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Kidney Transplant clinical trials at UC Davis
7 research studies open to eligible people

  • 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.

    Los Angeles, California

  • 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.

    Sacramento, California and other locations

  • 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 BB3 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 BB3 in reducing the severity of delayed graft function (DGF) in recipients at high risk of DGF after receiving a deceased donor renal allograft.

    Los Angeles, California and other locations

  • 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.”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    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.

    Sacramento, California

  • 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.

    Sacramento, California

  • 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.

    Sacramento, California

  • Standard wound closure with/without incisional negative pressure wound therapy (INPWT) in high risk patients having panniculectomy

    “Is surgical wound healing complications, pain, and scarring improved with incisional negative pressure wound therapy (INPWT)?”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Incisional negative pressure therapy (INPWT) has previously been shown in certain patient populations to decrease wound healing complications, decrease the rate of hematomas and seromas, as well as have better scar quality. We have found a group of patients, those who have panniculectomies in preparation for renal transplant, with significantly higher rates of wound healing complications. We believe the best way to demonstrate benefits of incisional negative pressure wound therapy will be in this group of patients known to have significantly higher rates of wound complications.

    Sacramento, California

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