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Prevention of Hepatitis B Virus Vertical Transmission by Serovaccination and Tenofovir During Pregnancy

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Célia Lloret-Linares, MD PhD, Hopital Lariboisière Identifier:
First received: January 16, 2014
Last updated: April 26, 2017
Last verified: April 2017
The risk of vertical HBV transmission is related to HBV DNA level in pregnant women, around 30% in women with HBV DNA above 1, 000 000 I.U/mL despite serovaccination of newborns. Using tenofovir DF during the last trimester of pregnancy allows to reduce the risk, but data from Western countries are needed.

Condition Intervention Phase
Pregnancy HBV Drug: Tenofovir DF Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Prevention of Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Mother-to-Child (MTC) Transmission by Serovaccination of Newborns and Use of Tenofovir DF During the Last Trimester of Pregnancy in Mothers With HBV DNA Above 100, 000 I.U/mL

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Further study details as provided by Célia Lloret-Linares, MD PhD, Hopital Lariboisière:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Rate of chronically infected (positive HBs Ag) children born from mothers with HBV DNA above 100, 000 I.U/mL being given tenofovir during the last trimester of pregnancy. [ Time Frame: At 9 months after birth ]

Enrollment: 37
Study Start Date: July 2012
Study Completion Date: July 2016
Primary Completion Date: January 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
tenofovir DF one pill (245 mg) per day from week 28 of pregnancy to week 12 after birth
Drug: Tenofovir DF
Tenofovir DF will be started at week 28 of pregnancy and stopped or not, according to the physician's decision, at week 12 after birth

Detailed Description:
The prevalence of HBs Ag carriage in pregnant women varies in France, according to the native country, with higher rates in those originating from sub-Saharan Africa and Asia (5 to 8% in Parisian area). The level of HBV DNA varies according to HBe status and geographical origin, and is strongly predictive of the risk of HBV mother-to-child transmission (MTCT). The rate of vertical transmission (Yuan J et al. J Viral Hepatitis 2006) was 0% in newborns to mothers with HBV DNA less than 100,000 copies/mL and up to more than 40% in newborns to mothers with HBV DNA above 8 Log10 copies/mL, despite serovaccination at birth, thus justifying the use of tenofovir DF during the last trimester of pregnancy in highly viraemic pregnant women, as mentionned in EASL 2012 Guidelines. Data are needed concerning the results of this strategy in western countries, justifying this prospective study.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • pregnant women
  • positive for HBs Ag
  • HBV DNA above 100,000 I.U/mL

Exclusion Criteria:

  • HIV co-infection
  • HDV co-infection
  • requiring, according to the physician's decision, a treatment for herself and not only to prevent HBV MTC transmission
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT02039362

Hopital Lariboisiere
Paris, France, 75475
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hopital Lariboisière
Principal Investigator: Pierre O SELLIER, MD, PhD Hopital Lariboisiere, Paris, France
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Célia Lloret-Linares, MD PhD, Professor at Paris VII University (Denis Diderot), physician, Hopital Lariboisière Identifier: NCT02039362     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Liver002
Study First Received: January 16, 2014
Last Updated: April 26, 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hepatitis B
Hepadnaviridae Infections
DNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Hepatitis, Viral, Human
Liver Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Anti-Retroviral Agents
Anti-HIV Agents processed this record on August 18, 2017