Heart Spare the Nephron (STN) Study - A Study of CellCept (Mycophenolate Mofetil) and Rapamune (Sirolimus) in Heart Transplant Recipients

This study has been terminated.
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Hoffmann-La Roche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: July 15, 2005
Last updated: April 19, 2007
Last verified: April 2007
Heart transplant patients on a standard care regimen of CNI, MMF, and corticosteroids will enter the study 4-6 weeks post-transplant. At 3 months after transplant, patients will be randomized to either continue this regimen or CNI therapy will be discontinued and replaced by sirolimus therapy (in combination with MMF and corticosteroids). The effect of these 2 regimens on efficacy, safety and renal function will be evaluated.The anticipated time on study treatment is 1-2 years and the target sample size is 500+ individuals.

Condition Intervention Phase
Heart Transplantation
Drug: mycophenolate mofetil [CellCept]; sirolimus [Rapamune]
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Open-Label Study of the Effect of Replacing CNI With Sirolimus in a Standard Care Regimen of CNI, CellCept, and Steroids on Renal Function in Heart Transplant Patients

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Further study details as provided by Hoffmann-La Roche:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Renal function assessed by calculated GFR at 24 months post-transplant, and incidence of biopsy-proven acute rejection (BPAR) or HDC, graft loss or lost to follow-up

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence of BPAR, number of episodes of BPAR per patient, time to first BPAR, incidence of re-transplant, death, rejection including antibody treated rejection, time to graft loss or death, rejection associated with HDC


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • adult (>=18 years of age) heart transplant patients (4-6 weeks post-transplant);
  • receipt of first heart (single-organ) transplant;
  • standard care regimen of CNI, MMF, and corticosteroids since transplantation.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • positive donor-specific cross-match at time of transplantation;
  • history of malignancies, other than non-melanoma skin cancer that has been totally excised with no recurrence for 2 years;
  • patients participating in another interventional clinical trial or requiring treatment with unmarketed investigational drugs.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00121784

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United States, Illinois
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637
Maywood, Illinois, United States, 60153
United States, Massachusetts
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
United States, Michigan
Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48202
United States, Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55455
United States, Ohio
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44195
United States, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19102
United States, South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 29403
United States, Tennessee
Memphis, Tennessee, United States, 38120
United States, Texas
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75230
United States, Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84148
Darlinghurst, Australia, 2010
Perth, Australia, 6847
Prahran, Australia, 3181
Innsbruck, Austria, 6020
Marseille, France, 13385
Nantes, France
Paris, France, 75651
Rennes, France, 35033
Rouen, France, 76031
Tours, France, 37044
Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France, 54511
Berlin, Germany, 13353
Hannover, Germany, 30625
Heidelberg, Germany, 69115
Jena, Germany, 07740
Jena, Germany, 07743
Madrid, Spain, 28007
Pamplona, Spain, 31008
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
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No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00121784     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MT18328 
Study First Received: July 15, 2005
Last Updated: April 19, 2007
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mycophenolate mofetil
Mycophenolic Acid
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antifungal Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunologic Factors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Therapeutic Uses

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