We updated the design of this site on December 18, 2017. Learn more.
ClinicalTrials.gov Menu

Steroid Withdrawal Immunosuppression After Renal Transplantation

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01550445
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2012 by Chang kwon oh, Ajou University School of Medicine.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : March 12, 2012
Last Update Posted : March 12, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):

Study Description
Brief Summary:
The investigators analyze the clinical outcome of steroid withdrawal protocol starting at 3 months after kidney transplantation using tacrolimus, Mycophenolate Mofetil (MMF), and basiliximab. This study is an open-label, prospective, controlled clinical trial in a single center. Those patients who fulfill the entry criteria could enter in this prospective controlled trial of steroid withdrawal three months after transplantation.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Disorder Related to Renal Transplantation Drug: Prednisolone Phase 4

Detailed Description:

Those patients who fulfill the entry criteria enter in this prospective controlled trial of steroid withdrawal starting at three months after transplantation. The entry criteria include 1) no episode of clinically treated nor biopsy confirmed acute rejection up to entry; 2) serum creatinine level equal to or less than 2 mg/mL on three separate measurements; 3) no proteinuria (urine protein less than 1000 mg/24 hours; 4) tacrolimus trough level > 5 ng/ml without signs of nephrotoxicity; 5) agreement to follow the study protocol.

For the patients who enter into the protocol, prednisolone would be slowly withdrawn by 2.5 mg in every two weeks until 8 weeks after entering the protocol (5 months post-transplantation). The patients visit every week, and they are closely monitored with symptoms and signs, blood cell count, chemistry, and urinalysis.

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Prospective Controlled Protocol for 3 Months Steroid Withdrawal With Tacrolimus, Basiliximab, and Mycophenolate Mofetil in Renal Transplant Recipients
Study Start Date : May 2008
Primary Completion Date : October 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date : July 2012

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

U.S. FDA Resources

Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: steroid withdrawal
The clinical outcome after kidney transplantation, under the immunosuppression of steroid withdrawal starting at 3 months post-transplantation using tacrolimus, mycophenolate mofetil, and basilixumab should be analyzed.
Drug: Prednisolone
Those patients who fulfill the entry criteria enter in this prospective controlled trial of steroid withdrawal starting at three months after transplantation

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. the incidence of biopsy-confirmed acute rejection. [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    The primary efficacy variable was the incidence of biopsy-confirmed acute rejection.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. death, graft loss [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    The secondary efficacy variables included the cumulative incidence of a composite endpoint of death, and graft loss;

  2. adverse events and serious adverse events [ Time Frame: 6 months , 12 months ]
    The proportion of successfully steroid-withdrawn and steroid-free population at 6 months and at 12 months post-transplantation as well as the safety variables including the incidence of adverse events and serious adverse events, [blood pressure, lipid levels (total cholesterol), BUN (blood urea nitrogen) and blood glucose levels]

Eligibility Criteria

Information from the National Library of Medicine

Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.

Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients aged more than 13 years who received a primary kidney transplant
  • Subject who is using CNI ± purine synthesis inhibitor + steroid without change within the past 3 months (except the dosage)
  • serum creatinine < 2 mg/dL and the variation of serum creatinine < 30% during the past 3 months
  • Proteinuria ≤ 1g quantified by 24 hour urine or spot urine protein/creatinine ratio < 1.0
  • Subjects who agree with written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects who received combined non-renal transplantation.
  • Subject who received re-transplantation
  • Deceased donor without a heartbeat
  • Patients with hypersensitivity to Mycophenolate sodium, Mycophenolate acid or Mycophenolate Mofetil or to any of the excipients.
  • Patient with HGPRT(Hypoxanthin e-guanine phosphoribosyl-transferase) such as Lesch-Nyhan syndrome and kelley-Seegmiller syndrome.
  • HLA-identical living related donor
  • ABO blood group incompatible
  • HIV, HBsAg, or HCV Ab tests (+)
  • Abnormal liver function test (AST or ALT or total bilirubin> upper normal limit x3) ANC < 1,500/μL or WBC < 2,500/μL or platelet < 750,000/μL
  • Women who are either pregnant, lactating, planning to become pregnant in the next 12 months.
  • Subjects with history of cancer, except successfully treated, localized nonmelanocytic skin cancer Subjects with clinically significant infections within the past 3 months.
Contacts and Locations

Information from the National Library of Medicine

To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01550445

Contact: chang-kwon Oh, M.D 82-10-9165-7281 ohck@ajou.ac.kr

Korea, Republic of
Ajou University Hospital Recruiting
Suwon, Korea, Republic of, 443-749
Contact: chang-kwon oh, M.D.    82-10-91657281    OHCK@ajou.ac.kr   
Principal Investigator: chang kwon oh, M.D         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ajou University School of Medicine
Principal Investigator: Chang kwon oh, M.D.,Ph. D. Department of surgery, Ajou University School of Medicine
More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Chang kwon oh, Professor, Department of Surgery, Ajou University School of Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01550445     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AJIRB-CRO-08-067
First Posted: March 12, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 12, 2012
Last Verified: March 2012

Keywords provided by Chang kwon oh, Ajou University School of Medicine:
Steroid withdrawal, Kidney transplantation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mycophenolic Acid
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Calcineurin Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Antibiotics, Antitubercular
Antitubercular Agents
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal