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TH9507 Extension Study in Patients With HIV- Associated Lipodystrophy

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Theratechnologies Identifier:
First received: January 23, 2008
Last updated: March 27, 2014
Last verified: March 2014
HIV lipodystrophy affects a significant proportion of patients treated with combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) and is characterized by excess visceral fat accumulation, loss of extremity and subcutaneous fat, in association with dyslipidemia and insulin resistance. Data from the first Phase 3 multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled trial demonstrated that daily administration of 2mg TH9507, a growth hormone releasing factor (GRF), to HIV- infected patients with excess of abdominal fat accumulation for 26 weeks resulted in decreases in visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and trunk fat, with lesser changes in limb fat and subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT). The present study is aimed at confirming the observations made during the first Phase 3 study.

Condition Intervention Phase
HIV Infections
Drug: Tesamorelin
Drug: Placebo for Tesamorelin
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled Extension Study Assessing the Efficacy and Long-term Safety of a 2 mg Dose of TH9507, a Growth Hormone Releasing Factor Analog, in HIV Subjects With Excess Abdominal Fat Accumulation

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Further study details as provided by Theratechnologies:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes From Baseline in Fasting Blood Glucose at Week 52 [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 52 ]
    Blood glucose was determined after an overnight fast. Changes in blood glucose between baseline and Week 52 are reported.

  • Changes From Baseline in 2 h Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT) at Week 52 [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 52 ]
    Glucose tolerance was determined after an overnight fast using standard 75 gram-oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) with glucose measured at timepoints 0, 30, 60, 90 and 120. Changes in glucose tolerance between baseline and Week 52 are reported.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes From Baseline in Visceral Adipose Tissue (VAT) at Week 52 [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 52 ]
    Visceral adipose tissue (VAT) was assessed by computerized tomography (CT) scan using a single-slice. Changes in VAT between baseline and Week 52 are reported.

Other Outcome Measures:
  • Changes From Baseline in Triglycerides at Week 52 [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 52 ]
    Blood lipid levels were determined under fasting conditions. Changes in triglycerides between baseline and Week 52 are reported.

  • Changes From Baseline in Total Cholesterol/HDL Cholesterol Ratio at Week 52 [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 52 ]
    Blood lipid levels were determined under fasting conditions. Total Cholesterol/HDL Cholesterol Ratio was obtained by dividing the total cholesterol value by the value of the HDL cholesterol. Changes between baseline and Week 52 are reported.

Enrollment: 263
Study Start Date: August 2007
Study Completion Date: October 2008
Primary Completion Date: October 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Tesamorelin 12 months (T-T)
Tesamorelin 2 mg/day for 12 months
Drug: Tesamorelin
Other Name: Egrifta
Experimental: Tesamorelin-Placebo (T-P)
Tesamorelin 2 mg/day for 6 months - Placebo for 6 months
Drug: Tesamorelin
Other Name: Egrifta
Drug: Placebo for Tesamorelin
Experimental: Placebo-Tesamorelin (P-T)
Placebo 6 months - Tesamorelin 2 mg/day for 6 months
Drug: Tesamorelin
Other Name: Egrifta
Drug: Placebo for Tesamorelin


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects who have completed the 26 weeks treatment period of the TH9507-CTR-1011 study.
  • Signed informed consent before any trial-related activities.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Fasting blood glucose >8.33 mmoL (150 mg/dL) at the end of the TH9507-CTR-1011 study.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00608023

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United States, Alabama
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35294-2170
United States, Arizona
Body Positive Inc.
Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85006
United States, California
Somero, Michael
Indio, California, United States, 92201
UCLA School of Medicine
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90035
Office of Dr. Michael Somero
Palm Springs, California, United States, 92262
University of California
San Francisco, California, United States, 94110
Kaiser Permanente
San Francisco, California, United States, 94118
UCSF/VA Medical Center
San Francisco, California, United States, 94121
AIDS Research Alliance
West Hollywood, California, United States, 90069
United States, Colorado
Denver Public Health Department
Denver, Colorado, United States, 80204-4507
United States, Florida
Office of Dr. Gary Richmond
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, United States, 33316
Hendry/Glades County Health Departments
Labelle, Florida, United States, 33935
Infectious Disease Research Institute Inc.
Tampa, Florida, United States, 33614
United States, Georgia
AIDS Research Consortium Atlanta (ARCA)
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30308
United States, Illinois
Northern Healthcare
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60657
Northstar Medical
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60657
United States, Indiana
Indiana University Department of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202
United States, Massachusetts
Tufts New England Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02111
Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02111
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
The Research Institute
Springfield, Massachusetts, United States, 01107
United States, New Jersey
ID Associates
Hillsborough, New Jersey, United States, 08844
United States, New York
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America
New York, New York, United States, 10018
United States, North Carolina
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, 27599-7215
United States, Ohio
University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44106
United States, Texas
Central Texas Clinical Research
Austin, Texas, United States, 78705
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75232
United States, Washington
Swedish Medical Center
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98104
C. H. U. Sart-Tilman
Liège, Belgium, 4000
Canada, British Columbia
St-Paul's Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6Z 1Y6
St. Paul's Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6Z 1Y6
Canada, Ontario
McMaster University Health Sciences Centre
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8N 3Z5
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4N 3M5
Toronto General Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 2C4
Canada, Quebec
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Santé de l'Estrie
Fleurimont, Quebec, Canada, J1H 5N4
Montreal General Hospital
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3G 1A4
Groupe de Recherche en Rhumatologie et maladies osseuses
Ste-Foy, Quebec, Canada, G1V 3M7
Hôpital Hotel Dieu Lyon
Lyon Cedex 69, France, 69288
Hotel Dieu
Nantes Cedex 1, France, 44093
Hopital Europeen Georges Pompidou
Paris, France, 75015
Hopital Necker
Paris, France, 75743
Hosp. Ramon y Cajal
Madrid, Spain, 28034
Hosp. Clinico San Carlos
Madrid, Spain, 28040 Santiago
Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 15706
United Kingdom
Brighton, United Kingdom, BN2 1ES
St Georges Hospital
London, United Kingdom, 17 0QT
Royal Free Hospital
London, United Kingdom, NW3 2QG
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
London, United Kingdom, SW10 9TH
St Mary's NHS Trust
London, United Kingdom, W2 1NY
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Steven Grinspoon, MD Massachusetts General Hospital
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Theratechnologies Identifier: NCT00608023     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TH9507-CTR-1012
Study First Received: January 23, 2008
Results First Received: November 27, 2013
Last Updated: March 27, 2014

Keywords provided by Theratechnologies:
Abdominal fat accumulation
Growth hormone releasing hormone
HIV-associated lipodystrophy
Treatment experienced

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
HIV-Associated Lipodystrophy Syndrome
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Skin Diseases, Metabolic
Skin Diseases
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Growth Hormone-Releasing Hormone
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
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