An Efficacy and Safety Study of Anti-TNF Monoclonal Antibody in Patients With Fistulizing Crohn's Disease

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Centocor, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00269841
First received: December 22, 2005
Last updated: April 23, 2010
Last verified: April 2010
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of anti-TNF chimeric monoclonal antibody (cA2) compared to placebo in the treatment of patients with fistulizing Crohn's disease.


Condition Intervention Phase
Crohn Disease
Drug: anti-TNF chimeric monoclonal antibody (cA2)
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Placebo-Controlled, Repeated-Dose Study of Anti-TNF Chimeric Monoclonal Antibody (cA2) in the Treatment of Patients With Enterocutaneous Fistulae as a Complication of Crohn's Disease

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Further study details as provided by Centocor, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number patients with 50% or more reduction from baseline in the number of open fistulae observed for at least two consecutive evaluation visitsvisits that is not accompanied by initiation of a therapeutic agent or increase in dose.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The proportion of patients achieving a complete response; In patients responding to treatment, the median time to first observed reduction from baseline of 50% or greater in the number of open fistulae

Estimated Enrollment: 94
Detailed Description:

This is a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, repeated-dose study to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of anti-TNF chimeric monoclonal antibody (cA2) compared to placebo in the treatment of patients with fistulizing Crohn's disease. The primary efficacy outcome of the study is the number of patients with at least a 50% reduction from baseline in the number of open fistulae observed for at least two consecutive evaluation visits.

Patients will be treated with either anti-TNF chimeric monoclonal antibody (cA2) or matching placebo.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with Crohn's disease of at least 3 months duration confirmed by radiography orendoscopy
  • Having single or multiple draining enterocutaneous (including perianal) fistulae of at least 3 months duration
  • If treated with oral prednisone (or equivalent), the dose must be <=40 mg/day and must have been stable for at least 3 weeks prior to enrollment. (If currently not treated with oral prednisone, the stop date must have been at least 4 weeks prior to enrollment)
  • If treated with 6-mercaptopurine or azathioprine, the start date must have been at least 6 months prior to enrollment. (The dose must have been stable for at least 8 weeks prior to enrollment. If currently not treated with 6-mercaptopurine or azathioprine, the stop date must have been at least 4 weeks prior to enrollment.)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with local complications of Crohn's disease such as strictures or abscesses that might confound the evaluations of the benefit from cA2 treatment
  • Having abscesses that should be drained prior to enrollment, with at least 3 weeks between drainage of the abscess and enrollment
  • Having a serious infection, such as hepatitis, pneumonia or pyelonephritis, in the previous 3 months or a history of opportunistic infection such as herpes zoster within 2 months prior to screening, or evidence of active cytomegalovirus, active pneumocystis carinii, or drug resistant atypical mycobacterium
  • Currently having signs or symptoms of severe, progressive or uncontrolled renal, hepatic, hematologic, endocrine, pulmonary, cardiac, neurologic or cerebral disease
  • Currently having any known malignancy or any history of malignancy within the past 5 years
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00269841

Sponsors and Collaborators
Centocor, Inc.
Investigators
Study Director: Centocor, Inc. Clinical Trial Centocor, Inc.
  More Information

Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00269841     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CR006253
Study First Received: December 22, 2005
Last Updated: April 23, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Centocor, Inc.:
fistulae
Crohn's Disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Crohn Disease
Intestinal Fistula
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Gastroenteritis
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Digestive System Fistula
Fistula
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Antibodies
Immunoglobulins
Antibodies, Monoclonal
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions

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