Phase 3 IGIV, 10% in Alzheimer´s Disease

This study has been terminated.
(The study was terminated because the first Phase 3 did not demonstrate efficacy on the co-primary endpoints. The known safety profile remained unchanged.)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Baxter Healthcare Corporation Identifier:
First received: January 20, 2012
Last updated: May 19, 2013
Last verified: May 2013

The purpose of this study is to provide evidence of efficacy and safety to support the development of IGIV, 10% as a treatment option for patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer´s Disease.

Condition Intervention Phase
Alzheimer´s Disease
Biological: Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human), 10% Solution
Biological: Human albumin 0.25%
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 3 Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of the Safety and Effectiveness of Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human), 10% Solution (IGIV, 10%) for the Treatment of Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Disease

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Cognitive subscale of the Alzheimer´s Disease Assessment Scale (ADAS-Cog) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 3 Months, 6 Months, 9 Months, 12 Months, 15 Months, and 18 Months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Alzheimer´s Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS)-Activities of Daily Living (ADL) inventory [ Time Frame: Baseline, 3 Months, 6 Months, 9 Months, 12 Months, 15 Months, and 18 Months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • ADCS-Clinical Global Impression of Change (CGIC) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 3 Months, 6 Months, 9 Months, 12 Months, 15 Months, and 18 Months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 3 Months, 6 Months, 9 Months, 12 Months, 15 Months, and 18 Months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change in volumetric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) parameters [ Time Frame: Baseline and 18 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Logsdon Quality of Life in Alzheimer's Disease (QOL-AD) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 Months, 9 Months, 12 Months, and 18 Months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Impact of Alzheimer's Disease on Caregiver Questionnaire (IADCQ) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 Months, 9 Months, 12 Months, and 18 Months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Number (percentage) of participants experiencing related adverse events (AEs) and/or serious adverse events (SAEs) [ Time Frame: Throughout the study period, 18 Months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Number (percentage) of participants experiencing any AEs and/or SAEs [ Time Frame: Throughout the study period, 18 Months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Number (percentage) of infusions temporally associated with AEs and/or SAEs [ Time Frame: During or within 72 hours of completion of an infusion ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Number (percentage) of infusions associated with AEs and/or SAEs occurring during or within 7 days of completion of an infusion [ Time Frame: During or within 7 days of completion of an infusion ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Number (percentage) of infusions causally associated with AEs and/or SAEs [ Time Frame: Throughout the study period, 18 Months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Number and proportion of infusions discontinued, slowed, or interrupted due to an AE [ Time Frame: Throughout infusions, approximately 2-5 hours ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 530
Study Start Date: January 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: IGIV, 10% at Dose A (high dose) Biological: Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human), 10% Solution
Intravenous infusion every 2 weeks over 18 months
Other Name: IGIV, 10%
Experimental: IGIV, 10% at Dose B (low dose) Biological: Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human), 10% Solution
Intravenous infusion every 2 weeks over 18 months
Other Name: IGIV, 10%
Placebo Comparator: Placebo control Biological: Human albumin 0.25%
Intravenous infusion every 2 weeks over 18 months


Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years to 89 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Main Inclusion Criteria:

  • Written informed consent - subject (or the subject's legally acceptable representative) and caregiver who are willing and able to participate for the duration of the study
  • Diagnosis of probable Alzheimer´s Disease (AD)
  • Dementia of mild to moderate severity defined as Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) 16-26 inclusive at screening
  • Neuroimaging performed after symptom onset consistent with AD diagnosis
  • On stable doses of AD medication(s) for at least 12 weeks prior to screening. These medications must be continued throughout this study.
  • If receiving psychoactive medications (e.g., antidepressants other than monoamine oxidase inhibitors [MAOIs] and most tricyclics, antipsychotics, anxiolytics, anticonvulsants, mood stabilizers, etc.), must be on stable doses for at least 6 weeks prior to screening

Main Exclusion Criteria:

  • Possible AD or non-AD dementia
  • Current residence in a skilled nursing facility
  • Contraindication to undergoing MRI (eg pacemaker, severe claustrophobia, ferromagnetic implants such as a metal plate)
  • Clinically significant cardiovascular problems (e.g. uncontrolled blood pressure, heart disease, clotting disorders, strokes, atrial fibrillation, unstable angina (angina at rest) or recent heart attack)
  • Clinically significant congestive heart failure (e.g. New York Heart Association [NYHA] Class III/IV symptoms or untreated Class II)
  • History of thrombosis and/or thromboembolic disease (central or peripheral) within the 12 months prior to screening
  • Specific findings on brain MRI (microhemorrhages, superficial siderosis, a macrohemorrhage, major stroke, or multiple lacunae)
  • Active malignancy or history of malignancy within 5 years prior to screening with the exception of the following: adequately treated basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, carcinoma in situ of the cervix, and stable prostate cancer not requiring treatment
  • Active autoimmune or neuro-immunologic disorder
  • Uncontrolled major depression, psychosis, or other major psychiatric disorder(s)
  • Poorly controlled diabetes
  • Serious problems with liver or kidneys
  • Known history of hypersensitivity following infusions of human blood or blood components (e.g. human immunoglobulins or human albumin)
  • Current or recent treatment with immunoglobulin and/or immunomodulatory therapies
  • Recent use of investigational drugs or biologics, including those aimed at altering AD progression
  • Active immunization for the treatment of AD at any time

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01524887

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Study Director: Kathy Tobias, MD Baxter Healthcare Corporation
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Responsible Party: Baxter Healthcare Corporation Identifier: NCT01524887     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 161003, 2011-000914-21
Study First Received: January 20, 2012
Last Updated: May 19, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration
Canada: Health Canada
Belgium: Federal Agency for Medicinal Products and Health Products
United Kingdom: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
Spain: Spanish Agency of Medicines
Germany: Paul-Ehrlich-Institut
Poland: Office for Registration of Medicinal Products, Medical Devices and Biocidal Products
Australia: Department of Health and Ageing Therapeutic Goods Administration
Japan: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alzheimer Disease
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Immunoglobulins, Intravenous
Rho(D) Immune Globulin
Immunologic Factors
Pharmacologic Actions
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