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Treatment of the Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome With a Combination of Pravastatin and Zoledronic Acid

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille Identifier:
First received: August 1, 2008
Last updated: July 4, 2013
Last verified: July 2013
We suggest treating the Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome by two molecules (zoledronic acid and pravastatin).The therapeutic approach which we propose has for objectives to reduce, to prevent or to delay the gravest infringements of the disease, to prolong the life of the children, and in a more general way, aim at improving their living conditions.

Condition Intervention Phase
Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome Drug: Zoledronic acid, pravastatin Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Treatment of the Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome With a Combination of Pravastatin and Zoledronic Acid

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Further study details as provided by Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To evaluate the tolerance and efficacy of pravastatin and zoledronic acid in combination on the patient's weight, height and bone metabolism in Progeria treatment [ Time Frame: 48 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To evaluate the tolerance and efficacy of the treatment on other clinical and biological symptoms [ Time Frame: 48 months ]

Enrollment: 15
Study Start Date: October 2008
Study Completion Date: July 2013
Primary Completion Date: April 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Zoledronic acid, pravastatin
Drug: Zoledronic acid, pravastatin

Pravastatin : 10 mg daily

Zoledronic acid : slow (30 mn) intravenous injections, diluted into 50 ml of saline solution following this schedule :

  • injection 1, S1: 0.0125 mg/kg of zoledronic acid
  • injection 2, S6: 0.025 mg/kg of zoledronic acid
  • injection 3, S12 and following, trimestrial basis, 0.05 mg/kg of zoledronic acid


Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Molecularly characterised patients with a known mutation of their LMNA gene leading to the production of a farnesylated prelamin A, whether truncated or not
  • Patients must be able to travel and consult in Marseille, France for necessary explorations planned at the inclusion step, then following the protocol flow
  • chart for zoledronic acid injections and follow-up visits
  • Patient older than 3 years
  • Patients affiliated or beneficiary of a legal medical insurance
  • Adult patients certifying they have been properly informed about the protocol, and they signed a written consent form. Children and/or disabled patients whose parents/legal tutor have been informed and have signed a written consent form

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known hypersensitivity to pravastatin or zoledronic acid
  • Seric transaminase levels higher than 3 times of normal value
  • CPK level higher than 5 times of normal value
  • Creatininemia higher than 0.5mg/dl or 44mM, or creatinin clearance lower than 70ml/min/1.73m3
  • Presence of dental troubles, or recent dental trouble
  • Maxillary osteonecrosis or bone nakedness antecedent
  • Congenital galacosemia, glucose or galactose maladsorption syndrome, lactase deficiency
  • Every other pathology thought to be incompatible with proposed treatment by the investigator
  • Under treatment that can interfere with pravastatin and/or zoledronate metabolisms
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00731016

Laboratoire de Génétique Moléculaire - Hopital de la Timone
Marseille, France, 13385
Sponsors and Collaborators
Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille
Principal Investigator: Nicolas LEVY, MD Assistance Publique des Hopitaux de Marseille
  More Information

Responsible Party: Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille Identifier: NCT00731016     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2008-002471-27
Study First Received: August 1, 2008
Last Updated: July 4, 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pathologic Processes
Metabolism, Inborn Errors
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Metabolic Diseases
Zoledronic acid
Bone Density Conservation Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anticholesteremic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Lipid Regulating Agents
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
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