Patterns of Early Hepatitis C Virus Decline Predict the Outcome of Interferon Therapy (sIFN-pred2)

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Verified January 2013 by First Hospital of Jilin University
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Junqi Niu, First Hospital of Jilin University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01760148
First received: September 8, 2012
Last updated: January 1, 2013
Last verified: January 2013
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to validate the first round HCV early dynamics discovery within a larger population.


Condition Intervention
Hepatitis C, Chronic
Liver Diseases
Interferon Deficiency
Drug: interferon alpha 2b

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Study of Parameters of Early Hepatitis C Virus Dynamics for Predicting the Outcome of Standard Interferon Therapy With Chinese Cohort (Second Phase)

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Further study details as provided by First Hospital of Jilin University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Absolute Blood HCV RNA Copies at designed time points [ Time Frame: 0hr,24hr,1wk,2wk,4wk,6wk,12wk,24wk,48wk,72wk ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Blood HCV RNA copies were assayed with Roche - COBAS® AmpliPrep/COBAS® TaqMan® HCV Test.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • IL-28B polymorphism [ Time Frame: Baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    IL28 gene polymorphism,rs8099917,rs12979860,etc

  • HCV genotype [ Time Frame: Baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    HCV NS5A is cloned into T vector and sequenced for evolutionary analysis.

  • Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) and Aspartate transaminase (AST) [ Time Frame: Baseline,4wk,12wk,24wk,48wk ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    ALT AST are assayed to detect the hepatic function.

  • Fibrosis stage [ Time Frame: Baseline,4wk,12wk,24wk,48wk ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Fibrosis is analyzed with Fibroscan.

  • Regular blood test [ Time Frame: Baseline,4wk,12wk,24wk,48wk ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The distribution and absolute count of the different types of blood cells are assayed.

  • Electrocardiography [ Time Frame: Baseline,4wk,12wk,24wk,48wk ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Electrocardiography is taken to avoid severe side effects.

  • Alcohol ,smoking condition [ Time Frame: Baseline,4wk,12wk,24wk,48wk ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Patients are asked whether they take alcohol or smoke cigarettes during the therapy period.

  • Drug abuse history [ Time Frame: Baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Patients will be asked about their drug usage history.


Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

Blood serum,Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC)


Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: July 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Interferon and ribavirin
All the patients followed the standard treatment protocol.
Drug: interferon alpha 2b

Interferon:dosage,5 million units/person;frequency,every other day (qod);duration,48 weeks;Subcutaneous injection.

Ribavirin: dosage,15mg/kg/day;frequency,three times a day (t.i.d);duration,48 weeks;take orally.

Other Names:
  • Other Names:IFN+Ribavirin
  • Generic: Recombinant Human Interferon alpha-2b,Ribavirin
  • Brand: Kaiyinyisheng,Weilake
  • FDA Approval number:S20030032,H10940157

Detailed Description:

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection rate in China is about 3%, which means about 30 million patients. Combination therapy of ribavirin and interferons (IFN) is the standard clinical treatment of HCV chronical infections. However, overall rate of sustained virological response (SVR) still do not exceed 60% even with ribavirin and peg-IFN. Due to several virus- and patient-related factors, treatment is even less successful in certain populations, especially in HCV genotype 1 infection. Thus the standard therapy duration is optimized according to the virus genotype in the clinical practice. Nowadays, two direct antiviral agents (DAAs) have been approved by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of USA this year, which increases the SVR rate. However, high price, side effects and long duration render people to hesitate about the addition of the third drug in the traditional prescription.

Predicting the outcome of traditional therapy is the cornerstone of the personalized therapy for HCV infected patients. In order to obtain an accurate prediction, different methods have been tried. Several indicators have been suggested to predict the final treatment outcomes. Rapid Virus Response (RVR), which indicates the non-detectable virus at the forth week since therapy starts, has been used to predict the final treatment outcome.Other indicators, including virus genotype, host genotype of IL-28B, human race and interferon stimulated genes (ISG) expression have also been shown to relate to and be able to predict the treatment outcomes to some extent. Here the investigators propose that the HCV virus dynamics analysis will give a more precise prediction for the therapy outcome.

The general idea is that blood HCV titration data is obtained continuously in the early treatment period (first 2 weeks) of the patients who have strictly followed the therapy method. These titration data will be used to draw virus dynamics curve and calculate the corresponding parameters individually. The parameter(s) that can distinguish patients who reach the therapy evaluation standard from those who failed to reach the evaluation standard will be selected out, and such parameter(s) may be used to predict the therapy outcome of a new patient in the early stage of his/her treatment.

