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Trichuris Suis Ova (TSO) Suspension Versus Placebo in Active Crohn's Disease (TRUST-2)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01279577
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 19, 2011
Last Update Posted : February 10, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. Falk Pharma GmbH

Brief Summary:

This study will run in centers in Germany, Denmark, Austria, Czech Republic, and Switzerland, only.

This proof-of-concept study aims to evaluate the efficacy of three doses of oral TSO suspension vs. placebo for the induction of remission in Crohn's disease.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Crohn´s Disease Drug: Low dose TSO Drug: Medium dose TSO Drug: High dose TSO Drug: Placebo Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 254 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Double-blind, Randomised, Placebo-controlled, Multi-centre Phase II Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Three Different Dosages of Oral Trichuris Suis Ova (TSO) Suspension in Active Crohn's Disease
Study Start Date : November 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2014

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MedlinePlus related topics: Crohn's Disease

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Low dose TSO
Low dose suspension of TSO
Drug: Low dose TSO
Low dose TSO suspension

Experimental: Medium dose TSO
Medium dose suspension of TSO
Drug: Medium dose TSO
Medium dose TSO suspension

Experimental: High dose TSO
High dose suspension of TSO
Drug: High dose TSO
High dose TSO suspension

Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Placebo solution
Drug: Placebo
Placebo solution

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Rate of clinical remission at week 12 (LOCF) defined as a CDAI< 150 [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Reduction of > 100 points in CDAI [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  2. Adverse events [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Major Inclusion Criteria:

  • Signed informed consent,
  • Man or woman between 18 and 75 years of age,
  • Established diagnosis of Crohn's disease (CD) since at least 3 months prior to screening confirmed by endoscopic and histological, or endoscopic and radiological criteria,
  • Negative pregnancy test in females of childbearing potential.

Major Exclusion Criteria:

  • Bowel surgery within the last 3 months prior to baseline,
  • Resection of more than 50 cm of the ileum,
  • Ileostomy or colostomy,
  • Septic complications,
  • Evidence of infectious diarrhoea (i.e., pathogenic bacteria or Clostridium difficile toxin in stool culture),
  • Abscess, perforation, fistulas, or perianal lesions,
  • Immediate surgery required (e.g., major stenosis, serious bleeding, peritonitis, ileus),
  • Clinical signs of stricturing disease,
  • Parenteral or tube feeding,
  • Abnormal hepatic function (ALT or ALP > 2.5 x upper limit of normal [ULN] at screening), liver cirrhosis, or portal hypertension,
  • Abnormal renal function (Cystatin C > ULN) at screening,
  • Any severe concomitant cardiovascular, renal, endocrine, or psychiatric disorder, which in the opinion of the investigator might have an influence on the patient's compliance or the interpretation of the results,
  • Any condition associated with significant immunosuppression,
  • Active malignancy or treatment with anticancer drugs during the last 5 years.
  • Existing or intended pregnancy or breast-feeding,
  • Participation in another clinical trial within the last 30 days, simultaneous participation in another clinical trial, or previous participation in this trial.

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Klinikum der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität
Frankfurt a.M., Hessen, Germany, 60590
Sponsors and Collaborators
Dr. Falk Pharma GmbH
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Principal Investigator: Jürgen Schölmerich, Prof. Klinikum der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität
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Responsible Party: Dr. Falk Pharma GmbH
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01279577    
Other Study ID Numbers: TSU-2/CDA
2006-000720-13 ( EudraCT Number )
First Posted: January 19, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 10, 2015
Last Verified: February 2015
Keywords provided by Dr. Falk Pharma GmbH:
Crohn´s disease
Trichuris suis
induction of remission
porcine whipworm
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Crohn Disease
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Intestinal Diseases