Lowering Total Immunosuppressive Load in Renal Transplant Recipients More Than 12 Months Posttransplant

U

University of Oslo School of Pharmacy

Status and phase

Terminated
Phase 4

Conditions

Renal Transplantation

Treatments

Drug: Cyclosporione A withdrawal
Drug: Mycophenolate mofetil withdrawal

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT00148252
NILS 02-08144

Details and patient eligibility

About

To compare the change in renal function between CsA or MMF withdrawal from before to 12 months after drug withdrawal in renal transplant recipients on triple immunosuppressive therapy

Full description

To compare the change in renal function between CsA or MMF withdrawal from before to 12 months after drug withdrawal in renal transplant recipients on triple immunosuppressive therapy. Secondly to examine safety following withdrawal of CsA or MMF, respectively, by the following parameters: Biopsy verified acute rejection episodes, time to first rejection and number of steroid resistant rejection episodes within 12 months. Hematology (Hb, WBC, platelets) abnormalities within 12 months. Graft and patient survival at 12 months and 5 years. Absolute difference in renal function between withdrawal groups at 12 months. Three monthly changes in renal function from drug withdrawal to 12 months. Change in dyslipidemia frequency from drug withdrawal to 12 months. Change in hypertension frequency from drug withdrawal to 12 months. Change in glucose tolerance from drug withdrawal to 12 months. Cumulative incidence of clinical infections resulting in hospitalization within 12 months. Sub protocols will also examine the following aspects: Cardiovascular: Homocysteine. Lipid peroxidation. Microvascular function and vasoactive parameters Quality of life (QoL): ESRD SCL-TM, SF-36 (short version) and EQ-5D (GI-checklist extended) questionnaires will be used. Pharmacoeconomical evaluation.

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

1. Patients of either gender above 18 years of age at time of randomisation. 2. More than twelve months posttransplant. 3. Treated with an immunosuppressive protocol consisting of CsA, MMF and steroid from the time of discharge from the transplant clinic (e.g. 3 months posttransplant).

4. Kidney (only) transplant recipients with stable renal function (S-creatinine < 300 umol/L and an average increase in S-creatinine < 20% the last 6 months prior to inclusion) and without treated clinically and/or biopsy proven acute rejection episodes the last 6 months prior to inclusion.

5. No previous steroid resistant acute rejections (e.g. treated with ATG/OKT3). 6. Not more than two steroid sensitive acute rejections posttransplant. 7. Signed informed consent.

Exclusion criteria

- 1. PRA positivity > 20%. 2. Concomitant therapy with other investigational drugs or prohibited medication specified in the protocol.

3. Life expectancy less than one year. 4. Acute illness or acute fungal, bacterial or viral infection at screening. 5. Unable and/or unlikely to follow the study protocol.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Prevention

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

Trial contacts and locations

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