Low-Dose Oral Methotrexate Versus Colchicine for Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00004748|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 25, 2000
Last Update Posted : June 24, 2005
|First Submitted Date ICMJE||February 24, 2000|
|First Posted Date ICMJE||February 25, 2000|
|Last Update Posted Date||June 24, 2005|
|Start Date ICMJE||November 1989|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Current Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Change History||No Changes Posted|
|Current Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Current Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Brief Title ICMJE||Low-Dose Oral Methotrexate Versus Colchicine for Primary Biliary Cirrhosis|
|Official Title ICMJE||Phase III Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Low-Dose Oral Methotrexate Versus Colchicine for Primary Biliary Cirrhosis|
I. Compare the efficacy of low-dose oral pulse methotrexate (MTX) and ursodiol versus colchicine and ursodiol in patients with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC).
II. Determine the optimum dose and duration of MTX treatment.
III. Investigate the role of fibrogenic cytokines (FC) in PBC pathogenesis and the effect of treatment on FC production.
This is a randomized, double-blind study. Patients are stratified by prior/concurrent medical management.
Patients in the first group are treated with oral methotrexate 3 times a week and a daily oral placebo.
Patients in the second group are treated with daily oral colchicine and an oral placebo 3 times a week.
Therapy continues for 10 years. Beginning year 2, daily oral ursodiol is administered to all patients. Patients with disease progression are crossed to the alternate group or undergo liver transplantation if clinically indicated.
|Study Type ICMJE||Interventional|
|Study Phase||Phase 3|
|Study Design ICMJE||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Condition ICMJE||Liver Cirrhosis, Biliary|
|Study Arms||Not Provided|
|Publications *||Not Provided|
* Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
|Recruitment Status ICMJE||Completed|
|Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Eligibility Criteria ICMJE||
PROTOCOL ENTRY CRITERIA:
--Disease Characteristics-- Biopsy proven primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC); Disproportionate increase in alkaline phosphatase; Positive antimitochondrial antibody test OR Symptoms consistent with PBC, e.g.: pruritus, fatigue, malaise, jaundice, elevated bilirubin
No clinically advanced PBC, i.e.: bilirubin greater than 10 mg/dL or albumin less than 2.5 g/dL, determined by 2 analyses 10 weeks apart; bleeding esophageal varices or congestive gastropathy; chronic hepatic encephalopathy; chronic ascites
--Prior/Concurrent Therapy-- No concurrent drugs associated with chronic liver disease
Hematopoietic: WBC at least 2500 Platelets at least 100,000 (unless due to hypersplenism); Hematocrit at least 30%
Renal: No renal disease that could cause liver dysfunction
Other: No history of alcohol abuse; No other medical illness that might cause liver dysfunction, e.g., severe cardiac failure; No pregnant women
|Ages||Child, Adult, Senior|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers||No|
|Contacts ICMJE||Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects|
|Listed Location Countries ICMJE||Not Provided|
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|NCT Number ICMJE||NCT00004748|
|Other Study ID Numbers ICMJE||199/11664
|Has Data Monitoring Committee||Not Provided|
|U.S. FDA-regulated Product||Not Provided|
|IPD Sharing Statement||Not Provided|
|Responsible Party||Not Provided|
|Study Sponsor ICMJE||National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)|
|Collaborators ICMJE||Tufts Medical Center|
|PRS Account||Office of Rare Diseases (ORD)|
|Verification Date||December 2001|
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