HRN 004- Peginterferon a-2a Plus Ribavirin for Chronic Hepatitis C Infection in HIV Infected Persons Who Have Failed to Achieve a Sustained Virologic Response Following Previous Interferon Therapy
Recruitment status was Active, not recruiting
|First Received Date ICMJE||September 20, 2005|
|Last Updated Date||October 24, 2005|
|Start Date ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Current Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE
||evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of Peginterferon a-2a plus Ribavirin for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C (CHC) infection in persons co-infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) who have failed to achieve a sustained virologi|
|Original Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Same as current|
|Change History||Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00215839 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site|
|Current Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE
|Original Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Same as current|
|Current Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Brief Title ICMJE||HRN 004- Peginterferon a-2a Plus Ribavirin for Chronic Hepatitis C Infection in HIV Infected Persons Who Have Failed to Achieve a Sustained Virologic Response Following Previous Interferon Therapy|
|Official Title ICMJE||A Multi-Center, Randomized, Open-Label, Phase IIIb Study Investigating the Safety and Efficacy of Peginterferon a-2a Plus Ribavirin for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C Infection in HIV Infected Persons Who Have Failed to Achieve a Sustained Virologic Response Following Previous Interferon Therapy|
Primary To evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of Peginterferon a-2a plus Ribavirin for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C (CHC) infection in persons co-infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) who have failed to achieve a sustained virologic response following previous interferon therapy.
All qualifying patients will enter the treatment phase and be dosed as follows:
Peginterferon a-2a 180mg by subcutaneous route once weekly plus
Patients with undetectable levels of HCV-RNA at Treatment Week 24 will continue on previously assigned Peginterferon a-2a plus Ribavirin combo-therapy for an additional 24 weeks. Patients with detectable levels of HCV-RNA will be randomized to Peginterferon a-2a mono-therapy or no treatment for 72 weeks.
All patients entering the study are required to have a baseline liver biopsy (within 18 months of study entry). Patients entering the 72-week randomized arm of the trial will have a post-study liver biopsy upon completion of the trial.
100 HIV infected adults with chronic hepatitis C infection who have failed to achieve a sustained virologic response following previous interferon therapy.
Dosage and Administration:
Combo-therapy: Peginterferon a-2a 180mg by subcutaneous route once weekly plus
Laboratory analysis, liver biopsies, quality of life assessments, and changes in Peginterferona-2a and Ribavirin dosages will be obtained.
|Detailed Description||Not Provided|
|Study Type ICMJE||Interventional|
|Study Phase||Phase 3|
|Study Design ICMJE||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Intervention ICMJE||Drug: Peginterferon a-2a plus Ribavirin|
|Study Arm (s)||Not Provided|
|Publications *||Not Provided|
* Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
|Recruitment Status ICMJE||Active, not recruiting|
|Enrollment ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Eligibility Criteria ICMJE||
To be eligible for this trial, patients must have documentation of the following:
4.2.1 Written informed consent specific to this protocol obtained prior to screening and willingness to participate in and comply with the study.
4.2.2 Male and female patients >18 years of age.
4.2.3 Detectable plasma HCV-RNA by RT-PCR or other assay (bDNA).
4.2.4 HCV genotype result must be available at screening (historical determinations of genotype are acceptable).
4.2.5 Evidence of HIV infection (reactive HIV antibody with Western blot confirmation).
4.2.6 Chronic liver disease consistent with chronic hepatitis C infection on a biopsy, as judged by a qualified pathologist, obtained within the past 18 months. For all participants, both the liver biopsy report and the biopsy specimen (both an H and E slide and a Trichrome slide) must be made available for review by the central pathologist.
4.2.7 Previous antiviral treatment with alfa interferon monotherapy or, or interferon alfa plus ribavirin combination therapy administered for at least 12 weeks with the failure to obtain a sustained virologic response.
4.2.8 No therapy with interferon or interferon plus ribavirin or other specific anti-HCV medications within 4 weeks of the screening.
4.2.9 Compensated liver disease with the following laboratory parameters at screening (results within 1 month of screening):
4.2.10 Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) within normal limits or thyroid disease under clinical control (within 3 months of screening)
4.2.11 Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) value within normal limits obtained within the prior year. For patients with results above the upper limit of normal but < 100 ng/mL both of the following are required:
4.2.12 CD4 T cell count and HIV RNA level (by RT-PCR) within 4 weeks of screening:
4.2.13 Stable antiretroviral regimen of FDA-approved agents for at least 4 weeks prior to baseline or has taken no antiretroviral agents within 4 weeks prior to baseline.
