Pediatric Kidney Transplant Study of Sirolimus, Mycophenolate Mofetil, and Corticosteroids vs Calcineurin Inhibitor Based Immunosuppression (CNI-W)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00555373|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 8, 2007
Last Update Posted : February 26, 2013
Damage and scarring of a transplanted kidney has become the most common cause of loss of the transplanted kidney. This kidney damage is a complex process caused by many factors including injury during obtaining and transplanting the kidney, injury from the immune system, injury from infections, and injury from drugs used to stop rejection. This injury leads to scars that decrease the kidney's ability to function properly, and over time the kidney is lost. Prograf® (tacrolimus) has been one of the main drugs used to prevent rejection. However, when used over time it has been shown to cause chronic damage and scarring in the transplanted kidney.
The purpose of this experimental study is to determine whether children can safely be withdrawn from Prograf® after transplantation and changed to Rapamycin® (sirolimus). Recent research studies in adult transplantation have demonstrated that with the use of Rapamycin® (sirolimus), it is possible to discontinue the use of Prograf (tacrolimus) with no increase in rejection, with decreased scarring in the kidney, and with improvements in kidney function and survival of the kidney. A total of 50 children will enroll in this study at university centers around the country. This study will last about 3 years.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Renal Transplant||Drug: Sirolimus||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||52 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Novel Pilot Trial of Sirolimus, Mycophenolate Mofetil, and Corticosteroids Versus a Historic Control Population Receiving Calcineurin Inhibitors Based Immunosuppression|
|Study Start Date :||November 2007|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||November 2012|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||November 2012|
At 6 months post-transplantation, all patients will be administered Sirolimus at a dose of 1.65-2.79 mg/m2/day as a tablet or liquid (administered q 12 hours).
- This study has a primary endpoint of allograft function as determined by Schwartz GFR at 18 months after conversion to CNI free protocol (2 years post transplantation). [ Time Frame: 18 mos after conversion to CNI free protocol ]
- Secondary outcomes will include biopsy proven acute rejection episodes, progression of quantitative interstitial fibrosis as determined by Sirius Red staining and digital image analysis, Allograft survival and patient survival [ Time Frame: measured at 12 and 24 months post transplant ]
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00555373
|United States, Alabama|
|Pediatric Nephrology of Alabama|
|Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35205|
|United States, California|
|Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095|
|Stanford, California, United States, 94305|
|United States, Georgia|
|Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Principal Investigator:||Mark Benfield, M.D.||Pediatric Nephrology of Alabama|