Tenofovir in Late Pregnancy to Prevent Vertical Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified August 2013 by New Discovery LLC
Gilead Sciences
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: November 30, 2011
Last updated: August 10, 2013
Last verified: August 2013

November 30, 2011
August 10, 2013
December 2011
September 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Assessment of the safety of TDF, measure the number of participants and paired infants with adverse events [ Time Frame: From the date of randomization until 28 weeks of postpartum. ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Measure the number of infants who have HBV infection at the age of 28 weeks [ Time Frame: From the date of birth to age of 28 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01488526 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • Measure the number of patients with ALT normalization at the end of the study compared to the baseline [ Time Frame: From the date of randomization until 28 weeks of postpartum. ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Measure maternal HBV DNA reduction during the study period when compared to the baseline [ Time Frame: From the date of randomization until 28 weeks of postpartum. ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
Same as current
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Tenofovir in Late Pregnancy to Prevent Vertical Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus
Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate in Late Pregnancy to Prevent Mother to Child Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus: A Multi-Center Prospective, Randomized, Open-Label Study

Immunoprophylaxis failure of Hepatitis B (HBV) leading to vertical transmission remains a concern and has been reported in approximately 8-15% of infants born to HBeAg positive mothers with high levels of HBV DNA. Maternal HBV DNA > 6log10 copies/mL is the major risk for the mother-to-child transmission. Prior studies have shown that antiviral therapy including lamivudine or telbivudine use during late pregnancy can safely reduce the rate of vertical transmission in this special population compared to untreated patients.

Tenofovir Disoproxil (TDF), a pregnancy category B medication, reduces HBV DNA and normalizes serum ALT in chronic hepatitis B patients (CHB) with few adverse effects. Two aspects on tenofovir use in pregnancy will be evaluated prospectively in this study:

  1. The data on its tolerability and safety in HBeAg+ pregnant women with HBV DNA > 6log10 copies/mL during late pregnancy and infants
  2. Its efficacy in the reduction of HBV vertical transmission rate

Eligible mothers will be randomized (1:1)to either TDF-treated group or untreated group with about 100 subjects in each arm. The treatment group will receive TDF starting at week 30-32 of gestation until week 4 post-partum; follow up will continue until post-partum of week 28 and infants age of 28 weeks. Untreated group will receive the standard of care with similar follow-up schedule as the treatment group

Phase 4
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
  • Hepatitis B Infection
  • Chronic Infection
  • Viremia
Drug: TDF treatment
About 100 mothers treated with tenofovir from 30-32 weeks of pregnancy to the week 4 of postpartum, then observed to the end of the study at post-partum week 28, paired infants received standard HBV prophylaxis.
Other Name: Viread, Tenofovir, TDF, Hepatitis B-IgG, Hepatitis B vaccine
  • No Intervention: HBIG, HB vaccine
    Provide standard of care to mothers and standard immunoprophylaxis to their infants
  • Experimental: TDF treatment arm
    tenofovir from 30-32 weeks of pregnancy to the week 4 of postpartum for mothers and standard immunoprophylaxis to their infants
    Intervention: Drug: TDF treatment
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
September 2013
September 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • documented CHB infection with HBsAg positive > 6 months
  • HBeAg+ CHB pregnant women
  • gestational age between 30-32 weeks
  • HBV DNA > 6 log10 copies/mL
  • both mother and father of the child are willing to consent for the study

Major Exclusion Criteria:

  • co-infection with hepatitis A, C, D, E,HIV or STD
  • decompensated liver disease or significant co-morbidity
  • history of abortion, or diagnosis of fetal defect, or congenital malformation in prior pregnancy
  • antiviral used within six months prior to this pregnancy, or history of renal or tubular function impairment due to adefovir.
  • requirement for other medication during pregnancy to manage other chronic disease(s) or concurrent treatment with immune-modulators, cytotoxic drugs, or steroids
  • the biological father of the child had CHB
  • clinical signs of threatened miscarriage in early pregnancy
  • evidence of hepatocellular carcinoma
  • maternal ALT > or = 5 x ULN U/mL, or Total Bilirubin > or = 2, or GFR < 100, or Albumin < 25 g/L
  • evidence of fetal deformity by ultrasound examination
  • patient is participating other clinical study
20 Years to 35 Years
Contact: Calvin Q Pan, MD +01-7188887728 cpan11355@yahoo.com
Contact: Frank Huang, MD +86-13533051208 frankhuangyujun@gmail.com
IN-US 174-0174
New Discovery LLC
New Discovery LLC
Gilead Sciences
Study Chair: Calvin Q Pan, MD Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, NYU Langone Medical Center
Study Director: Zhongping Duan, MD Capital Medical University
Principal Investigator: Shuqin Zhang, MD Hepatobiliary Disease Hospital of Jilin Province, Jilin, China
Principal Investigator: Baoshen Zhu, MD The Fifth Hospital of Shijiazhuang, Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China
Principal Investigator: Guorong Han, MD The Second Affiliated Hospital of the Southeast University, Nanjing, China
Principal Investigator: Yufeng Zhai, MD Nanyang Central Hospital, Nanyang, Henan, China
Principal Investigator: Yuming Wang, MD Southwest Hospital, Chongqing, Chongqing, China
Principal Investigator: Zheng Zeng, MD, PhD New Discovery LLC
New Discovery LLC
August 2013

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