principal Investigator:||Zbigniew Wlodarczyk, MD, PhD||Klinika Transplantologii, Collegium Medicum UMK Torun|