Biomarkers of Intestinal Mucosal Healing in Crohn's Disease (P08143)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Identifier:
First received: May 5, 2011
Last updated: October 8, 2015
Last verified: October 2015
This study will evaluate biomarkers that reflect changes in gut mucosal status during therapy with infliximab and determine whether changes in the levels of the selected biomarkers can be used to predict endoscopically assessed gut mucosal status changes.

Condition Intervention
Crohn Disease
Drug: Infliximab

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: An Open Label Study to Discover Biomarkers of Intestinal Mucosal Healing in Crohn's Disease (CD)

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Further study details as provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from Baseline in the Crohn's Disease Endoscopic Index of Severity (CDEIS) Score at Week 6 [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 6 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change From Baseline in CDEIS Score at Week 22 [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 22 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change From Baseline in Serum High Sensitivity C-reactive Protein (hsCRP) at Week 6 [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 6 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change From Baseline in Serum hsCRP at Week 22 [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 22 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change From Baseline in Stool Calprotectin at Week 6 [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 6 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change From Baseline in Stool Calprotectin at Week 22 [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 22 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change From Baseline in Serum Lipocalin-2 at Week 6 [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 6 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change From Baseline in Serum Lipocalin-2 at Week 22 [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 22 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change From Baseline in Regenerating Islet-Derived 3-Alpha (REG3-A) at Week 6 [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 6 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change From Baseline in REG3-A at Week 22 [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 22 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Concordance Correlation Coefficient for Comparison of Repeat Baseline Measurements of Biochemical Biomarkers [ Time Frame: Baseline Visit 1 (one week prior to dosing), Baseline Visit 2 (1-2 days prior to dosing) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Concordance Correlation Coefficient for Comparison Between Central Endoscopic Evaluation and Site Endoscopic Evaluation [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 6, Week 22 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
stool, serum, peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC)

Enrollment: 15
Study Start Date: November 2012
Study Completion Date: September 2015
Primary Completion Date: September 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Infliximab 5 mg/kg
Infliximab treatment and endoscopy.
Drug: Infliximab
Infliximab administered intravenously at a dose of 5 mg/kg at study Weeks 0, 2, 6, 14, and 22.
Other Names:
  • Remicade
  • SCH 215596
  • MK-2155


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Approximately 20 participants aged 18 to 60 years with Crohn's Disease will be enrolled from gastrointestinal specialist clinics.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of Crohn's Disease (CD) of at least 6 weeks duration, or acute diagnosis of sufficiently severe CD warranting initiation of infliximab sooner than allowed by fecal calprotectin turnaround time
  • History of colonic involvement verified by prior endoscopy or radiography
  • Indicated for treatment with infliximab according to current best medical practice
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) between 15 kg/m^2 and 35 kg/m^2
  • Women of childbearing potential and non-vasectomized men agree to use medically-acceptable contraception
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • No signs or symptoms of active tuberculosis (TB) and has a negative TB test within 6 weeks of first study drug administration

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy, intention to become pregnant, or breastfeeding
  • Evidence of a colon unaffected by CD
  • Indication for surgery
  • Perianal disease likely to interfere with study participation
  • Presence of a stoma or history of colectomy
  • Symptomatic diarrhea unrelated to CD
  • Strictures or evidence of bowel obstruction
  • Presence of abscess unless completed definitive treatment can be documented one week prior to screening
  • Presence of fistulas
  • Contraindication to infliximab
  • Intolerance to sedatives or other medications required for endoscopy
  • Any prior use of anti-inflammatory biologic therapy
  • Moderate or severe congestive heart failure
  • History of demyelinating disease or symptoms suggestive of multiple sclerosis or optic neuritis
  • Major surgery or donation/loss of at least one unit of blood within 4 weeks of screening
  • Positive for hepatitis B surface antigen, hepatitis C antibodies, or Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • History of any tumor except adequately treated basal cell carcinoma or carcinoma in situ of the cervix
  • History of systemic granulomatous infection
  • History of nontuberculous mycobacterial disease, or any opportunistic infection within 12 months of study entry
  • Transplanted organ including bone marrow or hematopoietic stem cell-derived marrow
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01349920

Sponsors and Collaborators
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Study Director: Medical Director Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  More Information

Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Identifier: NCT01349920     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: P08143  2011-000517-40  MK-2155-195 
Study First Received: May 5, 2011
Last Updated: October 8, 2015
Health Authority: United Kingdom: Research Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:
biological markers

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Crohn Disease
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Dermatologic Agents
Gastrointestinal Agents
Antirheumatic Agents processed this record on August 25, 2016