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Efficacy and Safety of Sinusitis Hevert SL Tablets Compared to Placebo in Adult Patients With Acute, Uncomplicated Rhinosinusitis (CESAR)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT02296814
First Posted: November 20, 2014
Last Update Posted: July 17, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hevert-Arzneimittel GmbH & Co. KG
  Purpose
Study to verify the efficacy and tolerability of Sinusitis Hevert SL tablets compared to placebo in adult patients with acute, uncomplicated rhinosinusitis (inflammation of the nasal and paranasal sinuses).

Condition Intervention Phase
Acute Rhinosinusitis Drug: Sinusitis Hevert SL Tablet Drug: Placebo for Sinusitis Hevert SL Tablet Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy and Safety of Sinusitis Hevert SL Tablets Compared to Placebo in Adult Patients With Acute, Uncomplicated Rhinosinusitis. A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Parallel Group Phase IV Study (Sinusitis Study)

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Further study details as provided by Hevert-Arzneimittel GmbH & Co. KG:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Rate of responders [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
    Rate of responders which occur between baseline and 14 days after baseline (V4). A response is defined as stable reduction of MRSSpat (sum of 5 main rhinosinusitis symptoms daily assessed by the patient) by at least 50%, i.e. reduction by at least 50% and no subsequent change from baseline ≥ 50% up to treatment termination.

  • Rate of remissions [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
    Rate of remissions which occur between baseline and V4. A remission is defined as complete disappearance of all 5 main rhinosinusitis symptoms with no subsequent reoccurrence of any symptom up to treatment termination.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to response [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
    a) Time to response

  • Change in the overall MRSSinv (main symptoms) [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
    Change in the overall MRSSinv (sum of 5 main rhinosinusitis symptoms, assessed by the Investigator) at V2 (7 days after baseline), V3 (10 days after baseline) and V4 (14 days after baseline), as well as in the time course of the study

  • Change in the overall MRSSinv (remaining symptoms) [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
    Change in the overall MRSSinv (sum of the remaining symptoms, assessed by the Investigator) at V2, V3 and V4, as well as in the time course of the study

  • Time to disappearance [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
    Time to disappearance in the individual MRSSpat symptoms (in case of positive baseline value)

  • Time to improvement [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
    Time to improvement in the individual MRSSpat symptoms (in case of positive baseline value)

  • Time to remission [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
    Time to remission

  • Change in the individual MRSSinv symptoms [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
    Change in the individual MRSSinv symptoms, assessed by the Investigator, between baseline and V2, V3 and V4, as well as in the time course of the study

  • SNOT-20 GAV [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
    1. Change in the Sino-Nasal Outcome Test, German Adapted Version (SNOT-20 GAV), in the Overall Score (OS) as well as in the sub scores PNS (Primary Nasal Symptoms), SRS (Secondary Rhinogenous Symptoms, and Quality of Life Score (GQOL), assessed by the patient between baseline and V2, V3 and V4
    2. Change in the SNOT-20 GAV, score of 5 most important symptoms, assessed by the patient between baseline and V2, V3 and V4
    3. Change in the SNOT-20 GAV, individual symptoms, assessed by the patient between baseline and V2, V3 and V4, respectively

  • VASpat [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
    Change in the assessment of health status by patient using a Visual Analogue Scale (VASpat) using a 10-cm scale (0= best state of health to 10= worst state of health) between baseline and V2, V3 and V4

  • VASinv [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
    Change in the assessment of the patient's health status by the investigator using a Visual Analogue Scale (VASinv) between baseline and V4

  • Change in the assessment of the patient's health status [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
    Change in the assessment of the patient's health status by the investigator using a Visual Analogue Scale (VASinv) between baseline and V4

  • General assessment of efficacy [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
    General assessment of efficacy by the investigator (on a 4-point rating scale) at each visit from V2 to V4

  • Rescue medication [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
    Use of antibiotics / allowed rescue medication


Enrollment: 314
Study Start Date: November 2014
Study Completion Date: April 2015
Primary Completion Date: April 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Sinusitis Hevert SL Tablet
two weeks treatment
Drug: Sinusitis Hevert SL Tablet
1st week: 6 times daily 2 tablets and 2nd week: 4 times daily 2 tablets
Placebo Comparator: Placebo for Sinusitis Hevert SL Tablet
two weeks treatment
Drug: Placebo for Sinusitis Hevert SL Tablet
1st week: 6 times daily 2 tablets and 2nd week: 4 times daily 2 tablets

Detailed Description:

Acute rhinosinusitis is one of the most common diseases worldwide with a prevalence of 6-15% and a large impact on quality of life and socioeconomics. The majority of infections are of viral origin, while acute bacterial infection occurs in only 0.5-2% of cases. Currently available treatment includes a variety of remedies, like analgesic, inhalation with water steam of diluted drugs, nasal douche or spray, decongestant and mucolytic remedies as well as antibiotics.

Sinusitis Hevert SL is registered since 2003 for the treatment of inflammation of the nose and throat region and the sinuses (sinusitis) and contains eleven homeopathic single substances which are classically used in homeopathy for this condition, but has not been evaluated in a randomized controlled clinical trial. In this multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group phase IV study the efficacy and safety of Sinusitis Hevert SL tablets compared to placebo in adult patients with acute, uncomplicated rhinosinusitis shall be demonstrated.

