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Outpatient Administration of High Dose Methotrexate (HD MTX) in Patients With Osteosarcoma

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Abha Gupta, The Hospital for Sick Children
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01176981
First received: August 3, 2010
Last updated: April 26, 2017
Last verified: April 2017
  Purpose
The primary purpose of this study is to determine the safety and feasibility of delivering HDMTX in an outpatient setting.

Condition Intervention Phase
Osteosarcoma Drug: High Dose Methotrexate Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: No masking
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Assessing the Safety, Feasibility, Cost Effectiveness and Patient Satisfaction of Outpatient Administration of High Dose Methotrexate (HD MTX) in Patients With Osteosarcoma

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Further study details as provided by Abha Gupta, The Hospital for Sick Children:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The proportion of outpatient High Dose Methotrexate courses which result in an inpatient hospital admission. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    Patients will be evaluated prior to and daily during each outpatient HDMTX course, and if one or more of a list of hospitalization criteria are met, the patient will be admitted to hospital to complete that course.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The institutional costs for all the inpatient courses which occur on study [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
  • The average cost of an outpatient course [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
  • Patient and parent satisfaction [ Time Frame: After the first outpatient course (Day 4 or 5 (anticipated)) and at the end of participation in the study (up to 10 months) ]
    The tool will utilize a 5 point visual analog scale and include assessments of the following items: home medication administration, measuring urine pH, pump/supplies, MD support, education and instruction. Any score ≥ 3 will be considered as 'satisfied'.


Enrollment: 6
Study Start Date: October 2010
Study Completion Date: October 2016
Primary Completion Date: October 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: HDMTX
This is a single arm study. All subjects enrolled in the study will be in this arm.
Drug: High Dose Methotrexate

Methotrexate will be given by IV at a dose of 12 gram/m2/dose.

The patient will receive 4-6 hours of hydration with alkalinization, and then HD MTX will be infused over 4 hours. Following this, the patient will be discharged home to receive continuous intravenous hydration through a portable pump. The patient will return to hospital daily for a comprehensive clinical assessment, IV hydration and antiemetics, MTX level and creatinine monitoring until MTX is cleared (3-4 days).


Detailed Description:
High Dose Methotrexate (HDMTX) is an integral part of osteosarcoma therapy whose main toxicities include myelosuppression, mucositis, nephrotoxicity, and hepatitis. In order to deliver HDMTX therapy safely, patients require urinary alkalinization, hydration, monitoring of renal function, therapeutic drug monitoring, and leucovorin rescue. Due to the required supportive care needs, HDMTX has historically been given as an inpatient. In some centers however, HDMTX is being given safely as an outpatient in order to reduce health care costs, improve patient quality of life and to deliver timely therapy with limited inpatient chemotherapy beds available.
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • ≥ 6 years of age;
  • Localized or metastatic osteosarcoma;
  • Adequate renal function (GFR > 70 ml/1.73m2) prior to each cycle;
  • No grade III/IV renal toxicity, mucositis or vomiting with most recent prior inpatient MTX cycle;
  • Parent and/or patient must be able to provide written consent, and complete Patient Flow Sheets in English.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients, in the opinion of the primary healthcare team, may not be able to comply with the safety monitoring requirements of the study, or in whom compliance is likely to be suboptimal.
  • Pregnant females
  • Breastfeeding females
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01176981

Locations
Canada, Ontario
The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1X8
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Hospital for Sick Children
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Abha Gupta, MD The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto Canada
  More Information

Responsible Party: Abha Gupta, Staff Physician, The Hospital for Sick Children
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01176981     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1000018144
Study First Received: August 3, 2010
Last Updated: April 26, 2017

Keywords provided by Abha Gupta, The Hospital for Sick Children:
pediatrics
Osteosarcoma
Methotrexate
Outpatient

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Osteosarcoma
Neoplasms, Bone Tissue
Neoplasms, Connective Tissue
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Sarcoma
Methotrexate
Abortifacient Agents, Nonsteroidal
Abortifacient Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antimetabolites
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Folic Acid Antagonists
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Antirheumatic Agents
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors

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