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A Long-term Extension Study of TCH346 and Placebo Administered Once Daily in Patients With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis(ALS)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00230074
First Posted: September 30, 2005
Last Update Posted: November 23, 2011
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis
  Purpose
This is a study to evaluate the safety and clinical effects of 4 oral doses of TCH346 compared to placebo in patients with mild or mild to moderate stages of ALS.

Condition Intervention Phase
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Drug: TCH346 Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Long-term Extension Study of TCH346 and Placebo Administered Once Daily in Patients With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis(ALS)

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Novartis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Rate of functional decline as defined by the ALS Functional Rating Scale-Revised

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Survival time
  • Functional outcome measures including pulmonary function and manual muscle strength assessments (every visit)

Enrollment: 350
Study Start Date: November 2004
Study Completion Date: February 2005
Primary Completion Date: February 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
This is a study to evaluate the safety and clinical effects of 4 oral doses of TCH346 compared to placebo in patients with mild or mild to moderate stages of ALS.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Completed original protocol, Study No. CTCH346A2211
  • Be capable of satisfying the requirements of the extension protocol and must sign informed consent after the nature of the extension protocol has been fully explained

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Exclusion criteria as described in the original protocol will remain applicable into the extension protocol

Other protocol-defined exclusion criteria may apply.

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00230074


Locations
United States, New Jersey
Novartis
East Hanover, New Jersey, United States, 07936
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis
  More Information

Responsible Party: Novartis
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00230074     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CTCH346A2211E1
First Submitted: September 28, 2005
First Posted: September 30, 2005
Last Update Posted: November 23, 2011
Last Verified: November 2011

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis; ALS

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Sclerosis
Motor Neuron Disease
Pathologic Processes
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Spinal Cord Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
TDP-43 Proteinopathies
Proteostasis Deficiencies
Metabolic Diseases