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Study in Patients With Crohn's Disease Who Are Steroid Dependent, Despite Previous Unsuccessful Attempts to Reduce Steroids Due to Worsening of Crohn's Disease

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: September 21, 2005
Last Update Posted: December 4, 2013
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sanofi ( Genzyme, a Sanofi Company )
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of Leukine to decrease the need for steroid treatment for Crohn's disease.

Condition Intervention Phase
Crohn Disease Drug: Sargramostim (Leukine) Drug: Placebo Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized, Stratified, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Phase 2 Study of Steroid-Sparing Properties of Sargramostim (Leukine) Therapy in Patients With Cortico-Dependent Crohn's Disease

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Further study details as provided by Sanofi ( Genzyme, a Sanofi Company ):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Corticosteroid-free remission [ Time Frame: At the end of the study treatment ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Steroid-free remission or response to treatment as defined by the protocol [ Time Frame: At the end of the study treatment ]
  • Quality of Life using Inflammatory Bowel Disease Questionaire, SF 36 and EuroQol-derived visual scale (VAS) [ Time Frame: At the end of the study treatment ]

Enrollment: 127
Study Start Date: July 2003
Study Completion Date: October 2005
Primary Completion Date: October 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Arm 1 Drug: Sargramostim (Leukine)
Once daily via subcutaneous injection for up 22 weeks
Other Name: BAY86-5326
Placebo Comparator: Arm 2 Drug: Placebo
Once daily via subcutaneous injection for up 22 weeks

Detailed Description:
On 29 May 2009, Bayer began transitioning the sponsorship of this trial to Genzyme. NOTE: This study was originally posted by sponsor Berlex, Inc. Berlex, Inc. was renamed to Bayer HealthCare, Inc.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • You must have active Crohn's disease at screening and been diagnosed with Crohn's disease within 6 months at screening.
  • You must have steroid dependent disease (receiving between 10-40 mgs/day prednisone therapy for greater than 3 months prior to screening and had at least one unsuccessful attempt to reduce cortico-steroids due to worsening of disease).
  • You must be able to give yourself an injection of study drug or have another person help you give the injection.
  • You must not be pregnant and agree to use birth control if you are a sexually active male or female of childbearing potential.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • You may not be taking medications not allowed on this study.
  • You may not have had GI surgery or bowel obstruction in the last 6 months.
  • You may not have ever taken this drug or drugs of similar type in the past.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00206596

Sponsors and Collaborators
Genzyme, a Sanofi Company
Study Director: Medical Monitor Genzyme, a Sanofi Company
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Genzyme, a Sanofi Company
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00206596     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 307501
Novel 2
First Submitted: September 12, 2005
First Posted: September 21, 2005
Last Update Posted: December 4, 2013
Last Verified: December 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Crohn Disease
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Intestinal Diseases