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Oral Direct Factor Xa Inhibitor Rivaroxaban in Patients With Acute Symptomatic Pulmonary Embolism - The EINSTEIN PE Study

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bayer
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00439777
First received: February 23, 2007
Last updated: January 25, 2014
Last verified: January 2014
Results First Received: November 22, 2012  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Open Label;   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition: Pulmonary Embolism
Interventions: Drug: Rivaroxaban (Xarelto, BAY59-7939)
Drug: Enoxaparin overlapping with and followed by VKA

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Recruitment Details
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Participants with confirmed acute symptomatic pulmonary embolism (PE) with or without symptomatic deep vein thrombosis (DVT) were recruited at specialized study sites.

Pre-Assignment Details
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Out of 4843 participants screened, 10 failed screening (6 due to protocol violations, 2 due to investigator decision and another 2 subjects due to technical problems [interactive voice response system did not work properly]). 4833 participants were randomized (2420 to rivaroxaban and 2413 to enoxaparin/VKA).

Reporting Groups
  Description
Rivaroxaban (Xarelto, BAY59-7939) Participants received 15 mg rivaroxaban (oral) twice daily (b.i.d.) for 3 weeks, followed by 20 mg once daily (o.d.)
Enoxaparin/VKA Participants received enoxaparin (subcutaneous) 1.0 mg/kg b.i.d. for minimal 5 days, plus vitamin K antagonist (VKA) at individually titrated doses to achieve a target international normalized ratio (INR) of 2.5 (range: 2.0 - 3.0)

Participant Flow for 2 periods

Period 1:   Treatment Period
    Rivaroxaban (Xarelto, BAY59-7939)     Enoxaparin/VKA  
STARTED     2420     2413  
Participants Received Treatment     2412     2405  
COMPLETED     2001     1954  
NOT COMPLETED     419     459  
Death                 29                 21  
Study terminated by sponsor                 125                 132  
Site closed by investigator                 0                 1  
Did not take study treatment                 7                 8  
Adverse Event                 111                 92  
Protocol Violation                 23                 30  
Withdrawal by Subject                 66                 118  
Lack of Efficacy                 1                 4  
Lost to Follow-up                 8                 10  
Protocol driven decision point                 1                 3  
Physician Decision                 7                 18  
Clinical endpoint reached                 26                 13  
Technical problems                 3                 1  
Participant convenience                 12                 8  

Period 2:   Observational Period
    Rivaroxaban (Xarelto, BAY59-7939)     Enoxaparin/VKA  
STARTED     2206 [1]   2197 [1]
COMPLETED     2165     2156  
NOT COMPLETED     41     41  
Protocol Violation                 0                 2  
Withdrawal by Subject                 9                 5  
Lost to Follow-up                 1                 11  
Death                 27                 20  
Study terminated by sponsor                 3                 1  
Protocol driven decision point                 0                 1  
Lack of Efficacy                 1                 0  
Technical problems                 0                 1  
[1] All participants who took any study medication and entered the observational period.



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Population Description
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Reporting Groups
  Description
Rivaroxaban (Xarelto, BAY59-7939) Participants received 15 mg rivaroxaban (oral) twice daily (b.i.d.) for 3 weeks, followed by 20 mg once daily (o.d.)
Enoxaparin/VKA Participants received enoxaparin (subcutaneous) 1.0 mg/kg b.i.d. for minimal 5 days, plus vitamin K antagonist (VKA) at individually titrated doses to achieve a target international normalized ratio (INR) of 2.5 (range: 2.0 - 3.0)
Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
    Rivaroxaban (Xarelto, BAY59-7939)     Enoxaparin/VKA     Total  
Number of Participants  
[units: participants]
  2419     2413     4832  
Age [1]
[units: Years]
Mean ± Standard Deviation
  57.9  ± 17.3     57.5  ± 17.2     57.7  ± 17.3  
Age, Customized [1]
[units: Participants]
     
18 - < 40 years     410     432     842  
40 - < 60 years     794     779     1573  
60 - < 75 years     740     754     1494  
≥ 75 years     475     448     923  
Gender [1]
[units: Participants]
     
Female     1309     1247     2556  
Male     1110     1166     2276  
[1] Intention-to-treat (ITT) population



  Outcome Measures
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1.  Primary:   Percentage of Participants With Symptomatic Recurrent Venous Thromboembolism [VTE] (i.e. the Composite of Recurrent Deep Vein Thrombosis [DVT] or Fatal or Non-fatal Pulmonary Embolism [PE]) Until the Intended End of Study Treatment   [ Time Frame: 3-, 6-, or 12-month study treatment period ]

2.  Secondary:   Percentage of Participants With the Composite Variable Comprising Recurrent DVT, Non-fatal PE and All Cause Mortality Until the Intended End of Study Treatment   [ Time Frame: 3-, 6-, or 12-month study treatment period ]

