Intravitreal Bevacizumab Combined With PDT Versus Bevacizumab to Treat Exudative AMD
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00684853|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2008 by Federal University of São Paulo.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : May 28, 2008
Last Update Posted : May 28, 2008
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Macular Degeneration||Drug: bevacizumab Drug: vetaporfin||Phase 2|
Exudative AMD is the leader of blind in people more than 60 years. The best treatment for this disease today are monthly injections of anti-VEGF in the vitreous cavity which increase the chance to get endophthalmites.
The participants of this study will be randomized in 1:1 ration to one of the two study groups: single therapy of bevacizumab (3 injections in 3 months) or association of bevacizumab (3 injections in 3 months) and full fluence of PDT (single at the baseline). All bevacizumab injection will contain 1.25g of the drug and will be administrate every month for 3 continuos months.
After randomization, participants will return to the clinic approximately every four weeks for 4 months for study assessments and possible re-treatment (if is necessary). Participants will return to the clinic at week 20 for a final study assessment. Study assessments include: visual acuity, optical coherence tomography and fundus photography.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||50 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Intravitreal Bevacizumab Combined With PDT (Full Fluence) Versus Bevacizumab to Treat Exudative Age-Related Macular Degeneration|
|Study Start Date :||November 2007|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||May 2008|
|Active Comparator: 1||
1.25 mg of bevacizumab intravitrealDrug: vetaporfin
full fluence of vetaporfin
|Active Comparator: 2||
full fluence of vetaporfin
- The mean change in best-corrected ETDRS visual acuity in the study eye from baseline to 4 months [ Time Frame: 4 ]
- The overall probability of re-injection [ Time Frame: 4 ]
- Proportion of participants with reduction in retinal thickening in the center subfield (i.e., thickness > 200 microns) of ³50% and of at least 50 microns from baseline [ Time Frame: 4 ]
- Mean change in area of leakage, CNV and lesion by the FA and ICG [ Time Frame: 4 ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00684853
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|Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil, 04023-062|
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