An Efficacy and Safety Study of Hydromorphone Oral Osmotic System (OROS) in Korean Participants With Cancer Pain

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Janssen Korea, Ltd., Korea
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00766831
First received: October 3, 2008
Last updated: September 13, 2013
Last verified: September 2013
  Purpose

The purpose of this is study to evaluate improvement of sleep disorder caused by cancer pain after the administration of Hydromorphone Oral Osmotic System (OROS) in Korean participants with cancer.


Condition Intervention Phase
Cancer Pain
Drug: Hydromorphone
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Hydromorphone OROS in Korean Cancer Patients: Evaluation of Its Clinical Usefulness in Improvement of Sleep Disturbance

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Further study details as provided by Janssen Korea, Ltd., Korea:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage of Treatment Response in Sleep Disturbance Caused by Cancer Pain [ Time Frame: Day 15 or Early withdrawal ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Percentage of treatment response in sleep disturbance caused by cancer pain was reported. Treatment response in sleep disturbance was measured by Numeric Rating Scale (NRS) ranging from 0=no disturbance to 10=extreme disturbance.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Sleep Disturbance Questionnaire: Analgesic Administration [ Time Frame: Baseline and Day 15 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The Investigator evaluated sleep disturbance through the participant's answers to below question in "yes" or "no" response: 'Did you need to take an analgesic for pain relief in order to go to sleep last night?'

  • Sleep Disturbance Questionnaire: Frequency of Waking Up [ Time Frame: Baseline and Day 15 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The Investigator evaluated sleep disturbance through the participant's answers to below question: How many times did you wake up while sleeping late night (frequency [once, 2 times, 3 times, 4 times, 5 times, couldn't fall asleep at all] of waking up due to pain last night).

  • Sleep Disturbance Questionnaire: Wake up Due to Unbearable Pain [ Time Frame: Baseline and Day 15 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The Investigator evaluated sleep disturbance through the participant's answers to below question in "yes" or "no" response: 'Did you wake up because of unbearable pain this morning?'

  • Korean Brief Pain Inventory (K-BPI) Questionnaire Score [ Time Frame: Baseline and Day 15 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    K-BPI is a questionnaire designed to measure the degree of pain severity and the impact of pain in performing daily routines. K-BPI comprises of 9 items out of which 6 items were assessed. Score of each item ranges from 0 to 10, where 0=no pain/impact and 10=severe pain/impact. The 6 items that were assessed are: a) level of pain worst in last 24 hours; b) level of pain weakest in last 24 hours; c) level of pain average in last 24 hours; d) level of pain right now; e) how much pain reduced with the therapy taken; sixth item was further classified into 7 categories: i) general activities ii) mood iii) ambulatory ability iv) routine works v) interpersonal relation vi) sleep vii) life enjoyment.

  • Participant's Pain Intensity [ Time Frame: Baseline and Day 15 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Participant's pain intensity was measured using NRS ranging from 0=no pain to 10=unimaginable extreme pain. Participants maintained pain diary for 3 days before Baseline until Day 15 and pain intensity was measured twice daily (morning and afternoon). Here average pain intensity is reported. Average pain intensity was calculated as mean of morning pain intensity and evening pain intensity for each baseline and Day 15.

  • Number of Times the Short-Acting Opioid Analgesic Administered for Breakthrough Pain [ Time Frame: Baseline and Day 15 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The participants recorded the frequency of short acting opioid analgesic taken for treating breakthrough pain among the pains suffered by the participants. Here frequency means number of times the short-acting opioid analgesic administered for breakthrough pain from baseline to Day 15

  • Number of Participants With Each Grade of Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status Score [ Time Frame: Baseline and Day 15 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The ECOG performance status was used to evaluate participant's disease progression and the effect of the disease on the participant's activities of daily living. ECOG performance status score ranges from Grade 0 to 4, where Grade 0=Fully active, Grade 1=restricted in physically strenuous activity but ambulatory and able to carry out work of a light or sedentary nature, Grade 2=ambulatory and capable of all self-care but unable to carry out any work activities, Grade 3=capable of only limited self-care, confined to bed or chair, and Grade 4=completely disabled.

  • Number of Participants With Clinical Global Impression-Improvement (CGI-Improvement) Score [ Time Frame: Day 15 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The CGI-Improvement score evaluates how much the participant's condition is improved compared to Baseline. The score ranges from 1 to 7, where 1=improved very much, 2=Improved much, 3=Improved a little, 4=No change, 5=Aggravated a little,6=Aggravated much and 7=aggravated very much.

  • Number of Participants in Each Category of Global Assessment of Overall Efficacy of Study Drug Assessed by Participants [ Time Frame: Day 15 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Participants evaluated overall efficacy of study drug according to the rating of 1=not effective, 2=average, 3=effective, 4=very effective and 5=extremely effective.

  • Number of Participants in Each Category of Global Assessment of Overall Efficacy of Study Drug Assessed by Investigators [ Time Frame: Day 15 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Investigator evaluated overall efficacy of study drug according to the rating of 1=not effective, 2=average, 3=effective, 4=very effective and 5=extremely effective.

