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Trial record 15 of 22 for:    "Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy" | "Immunoglobulins, Intravenous"

Phase III Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Intravenous Immune Globulin for Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 25, 2000
Last Update Posted : June 24, 2005
Ohio State University
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Office of Rare Diseases (ORD)

Brief Summary:


I. Compare the response of previously untreated patients with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy to intravenous immune globulin vs. placebo.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Polyradiculoneuropathy, Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Drug: Immune globulin Phase 3

Detailed Description:

PROTOCOL OUTLINE: This is a randomized, double-blind study. The first group receives intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) on days 1, 2, and 21; the second group receives an intravenous placebo on the same schedule.

Patients in either group may receive IVIG (same dosage as first group) after day 42.

Concurrent steroids and other immune globulin preparations are prohibited.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 90 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : September 1992

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Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


--Disease Characteristics-- Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), i.e.: Progressive or relapsing motor and sensory dysfunction of more than 1 limb over at least 2 months Hypo- or areflexia of at least 2 limbs No myelopathy No central demyelination No drug or toxic exposure known to cause peripheral neuropathy --Prior/Concurrent Therapy-- No prior corticosteroids or other immunomodulators for CIDP No prior plasmapheresis At least 30 days since participation in other investigational study At least 6 months since the following: Cyclophosphamide Intravenous immune globulin Cyclosporine Interferon alfa Azathioprine Corticosteroids Orthoclone Tacrolimus --Patient Characteristics-- Hepatic: No hepatitis Renal: Not specified Neurologic: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) protein greater than 50 mg/dL CSF cell count less than 10 CSF VDRL negative 3 of the following motor abnormalities by electrophysiology: Reduced conduction velocity in 2 or more motor nerves Less than 80% of normal if amplitude greater than 80% of normal Less than 70% of normal if amplitude less than 80% of normal Conduction block or abnormal temporal dispersion in 1 motor nerve No ulnar or peroneal nerve entrapment Prolonged distal latency in 2 or more nerves Greater than 125% of normal if amplitude greater than 80% of normal Greater than 150% of normal if amplitude less than 80% of normal Absent F-waves or H response (patients aged under 60) or prolonged shortest F-wave latency in 10 to 15 trials in 2 or more motor nerves Other: No hypersensitivity to immune globulin No IgA deficiency No mutilation of hands or feet No retinitis pigmentosa No ichthyosis No disease that would limit neuromuscular assessment No endocrinopathy No connective tissue disease or vasculitis No Lyme disease No malignancy No Castleman's disease No hyper- or hypothyroidism No HIV infection No alcohol or drug abuse No pregnant or nursing women

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00004772

Sponsors and Collaborators
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
Ohio State University
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Study Chair: Jerry R. Mendell Ohio State University

Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00004772     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 199/11794
First Posted: February 25, 2000    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 24, 2005
Last Verified: December 2001
Keywords provided by Office of Rare Diseases (ORD):
demyelinating neuropathy
neurologic and psychiatric disorders
rare disease
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Immunoglobulins, Intravenous
Rho(D) Immune Globulin
Polyradiculoneuropathy, Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Nervous System Diseases
Demyelinating Diseases
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs