Safety & Efficacy of Eculizumab to Prevent AMR in Living Donor Kidney Transplant Recipients Requiring Desensitization

  • Study type:

    Interventional What is this?

    Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Study phase:

    II What is this?

    During the early phases (phases 1 and 2), researchers assess safety, side effects, optimal dosages and risks/benefits. In the later phase (phase 3), researchers study whether the treatment works better than the current standard therapy. They also compare the safety of the new treatment with that of current treatments. Phase 3 trials include large numbers of people to make sure that the result is valid. There are also less common very early (phase 0) and later (phase 4) phases. Phase 0 trials are small trials that help researchers decide if a new agent should be tested in a phase 1 trial. Phase 4 trials look at long-term safety and effectiveness, after a new treatment has been approved and is on the market.

Study IDs

  • Site IRB:

    • Rochester, Minnesota: 11-004539
  • NCT ID:

    NCT01399593
  • Sponsor Protocol Number:

    C10-001

About this study

The purpose of this trial is to determine the safety and efficacy of eculizumab in the prevention of antibody mediated rejection (AMR) in living donor kidney recipients requiring desensitization therapy.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

See eligibility criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Male or female patients ≥18 years old
  2. Patients with Stage IV or Stage V chronic kidney disease who will receive a kidney transplant from a living donor to whom they are sensitized and require desensitization prior to transplantation
  3. Able to understand the informed consent form and willing to comply with study procedures

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Hypersensitivity to eculizumab, to murine proteins or to one of the excipients
  2. Any medical condition that, in the opinion of the Investigator, might interfere with the patient's participation in the study, poses an added risk for the patient, or confounds the assessment of the patient

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Mark Stegall, M.D.

Contact us for the latest status

Nong Braaten

(507)538-9617

Braaten.Nong@mayo.edu