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A Study Of DVS SR In Treatment Of Children And Adolescent Outpatients With MDD

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01371734
First Posted: June 13, 2011
Last Update Posted: March 20, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Pfizer
  Purpose
This is a double-blind study evaluating Desvenlafaxine Succinate Sustained-Release (DVS SR) versus placebo in the Treatment of Children and Adolescent Outpatients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD).

Condition Intervention Phase
Major Depressive Disorder Drug: Desvenlafaxine Succinate Sustained-Release Drug: Placebo Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Parallel-group Study To Evaluate The Efficacy, Safety And Tolerability Of Desvenlafaxine Succinate Sustained-release (Dvs Sr) In The Treatment Of Children And Adolescent Outpatients With Major Depressive Disorder

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Further study details as provided by Pfizer:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change From Baseline to Week 8 in the Children's Depression Rating Scale, Revised (CDRS-R) Total Score (n=102, 104, 106) [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 8 ]
    Clinician-rated interview-based scale (with both child and parent or guardian) to assess 17 distinct symptom areas to derive an index of depression severity. Discrepancies between informants' responses were resolved by using most impaired rating given by valid informant. Rated on a 7-point scale; range from 1 (no impairment) to 7 (indicates greater impairment). Total score calculated as sum of the 17 items (range 1 to 119); higher score indicates greater impairment. Mean change from baseline was adjusted for the baseline total score, age group and gender.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change From Baseline to Week 8 in the Clinical Global Impression of Severity (CGI-S) Score (n=102, 105, 106) [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 8 ]
    A 7-point clinician rated scale to assess severity of participant's current illness state; range: 1 (normal - not ill at all) to 7 (among the most extremely ill patients). Higher score = more affected. Change: score at observation minus score at baseline. Mean change from baseline was adjusted for the baseline total score, age group and gender.

  • Percentage of Participants by Clinical Global Impression Improvement (CGI-I) Score at Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 [ Time Frame: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 ]
    A 7-point clinician rated scale ranging from 1 (very much improved) to 7 (very much worse). Improvement is defined as a score of 1 (very much improved), 2 (much improved), or 3 (minimally improved) on the scale. Higher score equals (=) more affected.

  • Percentage of Participants With a CGI-I Response Defined as a Score of 'Very Much Improved' or 'Much Improved' [ Time Frame: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 ]
    A 7-point clinician rated scale ranging from 1 (very much improved) to 7 (very much worse). Improvement is defined as a score of 1 (very much improved) or 2 (much improved) on the scale. Higher score = more affected.


Enrollment: 363
Study Start Date: August 2011
Study Completion Date: September 2015
Primary Completion Date: September 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Experimental Arm 1 - high dose Drug: Desvenlafaxine Succinate Sustained-Release
Subjects randomized to DVS SR treatment arm will receive 25, 35, or 50 mg/day based on subject weight at the Baseline visit.
Experimental: Experimental Arm 2 - low dose Drug: Desvenlafaxine Succinate Sustained-Release
Subjects randomized to DVS SR treatment arm will receive 20, 25, or 35 mg/day based on subject weight at the Baseline visit.
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Arm Drug: Placebo
Subjects randomized to the Placebo treatment arm will receive placebo tablets

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   7 Years to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age >=7 and <18 years of age
  • Primary diagnosis of major depressive disorder (MDD)
  • CDRS-R score >40

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of suicidal behavior or requires precaution against suicide
  • Not in generally healthy medical condition
  • History of psychosis or bipolar disorder
  • Seizure disorder
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01371734


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Sponsors and Collaborators
Pfizer
Investigators
Study Director: Pfizer CT.gov Call Center Pfizer
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Pfizer
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01371734     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: B2061032
3151A6-3343 ( Other Identifier: Alias Study Number )
2008-001875-32 ( EudraCT Number )
First Submitted: June 9, 2011
First Posted: June 13, 2011
Results First Submitted: March 7, 2016
Results First Posted: March 20, 2017
Last Update Posted: March 20, 2017
Last Verified: January 2017

Keywords provided by Pfizer:
Major Depressive Disorder
MDD
Depression

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder
Depression
Depressive Disorder, Major
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Behavioral Symptoms
Desvenlafaxine Succinate
Serotonin and Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitors
Neurotransmitter Uptake Inhibitors
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antidepressive Agents
Psychotropic Drugs