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MOdification of VIsual Outcomes After Optic Neuritis in CIS or MS by Gilenya (MOVING Study) (MOVING)

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (delayed recruitment)
First Posted : July 24, 2012
Last Update Posted : April 15, 2020
NeuroCure Clinical Research Center, Charite, Berlin
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Friedemann Paul, Charite University, Berlin, Germany

Brief Summary:
In the MOVING study should be examined, whether early therapeutic intervention with fingolimod (Gilenya ®) after optic neuritis(ON) has a favorable visual outcome as a comparative therapie with Interferon beta-1b (Extavia®), as measured by multifocal visual evoked potentials (mVEP) after 6 month compared to baseline.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Multiple Sclerosis Drug: Verum arm receiving Gilenya® Drug: Active Comparator receiving Extavia® Phase 2 Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 15 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II/III Study to Investigate the Effects of Fingolimod Versus Interferon Beta-1b on Visual Recovery After Optic Neuritis
Study Start Date : July 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2016

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Fingolimod (Gilenya®)
0,5 mg once a day in the morning, oral
Drug: Verum arm receiving Gilenya®
Active Comparator: Interferon beta-1b (Extavia®)
every second day, s.c.
Drug: Active Comparator receiving Extavia®

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Efficacy parameters
    Decrease of latency of mVEP of the affected eye after 6 months treatment with Gilenya® vs. Extavia® compared to baseline

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Efficacy parameters
    Decrease in the latency of the mVEP from the affected eye at the time points 1, 3 and 12 months in comparison to baseline. Retinal nerve fiber layer thickness and macular volume in OCT, visual contrast sensitivity, visual field, Color vision, visual quality of life, in CMRT lesion load in cMRT , neurotrophic factors and axonal damage markers (neurofilament) and neurotrophins (for example, BDNF) in the serum

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS)
  • ability to consent and a written approval
  • First acute ON attack to the fit eye within 30 days before screening
  • Age 18 - 55 years at screening
  • EDSS ≤ 6.0
  • No MS Attack except for ON in the last 30 days before screening
  • No immunomodulatory therapy for at least three Months (before randomization), or
  • strong immunomodulatory therapy with interferon beta or glatiramer acetate for at least 6 months
  • visus in the affected eye at least 0.1
  • latency of Conventional VEP in the affected eye

    • = 115 ms or difference> = 15 ms to the opposite side at a Study at least 4 but no more than 6 weeks after Onset of clinical symptoms
  • At least 2 T2 lesions typical of MS in a previous MRI

Exclusion Criteria:

  • other MS course than RRMS
  • any condition which could interfere or prevent the MRI study or other investigations
  • known allergy or intolerance, or other contraindication against Gd-DTPA
  • Patients with known contraindications to treatment with fingolimod (Gilenya ®) or interferon beta-1b Extavia ®
  • Competing diseases which could affect visual functions such as diabetic, retinopathy, glaucoma, retinal detachment

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01647880

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Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Berlin, Germany
Sankt Josefs Krankenhaus Potsdam Neurologie
Potsdam, Germany
Sponsors and Collaborators
Charite University, Berlin, Germany
NeuroCure Clinical Research Center, Charite, Berlin
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Study Director: Olaf Hoffmann, PD Dr. med. Charite- NeuroCure
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Friedemann Paul, Sponsor Deputy, Charite University, Berlin, Germany Identifier: NCT01647880    
Other Study ID Numbers: MOVING
First Posted: July 24, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 15, 2020
Last Verified: April 2020
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Multiple Sclerosis
Optic Neuritis
Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, CNS
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Nervous System Diseases
Demyelinating Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Optic Nerve Diseases
Cranial Nerve Diseases
Eye Diseases
Fingolimod Hydrochloride
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs