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QAX576 in Patients With Pulmonary Fibrosis Secondary to Systemic Sclerosis

This study has been terminated.
(Concerns about risk of bronchoscopy procedure in the selected patient population and frequency of SAEs observed to date.)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ) Identifier:
First received: December 21, 2007
Last updated: May 2, 2012
Last verified: May 2012
This study will evaluate the safety, tolerability, and mechanism of action of multiple doses of QAX576 in patients with pulmonary fibrosis secondary to systemic sclerosis

Condition Intervention Phase
Pulmonary Fibrosis Secondary to Systemic Sclerosis Drug: QAX576 Drug: Placebo Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-blinded, Placebo Controlled, Multiple-dose, Multi-center Pilot Study, to Assess Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Intravenous Doses of QAX576 in Patients With Pulmonary Fibrosis Secondary to System Sclerosis

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Further study details as provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • - Safety assessments including vital Signs, ECG's, Echocardiograms and blood draws. - The pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of multiple doses of the drug will be assessed by blood draws at the 3 dosing visits. A blood sample will also be collected. [ Time Frame: throughout the study ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • - The effect of the drug on biomarkers of pulmonary fibrosis and systemic sclerosis. - Pulmonary function tests. - Disease specific measurements, active hand extension, oral aperture, MRSS. [ Time Frame: throughout the study ]

Enrollment: 8
Study Start Date: December 2007
Primary Completion Date: April 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Drug: QAX576
Placebo Comparator: 2
Drug: Placebo


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men and women between the ages of 18 and 65 years with a confirmed diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis secondary to systemic sclerosis
  • Both men and women must be willing to use two forms of contraception. Additional information regarding this requirement is available at screening

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Certain medical conditions may exclude patients from participation.
  • Should not have participated in another clinical study within 4 weeks of study start
  • Smokers are not eligible for participation
  • Blood loss of donation of 400 mL or more within 2 months of study start
  • Pregnant women or women who are breast feeding
  • Past medical history of clinically significant ECG abnormalities
  • Connective tissue disorders other than systemic sclerosis.
  • Active infection or history of systemic parasitic infection
  • History of immunodeficiency diseases, including a positive HIV test result
  • History of drug or alcohol abuse within 12 months of study start
  • Any condition that may compromise patient safety

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00581997

Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Principal Investigator: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
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Responsible Party: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT00581997     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CQAX576A2201
Study First Received: December 21, 2007
Last Updated: May 2, 2012

Keywords provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):
Pulmonary fibrosis, systemic sclerosis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasm Metastasis
Pulmonary Fibrosis
Scleroderma, Systemic
Scleroderma, Diffuse
Pathologic Processes
Neoplastic Processes
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
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