4.2.14 Reconfirmation and documentation that all sexually active female patients of childbearing potential are practicing adequate contraception (intrauterine device, oral contraceptives, progesterone implanted rods [Norplant], medroxyprogesterone acetate [Depo-Provera], surgical sterilization, barrier method [diaphragm + spermicide], or monogamous relationship with a male partner who has had a vasectomy or is using a condom + spermicide) during the treatment period and for 6 months after discontinuation of therapy. Female patients must not breast feed during the treatment period and for 6 months after discontinuation of therapy. A urine pregnancy test obtained at entry prior to the initiation of treatment must be negative.
4.2.15 Reconfirmation and documentation that sexually active male patients are practicing acceptable methods of contraception (vasectomy, use of a condom + spermicide, monogamous relationship with a female partner who practices an acceptable method of contraception) during the treatment period and for 6 months after discontinuation of therapy.
4.2.16 Anyone at high risk of coronary artery disease should have a stress test performed prior to entry. This would include, but not be limited to, patients over age 55 who have a history of ischemia or who have a significant history of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, obesity, smoking and/or strong family history of coronary artery disease. Patients with evidence of ischemia on resting or stress EKG, or a history of an arrhythmia, angina or a myocardial infarction within 12 months must be excluded.
Patients meeting any of the following criteria are not eligible for this trial:
4.3.1 Inability or unwillingness to provide written informed consent specific to this protocol or unwillingness to participate in and comply with the study.
4.3.2 Women with ongoing pregnancy or breast feeding.
4.3.3 Male partners of women who are pregnant.
4.3.4 Hypersensitivity to interferon or ribavirin.
4.3.5 Evidence of advanced liver disease such as a history of or presence of ascites, bleeding varices, or spontaneous encephalopathy.
4.3.6 Any other causes for chronic liver disease other than chronic hepatitis C.
4.3.7 Hemoglobinopathies (e.g., Thalassemia) or any other cause of hemolytic anemia.
4.3.8 Any known preexisting medical condition that could interfere with the patient’s participation in the protocol including: CNS trauma or active seizure disorders requiring medication; poorly controlled diabetes mellitus; serious pulmonary disease; immunologically-mediated diseases; gout; or any medical condition requiring, or likely to require during the course of the study, chronic systemic administration of steroids.
4.3.9 Patients with evidence of ischemia on stress testing (required for patients at risk of or with a history of coronary artery disease, ECG evidence of ischemia, an arrhythmia, cardiac failure, coronary surgery, uncontrolled hypertension, angina or a myocardial infarction within 12 months.
4.3.10 Active or acute HIV-related opportunistic infection.
4.3.11 Evidence of severe retinopathy (e.g. CMV retinitis, macular degeneration)
4.3.12 History of major organ transplantation with an existing functional graft (including Bone Marrow Transplants)
4.3.13 History of any systemic anti-neoplastic or immunomodulatory treatment (including supraphysiologic doses of steroids and radiation) £6 months prior to the first dose of study drug or the expectation that such treatment will be needed at any time during the study.
4.3.14 Concomitant medication with, rifampin/rifampicin, rifabutin, pyrazinamide, isoniazid, ganciclovir, thalidomide, oxymetholone (Anadrolâ), and immunomodulatory treatments (including supraphysiologic doses of steroids).
4.3.15 Evidence of alcohol and/or drug abuse within one year of entry. Patients on methadone programs are not excluded.
4.3.16 Inability to abstain from alcohol throughout the entire course of treatment and follow-up.
4.3.17 History of severe psychiatric disease, especially depression. Severe psychiatric disease is defined as treatment with an antidepressant medication or a major tranquilizer at therapeutic doses for major depression or psychosis, respectively, for at least 3 months at any previous time or any history of the following: a suicidal attempt, hospitalization for psychiatric disease, or a period of disability due to a psychiatric disease.
4.3.18 History or other evidence of severe illness or any other conditions which would make the patient, in the opinion of the investigator, unsuitable for the study.
|Ages||18 Years and older|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers||No|
|Contacts ICMJE||Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects|
|Location Countries ICMJE||United States|
|NCT Number ICMJE||NCT00215839|
|Other Study ID Numbers ICMJE||HRN 004|
|Has Data Monitoring Committee||Not Provided|
|Responsible Party||Not Provided|
|Study Sponsor ICMJE||Hepatitis Resource Network|
|Collaborators ICMJE||Hoffmann-La Roche|
|Information Provided By||Hepatitis Resource Network|
|Verification Date||September 2005|
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