Rituxan in Churg Strauss Syndrome With Renal Involvement
This study has been terminated.
(Company providing study drug terminated study due to lack of funds)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Fernando Fervenza, Mayo Clinic
First received: January 19, 2007
Last updated: November 3, 2011
Last verified: November 2011
Churg-Strauss Syndrome (CSS) is a disease characterized by asthma, abnormally high amounts of eosinophils (a type of white blood cell), and blood vessel inflammation. About 25% of CSS patients develop kidney disease. The goal of this pilot study was to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of Rituximab in inducing remission of kidney disease in patients with CSS.
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
||A Pilot Study on the Use of Rituximab in the Treatment of Churg- Strauss Syndrome With Renal Involvement
Primary Outcome Measures:
Secondary Outcome Measures:
| Study Start Date:
| Study Completion Date:
| Primary Completion Date:
||July 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
375 mg/m^2/week for 4 weeks
Patients received 4 weekly doses of rituximab 375 mg/m^2.
Prednisone 1 mg/kg/day (not to exceed 80 mg/day) for 4 weeks followed by a taper to 0 mg by 6 months
- Liquid Pred
- Sterapred DS
Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) is a small vessel systemic vasculitis associated with asthma and eosinophilia that causes glomerulonephritis in about 25% of patients. Rituximab is a chimeric anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody that depletes B cells and is effective in numerous autoimmune disease including antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Rituximab in inducing remission of renal disease activity in patients with CSS.
|Ages Eligible for Study:
||18 Years and older
|Genders Eligible for Study:
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
- Patients with Churg-Strauss syndrome as defined by meeting one of 3 sets of criteria for Churg-Strauss Syndrome described above who have not yet been treated, who have failed steroid therapy (partial or non-responders) or who can not been tapered off oral prednisone because of documented relapsing disease
- