Study Evaluating Sirolimus and Cyclosporine in Kidney Transplant Recipients
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To assess equivalence in the rates of functional graft survival at 12 months after transplantation in patients receiving continuous therapy with cyclosporine (CsA, Sandimmune, Neoral) and sirolimus versus induction with CsA and sirolimus followed by CsA elimination and concentration-controlled sirolimus.
A Randomized, Open-Label Study of Continuous Therapy With Cyclosporine and Sirolimus Versus Induction With Cyclosporine and Sirolimus Followed by Continuous Therapy With Sirolimus in Renal Allograft Recipients
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Renal function; biopsy-confirmed acute rejection, grade of acute rejection; subject and graft survival; incidence of infection, malignancy, treatment failure, and of chronic rejection as determined by protocol biopsies; quality of life.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
13 Years and older (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
End-stage renal disease, with patients receiving a primary or secondary renal allograft from a cadaveric donor, from a living-unrelated donor, or from a living-related (excluding 0 antigen mismatch) donor.
Women who are of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test before sirolimus administration and agree to use a medically acceptable method of contraception throughout the treatment period and for 3 months following discontinuation of sirolimus
Evidence of active systemic or localized major infection at the time of initial sirolimus administration
Evidence of infiltrate, cavitation, or consolidation on chest x-ray obtained during pre-study screening.
Chronic antiarrhythmic therapy for ventricular arrhythmia or other cardiac abnormality contraindicating general anesthesia or surgery