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Kidney Transplant clinical trials at UC Davis

8 research studies open to eligible people

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  • 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 phases: 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. The study has now been branched off into 2 phases. Phase 1: consists of randomization of patients onto brand and generic tacrolimus. This was completed once 40 brand patients were enrolled. Phase 2: consists of patients being enrolled only on generic tacrolimus (standard of care from subject's insurance). This will be completed once there is a total of 160 generic participants. 200 participants total in the study.

    Los Angeles, California

  • A Study of Experimental Genetic Testing for the APOL1 Gene in Kidney Transplantation (APOLLO Study)

    open to all eligible people

    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.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • A Study of Immunosuppression Adjustment on COVID-19 Vaccination Response in Kidney Transplant Recipients

    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.

    Sacramento, California

  • 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

  • CGM - A Study of Glucose Monitoring in Kidney Transplant Recipients

    “Volunteer for research and contribute to discoveries that may improve health care for you, your family, and your community!”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The investigators want to study the impact CGM (continuous glucose monitoring) has on patients glycemic control as determined by time in range (TIR 70-180 mg/dL) in the Diabetic Kidney Transplant population.

    Sacramento, California

  • Study of Posoleucel (Formerly Known as ALVR105; Viralym-M) in Kidney Transplant Patients With BK Viremia

    “Volunteer for research and contribute to discoveries that may improve health care for you, your family, and your community!”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to compare Posoleucel (formerly known as ALVR105; Viralym-M) to placebo in kidney transplant recipients who have high or low levels of BK virus in their blood.

    Sacramento, California and other locations

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