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Kidney Transplant clinical trials at UC Health
32 in progress, 19 open to eligible people

  • A Cohort Study of Operationally Tolerant Allograft Recipients

    open to all eligible people

    Antirejection medicines, also known as immunosuppressive drugs, are prescribed to organ transplant recipients to prevent their bodies from rejecting the new organ. Some organ transplant recipients can stop taking anti-rejection medicines without rejecting their transplanted organ (this is called 'tolerance'). The purpose of this study will collect samples and data from 'tolerant' liver or kidney transplant recipients in order to find out: The purpose of this study is to collect samples and data in order to find out: - How long liver or kidney transplant recipients can remain tolerant; - What happens in the tolerant recipient's body over time; and - If there are patterns in the body that are linked to tolerance.

    at UCSF

  • A Study Comparing Brand and Generic Tacrolimus After Kidney Transplant

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    As the patents for brand-name immunosuppressive medications expire, there is increasing interest in using generic immunosuppressive drugs. However, despite pharmacokinetic studies showing bioequivalence, questions remain regarding the clinical impact of use of generic immunosuppression. The most important immunosuppressive agent in the modern transplant era is arguably tacrolimus, a calcineurin-inhibitor with a narrow therapeutic index. This study seeks to answer the question regarding the clinical impact of generic tacrolimus use as measured primarily by acute rejection, loss of graft function, and patient death through a randomized trial of 2 parallel groups: Brand tacrolimus only, and Generic A tacrolimus only. Given that kidney transplantations are the most commonly performed transplants with well-defined measures of rejection and graft failure, this organs will be studied in a six-center study designed to accrue the target number of transplant recipients within the one-year study period.

    at UCLA

  • A Study of Experimental Cellular Immunotherapy For Living Donor Kidney Transplants

    open to eligible people ages 18-70

    The primary objective of this study is to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of cellular immunotherapy with MDR-101 for induction of functional immune tolerance in recipients of human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-matched, living donor kidney transplants.

    at UC Davis UCSD UCSF

  • A Study of Experimental Medicine BB3 to Reduce the Severity of Delayed Graft Function (DGF) in Kidney Transplants

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    A Multicenter, Prospective, Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Phase 3 Study of ANG-3777 to Reduce the Severity of Delayed Graft Function in Recipients of a Deceased Donor Kidney. The major objective is to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of ANG-3777 in reducing the severity of delayed graft function (DGF) in recipients at high risk of DGF after receiving a deceased donor renal allograft.

    at UC Davis UCLA UCSF

  • A Study of the Experimental Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Vaccine (HB-101) in Kidney Transplant Patients

    open to eligible people ages 18-99

    HB-101 is a bivalent recombinant vaccine against human CMV infection. In this phase 2 study, adult CMV-Seronegative patients awaiting kidney transplant from a CMV-Seropositive living donor will be enrolled into 1 of 2 treatment arms according to treatment intent (HB-101 or placebo) with regard to the method of CMV prevention after transplant (either preemptive or with an anti-viral prophylaxis). Patients enrolled should have a living donor kidney transplantation ideally planned between two to four months after the first injection of study drug (HB-101 or placebo).

    at UCSF

  • A Study of the Experimental Medicine Ropivacaine for Pain Control After Kidney Transplant

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This study is a comparison of the analgesic efficacy of transversus abdominis plane (TAP) blocks with ropivacaine bolus plus continuous ropivacaine infusion via catheters versus single shot TAP blocks with liposomal bupivacaine.

    at UC Davis

  • A Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Dual Costimulation Blockade With VIB4920 and Belatacept for Prophylaxis of Allograft Rejection in Adults Receiving a Kidney Transplant

    open to eligible people ages 18-70

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of dual costimulation blockade with VIB4920 in combination of belatacept in adult male or female recipients of a renal allograft from a deceased, living unrelated or human leukocyte antigen (HLA) non-identical living related donor.

    at UCSF

  • An Experimental Comparison Study of Envarsus ® XR and Tacrolimus IR for Elderly Kidney Transplant Patients

    “This study will test any differences in neurological side effects between two FDA indicated medications to prevent rejection of your kidney.”