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients are from the northeast of China. Most of the patients have been infected by the hepatitis c virus due to the drug abuse. Many of them share the same syringe for drug intravenous injection. However, HIV infection has been rarely detected.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Serologic evidence of chronic hepatitis C infection by an anti-HCV antibody test
  • Serum HCV-RNA > 3 log IU/ml
  • Has been infected by HCV for more than 6 months
  • ALT,AST have been elevated continuously, inflammation and necrosis have been observed according to the histology diagnosis (G>=2),modest liver fibrosis (S>=2)For those patients whose ALT are normal,treatment accord to the liver biopsy. If obvious fibrosis has been detected (S2,S3),treatment should be done.For those S0,S1 stage patients, treatment could be delayed, but ALT/AST should be assayed every 3-6 months.
  • Compensated liver disease
  • Patients have never been treated with traditional interferon plus ribavirin or peginterferon plus ribavirin

Exclusion Criteria:

-

History:

  • Has history of decompensated liver diseases
  • Has been treated with other anti-virus drugs,or anti-tumor drugs,immuno-suppression drugs
  • Has a history of autoimmune hepatitis
  • History of a severe seizure disorder or current anticonvulsant use
  • History or other evidence of a medical condition associated with chronic liver disease other than HCV which would make the patient, in the opinion of the investigator, unsuitable for the study (e.g., hemochromatosis, autoimmune hepatitis, metabolic liver disease, alcoholic liver disease, toxin exposures)
  • Patients with documented or presumed coronary artery disease or cerebrovascular disease should not be enrolled if, in the judgment of the investigator, an acute decrease in hemoglobin by up to 4g/dL (as may be seen with ribavirin therapy) would not be well-tolerated
  • History of thyroid disease poorly controlled on prescribed medications, elevated thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) concentrations with elevation of antibodies to thyroid peroxidase and any clinical manifestations of thyroid disease

Current condition:

  • Pregnant women or women during the lactation period
  • Co-infected with hepatitis b virus or human immunodeficiency virus
  • Liver cancer or alpha-fetoprotein > 100ng/ml
  • Blood neutrophils count < 1500/mm3, or platelets count < 90000/mm3
  • Female hemoglobin <11.5g/dL, male hemoglobin <12.5g/dL
  • Blood creatinine > 1.5 ULN
  • Have severe mental diseases,especially depression
  • Severe pulmonary dysfunction
  • Severe cardiovascular disease
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Uncontrolled thalassemia
  • Evidence of alcohol abuse (alcohol consumption>40 g/day)
  • Unwillingness to provide informed consent or abide by the requirements of the study
  • Local or System malignancy unstable status
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01760148

Contacts
Contact: Chen Yang, PhD +8615221296266 yangch@zoho.com
Contact: Xiumei Chi, PhD +862154921375 xiumeichi@hotmail.com

Locations
China, Jilin
First Hospital Jilin University Recruiting
Changchun, Jilin, China, 130061
Contact: Yu Pan , PhD/MD    0431-88782120    panyu20000@yahoo.com.cn   
Contact: Xiumei Chi , PhD/MD    0431-88782222    xiumeichi@hotmail.com   
Principal Investigator: Yu Pan, PhD/MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Junqi Niu
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Investigators
Study Chair: Bing Sun, Doctor Chinese Academy of Sciences
Study Director: Chen Yang, Doctor Chinese Academy of Sciences
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:

Responsible Party: Junqi Niu, Dr, First Hospital of Jilin University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01760148     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2012ZX10002007, 2009ZX10004-105-jida02, 2008ZX10002-014-jida02
Study First Received: September 8, 2012
Last Updated: January 1, 2013
Health Authority: China: Ministry of Science and Technology
China: National Natural Science Foundation
China: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by First Hospital of Jilin University:
Hepatitis C Virus
HCV
Interferon
Prediction
SVR
Sustained Virus Response

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hepatitis
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C, Chronic
Liver Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Enterovirus Infections
Flaviviridae Infections
Hepatitis, Chronic
Hepatitis, Viral, Human
Picornaviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Interferon-alpha
Interferons
Ribavirin
Anti-Infective Agents
Antimetabolites
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Immunologic Factors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Therapeutic Uses

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