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Desensitization of Renal Transplant Candidates

This study has been completed.
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University of Florida Identifier:
First received: March 1, 2006
Last updated: July 24, 2012
Last verified: July 2012
Trial of the use of Myfortic to reduce anti-HLA alloantibody in patients waiting for renal transplantation.

Condition Intervention Phase
End Stage Renal Disease Kidney Transplantation Drug: Myfortic Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Desensitization of Renal Transplant Candidates

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Further study details as provided by University of Florida:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • decrease in antibody reactivity [ Time Frame: six weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • CBC and CMP values </> 2 times normal [ Time Frame: six weeks ]

Enrollment: 9
Study Start Date: February 2006
Study Completion Date: December 2008
Primary Completion Date: August 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Treatment
This is a single arm, interventional trial.
Drug: Myfortic
Myfortic 360mg PO BID for six weeks

Detailed Description:
Pre-formed HLA antibodies prevent renal transplantation because of the risk of hyperacute rejection. We propose a prospective study evaluating the efficacy of Enteric Coated Mycophenolate Sodium (Myfortic) in decreasing the titers of anti-HLA alloantibodies in patients awaiting kidney transplantation. Myfortic is an immunosuppressant that inhibits the proliferation of B and T cells by blocking the enzyme inosine monophosphate dehydrogenase. We will attempt to determine whether a 6-week course of Myfortic adequately decreases the antibody reactivity to a level compatible with transplantation.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients on the deceased donor kidney transplant waiting list with panel reactive antibodies >50% and living donor waiting list patients who have a history of a positive crossmatch (donor-specific antibodies) will be eligible for the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any subjects not meeting the Inclusion Criteria
  • Subjects unable to attend weekly clinic visits for six weeks
  • Inability to tolerate Myfortic
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00298883

United States, Florida
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida, United States, 32610
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Florida
Principal Investigator: Shiro Fujita, MD University of Florida
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Florida Identifier: NCT00298883     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 584-2004
Study First Received: March 1, 2006
Last Updated: July 24, 2012

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Kidney Failure, Chronic
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Renal Insufficiency
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Mycophenolate mofetil
Mycophenolic Acid
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
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