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Young Plasma Transfusions for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified October 2017 by University of California, San Francisco
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT02460731
First Posted: June 2, 2015
Last Update Posted: October 26, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of California, San Francisco
  Purpose
This is a phase 1, multi-center, open-label study of the safety, tolerability, pharmacodynamics, and preliminary efficacy of young (<30 years of age) healthy male donor plasma transfusions in patients with PSP. Up to 10 subjects will receive once monthly 4-unit transfusions of young healthy male donor plasma for 6 months.

Condition Intervention Phase
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Other: Fresh Frozen Plasma Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A 6 Month, Open-Label, Pilot Futility Clinical Trial of Monthly Young Healthy Male Donor Plasma Transfusions for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

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Further study details as provided by University of California, San Francisco:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of patients experiencing drug limiting toxicity (DLT) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    To determine the safety and tolerability of once monthly 4-unit transfusions of young (<30 years of age) healthy male donor plasma for 6 months in patients with progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). Number of patients experiencing drug limiting toxicity (DLT), defined as: 1) any Grade 3 or higher adverse event (AE) per National Cancer Institute (NCI) Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) for which there is reasonable possibility that salsalate caused the event, 2) any Grade 2 AE in the CTCAE system organ class of nervous system disorders that is considered clinically significant and for which there is reasonable possibility that salsalate caused the event, or 3) any Grade 2 or higher treatment-related adverse events during administration that do not resolve promptly with supportive treatment


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes in motor function as measured by Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Rating Scale (PSPRS) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Motor function as measured by Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Rating Scale (PSPRS) comprising 28 items in six categories: daily activities (by history), behavior, bulbar, ocular motor, limb motor and gait/midline The available total score ranges from 0 to 100; lower scores reflect better outcome.

  • Changes in cognition as measured by Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Rating Scale (PSPRS) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Cognitive function as measured by Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Rating Scale (PSPRS) comprising 28 items in six categories: daily activities (by history), behavior, bulbar, ocular motor, limb motor and gait/midline The available total score ranges from 0 to 100; lower scores reflect better outcome.

  • Changes in activities of daily living as measured by Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Rating Scale (PSPRS) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Activities of daily living as measured by Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Rating Scale (PSPRS) comprising 28 items in six categories: daily activities (by history), behavior, bulbar, ocular motor, limb motor and gait/midline The available total score ranges from 0 to 100; lower scores reflect better outcome.

  • Changes in behavior as measured by Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Rating Scale (PSPRS) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Behavior as measured by Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Rating Scale (PSPRS) comprising 28 items in six categories: daily activities (by history), behavior, bulbar, ocular motor, limb motor and gait/midline The available total score ranges from 0 to 100; lower scores reflect better outcome.


Other Outcome Measures:
  • Changes in concentration of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Changes in the concentrations of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers of neurodegeneration [neurofilament light chain (NfL), total tau, and phosphorylated tau]

  • Changes in brain volume [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Changes in brain volume [T1-weighted volumetric magnetic resonance imaging (vMRI)], brain network functional and structural connectivity and perfusion [resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rsfMRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), and arterial spin labeling (ASL) perfusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)]

  • Changes in motor function [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Motor function as measured by Schwab and England Activities of Daily Living scale (SEADL), PSP-Quality of Life. Scores range from one hundred percent, which indicates a completely independent individual, and zero percent, which indicates an individual in who is no longer functioning.

  • Changes in cognition [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Cognition as measured by Schwab and England Activities of Daily Living scale (SEADL), PSP-Quality of Life. Scores range from one hundred percent, which indicates a completely independent individual, and zero percent, which indicates an individual in who is no longer functioning.

  • Changes in activities of daily living [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Activities of daily living as measured by Schwab and England Activities of Daily Living scale (SEADL), PSP-Quality of Life. Scores range from one hundred percent, which indicates a completely independent individual, and zero percent, which indicates an individual in who is no longer functioning.

  • Changes in behavior [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Behavior as measured by Schwab and England Activities of Daily Living scale (SEADL), PSP-Quality of Life. Scores range from one hundred percent, which indicates a completely independent individual, and zero percent, which indicates an individual in who is no longer functioning.

  • Changes in saccade eye movements [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    To explore the effects of 2,250 mg daily salsalate on changes in saccade latency, velocity, and amplitude [infrared oculometry] from Screening to end of month 3 and end of month 6 compared to historical data

  • Changes in sleep [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Changes in actigraphic measures

  • Changes in activity levels [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Changes in actigraphic measures


Estimated Enrollment: 10
Study Start Date: May 2015
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Fresh Frozen Plasma
Fresh Frozen Plasma [young (<30 years of age) healthy male donors]
Other: Fresh Frozen Plasma
Fresh Frozen Plasma [young (<30 years of age) healthy male donors] Solution for intravenous infusion

Detailed Description:

This is a phase 1, multi-center, open-label study of the safety, tolerability, pharmacodynamics, and preliminary efficacy of young (<30 years of age) healthy male donor plasma transfusions in patients with PSP. Up to 10 subjects will receive once monthly 4-unit transfusions of young healthy male donor plasma for 6 months.

If ≥3 subjects experience drug limiting toxicity (DLT), as defined in Section 7.19, the study will be terminated. Any subject that experiences a DLT will be discontinued from further treatment with the study drug.

