The FEIBA NovoSeven Comparative Study
FENOC is a prospective, open-label, randomized, cross-over, multi-center study to investigate and compare the hemostatic effect and cost-efficacy of two different by-passing agents in the treatment of joint hemorrhages in subjects with severe hemophilia A and inhibitors. The study is designed as a clinical equivalency trial.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||FENOC: The FEIBA NovoSeven Comparative Study|
- -The hemostatic effect of treatment with a single dose of FEIBA with that of two doses of NovoSeven on joint hemorrhages after 6 hours.
- The hemostatic effect of treatment after 2, 12, 24 36, and 48 hours.
- The difference in pain, rated using the 100 mm visual analog scale (VAS) before treatment and after 2 (before the second dose of NovoSeven, 6, 12, 24, 36, and 48 hours.
- The number of infusions required of each concentrate to stop the bleeding.
- The use of analgesics.
- Cost-efficacy, analyzed on the basis of clinical response.
- Correlation between thrombin generation in vitro with each concentrate and the in vivo clinical response.
|Study Start Date:||July 2000|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2005|
The incidence of inhibitors among people with severe hemophilia A has been documented as approximately 20-30% in several prospective studies. In such patients acute hemorrhages frequently occur and profoundly jeopardize health, with subsequent development of arthropathy. A common way of treating such bleeding episodes is to use bypassing agents. Among these agents the prothrombin complex concentrate FEIBA has been widely used for many years. More recently, recombinant factor VIIa (NovoSeven) has been added to the therapeutic options. While both products have been found effective in treating hemorrhages, the number of injections given for a bleeding episode has ranged widely, and it is so far unknown whether one of the products might have a better effect in certain patients.