Satavaptan Dose-Ranging Study in the Prevention of Ascites (SPA)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 16, 2007
Last Update Posted : January 12, 2009
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July 13, 2007
July 16, 2007
January 12, 2009
April 2004
May 2005   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Time to repeat therapeutic paracentesis [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
Same as current
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  • Increase in ascites judged by body weight and ascites volume [ Time Frame: within 12 weeks ]
  • frequency of paracentesis [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • quality of life [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
Same as current
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Satavaptan Dose-Ranging Study in the Prevention of Ascites
Study for the Prevention of Ascites (SPA): Comparison of Fixed Doses of SR121463B Versus Placebo in the Reduction of Recurrence of Cirrhotic Ascites

The primary objective is to determine the optimal dose or range of doses of SR121463B for the reduction in recurrence of ascites, when used concomitantly with a standard dose regimen of spironolactone.

The secondary objective was to determine the tolerability of different fixed doses of SR121463B in cirrhotic ascites, over a 12-week treatment period.

This SPA study is followed by a single-blind, placebo-controlled, 40 weeks long-term safety extension (ExSPA). The first extension is followed by another long-term study (PASCCAL-1).

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Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Ascites
  • Liver Cirrhosis
Drug: satavaptan (SR121463B)
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Wong F, Gines P, Watson H, Horsmans Y, Angeli P, Gow P, Minini P, Bernardi M. Effects of a selective vasopressin V2 receptor antagonist, satavaptan, on ascites recurrence after paracentesis in patients with cirrhosis. J Hepatol. 2010 Aug;53(2):283-90. doi: 10.1016/j.jhep.2010.02.036. Epub 2010 May 24.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Same as current
May 2005
May 2005   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Cirrhosis of the liver confirmed by ultrasound, endoscopic examination or biochemical evidence
  • Patients having undergone therapeutic paracentesis for the removal of ascites in the previous 24 hours with the removal of ≥4 L of fluid
  • Patients having undergone at least 1 other therapeutic paracentesis in the previous 3 months

The above information is not intended to contain all considerations relevant to a patient's potential participation in a clinical trial.

Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Argentina,   Australia,   Belgium,   Canada,   Croatia,   Czech Republic,   France,   Germany,   Italy,   Spain,   Taiwan
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ICD Study Director, sanofi-aventis
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Study Director: ICD CSD Sanofi
January 2009

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