    open to eligible people ages 65 years and up

    Previous studies have shown that elderly patients experience higher trough levels of tacrolimus and are more sensitive to the effects of medications, they experience higher occurrence and severity of such medication related toxicities. Therefore, the investigators hypothesize that by transitioning patients from tacrolimus immediate release to Envarsus ®, the peak-dose effect will be eliminated or attenuated, leading to a significant decrease in neurocognitive toxicities in the older patient population.

    at UC Davis

  • Effects of Inhibiting Early Inflammation in Kidney Transplant Patients

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    During transplant surgery, there is a period of time when a donated kidney is removed from a donor's body and stored until the time of the transplant surgery. The storage procedure results in buildup of various proteins within the kidney that can injure the donated kidney after it is transplanted. One of these proteins is tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha). The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether taking infliximab, which blocks tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha), just prior to transplant surgery, along with usual transplant medicines will protect the donated kidney from damage caused by TNF-alpha and help keep the transplanted kidney healthy for a longer period of time.

    at UCLA UCSF

  • Evaluation of Patient Outcomes From the Kidney Allograft Outcomes AlloSure Registry

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is an observational study to evaluate safety and efficacy outcomes in renal transplant recipients in whom post-transplant care is managed using AlloSure®. AlloSure® is a non-invasive test to measure donor-derived cell-free DNA (dd-cfDNA). The AlloSure test is intended to assess the probability of allograft rejection in kidney transplant recipients with clinical suspicion of rejection and to inform clinical decision-making regarding the necessity of renal biopsy in such patients at least 2 weeks post-transplant in conjunction with standard clinical assessment. Amendment 1 (A1): Is an observational study to develop and validate the clinical use of KidneyCare®.

    at UC Davis UCLA UCSF

  • HOPE in Action Prospective Multicenter, Clinical Trial of Deceased HIVD+ Kidney Transplants for HIV+ Recipients

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The primary objective of this study is to determine if an HIV-infected deceased kidney donor (HIVD+) transplant is safe with regards to major transplant-related and HIV-related complications.

    at UCSD UCSF

  • Impact of CCR5 Blockade in HIV+ Kidney Transplant Recipients

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Maraviroc (MVC) is a type of HIV medicine called a CCR5 inhibitor. This study will evaluate the safety and tolerability of MVC in HIV-infected adults receiving a kidney transplant.

    at UCLA UCSF

  • Letermovir Versus Valganciclovir to Prevent Human Cytomegalovirus Disease in Kidney Transplant Recipients (MK-8228-002)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of letermovir (LET) versus valganciclovir (VGCV) in preventing CMV disease in adult kidney transplant recipients. The primary hypotheses are that LET is non-inferior to VGCV; and if non-inferiority is demonstrated, that LET is superior to VGCV, in preventing CMV disease through 52 weeks post-transplant.

    at UC Davis UCLA UCSF

  • Prevention of De Novo HCV With Antiviral HCV Therapy Post-Liver and Post-Kidney Transplant

    open to all eligible people

    In this study, subjects that do not have Hepatitis C virus (HCV) will be transplanted with livers or kidneys from donors who do have HCV. Medications that are used to treat HCV will be given to the study subjects shortly after transplant to protect them from developing the problems HCV can cause to the liver.

    at UCSF

  • Preventive Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Trial in Kidney Transplant Recipients

    open to eligible people ages 18-49

    This trial studies whether the nonavalent human papillomavirus vaccine given to adults prior to kidney transplantation can help the body build and maintain an effective immune response during the post-transplant period when they receive immunosuppressive drugs to prevent transplant rejection. This study will help inform our scientific understanding about vaccine-induced immune responses among immunosuppressed individuals.

    at UCSF

  • Prospective Pilot Feasibility Study Comparing Envarsus Once-a-day to Tacrolimus Twice-a-day Immunosuppressive Regimen on Drug Bioavailability in Hispanic First Time Kidney Transplant Recipients

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This investigator-initiated post-marketing study will evaluate the role of Hispanic ethnicity on drug dosing of Envarsus in first-time stable renal transplant recipients. Tacrolimus trough drug levels will be studied as a primary endpoint at 24 hours after drug dosing and at steady state (e.g., trough level at 3 months post conversion) and secondary compliance assessments will be done by pill counts at clinic visits. Secondary outcomes will be the safety of once a day dosing as well as assessment of graft rejection and graft failure. In addition, concentration/dose ratios will be analyzed. The results of this study will provide important information about dosing of once a day tacrolimus (Envarsus) in Hispanic kidney transplant patients, which represents the largest growing group of patients with End-Stage Renal Disease

    at UCSD

  • Study of Combined Kidney and Blood Stem Cell Transplant From a Brother or Sister Donor

