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Efficacy and Safety of Basiliximab, Cyclosporine/Cyclosporine Microemulsion, and Steroids in Pediatric de Novo Liver Transplant Recipients Avoiding Intraoperative Steroids

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00149890
First Posted: September 8, 2005
Last Update Posted: September 22, 2011
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Information provided by:
Novartis
Results First Submitted: January 20, 2011  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: None (Open Label);   Primary Purpose: Prevention
Conditions: Liver Transplantation
Infection
Interventions: Drug: Basiliximab
Drug: Cyclosporine/cyclosporine microemulsion
Drug: Steroid

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Recruitment Details
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Pre-Assignment Details
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Reporting Groups
  Description
With Intraoperative Steroids Intraoperative steroids were administered during transplantation and Basiliximab was administered on Day 0 and 4 (10 mg if the body weight was <35 kg; 20 mg if body weight was ≥35 kg) in combination with cyclosporine/cyclosporine microemulsion and steroids. Basiliximab was administered as an intravenous bolus injection within 8 hours after reperfusion of the graft.
Without Intraoperative Steroids No intraoperative steroids were administered during transplantation and Basiliximab was administered on Day 0 and 4 (10 mg if the body weight was <35 kg; 20 mg if body weight was ≥35 kg) in combination with cyclosporine/cyclosporine microemulsion and steroids. Basiliximab and the first dose of steroids had to be administered within 8 hours after reperfusion of the graft and basiliximab was given as an intravenous bolus injection.

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    With Intraoperative Steroids   Without Intraoperative Steroids
STARTED   39 [1]   38 
COMPLETED   26   20 
NOT COMPLETED   13   18 
Adverse Event                1                8 
Lack of Efficacy                8                9 
Protocol Violation                1                0 
Lost to Follow-up                1                0 
Graft Loss                2                1 
[1] "Started" indicates all screened and treated participants.



  Baseline Characteristics
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Population Description
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Reporting Groups
  Description
With Intraoperative Steroids Intraoperative steroids were administered during transplantation and Basiliximab was administered on Day 0 and 4 (10 mg if the body weight was <35 kg; 20 mg if body weight was ≥35 kg) in combination with cyclosporine/cyclosporine microemulsion and steroids. Basiliximab was administered as an intravenous bolus injection within 8 hours after reperfusion of the graft.
Without Intraoperative Steroids No intraoperative steroids were administered during transplantation and Basiliximab was administered on Day 0 and 4 (10 mg if the body weight was <35 kg; 20 mg if body weight was ≥35 kg) in combination with cyclosporine/cyclosporine microemulsion and steroids. Basiliximab and the first dose of steroids had to be administered within 8 hours after reperfusion of the graft and basiliximab was given as an intravenous bolus injection.
Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
   With Intraoperative Steroids   Without Intraoperative Steroids   Total 
Overall Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
 39   38   77 
Age 
[Units: Years]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 3.08  (4.09)   3.71  (5.36)   3.39  (4.74) 
Age, Customized 
[Units: Participants]
     
<2 years   21   24   45 
from 2 to 16 years   18   14   32 
Gender 
[Units: Participants]
     
Female   21   19   40 
Male   18   19   37 


  Outcome Measures
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1.  Primary:   Number of Participants With at Least One Biopsy Proven Acute Rejection (BPAR) Episode, Graft Loss or Death Within the First Three Months Post-transplantation   [ Time Frame: 3 months after treatment ]

2.  Secondary:   Number of Participants With Biopsy Proven Acute Rejection (BPAR) Episodes Within the First Three Months   [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

3.  Secondary:   Number of Participants With Steroid Resistant Rejection Episodes Within Three and Six Months   [ Time Frame: 3 and 6 months ]

4.  Secondary:   Percentage of Participants Experiencing Death or Graft Loss Within Three and Six Months After Transplantation   [ Time Frame: 3 months and 6 months ]

5.  Secondary:   Number of Participants With Bacterial, Viral and Fungal Infections During Six Months   [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

6.  Secondary:   Time of Onset of a First Biopsy Proven Acute Rejection   [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

7.  Secondary:   Percentage of Participants With Treatment Failure Within Three and Six Months   [ Time Frame: 3 and 6 months ]


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The agreement is:
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Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: Study Director
Organization: Novartis Pharmaceuticals
phone: 862-778-8300



Responsible Party: Novartis
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00149890     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CCHI621ADE04
First Submitted: September 6, 2005
First Posted: September 8, 2005
Results First Submitted: January 20, 2011
Results First Posted: September 22, 2011
Last Update Posted: September 22, 2011