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Evaluation of Purified Poloxamer 188 in Vaso-Occlusive Crisis of Sickle Cell Disease (EPIC)

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Verified February 2014 by Mast Therapeutics, Inc.
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Mast Therapeutics, Inc. Identifier:
First received: November 27, 2012
Last updated: February 21, 2014
Last verified: February 2014

The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether MST-188 can reduce the duration of vaso-occlusive crisis (VOC) in subjects with sickle cell disease. The study will also evaluate whether MST-188 can reduce the frequency of rehospitalization of subjects due to a recurrence of VOC. Additionally, this study will compare the development of acute chest syndrome during VOC in subjects who receive MST-188 to those who do not receive MST-188.

Condition Intervention Phase
Vaso-occlusive Crisis
Sickle Cell Disease
Drug: MST-188
Drug: Saline
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluation of Purified Poloxamer 188 in Vaso-Occlusive Crisis of Sickle Cell Disease (EPIC): A Phase 3 Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Clinical Trial of MST-188 (Purified Poloxamer 188) Injection in Subjects With Sickle Cell Disease Experiencing Vaso Occlusive Crisis

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Reduction of the duration of vaso occlusive crisis (VOC) in subjects with sickle cell disease. [ Time Frame: Study participants will be followed for the duration of hospital stay, an expected average of 4 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Re-hospitalization rate for VOC [ Time Frame: Hospital discharge to 14 days post-discharge ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Occurence of acute chest syndrome [ Time Frame: Randomization to 120 hours after randomization ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 388
Study Start Date: May 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: MST-188
MST-188 injection administered as a continuous infusion 100 mg/kg for 1 hour followed by 30 mg/kg/hr for up to 48 hours.
Drug: MST-188
Placebo Comparator: Saline
Saline administered as a continuous infusion for up to 49 hours
Drug: Saline


Ages Eligible for Study:   4 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 4 through 65 years
  • Subject has a confirmed diagnosis of HbSS, HbSC, HbSβ+thal, or HbSβ0thal
  • Subject is experiencing acute pain typical of vaso-occlusive crisis requiring treatment with parenteral analgesia
  • Subject requires hospitalization

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subject has acute chest syndrome
  • Subject's laboratory results indicate inadequate organ function
  • Subject is pregnant or nursing an infant
  • Subject had a painful crisis requiring hospitalization within the preceding 14 days or has experienced > 5 hospitalizations for VOC in the prior 6 months
  • Subject has been transfused within the past 14 days
  • Subject is hospitalized for a condition other than VOC
  • Subject has complications related to SCD
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01737814

Contact: Mast Therapeutics Call Center 1-888-965-1238

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Mast Therapeutics, Inc.
Study Director: Santosh Vetticaden, PhD, MD Mast Therapeutics, Inc.
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Responsible Party: Mast Therapeutics, Inc. Identifier: NCT01737814     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MST-188-01
Study First Received: November 27, 2012
Last Updated: February 21, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Mast Therapeutics, Inc.:
sickle cell disease
vaso-occlusive crisis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anemia, Sickle Cell
Anemia, Hemolytic, Congenital
Anemia, Hemolytic
Hematologic Diseases
Genetic Diseases, Inborn processed this record on July 29, 2014