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The Efficacy and Safety of Sildenafil Citrate Used in Combination With Intravenous Epoprostenol in PAH

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00159861
First Posted: September 12, 2005
Last Update Posted: January 28, 2014
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Information provided by:
Pfizer
Results First Submitted: April 2, 2010  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Double (Participant, Care Provider);   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition: Pulmonary Hypertension
Intervention: Drug: Sildenafil citrate

  Participant Flow
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Recruitment Details
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Pre-Assignment Details
Significant events and approaches for the overall study following participant enrollment, but prior to group assignment
Subjects were entered into the open-label extension study portion upon completion of the preceding 16-week, placebo controlled core study portion or, for subjects who required a change in epoprostenol dose due to clinical deterioration, after at least 4 weeks in the core study portion.

Reporting Groups
  Description
Placebo: Core Study / Sildenafil: Extension Study Core Study: Placebo (16 weeks, or at least 4 weeks for subjects who required a change in epoprostenol dose due to clinical deterioration); Extension Study: Sildenafil (until last enrolled subject completed 3 years of treatment) - initial dose 20 mg TID (3 times daily), may have been increased to 40 mg TID or 80 mg TID at discretion of Investigator
Sildenafil: Core Study / Sildenafil: Extension Study Core Study (16 weeks, or at least 4 weeks for subjects who required a change in epoprostenol dose due to clinical deterioration): Sildenafil 20, 40, or 80 mg TID (3 times daily) based on toleration; Extension Study (until last enrolled subject completed 3 years of treatment): Sildenafil - initial dose 20 mg TID, may have been increased to 40 mg TID or 80 mg TID at discretion of Investigator

Participant Flow for 2 periods

Period 1:   Core Study - 16 Weeks
    Placebo: Core Study / Sildenafil: Extension Study   Sildenafil: Core Study / Sildenafil: Extension Study
STARTED   133   134 
Treated   131   134 
COMPLETED   108 [1]   122 [2] 
NOT COMPLETED   25   12 
Death                3                0 
Adverse Event                12                6 
Lack of Efficacy                2                3 
Reason Unspecified                5                3 
Subject Defaulted                1                0 
Randomized but not Treated                2                0 
[1] Entered A1481153: 115; Did not enter A1481153: 16
[2] Entered A1481153: 127; Did not enter A1481153: 7

Period 2:   Extension Study - up to 3 Years
    Placebo: Core Study / Sildenafil: Extension Study   Sildenafil: Core Study / Sildenafil: Extension Study
STARTED   115 [1]   127 [1] 
Treated   115   127 
COMPLETED   53   56 
NOT COMPLETED   62   71 
Death                24                28 
Adverse Event                14                14 
Lack of Efficacy                5                1 
Reason Unspecified                12                19 
Withdrawal by Subject                7                9 
[1] Subjects may have entered extension study after 4 weeks in core study (prior to completion).



  Baseline Characteristics
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Population Description
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Reporting Groups
  Description
Placebo/Sildenafil Core Study: Placebo; Extension Study: Sildenafil - initial dose 20 mg TID (3 times daily), may have been increased to 40 mg TID or 80 mg TID at discretion of Investigator
Sildenafil/Sildenafil Study A1481141: Sildenafil 20, 40, or 80 mg TID (3 times daily) based on toleration; Extension Study A1481153: Sildenafil - initial dose 20 mg TID, may have been increased to 40 mg TID or 80 mg TID at discretion of Investigator
Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
   Placebo/Sildenafil   Sildenafil/Sildenafil   Total 
Overall Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
 131   134   265 
Age, Customized 
[Units: Participants]
     
18 to 44 years   47   54   101 
45 to 64 years   73   64   137 
>= 65 years   11   16   27 
Gender 
[Units: Participants]
     
Female   102   110   212 
Male   29   24   53 


  Outcome Measures
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1.  Primary:   Categorized Change From Baseline in 6-Minute Walking Distance   [ Time Frame: 1 Year, 2 Year, 3 Year ]