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Signed informed consent
  2. Male and female outpatients, aged ≥ 18 and ≤ 75 years
  3. Diagnosis of acute, uncomplicated (or recurrent acute) rhinosinusitis

    • characterized by Major Rhinosinusitis Symptom Score (MRSSinv) ≥ 8 and ≤ 15 points
    • individual score for facial pain/pressure (on bending) ≥ 1 (mild) and ≤ 2 (moderate)
    • with presence of symptoms ≤ 3 days prior to inclusion Out of the 5 main rhinosinusitis symptoms, at least 3 must be present. Among these, the presence of nasal congestion and facial pain / pressure (on bending) is mandatory.
  4. Women of childbearing potential: willingness to use contraception methods

Exclusion Criteria:

Medical history

  • Diseases

    1. Chronic rhinosinusitis (i.e. all forms and causes of persistent chronic rhinosinusitis)
    2. Polyposis nasi, recent history
    3. Infection of dental origin in the maxilla
    4. Cystic fibrosis, recent history
    5. Anatomical deviations of the nasal septum that significantly impair nasal and paranasal ventilation / air flow
    6. Acute symptoms of a known allergic rhinitis
    7. History of smoking within the last two years prior to study enrolment or current smoking habits
    8. Patients with asthma
    9. Known hypersensitivity to study medication or excipients (asteraceae, lactose, allergy to bee venom, etc.)
    10. Underlying diseases leading to a significant immune deficiency
    11. Signs or symptoms of bacterial sinusitis requiring antibiotic treatment (e.g. fever >38.3°C, orbital complications, severe unilateral frontal headache or toothache)
    12. Patients with progressive auto-immune diseases, tuberculosis, leukemia or leukemia-like diseases, multiple sclerosis, inflammatory diseases of the connective tissues, rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus erythematodes, HIV infection or other chronic viral diseases
    13. Patients with untreated/unstable thyroid gland disorder (treatment should not include iodine supplementation)
    14. Pre-menopausal women (last menstruation ≤ 1 year prior to informed consent) who:
  • are nursing or pregnant,
  • or are of child-bearing potential and are not practicing an acceptable method of birth control, or do not plan to continue using this method throughout the study. Acceptable methods of birth control include transdermal patch, intra uterine devices/systems (IUDs/IUSs), oral, implantable or injectable contraceptives, double barrier methods, sexual abstinence and vasectomised partner.

    15. Severe diseases of liver or kidney 16. Severe somatopathic, neurological and / or psychiatric diseases 17. Patients with malignant growth processes or cancer treatment within the last two years prior to study inclusion.

    18. History of alcohol or drug abuse

  • Medication

    1. Treatment with systemic or nasal antibiotics or nasal or systemic corticosteroids within the last 4 weeks prior to study inclusion
    2. Treatment with alternative medicine preparations (homeopathic and phytotherapeutical drugs) for treatment of common cold like symptoms or with immunomodulating properties (such as Echinacea), within the last 7 days prior to study inclusion
    3. Treatment with decongestant (α-sympathomimetics on the day of study inclusion within 5 hours prior to screening and during the study)
    4. Chronic use of decongestant remedies
    5. Treatment with immunosuppressive medication 8 weeks prior to study inclusion and during the study for any condition
    6. Systemic antiviral treatment such as aciclovir; zanamivir, or oseltamivir within 30 days prior to study inclusion
    7. Patients requiring antibiotic treatment for any condition at study entry
  • General

    1. Parallel participation in any other clinical study or participation in another study within less than 6 weeks prior to study inclusion, or previous participation in this same study
    2. Legal incapacity and / or other circumstances rendering the patient unable to understand the nature, scope and possible impact of the study
    3. Patients in custody by juridical or official order
    4. Patients who have difficulties in understanding the language (German) in which the patient information is given
    5. Patients who are employees of a trial center, the CRO, the sponsor or its authorised representatives or are relatives either of the study site staff, the CRO staff; the sponsor staff or its authorised representatives
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02296814


Locations
Germany
Immanuel Krankenhaus Berlin
Berlin, Germany
Site in Berlin
Berlin, Germany
Site in Bochum
Bochum, Germany
Site in Chemnitz
Chemnitz, Germany
Site in Dresden
Dresden, Germany
Site in Duisburg
Duisburg, Germany
Site in Düren
Düren, Germany
Site in Essen
Essen, Germany
Site in Frankfurt am Main
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Site in Gars am Inn
Gars am Inn, Germany
Site in Goch
Goch, Germany
Site in Haag
Haag, Germany
Site in Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany
Site in Heidelberg
Heidelberg, Germany
Site in Köln
Köln, Germany
Site in Künzing
Künzing, Germany
Site in Leipzig
Leipzig, Germany
Site in Röthenbach
Röthenbach, Germany
Site in Wiesbaden
Wiesbaden, Germany
Site in Wolmirstedt
Wolmirstedt, Germany
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hevert-Arzneimittel GmbH & Co. KG
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Andreas Michalsen, Prof Dr Immanuel Krankenhaus Berlin
  More Information

Responsible Party: Hevert-Arzneimittel GmbH & Co. KG
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02296814     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SHDE-1
2014-000907-29 ( EudraCT Number )
DRKS00006877 ( Registry Identifier: DRKS )
First Submitted: November 7, 2014
First Posted: November 20, 2014
Last Update Posted: July 17, 2015
Last Verified: July 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Sinusitis
Paranasal Sinus Diseases
Nose Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases