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STudy to vAlidate telemetRic ECG Systems for firsT Dose Administration of Fingolimod (START) (START)

This study has been completed.
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First Posted: April 25, 2012
Last Update Posted: March 1, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )
Study to evaluate bradycardiac events during first dose observation of fingolimod in MS patients

Condition Intervention Phase
Multiple Sclerosis Drug: FTY720 Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A 1-week, Open-label, Multi-center Study to Explore Conduction Abnormalities During First Dose Administration of Fingolimod in Patients With Relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis

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Further study details as provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of patients with bradyarrhythmic events [ Time Frame: baseline ]
    number of patients with bradyarrhythmia (2nd or 3rd AV block or heart rate below 40 beats per minute) in ECG during first dose observation

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of patients with other conduction abnormalities in ECG [ Time Frame: baseline ]
    number of patients with conduction abnormalities such as QT prolongation, first degree AV block during treatment initiation

  • Number of patients with cardiac adverse events [ Time Frame: 7 days ]
    occurrence of subsequent cardiac AEs and serious cardiac AEs during study

Enrollment: 6996
Actual Study Start Date: June 29, 2012
Study Completion Date: December 12, 2016
Primary Completion Date: December 12, 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Fingolimod Drug: FTY720


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with relapsing remitting MS with high disease activity despite treatment with a disease modifying therapy (> 1 relapse in the previous year, > 9 hyperintense T2 lesions or > 1 Gd-enhancing lesion or "non-responding" which could be defined as unchanged or increased relapse rate or ongoing severe relapses compared to previous year) or patients with rapidly evolving severe RRMS (e.g. > 2 relapses with disease progression in one year and > 1 Gd-enhancing lesion or with a significant increase in T2 lesions compared to a recent MRI).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • immunocompromised patients
  • active infections
  • pregnant or nursing women, women of childbearing potential unless using 2 reliable forms of contraception

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01585298

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Novartis Pharmaceuticals
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01585298     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CFTY720DDE17
First Submitted: April 23, 2012
First Posted: April 25, 2012
Last Update Posted: March 1, 2017
Last Verified: February 2017

Keywords provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):
Multiple Sclerosis
conduction abnormalities
first dose observation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis, Relapsing-Remitting
Pathologic Processes
Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, CNS
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Nervous System Diseases
Demyelinating Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Fingolimod Hydrochloride
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs