ClinicalTrials.gov
ClinicalTrials.gov Menu

Adalimumab vs. Conventional Immunosuppression for Uveitis Trial (ADVISE)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03828019
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : February 4, 2019
Last Update Posted : February 4, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
JHSPH Center for Clinical Trials

Brief Summary:
Non-infectious intermediate, posterior, and panuveitides are chronic, potentially-blinding diseases. Vision-threatening cases require long-term therapy with oral corticosteroids and immunosuppression. Based upon preliminary data, adalimumab, a fully-human, anti-TNF-α monoclonal antibody, now US FDA-approved for uveitis treatment, may be a superior corticosteroid-sparing agent than conventional immunosuppressive drugs. The ADVISE Trial is multicenter randomized, parallel-treatment, comparative effectiveness trial comparing adalimumab to conventional (small molecule) immunosuppression for corticosteroid spring in the treatment of non-infectious, intermediate, posterior, and panuveitides.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Uveitis Biological: Adalimumab (ADA) Drug: Conventional immunosuppression (CON) Phase 4

Detailed Description:

Abstract from protocol: The uveitides are a collection of diseases characterized by intraocular inflammation. Collectively, they are the 5th leading cause of blindness in the US, and the estimated cost of treating them is similar to that of treating diabetic retinopathy. Non-infectious intermediate, posterior, and panuveitides have the highest rates of visual loss and typically are treated with oral corticosteroids and immunosuppression. The Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) Trial (a randomized, comparative effectiveness trial, which compared 2 treatment paradigms for these diseases, systemic therapy with corticosteroids and immunosuppression vs. regional therapy [the fluocinolone acetonide implant]), and Follow-up Study demonstrated the superiority of the systemic approach to the regional ocular approach in terms of long-term visual outcomes with essentially no increase in systemic side effects in the systemic group. One key to systemic therapy's success was the use of systemic immunosuppression in 88% of participants, coupled with tapering the prednisone to <7.5 mg/day, a relatively safe dose. Non-alklyating agents are typically the first choice and the most often used are azathioprine, methotrexate, mycophenolate, cyclosporine, and tacrolimus. The alkylating agents, cyclophosphamide and chlorambucil, are used less often because of concerns about potential increased malignancy risk. Data from the Systemic Immunosuppressive Therapy for Eye Diseases (SITE) Cohort Study suggest that each of the conventional, non-alkylating agent immunosuppressive drugs is effective in controlling the inflammation while permitting tapering prednisone in ~40-55% of patients; hence combination therapy often is needed. Furthermore, minimizing the daily dose of prednisone is important, as the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality increase with the cumulative dose of oral corticosteroids. In June 2016, the fully-human, anti-TNF-α monoclonal antibody, adalimumab, was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of uveitis. Anti-TNF-α monoclonal antibody therapy has revolutionized the management of the rheumatic diseases largely due to its superior efficacy compared to conventional Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs. Data from VISUAL III, the extension of the two phase 3 trials that led to the FDA approval of adalimumab for the treatment of uveitis, suggest that adalimumab may be superior to conventional immunosuppression, as ~75% of participants had controlled inflammation with prednisone doses <5 mg/day. The ADalimumab Vs. conventional ImmunoSupprEssion for uveitis (ADVISE) Trial is a randomized, comparative effectiveness trial comparing adalimumab to conventional agent immunosuppression for patients with non-infectious, intermediate, posterior, and panuveitides. The primary outcome is the ability to successfully taper prednisone to <7.5 mg/day by 6 months after randomization while maintaining control of the inflammation. Secondary outcomes include prednisone discontinuation by 1 year, visual acuity, and complications of uveitis and its treatment.

ADVISE is being conducted under IND 132532. Adalimumab was FDA approved for the treatment of non-infectious intermediate, posterior, and panuveitides in adult patients in 2016 and in pediatric patients 2 years of age and older in 2018. In 2016, prior to the approval for pediatric patients, the FDA determined that use of adalimumab for the treatment of non-infectious intermediate, posterior, and panuveitides in adolescent patients in the ADVISE Trial does not increase risk for these patients as the drug is approved for treatment of pediatric patients for other indications. Although conventional immunosuppressive drugs are the standard approach and in widespread use, these drugs are not FDA approved for treatment of non-infectious intermediate, posterior, and panuveitides, and therefore an IND has been issued for this trial.


Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 222 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description: Randomized treatment assignment with allocation ratio: 1:1 and two stratification variables: (1) number of immunosuppressive drug patient is on at time of enrollment (zero vs. one); (2) Initial dose of prednisone patient will be on in trial (<30 mg/day vs. ≥30 mg/day). The unit of randomization is the patient,
Masking: None (Open Label)
Masking Description: Unmasked treatment administration and outcome assessments (participants, study ophthalmologists, visual function examiners, and study coordinators are all unmasked). Masked assessment of baseline, 1-month, 3-month, and 6-month photographic images and OCT by the Reading Center (graders masked).
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Adalimumab vs. Conventional Immunosuppression for Uveitis Trial
Estimated Study Start Date : May 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : August 30, 2022
Estimated Study Completion Date : February 28, 2023

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

Drug Information available for: Adalimumab

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Adalimumab (ADA)

Adalimumab administered by subcutaneous injection at dosage and frequency specified below; total duration of treatment is 12 months.

Adults (≥ 18 years of age) and adolescents ≥30 kg: 80 mg as initial dose; one week later by 40 mg then 40 mg every two weeks. Adolescents <30 kg: 40 mg as initial dose; one week later 20 mg then 20 mg every 2 weeks.

Biological: Adalimumab (ADA)
Adalimumab is a fully-human monoclonal antibody to TNF-α, which is approved by the U.S. FDA for the treatment of non-infectious intermediate, posterior, and panuveitides in adults and children 2 years of age and older.
Other Name: Adalimumab, Humira

Active Comparator: Conventional immunosuppression (CON)

Conventional immunosuppressive agent selected by study ophthalmologist at dose and frequency specified below;12 month treatment duration.

Azathioprine: initially 2 mg/kg/day; max dose 200 mg/day. Methotrexate initially 15mg/wk; max dose 25 mg/wk. Mycophenolate initially 1 gm BID; max dose1.5 gm BID. Cyclosporine (Sandimmune - dose 2.5 mg/kg BID and Neoral dose 2 mg/kg BID. Tacrolimus initially 1 mg BID; max dose 3 mg BID.

Drug: Conventional immunosuppression (CON)
The study ophthalmologist will select amongst the permissible drugs (methotrexate, mycophenolate mofetil or azathioprine for antimetabolites; cyclosporine or tacrolimus for calcineurin inhibitors) taking into account the side effect profile of each drug with respect to subject's clinical situation.
Other Names:
  • Azathioprine, Imuran , Cyclosporine
  • Methotrexate, Rheumatrex
  • Mycophenolate, CellCept
  • Cyclosporine, Sandimmune, Neoral
  • Tacrolimus, Prograf




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Corticosteroid-sparing treatment success within the first 6 months after randomization [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Corticosteroid-sparing success is defined as achieving inactive uveitis for two consecutive visits >= 28 days apart while on <= 7.5 mg/day of corticosteroids. Uveitis status (active vs inactive) is determined by the study ophthalmologist after reviewing the eye exam and imaging.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Corticosteroid-sparing treatment success within the first 12 months after randomization [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Corticosteroid-sparing success is defined as achieving inactive uveitis for two consecutive visits >= 28 days apart while on <= 7.5 mg/day of corticosteroids. Uveitis status (active vs inactive) is determined by the study ophthalmologist after reviewing the eye exam and imaging.

  2. Prednisone discontinuation success [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Prednisone discontinuation success is defined as achieving inactive uveitis for two consecutive visits >= 28 days apart after discontinuing corticosteroids. Uveitis status (active vs inactive) is determined by the study ophthalmologist after reviewing the eye exam and imaging.

  3. Prednisone exposure [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    E.g., cumulative prednisone dose and/or mean prednisone dose

  4. Best corrected visual acuity [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Best corrected visual acuity measured after a standardized refraction using logarithmic visual acuity charts

  5. Infections [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Incidence of infections over 12 months of follow-up

  6. Systemic adverse events [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Systemic adverse events over 12 months of follow-up

  7. Macular edema [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Macular edema over 12 months of follow-up

  8. Health utility [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Health utility will be measured using the EQ-5D

  9. Generic health-related quality of life [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Generic health-related quality of life will be measured using the SF-36

  10. Vision-related quality of life [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Vision-related quality of life will be measured using the NEI-VFQ-25



Information from the National Library of Medicine

Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.


Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Age 13 years or older
  2. Active or recently active (≤ 60 days) non-infectious, intermediate, posterior, or panuveitis
  3. Prednisone indication meets one of the following:

    a. Active uveitis requiring one of the following i. Initiation of prednisone at dose greater than 7.5 mg/day ii. Increasing prednisone dose to greater than 7.5 mg/day iii. Currently receiving dose greater than 7.5 mg/day

    b. Inactive uveitis on current dose greater 7.5 mg/day

  4. Initiation or addition of an immunosuppressive drug (i.e., a conventional immunosuppressive drug or adalimumab) is indicated
  5. If currently receiving a conventional immunosuppressive drug, the drug and dose have been stable for at least 30 days
  6. Patient able and willing to self-administer subcutaneous injections or have a qualified person available to administer subcutaneous injections
  7. If posterior segment disease is present, ability to assess activity in at least one eye with uveitis
  8. Visual acuity of light perception or better in at least one eye with uveitis

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Active tuberculosis or untreated latent tuberculosis (e.g., positive interferon-γ release assay [IGRA] test, such as Quantiferon-gold)
  2. Untreated active hepatitis B or C infection
  3. Behçet disease
  4. Multiple sclerosis
  5. For patients with intermediate uveitis, abnormal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain consistent with demyelinating disease
  6. Use of anti-TNF monoclonal antibody therapy within past 60 days
  7. History of adalimumab intolerance or ineffectiveness
  8. Current treatment with an alkylating agent
  9. Current treatment with more than one immunosuppressive drug, not including oral corticosteroids
  10. Shorter-acting regional corticosteroids administered within the past 30 days in any eye(s) with uveitis
  11. Long-acting ocular corticosteroid implants, i.e., fluocinolone acetonide implant (e.g., Retisert®, YutiqTM, Iluvien®) placed within past 3 years unless uveitis is active in all eye(s) with an implant
  12. Systemic disease that is sufficiently active such that it dictates therapy with systemic corticosteroids or immunosuppressive agents at the time of enrollment
  13. Immunodeficiency disease for which immunosuppressive therapy would be contraindicated according to best medical judgment
  14. Pregnancy, lactation, or for women of child-bearing potential unwillingness to use appropriate birth control for the duration of the trial
  15. Medical problems or drug or alcohol dependence problems sufficient to prevent adherence to treatment and study procedures.

Information from the National Library of Medicine

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): NCT03828019


Contacts
Contact: Janet T Holbrook, PhD MPH 443-287-5791 jholbro1@jhu.edu
Contact: Elizabeth A Sugar, PhD esugar2@jhu.edu

  Show 31 Study Locations
Sponsors and Collaborators
JHSPH Center for Clinical Trials
Investigators
Study Chair: Douglas A Jabs, MD MBA Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, New York, NY

Responsible Party: JHSPH Center for Clinical Trials
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03828019     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 9196
First Posted: February 4, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 4, 2019
Last Verified: January 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description: A public use dataset corresponding to the primary manuscript and compliant with HIPAA regulations will be prepared within 1 year of completion of data collection. An encrypted data set containing de-identified data, a data dictionary and other study documentation (e.g. protocol and study manuals) will be provide after the data use agreement has been executed (see access criteria below).
Supporting Materials: Study Protocol
Statistical Analysis Plan (SAP)
Informed Consent Form (ICF)
Clinical Study Report (CSR)
Time Frame: One year after completion of data collection, the data set will be available upon request .
Access Criteria: Requests for access to data will be reviewed by the Executive Committee to confirm oversight authority approval (e.g. IRB approval) and a minimum standard of scientific merit. Once a request is approved, the investigator will be required to sign a data use agreement approved by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Office of Research Administration. An encrypted data set containing de-identified data, a data dictionary and other study documentation (e.g. protocol and study manuals) will be provide after the data use agreement has been executed.

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Uveitis
Uveal Diseases
Eye Diseases
Methotrexate
Azathioprine
Cyclosporine
Tacrolimus
Cyclosporins
Mycophenolic Acid
Adalimumab
Abortifacient Agents, Nonsteroidal
Abortifacient Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antimetabolites
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Folic Acid Antagonists
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Antirheumatic Agents
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
Calcineurin Inhibitors
Antifungal Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antibiotics, Antitubercular