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Safety and Efficacy Study of Serostim® Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Associated Adipose Redistribution Syndrome

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
EMD Serono Identifier:
First received: February 26, 2010
Last updated: August 4, 2013
Last verified: August 2013

In Serono Study 24380, the antecedent protocol to Study 25373, patients were randomly assigned in a 3.0-to-1.0 ratio to Groups A and B. All patients in Group A received recombinant human growth hormone (Serostim®) 4 mg daily (the "induction" phase) for the first 12 weeks, and then were re-randomized to receive either placebo or Serostim 2 mg on alternate days (roughly equivalent to 1 mg daily) during Weeks 12-36 (the "maintenance" phase). All patients in Group B initially received placebo from baseline to Week 24, and then received Serostim® 4 mg daily from Weeks 24 to 36 (Grunfeld, 2007).

In the follow-up Study 25373, any subject who was enrolled in Serono Study 24380 and was assigned to Group A, who fully completed all study visits without a major protocol violation, was eligible to enroll to receive re-treatment with Serostim at a dose of 4 mg daily for 12 weeks. During study 25373, safety was monitored by recording of adverse events and measurement of urinalysis and laboratory blood tests to assess fasting glucose, fasting insulin, and routine biochemistry and hematology parameters. At Week 12 or at the time of study termination, subjects underwent re-assessment of body composition via anthropometry measurements and dual photon absorptiometry (DXA) scanning. In addition, at study termination, measurements of insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I), insulin-like growth binding protein 3 (IGFBP-3), fasting lipid profile, and oral glucose tolerance testing were obtained.

Condition Intervention Phase
Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Associated Adipose Redistribution Syndrome
Biological: Serostim
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase III, Multi-Center, Open, 12-Week, Follow-up Safety and Efficacy Study of Serostim® in Subjects With Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Associated Adipose Redistribution Syndrome (HARS)

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Further study details as provided by EMD Serono:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change From Baseline to Week 12 in Trunk Fat as Assessed by Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA) Scan [ Time Frame: baseline to 12 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change From Baseline to Week 12 in Waist Circumference [ Time Frame: baseline to 12 weeks ]
    Measured by anthropometry

  • Change From Baseline to Week 12 in Insulin-like Growth Factor I [ Time Frame: baseline to 12 weeks ]
    Circulating levels of IGF-I

  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Testing - Change From Baseline to Week 12 in Fasting Insulin [ Time Frame: baseline to 12 weeks ]
    Oral glucose tolerance testing

  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Testing - Change From Baseline to Week 12 in 120 Minute Glucose [ Time Frame: baseline to 12 weeks ]
    Oral glucose testing

  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Testing - Change From Baseline to Week 12 in Fasting Glucose [ Time Frame: baseline to 12 weeks ]
    Oral glucose testing

Enrollment: 126
Study Start Date: February 2005
Study Completion Date: January 2006
Primary Completion Date: January 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Serostim
Serostim® 4 mg daily given for 12 weeks (following a prior 36-week treatment [Serono Study 24380] with Serostim® 4 mg daily given for 12 weeks, followed by 24-weeks of either Serostim® 2 mg every other day or Placebo every other day)
Biological: Serostim
Serostim® 4 mg daily given for 12 weeks (following a prior 36-week treatment [Serono Study 24380] with Serostim® 4 mg daily given for 12 weeks, followed by 24-weeks of either Serostim® 2 mg every other day or Placebo every other day)
Other Names:
  • mammalian cell-derived recombinant human growth hormone
  • r hGH


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Must meet all inclusion/exclusion criteria for Serono Study 25373, have participated in Serono Study 24380, must have been assigned to Group A, must have completed all treatments and procedures (including baseline, Week 12 and Week 36 Computerized Tomography (CT) and Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA) Scans) and had no major protocol violation.
  • Must be taking antiretroviral medications that are approved or are available under a Treatment Investigational New Drug (IND). Subjects must also agree not to discontinue or to change their regimen for the duration of the study except as judged medically necessary.
  • Must be willing and able to comply with the protocol for the duration of the study.
  • Must have voluntarily provided written informed consent and a subject authorization under Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), prior to any study-related procedure that is not part of normal medical care, and with the understanding that the subject may withdraw consent at any time without prejudice to future medical care.
  • If female, subjects must either:

    • Be post menopausal (=/>1 year) or surgically sterilized (i.e., have undergone tubal ligation or hysterectomy), or
    • Use a contraceptive method for the duration of the study such as: hormonal contraceptive,intra uterine device,diaphragm with spermicide, or condom with spermicide, and
    • Must be neither pregnant nor breast feeding.
    • Confirmation that female subjects of childbearing potential are not pregnant must be established by a negative pregnancy test prior to initiating first treatment.

