A Randomized, Double Blind Trial of LdT (Telbivudine) Versus Lamivudine in Adults With Compensated Chronic Hepatitis B
This study is being conducted to compare the safety and effectiveness of the investigational medication, LdT (Telbivudine) with Lamivudine, a drug currently approved by the US, European and Asian Health Authorities for the treatment of hepatitis B infection. The results for patients taking LdT will be compared to results for patients taking Lamivudine.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Randomized, Double Blind Trial of LdT (Telbivudine) Versus Lamivudine in Adults With Compensated Chronic Hepatitis B|
- Primary efficacy endpoint: "therapeutic response", defined as reduction of serum HBV DNA to below 5 log10 copies/mL, coupled with normalization of serum alanine aminotransferase levels OR loss of detectable serum HBeAg.
- Secondary efficacy endpoints: Improvement of liver histology, serum HBV DNA changes, normalization of serum alanine aminotransferase levels, HBeAg and HBsAg loss and seroconversion.
|Study Start Date:||February 2003|
|United States, California|
|Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Orange, California, United States|
|San Diego, California, United States|
|United States, New Jersey|
|Hackensack, New Jersey, United States|
|United States, Texas|
|Houston, Texas, United States|
|Korea, Republic of|
|Seoul, Korea, Republic of|
|London, United Kingdom|