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A Study of PEGASYS (Peginterferon Alfa-2a (40KD)) Plus COPEGUS (Ribavirin) in Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C (CHC) Genotype 1 and Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 (HIV-1) Co-infection

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Hoffmann-La Roche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00353418
First received: July 17, 2006
Last updated: July 30, 2010
Last verified: July 2010
Results First Received: May 14, 2010  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator);   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition: Hepatitis C, Chronic
Interventions: Drug: Peginterferon alfa-2a
Drug: Ribavirin

  Participant Flow
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Recruitment Details
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Pre-Assignment Details
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Reporting Groups
  Description
PEG-IFN Alfa-2a 180 μg + Ribavirin 800 mg No text entered.
PEG-IFN Alfa-2a 180 μg + Ribavirin 1000 or 1200 mg No text entered.

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    PEG-IFN Alfa-2a 180 μg + Ribavirin 800 mg   PEG-IFN Alfa-2a 180 μg + Ribavirin 1000 or 1200 mg
STARTED   138   277 
COMPLETED   55   119 
NOT COMPLETED   83   158 



  Baseline Characteristics
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Population Description
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Reporting Groups
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PEG-IFN Alfa-2a 180 μg + Ribavirin 800 mg No text entered.
PEG-IFN Alfa-2a 180 μg + Ribavirin 1000 or 1200 mg No text entered.
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Baseline Measures
   PEG-IFN Alfa-2a 180 μg + Ribavirin 800 mg   PEG-IFN Alfa-2a 180 μg + Ribavirin 1000 or 1200 mg   Total 
Overall Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
 138   277   415 
Age, Customized [1] 
[Units: Participants]
     
< 65 years   134   273   407 
>=65 years   1   2   3 
[1] The All Patients Treated population included all patients randomized who had received at least one dose of study medication: PEG-IFN alfa 2-a 180 μg + ribavirin 800 mg = 135 patients; PEG-IFN alfa 2-a 180 μg + ribavirin 1000 or 1200 mg = 275 patients.
Age [1] 
[Units: Years]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 45.2  (8.39)   45.5  (8.16)   45.4  (8.24) 
[1] The All Patients Treated population included all patients randomized who had received at least one dose of study medication: PEG-IFN alfa 2-a 180 μg + ribavirin 800 mg = 135 patients; PEG-IFN alfa 2-a 180 μg + ribavirin 1000 or 1200 mg = 275 patients.
Gender [1] 
[Units: Participants]
     
Female   29   51   80 
Male   106   224   330 
[1] The All Patients Treated population included all patients randomized who had received at least one dose of study medication: PEG-IFN alfa 2-a 180 μg + ribavirin 800 mg = 135 patients; PEG-IFN alfa 2-a 180 μg + ribavirin 1000 or 1200 mg = 275 patients.


  Outcome Measures
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1.  Primary:   Sustained Virological Response (SVR)   [ Time Frame: Week 72 ]
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Measure Type Primary
Measure Title Sustained Virological Response (SVR)
Measure Description SVR was defined by the percentage of patients with undetectable Hepatitis C virus (HCV) ribonucleic acid (RNA) at 24 weeks after completion of the 48-week treatment period (i.e., a single last HCV RNA < 20 IU/mL measured ≥ Day 477 [≥ Week 68]). Patients without an HCV measurement at the end of the 24-week untreated follow-up period were considered nonresponders.
Time Frame Week 72  
Safety Issue No  

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.
The All Patients Treated population included all patients randomized who had received at least one dose of study medication: PEG-IFN alfa 2-a 180 μg + ribavirin 800 mg = 135 patients; PEG-IFN alfa 2-a 180 μg + ribavirin 1000 or 1200 mg = 275 patients.

Reporting Groups
  Description
PEG-IFN Alfa-2a 180 μg + Ribavirin 800 mg No text entered.
PEG-IFN Alfa-2a 180 μg + Ribavirin 1000 or 1200 mg No text entered.

Measured Values
   PEG-IFN Alfa-2a 180 μg + Ribavirin 800 mg   PEG-IFN Alfa-2a 180 μg + Ribavirin 1000 or 1200 mg 
Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
 135   275 
Sustained Virological Response (SVR) 
[Units: Percentage of participants]
 19   22 


Statistical Analysis 1 for Sustained Virological Response (SVR)
Groups [1] All groups
Method [2] Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel
P Value [3] 0.6119
Odds Ratio (OR) [4] 1.15
95% Confidence Interval 0.68 to 1.93
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Sample sizes of 133 and 267 patients for RBV 800 mg daily and RBV 1000 or 1200 mg daily, respectively, provided the following probabilities of detecting the specified differences in SVR with a 0.05 level two-sided chi-square test of significance:

RBV 800 mg SVR - 0.30; RBV 1000 or 1200 mg SVR - 0.40; Probability - 0.49

RBV 800 mg SVR - 0.30; RBV 1000 or 1200 mg SVR - 0.45; Probability - 0.83

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2.  Primary:   Incidence of Adverse Events, Dose Reductions and Withdrawals Due to Anemia   [ Time Frame: Up to Week 72 ]

3.  Secondary:   Virological Response at End of Treatment Period   [ Time Frame: Week 48 ]

4.  Secondary:   Virological Response at Weeks 4, 12 and 24   [ Time Frame: Weeks 4, 12 and 24 ]

5.  Secondary:   Relapse of Virological Response   [ Time Frame: Weeks 48 and 72 ]

6.  Secondary:   Rapid Virological Response (RVR) by Week 4   [ Time Frame: Week 4 ]

7.  Secondary:   Early Virological Response (EVR), Partial EVR and Complete EVR by Week 12   [ Time Frame: Week 12 ]


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  Limitations and Caveats
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