Clinical Decision Rule Validation Study to Predict Low Recurrent Risk in Patients With Unprovoked Venous Thromboembolism (REVERSEII)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified September 2014 by Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Biomerieux
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00967304
First received: August 26, 2009
Last updated: September 8, 2014
Last verified: September 2014
  Purpose

The main objective of this study is to verify whether a new clinical decision rule identifying patients diagnosed with unprovoked blood clots who have a low risk of recurrence can safely stop oral anticoagulant therapy after 5-7 months of treatment.


Condition Intervention Phase
Idiopathic Venous Thromboembolism
Other: Application of the"Men continue and HER DOO2" rule
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: REVERSEII: Validation of the "Men and HERDOO2"- A Clinical Decision Rule to Identify Patients With "Unprovoked" Venous Thromboembolism Who Can Discontinue Anticoagulants After 6 Months of Treatment.

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Further study details as provided by Ottawa Hospital Research Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The primary study outcome is the incidence of adjudicated recurrent major VTE at 1 year in patients deemed by the "Men and HER DOO2" CDR to be at low risk of recurrent VTE. [ Time Frame: One year ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Any VTE 1 year event rate in low risk patients [ Time Frame: One year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Major bleeding 1 year event rate in un-anticoagulated low risk patients [ Time Frame: One year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Major VTE 1 year event rate in high risk patients who continue anticoagulant therapy [ Time Frame: One year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Major VTE 1 year event rate in high risk patients who discontinue anticoagulant therapy [ Time Frame: One year ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Major Bleeding 1 year event rate in high risk patients [ Time Frame: One year ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Clinical utility of the rule [ Time Frame: One year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Inter-observer reliability of the clinical decision rule [ Time Frame: One year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 3312
Study Start Date: November 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Discontinue OAT or AAA

Patients classified as being at low risk of recurrent VTE by the "HER DOO2"rule.

If the clinical decision rule indicates that a patient is at low recurrence risk (<3% per year); anticoagulant therapy will be withdrawn and the participant will then be followed for 1 year for any VTE recurrence and/or bleeding.

Other: Application of the"Men continue and HER DOO2" rule

Consecutive patients will have the"Men continue and HER DOO2" rule applied by the attending physician between 5 - 12 months after treatment for a first unprovoked objectively proven major VTE.

"Men continue and HER DOO2" rule: all men continue oral anticoagulants and women with 2 or more of the following features after 5-7 months of OAT should continue oral anticoagulants:1) HER - any Hyperpigmentation, Edema and Redness of either lower extremity, 2) Vidas D-dimer ≥250ug/L, 3) Obesity - BMI ≥30 kg/m2 and 4) Older age - Age ≥65 years.

Other Name: Clinical Decision Rule
No Intervention: 2 Observation arm

Men and patients classified as being at high risk of recurrent VTE by the "HER DOO2"rule.

If the clinical decision rule indicates that a patient is at high recurrence risk then the decision to continue or discontinue anticoagulant therapy will be left to the discretion of physicians and patients as per current standard of care and this decision recorded. High risk patients (females classified as being at high risk of recurrent VTE by the CDR, and all males) will then be followed as an observational cohort for 1 year for any VTE recurrence and/or bleeding.


Detailed Description:

Up to 50% of patients with a first episode of venous thromboembolism (VTE) have no identifiable cause (i.e. are unprovoked VTEs). The risk of recurrent VTE in this large group of patients with unprovoked VTE after 3-6 months of anticoagulant therapy is 5-10.8% in the year following discontinuation of oral anticoagulant therapy. One in six to one in twenty recurrences of a new VTE are fatal. Given the intermediate risks of recurrence in unselected unprovoked VTE patients, clinicians do not have clear guidance on whether to continue or discontinue anticoagulants in patients with unprovoked VTE. Recently attention has turned to the concept of risk stratification to identify subgroups of patients with unprovoked VTE who could safely discontinue oral anticoagulation therapy (OAT).

In the REVERSE I study, a clinical decision rule derivation study conducted from 2001 to 2006, we developed and internally validated the clinical decision rule "Men continue and HER DOO2" that identifies patients with a first unprovoked VTE who likely have a low risk of recurrent VTE and could safely discontinue OAT subsequent to 5-7 months of OAT. The present study will evaluate if the "Men continue and HER DOO2" rule (comprised of gender, elevated D-dimer levels, post-thrombotic signs, obesity, and older age) is safe, clinically useful, and reproducible when prospectively implemented in multiple centers and a variety of settings. If this clinical decision rule is validated, it will provide physicians with important information to allow them to more confidently identify unprovoked VTE patients at low risk of VTE recurrence who may not need to continue OAT.

