Measurement of Patient Reported Outcomes in Korean Renal Transplant Patients With and Without Gastrointestinal (GI) Symptoms
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This study will evaluate the impact that GI complaints have on patient-reported outcomes and to determine if there is improvement in patient-reported outcomes when converted from mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) to Enteric-coated mycophenolate sodium (EC-MPS)
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Received kidney transplant at least 1 month prior to study enrollment
Receiving immunosuppressive regimen that includes MMF for at least 2 weeks prior to study enrollment
Eligible to convert to enteric-coated mycophenolate sodium (EC-MPS) because of GI complaints OR not currently experiencing GI complaints and stable on current immunosuppressive regimen
At least 18 years of age
Willing to provide written informed consent
Able to meet all study requirements including completing electronically-administered questionnaires and completing two study visits.
GI symptoms assumed or known not to be caused by MPA (Mycophenolic acid) therapy (e.g. oral biphosphonates induced, infectious diarrhea)
Acute rejection < 1 week prior to study enrollment
Woman of child-bearing potential who is planning to become pregnant or is pregnant and/or lactating who is unwilling to use effective means of contraception
Presence of psychiatric illness (i.e., schizophrenia, major depression) that, in the opinion of the site investigator, would interfere with study requirements;
Undergoing acute medical intervention or hospitalization
Any other medical condition that, in the opinion of the site investigator based on recall or chart review, would interfere with completing the study, including but not limited to, visual problems or cognitive impairment
Receiving any investigational drug or have received any investigational drug within 30 days prior to study enrollment.
Other protocol-defined inclusion /exclusion criteria may apply.