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Randomized Open-label Trial to Compare Efficacy and Tolerance of Corticosteroids and IVIg (PRNC)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01349270
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 6, 2011
Last Update Posted : September 26, 2014
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May 5, 2011
May 6, 2011
September 26, 2014
June 2004
December 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Main outcome [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Rate of patients with a decreased INCAT score of at least 1 point after 3 months of treatment,

  • Responders: ≥ 1 point improvement in the INCAT score at 3 months in comparison to baseline,
  • Non responders: unchanged INCAT score at 3 months in comparison to baseline or patients for whom the primary endpoint can't be assessed because of the occurrence of an adverse event requiring treatment stop.
Same as current
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Secondary outcome [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
Rate of cured patients i.e. INCAT score of 0 in legs and ≤ 1 in arms after 3, 6, 9 and 12 months,
Same as current
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Randomized Open-label Trial to Compare Efficacy and Tolerance of Corticosteroids and IVIg
Multicentre Randomized Open-label Trial to Compare Efficacy and Tolerance of Corticosteroids and IVIg in Patients With Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy on a One Year Follow up
Treatment of Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) is a challenge because disease may generate important disability in patients including young adults. Randomized trials showed that corticosteroids, plasma exchanges and intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) can reduce impairment on a short term period but the treatment of a chronic disease doesn't agree with it. Corticosteroids and IVIg are the first line CIDP treatments. No study permits to demonstrate the superiority of one treatment to the other. Long term adverse effects of corticosteroids and IVIg cost are the respective limitation of their use. The investigators scheduled to recruit 40 CIDP patients in 23 French centres to receive either 0,8mg/kg/day of prednisone progressively tapered over 6 months or a monthly 2g/kg cure of IVIg during 6 months. Patients will be followed during 6 months after the treatment.
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Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Drug: Immunoglobulin perfusion
    patient who received monthly 2g/kg intravenous cure of immunoglobulin
  • Drug: Prednisone
    patient who received 0,8mg/kg/day of prednisone progressively tapered over 6 months
  • Experimental: immunoglobulin
    patient who received monthly 2g/kg cure of intravenous Immunoglobulin during 6 months
    Intervention: Drug: Immunoglobulin perfusion
  • Active Comparator: prednisone
    patient who received 0,8mg/kg/day of prednisone progressively tapered over 6 months
    Intervention: Drug: Prednisone
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December 2013
December 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Man or woman between 18 and 80, Weight ≤ 100 kg,

CIDP diagnosis:

  • stable or deteriorated state (no spontaneous improvement),
  • with the following features:
  • motor or sensory and motor deficits, and reduced or abolished tendon reflexes,
  • progressive or relapsing evolution,
  • global symmetric disability in more than one limb,
  • disease course installation over at least 2 months,
  • cerebrospinal fluid with ≤10/µL white blood cells and > 0.5 g/L protein rate (non compulsory examination),
  • electrophysiological or histological signs of demyelinization,
  • INCAT disability score ≥ 2 in arms or ≥ 1 in legs

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Severe electrophysiological axonal damage,
  • Pure motor syndrome,
  • Spontaneous improvement,
  • Associated systemic disease that could be the cause of neuropathy,
  • Severe cardiac insufficiency,
  • Cardiac arrhythmia,
  • Severe cardiopulmonary pathology,
  • Inflammatory syndrome,
  • Severe physical disease which can interfere with the trial,
  • Patient in a strict salt-free diet,
  • A clinically significant abnormal biological result,
  • Positive serology in one of the following tests: HIV1, HIV2, A-B-C hepatitis, Hbs antigen, Lyme disease,
  • IgA complete deficiency,
  • History of anaphylactic reaction during previous IVIg infusion,
  • Hypogammaglobulinemia (IgG < 3g/L),
  • Creatinine clearance < 80 mL/min,
  • Evolutive gastroduodenal ulcer, diabetes, serious infectious condition, evolutive virus disease (hepatite, herpes, varicella, zona), psychotic states not controlled by treatment, veinous or arterial thrombosis, non controlled high blood pressure, osteoporosis,
  • Patient previously treated by corticosteroids, IVIg, plasma exchanges or any other immunosuppressive agent within 3 months before inclusion, except for azathioprine and mycophenolate mofetil which were tolerated in the case of the dose being unmodified within 3 months and kept unchanged during the trial,
  • Experienced failure with a IVIG or prednisone prior treatment,
  • Hypersensitivity to any components of the 2 treatments,
  • Unsigned informed consent,
  • Ongoing or planned pregnancy (mandatory pregnancy test at the screening visit), breastfeeding, effective contraception for over 3 months for women of childbearing age.
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
031213 ( Other Identifier: AFSSAPS )
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Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Saint Etienne
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Saint Etienne
Laboratoire français de Fractionnement et de Biotechnologies
Principal Investigator: Jean-Philippe CAMDESSANCHE, Dr CHU de SAINT-ETIENNE
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Saint Etienne
September 2014

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