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Study of Interferon Gamma-1b by Injection for the Treatment of Patients With Cystic Fibrosis

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00043342
First Posted: August 12, 2002
Last Update Posted: November 1, 2007
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Information provided by:
InterMune
  Purpose
The purpose of this research study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of Interferon gamma-1b (IFN-gamma 1b) when administered by subcutaneous injection over a period of 4 weeks to patients with mild-to-moderate cystic fibrosis. Additionally, preliminary assessments on the effects of IFN-gamma 1b on lung function and other indicators of health will be made.

Condition Intervention Phase
Cystic Fibrosis Drug: interferon gamma-1b Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I/II Study of Interferon Gamma-1b by Subcutaneous Injection for the Treatment of Patients With Cystic Fibrosis

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Further study details as provided by InterMune:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • change in sputum neutrophil count [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • change in predicted FEV1, sputum bacterial density, sputum levels of free neutrophil elastase, DNA and IL-8 [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]

Enrollment: 51
Study Start Date: April 2002
Study Completion Date: March 2003
Intervention Details:
    Drug: interferon gamma-1b
    100 or 200 mcg, SQ, 3x per week
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria
  • At least 6 years of age
  • Diagnosis of cystic fibrosis (against certain criteria)
  • Able to perform pulmonary (lung) function tests and participate in induced sputum procedures
  • Pulmonary function values must meet certain minimal requirements
  • Must have acceptable laboratory test results
  • Cannot be on certain medications during and immediately prior to study
  • Cannot have a history of unstable or deteriorating cardiac or neurologic disease
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00043342


Sponsors and Collaborators
InterMune
Investigators
Study Director: Steven Porter, MD InterMune
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00043342     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GICF-002
First Submitted: August 7, 2002
First Posted: August 12, 2002
Last Update Posted: November 1, 2007
Last Verified: October 2007

Keywords provided by InterMune:
cystic fibrosis
pulmonary impairment

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis
Pathologic Processes
Pancreatic Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases
Interferons
Interferon-gamma
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents