Type 1 Diabetes Recurrence in Pancreas Transplants

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified May 2016 by University of Miami
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
George W. Burke, University of Miami
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: January 12, 2010
Last updated: May 13, 2016
Last verified: May 2016
The hypothesis is that humoral and cellular islet-specific responses are an early risk factor for recurrence of autoimmunity and hyperglycemia in simultaneous pancreas-kidney (SPK) recipients independent of alloimmunity. This study will test the hypothesis and will assess their individual and combined predictive value.

Condition Phase
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Official Title: Recurrence of T1D in Pancreas Transplantation

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by University of Miami:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Retrospective and prospective analysis of pancreas transplant recipients to determine frequency, and time course of autoantibody recurrence of disease. Prospective follow up to: monitor autoantibody levels, monitor and phenotype autoreactive T [ Time Frame: monthly ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Monitor autoantibody levels as well as phenotype autoreactive T cells in peripheral blood. [ Time Frame: monthly ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
peripheral blood

Estimated Enrollment: 295
Study Start Date: May 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: May 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
pancreas-kidney transplant
pancreas-kidney transplant recipients with type 1 diabetes.

Detailed Description:

To identify the factors associated with recurrence of diabetes in subjects who received a simultaneous pancreas-kidney (SPK) or pancreas transplant. The study will see if there are changes in the participant's blood that will help the investigator know whether diabetes has returned after the transplant.

SPK patients will be retrospectively analyzed to determine frequency, levels and time course of autoantibody recurrence and predictive value of autoantibodies for recurrence of the disease.

This study will prospectively follow our existing and our new pancreas transplant recipients to monitor autoantibody levels, monitor and phenotype autoreactive T cells in peripheral blood. This will happen monthly for 24 months.

This study will assess the presence or absence of insulitis in the transplanted pancreas from biopsies performed in recipients with consistent recurrence of multiple autoantibodies.

It will also monitor and phenotype autoreactive T cells from the pancreatic infiltrate obtained by pancreatic transplant biopsies.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Type 1 diabetes who received a simultaneous pancreas-kidney (SPK) transplant

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient has been fully informed and has signed a dated IRB approval informed consent form and is willing to follow study procedures for the extent of the study (24 months). Parent or legal guardian must provide written consent for patients <18 years of age.
  • Age 18-75 years.
  • Recipient of simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplant
  • Primary or secondary renal allograft: living or deceased

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient has previously received or is receiving an organ transplant other than a pancreas-kidney.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01047865

Contact: George Burke, M.D. 305-355-5111 gburke@med.miami.edu

United States, Florida
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Transplant Clinic Recruiting
Miami, Florida, United States, 33136
Principal Investigator: George Burke, M.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Miami
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Principal Investigator: George Burke, M.D. University of Miami
  More Information


Responsible Party: George W. Burke, Professor of Surgery, University of Miami
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01047865     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 20053039 
Study First Received: January 12, 2010
Last Updated: May 13, 2016
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Miami:
Type 1 Diabetes (T1D)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Autoimmune Diseases
Diabetes Mellitus
Endocrine System Diseases
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Metabolic Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on May 25, 2016