Long-Term One Year Use of Alefacept (Amevive®) in Moderate to Severe Chronic Plaque Type Psoriasis
This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Steven R. Feldman, Wake Forest University
First received: April 4, 2008
Last updated: December 19, 2012
Last verified: December 2012
The purpose of this research study is to see how well the medication Alefacept (Amevive®) works for continuous treatment of chronic plaque psoriasis. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Alefacept in an intermittent dosage schedule of 15 mg weekly injection for 12 weeks followed by 12 weeks off treatment.
||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
||Long-Term One Year Use of Alefacept (Amevive®) in Moderate to Severe Chronic Plaque Type Psoriasis
Primary Outcome Measures:
- Efficacy of Continuous Use of Alefacept as Defined as a 75% Reduction in Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) [ Time Frame: 52 weeks ]
Secondary Outcome Measures:
| Study Start Date:
| Study Completion Date:
| Primary Completion Date:
||December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Alefacept's FDA indication is for the treatment of adult subjects with moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy. The approved dosing regimen is 15mg once weekly as an intramuscular injection or 7.5mg given once weekly as an intravenous bolus. The recommended regimen is a course of 12 weeks.
Alefacept is supplied as a lyophilized powder. Alefacept contains LFA3-IgG1 Fusion Protein and excipient materials (citrate, glycine and sucrose).
Other Name: Amevive®
To estimate the efficacy of continuous use of alefacept (15mg IM/week) in the treatment of moderate to severe chronic plaque type psoriasis as defined as Investigator Global Assessment (IGA) of 0 or 1 (clear or almost clear) or as a 75% reduction in Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI).
|Ages Eligible for Study:
||18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
|Sexes Eligible for Study:
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
- Must give written informed consent.
- Subjects must be 18 years of age or older.
- Subject must be adult males or non-pregnant, non-lactating females.
- Female subjects of childbearing potential must state that they are using measures to avoid conception through active means including hormone replacement, intrauterine device, or abstinence.
- Subjects must be in general good health with no other skin disease, disease state or physical condition which would impair evaluation of psoriasis or which would increase their health risk by study participation.
- Subjects must be willing to receive an IM injection per protocol for 1 year.
- Must require systemic therapy or phototherapy for their psoriasis, as determined by the investigator prior to Visit 1. Objectively this equates to
Inclusion criteria of either:
- IGA≥3 on a 0-5 scale and BSA≥10%
- Subjects may not be taking any other systemic therapies or receiving phototherapy during the duration of the study. Subjects are required a 4 week washout period from any systemic medication or phototherapy prior to enrolling in the study and starting treatment with alefacept.
- There is no washout for topical corticosteroid medications. Stable dosing of topical corticosteroids may be used up until the first dosing visit.
- Female subjects who are not postmenopausal for at least 1 year, surgically sterile, or willing to practice effective contraception during the study. Nursing mothers, pregnant women and women planning to become pregnant while on study are to be excluded.
- Subjects have guttate, pustular, erythrodermic or rapidly flaring psoriasis.
- Current enrollment in any research study.
- Serious local infection (e.g., cellulitis, abscess) or systemic infection (e.g., pneumonia, septicemia) within the 3 months prior to the first dose of investigational drug.
- Any subject who has a CD4<250 cells/µL at study entry.
- Treatment with another investigational drug or approved therapy within 28 days prior to study drug administration.
- Treatment with systemic retinoids, systemic steroids, methotrexate, cyclosporine, azathioprine, thioguanine, etanercept, efalizumab, infliximab, adalimumab or mofetil or other systemic immunosuppressant agents within the 28 days prior to investigational drug administration.
- Phototherapy, including Ultraviolet B (UVB) and Psoralen + Ultraviolet A (PUVA), within 28 days prior to investigational drug administration.
- Known HIV+, known viral Hepatitis infection, known tuberculosis infection.
- History of systemic malignancy.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00655564
|Wake Forest University Health Sciences
|Winston Salem, North Carolina, United States, 27157 |
Wake Forest University
||Steven Feldman, MD
||Wake Forest University
||Steven R. Feldman, Professor of Dermatology, Wake Forest University
History of Changes
|Other Study ID Numbers:
32547 Contract number
|Study First Received:
||April 4, 2008
|Results First Received:
||June 27, 2012
||December 19, 2012
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on February 24, 2017
Skin Diseases, Papulosquamous