Comparison of Sirolimus Alone With Sirolimus Plus Tacrolimus in Type 1 Diabetic Recipients of Cultured Islet Cell Grafts

This study has been terminated.
Fund for Scientific Research, Flanders, Belgium
Belgian Government
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First received: December 8, 2006
Last updated: NA
Last verified: December 2006
History: No changes posted
Proof of concept study in islet transplantation, two treatment arms (ATG SIR-TAC versus ATG SIR) each consisting of ten type 1 diabetic patients

Condition Intervention
Islet Transplantation
Type 1 Diabetes
Drug: ATG-Sirolimus-Tacrolimus

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Comparison of Sirolimus Alone With Sirolimus Plus Tacrolimus in Type 1 Diabetic Recipients of Cultured Islet Cell Grafts

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Type 1 insulin-dependent diabetic patients
  • C-peptide < 0.15 nmol/l (<0.45 µg/l) 6 min. after glucagon IV (1mg) (glycemia > 180 mg/dl)
  • diabetic nephropathy
  • hypoglycaemic unawareness

Exclusion Criteria:

  • smoker before transplantation
  • plasma creatinine > 2 mg/dl
  • albuminuria >1000 mg/24 hrs
  • abnormal liver function
  • history of thrombosis or pulmonary embolism
  • history of malignancy, tuberculosis or chronic viral hepatitis
  • history of any other serious illness which could be relevant for the protocol
  • HLA antibodies
  • EBV antibody negative
  • HIV 1 & 2 antibody positive
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00409461

Academisch Ziekenhuis and Diabetes Research Center – Brussels Free University-VUB
Brussels, Belgium, 1090
Department of Endocrinology and Nephrology, UZ Gasthuisberg, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven –KUL
Leuven, Belgium, 3000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Fund for Scientific Research, Flanders, Belgium
Belgian Government
Principal Investigator: Bart Keymeulen, MD, PhD AZ-VUB
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00409461     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4-2001-434  G.0375.00  G.0084.02  GOA/2004/10 
Study First Received: December 8, 2006
Last Updated: December 8, 2006
Health Authority: Belgium: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Anti-Infective Agents
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antifungal Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Calcineurin Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunologic Factors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
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