Pegaptanib for Retinal Edema Secondary to Diabetic Vascular Disease(Preserve) Study (PRESERVE)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Valley Retina Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01486238
First received: December 2, 2011
Last updated: June 12, 2013
Last verified: June 2013
  Purpose

Intravitreal injections of pegaptanib every 4 weeks will be efficacious in treating Diabetic Macular Edema (DME), as compared to injections every 6 weeks.


Condition Intervention Phase
Diabetic Macular Edema
Drug: Macugen® pegaptanib sodium
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Pegaptanib for Retinal Edema Secondary to Diabetic Vascular Disease(Preserve) Study

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Further study details as provided by Valley Retina Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportion of Subjects Who Gain Two or More Lines in Best Corrected Visual Acuity(BCVA) Score in the Study Eye Compared With Baseline. [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The primary efficacy outcome measure is the proportion of subjects who gain two or more lines in BCVA score in the Study Eye compared with baseline at 24 weeks. The BCVA is to be measured using the Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS) protocol.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Mean Change From Baseline at Week 24 in Central Foveal Thickness [ Time Frame: 24 Weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) will be used to assess the central foveal thickness of each patient. The mean change from baseline to week 24 will be calculated for each patient.

  • Proportion of Subjects Requiring Macular Laser Treatment at Week 12 and Week 24. [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    There is a possibility that some subjects may not respond to the study treatment to which they have been assigned. Macular laser treatment is considered an alternative treatment for retinal edema. A lower proportion of subjects requiring macular laser treatment would indicate a superior treatment regimen.

    This will be assessed at week 12, and again at week 24.



Enrollment: 72
Study Start Date: April 2009
Study Completion Date: October 2011
Primary Completion Date: July 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: IVMac q6 Arm
Patients assigned to IVMac q6 will receive a total of 4 intravitreal Macugen® injections administered at 6week intervals beginning on Day 0 and ending at Week 18. Macugen® injection will be administered as described in the package insert.
Drug: Macugen® pegaptanib sodium

Patients assigned to either arm (IVMac q4 and IVMac q6) will receive 0.3 milligrams (mg) of pegaptanib sodium delivered by intravitreal injection administered.

Patients assigned to IVMac q4 will receive a total of 6 intravitreal Macugen® injections administered at 4 week intervals beginning on Day 0 and ending at Week 20. Patients assigned to IVMac q6 will receive a total of 4 intravitreal Macugen® injections administered at 6 week intervals beginning on Day 0 and ending at Week 18. Each Macugen® injection will be administered as described in the package insert.

Other Name: Macugen® (pegaptanib sodium)
Experimental: IVMac q4 Arm
Patients assigned to IVMac q4 will receive a total of 6 intravitreal Macugen® injections administered at 4 week intervals beginning on Day 0 and ending at Week 20. Macugen® injection will be administered as described in the package insert.
Drug: Macugen® pegaptanib sodium

Patients assigned to either arm (IVMac q4 and IVMac q6) will receive 0.3 milligrams (mg) of pegaptanib sodium delivered by intravitreal injection administered.

Patients assigned to IVMac q4 will receive a total of 6 intravitreal Macugen® injections administered at 4 week intervals beginning on Day 0 and ending at Week 20. Patients assigned to IVMac q6 will receive a total of 4 intravitreal Macugen® injections administered at 6 week intervals beginning on Day 0 and ending at Week 18. Each Macugen® injection will be administered as described in the package insert.

Other Name: Macugen® (pegaptanib sodium)

Detailed Description:

This is a 24 week clinical study which will be double-masked. Subjects will be randomly assigned 2:1 to Macugen® every 4 weeks (IVMac q4 arm) or Macugen® every 6 weeks (IVMac q6 arm). If both eyes are eligible, then one eye will be randomized into the trial. Fellow eyes of patients with two eligible eyes will be monitored and treated with standard clinical care. If sufficient fellow eyes are treated, this will provide an internal control group for direct comparison of the Macugen® treated study eyes versus the fellow eyes. Both study eyes and fellow eyes will be assessed in the same fashion at every time point during this study.

Each site is to have at least one Unmasked investigator to perform the study injections and one Masked investigator to perform study evaluations and assess adverse events. Roles cannot be reversed after study treatment for a given subject has begun.