3.  Secondary:   Percentage of Participants With an Event for Net Clinical Benefit 1 Until the Intended End of Study Treatment   [ Time Frame: 3-, 6-, or 12-month study treatment period ]

4.  Secondary:   Percentage of Participants With Recurrent PE Until the Intended End of Study Treatment   [ Time Frame: 3-, 6- or 12-month study treatment period ]

5.  Secondary:   Percentage of Participants With Recurrent DVT Until the Intended End of Study Treatment   [ Time Frame: 3-, 6- or 12-month study treatment period ]

6.  Secondary:   Percentage of Participants With Clinically Relevant Bleeding, Treatment-emergent (Time Window: Until 2 Days After Last Dose)   [ Time Frame: 3-, 6- or 12-month study treatment period ]

7.  Secondary:   Percentage of Participants With All Deaths   [ Time Frame: 3-, 6- or 12-month study treatment period ]

8.  Secondary:   Percentage of Participants With Other Vascular Events, On-treatment (Time Window: Until 1 Day After Last Dose)   [ Time Frame: 3-, 6- or 12-month study treatment period ]

9.  Other Pre-specified:   Percentage of Participants With the Individual Components of Efficacy Outcomes Until the Intended End of Study Treatment   [ Time Frame: 3-, 6- or 12-month study treatment period ]

10.  Other Pre-specified:   Percentage of Participants With Symptomatic Recurrent VTE (i.e. the Composite of Recurrent DVT or Fatal or Non-fatal PE) During Observational Period   [ Time Frame: Up to 30 days after the last intake of study medication ]

11.  Other Pre-specified:   Percentage of Participants With the Composite Variable Comprising Recurrent DVT, Non-fatal PE and All Cause Mortality During Observational Period   [ Time Frame: Up to 30 days after the last intake of study medication ]

12.  Other Pre-specified:   Percentage of Participants With an Event for Net Clinical Benefit 1 During Observational Period   [ Time Frame: Up to 30 days after the last intake of study medication ]

13.  Other Pre-specified:   Percentage of Participants With Recurrent DVT During Observational Period   [ Time Frame: Up to 30 days after the last intake of study medication ]

14.  Other Pre-specified:   Percentage of Participants With the Individual Components of Efficacy Outcomes During Observational Period   [ Time Frame: Up to 30 days after the last intake of study medication ]

15.  Post-Hoc:   Percentage of Participants With an Event for Net Clinical Benefit 2 Until the Intended End of Study Treatment   [ Time Frame: 3-, 6- or 12-month study treatment period ]
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Measure Type Post-Hoc
Measure Title Percentage of Participants With an Event for Net Clinical Benefit 2 Until the Intended End of Study Treatment
Measure Description Net clinical benefit 2: composite of recurrent DVT or non-fatal or fatal PE, major bleeding (associated with 2 g/dL or greater fall in hemoglobin, leading to transfusion of ≥2 units, occurring in a critical site or contributing to death), cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, stroke, and non CNS (central nervous system) systemic embolism. Net clinical benefit was considered greater in those participants with fewer composite events. All events were adjudicated and confirmed by a central independent adjudication committee blinded to treatment, based on either compression ultrasound (DVT), venography (DVT), spiral CT scanning (PE), pulmonary angiography (PE), ventilation/perfusion lung scan (PE), lung scintigraphy (PE), autopsy or unexplained death for which DVT/PE could not be ruled out, results/films/images of confirmatory testing, and/or case summaries.
Time Frame 3-, 6- or 12-month study treatment period  
Safety Issue No  

Population Description
Explanation of how the number of participants for analysis was determined. Includes whether analysis was per protocol, intention to treat, or another method. Also provides relevant details such as imputation technique, as appropriate.
The intention-to-treat (ITT) population consisted of all randomized participants with valid informed consent. Participants were analyzed according to the treatment assigned at randomization.

Reporting Groups
  Description
Rivaroxaban (Xarelto, BAY59-7939) Participants received 15 mg rivaroxaban (oral) twice daily (b.i.d.) for 3 weeks, followed by 20 mg once daily (o.d.)
Enoxaparin/VKA Participants received enoxaparin (subcutaneous) 1.0 mg/kg b.i.d. for minimal 5 days, plus vitamin K antagonist (VKA) at individually titrated doses to achieve a target international normalized ratio (INR) of 2.5 (range: 2.0 - 3.0)

Measured Values
    Rivaroxaban (Xarelto, BAY59-7939)     Enoxaparin/VKA  
Number of Participants Analyzed  
[units: participants]
  2419     2413  
Percentage of Participants With an Event for Net Clinical Benefit 2 Until the Intended End of Study Treatment  
[units: Percentage¬†of¬†participants]
  4.5     4.8  

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16.  Post-Hoc:   Percentage of Participants With an Event for Net Clinical Benefit 2 During Observational Period   [ Time Frame: Up to 30 days after the last intake of study medication ]


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  Limitations and Caveats
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