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Cathflo Activase Pediatric Study

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Genentech, Inc. Identifier:
First received: March 25, 2006
Last updated: April 8, 2014
Last verified: April 2014
This was a Phase IV, open-label, single-arm, multicenter trial that was to be conducted at ~60 sites in the United States. Approximately 300 pediatric subjects with dysfunctional CVADs (including catheters with valves, multiple lumens, umbilical catheters, and implanted ports) were to be treated with up to two serially instilled doses of Cathflo Activase.

Condition Intervention Phase
Dysfunctional Central Venous Access Devices (CVADS) Drug: Cathflo Activase (Alteplase) Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Cathflo Activase (Alteplase) Pediatric Study (CAPS)

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Further study details as provided by Genentech, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To evaluate the safety, as measured by the incidence of intracranial hemorrhage during the treatment with Cathflo Activase, in restoring function to dysfunctional CVADs in pediatric populations.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To estimate the rate of restoration of function to dysfunctional CVADs following administration of up to two instillations of Cathflo Activase.

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: April 2002
Study Completion Date: May 2003

Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

Subjects had to meet the following inclusion criteria to be eligible for study entry:

  • Less than 17 years of age
  • Clinically stable
  • Occlusion of CVAD (including catheters with valves, multiple lumens, umbilical catheters, and implanted ports)
  • For subjects who weighed >= 10 kg, inability to withdraw 3 mL of blood from the CVAD
  • For subjects who weighed < 10 kg, inability to withdraw 1 mL of blood from the CVAD
  • Ability to infuse fluids at the volume necessary to instill Cathflo Activase into the CVAD
  • Written informed consent and assent (if appropriate) provided by parent or legal guardian and compliance with study assessments for the full duration of the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Ability to withdraw blood following subject repositioning
  • CVAD insertion < 48 hours prior to enrollment
  • Selected study catheter implanted specifically for hemodialysis
  • Evidence of mechanical, non-thrombotic occlusion of the CVAD (e.g., kink in the CVAD or suture constricting the catheter)
  • Previous enrollment in this study
  • Use of fibrinolytic agent (e.g., alteplase, reteplase, tenecteplase, urokinase, streptokinase) within 24 hours of enrollment
  • At high risk for bleeding events, embolic complications (i.e., recent pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, endarterectomy, clinically significant right-to-left shunt) in the opinion of the investigator, or with known condition for which bleeding constituted a significant hazard
  • Known hypersensitivity to alteplase or any component of the formulation
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00307580

Sponsors and Collaborators
Genentech, Inc.
Study Director: Martha Blaney, PharmD Genentech, Inc.
  More Information

Responsible Party: Genentech, Inc. Identifier: NCT00307580     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: A2404g
Study First Received: March 25, 2006
Last Updated: April 8, 2014

Keywords provided by Genentech, Inc.:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Tissue Plasminogen Activator
Fibrinolytic Agents
Fibrin Modulating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on September 19, 2017