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A Study to Compare Mycophenolate Mofetil and Tacrolimus in the Treatment of Membranous Lupus Nephritis

This study has been completed.
The University of Hong Kong
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Hospital Authority, Hong Kong Identifier:
First received: November 27, 2006
Last updated: October 22, 2013
Last verified: October 2013
This is a prospective randomized open-label pilot study to compare mycophenolate mofetil in combination with corticosteroid treatment and tacrolimus in combination with corticosteroid treatment in membranous lupus nephritis. The change in urine protein excretion will be the primary outcome studied. The study duration will be 24 months for each patient.

Condition Intervention Phase
Lupus Nephritis
Glomerulonephritis, Membranous
Drug: prednisolone and mycophenolate mofetil
Drug: prednisolone and tacrolimus
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Prospective Randomized Open-label Study to Compare Mycophenolate Mofetil and A Prospective Randomized Open-label Study to Compare Mycophenolate Mofetil and Corticosteroid With Tacrolimus and Corticosteroid as Immunosuppressive Treatment for Lupus Membranous Nephritis

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Proteinuria

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Adverse effects

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: November 2005
Study Completion Date: October 2009

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • abnormal urine protein excretion and biopsy-proven membranous lupus nephritis
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00404794

Queen Mary Hospital
Hong Kong, China
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hospital Authority, Hong Kong
The University of Hong Kong
Principal Investigator: Daniel TM Chan, Prof Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital
  More Information

Additional Information: Identifier: NCT00404794     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UW05-205 T/868
Study First Received: November 27, 2006
Last Updated: October 22, 2013

Keywords provided by Hospital Authority, Hong Kong:
membranous lupus nephritis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lupus Nephritis
Glomerulonephritis, Membranous
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Mycophenolate mofetil
Mycophenolic Acid
Prednisolone acetate
Methylprednisolone acetate
Methylprednisolone Hemisuccinate
Prednisolone hemisuccinate
Prednisolone phosphate
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Calcineurin Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists processed this record on May 25, 2017