A pregnancy test is not required if the subject is post menopausal or surgically sterilized.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Have any condition, which interferes with informed consent or protocol compliance including, but not limited to, active substance abuse and/or dementia.
  • Have any active malignancy, except localized cutaneous Kaposi's sarcoma (fewer than 10 lesions, none of which are larger than 2 cm, and not on active therapy).
  • Have active central nervous system (CNS) process associated with neurological findings.
  • Have acute illness treated in an intensive care unit, e.g., due to complications following open heart or abdominal surgery, multiple accidental trauma, or acute respiratory failure.
  • Have any medical condition in view of which the study doctor and/or Serono Medical/Therapeutic Director feels that it would be in the best interest of the subject not to participate in the follow-up study.
  • Are unable to comply with the Concomitant Therapy restrictions as outlined in Section 5.5 and listed as follows:

    • Therapy for obesity including therapy with anorexigenic or fat reducing drugs.
    • Anti-diabetic or insulin sensitizing medications.
    • Systemic glucocorticoids.
    • Systemic chemotherapy, interferon or radiation therapy treatment.
    • Androgenic agents including, but not limited to, testosterone, nandrolone (Deca-durabolin), oxandrolone (Oxandrin), oxymetholone (Anadrol), dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), etc. (Testosterone replacement therapy for hypogonadism is the exception to this exclusion and will be allowed if started >30 days prior to Study Day 1 of Serono Study 24380).
    • Progestational agents, unless used for oral contraception or post-menopausal hormone replacement therapy.
    • Appetite stimulants such as dronabinol (Marinol), megestrol acetate (Megace), or cyproheptadine (Periactin).
    • Investigational agents, unless approved in advance by Serono's Medical Director. Specifically, experimental antiretroviral agents are disallowed, unless available under a treatment IND or expanded access program (30 days).
    • Liposuction or other elective plastic surgery.
    • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) wasting therapy with growth hormone and/or prior treatment with growth hormone or a growth hormone releasing factor (for 12 months prior to the screening visit).
  • Are participating in any other clinical studies (except Serono Study 24380). Observation studies are allowed, but prior written permission by Serono Medical/Therapeutic Director must be granted.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01077960

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United States, Alabama
University of Alabama/Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
United States, California
Care Clinic
Los Angeles, California, United States
Private Practice
Palm Beach, California, United States
UCSD - AVRC (AntiViralResearchCenter)
San Diego, California, United States
Kaiser Permanente
San Francisco, California, United States
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Torrence, California, United States
AIDS Alliance
West Hollywood, California, United States
United States, Connecticut
Circle Medical LLC
Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
United States, District of Columbia
Private Practice
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
United States, Florida
Private Practice
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Care Resources
Miami, Florida, United States
Private Practice
Miami, Florida, United States
Private Practice
North Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Infectious Disease Associates
Sarasota, Florida, United States
United States, Georgia
AIDS Research Consortium of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
United States, Illinois
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States
United States, Massachusetts
Community Research Initiative of New England
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
United States, Minnesota
Hennepin County Medical Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
United States, New York
St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital
New York, New York, United States
St. Vincents Catholic Medical Center
New York, New York, United States
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York, New York, United States
United States, Texas
Central Texas Clinical Research
Austin, Texas, United States
United States, Virginia
IPD Research
Annandale, Virginia, United States
United States, Washington
Private Practice
Spokane, Washington, United States
Canada, British Columbia
St Paul Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Sponsors and Collaborators
EMD Serono
  More Information

Responsible Party: EMD Serono Identifier: NCT01077960     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 25373 (NCT01077960)
Study First Received: February 26, 2010
Results First Received: May 25, 2010
Last Updated: August 4, 2013

Keywords provided by EMD Serono:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
HIV Infections
Pathologic Processes
Immune System Diseases
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Slow Virus Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017