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to find out if an investigational treatment will allow kidney transplant recipients to better accept their new kidney and stop immunosuppressive medicines. This study is for kidney transplant recipients who receive a kidney from a sibling donor. The investigational treatment is started after kidney transplant. It begins with a regimen of a drug called rabbit anti-thymocyte globulin (rATG) combined with radiation therapy (known as total lymphoid irradiation, or TLI) to the lymph nodes and spleen. This is followed by an infusion of blood stem cells, which will be donated by the same sibling who donated their kidney. Researchers think that this treatment allows immune cells from the donor and recipient to live side by side, a condition referred to as "mixed chimerism." Mixed chimerism may help create a state of "tolerance" in kidney transplant recipients in which all immunosuppressive medications can be stopped without rejection of the transplanted kidney. This study will test whether (1) the investigational treatment will allow patients to stop immunosuppressive medications after their kidney transplant and (2) if the treatment impacts the rate of kidney rejection and the side effects of immunosuppressive medications.

    at UCLA

  • Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Bleselumab in Preventing the Recurrence of Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis in de Novo Kidney Transplant Recipients

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of the bleselumab regimen (basiliximab induction, tacrolimus, steroids and bleselumab) compared with the Standard of Care (SOC) regimen (basiliximab induction, tacrolimus, steroids and mycophenolate mofetil [MMF]) in the prevention of recurrent Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (rFSGS) defined as nephrotic range proteinuria with protein-creatinine ratio (≥ 3.0 g/g) through 3 months post-transplant. Death, graft loss or lost to follow-up will be imputed as rFSGS.

    at UCSF

  • Treg Therapy in Subclinical Inflammation in Kidney Transplantation

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is: - To see if polyTregs can reduce inflammation in a transplanted kidney. - To find out what effects, good or bad, polyTregs will have in the kidney recipient. - To find out what effects, good or bad, taking everolimus after polyTregs will have in the kidney recipient.

    at UCSF

  • A Prospective, Global, Multi-center, Treatment Registry Study of Intravenous Immunoglobulin Maintenance Therapy in Alloantibody Positive Renal Allograft Recipients

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this treatment registry study is to determine if monthly infusions of Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIg) for 6 months will neutralize donor specific antibodies that are thought to be responsible for chronic rejection episodes in renal transplant subjects. 162 renal transplant subjects will receive IVIg 5% at 2gm/kg/month for 6 months and be followed for 3 years.

    at UC Davis

  • A Study in Maintenance Kidney Transplant Recipients Following Conversion to Nulojix® (Belatacept)-Based

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The primary purpose is to assess the benefits and risks of changing from Cyclosporine or Tacrolimus to Belatacept between 6-60 months after kidney transplant.

    at UCLA UCSF

  • A Study of Past Experimental Treatment With Dexmedetomidine in Patients With Renal Transplants

    “This retrospective study will examine the use of Dexmedtomidine in renal transplants.”

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Investigators aim to retrospectively research patients undergoing renal transplants that received dexmedetomidine perioperatively to see if dexmedetomidine use protects renal function. Investigators hope to elucidate any association between renal transplant patients and perioperative dexmedetomidine administration, these include (but are not limited to) UOP, Cr/GFR, morbidity, mortality, in hospital complications and failure rate. Investigators will research both living and cadaveric renal transplants.

    at UC Davis

  • A Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of a Vaccine, ASP0113, in Cytomegalovirus (CMV)-Seronegative Kidney Transplant Recipients Receiving an Organ From a CMV-Seropositive Donor

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of ASP0113 compared to placebo in reducing the incidence of cytomegalovirus (CMV) viremia in CMV-seronegative subjects receiving a kidney from a CMV-seropositive donor. This study will also evaluate the safety of ASP0113 in this patient population.

    at UCSF

  • APOL1 Long-term Kidney Transplantation Outcomes Network (APOLLO)

