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Safety and Efficacy of BIBF 1120 at High Dose in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients

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First received: April 13, 2011
Last updated: March 28, 2014
Last verified: March 2014

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic disease of unknown cause that results in scarring of the lung and there is a high unmet medical need for effective treatment to halt lung function decline, delay or avoid exacerbation (flare-ups), and ultimately to reduce the death rate.

In a large Phase 2 trial (1199.30) (NCT00514683), investigating the effects of 52 weeks of treatment with BIBF 1120 in patients with IPF, a positive effect was seen on lung function of patients treated with high dose of BIBF 1120 compared to placebo.

Hence it is the purpose of this trial to investigate and confirm the efficacy and safety of BIBF 1120 at a high dose in treating patients with IPF, compared with placebo. The trial will be conducted as a prospective, randomised design with the aim to collect safety and efficacy data.

Respiratory function is globally accepted for assessment of treatment effects in IPF patients. The chosen endpoint (Forced Vital Capacity (FVC) decline) is easy to obtain and is part of the usual examinations done in IPF patients.

Condition Intervention Phase
Pulmonary Fibrosis
Drug: placebo
Drug: BIBF 1120
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A 52 Weeks, Double Blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled Trial Evaluating the Effect of Oral BIBF 1120, 150 mg Twice Daily, on Annual Forced Vital Capacity Decline, in Patients With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • annual rate of decline in FVC (expressed in mL over 52 weeks). [ Time Frame: 52 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline in Saint-George Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) total score at 52 weeks (expressed in points). [ Time Frame: 52 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Time to first acute exacerbation (days). [ Time Frame: 52 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Respiratory mortality (adjudicated; all data collected based on randomized set, including vital status follow-up, censored at 52 weeks). [ Time Frame: 52 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Overall survival (all data collected based on randomized set, including vital status follow-up, censored at 52 weeks). [ Time Frame: 52 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • On-treatment survival (on-treatment based on fatal adverse event + 28 days). [ Time Frame: 52 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Absolute and relative change from baseline of FVC and FVC %pred up to 52 weeks [ Time Frame: 52 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • risk ratio of an acute IPF exacerbation [ Time Frame: 52 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • changes from baseline in SGRQ domains : [ Time Frame: 52 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Time to death or lung transplant. [ Time Frame: 52 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Absolute categorical change of FVC% up to 52 weeks: decrease by > 5, increase by > 5, and change within <= 5. [ Time Frame: 52 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Absolute categorical change of FVC% up to 52 weeks: decrease by >10, increase by > 10, and change within <= 5. [ Time Frame: 52 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • change from baseline in Shortness Of Breath Questionnaire (SOBQ) [ Time Frame: 52 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • change from baseline in Cough And Sputum Assessment (CASAQ) score [ Time Frame: 52 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • change from baseline in EuroQol 5-Dimensional Quality of Life Questionnaire (EQ5D) score [ Time Frame: 52 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • proportion of Patient's Global Impression of Change (PGIC) responders [ Time Frame: 52 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • proportion of SGRQ responders [ Time Frame: 52weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • change from baseline in SGRQ-I total score [ Time Frame: 52 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • change from baseline in SPO2 [ Time Frame: 52 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • change from baaseline in DLCO [ Time Frame: 52 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 515
Study Start Date: April 2011
Study Completion Date: October 2013
Primary Completion Date: October 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: BIBF 1120
patient receives capsules containing BIBF 1120 twice a day
Drug: BIBF 1120
BIBF1120 BID (twice daily)
Placebo Comparator: placebo
patient receives capsules identical to those containing active drug
Drug: placebo
placebo matching BIBF1120, BID


Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion criteria:

  1. Age >= 40 years;
  2. IPF diagnosed, according to most recent American Thoracic Society (ATS), European Respiratory Society (ERS), Japanese Respiratory Society (JRS), Latin American Thoracic Association (ALAT) IPF guideline for diagnosis and management, within 5 years;
  3. Combination of High Resolution Computerized Tomography (HRCT) pattern, and if available surgical lung biopsy pattern, as assessed by central reviewers, are consistent with diagnosis of IPF
  4. Dlco (corrected for Hb): 30%-79% predicted of normal;
  5. FVC>= 50% predicted of normal

Exclusion criteria:

  1. Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST), Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) > 1.5 x Upper Limit of Normal (ULN)
  2. Bilirubin > 1.5 x ULN;
  3. Relevant airways obstruction (i.e. pre-bronchodilator FEV1/FVC < 0.7);
  4. Patient likely to have lung transplantation during study (being on transplantation list is acceptable for participation);
  5. Myocardial infarction within 6 months;
  6. Unstable angina within 1 month;
  7. Bleeding risk (genetic predisposition; fibrinolysis or full-dose therapeutic anticoagulation or high dose antiplatelet therapy; history of hemorrhagic CNS event within 12 months; haemoptysis or haematuria or active gastro-intestinal bleeding or ulcers or major injury or surgery within 3 months);
  8. Thrombotic risk (inherited predisposition; history of thrombotic event (including stroke and transient ischemic attacks) within 12 months;
  9. International normalised ratio (INR) > 2, prolongation of prothrombin time (PT) and partial thromboplastin time (PTT) by > 50% of institutional ULN);
  10. N-ACetyl Cystein, prednisone > 15mg/day or equivalent received within 2 weeks of visit 1;
  11. Pirfenidone, azathioprine, cyclophosphamide, cyclosporine A received within 8 weeks of visit 1;
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Boehringer Ingelheim
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Responsible Party: Boehringer Ingelheim Identifier: NCT01335464     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1199.32, 2010-024251-87
Study First Received: April 13, 2011
Last Updated: March 28, 2014
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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Pulmonary Fibrosis
Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias
Lung Diseases
Lung Diseases, Interstitial
Pathologic Processes
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
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