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Genetics in Non-response to Anti-VEGF Treatment in Exudative AMD (RESPONSE)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01213667
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2016 by Philipp S. Muether, University of Cologne.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : October 4, 2010
Last Update Posted : October 26, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Philipp S. Muether, University of Cologne

Brief Summary:
To assess genetic features and intraocular cytokine profiles of non-responders to anti-VEGF treatment of exudative age-related macular degeneration. Also to assess necessity and frequency of pro re nate medical re-treatment.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Macular Degeneration Drug: Ranibizumab Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 110 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Pharmacogenetics in Anti-VEGF Treatment Non-responders Suffering Exudative Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD): Genetic Correlations and Intraocular Cytokine Concentrations
Study Start Date : January 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2017
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2017

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Drug Information available for: Ranibizumab

Arm Intervention/treatment
ranibizumab as needed Drug: Ranibizumab
upload (three monthly injections), re-treatment as needed
Other Name: Lucentis

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Visual acuity [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    Change in visual acuity within the observation period

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Association between treatment response and genotype [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
  2. Changes in OCT central retinal thickness / retinal volume [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
  3. Association between treatment application delay and visual outcome [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
  4. Association between re-treatment necessity / frequency and intraocular cytokine profiles [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • active subfoveal CNV related to exudative age-related macular degeneration (all subforms)
  • age > 60 years
  • visual acuity > 20/400
  • no previous treatment for AMD

Exclusion Criteria:

  • any previous AMD therapy
  • other CNV types (myopic, parapapillary)
  • contraindication for ranibizumab treatment
  • prior study participation for AMD
  • pregnancy / premenopausal women

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01213667

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University Center of Ophthalmology
Cologne, NRW, Germany, 50924
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Cologne
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Principal Investigator: Philipp S Muether, MD Center of Ophthalmology, University of Cologne

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Philipp S. Muether, MD, PhD, University of Cologne Identifier: NCT01213667    
Other Study ID Numbers: RESPONSE2010
First Posted: October 4, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 26, 2016
Last Verified: October 2016
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Macular Degeneration
Retinal Degeneration
Retinal Diseases
Eye Diseases
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Growth Inhibitors
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Immunological