An Observational Study on The Prediction of Adverse Events in Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C Receiving a Long-Acting Interferon Plus Ribavirin (GUARD-C)

This study has been completed.
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Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier:
First received: April 27, 2011
Last updated: May 4, 2016
Last verified: May 2016
This observational study will assess factors leading to dose reductions/treatment discontinuations and the effect on sustained virological response in patients with chronic hepatitis C receiving a long-acting interferon (e.g. Pegasys/peginterferon alfa-2a) and ribavirin. Data will be collected from each patient for the duration of their treatment and for up to 6 months thereafter.

Hepatitis C, Chronic

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Global Observational Cohort Study on the Prediction of Unwanted Adverse Effects in Individuals Infected With Chronic Hepatitis C Receiving a Long Acting Interferon Plus Ribavirin

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Further study details as provided by Hoffmann-La Roche:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Correlation between baseline patient characteristics and safety related dose reductions/treatment discontinuations of the long-acting interferon or ribavirin [ Time Frame: 4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Correlation between safety related dose reductions/treatment discontinuations and sustained virological response (SVR: defined as HCV RNA <50 IU/mL at 24 weeks after completion of treatment) [ Time Frame: 4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Correlation of on-treatment factors and dose reduction/treatment discontinuation [ Time Frame: 4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Correlation between degree of dose reductions/treatment interruptions (percentage of actual exposure/treatment administrations in relation to target exposure) and SVR [ Time Frame: 4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Comparison of on-treatment virological response (rapid virological response, early virological response) in treatment-naïve and treatment experienced patients [ Time Frame: 4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Safety: Incidence of adverse events [ Time Frame: 4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 4459
Study Start Date: October 2009
Study Completion Date: June 2013
Primary Completion Date: June 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with chronic hepatitis C receiving a long-acting interferon plus ribavirin

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patients (according to local legislation)
  • Chronic hepatitis C
  • Treatment with long-acting interferon plus ribavirin
  • Quantifiable HCV RNA before initiation of treatment
  • No contra-indications to long-acting interferon and ribavirin therapy as detailed in the label

Exclusion Criteria:

  • End stage renal disease
  • Major organ transplantation
  • Concomitant therapy with telbivudine
  • Pregnant or breast-feeding females
  • Male partners of pregnant females
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01344889

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
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Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier: NCT01344889     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MV22255 
Study First Received: April 27, 2011
Last Updated: May 4, 2016
Health Authority: Albania: Ministry of Health

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C, Chronic
Hepatitis, Chronic
Digestive System Diseases
Enterovirus Infections
Flaviviridae Infections
Hepatitis, Viral, Human
Liver Diseases
Picornaviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
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