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • First episode of major unprovoked VTE
  • VTE objectively proven
  • VTE treated for 5-12 months with anticoagulant therapy authorized for the REVERSE II study (initial or ongoing therapy)
  • Absence of recurrent VTE during the treatment period

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Less than 18 years of age
  • Patients who have already discontinued anticoagulant therapy
  • Patients requiring ongoing anticoagulation for reasons other than VTE
  • Being treated for a recurrent unprovoked VTE
  • Patients with high risk thrombophilia
  • patients who plan on using exogenous estrogen(OCP,HRT)if anticoagulant therapy is discontinued
  • Patients with pregnancy associated VTE
  • Geographically inaccessible for follow-up
  • Patients unable or unwilling to provide informed consent
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00967304

Contacts
Contact: Adele Pontone, MSc (Cand.) 613-737-8899 ext 73958 apontone@ohri.ca
Contact: Anne Marie Clement, RN 613-737-8899 ext 73389 amclement@ohri.ca

Locations
United States, California
UC Davis Recruiting
Santa Monica, California, United States
Contact: Ryan Rivers       ryan.rivers@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu   
Principal Investigator: Richard White, MD         
United States, Maine
Penobscot Bay Medical Center Recruiting
Rockport, Maine, United States
Contact: Caroline Knight, RN       cknight@penbayhealthcare.org   
Principal Investigator: Robert Stein, MD         
United States, North Carolina
Duke University Recruiting
Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27705
Principal Investigator: Thomas Ortel, MD         
Australia, New South Wales
Prince of Wales Hospital Recruiting
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Contact: Yvonne Cheung       yvonne.cheung@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au   
Principal Investigator: Tim Brighton, MD         
Belgium
CUB Hopital Erasme Recruiting
Brussels, Belgium
Contact: Serge Motte, MD       serge.motte@erasme.ulb.ac.be   
Principal Investigator: Serge Motte, MD         
Canada, Nova Scotia
CDHA-Queen Elizabeth II Health Science Centre Recruiting
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3H2Y9
Contact: Susan Pleasance, RN, BScN    902-473-7585    Susan.Pleasance@cdha.nshealth.ca   
Contact: Blaine Gallant         
Principal Investigator: David Anderson, MD         
Canada, Ontario
Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation Recruiting
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Contact: Pam Stevens, RN       stevenp@univmail.cis.mcmaster.ca   
Principal Investigator: Clive Kearson, MD         
Hamilton Health Sciences Center Recruiting
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Contact: Pamela Stevens, RN       stevepam@HHSC.ca   
Principal Investigator: Clive Kearon, M.D.         
Victoria Hospital Recruiting
London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 4G5
Contact: Roweena Corpuz       Roweena.Corpuz@LHSC.ON.CA   
Principal Investigator: Michael Kovacs, MD         
Ottawa Health Research Institute Recruiting
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1Y 4E9
Contact: Tammy Beaudoin    613-737-8899 ext 73958    tbeaudoin@ohri.ca   
Contact: Anne Marie Clement, RN    613-737-8899 ext 73389    amclement@ohri.ca   
Principal Investigator: Marc Rodger, MD, MSc         
University Health Network Recruiting
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Contact: Maria Dzyuba, RN       maria.dzyuba@uhn.ca   
Principal Investigator: Erik Yeo, MD         
Canada, Quebec
McGill University Health Centre Recruiting
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Contact: Barbara St. Jacques, RN       barbara.stjacques@muhc.mcgill.ca   
Principal Investigator: Susan Solymoss, MD         
SMBD Jewish General Hospital Recruiting
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3T 1E2
Contact: David Morrison         
Principal Investigator: Susan Kahn, MD, MSc         
Hopital Sacre Coeur Recruiting
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Contact: Caroline Chagnon, RN       caro.chagnon@gmail.com   
Principal Investigator: Isabelle Chagnon, MD         
St. Mary's Hospital - CHUM Recruiting
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Contact: Kathia Mendelew       kathia.mendelew@ssss.gouv.qc.ca   
Principal Investigator: Susan Solymoss, MD         
Canada, Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Drug Research Institute Recruiting
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, S7N 0W8
Principal Investigator: Otto Moodley, MD         
Canada
Hopital Enfant Jesus Recruiting
Quebec, Canada
Contact: Marisa Mocchiutti       marisa.mocchiutti.cha@ssss.gouv.gc.ca   
Principal Investigator: Christine Demers, MD         
France
Centre Hospitalier Regional Universitaire de Brest Recruiting
Brest, France
Principal Investigator: Gregoire Le Gal, MD         
India
Orange Lifesciences Recruiting
Nirmaya, India
Contact: Anshul Matthews       anshul@iprocess.net   
Principal Investigator: Pramod Joshi, MD         
Sahyadri Speciality Hospital Recruiting
Pune, India
Contact: Anshul Matthews       anshul@iprocess.net   
Principal Investigator: Advait Kothurkar, MD         
Shefali Centre Recruiting
Shefali, India
Contact: Anshul Matthews       anshul@iprocess.net   
Principal Investigator: Manish Raval, MD         
Jashvant Patel Clinic Recruiting
Surat, India
Contact: Anshul Matthews       anshul@iprocess.net   
Principal Investigator: Jashvant Patel, MD         
Switzerland
Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve Recruiting
Geneva, Switzerland
Principal Investigator: Marc Righini, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Biomerieux
Investigators
Study Chair: Marc Rodger, MD, MSc Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00967304     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2008039-01H
Study First Received: August 26, 2009
Last Updated: September 8, 2014
Health Authority: Canada: Ethics Review Committee

Keywords provided by Ottawa Hospital Research Institute:
Unprovoked Venous thromboembolism
Clinical decision rule
Anticoagulants
Recurrence
Prognostic
Risk stratification

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anticoagulants
Thromboembolism
Venous Thromboembolism
Venous Thrombosis
Embolism and Thrombosis
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Thrombosis
Hematologic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 30, 2014