Patients assigned to IVMac q4 will receive a total of 6 intravitreal Macugen® injections administered at 4 week intervals beginning on Day 0 and ending at Week 20. Patients assigned to IVMac q6 will receive a total of 4 intravitreal Macugen® injections administered at 6 week intervals beginning on Day 0 and ending at Week 18. Each Macugen® injection will be administered as described in the package insert.

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Subjects must have macular edema that involves the center of the macula with corresponding leakage on fluorescein angiogram.
  2. Foveal thickness of at least 250 microns (OCT center point thickness), with a standard deviation of the center point of <10%, an OCT signal strength of > 5, and properly drawn ILM and RPE borders.
  3. Best corrected distance visual acuity in the study eye must 137 be a letter score between 70 and 20 inclusive (20/40 to 20/400 Snellen equivalents).
  4. Clear ocular media and adequate pupillary dilatation to permit good quality stereoscopic fundus photography.
  5. Intraocular pressure (IOP) of 21 mmHg or less (local anti-hypertensive medication of any duration permitted).
  6. The treating ophthalmologist should be comfortable that focal laser (direct and grid as needed) can be deferred for at least 18 weeks in the study eye, even though focal laser is indicated.
  7. Type I, or Type II diabetic subjects, of both genders, and aged 18 years.
  8. Women must be using effective contraception, be post-menopausal for at least 12 months prior to trial entry, or surgically sterile. All women of childbearing potential must have a negative serum pregnancy test at baseline and negative urine pregnancy tests immediately prior to each injection and use two effective forms of contraception during the trial and for at least 60 days following the last dose of pegaptanib sodium.
  9. Ability to provide written informed consent.
  10. Ability to return for all study visits.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Eyes in which panretinal photocoagulation is needed now or is likely to be needed within the next 6 months.
  2. Eyes that have active PDR with high risk characteristics (HRC) as defined by the DRS:

    1. Mild neovascularization of the disc (NVD) of at least 1/3 disc area as shown in standard photograph 10A of the DRS.
    2. Moderate neovascularization of the retina elsewhere (NVE) of at least 1/2 disc area as shown in standard photograph 7 of the DRS.
  3. Presence of any abnormality that is likely to confound assessment of visual acuity improvement in eyes in which macular edema resolves, or improves, such as non-perfusion for >1 disc area involving the foveal avascular zone, epiretinal membrane associated with signs of contraction and/or significant opacification, or presence of chorioretinal atrophy involving the center of the macula.
  4. Vitreomacular traction determined clinically and/or by OCT, which, in the investigator's opinion, contributes to the macular edema (or causes associated foveal detachment), and would preclude improvement with pegaptanib sodium
  5. Any other cause of macular edema such as vitreous extension, or entrapment to anterior segment wound, or any retinal vein occlusion involving the macula.
  6. Any subfoveal hard exudates, or RPE atrophy; or any present evidence, or past documentation of a foveal cyst (by fundus examination, FA or OCT).
  7. Previous treatment with intravitreal corticosteroids in the study eye within 3 months of Day 0 visit.
  8. Previous treatment with intravitreal anti-angiogenic drugs in the study eye within 3 months of Day 0 visit.
  9. Previous PRP laser treatment in the study eye within 90 days of Day 0 visit.
  10. Subjects who have received YAG laser or peripheral retinal cryoablation or laser retinopexy (for retinal tears only), or focal photocoagulation within the previous 16 weeks.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01486238

Locations
United States, Texas
Valley Retina Institute,PA
McAllen, Texas, United States, 78503
Sponsors and Collaborators
Valley Retina Institute
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Victor Gonzalez, Dr. Valley Retina Institute
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Valley Retina Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01486238     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PRESERVE
Study First Received: December 2, 2011
Results First Received: April 2, 2013
Last Updated: June 12, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Valley Retina Institute:
Diabetic Macular Edema

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetic Angiopathies
Macular Edema
Edema
Vascular Diseases
Macular Degeneration
Retinal Degeneration
Retinal Diseases
Eye Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Cardiovascular Diseases
Diabetes Complications
Diabetes Mellitus
Endocrine System Diseases

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