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Tacrolimus/Sirolimus Versus Tacrolimus/Mycophenolate Mofetil (MMF) Versus Neoral/Sirolimus in Adult, Primary Kidney Transplantation

This study has been completed.
Wyeth-Ayesrst Pharmaceuticals, Roche Laboratories, and Fujusawa Healthcare, Inc.
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University of Miami Identifier:
First received: May 19, 2008
Last updated: May 23, 2008
Last verified: May 2008
Comparison of outcomes/safety/and tolerability of SRL/FK/Pred vs. FK/MMF/Pred vs. SRL/Neoral®/Pred in cadaveric and non-HLA identical LRD kidney transplants.

Condition Intervention Phase
Adult Primary Kidney Transplantation Drug: Tacrolimus/Sirolimus Drug: Tacrolimus/MMF Drug: Neoral/Sirolimus Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Tacrolimus and Mycophenolate Versus Tacrolimus and Sirolimus vs. Neoral and Sirolimus Used in Combination in Cadaver and Non-HLA Identical Living Related Kidney Transplants

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Further study details as provided by University of Miami:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence and severity of acute rejection episodes [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • 1. Graft loss 2. Renal function as determined by serum creatinine and calculated creatinine clearance (using the Cockcroft-Gault method) six and 12 months [ Time Frame: 1, 3, and 5 years ]

Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: May 2000
Study Completion Date: December 2002
Primary Completion Date: December 2001 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: A
Drug: Tacrolimus/Sirolimus
Experimental: B
Drug: Tacrolimus/MMF
Experimental: C
Drug: Neoral/Sirolimus


Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age >14 years
  • Weight > 40 kg
  • Primary renal allograft: cadaveric or mismatched living donor
  • Negative standard cross match for T-cells
  • Women of childbearing potential will be required to have a negative qualitative serum pregnancy test and agree to use an adequate method of contraception throughout the study period and for 3 months after discontinuation of study medication (3yrs, 3 mos.)
  • Signed and dated informed consent (Parent or legal guardian must provide written consent for patients <18 years of age)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Evidence of systemic infection
  • History of malignancy within 10 years (with the exception of localized skin cancer)
  • Use of any investigational drug or treatment up to 4 weeks prior to enrolling in the study and during the 12-month treatment phase
  • Concurrent use of astemizole, pimozide, cisapride, terfenadine, or ketoconazole
  • Known hypersensitivity to sirolimus and its derivatives
  • Patients with a screening/baseline (or within 96 hours of transplant)

    • total white blood cell count < 4000/mm3;
    • platelet count < 100,000/mm3;
    • fasting triglycerides > 400 mg/dl (> 4.6 mmol/L);
    • fasting total cholesterol > 300 mg/dl (> 7.8 mmol/L);
    • fasting HDL-cholesterol < 30 mg/dl;
    • fasting LDL-cholesterol > 200mg/dl
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00681213

United States, Florida
University of Miami Division of Transplantation
Miami, Florida, United States, 33136
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Miami
Wyeth-Ayesrst Pharmaceuticals, Roche Laboratories, and Fujusawa Healthcare, Inc.
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Dr. George W. Burke, University of Miami Identifier: NCT00681213     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB#19990664
Study First Received: May 19, 2008
Last Updated: May 23, 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mycophenolate mofetil
Mycophenolic Acid
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Calcineurin Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Antifungal Agents
Dermatologic Agents
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