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A Proof of Concept Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Ustekinumab in Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HiTS)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Janssen-Cilag B.V.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Barbara Horváth, Principal Investigator, University Medical Centre Groningen Identifier:
First received: August 7, 2012
Last updated: June 13, 2013
Last verified: June 2013

The purpose of this study is to determine whether ustekinumab is effective in the treatment of moderate to severe hidradenitis suppurativa.

Condition Intervention Phase
Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Drug: Ustekinumab
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Prospective Proof of Concept Study to Evaluate the Potential Efficacy of Ustekinumab in Patients With Moderate to Severe Hidradenitis Suppurativa (Acne Ectopica)

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Further study details as provided by University Medical Centre Groningen:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in Sartorius score [ Time Frame: 76 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Clinical response is defined as an improvement of the Sartorius score of at least 50%

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: May 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Ustekinumab Drug: Ustekinumab
subcutaneous injections of 45 mg or 90 mg (if the participant weighs more than 100 kg) on weeks 0 - 4 - 16 - 28
Other Name: Stelara


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years or older
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa Hurley stage II or III
  • No response to conventional local and oral antibiotics, or immunnesuppressive medication, or TNF-alpha inhibitors or surgery
  • The patient has to be able to complete a dutch questionnaire
  • Informed consent must be obtained

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not able to complete a Dutch questionnaire
  • Pregnancy or breast feeding
  • Active hepatitis B or C infection, HIV or tuberculosis
  • Treatment with biologics or other immunosuppressive medicine in the previous 3 months
  • Malignancies in the last 10 years with the exception of basal cell carcinoma
  • Demyelinating disorders
  • Heart failure
  • Known allergy to ustekinumab or to its preservatives
  • Live vaccins in the next 3 months Sever liver or renal failure
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01704534

University Medical Centre Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands, 9700RB
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Medical Centre Groningen
Janssen-Cilag B.V.
Principal Investigator: Barbara Horváth, MD-PhD University Medical Centre Groningen
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Barbara Horváth, Principal Investigator, MD PhD, University Medical Centre Groningen Identifier: NCT01704534     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 662507, 2011-002091-16
Study First Received: August 7, 2012
Last Updated: June 13, 2013
Health Authority: Netherlands: Medical Ethics Review Committee (METC)

Keywords provided by University Medical Centre Groningen:
Hidradenitis suppurativa
Acne ectopica
Inverse acne

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Bacterial Infections
Skin Diseases
Skin Diseases, Bacterial
Skin Diseases, Infectious
Sweat Gland Diseases processed this record on November 27, 2014