Sirolimus Conversions in African-American Renal Transplant Recipients

2014-08-27 03:18:16 | BioPortfolio


This study's focus is to compare the level effectiveness and safety of regimens involving Sirolimus, Cellcept and steroid to Prograf, Sirolimus and steroid in African-American recipients of kidney transplants.


A major concern in transplantation is finding a successful regimen of medications to lower the potential for the body to reject the newly transplanted organ. The regimens in kidney transplantation include tacrolimus, sirolimus, mycophenolate mofetil and steroids. This study will compare the effectiveness and safety of a regimen including Sirolimus, Prograf, and steroids compared to a regimen including Sirolimus, Cellcept and steroids. These regimens have already been researched in the Caucasian population, and both drug regimens are FDA approved. This study's focus is on the effectiveness and safety of these regimens in African-Americans.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention


Kidney Transplantation


rapamune, mycophenolate mofetil and steroid, tacrolimus, sirolimus and steroid


The Medical University of South Carolina
South Carolina
United States




Medical University of South Carolina

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:18:16-0400

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Proteins found usually in the cytoplasm or nucleus that specifically bind steroid hormones and trigger changes influencing the behavior of cells. The steroid receptor-steroid hormone complex regulates the transcription of specific genes.

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