Treatment of Hepatitis C in Hemophilic Patients With HIV
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00055341|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 27, 2003
Last Update Posted : July 30, 2008
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|HIV Infections Hepatitis C Hemophilia||Drug: Peginterferon alfa-2a Drug: Ribavirin||Phase 2|
Hemophiliacs with symptomatic disease often receive blood products to correct clotting factor deficiencies. Prior to routine use of heat inactivation and screening of donor blood for specific viral pathogens, hemophiliacs were routinely exposed to, and infected with, viruses such as hepatitis B (HBV), HCV, and HIV. Studies in hemophiliacs suggest several important findings that warrant further investigation, including: 1) hemophiliacs infected with HCV may have more rapid progression to liver failure and death; 2) pooled blood concentrate from multiple donors leads to a high risk of mixed infection; and 3) different clinical outcomes and altered immune responses of HIV coinfected hemophiliacs may enhance understanding of mutant virus selection and the associated clinical outcomes. The purpose of this trial is to determine response rates to PEG-interferon and ribavirin in hemophiliacs with HCV alone and with HCV/HIV coinfection.
Participants in this study will be followed for 48 weeks on treatment and up to 36 months after treatment. Participants in this study will be admitted to the Clinical Research Center for 2 days at the beginning of the study. Participants will have 3 additional study visits in the first week of the study. After that, study visits occur at Weeks 2, 4, 8, 12, 16, 24, 32, 40, and 48. The follow-up visits will be at 4, 12, and 24 weeks following the end of treatment. Study visits include a physical exam and blood tests. Patients who do not respond to treatment will be followed in a prospective cohort study for up to 3 additional years so that evolution of the virus and associated immune responses can be evaluated.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Enrollment :||22 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||A Prospective Multicenter, Phase II, Open Label, Controlled Trial Evaluating the Response of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) to Pegylated Interferon Alpha-2A and Ribavirin in Hemophilic Patients With and Without Coinfection With the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)|
|Study Start Date :||March 2002|
|Study Completion Date :||June 2005|
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00055341
|United States, Ohio|
|University of Cincinnati|
|Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45267|
|Principal Investigator:||Kenneth E. Sherman, MD, PhD||University of Cincinnati|