Stem Cell Therapy and Growth Factor Ovarian in Vitro Activation (SEGOVA)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04009473|
Recruitment Status : Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : July 4, 2019
Last Update Posted : July 9, 2019
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Menopause Menopause Ovarian Failure Ovarian Failure Premature Ovarian Failure Premature Ovarian Failure 1 Premature Ovarian Failure 2A Premature Ovarian Failure 2B Premature Ovarian Failure 3 Premature Ovarian Failure 4 Premature Ovarian Failure 5 Premature Ovarian Failure 6 Premature Ovarian Failure 7 Premature Ovarian Failure 8 Premature Ovarian Failure 9 Premature Ovarian Failure 10 Premature Ovarian Failure 11 Premature Ovarian Failure 12 Premature Ovarian Failure 13 Premature Ovarian Failure 14 Ovarian Insufficiency Ovarian Failure Secondary Ovarian Failure, Premature Ovarian Insufficiency, Primary Menopause, Premature||Combination Product: SEGOVA procedure||Phase 1 Phase 2|
The current study seeks to demonstrate how integrative ovarian rejuvenation program called SEGOVA influence the restoration of hormone stability and increase in the number of follicles in ovarian failure patients. The recruitment of patients and data collection would be performed at three sites: The Special Hospital Jevremova Belgrade, Saint James Hospital Malta, and Remedica Skopje Hospital, Macedonia. A 50-100 of Infertile women with ovarian failure will be included in the period between July 2019 - December 2021. The patients would be coded when entering the program, and all personal information would be protected. Information about medical treatment and background will be held on both paper and electronic case report forms.The result of the procedure will be maintained in the research database with blinding to clinical physician that will perform post procedure follow-up of those patients. In case of a complication, possibly related to treatment, the case will be unblinded.
The first day of procedure, autologous platelet rich plasma (PRP) is obtained from 100-120 mL of whole blood. After separation 4 mL of PRP is obtained. Concentration of platelets is optimised on 6-8x baseline and 2-3x leucocytes baseline. For activation of PRP autologous thrombin is used in ratio 1:10.
On the same day the laparoscopic cortical resection of the ovary is performed in standard technique. Ovarian cortex sample is minced in a petri dish.The volume of activated PRP (4 mL) is mixed with ovarian fragments and incubated for the next 48h at 37℃ and 5% CO2. After 48h, the bone marrow sampling from tibia under general anesthesia is performed to obtain bone marrow. After centrifugation the Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) with nucleated cells is obtained (3 +/- 1,5 mL).
Finally, after the 48h has passed from ovarian cortex tissue incubation, fragmented tissue of the ovary with 4 mL of PRP will be injected together with 3 +/- 1.5 mL BMAC into the subcortical region of the both ovaries as transvaginal ultra sound guided injection.
After the procedure, during one year follow up, hormone levels of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH),estradiol (E2), progesterone (PG) and anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) would be measured and the follicle numbers would be monitored to provide insight regarding the ovarian function.To investigate the changes in hormone levels, comparisons of the levels detected prior to the intervention, and 3, 6 and 12 months post-intervention, would be performed using Wilcoxon's rank test. Descriptive statistics will be provided for each variable as mean or median number, frequency, percentage, table or graph.
In patients with oocytes retrieved after SEGOVA procedure, standard In Vitro Fertilization protocol would be performed,and fertilization, cleavage and clinical pregnancy rates will be monitored.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||100 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Intervention Model Description:||
Pre-post study design:
A study group receives the intervention, and the changes in parameters were measured and compared before and after the intervention.
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Platelet Rich Plasma Ovarian in Vitro Activation and Stem Cells Transplantation In Women With Ovarian Failure|
|Actual Study Start Date :||June 1, 2019|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 2020|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 2021|
Experimental: SEGOVA Intervention Group
Intervention group of 50-100 patients with ovarian failure would be subjected to a three-day procedure named SEGOVA: bone marrow derived StEm cell treatment, Growth factor incubation and Ovarian In Vitro Activation. After the procedure, one year follow up of hormones measurements (follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH),estradiol (E2), progesterone (PG) and anti-mullerian hormone (AMH)) and follicle counts would be established. In patients with oocytes retrieved after SEGOVA procedure, standard In Vitro Fertilization protocol would be performed. The fertilization, cleavage and clinical pregnancy rate will be monitored.
Combination Product: SEGOVA procedure
SEGOVA procedure includes - Stem cell therapy, G - Growth factor Platelet Plasma Rich therapy and in Vitro Activation of the ovaries.
- Oocyte presence [ Time Frame: 12 months ]The numbers of oocytes retrieved after the treatment would be monitored during sonographic follow-ups .
- Changes in Hormone Levels of Follicle-stimulating hormone FSH (mIU/mL) [ Time Frame: 12 months ]Changes in hormonal levels of FSH toward normal ranges would be monitored during one year follow-up procedure.
- Changes in Hormone Levels of Luteinizing Hormone (mIU/mL) [ Time Frame: 12 ]Changes in hormonal levels of LH toward normal ranges would be monitored during one year follow-up procedure.
- Changes in Hormone Levels of Estradiol E2 (pg/mL) [ Time Frame: 12 ]Changes in hormonal levels of E2 toward normal ranges would be monitored during one year follow-up procedure.
- Changes in Hormone Levels of Progesterone PG (ng/mL) [ Time Frame: 12 ]Changes in hormonal levels of PG toward normal ranges would be monitored during one year follow-up procedure.
- Fertilization and implantation rate [ Time Frame: 12 months ]Following the Ovarian Rejuvenation Treatment, subjects with oocytes retrieved will undergo IVF protocol, and fertilization and cleavage of embryo would be monitored to evaluate fertility outcomes after SEGOVA procedure.
- Number of participants with Positive Clinical Pregnancy [ Time Frame: 24 months ]Following completion of trial procedure, patients will be monitored for ongoing clinical pregnancies and conceptions, at the site or via post-treatment correspondence.
- Changes in total score of The World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL) BREF modified scale [ Time Frame: 12 months ]Change in quality of life total score for each participant post-procedure would be examined and compared to pre-procedure status. The WHOQOL bref questionnaire would be used as a self-report measure of functional health and well-being. Original WHOQOL bref scale uses 26 questions, while our modified version was abbreviated to 18 questions. The WHOQOL-BREF is scored using a Likert scale, with patients choosing to express how much they agree or disagree with a particular statement from 1 to 5 on a response scale. The value 5 indicates they strongly agree, while 1 is disagree. Total score would be obtained as the sum of 18 questions values from 1 to 5, giving minimum value of total score 18, and a maximum score 90.
- Changes in anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) levels (ng/mL) [ Time Frame: 12 months ]Changes in AMH levels would be monitored during one year follow-up procedure and compared to the pre-procedure levels.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04009473
|Saint James Hospital Malta|
|Sliema, Malta, SLM 3011|
|Skopje, Macedonia, North Macedonia, 1000|
|Medigroup Health System, Jevremova hospital|
|Belgrade, Serbia, 11000|
|Principal Investigator:||Aleksandar Ljubic, MD, PhD||Medigroup, Belgrade, Serbia|