Comparing Efficacy & Safety of Tacrolimus & MMF With/Without Induction in the Elderly Following Kidney Transplantation. (SENIOR)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 27, 2006
Last Update Posted : September 1, 2014
Astellas Pharma Europe B.V.
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Astellas Pharma Inc

February 23, 2006
February 27, 2006
September 1, 2014
October 2004
August 2006   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Renal function measured by creatinine clearance [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
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Acute rejection [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
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Comparing Efficacy & Safety of Tacrolimus & MMF With/Without Induction in the Elderly Following Kidney Transplantation.
A Multicentre, Randomised, Open Clinical Study to Compare the Efficacy and Safety of a Combination of Tacrolimus and Mycophenolate Mofetil Based Regimen With or Without Induction in Elderly Recipients Undergoing Kidney Transplantation
Primary objective of this study is to compare the renal function as well as the incidence of renal dysfunction, the incidence of death, graft loss and acute rejection. Secondary Objective is to compare the efficacy and safety profiles of the two regimens in elderly renal transplanted patients.
The use of tacrolimus-based primary immunosuppression in elderly renal transplant recipients is efficacious and safe, particularly in combination with MMF, and seems to be associated with lower mortality and graft loss rates than classic cyclosporin protocols. Nevertheless, the efficacy and safety of tacrolimus in monotherapy, double or triple therapy with MMF, as well as the induction therapy with the new anti-IL2 receptor antibodies have not been adequately used in controlled trials in the elderly renal transplant patient. There is only scarce information on age-associated immune responsiveness and only a few aged-adapted immunosuppressive regimens have been described.
Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Kidney Transplantation
Drug: Tacrolimus
  • Active Comparator: 1
    Intervention: Drug: Tacrolimus
  • Experimental: 2
    Intervention: Drug: Tacrolimus
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August 2006
August 2006   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with minimum 60 years of age and end stage kidney disease who are suitable candidates for primary renal transplantation or retransplantation are eligible for the study. Patients receiving a kidney transplant, from a cadaveric or living donor (not HLA identical) with compatible ABO blood type can be included.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient has an immunological high risk
  • Cold ischemia time greater than 30 hours.
  • Patient has significant liver disease
  • Patient is allergic or intolerant to study medication
  • Patient or donor is known to be HIV positive.
  • Patient with malignancy or history of malignancy
  • Patient has significant, uncontrolled concomitant infections
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
60 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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Belgium,   France,   Germany,   Netherlands,   Spain,   Switzerland,   United Kingdom
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Astellas Pharma Inc
Astellas Pharma Inc
Astellas Pharma Europe B.V.
Study Director: Medical Physician Astellas Pharma Europe B.V.
Astellas Pharma Inc
August 2014

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