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Surveillance of Synagis in Korean Pediatric Patients

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
AbbVie ( AbbVie (prior sponsor, Abbott) ) Identifier:
First received: December 15, 2011
Last updated: June 18, 2015
Last verified: June 2015
Approximately 600 pediatric patients prescribed palivizumab (Synagis) prophylaxis in usual practice according to the approved Korean product label will be registered into this observational study. Baseline data will be obtained at enrollment including demographics, gestational age, birth weight and underlying diseases and complications especially in regard to respiratory disease and cardiovascular disease. At routine visits for Synagis administration, which will occur according to usual medical practice, information on Synagis prophylaxis, concomitant medication, and adverse events will be collected for up to 30 days after the last administration of Synagis.

Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Post-Marketing Surveillance of Synagis in Korean Pediatric Patients Under the "New Drug Re-Examination"

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Further study details as provided by AbbVie:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Subjects With Adverse Events (AEs), Serious AEs (SAEs), and Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) [ Time Frame: From the time of informed consent until 30 days after the final administration of Synagis, an expected average of 6 months from the start of Synagis ]
    An AE was defined as any untoward medical occurrence that did not necessarily have a causal relationship with treatment. An SAE was an event that resulted in death, was life-threatening, required or prolonged hospitalization, resulted in congenital anomaly or persistent or significant disability, important medical event requiring medical or surgical intervention to prevent serious outcome, or a spontaneous or elective abortion. AEs considered to be related to Synagis were classified as ADRs. The causality of ADRs were assessed by the investigator as 'Probable,' 'Possible' and 'others (unknown). 'Unexpected' AEs are those that are unlabeled.

Enrollment: 618
Study Start Date: January 2012
Study Completion Date: June 2014
Primary Completion Date: June 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Pediatric Participants at High Risk of RSV
Pediatric participants at high risk of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in need of the prevention of serious lower respiratory tract disease caused by RSV were prescribed Synagis prophylaxis in usual practice according to the approved Korean product label. The decision to prescribe or not to prescribe Synagis was taken prior to a participant's enrollment in the study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 24 Months   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
General hospital

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pediatric patients at high risk of RSV disease, who need the prevention of serious lower respiratory tract disease caused by RSV, and meet any of the following criteria:

    • Preterm newborn infants or infants born at 35 weeks of gestation or less, and less than 6 months of age at the onset of RSV season (RSV season defined as Oct. 1 to the following Mar. 31).
    • Newborn infants, infants, or children under 2 years of age and requiring treatment for bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) within the last 6 months preceding RSV season (RSV season defined as Oct. 1 to the following Mar. 31).
    • Newborn infants, infants, or children under 2 years of age with hemodynamically significant congenital heart disease (CHD).
  • Obtained authorization form to use personal and/or health data from legal representative prior to the entry into the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Contraindications according to the approved label.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01537198

Sponsors and Collaborators
AbbVie (prior sponsor, Abbott)
Study Director: SoRa Lee, MD AbbVie
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: AbbVie (prior sponsor, Abbott) Identifier: NCT01537198     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: P13-203
Study First Received: December 15, 2011
Results First Received: June 18, 2015
Last Updated: June 18, 2015

Keywords provided by AbbVie:
Postmarketing Drug Surveillance

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Virus Diseases
Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections
Pneumovirus Infections
Paramyxoviridae Infections
Mononegavirales Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents processed this record on April 28, 2017