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Registration number
NCT00166244
Ethics application status
Date submitted
9/09/2005
Date registered
14/09/2005
Date last updated
12/02/2009

Titles & IDs
Public title
Fixed Dose MMF vs Concentration Controlled MMF After Renal Transplantation
Scientific title
An Open, Prospective, Randomised, Controlled, Multi-Center Study Comparing Fixed Dose vs Concentration Controlled Mycophenolate Mofetil Regimens for de Novo Patients Following Transplantation
Secondary ID [1] 0 0
FDCC
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
De Novo Renal Transplant Recipient. 0 0
Condition category
Condition code

Intervention/exposure
Study type
Interventional
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Treatment: Drugs - Mycophenolate Mofetil

Active Comparator: Fixed Dose - 1 g MMF twice-daily (bid) for adults or 600 mg/m2 bid for paediatric patients. Treatment to be given orally unless it is not possible, in which case it is administered via intravenous (iv) infusion.

Active Comparator: Concentration Controlled - 1 g MMF bid for adults or 600 mg/m2 bid for paediatric patients. Thereafter, MMF doses will be adjusted to MPA AUC0-12 between 30-60mg.h/L based on 3-point abbreviated AUCs (taken at timepoints: 0, 30 min and 120 min always in fasted patients, except for pediatric patients on concomitant tacrolimus) on Days 3 and 10, Week 4, Months 3, 6 and 12 will be performed to determine MPA levels in plasma.


Treatment: Drugs: Mycophenolate Mofetil
1 g for adult patients and 300 mg/m2 for paediatric patients. Fixed dose arm: 1 g twice a day (bid) for adults and 600mg/m2 bid for paediatric patients.
Concentration controlled arm: initial dose will be 1 g bid for adults and 600mg/m2 bid for paediatric patients. Abbreviated AUCs (taken at timepoints: 0, 30min and 120min in fasted patients) on Days 3 and 10, Week 4, Months 3, 6 and 12 will be performed to determine mycophenolic acid levels in plasma.

Intervention code [1] 0 0
Treatment: Drugs
Comparator / control treatment
Control group

Outcomes
Primary outcome [1] 0 0
Treatment failure including the occurrence of the first one of any of the following: biopsy-proven acute rejection, graft loss, death or discontinuation of MMF therapy during the first 12 months following transplantation.
Timepoint [1] 0 0
12 Months
Secondary outcome [1] 0 0
Proportion of patients treated for acute rejection during the first 3, 6, 12 months post-transplantation,
Timepoint [1] 0 0
3, 6 and 12 Months
Secondary outcome [2] 0 0
Time to first acute rejection,
Timepoint [2] 0 0
12 Months
Secondary outcome [3] 0 0
Number of acute rejection episodes per patient in the first year post-transplantation,
Timepoint [3] 0 0
12 Months
Secondary outcome [4] 0 0
Overall treatment outcome at 12 months post-transplantation which is composed of any one of the following:
Timepoint [4] 0 0
12 Months
Secondary outcome [5] 0 0
Graft loss,
Timepoint [5] 0 0
12 Months
Secondary outcome [6] 0 0
Death,
Timepoint [6] 0 0
12 Months
Secondary outcome [7] 0 0
Discontinuation of MMF therapy,
Timepoint [7] 0 0
12 Months
Secondary outcome [8] 0 0
Patient lost to follow-up.
Timepoint [8] 0 0
12 Months

Eligibility
Key inclusion criteria
- Renal transplant recipients who have completed their second birthday,

- Recipients from living (related or unrelated), cadaveric (non-heart beating or heart
beating) donors,

- Single organ recipient (kidney only),

- Women of childbearing potential should have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test
with a sensitivity of at least 50 mIU/ml within 1 week prior to beginning MMF
treatment. Effective contraception must be used before beginning therapy, during
therapy and for 6 weeks following discontinuation of therapy, even where there has
been a history of infertility, unless due to hysterectomy,

- Patients or patient's parent/guardian providing written informed consent,

- Patients co-operative and able to complete all the assessment procedures.
Minimum age
2 Years
Maximum age
No limit
Gender
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
No
Key exclusion criteria
- Patients receiving immunosuppressive therapy (except steroid treatment) within the
preceding 28 days, except that immunosuppressive medication may be initiated up to 48
hours before transplantation. Furthermore, all patients should receive 1 g [adults] or
600 mg/m2 [paediatric patients] of MMF therapy within 6 hours prior to
transplantation,

- PRA > 50% within 6 months prior to enrolment,

- Cold ischaemia time >48 hours,

- History of malignancy (except localised non-melanotic skin cancer) or the presence of
any active malignancy at the time of transplant,

- Active peptic ulcer disease,

- Active infection,

- Mandatory intake of prohibited drugs or it is probable that the patient will require
treatment with such drugs after transplant,

- Pregnant or lactating females,

- Women of child-bearing potential not willing to use a reliable form of contraception,

- Patient is allergic or intolerant to polysorbate 80 (TWEEN), phenylalanine
(aspartame), steroids, MMF, MPA, tacrolimus or cyclosporin,

- Patient or donor with positive tests for HIV or hepatitis B surface antigen,

- Patients with liver cirrhosis or clinical evidence of portal hypertension or other
indication of moderate or severe liver disease. (Note: it is strongly recommended that
patients with hepatitis C have a liver biopsy performed prior to transplantation),

- Incompatible ABO blood type and/or positive crossmatch,

- Patient has any form of substance abuse, psychiatric disorder or condition, which, in
the opinion of the investigator, may invalidate communication with the investigator or
with study procedures,

- Patients whose laboratory results reveal severe anaemia (as defined by a haemoglobin
value <6 mmol/L [9.7 g/dL] for adults receiving erythropoietin, <4.1 mmol/L [6.6 g/dL]
for paediatric patients [regardless of erythropoietin treatment]), leukopenia (as
defined by a WBC value of <2500/mm3) or thrombocytopenia (as defined by a platelet
count of <75,000/mm3).

Study design
Purpose of the study
Treatment
Allocation to intervention
Randomised controlled trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Masking / blinding
Open (masking not used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?



Intervention assignment
Parallel
Other design features
Phase
Phase 4
Type of endpoint(s)
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment
Recruitment status
Completed
Data analysis
Reason for early stopping/withdrawal
Other reasons
Date of first participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last data collection
Anticipated
Actual
Sample size
Target
Accrual to date
Final
Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)
NSW,QLD,VIC,WA
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John Hunter Hospital - New Lambton
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Princess Alexandra Hospital - Brisbane
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Monash Medical Centre - Clayton
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St Vincent's Hospital - Melbourne
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Royal Melbourne Hospital - Parkville
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Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital - Nedlands
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Royal Perth Hospital - Perth
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2305 - New Lambton
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4102 - Brisbane
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3168 - Clayton
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3065 - Melbourne
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3052 - Parkville
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6009 - Nedlands
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6847 - Perth
Recruitment outside Australia
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Austria
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Graz
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Austria
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Vienna
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Belgium
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Leuven
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Brazil
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Sao Paulo
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Canada
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British Columbia
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China
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Shanghai
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China
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Sichuan
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Odense
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Tartu
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France
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Bordeaux
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France
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Dijon
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Kremlin Bicêtre
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France
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Lille
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France
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France
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Nantes
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France
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Paris
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France
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Pierre Benite
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Suresnes
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France
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Toulouse
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France
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Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy
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Germany
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Berlin
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Germany
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Freiburg
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Heidelberg
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Koln
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Germany
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Wurzburg
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Lithuania
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Vilnius
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Leiden
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Oslo
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07014
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Badajoz
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Taipei
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London
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Caracas
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Venezuela
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Maracaibo

Funding & Sponsors
Primary sponsor type
Other
Name
Erasmus Medical Center
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Commercial sector/Industry
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Hoffmann-La Roche
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Ethics approval
Ethics application status

Summary
Brief summary
Determine the value of a clinically feasible strategy of therapeutic drug monitoring compared
with fixed dosing in de novo MMF treated renal transplant recipients with respect to the
incidence of treatment failure.
Trial website
https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00166244
Trial related presentations / publications
van Gelder T, Hilbrands LB, Vanrenterghem Y, Weimar W, de Fijter JW, Squifflet JP, Hené RJ, Verpooten GA, Navarro MT, Hale MD, Nicholls AJ. A randomized double-blind, multicenter plasma concentration controlled study of the safety and efficacy of oral mycophenolate mofetil for the prevention of acute rejection after kidney transplantation. Transplantation. 1999 Jul 27;68(2):261-6.
Public notes

Contacts
Principal investigator
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Teun van Gelder, Dr
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Erasmus Medical Center
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Summary results
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