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Phosphatidylcholine (LT-02) for Induction of Remission in Ulcerative Colitis (PROTECT-1)

This study has been terminated.
(IDMC recommendation)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: May 20, 2014
Last Update Posted: February 9, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. Falk Pharma GmbH
The purpose of this study is to compare two different dosing regimens of phosphatidylcholine versus placebo for the induction of remission in ulcerative colitis patients non-responsive to standard mesalamine treatment.

Condition Intervention Phase
Ulcerative Colitis Drug: LT-02 Drug: Placebo Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized, Double-blind, Double-dummy, Placebo-controlled, Phase III Clinical Trial on the Efficacy and Safety of a 12-weeks add-on Treatment With LT 02 vs. Placebo in Patients With Ulcerative Colitis Refractory to Standard Treatment With Mesalamine

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Further study details as provided by Dr. Falk Pharma GmbH:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Rate of clinical remission [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Rate of patients with clinical improvement [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • Time to first resolution of symptoms [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • Number of stools per week [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • Number of days with urgency per week [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • Rate of mucosal healing [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • Rate of histologic remission [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • Physician's global assessment at final visit [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • Quality of life [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Enrollment: 468
Actual Study Start Date: July 21, 2014
Study Completion Date: December 16, 2016
Primary Completion Date: November 11, 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: LT-02
LT-02 0.8g four times daily
Drug: LT-02
four times per day
Experimental: B: LT-02
LT-02 1.6g twice daily
Drug: LT-02
two times per day
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
LT-02 Placebo
Drug: Placebo
four times per day


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Established diagnosis of ulcerative colitis
  • Active ulcerative colitis disease extent ≥ 15 cm
  • Active disease despite treatment with mesalamine

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Crohn's disease, indeterminate colitis, ischemic colitis, radiation colitis, microscopic colitis, diverticular disease associated colitis,
  • Toxic megacolon or fulminant colitis
  • Colon resection
  • Evidence of infectious colitis
  • Celiac disease
  • Bleeding hemorrhoids
  • History or presence of ischemic heart disease, myocardial infarction, peripheral arterial disease, ischemic stroke, or transient ischemic attack
  • Any severe concomitant renal, endocrine, or psychiatric disorder
  • Any relevant known systemic disease
  • History of cancer in the last five years
  • Abnormal hepatic function or liver cirrhosis
  • Abnormal HbA1c at screening visit
  • Patients with known hypersensitivity to soy
  • Known intolerance/hypersensitivity to Investigational Medicinal Product (IMP)
  • Treatment with steroids/methotrexate/Tumor necrosis factor-alpha-antagonists/azathioprine/ 6-mercaptopurine/anti-integrin/coumarins
  • Treatment with other investigational drug
  • Existing or intended pregnancy or breast-feeding
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02142725

Agaplesion Markus-Krankenhaus, 1st Dept. of Medicine
Frankfurt a.M., Germany, 60431
Sponsors and Collaborators
Dr. Falk Pharma GmbH
Principal Investigator: Axel Dignass, MD Agaplesion Markus-Krankenhaus, 1st Dept. of Medicine
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. Falk Pharma GmbH
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02142725     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PCG-2/UCA
2012-003702-27 ( EudraCT Number )
First Submitted: May 15, 2014
First Posted: May 20, 2014
Last Update Posted: February 9, 2017
Last Verified: February 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Colitis, Ulcerative
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases