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Pilot Study of Cyclophosphamide in Patients With Life-Threatening Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00010400
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 2, 2001
Last Update Posted : June 24, 2005
Information provided by:
Office of Rare Diseases (ORD)

Brief Summary:


I. Determine the induction of durable remission in patients with life-threatening systemic lupus erythematosus or antiphospholipid antibody syndrome treated with cyclophosphamide.

II. Determine the toxicity of this drug in these patients.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome Drug: Cyclophosphamide Drug: filgrastim Not Applicable

Detailed Description:


Patients receive cyclophosphamide IV on days 1-4 and filgrastim (G-CSF) beginning on day 10 and continuing until blood counts recover.

Patients are followed monthly for 6 months, and then every 3 months thereafter.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 35 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : April 1997

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


--Disease Characteristics--

Diagnosis of life-threatening systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE); must show at least 4 American College of Rheumatology criteria for SLE; must have severe organ damage in 1 or more organs; must have 1 or more of the following indications of ongoing disease activity: disease activity score (SLEDAI) at least 4, hospitalization for disease activity within 12 months, life-threatening disease not captured on SLEDAI


Diagnosis of antiphospholipid antibody syndrome by the Hughes criteria; must show severity by ongoing symptoms or signs of hypercoagulability in spite of warfarin therapy

--Patient Characteristics--

Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 2.0 mg/dL; transaminases no greater than 2.0 times normal

Renal: Creatinine no greater than 3.0 mg/dL

Cardiovascular: Ejection fraction at least 45%

Pulmonary: FVC, FEV1, or DLCO at least 50% predicted

Other: Not preterminal or moribund; not pregnant or nursing; fertile patients must use effective contraception

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00010400

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United States, Maryland
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21205
Johns Hopkins Oncology Center
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21231
Sponsors and Collaborators
Johns Hopkins University
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Study Chair: Robert A. Brodsky Johns Hopkins University
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00010400    
Other Study ID Numbers: 199/15673
First Posted: February 2, 2001    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 24, 2005
Last Verified: July 2004
Keywords provided by Office of Rare Diseases (ORD):
antiphospholipid antibody syndrome
arthritis & connective tissue diseases
immunologic disorders and infectious disorders
rare disease
systemic lupus erythematosus
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic
Antiphospholipid Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Myeloablative Agonists