This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions diabetes mellitus, type 1, diabetic nephropathy
Treatment sirolimus versus mycophenolate mofetil
Phase phase 3
Sponsor EUROSPK Study Group
Collaborator Fujisawa GmbH
Start date February 2002
End date April 2008
Trial size 228 participants
Trial identifier NCT00140543, EUROSPK002


1. To determine and compare the efficacy of Tacrolimus/Rapa versus Tacrolimus/MMF-based immunosuppression (in conjunction with initial short-term steroids and polyclonal antibody administration) in Type 1-diabetic patients undergoing simultaneous pancreas/kidney allograft transplantation.

2. To evaluate the safety of Tacrolimus/Rapa versus Tacrolimus/MMF in terms of drug-related complications and overimmunosuppression-associated complications, particularly under monitoring of the pharmacokinetic profile of all drugs administered.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification safety/efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment

Primary Outcomes

At 1 year:Incidence of biopsy-proven (kidney) rejection episodes.
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Secondary Outcomes

SECONDARY ENDPOINTS: At 6 months and 1 year
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* Kidney/Pancreas function (at 6 months and 1 year):
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- Kidney function will be measured by:
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- S- creatinine
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- Creatinine clearance
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- Pancreas function will be measured by:
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- Fasting Glucose level (< 123 mg/dl)
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- HbA1C
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- Need for insulin therapy
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- Need for oral drugs
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* At 6 months and 1 year:
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- Patient and graft survival
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- Lipid profile
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- Infections
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- Side effects
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- Blood Pressure
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- Treatment failure for any reason, such as permanent discontinuation of a drug, graft loss or death.
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* % of steroid free patients: at 6 months and 1 year.
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Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 55 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: 1. Male or female patients, of 18 to 55 years of age, with end-stage, C-peptide-negative, Type 1-diabetic nephropathy. 2. Female patients of childbearing age must have a negative pregnancy test and must agree to maintain effective birth control practice throughout the study period (3 years). 3. Patient must have signed the Patient Informed Consent Form. 4. Patient must receive a primary simultaneous pancreas/kidney (SPK) cadaveric transplant, with either intestinal or bladder and either portal or systemic venous drainages. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Patient is pregnant or breastfeeding. 2. Patient is allergic or intolerant to Mycophenolate Mofetil, Sirolimus, Tacrolimus or other macrolides, or any compounds structurally related to these compounds. 3. Patient has a positive T-cell crossmatch on the most recent serum specimen. 4. Patient is known for active liver disease or has significant liver disease, defined by ASAT and ALAT serum levels greater than 3 times the upper limit of normal. 5. Patient has malignancy or history of malignancy, with the exception of adequately treated localised squamous cell or basal cell carcinoma, without recurrence. 6. Patient has been included in another clinical trial protocol for any investigational drug within 4 weeks prior to randomisation. 7. Patient has any form of substance abuse, psychiatric disorder or condition, which, in the opinion of the investigator, may invalidate communication. 8. Patient receives a SPK transplant from a living donor, or receives segmental pancreatic transplant, or a previous kidney transplant alone. 9. Pancreatic duct occlusion technique . 10. Donor is older than 55 years of age. -

Additional Information

Official title A European Multicenter Open-Label Randomised Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Sirolimus and Tacrolimus Compared to MMF and Tacrolimus With Short-Course Induction Therapy, Short-Term Steroids Application in De Novo SPK Transplanted Diabetic Patients
Description This will be a controlled, randomised study, to be performed in 15-20 pancreas transplantation centers throughout Europe. Patients will be randomised into one of two treatment groups. Group 1 will receive Tacrolimus and Mycophenolate Mofetil (= best group in EuroSPK001 trial). Group 2 will receive Tacrolimus and Sirolimus. Both groups will receive in association short-term corticosteroids and polyclonal antibody preparation. Patients will be randomly assigned to one of the 2 treatment groups in a 1:1 ratio before transplantation. The study will last 3 years, with a first interim analysis of the data at 6 months and a complete analysis at 1 year.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in November 2005.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by EUROSPK Study Group.