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Liver Transplantation Results in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients With Immunosuppression Without Steroids

This study has been completed.
First Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University
Nanchang University
Zhejiang University
Shanghai Changzheng Hospital
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Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine Identifier:
First received: June 3, 2010
Last updated: NA
Last verified: June 2010
History: No changes posted
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a steroid-free immunosuppression protocol in Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) patients.

Condition Intervention
Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Liver Transplantation
Post-operative Complications
Drug: solu medrol
Drug: a steroid-free immunosuppression protocol

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • patient and graft survival [ Time Frame: Over 12-month after liver transplantation ]
    patient and graft survival include surviral rate and recurrence-free survival rate

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Postoperative complications [ Time Frame: Over 12-month after liver transplantation ]
    Postoperative complications include acute rejection, infection, metabolic complications and hepatitis B-virus recurrence.

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: January 2005
Study Completion Date: December 2009
Primary Completion Date: January 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: a steroid immunosuppression protocol Drug: solu medrol
total dose 20mg/kg, including first dose 10mg/kg, rest of drug given within one weeks after liver transplantation
Active Comparator: a steroid-free immunosuppression protocol
without steroid
Drug: a steroid-free immunosuppression protocol
receive immunosuppression with Basiliximab(20mg/day,twice following transplantation) and tacrolimus(0.06/kg/d,twice a day) without steroids.


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All liver transplantation patients with hepatocellular carcinoma in our center between Jan 2005 and Dec 2009 were potentially eligible for enrollment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • the recipient pass away within 3 month following up liver transplantation
  • Inability to provide written informed consent prior to study entry
  • acute rejection are treated only with steroids
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01137084

China, Shanghai
Shanghai First People's Hospital
Shanghai, Shanghai, China, 200080
Sponsors and Collaborators
Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine
First Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University
Nanchang University
Zhejiang University
Shanghai Changzheng Hospital
Study Chair: Zhi-Hai Peng, MD Shanghai General Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine
  More Information

Publications: Identifier: NCT01137084     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 20100603
Study First Received: June 3, 2010
Last Updated: June 3, 2010

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular
Postoperative Complications
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Liver Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Liver Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Methylprednisolone Hemisuccinate
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Neuroprotective Agents
Protective Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
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