Efficacy and Safety of Specific Immunotherapy With CLUSTOID Grass Pollen

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 13, 2009
Last Update Posted : July 14, 2011
Information provided by:
Roxall Medizin

Brief Summary:
The objective of this study is to assess the efficacy and safety of cluster immunotherapy with highly polymerized allergen extracts.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Allergic Rhinitis Biological: Subcutaneous injections with highly polymerized allergen extract Biological: Subcutaneous injection with placebo Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 121 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy and Safety of Subcutaneous Cluster Immunotherapy With Cluster-allergoid CLUSTOID Grasses/Rye (Glutaraldehyde-polymerized Allergen Extract of Mixtures of Grass and Rye Allergens) in Patients With Allergic Rhinoconjunctivitis Sensitized to Grass and With or Without Rye Pollen Sensitization
Study Start Date : October 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2009

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: highly polymerized allergen extract Biological: Subcutaneous injections with highly polymerized allergen extract
cluster schedule

Placebo Comparator: Placebo Biological: Subcutaneous injection with placebo
cluster schedule

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Symptom and medication score [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Safety of the treatment during the study period [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  2. Documentation of adverse events [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  3. Individual symptom scores of the rhinoconjunctivitis symptom score (RSS) during the pollen season [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  4. Global evaluation and Quality of life questionnaire [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Positive history of allergic rhinitis/rhinoconjunctivitis due to grass and/or rye pollen
  • Positive screening skin prick test (wheal diameter > 3 mm)
  • Compliance and ability of the patient to complete a Diary Card for self-evaluating of the symptoms and antisymptomatic medication
  • Signed and dated patient´s Informed Consent,

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous immunotherapy with grass and/or rye pollen extracts within the last 3 years,
  • Simultaneous participation in other clinical trials,
  • Other reasons contra-indicating an inclusion into the trial according to the investigator´s estimation (e.g. poor compliance),
  • Auto-immune disorders,
  • Severe chronic inflammatory diseases,
  • Malignancy,
  • Alcohol abuse,
  • Existing or intended pregnancy, lactation and/or lack of adequate contraceptive protection,
  • Patients being in any relationship or dependency with the sponsor and/or investigator,
  • Treatment with beta-blockers (incl. local application) and/or other contra-indicated drugs.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01012531

Zentrum für Rhinologie und Allergologie
Wiesbaden, Germany
Sponsors and Collaborators
Roxall Medizin

Responsible Party: Jenny Uhlig, Roxall Medizin Identifier: NCT01012531     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CLU-2008-001
First Posted: November 13, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 14, 2011
Last Verified: November 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Rhinitis, Allergic
Nose Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases