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Safety and Efficacy of Recombinant Human Platelet-Activating Factor Acetylhydrolase for the Treatment of Severe Sepsis

This study has been terminated.
Suntory Pharmaceutical
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First received: May 20, 2002
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: January 2003
The objective of this study is to demonstrate that rPAF-AH is safe and reduces 28 day all cause mortality in patients with severe sepsis.

Condition Intervention Phase
Sepsis Drug: rPAF-AH Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 3 Study to Demonstrate the Safety and Efficacy of Recombinant Platelet-Activating Factor Acetylhydrolase (rPAF-AH, Pafase®) for Reducing 28 Day All Cause Mortality in Patients With Severe Sepsis

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Further study details as provided by ICOS Corporation:

Estimated Enrollment: 2500
Study Start Date: April 2001
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2004
Detailed Description:
This study is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter study of rPAF-AH compared to placebo in patients with severe sepsis. Eligible patients from investigative sites located throughout the United States and other countries will be randomized to receive either rPAF-AH or placebo administered daily for five consecutive days by intravenous (IV) infusion. All patients will be evaluated for safety and efficacy endpoints over 28 days. A follow-up evaluation will occur approximately 6 months after Day 28 to assess functional status and quality of life.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion criteria

  • Clinical diagnosis of severe sepsis
  • At least 18 years old
  • Patient or legally authorized representative able to provide informed consent

Exclusion criteria

  • Severe lung injury (acute respiratory distress syndrome)
  • Immunocompromised
  • Severe liver disease
  • Inflammation of the pancreas, organ rejection, or burns to more than 30% of body
  • Enrolled in another clinical trial
  • Already participated in this or other rPAF-AH study
  • There is not a commitment to aggressive treatment
  • Has a disease with life expectancy less than 6 months
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00037687

United States, Washington
Mary E. Lonien, M.S.
Bothell, Washington, United States, 98021
Sponsors and Collaborators
ICOS Corporation
Suntory Pharmaceutical
  More Information

The Pafase Phase II ARDS Prevention Study Group. Recombinant platelet-activating factor acetylhydrolase (Pafase) decreases the incidence of acute respiriatory distress syndrome (ARDS) and 28 day all cause mortality (Abstract). Intensive Care Med (2000); 26: S321. Identifier: NCT00037687     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BAR03
BB-IND 9538
Study First Received: May 20, 2002
Last Updated: June 23, 2005

Keywords provided by ICOS Corporation:
Severe sepsis
Platelet-activating factor acetylhydrolase

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Pathologic Processes processed this record on August 17, 2017