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Therapy of Chronic Cold Agglutinin Disease With Eculizumab (DECADE)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01303952
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 25, 2011
Last Update Posted : July 19, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Alexander Roeth, MD, University Hospital, Essen

Brief Summary:
Evaluation of the efficacy and safety of eculizumab in symptomatic or transfusion-dependent patients with untreated or refractory hemolytic cold agglutinin disease(CAD)

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cold Agglutinin Disease Drug: Eculizumab Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 13 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Therapy for Chronic Cold Agglutinin Disease: A Prospective, Non-Randomized Multi-Center Study Demonstrating the Efficacy of Terminal Complement Inhibition in Patients With Cold Agglutinin Disease Using Eculizumab
Actual Study Start Date : January 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2015

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Eculizumab Drug: Eculizumab
Weekly treatment with eculizumab (600 mg) via IV infusion for 4 doses followed the next week by eculizumab (900 mg) IV infusion and maintenance treatment with Eculizumab (900 mg) via IV infusion every other week for 21 weeks

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. LDH [ Time Frame: From baseline to 26 weeks ]
    Primary endpoint for this study is: lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) in U/l change from baseline to 26 weeks

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Transfusion avoidance [ Time Frame: From baseline to 26 weeks ]
  2. PRBC units transfused [ Time Frame: From baseline to 26 weeks ]
  3. Change in hemoglobin levels [ Time Frame: From baseline to 26 weeks ]
  4. Haptoglobin [ Time Frame: From baseline to 26 weeks ]
  5. Hemopexin [ Time Frame: From baseline to 26 weeks ]
  6. Free hemoglobin [ Time Frame: From baseline to 26 weeks ]
  7. Reticulocytes [ Time Frame: From baseline to 26 weeks ]
  8. SF-36v2 QLQ [ Time Frame: From baseline to 26 weeks ]
  9. FACIT-F SCALE version 4 [ Time Frame: From baseline to 26 weeks ]
  10. Six-Minute Walk Test [ Time Frame: From baseline to 26 weeks ]
  11. Circulatory symptoms [ Time Frame: From baseline to 26 weeks ]
  12. Thrombosis record [ Time Frame: From baseline to 26 weeks ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Individuals at least 18 years of age
  • Diagnosis of CAD defined by the combination of chronic hemolysis, cold agglutinin titer (IgM or IgA) >64 at 4°C, positive direct antiglobulin test (DAT) when performed with polyspecific antiserum, negative (or only weakly positive) anti-IgG, and strongly positive with anti-C3d
  • LDH level > 2 x upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • Clinical symptoms requiring treatment, such as anemia, anemia-related symptoms or hemolysis-related symptoms
  • Sufficient supplementation of iron, folic acid and vitamin B12 prior to treatment phase
  • Patient must be willing and able to give written informed consent;
  • Patients must be vaccinated against N. meningitidis at least 14 days prior treatment
  • Patient must avoid conception during the trial using a method that is most appropriate for their physical state and culture

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Active aggressive lymphoma requiring therapy or an active non-lymphatic malignant disease other than basal cell carcinoma or CIS of the cervix
  • Liver disease with elevated LDH
  • Absolute neutrophil count < 500/µL
  • Presence or suspicion of active bacterial or viral infection, in the opinion of the Investigator, at treatment start or severe recurrent bacterial infections
  • Participation in any other investigational drug trial or exposure to other investigational agent, device, or procedure within 30 days prior to screening period
  • Pregnant, breast-feeding, or intending to conceive during the course of the study, including the Post-treatment Phase
  • History of bone marrow/stem cell transplantation
  • Inability to cooperate or any condition that, in the opinion of the investigator, could increase the patient's risk by participating in the study or confound the outcome of the study
  • Hypersensitivity to eculizumab, to murine proteins or to one of the excipients

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Department of Hematology, University Hospital Essen
Essen, Germany, 45122
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Essen
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Principal Investigator: Alexander Roeth, MD Department of Hematology, University Hospital Essen
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Alexander Roeth, MD, MD, University Hospital, Essen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01303952    
Other Study ID Numbers: CAD01
2009-016966-97 ( EudraCT Number )
First Posted: February 25, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 19, 2017
Last Verified: July 2017
Keywords provided by Alexander Roeth, MD, University Hospital, Essen:
cold agglutinin disease
terminal complement inhibition
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Hematologic Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Anemia, Hemolytic, Autoimmune
Anemia, Hemolytic
Complement Inactivating Agents
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs