Adjunctive Sertraline for the Treatment of HIV-Associated Cryptococcal Meningitis (ASTRO-CM)
This is a phase III trial to determine whether adjunctive sertraline will lead to improved survival 18-week survival.
There was an initial phase I/II unmasked dose finding pharmacokinetic study of CSF concentrations in 172 persons conducted from August 2013 to August 2014.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Adjunctive Sertraline for the Treatment of HIV-Associated Cryptococcal Meningitis|
- Survival [ Time Frame: 18 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]18-week survival. The comparison will be between sertraline 400mg group and placebo
- Safety [ Time Frame: 18 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]Safety and tolerability of adjunctive sertraline (grade 4-5) adverse reactions)
- Intolerance [ Time Frame: 18 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]Time to dose-reduction for intolerance
- Microbiologic [ Time Frame: 14 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]2 week CSF culture sterility
- Neurocognitive Performance [ Time Frame: 14 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Quantitative neurocognitive performance score (QNPZ-8) and Center for Epidemiologic Studies in Depression (CES-D) scale at 14 weeks.
- Early Fungicidal Activity [ Time Frame: 14 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]To determine whether adjunctive sertraline will lead to a faster rate of fungal clearance from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), as measured by early fungicidal activity (EFA) of clearance of the Cryptococcus colony forming units (cfu) per mL of CSF per day, compared to standard therapy alone.
- IRIS and Relapse Incidence [ Time Frame: 18 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]Cumulative incidence of central nervous system (CNS) cryptococcal-related paradoxical immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) or culture-positive relapse
- Event free survival [ Time Frame: 18 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]Event free survival of composite events of: death,central nervous system (CNS) cryptococcal-related paradoxical immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) or culture-positive relapse.
- Cost analysis [ Time Frame: 18 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Cost-benefit of adjunctive sertraline therapy
- Switching to Open Label Sertraline [ Time Frame: 14 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]Incidence of switching from blinded to open-labeled study drug due to severe depression occurring between 4 to 14 weeks.
|Study Start Date:||March 2015|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||July 2018|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||July 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Standard cryptococcal meningitis therapy with amphotericin (0.7-1.0 mg/kg/day) + fluconazole (800-1200mg/day).
Experimental: Sertraline 400mg
Standard cryptococcal meningitis therapy with amphotericin (0.7-1.0 mg/kg/day) + fluconazole (800-1200mg/day plus adjunctive sertraline therapy at 400mg/day for 2 weeks, then 200mg for 12 weeks, and then tapered over 3 weeks.
Sertraline 400mg/day for 2 weeks, then 200mg/day for 12 weeks, then tapered over 3 weeks.
This is a phase III randomized trial to evaluate whether sertraline when added to standard amphotericin-based therapy for cryptococcal meningitis, will lead to improved survival . Cryptococcal meningitis diagnosis will be made via CSF cryptococcal antigen (CRAG) at time of lumbar puncture (LP) with confirmation by CSF culture. After informed consent, subjects that meet eligibility requirements will be able to enter study. A non-randomized phase I dose-escalation study will first be conducted to help optimize dosing for a larger randomized phase II study.
Phase III Design: Subjects will be randomized to standard induction therapy with masked placebo or sertraline at 400mg/day. We will use a permutated block randomization in a 1:1 allocation (n=275 per arm). Total anticipated enrollment: 550 subjects.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01802385
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|Ifakara Health Institute||Not yet recruiting|
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|Infectious Disease Institute||Recruiting|
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|Principal Investigator: David B Meya, MBChB MMed|
|Mbarara University of Science and Technology||Recruiting|
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|Principal Investigator: Conrad Muzoora, MMed|
|Principal Investigator: Kabanda Taseera, MMed MSc|
|Principal Investigator:||David B Meya, MBCHB MMed||Infectious Disease Institute|
|Study Director:||Joshua Rhein, MD||University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute|
|Study Chair:||David R Boulware, MD MPH||University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute|