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Apremilast in the Treatment of Uveitis

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (Investigator discretion due to lack of efficacy in three subjects enrolled)
First Posted : April 28, 2009
Results First Posted : July 8, 2014
Last Update Posted : July 8, 2014
Celgene Corporation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Eric B. Suhler, Oregon Health and Science University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to assess the safety and efficacy of Apremilast in the treatment of uveitis.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Uveitis Drug: Apremilast Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 3 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open-label Trial to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Apremilast in the Management of Vision-threatening Uveitis That is Refractory to Other Modes of Systemic Immunosuppression.
Study Start Date : November 2009
Primary Completion Date : June 2011
Study Completion Date : June 2011

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

Drug Information available for: Apremilast
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Treatment
Patients receiving apremilast.
Drug: Apremilast
oral dose of 30 mg BID for 6 months

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Improvement by 2 or More Lines of Best-corrected Snellen Visual Acuity in at Least One Eye [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  2. Reduction in Dose of Systemic Corticosteroid or Other Immunosuppressive Therapy by at Least 50% [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  3. Control of Ocular Inflammation, as Judged on Clinical Criteria, According to Standard Methods (Reduction of Anterior Chamber Cellular Activity and/or Chorioretinal Infiltrates and/or Retinal Vasculitis) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  4. Reduction in Cystoid Macular Edema [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Type, Frequency, Severity, and Relationship of Adverse Events to Study Treatment [ Time Frame: 7 months ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients with vision-threatening autoimmune uveitis
  • failure to respond to prednisone and at least one other systemic immunosuppressive, or intolerance to such medications due to side effects

Exclusion Criteria:

  • serious concomitant illness that could interfere with the subject's participation
  • previous or current use of an alkylating agent
  • use of CYP3A4 inhibitors during the trial
  • TNF blocker use within the 8 weeks prior to enrollment

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00889421

United States, Oregon
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97239
Sponsors and Collaborators
Oregon Health and Science University
Celgene Corporation
Principal Investigator: Eric B Suhler, MD, MPH Oregon Health and Science University

Responsible Party: Eric B. Suhler, Principal Investigator, Oregon Health and Science University Identifier: NCT00889421     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: e4235
First Posted: April 28, 2009    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: July 8, 2014
Last Update Posted: July 8, 2014
Last Verified: June 2014

Keywords provided by Eric B. Suhler, Oregon Health and Science University:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Uveal Diseases
Eye Diseases
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Leprostatic Agents
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Growth Inhibitors
Antineoplastic Agents