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    The APOLLO study is being done in an attempt to improve outcomes after kidney transplantation and to improve the safety of living kidney donation based upon variation in the apolipoprotein L1 gene (APOL1). Genes control what is inherited from a family, such as eye color or blood type. Variation in APOL1 can cause kidney disease. African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans, Hispanic Blacks, and Africans are more likely to have the APOL1 gene variants that cause kidney disease. APOLLO will test DNA from kidney donors and recipients of kidney transplants for APOL1 to determine effects on kidney transplant-related outcomes.

    at UCSF

  • Drug Interaction With Envarsus XR and Grapefruit Juice

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    Transplant patients must take lifelong immunosuppression in order to prevent rejection of their organ. Tacrolimus is the most widely used immnosuppressive agent. Part of the routine education given to patients regarding tacrolimus is that they must avoid many drugs and substances that can interact with tacrolimus so that they don't experience side effects or lack of effect. Patients are told they must avoid readily available substances such as grapefruit juice and St. John's wort. A new once daily formulation of tacrolimus, Envarsus XR, may bypass the place in the gut in which many of these drug interactions occur. We will give kidney transplant patients Envarsus with and without grapefruit juice and measure the effect on blood levels throughout the day. Results from this study will also give us information about the likelihood of other drugs interacting with Envarsus XR.

    at UCSD

  • Envarsus XR® in Adolescent Renal Transplant Recipients

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    Adolescents commonly experience barriers to adherence that entail forgetfulness, distraction, poor planning, and scheduling problems. A once daily oral regimen may be superior to the current regimens that require twice daily dosing. It is currently unclear if Envarsus XR® would improve outcomes in adolescent organ transplant recipients. Each patient will receive tacrolimus (twice daily immediate release oral formulation) which they are using as part of their standard of care immunosuppressive regimen for a portion of the study and Envarsus XR® (a once daily extended-release oral tacrolimus formulation) for a portion of the study in a cross-over design. Besides the advantage to adherence behaviors, a sustained-release tacrolimus preparation may decrease burdensome side effects and increase quality of life. Following enrollment, each patient will be maintained in the study for 9 months.

    at UCLA

  • Mechanisms of Belatacept Effect on Alloimmunity and Antiviral Response After Kidney Transplantation (BMS IM 103-309)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This research evaluates the effectiveness of a new drug called belatacept (Nulojix) for the prevention of acute rejection and preservation of kidney function in transplant patients. Belatacept was approved in 2011 by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is being marketed as Nulojix. The pharmaceutical company sponsoring this study is Bristol-Myers Squibb. Belatacept is a prescription medicine used in adults to prevent transplant rejection in people who have received a kidney transplant. Transplant rejection happens when the body's immune system senses that the new transplanted kidney is different or foreign, and attacks it. Belatacept is used with corticosteroids and certain other medicines to help prevent rejection of your new kidney. The purpose of the research is to understand whether the new drug, belatacept, is better than other anti-rejection drugs, such as cyclosporine and tacrolimus that are typically used in the treatment against kidney rejection in transplant patients.

    at UCLA

  • Non Invasive Blood Test To Diagnose Acute Rejection After Kidney Transplantation

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is a prospective, multicenter, observational study of kidney transplant subjects where blood specimens, intended for dd-cfDNA and other future research purposes, will be drawn after transplant

    at UCLA

  • Optimizing Immunosuppression Drug Dosing Via Phenotypic Precision Medicine

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    Clinical trial applying Phenotypic Precision Medicine (PPM) to tacrolimus dosing in liver and/or kidney transplant recipients to show improvement in maintaining drug trough levels within the target range.

    at UCLA

  • Tocilizumab for Renal Graft Inflammation

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Randomized open label clinical trial in which 48 renal transplant recipients with inflammation in the 6 month allograft biopsy will either continue usual immunosuppression or receive monthly Actemra (Tocilizumab) infusions for 6 months in addition to usual immunosuppression.

    at UCSF

  • Treg Modulation With CD28 and IL-6 Receptor Antagonists

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety of using lulizumab pegol with tocilizumab, belatacept, and everolimus in kidney transplant recipients.

    at UCSF

  • VIRTUUS Children's Study

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    The objective of the VIRTUUS Children's Study is to adapt identified and validated adult noninvasive diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers for the characterization of allograft status in pediatric recipients of kidney allografts.

    at UCLA

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