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To Compare the Efficacy and Safety of Tripterygium Wilfordii (TW) Versus Valsartan in the Membranous Nephropathy (MN)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00518219
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 20, 2007
Last Update Posted : May 27, 2010
Information provided by:
Nanjing University School of Medicine

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of TW compared to Valsartan in treatment of heavy proteinuria of membranous nephropathy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Membranous Nephropathy Drug: TW Phase 4

Detailed Description:

Membranous nephropathy with heavy proteinuria have high risks of progressing to CRF.

Tripterygium (TW) is a Chinese traditional patent drugs, it can reduce proteinuria of chronic glomerular nephritis,such as IgA nephropathy. So, we designed this randomized, prospective clinical trial to assess the efficacy and safety of TW versus Valsartan in the treatment of heavy proteinuria of MN.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 68 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: To Compare the Efficacy and Safety of TW vs Valsartan in the MN
Study Start Date : July 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Kidney Diseases
Drug Information available for: Valsartan

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: immunosuppressor
TW 120mg/d,Valsartan,160mg/d
Drug: TW
Other Name: TW,Tripterygium wilfordii Hook.f

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To access the efficacy of TW compared to ARB in treatment of heavy proteinuria of membranous nephropathy [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. To investigate the safety and tolerability of TW vs ARB in treatment of MN [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Biopsy-proven idiopathic membranous nephropathy
  • Nephrotic syndrome with proteinuria (> 4 g/day) and serum albumin < 30 g/dl
  • Age over 18 with informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient with abnormal liver function tests
  • Prior therapy with sirolimus, CSA, MMF, tacrolimus or azathioprin, chlorambucil, levamisole, methotrexate, or nitrogen mustard in the last 90 days,
  • Active/serious infection,
  • Patient with hepatitis B surface antigen or who is hepatitis C antibody positive

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00518219

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China, Jiangsu
Research Institute of Nephrology
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China, 210002
Sponsors and Collaborators
Nanjing University School of Medicine
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Principal Investigator: Zhihong Liu, Master Jinling Hospital, China
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Research Institute of Nephrology, Jinling Hospital, Nanjing University School of Medicine, Nanjing University School of Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00518219    
Other Study ID Numbers: NJCT-0702
First Posted: August 20, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 27, 2010
Last Verified: March 2009
Keywords provided by Nanjing University School of Medicine:
membranous nephropathy
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Kidney Diseases
Glomerulonephritis, Membranous
Urologic Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases