Immunosuppression clinical trials at University of California Health
3 in progress, 2 open to eligible people
Impact of Immunosuppression Adjustment on Immune Response to COVID-19 Vaccination in Kidney Transplant Recipients (ADIVKT)
open to eligible people ages 18 years and up
Immunocompromised individuals, such as solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients are at high risk of COVID-19 associated complications and mortality. Retrospective studies so far have shown that a majority of SOT recipients did not develop appreciable anti-spike antibody response after a first, second, or even third dose of mRNA vaccine. Treatment with antimetabolites was associated with poor vaccine response. The goal of this study is 1) examine whether transient immunosuppression reduction improves the immune response to a third dose of SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccine in kidney transplant recipients and 2) to assess the safety of immunosuppression reduction before and after third dose SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccination.
at UC Davis
open to all eligible people
This is a study of immunosuppressed individuals living in households with and without children to assess the role of household contact with children in the transmission of SARSCoV-2 to immunocompromised individuals. Through careful collection of epidemiological data in combination with biological specimens, risk factors for SARS-CoV-2 in immunocompromised individuals will be identified. During the initial visits, informed consent will be obtained and consented participants will complete an initial questionnaire and provide biological specimens including nasal swabs, saliva and blood. Thereafter, participants will complete at-home saliva collections and questionnaires on a weekly basis for 6 months. If our research-use only SARS-CoV-2 test is positive, participants will be referred immediately for medical attention and will be followed every 3 days with nasal swabs and saliva samples and weekly blood specimens and optional rectal swabs or fresh stool collection. Additionally, participants will be contacted by telephone at 1 year for follow-up.
Tacrolimus/Everolimus vs. Tacrolimus/MMF in Pediatric Heart Transplant Recipients Using the MATE Score
Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients
The TEAMMATE Trial will enroll 210 pediatric heart transplant patients from 25 centers at 6 months post-transplant and follow each patient for 2.5 years. Half of the participants will receive everolimus and low-dose tacrolimus and the other half will receive tacrolimus and mycophenolate mofetil. The trial will determine which treatment is better at reducing the cumulative risk of coronary artery vasculopathy, chronic kidney disease and biopsy proven-acute cellular rejection without an increase in graft loss due to all causes (e.g. infection, PTLD, antibody mediated rejection).