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A Safety and Efficacy Study of Infusions of HepaStem in Urea Cycle Disorders Pediatric Patients

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03884959
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : March 21, 2019
Last Update Posted : March 21, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
LIFELIVER

Brief Summary:

This is a phase2, prospective, open label study designed to investigate the safety and efficacy of several infusions of HepaStem. This study will include 5 pediatric Urea Cycle Disorder (UCD) patients under 12 years old.

Its assessment includes all safety parameters and an efficacy assessment based on 13C tracer tests, ammonia, medication and diet changes.

HepaStem will be administered in addition to the conventional UCD treatments.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Urea Cycle Disorder Biological: HepaStem Infusion Phase 2

Detailed Description:

Patient eligibility will be assessed during the Screening visit. The investigator should ensure that the chronic metabolic treatment (i.e. balance between low protein diet, supplements in amino acid mix, nitrogen scavenger and supplements in arginine and/or citrulline) of the patient is optimized for his/her metabolic condition.

During the baseline period, 3 study visits will take place at 6 weeks interval for assessing the metabolic condition and the chronic metabolic treatment of the patient.

A calculated dose based on patient's body weight will be administered via Permanent mesenteric Portal Access and Catheter for four times or a Transient Percutaneous Transhepatic Catheter for three times.

The follow-up period will start approximately 12 weeks after the first HepaStem infusion day. This period will last approximately 9 months. Study visits will take place every 1.5month, FU visit 1 to FU visit 7.

Primary Objective:

  1. To demonstrate the functional efficacy of HepaStem at 6 months after initiation of infusion in terms of ureagenesis improvement based on a functional test (13C tracer method)
  2. To evaluate the safety of Hepastem up to one year after initiation the Hepastem infusion

Secondary Objective:

1. To evaluate the efficacy of Hepastem in terms of functional, clinical, and biochemical parameters up to one year after initiation of the infusion.


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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 5 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Intervention Model Description: This is a single group, open label study
Masking: None (Open Label)
Masking Description: No Masking applied.
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Prospective, Open Label, Safety and Efficacy Study of Infusions of HepaStem in Urea Cycle Disorders Pediatric Patients
Actual Study Start Date : July 12, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2020


Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: HepaStem Infusion
A calculated dose based on patient's body weight will be administered via Permanent mesenteric Portal Access and Catheter for four times or a Transient Percutaneous Transhepatic Catheter for three times.
Biological: HepaStem Infusion
HepaStem will be infused intravenously into the portal vein, either (1) via a permanent mesenteric PAC inserted surgically in an affluent of the portal vein; or (2) through a transient percutaneous transhepatic catheter inserted in to the portal vein under radio guidance.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change of ureagenesis [ Time Frame: at 6 months after the first infusion ]

    Change of de novo ureagenesis at 6 months after the first infusion:

    absolute 13C blood urea AUC-120 min quantified with the 13C Tracer method at FU visit 3 compared with baseline evaluations.


  2. Hemodynamics (measurement of portal vein pressures) [ Time Frame: up to 12 months after the first infusion ]
    Safety evaluation in terms of portal-vein hemodynamics

  3. Number of subjects with anti-HLA antibody [ Time Frame: up to 12 months after the first infusion ]
    Safety evaluation in terms of de novo detection of donor-specific circulating anti-HLA antibodies and/or other immune-related markers

  4. Number of subjects with SAEs and AEs [ Time Frame: up to 12 months after the first infusion ]
    Safety evaluations in terms of SAEs and clinically significant AEs related to study procedures


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change of ureagenesis [ Time Frame: at 3, 9 and 12 months after the first infusion ]

    Change of de novo ureagenesis at 3, 9 and 12 months after the first infusion:

    absolute 13C blood urea AUC-120 min quantified with the 13C Tracer method at FU visit 1, 5 and 7 compared with baseline evaluations.


  2. Change of chronic protein intake [ Time Frame: Up to 12 months after the first infusion ]
    Chronic protein intake (total and natural protein, reported in mg/kg/day and reported as compared to WHO safe level for age) considering diet evaluations at study visits during baseline period and at scheduled study visits during the follow-up period.

  3. Change of chronic nitrogen scavenger dose [ Time Frame: Up to 12 months after the first infusion ]
    Chronic nitrogen scavenger dose (mg/kg/day) considering reported doses at scheduled study visits during baseline period and at scheduled study visits during the follow-up period.

  4. Change of the level of blood ammonia [ Time Frame: Up to 12 months after the first infusion ]
    Blood ammonia considering values measured at scheduled study visits during screening and baseline periods ant at scheduled study visits during the follow-up period.

  5. Change of relevant blood amino acids values [ Time Frame: Up to 12 months after the first infusion ]
    Relevant blood amino acids considering values measured at scheduled study visits during the screening and baseline periods and at scheduled study visits during the follow-up period.