  • Percentage of Participants Who Preferred the Oral Long-Action Opioids Analgesic or Study Drug [ Time Frame: Day 15 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Participant's preferences between the oral long-action opioids analgesic and the study drug was reported.

  • Percentage of Participants With Different Reasons for Their Preference for Oral Long-Action Opioids Analgesic or Study Drug [ Time Frame: Day 15 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Participants reasons for preference between the long acting oral opioid analgesic and the study drug administered were reported. Reasonos for preferences were "I experienced a certain pain relief effect during the administration of the drug", "I didn't wake up due to pain while sleeping", "It was more convenient because the number of administrations was reduced", "I could reduce the administration of short acting narcotic analgesic to treat breakthrough pain" and "other".


Enrollment: 190
Study Start Date: October 2008
Study Completion Date: June 2010
Primary Completion Date: June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Hydromorphone OROS
Participants will receive hydromorphone OROS (8 milligram [mg] up to greater than or equal to 32 mg) once daily for 2 weeks, in a dose adjusted according to previously administered strong oral opioid analgesic (dose with equivalent analgesic effect; hydromorphone OROS dose: oral morphine dose=1:5) hydromorphone OROS will be continued as per Investigator's discretion for additional 84 days of extension phase.
Drug: Hydromorphone
Participants will receive hydromorphone OROS (8 milligram [mg] to greater than or equal to 32 mg) once daily for 2 weeks, in a dose adjusted according to previously administered strong oral opioid analgesic (dose with equivalent analgesic effect; hydromorphone OROS dose: oral morphine dose=1:5) hydromorphone OROS will be continued as per Investigator's discretion for additional 84 days of extension phase.
Other Name: Jurnista

Detailed Description:

This is an open-label (all people know the identity of the intervention), multi-center (conducted in more than 1 center), prospective (study following participants forward in time) dose-ascending study to evaluate the clinical usefulness of hydromorphone OROS in improvement of sleep disturbance caused by cancer pain.Total duration of study will be 3 weeks. The study consists of 3 phases: Screening phase (up to 1 week), Treatment phase (2 weeks), and Extension phase (12 weeks). The study will include 6 visits: Day -7, Day 1, Day 15, Day 43, Day 71, and Day 99. During screening phase, potential participants will receive strong oral (long acting) opioid analgesic (for 7 days) until Day 1 and the participants will be evaluated for participation in clinical study on Day 1. During treatment phase, participants will receive hydromorphone OROS (8 milligram [mg] to greater than or equal to 32 mg), once daily for 2 weeks, and the dose will be adjusted every 2 days from Day 3 at the Investigator's discretion and according to the strong oral (long acting) opioid analgesic administered from screening phase to Day 1 (the initial dose of the study drug will be determined by converting the dose of the previously administered analgesic to that of the daily dose of oral morphine with the equivalent analgesic effect to the study drug [dose with equivalent analgesic effect; Hydromorphone OROS dose: oral morphine dose =1:5]). Participants who completed treatment phase and suffer from continuing cancer pain will be enrolled to extension phase and study drug will be administered as per Investigator discretion for 99 days. Participants primarily will be evaluated for improvement in sleep disturbance measured by Korean Brief Pain Inventory (KBPI). Participants' safety will be monitored throughout the study.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Participants who are currently receiving strong opioid analgesic (drug used to control pain) for their cancer pain management
  • Participants whose arithmetical mean of sleep disturbance caused by pain measured with Numeric Rating Scale for 3 days before Visit 2 (Day 1) is equal to or greater than 4 points
  • Participants who are able, in the opinion of Investigator, to comply fully with the trial requirements including completion of the Korean-Brief Pain Inventory
  • Participants who have signed an informed consent form

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participants with pain who are not likely to response to opioid analgesics
  • Participants who are intolerant or hypersensitive to hydromorphone
  • Participants with the following digestive tract diseases which is serious enough to interfere action of an oral analgesic; diseases which can affect absorption and transit of oral drugs such as dysphagia (trouble swallowing), vomiting, no bowel movement, intestinal obstruction, serious intestinal stenosis (narrowing of a duct, tube, or 1 of the valves in the heart), etc
  • Female participants of childbearing potential who are pregnant or lactating, seeking pregnancy, or failing to take adequate contraceptive precautions
  • Participants in whom the risks of treatment with morphine/hydromorphone outweigh the potential benefits, including such risk categories as raised intracranial pressure, hypotension, hypothyroidism, asthma, compromised respiratory function compromised liver function, convulsive (an involuntary contraction or series of contractions of the voluntary muscles) disorder and Addison disease (disorder that occurs when the adrenal glands do not produce enough of their hormones)
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Sponsors and Collaborators
Janssen Korea, Ltd., Korea
Investigators
Study Director: Janssen Korea, Ltd. Clinical Trial Janssen Korea, Ltd.
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Janssen Korea, Ltd., Korea
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00766831     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CR014806, HYD-KOR-4002
Study First Received: October 3, 2008
Results First Received: June 19, 2013
Last Updated: September 13, 2013
Health Authority: Korea: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Janssen Korea, Ltd., Korea:
Cancer pain
Hydromorphone OROS
Jurnista

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Analgesics, Opioid
Hydromorphone
Narcotics
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Analgesics
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Therapeutic Uses

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