Efficacy of Bilhvax in Association With Praziquantel for Prevention of Clinical Recurrences of Schistosoma Haematobium (Bilhvax3)
Objectives:To reduce the risk of S. haematobium pathology recurrences during the three years following vaccine administration and to control the safety of this therapeutic strategy in children exposed to urinary schistosomiasis.
Methodology : Phase III trial, self-contained, randomized, double blind, in two parallel groups receiving 3 injections at D0, W4, W8 and a boost at W52, one group receiving "Bilhvax", the other one placebo, in S. haematobium infected children pretreated by two doses of PZQ (at W9 and W8) Patient included : Infected school children, 6 to 9 years of age.
Primary objective : To demonstrate a significant delay of recurrence of the schistosomiasis pathology in vaccine group compared to control group in the 3 years period following the first administration (between D0 and W152).
Secondary objective : safety
Duration : February 2009 to March 2012
Biological: Bilhvax vaccine (Sh28GST)
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Efficacy and Safety Evaluation of the Therapeutic Vaccine Candidate Sh28GST in Association With Praziquantel (PZQ) for Prevention of Clinical and Parasitological Recurrences of S. Haematobium Infection in Children|
- A significant delay of recurrence of the schistosomiasis pathology in vaccine group compared to control group. [ Time Frame: Evaluation three years after first administration ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Evaluation of safety Percentage of children presenting at least one adverse event of degree ≥ 2. Percentage of children presenting at least one adverse event implying modification of the vaccine strategy. [ Time Frame: During the three year study ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
|Study Start Date:||February 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Bilhvax vaccine (Sh28GST)
Arm 1 : S. haematobium infected children pretreated by two doses of PZQ (at Week-9 and W-8)receiving 3 injections of candidate vaccine at D0, W4, W8 and a boost at W52, and then treated by a third dose of PZQ at W44.
Biological: Bilhvax vaccine (Sh28GST)
Four vaccine sc administrations over a year associated with chemotherapy (PZQ)
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Arm 2 : S. haematobium infected children pretreated by two doses of PZQ (at Week-9 and W-8)receiving 3 injections of placebo at D0, W4, W8 and a boost at W52, and then treated by a third dose of PZQ at W44.
Four placebo sc administrations over a year associated with chemotherapy (PZQ)
Patient inclusion (detailed criteria):
Children in CI or CP classes of public schools in St Louis Region (Senegal) A male or female between, and including, 6 and 9 years of age at the time of the first vaccination Free of obvious health problems excepted schistosomiasis as established by clinical examination (W8-W1) Found positive for S. haematobium infection during the selection period (W12 à W9) : microhaematuria ≥ 2+ et Urinary Filtration, UF ≥ 50 eggs of Sh/10ml urine Written inform consent obtained from the parent or guardian of the subject (W9) and child acceptance Pretreated with 2 doses of 40mg/kg PZQ (at W9 and W8) Absence of heavy lesions of the urinary tract under echotomography (W8 et W1)
Primary objective (detailed):
To demonstrate a significant delay of recurrence of the schistosomiasis pathology in vaccine group compared to control group in the 3 years period following the first administration (between D0 and W152).
Criterion of meeting the recurrence is the association of :
Positive microscopic haematuria (positivity by urinary stick : ≥ 1+)
- either during the active visits (W82, W100, W117, W134, or W152).
- or after spontaneous complaint of the patient at any time Positive parasitological test defined as the presence of at least one living egg of S. haematobium during one out of three UF (one UF per day/3 days during one week). The delay of the first recurrence is defined as the delay between the date of inclusion and the date of the positive parasitological test.
Statistical considerations : The number of patients necessary to detect the expected difference after 3 years of study (50% of recurrence in vaccinated group versus 70% in placebo group), with a statistical power of 80% and a bilateral test at 5%, is 103 children per group. To assume the lost of statistical power in the "intention to treat" analysis (ITT) resulting from the number of cases where vaccine protocol has not been completed, 125 children per group will be included in the study. In total 250 children will be included in the study.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00870649
|ESPOIR Pour La Santé|
|Saint Louis, Senegal|
|Study Director:||Gilles RIVEAU, PhD||Institut National de la Santé Et de la Recherche Médicale, France|