  6. Number of subjects with Metabolic decompensations [ Time Frame: Up to 12 months after the first infusion ]
    Metabolic decompensations (hyperammonemia episodes with evocative symptomatology such as drowsiness, gastrointestinal symptoms and treated at hospital), considering all collected events during screening and baseline periods, during active treatment period, during follow-up period.

  7. Change of chronic single amino acid intake [ Time Frame: Up to 12 months after the first infusion ]
    Chronic single animo acid intake considering reported doses at study visits during baseline period and at study visits during the follow-up period.

  8. Evaluation of cognitive skill [ Time Frame: Up to 12 months after the first infusion ]
    Change of patient's cognitive skill score between the baseline period (at Baseline visit 1) and the follow-up period (at Follow up visit 7) will be evaluated by the Bayley Scales of Infant Development. (7 classes, from extremely low to very superior)

  9. Evaluation of Behavior indicator [ Time Frame: Up to 12 months after the first infusion ]
    Behavior indicator will be evaluated by the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) at Baseline visit 1, during follow-up period at 4.5 months, 7.5 months and 12 months post-first fusion (at Follow up visit 2, 4, 7)

  10. Evaluation of health-related Quality of Life (QoL) indicator [ Time Frame: Up to 12 months after the first infusion ]
    Health-related QoL indicator will be evaluated by the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory at Baseline visit 1, during follow-up period at 4.5 months, 7.5 months and 12 months post-first fusion (at Follow up visit 2, 4, 7)



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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 12 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • The patient is a pediatric patient <12 years
  • The patients presents with one of the following UCDs. (CPS1D, OTCD, ASSD, ASLD, ARGD)
  • The patient has severe disease with impaired protein tolerance defined as: chronic protein restricted diet AND chronic treatment with at lease one nitrogen scavenger.
  • The patient shows patency of the portal vein and its branches including mesenteric veins, with normal flow velocity as confirmed by Doppler US and accessibility of the portal vein and/or affluents.
  • The patient (if capable of signing) and parents or legal representative have signed a written informed consent form.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • The patient presents acute liver failure.
  • The patient presents clinical or radiological evidence of liver cirrhosis.
  • The patient presents or has a history of hepatic or extrahepatic malignancy.
  • The patient has a known clinically significant cardiac malformation.
  • The patient has a personal history of venous thrombosis, or has a clinically significant abnormal value for protein S, protein C, anti-thrombin III, and/or activated Protein C Resistance (aPCR) at screening. In case of known family history, a complete coagulation work-up should be performed. in all above described cases, results need to be discussed with sponsor before enrolling the patient in the study.
  • Patient currently receiving other unapproved investigational drug or device.
  • The patient underwent previous mature liver cell or stem cell transplantation or received an organ liver transplant or received HepaStem infusion.
  • The patient has a contraindication to methylprednisolone, tacrolimus.
  • The patient has a known hypersensitivity or allergy to heparin.
  • The patient has a known hypersensitivity or allergy to the antibiotics preventing post-operative infections that are prescribed according to institutional guidelines, and no alternative prophylaxis can be found.
  • The patient had or has a renal insufficiency treated by dialysis.
  • The patient requires valproate therapy.
  • The patient has a known hypersensitivity or allergy to contrast agents (if applicable) that cannot be treated adequately.
  • The patient has a thrombosis of the portal vein or persisting impairment of anterograde portal blood flow.
  • The patient has a porto systemic shunt or fistula assessed by Doppler US or an Arantius channel or protal hypertension.
  • The site where the catheter is intended to be placed has previously suffered from venous thrombosis or vascular surgical procedures.
  • The patient has an ongoing infection or suffered from an infection in the last 2 weeks (including active EBV infection at screening). The patient may be enrolled after resolution of the infection.
  • There is any significant condition or disability that, in the investigator's opinion, may interfere with the patient's participation in the study.

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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): NCT03884959


Contacts
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Contact: Younyoung Hwang +82-70-4652-6677 yy.hwang@hlb-bio.com
Contact: Eunyoung Kim +82-70-4652-0213 ey.kim@hlb-bio.com

Locations
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Korea, Republic of
Samsung Medical Center Recruiting
Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 06351
Contact: Sanghoon Lee, MD, PhD    +82-2-3410-0926    sanghoone.lee@samsung.com   
Principal Investigator: Sukkoo Lee, MD, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
LIFELIVER
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Sukkoo Lee, MD. Ph.D Samsung Medical Center

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Responsible Party: LIFELIVER
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03884959     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HEP002KR
First Posted: March 21, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 21, 2019
Last Verified: February 2019

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by LIFELIVER:
Urea Cycle Disorder
Hyperammonemia
Metabolic Decompensation
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Urea Cycle Disorders, Inborn
Disease
Pathologic Processes
Brain Diseases, Metabolic, Inborn
Brain Diseases, Metabolic
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Amino Acid Metabolism, Inborn Errors
Metabolism, Inborn Errors
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Metabolic Diseases