Kinetics, Efficacy and Safety of IVIG-L in Hypogammaglobulinemia Patients

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Sanquin Identifier:
First received: August 29, 2005
Last updated: April 18, 2007
Last verified: April 2007

The kinetics, efficacy and safety of a liquid intravenous immunoglobulin product, IVIG-L, were studied in patients with hypogammaglobulinemia, who are regularly treated with intravenous immunoglobulin substitution therapy.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: IVIG-L
Phase 2
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Kinetics, Efficacy and Safety of IVIG-L (Human Normal Intravenous Immunoglobulin for Intravenous Use) in Hypogammaglobulinemia Patients

Further study details as provided by Sanquin:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Kinetics of IVIG-L in patients with hypogammaglobulinemia
  • Efficacy of IVIG-L in patients with hypogammaglobulinemia
  • Safety of IVIG-L in patients with hypogammaglobulinemia

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To compare the IgG trough level
  • To compare dosage and treatment intervals

Estimated Enrollment: 15
Study Start Date: May 2001
Study Completion Date: December 2004
Detailed Description:

Sanquin has developed, in cooperation with the Finnish Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service (FRCBTS), a liquid intravenous immunoglobulin product, IVIG-L. The liquid formulation of intravenous immunoglobulin simplifies the infusion, eliminates possible mistakes in the reconstitution with water for injections and reduces the space requirements in storage.

In addition to the donor selection and donor screening, several viral safety steps have been included into the production process.

In this clinical trial, the efficacy and safety of IVIG-L in patients with hypogammaglobulinemia, who are regularly treated with intravenous immunoglobulin substitution therapy, will be studied. IVIG-L will also be studied in patients with chronic ITP (KB98001). Data from both studies will be used for an application for marketing authorisation in Finland and the Netherlands.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Primary a- or hypogammaglobulinemia, particularly patients with X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA) or Common Variable Immunodeficiency (CVID)
  • Used to replacement treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin with 2-4 week intervals
  • A stable clinical situation (no activity of any other disease; a stable immunoglobulin dose)
  • Age > 18 years
  • The patient/legally acceptable representative has signed the consent form

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Treatment with any other investigational drug within 7 days before study entry or previous enrolment in this study
  • Known allergic reactions to human plasma or plasma products
  • Have an ongoing progressive terminal disease, including HIV infection
  • Pregnancy or lactation
  • Known insufficiency of coronary or cerebral circulation
  • Have renal insufficiency (plasma creatinine > 115µmol/L)
  • Have an ongoing active disease causing general symptoms, e.g. chronic active hepatitis, persistent enterovirus infection.
  • Have IgA deficiency, and anti-IgA antibodies have been detected
  • Active systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00138697

Medical Centre Alkmaar
Alkmaar, Netherlands, 1815 JD
Academic Medical Centre
Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1100 DD
Academic Hospital Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands, 9700 RB
Leiden, Netherlands, 2333 ZA
UMC St. Radboud
Nijmegen, Netherlands, 6525 GA
Leyenburg Hospital
The Hague, Netherlands, 2545 CH
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: J WM van der Meer, MD, PhD UMC St Radboud Nijmegen
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00138697     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KB97003 (A & B)
Study First Received: August 29, 2005
Last Updated: April 18, 2007
Health Authority: Netherlands: The Central Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects (CCMO)

Keywords provided by Sanquin:
Immunoglobulins, Intravenous

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Blood Protein Disorders
Hematologic Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Lymphatic Diseases
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Immunologic Factors
Pharmacologic Actions
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