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Safety and Efficacy Study of Thymoglobulin Versus IL2 Receptor Antagonists

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. Identifier: NCT00859131
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 10, 2009
Results First Posted : April 26, 2016
Last Update Posted : April 26, 2016
Genzyme, a Sanofi Company
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Medical University of South Carolina

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of induction therapy with Thymoglobulin in comparison with IL2 receptor antagonists (daclizumab or basiliximab).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
End Stage Renal Disease Drug: Rabbit Antithymocyte globulin Drug: Daclizumab Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
A 12 month, prospective, randomized, single center, open-label study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Rabbit anti-thymocyte globulin versus IL2 receptor antagonists in combination with tacrolimus, corticosteroids and mycophenolate mofetil in a predominantly high risk kidney transplant population.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 200 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Rabbit Anti-thymocyte Globulin Versus IL2 Receptor Antagonists in Combination With Tacrolimus, Corticosteroids and Mycophenolate Mofetil in a Predominantly High Risk Kidney Transplant Population.
Study Start Date : March 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2014

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Thymoglobulin
Subjects receiving Thymoglobulin as induction agent in renal transplantation
Drug: Rabbit Antithymocyte globulin
1.5 mg/kg IV pre-op, day 1, day 2, day 3, day 4
Other Name: Thymoglobulin

Active Comparator: Zenapax
subject who will receive daclizumab or basiliximab as induction agent in renal transplantation
Drug: Daclizumab
1.0 mg/kg pre-op and 1.0 mg/kg on Day 7
Other Name: daclizumab, zenapax

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Treatment Efficacy Will be Defined as the Number of Patients With Biopsy Proven Acute Rejection at One Year Post-transplant. [ Time Frame: One year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of Patients Requiring Antilymphocyte Therapy for Acute Rejection. [ Time Frame: One year ]
  2. Graft Survival at One Year Post-transplant [ Time Frame: One year ]
  3. Incidence of Post-transplant Infections, Including, But Not Limited to, CMV Infection and Disease, BK Infection and Nephropathy, Other Opportunistic Infections, Urinary Tract Infections, Pneumonia, and Sepsis [ Time Frame: one year ]
  4. Incidence of Post-transplant Malignancies, Including Post-transplant Lymphoproliferative Disease (PTLD) and Skin Cancers. [ Time Frame: One year ]
  5. Incidence of Leukopenia, Defined as a Total White Blood Cell Count of Less Than 2,000 Cells/mm3 [ Time Frame: One year ]
  6. Incidence of Thrombocytopenia, Defined as a Platelet Count of Less Than 100,000 Cells/mm3 [ Time Frame: One year ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male and female patients between 18 and 75 years of age
  • Male or female patients who are primary or repeat cadaveric, living unrelated or non- Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) identical living related donor renal transplant recipients
  • Female patients of child bearing potential must have a negative urine or serum pregnancy test within the past 48 hours prior to study inclusion.
  • The patient has given written informed consent to participate in the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient has previously received or is receiving an organ transplant other than a kidney.
  • Patients who are recipients of a multiple organ transplant.
  • Patient has received a primary or re-transplant from an HLA-identical living donor.
  • Any positive cross-match.
  • Patient is the recipient of a pediatric donor kidney from a pediatric donor aged 8 years or less.
  • Patient has received an ABO incompatible donor kidney.
  • Recipient or donor is known to be seropositive for hepatitis C virus (HCV) or B virus (HBV) except for hepatitis B surface antibody positive.
  • Recipient or donor is known to be seropositive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
  • Patient has uncontrolled concomitant infection or any other unstable medical condition that could interfere with the study objectives.
  • Patients with thrombocytopenia (<75,000/mm3 ), with an absolute neutrophil count of < 1,000/mm3); and/or leucopoenia (< 2,000/mm3), or anemia (hemoglobin < 6 g/dL) prior to study inclusion.
  • Patient is taking or has been taking an investigational drug in the 30 days prior to transplant.
  • Patient has a known hypersensitivity to tacrolimus, mycophenolate mofetil, rabbit anti-thymocyte globulin, daclizumab or corticosteroids.
  • Patients with severe diarrhea or other gastrointestinal disorders that might interfere with their ability to absorb oral medication.
  • Patients with a history of malignancy within the last five years, except for successfully excised squamous or basal cell carcinoma of the skin.
  • Patient is pregnant or lactating, where pregnancy is defined as the state of a female after conception and until the termination of gestation, confirmed by positive human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) laboratory test.
  • Women of childbearing potential must use two reliable forms of contraception simultaneously, unless they are status post bilateral tubal ligation, bilateral oophorectomy, or hysterectomy. Effective contraception must be used before beginning study drug therapy, for the duration of the study and for 6 weeks following completion of the study.
  • Patient has any form of substance abuse, psychiatric disorder or a condition that, in the opinion of the investigator, may invalidate communication with the investigator.
  • Inability to cooperate or communicate with the investigator.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00859131

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United States, South Carolina
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 29425
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical University of South Carolina
Genzyme, a Sanofi Company
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Study Chair: Kenneth D Chavin, MD,PhD Medical University of South Carolina
Study Chair: Nicole Pilch, PharmD Medical University of South Carolina
Study Chair: David Taber, PharmD Medical University of South Carolina
Principal Investigator: Prabhakar Baliga, MD Medical University of South Carolina
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Medical University of South Carolina Identifier: NCT00859131    
Other Study ID Numbers: thymo vs IL2
First Posted: March 10, 2009    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: April 26, 2016
Last Update Posted: April 26, 2016
Last Verified: February 2014
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Kidney Failure, Chronic
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Renal Insufficiency
Antilymphocyte Serum
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Immunosuppressive Agents