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The Effects of Gevokizumab in Corticosteroid-resistant Subjects With Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01950312
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 25, 2013
Last Update Posted : February 3, 2016
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine if gevokizumab therapy may be an alternate therapy in patients with steroid resistant Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease Drug: gevokizumab Phase 2

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 10 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open-label Study of the Effects of Gevokizumab in Corticosteroid-resistant Subjects With Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease
Study Start Date : August 2013
Primary Completion Date : October 2015
Study Completion Date : December 2015

Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: gevokizumab
Solution for subcutaneous injection
Drug: gevokizumab

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Improved hearing threshold, as defined by an improvement in either the PTA (Pure Tone Average) of >=5 dB (Decibel), or 12% in the WRS (Word Recognition Score) [ Time Frame: Day 28 to Day 84 ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease with active deterioration in at least one ear
  • Failure to respond to a trial of high-dose corticosteroid therapy
  • Contraceptive measures adequate to prevent pregnancy during the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Evidence of retrocochlear pathology (vestibular schwannoma) or inner ear malformation (Mondini Malformation or Enlarged Vestibular Aqueduct)
  • History of active or chronic infections
  • Currently receiving, or having received treatment for a malignancy in the past three years
  • Hearing loss that coincides with significant, disabling episodes of vertigo
  • History of allergic or anaphylactic reactions to monoclonal antibodies
  • Female subjects who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, have recently delivered, or are breast-feeding

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01950312

United States, New York
Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Hearing & Speech Center
New Hyde Park, New York, United States, 11040
Sponsors and Collaborators
Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
More Information

Responsible Party: XOMA (US) LLC
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01950312     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: X052180
R33DC011827 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: September 25, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 3, 2016
Last Verified: February 2016

Keywords provided by XOMA (US) LLC:
Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease
Inner Ear Disease
Meniere's Disease
Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ear Diseases
Labyrinth Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases