This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions glomerulonephritis, igan
Treatments atg-f, simulect
Phase phase 4
Sponsor Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Saint Etienne
Start date January 2011
End date December 2019
Trial size 115 participants
Trial identifier NCT02523768, 0908143, 2009-018189-36, A100405-32


IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is a histologically defined glomerulonephritis (renal biopsy) by the presence of deposits immunoglobulin A (IgA) in the renal mesangium (at least 1+) by immunofluorescence. The clinic allows excluding secondary forms (10-15%). Recurrence of this condition on the renal graft is time-dependent and confirmed in 25 to 50% of 10 years post-transplant.

The primary immunosuppressive induction regimens currently used in kidney transplantation are the anti-lymphocyte globulin (GAL) whose main target is human T lymphocytes (ATG, polyclonal) and monoclonal anti-CD25 antibodies (α chain of the interleukin receptor 2 in the surface of T lymphocytes). Due to their potent and prolonged immunosuppressive properties, the ATG may prevent or delay the recurrence on renal transplant.

The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of induction therapy (ATG versus Basiliximab) in the cumulative incidence at 5 years of (IgAN) recurrence after a first kidney transplant.

This is a prospective, multicenter, randomized, open trial with a follow-up period of 5 years old.

Patients in the ATG arm will receive 5 antilymphocyte globulin infusions Fresenius® (rabbit immunoglobulin antilymphocyte human T-Fresenius® said ATG) from Day 0 to Day + 4 post-transplant (day 0 one dose of 4mg / kg, day 1 one dose of 4mg/kg, day2 one dose of 4mgkg, day 3 one dose of 3 m/kg and day 4 and one final dose of 3 mg/kg) and the patients in the anti-CD25 arm will receive 2 doses of 20 mg of basiliximab (Simulect®) pn day 0 and day 4 after the graft. The maintenance immunosuppressive therapy is left to the discretion of the center.

The primary endpoint will be the clinical and histological recurrence of IgAN defined by the presence of mesangial deposits of IgA (at least 1) by immunofluorescence on a biopsy of the graft triggered by the onset of proteinuria 1g/j and/or microalbuminuria greater than 300 mg / day.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
The ATG-Fresenius® is administered by slow infusion over four hours after antihistamine (2 bulbs Polaramine® IV) and intravenous methylprednisolone (minimum 30mg); it is started on day 0 prior to surgery at doses of 4 mg / kg, and then continued to day 1, day 2 to 4mg / kg, then day 3, day 4 at the dose of 3 mg / kg
(Active Comparator)
The anti CD25 (basiliximab, Simulect®) is administered intravenously before surgery of renal transplantation (Day 0 and Day + 4 (1 ampoule of 20 mg x 2 times).

Primary Outcomes

clinical recurrence
time frame: 5 years
histological recurrence
time frame: 5 years

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 75 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Free, informed, express and written. - Diagnosis of native kidney primary IgA glomerulonephritis biopsy-proven - First kidney transplantation (one kidney) Exclusion Criteria: - Panel Reactive Antibody (PRA PRA global or class I or class II PRA) over 50% on a serum before transplantation - Multi-organ graft - Transplants using donor limits or sub-optimal: donor age ≥ 70 years, donors in the study BIGRAS or taken heart beating donors (tested on computer infusion) or other restriction factors - IgA glomerulonephritis secondary to HSP (Henoch-Schonlein purpura) or Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) or alcoholic cirrhosis - History of cancer older than 5 years or with advanced cancer, but except for non-recurrent skin cancers - Infectious diseases scalable: tuberculosis, HIV, Hepatitis B virus or Hepatitis C virus infection with viral replication and / or chronic hepatitis - Allergy to rabbit proteins - Severe thrombocytopenia (<50,000 platelets/ul) - Bacterial infection, viral and fungal uncontrolled therapeutically - Pregnancy or lactation

Additional Information

Official title Prevention in Recipients With Primary IgA Nephropathy of Recurrence After Kidney Transplantation: ATG-F Versus Basiliximab as Induction Immunosuppressive Treatment
Principal investigator Francois BERTHOUX, MD PhD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in September 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Saint Etienne.