Creon in HIV Patients With Steatorrhea

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (Discontinued prematurely due to low enrollment)
First Posted : February 25, 2008
Last Update Posted : August 1, 2011
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Brief Summary:
The study investigates the effect of pancreatic enzymes on steatorrhea in HIV patients.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Steatorrhea Drug: Creon 25000 Drug: Placebo Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 34 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Double-blind, Cross-over, Randomized, Placebo-controlled, Multi-center Study to Investigate the Effect of Creon®25 000 on the Coefficient of Fat Absorption of HIV-infected Patients
Study Start Date : January 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: HIV/AIDS

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1 Drug: Creon 25000
6 to 9 capsules Creon 25000 per day

Placebo Comparator: 2 Drug: Placebo
6 to 9 capsules placebo per day

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Coefficient of fat absorption (CFA) [ Time Frame: After 2 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Stool fat excretion [ Time Frame: After 2 weeks ]
  2. Normalization (yes, no) of stool fat excretion, i.e. < 7 g/day [ Time Frame: After 2 weeks ]
  3. Response (yes, no) with respect to stool fat excretion, i.e. improvement in stool fat excretion as compared to baseline [ Time Frame: After 2 weeks ]
  4. Stool weight [ Time Frame: After 2 weeks ]

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

Inclusion Criteria HIV positive patients with clinically stable disease (Karnofsky Performance Status > 40);

  • Steatocrit > 2 %;
  • Females of child-bearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test during prestudy or the subject must be surgically sterile or be at least 1 year postmenopausal as judged by the investigator;
  • Women of child-bearing potential must be using a medically acceptable method of birth control throughout the study

Exclusion Criteria

  • Known allergy to pancreatin or any history of abnormal drug reaction;
  • Known diagnosis of pancreatic exocrine insufficiency due to e.g. chronic pancreatitis or cystic fibrosis or pancreatectomy;
  • Intake of an experimental drug within four weeks prior to entry into the study;
  • Alcohol abuse within the last six months;
  • Suspected non-compliance or non-cooperation;
  • Any other lack of fitness, in the investigator's opinion, to participate in or to complete the study;
  • Patients with a stool fat excretion <= 7 g/day according to van de Kamer during the run-in period

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00623025

Site Reference ID/Investigator# 59364
Bucharest, Romania, 021105
Site Reference ID/Investigator# 59363
Craiova, Romania, 200515
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Suntje Sander, PhD Abbott

Responsible Party: Suntje Sander, Director Clinical Development, Abbott Identifier: NCT00623025     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: S245.3.125
2007-005433-11 ( EudraCT Number )
00623025 ( Other Identifier: NCT/NIH )
First Posted: February 25, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 1, 2011
Last Verified: July 2011

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Malabsorption Syndromes
Intestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Metabolic Diseases
Gastrointestinal Agents