A Study to Assess Safety and Efficacy of ELAD in Subjects With Acute Alcoholic Hepatitis Who Have Failed Steroid Therapy

This study is not yet open for participant recruitment.
Verified October 2013 by Vital Therapies, Inc.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Vital Therapies, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01829347
First received: April 8, 2013
Last updated: October 14, 2013
Last verified: October 2013

April 8, 2013
October 14, 2013
December 2013
February 2015   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Overall survival at Day 91 [ Time Frame: Study Day 1 through Study Day 91 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
Overall survival of subjects will be assessed from study randomization (Day 1) through Study Day 91.
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A Study to Assess Safety and Efficacy of ELAD in Subjects With Acute Alcoholic Hepatitis Who Have Failed Steroid Therapy
A Randomized, Open-Label, Multicenter, Controlled Study to Assess Safety and Efficacy of ELAD® in Subjects With Acute Alcoholic Hepatitis (AAH) Who Have Failed Steroid Therapy

The purpose of this study is to determine if treatment with the ELAD system is safe and effective in patients with acute alcoholic hepatitis.

Patients with acute alcoholic hepatitis (AAH) are often treated with steroids as soon as their diagnosis is confirmed. This study is to assess therapy with the ELAD system in patients where the steroid treatment is not working. ELAD treatment is done continuously for up to 10 days in addition to standard of care treatment. The Control group (those chosen not to receive ELAD treatment) will also get standard of care treatment. Standard of care is defined as the usual care for diet, medications, treatment of complications that may arise, etc. for AAH patients.

Interventional
Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Acute Alcoholic Hepatitis
  • Biological: ELAD
    ELAD is an extracorporeal system that runs blood(plasma) through liver cells outside the body.
    Other Name: Liver assist system
  • Other: Standard of Care treatment
    Standard of care is predefined treatment for AAH complications (ascites, hepatic encephalopathy, varices, etc.)
    Other Name: Usual treatment for the disease
  • Experimental: ELAD (plus Standard of Care)
    ELAD is a cellular, extracorporeal, liver assist system. Standard of care is predefined treatment for AAH complications (ascites, hepatic encephalopathy, varices, etc.)
    Interventions:
    • Biological: ELAD
    • Other: Standard of Care treatment
  • Standard of Care (Control)
    Standard of care is predefined treatment for AAH complications (ascites, hepatic encephalopathy, varices, etc.)
    Intervention: Other: Standard of Care treatment
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Not yet recruiting
120
November 2015
February 2015   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age ≥ 18 ;
  • Total bilirubin ≥ 8 mg/dL;
  • A clinical diagnosis of acute alcoholic hepatitis (AAH), confirmed by liver biopsy;
  • Subject must have failed steroid therapy according to Lille protocol (Lille score > 0.45) after at least 7 and not more than 9 days of steroid therapy.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Platelet count < 50,000/mm3;
  • International Normalization Ratio (INR) > 3.0;
  • Evidence of infection unresponsive to antibiotics;
  • Evidence of more than one steroid regimen during this episode of liver failure;
  • Hospital admission for any episodes of liver decompensation within the past 2 months;
  • On mechanical ventilation;
  • Evidence of hemodynamic instability;
  • Evidence of active bleeding or of major hemorrhage;
  • Evidence of variceal bleeding within 7 days of Screening;
  • Evidence of occlusive portal vein thrombosis, or evidence of bile duct obstruction;
  • Evidence by physical exam, history, or laboratory evaluation of significant concomitant disease with expected life expectancy of less than 3 months;
  • Chronic end-stage renal disease requiring chronic hemodialysis for more than 8 weeks (not classified as hepatorenal syndrome);
  • Uncontrolled seizures;
  • Positive serologies for viral hepatitis B or C;
  • Pregnancy or lactation;
  • Participation in another investigational drug, biologic, or device study within one month of enrollment, except for observational studies;
  • Previous liver transplant;
  • Previous participation in a clinical trial involving ELAD;
  • Foreseeable eligibility for liver transplant during the 90-day study period;
  • Has a Do Not Resuscitate or a Do Not Intubate (DNR/DNI) directive (or local equivalent) or any other Advanced Directive limiting Standard of Care in place;
  • Inability to provide an address for follow-up home health visits

And other inclusion/exclusion criteria

Both
18 Years and older
No
Contact: Robert Ashley 520-289-3236 rashley@vitaltherapies.copm
Contact: George Pool 858-673-6840 gpool@vitaltherapies.com
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NCT01829347
VTI-210
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Vital Therapies, Inc.
Vital Therapies, Inc.
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Study Director: Jan Stange, MD Vital Therapies, Inc.
Vital Therapies, Inc.
October 2013

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