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Safety and Efficacy Study of LJP 394 (Abetimus Sodium) to Treat Lupus Kidney Disease

This study has been completed.
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La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company Identifier:
First received: May 2, 2002
Last updated: September 22, 2006
Last verified: December 2002
The purpose of this study is to determine whether LJP 394 (abetimus sodium) is safe and effective in delaying and reducing renal flares in patients with lupus nephritis.

Condition Intervention Phase
Immunologic Diseases Autoimmune Diseases Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Lupus Nephritis Lupus Glomerulonephritis Drug: Abetimus sodium (LJP 394) Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Safety and Efficacy Trial of LJP 394 in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) Patients With a History of Renal Disease

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Estimated Enrollment: 330
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2002
Detailed Description:
LJP 394 (abetimus sodium) is a unique drug that is specifically designed to lower production of antibodies to double-stranded DNA. These antibodies are believed to contribute to kidney damage in patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). Rising levels of these antibodies seem to be associated with exacerbations of kidney disease that are known as "renal flares." Currently, anti-inflammatory and cytotoxic drugs are used to treat renal flares. Unfortunately, these drugs are often associated with certain unpleasant side effects. The purpose of this trial is to determine whether LJP 394 can delay or reduce the number of renal flares. It is possible that if renal flares can be delayed or reduced, patients may be able to take smaller amounts of anti-inflammatory or cytotoxic drugs and therefore suffer fewer of the side effects associated with these treatments.

Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 70 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria

  • Diagnosed with SLE
  • Historical evidence of SLE renal disease
  • Elevated levels of dsDNA antibodies
  • Weight of 40 kg or greater

Exclusion Criteria

  • Active SLE renal disease
  • Use of certain anti-inflammatory or cytotoxic therapies or therapeutic interventions during the months immediately before dosing
  • Clinical laboratory test values outside of certain limits
  • Malignant disease or immunodeficiency syndrome
  • Acute or chronic infections
  • History of serious heart disease
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00035308

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La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00035308     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: LJP 394-90-09
Study First Received: May 2, 2002
Last Updated: September 22, 2006

Keywords provided by La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company:
Immunologic Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Lupus Nephritis
Lupus Glomerulonephritis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic
Autoimmune Diseases
Lupus Nephritis
Immune System Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases processed this record on August 17, 2017