A Study Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of QGE031 in Atopic Dermatitis Patients

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01552629
First received: January 26, 2012
Last updated: November 19, 2013
Last verified: November 2013
  Purpose

The study will assess the safety and efficacy of QGE031 in the treatment of moderate to severe atopic dermatitis patients. In addition, QGE031 levels in the blood will be measured and the effect of QGE031 on markers in the blood and skin will be evaluated. Comparisons of the effect of QGE31 will be made with placebo and also cyclosporine, a treatment already established as being effective in atopic dermatitis.


Condition Intervention Phase
Atopic Dermatitis
Drug: QGE031
Drug: Placebo
Drug: Cyclosporine A
Phase 2

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: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo Controlled, Parallel Group, Proof of Concept Study Evaluating the Efficacy, Safety, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of QGE031 in the Treatment of Patients With Moderate to Severe Atopic Dermatitis

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Further study details as provided by Novartis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in Eczema Area and Severity Index(EASI) [ Time Frame: baseline, 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Efficacy response will be assessed using EASI.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in Investigator Global Assessment (IGA) for atopic dermatitis [ Time Frame: 6 weeks, 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Participants dermatitis will be visually assessed and an IGA score will be determined by the Investigator using a prespecified evaluation criteria.

  • Number of participants with adverse events [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Adverse events will be determined by observation and non-leading questioning of patients, and by measuring safety parameters (electrocardiograms, clinical laboratory, blood pressure)

  • QGE031 plasma concentrations [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Blood samples will be collected on Day 1(predose),15, 29, 43, 57, 71, 85, 99, 113, 127, 141, 155, and 169 for determination of QGE031 serum levels


Enrollment: 22
Study Start Date: January 2012
Study Completion Date: August 2013
Primary Completion Date: August 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Group 1 QGE031
QGE031 will be administered as a subcutaneous dose q2 weeks
Drug: QGE031
Placebo Comparator: Group 2 Placebo
A QGE031 matched placebo will be administered as a subcutaneous dose q2 weeks
Drug: Placebo
Experimental: Group 3 Cyclosporine A
Cyclosporine A will be administered (as per label) for atopic dermatitis.
Drug: Cyclosporine A

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Key Inclusion criteria:

  1. Adult patients 18 to 65 years
  2. Presence of atopic dermatitis:

    Itchy skin condition in the past 12 months (must have), plus three, or more, of the following:

    • History of involvement of the skin creases (fronts of elbows, behind knees, fronts of ankles, around neck or around eyes)
    • Personal history of asthma or hay fever
    • History of generally dry skin in the past year
    • Onset before age of 2 years
    • Visible flexural dermatitis
  3. Patients with a Total IgE in the range of 30 to 5000 IU/mL inclusive.

Key Exclusion criteria:

  1. Pregnant or nursing (lactating) women
  2. Women of child-bearing potential unless they are using a highly effective method of birth control (as further defined in study protocol)
  3. Recent previous treatment with phototherapy, biological therapy, immunosupressive agents, such as cyclosporine A, azathioprine and mycophenolate (unless washout period applied, as defined in the study protocol)
  4. Treatment with drugs that induce or inhibit CYP3A4 and whose administration is known to affect the metabolism of cyclosporine
  5. Active or recent history of clinically significant infection.
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01552629

Locations
Austria
Novartis Investigative Site
Vienna, Austria
France
Novartis Investigative Site
Nice Cedex 3, France, 06202
Germany
Novartis Investigative Site
Bonn, Germany, 53105
Novartis Investigative Site
Kiel, Germany, 24105
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Investigators
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01552629     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CQGE031X2201, 2011-002112-84
Study First Received: January 26, 2012
Last Updated: November 19, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration
Austria: Bundesministerium für Gesundheit
France: Afssaps - Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Saint-Denis)

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Atopic dermatitis
Atopic eczema
Skin Diseases
QGE031

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dermatitis
Dermatitis, Atopic
Skin Diseases
Skin Diseases, Genetic
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Skin Diseases, Eczematous
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Hypersensitivity
Immune System Diseases
Cyclosporins
Cyclosporine
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antifungal Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Dermatologic Agents
Antirheumatic Agents

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