Measurement of Gastrointestinal (GI) and Health-related Quality of Life (HRQL) Outcomes in Liver Transplant Recipients
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00405652|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 30, 2006
Results First Posted : March 3, 2011
Last Update Posted : March 3, 2011
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Liver Transplantation||Drug: Enteric-coated Mycophenolate sodium (EC-MPS)||Phase 3|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||34 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Measurement of Patient Reported Gastrointestinal (GI) and Health-related Quality of Life (HRQL) Outcomes in Liver Transplant Recipients (MyLiver)|
|Study Start Date :||January 2007|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||September 2008|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||September 2008|
Experimental: Enteric-coated Mycophenolate sodium
Enteric-coated Mycophenolate sodium (EC-MPS), administered orally twice a day to achieve a dose equimolar to the dose of Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) the patient was taking at the time of study entry up to a maximum dose of 1440 mg.
Drug: Enteric-coated Mycophenolate sodium (EC-MPS)
Other Name: myfortic
- Changes in Gastrointestinal Symptom Severity and Health Related Quality of Life [ Time Frame: Baseline, End of Study (6-8 weeks) ]Change in Gastrointestinal symptom rating scale (GSRS) total score from baseline visit to follow-up visit 6-8 weeks after treatment. The GSRS has 5 subscales (reflux, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, and indigestion) producing a mean subscale score ranging from 1 (no discomfort) to 7 (very severe discomfort). The GSRS total score was computed by the mean of the subscale scores.
- The Number of Participants With Subclinical Rejection as Evaluated by a Change in Liver Enzymes [ Time Frame: 12-20 weeks ]The number of participants with subclinical rejection episodes as defined by a steroid-sensitive, clinically relevant increase of AST, ALT, gamma-GT, AP or bilirubin (i.e., elevation of one or more of these enzymes that was considered clinically relevant and showed resolution upon treatment with a slight increase of steroid dosage).
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|Novartis Investigative Site|
|Study Director:||Novartis Pharmaceuticals||Novartis Pharmaceuticals|