An interim futility analysis will be performed after five subjects have completed 6 months of study drug treatment. If the criteria listed in Section 9.3 of this protocol are met, an additional 5 subjects will be enrolled in the trial. If not, the trial will be terminated.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Meets National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (NINDS-SPSP) probable or possible PSP criteria (Litvan et al. 1996b), as modified for the AL-108-231 davunetide trial (Boxer et al. 2014);
  2. Between 50 and 85 years of age (inclusive);
  3. MRI at Screening is consistent with PSP (≤ 4 microhemorrhages and no large strokes or severe white matter disease);
  4. MMSE score at Screening is between 14 and 30 (inclusive);
  5. Stable medications for 2 months prior to Screening, including Food and Drug Administration- (FDA-) approved Alzheimer's disease (AD) medications and Parkinson's disease medications;
  6. Availability of a study partner who knows the subject well and is willing to accompany the subject to all trial visits and to participate in questionnaires;
  7. Agrees to 3 MRIs;
  8. Agrees to 2 lumbar punctures for CSF examination;
  9. Signed and dated written informed consent obtained from the subject and subject's caregiver in accordance with local IRB regulations;
  10. Males and all WCBP agree to abstain from sex or use an adequate method of contraception for the duration of the study and for 30 days after the last dose of study drug.

    • Adequate contraceptive methods include those with a low failure rate, i.e., less than 1% per year, when used consistently and correctly, such as complete abstinence from sexual intercourse with a potentially fertile partner, and some double barrier methods (condom with spermicide) in conjunction with use by the partner of an intrauterine device (IUD), diaphragm with spermicide, oral contraceptives, birth control patch or vaginal ring, oral, or injectable or implanted contraceptives;
    • For this study, a woman who has been surgically sterilized or who has been in a state of amenorrhea for more than two years will be deemed not to be of childbearing potential.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Meets National Institute on Aging-Alzheimer's Association Workgroups criteria for probable AD (McKhann et al. 2011);
  2. Any medical condition other than PSP that could account for cognitive deficits (e.g., active seizure disorder, stroke, vascular dementia);
  3. A prominent and sustained response to levodopa therapy;
  4. History of significant cardiovascular, hematologic, renal, or hepatic disease (or laboratory evidence thereof);
  5. History of major psychiatric illness or untreated depression;
  6. Neutrophil count <1,500/mm3, platelets <100,000/mm3, serum creatinine >1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN), total bilirubin >1.5 x ULN, alanine aminotransferase (ALT) >3 x ULN, aspartate aminotransferase (AST) >3 x ULN, or INR >1.2 at Screening evaluations;
  7. Evidence of any clinically significant findings on Screening or baseline evaluations which, in the opinion of the Investigator would pose a safety risk or interfere with appropriate interpretation of study data;
  8. Current or recent history (within four weeks prior to Screening) of a clinically significant bacterial, fungal, or mycobacterial infection;
  9. Current clinically significant viral infection;
  10. Major surgery within four weeks prior to Screening;
  11. Any contraindication to or unable to tolerate lumbar puncture at Screening, including use of anti-coagulant medications such as warfarin. Daily administration of 81 mg aspirin will be allowed as long as the dose is stable for 30 days prior to Screening;
  12. Any contraindication to monthly plasma transfusions, including but not limited to: a. History of significant transfusion complications; b. Lack of a competent adult in the home to summon medical assistance if needed; c. Lack of a telephone to contact emergency personnel or lack of easy access for emergency vehicles; d. Compatible plasma units not available; e. Prior intolerance to intravenous (IV) fluids; f. IgA deficiency by history or laboratory evidence at Screening; g. Uremia or bleeding; h. Any concurrent use of an anti-coagulant therapy. Daily administration of 81 mg aspirin will be allowed as long as the dose is stable for 30 days prior to Screening. Anti-platelet drugs are acceptable.
  13. Treatment with another investigational drug or participation in another interventional clinical trial within 3 months of Screening;
  14. Treatment with any human blood product, including IV immunoglobulin, during the 6 months prior to Screening or during the trial;
  15. Pregnant or lactating;
  16. Positive pregnancy test at Screening or Baseline (Day 1);
  17. Cancer within 5 years of Screening, except for non-metastatic skin cancer or non-metastatic prostate cancer not expected to cause significant morbidity or mortality within one year of Baseline.
  Contacts and Locations
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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02460731


Contacts
Contact: Noelle Ohanesian, BA 415-476-0669 noelle.ohanesian@ucsf.edu
Contact: Mary Koestler, RN, PhD 415-476-0661 mary.koestler@ucsf.edu

Locations
United States, California
University of California, San Francisco, Memory and Aging Center Recruiting
San Francisco, California, United States, 94158
Contact: Noelle Ohanesian, BA    415-476-0669    noelle.ohanesian@ucsf.edu   
Contact: Mary Koestler, RN, PhD    415- 476- 0661    mary.koestler@ucsf.edu   
Sub-Investigator: Adam Boxer, MD, PhD         
Principal Investigator: Richard Tsai, MD, MBA         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, San Francisco
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Richard Tsai, MD, MBA University of California, San Francisco Memory and Aging Center
  More Information

Publications:

Responsible Party: University of California, San Francisco
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02460731     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PSP-YP-001
First Submitted: May 19, 2015
First Posted: June 2, 2015
Last Update Posted: October 26, 2017
Last Verified: October 2017

Keywords provided by University of California, San Francisco:
PSP
Young Plasma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Paralysis
Supranuclear Palsy, Progressive
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Movement Disorders
Ophthalmoplegia
Ocular Motility Disorders
Cranial Nerve Diseases
Tauopathies
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Eye Diseases