Study of Safety and Efficacy of a Basiliximab, Mycophenolate Mofetil, Cyclosporine Microemulsion and Prednisone Combination Treatment Regimen in Pediatric Renal Allograft Recipients

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First received: September 26, 2005
Last updated: August 24, 2010
Last verified: August 2010
The aim of this study is assess the safety and efficacy of the treatment regimen of basiliximab ,cyclosporine microemulsion, MMF, and prednisone combined compared to cyclosporine microemulsion, MMF and prednisone in the time to first biopsy proven acute rejection episode or treatment failure during the first 6 months post-transplantation in pediatric renal allograft recipients.

Condition Intervention Phase
Pediatric Kidney Transplantation
Drug: basiliximab, MMF(mycophenolate mofetil), cyclosporine, prednisone (or equivalent)
Drug: MMF, cyclosporine, steroids
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Randomized, Placebo-controlled, Double-blind, Multicenter Study Investigating Basiliximab in Combination With MMF, Cyclosporine Microemulsion and Prednisone in the Prevention of Acute Rejection in Pediatric Renal Allograft Recipients

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to first BPAR episode or treatment failure [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Treatment failure is defined as: graft loss, death, or initiation of anti-rejection therapy without prior biopsy-proven rejection (in case of medical contraindication for a biopsy).

Enrollment: 212
Study Start Date: May 2001
Primary Completion Date: January 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Basiliximab
Patients will be on a regimen of Basiliximab, MMF, cyclosporine and steroids
Drug: basiliximab, MMF(mycophenolate mofetil), cyclosporine, prednisone (or equivalent)
Active Comparator: Basiliximab-free
Patients will be on a regimen of MMF, cyclosporine and steroids.
Drug: MMF, cyclosporine, steroids


Ages Eligible for Study:   1 Year to 18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who are recipients of primary or secondary renal allograft.
  • Patients who are single-organ recipients (kidney only).

Exclusion Criteria:

•Patients who are recipients of HLA-identical renal transplants. Patients whose donor kidney cold ischemia time (CIT) is greater than 36 hours. Patients whose transplant kidney is obtained from a non-heart beating donor Other protocol-defined exclusion criteria may apply.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00228020

Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Novartis Novartis
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Responsible Party: Novartis Identifier: NCT00228020     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CCHI621ADE01 
Study First Received: September 26, 2005
Last Updated: August 24, 2010
Health Authority: Germany: Paul-Ehrlich-Institut

Keywords provided by Novartis:
pediatric, kidney transplantation, basiliximab

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Antibodies, Monoclonal
Mycophenolate mofetil
Mycophenolic Acid
Anti-Infective Agents
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antifungal Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Antirheumatic Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Immunologic Factors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Therapeutic Uses processed this record on February 08, 2016