PLASMA Trial: A Dose-Response Study of A-002 In Subjects With Stable Coronary Artery Disease

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Anthera Pharmaceuticals
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00455546
First received: March 30, 2007
Last updated: February 1, 2010
Last verified: January 2008
  Purpose

The study will be conducted at up to 80 centers worldwide and will be a double-blind randomized parallel group placebo controlled study among subjects with stable coronary artery disease (CAD). Subjects will be randomized to receive either placebo tablets or one of 4 orally active doses of A-002. The duration of study drug therapy will be 8 weeks.


Condition Intervention Phase
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Drug: A-002
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: PLASMA Trial: Phospholipase Levels And Serological Markers of Atherosclerosis: A Dose-Response Clinical Pharmacology Study of A-002 In Subjects With Stable Coronary Artery Disease

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Further study details as provided by Anthera Pharmaceuticals:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Comparison of active and placebo treatments with respect to change from Baseline to Week 8 in sPLA2 levels and activity.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Comparison of active and placebo treatments with respect to change in: Inflammatory markers, lipid and biochemical parameters, and LDL and HDL subclasses.

Enrollment: 400
Study Start Date: April 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2007
Detailed Description:

A-002 represents a novel therapy for the treatment of atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease (CAD). Through the inhibition of activity A-002 may provide multifunctional activity directed against key facets of the disease process, namely a) inflammation, b) atherogenic lipid profiles and c) the atherosclerotic process. Non-clinical and clinical data from recent studies have demonstrated the benefit of early and aggressive anti-inflammatory therapy to reduce cardiovascular risk. Recent clinical studies have provided a strong association between levels and cardiovascular event risk. The proposed Phase 2 clinical pharmacology study (Study No. AN-CVD-2221) will examine the effects of 4 different doses of A-002 compared with placebo, on enzyme levels and activity after 8 weeks of treatment. In addition, the effect of treatment on inflammatory markers of cardiovascular risk (C-reactive protein [CRP]), lipid levels and lipoprotein subclasses and other soluble biomarkers (e.g., ICAM-1, VCAM-1, TNF, MCP-1 etc) will also be assessed.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Subjects are eligible for inclusion if they meet the following inclusion criteria:

  • Men and women > 18 years of age
  • Written informed consent from the subject
  • Stable CAD
  • Stable medical condition, will be compliant and able to comply with the requirements of the protocol

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects must NOT meet any of the following exclusion criteria:
  • Planned CABG
  • Hospitalization for acute coronary syndrome if troponin level is >0.1 ng/mL in the preceding 6 weeks
  • Hospitalization for ST-segment acute myocardial infarction (STEMI) in the preceding 12 weeks
  • Subjects with chronic inflammatory disease (e.g., RA), inflammatory bowel disease, recent (12 weeks) systemic or localized infection (the latter requiring clinical intervention), or major surgery
  • hs-CRP >15 mg/L repeated on at least 2 occasions >24 hours apart due to non-cardiovascular systemic inflammatory conditions (e.g., rheumatoid disease)
  • Acute or chronic heart failure as defined by the NYHA classification as functional Class III or Class IV
  Contacts and Locations
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Sponsors and Collaborators
Anthera Pharmaceuticals
  More Information

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00455546     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AN-CVD-2221
Study First Received: March 30, 2007
Last Updated: February 1, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Anthera Pharmaceuticals:
Coronary
Artery
Atherosclerosis
Phospholipase
CAD

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Atherosclerosis
Coronary Artery Disease
Myocardial Ischemia
Coronary Disease
Arteriosclerosis
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases

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