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The Effect of Erythropoietin Usage in Renal Function After Kidney Transplantation, in Early Phase, in Contrast to Placebo Group

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified March 2008 by Labbafinejhad Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: February 18, 2008
Last Update Posted: March 28, 2008
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Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
Information provided by:
Labbafinejhad Hospital
The study hypothesis is that erythropoietin usage after kidney transplantation, in early phase, can improve the outcome for patients and their graft increasing patient and graft survival.

Condition Intervention Phase
Transplantation, Kidney Drug: Erythropoietin Drug: Placebo Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of Erythropoietin Usage in Renal Function After Kidney Transplantation, in Early Phase, in Contrast to Placebo Group

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Further study details as provided by Labbafinejhad Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • We will study the well-being of renal function by evaluation of plasma Cr,GFR,PTDA scan & biopsy proven(If it is necessary to prove the rejection)about measuring of patient - graft survival. [ Time Frame: May,2008 ]

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: March 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Group of patient with anemia, that treated by erythropoietin
Drug: Erythropoietin
sub cutaneous injection, 2000 unit in per injection, 3 times 1 week.
Placebo Comparator: 2
Patients group with anemia that treated by placebo
Drug: Placebo


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Hb: >8 and <10 gr/dl
  • Age: >18 and <55 years
  • Cholesterol: <300 mg/dl
  • Triglyceride: <400 mg/dl
  • First Transplantation
  • Protocol of Immunosuppression: CSA + MMF + Prednisolone
  • Systolic BP: <14
  • Diastolic BP: <9

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of specified cardiac disease
  • Second Transplantation or more
  • Hb: <7gr/dl
  • The patient needs to infusion of blood
  • Evidence of local or systemic infection, at the time of EPO injection
  • Presence of ATN / DGF after transplantation
  • Presence of emergent hypertension
  • High risk patients ( Like; PRA>50%)
  • Past history of hypersensitivity
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Responsible Party: Dr.Poorrezagholi, Shaheed Beheshti Medical University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00617474     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: L1386
First Submitted: February 6, 2008
First Posted: February 18, 2008
Last Update Posted: March 28, 2008
Last Verified: March 2008

Keywords provided by Labbafinejhad Hospital:
kidney allograft survival
Recombinant Erythropoietin
erythropoietin (Epo)-induced protein 29, human

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Epoetin Alfa