2.  Secondary:   Survival Status   [ Time Frame: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 years ]

3.  Secondary:   Change in Pulmonary Hypertension Criteria for Functional Capacity and Therapeutic Class   [ Time Frame: 1 Year, 2 Year, 3 Year ]
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Measure Type Secondary
Measure Title Change in Pulmonary Hypertension Criteria for Functional Capacity and Therapeutic Class
Measure Description Pulmonary hypertension (PH) criteria: Class I: PH without limitation of physical activity (PA) (no undue dyspnea, fatigue, chest pain, near syncope); Class II: PH with slight limitation in PA, comfortable at rest, ordinary PA causes undue dyspnea, fatigue, chest pain, near syncope; Class III: PH with marked limitation in PA, comfortable at rest, less than ordinary activity causes undue dyspnea, fatigue, chest pain or syncope; Class IV: PH with inability to carry out PA without symptoms, signs of right heart failure, dyspnea or fatigue may be present at rest, discomfort increased by any PA.
Time Frame 1 Year, 2 Year, 3 Year  

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.
FAS; N=number of subjects with evaluable data at core study Baseline. Treatment groups shown by core study randomization; includes subjects in core study and in extension study. Scores for categorized changes for missing visits imputed as worse score of its non-missing neighbors; missing visits with no subsequent score: score coded to missing.

Reporting Groups
  Description
Placebo/Sildenafil Core Study: Placebo; Extension Study: Sildenafil - initial dose 20 mg TID (3 times daily), may have been increased to 40 mg TID or 80 mg TID at discretion of Investigator
Sildenafil/Sildenafil Core Study: Sildenafil 20, 40, or 80 mg TID (3 times daily) based on toleration; Extension Study: Sildenafil - initial dose 20 mg TID, may have been increased to 40 mg TID or 80 mg TID at discretion of Investigator

Measured Values
   Placebo/Sildenafil   Sildenafil/Sildenafil 
Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
 131   134 
Change in Pulmonary Hypertension Criteria for Functional Capacity and Therapeutic Class 
[Units: Participants]
   
1 Year: Improved 2 Classes   2   3 
1 Year: Improved 1 Class   27   46 
1 Year: No Change   59   57 
1 Year: Worsened 1 Class   7   3 
1 Year: Worsened 2 Classes   0   1 
1 Year: Discontinued   22   14 
1 Year: Died   14   10 
2 Year: Improved 2 Classes   1   4 
2 Year: Improved 1 Class   24   31 
2 Year: No Change   50   47 
2 Year: Worsened 1 Class   7   5 
2 Year: Worsened 2 Classes   0   0 
2 Year: Discontinued   25   23 
2 Year: Died   24   24 
3 Year: Improved 2 Classes   1   4 
3 Year: Improved 1 Class   21   21 
3 Year: No Change   39   37 
3 Year: Worsened 1 Class   3   6 
3 Year: Worsened 2 Classes   1   0 
3 Year: Discontinued   35   33 
3 Year: Died   31   33 

No statistical analysis provided for Change in Pulmonary Hypertension Criteria for Functional Capacity and Therapeutic Class



4.  Secondary:   Change From Baseline in Medical Outcomes Study Short Form 36 (SF-36)   [ Time Frame: Baseline, Month 15, Month 27, Month 39 ]

5.  Secondary:   Change From Baseline in European Quality of Life Scale (EuroQol) 5-Dimensions (EQ-5D): Utility Index Score   [ Time Frame: Baseline, Month 15, Month 27, Month 39 ]

6.  Secondary:   Change From Baseline in European Quality of Life (EuroQol) Visual Analogue Scale (EQ-5D VAS): Current Health State Score   [ Time Frame: Baseline, Month 15, Month 27, Month 39 ]

7.  Secondary:   Change From Baseline in Medical Outcomes Study Short Form 36 (SF-36): Reported Health Transition Score   [ Time Frame: Baseline, Month 15, Month 27, Month 39 ]

8.  Secondary:   Change From Baseline in BORG Dyspnea Score   [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 4, Week 8, Week 12, Week 16, Week 20, Week 24, Month 9, Month 12, Month 15, Month 18, Month 21, Month 24, Month 27, Month 30, Month 33, Month 36 ]

9.  Other Pre-specified:   Change in Epoprostenol Dose From Baseline Maintained for 6 Months   [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 4, Week 8, Week 12, Week 16, Week 20, Week 24, Month 9, and at 3-month intervals through Month 69 ]


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