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Satavaptan in the Prevention of Ascites Recurrence in Patients With Ascites Due to Cirrhosis of the Liver (SPARe-1)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00359437
Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : August 2, 2006
Last Update Posted : May 24, 2016
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Brief Summary:

Primary To evaluate the efficacy of satavaptan on top of diuretic drugs in reducing the recurrence of ascites.

Secondary To evaluate the tolerability and safety of satavaptan on top of diuretic drugs over a 52-week treatment period in participants with cirrhosis of the liver and recurrent ascites.

The one-year double blind placebo controlled period is extended up to 2 years in a long term safety study (PASCCAL-2).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Ascites Liver Cirrhosis Drug: Satavaptan Drug: placebo Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 501 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Satavaptan in the Prevention of Ascites Recurrence: a Double-blind, Randomised, Parallel-group Comparison of Satavaptan at 5 to 10 mg Daily Versus Placebo With Concomitant Diuretics in Patients With Recurrent Ascites Due to Cirrhosis of the Liver.
Study Start Date : July 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: Cirrhosis

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Satavaptan Drug: Satavaptan
oral administration once daily
Other Name: SR121463B

Placebo Comparator: Placebo Drug: placebo
oral administration once daily

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number and time of recurrences of therapeutic paracenteses [ Time Frame: up to 12 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time from randomisation to first recurrence of ascites [ Time Frame: study period ]
  2. Increase in ascites [ Time Frame: over 12 weeks ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Participants with cirrhosis of the liver.
  • Participants with recurrent ascites having undergone both of the following:

    • therapeutic paracentesis for the removal of ascites in the previous 24 hours with the removal of > 4 litres of fluid.
    • at least one other therapeutic paracentesis in the previous 3 months.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participants with an existing functional transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) or other shunt.
  • Known hepatocellular carcinoma.
  • Participants with ascites of cardiac origin or due to peritoneal infection (e.g. tuberculosis) or peritoneal carcinoma.
  • Participants previously exposed to satavaptan in the past 12 months.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00359437

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United States, Pennsylvania
Sanofi-Aventis Administrative Office
Malvern, Pennsylvania, United States, 19355
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San Isidro, Argentina
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Laval, Canada
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Zagreb, Croatia
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Praha, Czech Republic
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Paris, France
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Berlin, Germany
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Budapest, Hungary
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Natanya, Israel
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Belgrade, Serbia
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Barcelona, Spain
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Taipei, Taiwan
United Kingdom
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Guildford Surrey, United Kingdom
Sponsors and Collaborators
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Study Director: ICD CSD Sanofi
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Responsible Party: Sanofi Identifier: NCT00359437    
Other Study ID Numbers: EFC4493
EUDRACT: 2006-000132-27
First Posted: August 2, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 24, 2016
Last Verified: April 2016
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Liver Cirrhosis
Pathologic Processes
Liver Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Disease Attributes
Antidiuretic Hormone Receptor Antagonists
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Natriuretic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs