A Prospective Randomized Trial on Mycophenolate Mofetil in Risk Penetrating Keratoplasty

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 14, 2006
Last Update Posted : December 15, 2006
Hoffmann-La Roche
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University Hospital Freiburg

Brief Summary:

The purpose of this prospectively randomized multicentre study was to prove the efficacy and safety of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) to preventing graft rejection and improvement of clear graft survival following high-risk keratoplasty.

The patients of the MMF group receive MMF orally 2x1 g daily for 6 months. Endpoints were immune reaction free and clear graft survival and the occurence of side-effects.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Corneal Transplantation Drug: Mycophenolate Mofetil 2x 1g Phase 4

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Keratoplasty with increased risk for immunologic graft rejection in the abscence of other risk factors for graft failure. (repeat keratoplasty, steroid-response, limbo-keratoplasty, oversized graft.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Normal risk cases. Herpes-Keratitis. Glaucoma. Limbus stem cell deficiency.

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University Eye hospital
Freiburg, Germany, 79106
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital Freiburg
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Chair: Thomas Reinhard, Prof. MD University Eye Hospital, Freiburg

Publications of Results:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00411515     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FR-2000-05-2006-06
First Posted: December 14, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 15, 2006
Last Verified: December 2006

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mycophenolic Acid
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Antibiotics, Antitubercular
Antitubercular Agents
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action