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PEG-Intron Plus Rebetol Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C Subjects Who Failed Response to Alpha-Interferon Plus Ribavirin (Study P02370)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00039871
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 14, 2002
Results First Posted : December 11, 2008
Last Update Posted : April 4, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized;   Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment;   Masking: None (Open Label);   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Conditions: Hepatitis
Hepatitis C, Chronic
Liver Cirrhosis
Interventions: Biological: PegIntron (peginterferon alfa-2b; SCH 54031)
Drug: REBETOL (ribavirin; SCH 18908)

  Participant Flow

Recruitment Details
Key information relevant to the recruitment process for the overall study, such as dates of the recruitment period and locations
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Pre-Assignment Details
Significant events and approaches for the overall study following participant enrollment, but prior to group assignment
Enrolled 2333; 21 subjects excluded due to Good Clinical Practice (GCP) non-compliance.

Reporting Groups
PegIntron Plus Rebetol No text entered.

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    PegIntron Plus Rebetol
STARTED   2312 [1] 
Adverse Event                165 
Lost to Follow-up                18 
Protocol Violation                24 
Withdrawal by Subject                97 
Did not meet eligibility criteria                11 
Administrative                1 
Discontinued at Week 12 per protocol                1061 
Never entered follow-up                7 
[1] Enrolled 2333; 21 subjects excluded due to GCP non-compliance

  Baseline Characteristics

Population Description
Explanation of how the number of participants for analysis was determined. Includes whether analysis was per protocol, intention to treat, or another method. Also provides relevant details such as imputation technique, as appropriate.
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Reporting Groups
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Baseline Measures
   PegIntron Plus Rebetol 
Overall Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
[Units: Participants]
Count of Participants
<=18 years      0   0.0% 
Between 18 and 65 years      2267  98.1% 
>=65 years      45   1.9% 
[Units: Years]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 49.2  (8.1) 
Sex: Female, Male 
[Units: Participants]
Count of Participants
Female      662  28.6% 
Male      1650  71.4% 
Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Genotype 
[Units: Number of participants]
Genotype 1   1859 
Genotype 2   75 
Genotype 3   293 
Genotype 4   68 
Nontypable   8 
Missing   9 
METAVIR Fibrosis score [1] 
[Units: Number of participants]
F1   2 
F2   658 
F3   676 
F4   974 
Missing   2 

The METAVIR scoring system for hepatic fibrosis is as follows:

  • F0= no fibrosis
  • F1 = portal fibrosis without septa
  • F2 = portal fibrosis with few septa
  • F3= septal fibrosis without cirrhosis
  • F4= cirrhosis

  Outcome Measures

1.  Primary:   Sustained Virologic Response (SVR) Rate   [ Time Frame: Assessed at end of 24 weeks posttreatment follow-up ]

2.  Secondary:   Sustained Virologic Response (SVR) for Participants With Undetectable HCV-RNA at Treatment Week 12   [ Time Frame: 24 weeks posttreatment ]

3.  Secondary:   Sustained Virologic Response (SVR) for Participants With Detectable But ≥2 Log Drop in HCV-RNA at Treatment Week 12   [ Time Frame: 24 weeks posttreatment ]

  Serious Adverse Events

  Other Adverse Events

  Limitations and Caveats

Limitations of the study, such as early termination leading to small numbers of participants analyzed and technical problems with measurement leading to unreliable or uninterpretable data
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  More Information

Certain Agreements:  
Principal Investigators are NOT employed by the organization sponsoring the study.
There IS an agreement between Principal Investigators and the Sponsor (or its agents) that restricts the PI's rights to discuss or publish trial results after the trial is completed.
The agreement is:
unchecked The only disclosure restriction on the PI is that the sponsor can review results communications prior to public release and can embargo communications regarding trial results for a period that is more than 60 days but less than or equal to 180 days. The sponsor cannot require changes to the communication and cannot extend the embargo.
unchecked Other disclosure agreement that restricts the right of the PI to discuss or publish trial results after the trial is completed.

Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: Senior Vice President, Global Clinical Development
Organization: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
e-mail: ClinicalTrialsDisclosure@merck.com

Publications of Results:

Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00039871     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: P02370
First Submitted: June 13, 2002
First Posted: June 14, 2002
Results First Submitted: September 29, 2008
Results First Posted: December 11, 2008
Last Update Posted: April 4, 2017