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Therapeutic Effect of Tacrolimus in Combination With Low Dose Corticosteroid in Adult Patient With Minimal Change Nephritic Syndrome (MCNS)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01084980
First Posted: March 11, 2010
Last Update Posted: August 16, 2011
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Information provided by:
Seoul National University Hospital
  Purpose
The hypothesis of this study is that tacrolimus reduces the proteinuria in adult patient with minimal change nephritic syndrome.

Condition Intervention Phase
Minimal Change Disease Drug: Tacrolimus Phase 2 Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Pilot Study for Comparative Clinical Trial on the Therapeutic Effect of Tacrolimus (Prograf Cap®) in Combination With Low Dose Corticosteroid in Adult Patient With Minimal Change Nephritic Syndrome

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Further study details as provided by Seoul National University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • remission of proteinuria [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • time to remission, relapse rate, response failure rate [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: June 2010
Study Completion Date: July 2011
Primary Completion Date: July 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Tacrolimus Drug: Tacrolimus
tacrolimus 0.05mg/kg bid for 12 weeks corticosteroid 0.3 - 0.5mg/kg qd
Other Name: Prograf

Detailed Description:
A pilot study for comparative clinical trial on the therapeutic effect of tacrolimus (Prograf cap®) in adult patient with minimal change nephritic syndrome.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • from 18yrs to 80 yrs , man and women
  • Minimal change disease is diagnosed by kidney biopsy
  • On screening, the patient shows that the level of urine protein/creatinine ratio is over 3.0
  • On screening, the patient shows that the serum albumin is below 3.0g/dL
  • the patient sign on the concent form

Exclusion Criteria:

  • the patient have experience to take tacrolimus or cyclosporin for 1 month
  • If it is the relapse of the nephrotic syndrome, before relapse, the maintenance dose of steroid is over 0.3 mg/kg/day
  • steroid dependent or steroid resistant or frequent relapse case
  • uncontrolled hypertension
  • pregnancy or anticipate pregnancy with 6 month
  • hypersensitivity to tacrolimus or macrolide
  • acute hepatitis or the level of AST or ALT is over 2 times of normal range or the level of bilirubin is over 2.0 mg/dL
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01084980


Locations
Korea, Republic of
Seoul National University Hospital
Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Sponsors and Collaborators
Seoul National University Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Suhnggwon Kim, Seoul National University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01084980     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MCNS001
First Submitted: March 10, 2010
First Posted: March 11, 2010
Last Update Posted: August 16, 2011
Last Verified: August 2011

Keywords provided by Seoul National University Hospital:
minimal change disease
tacrolimus
corticosteroid

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nephrosis, Lipoid
Nephrosis
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Tacrolimus
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Calcineurin Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action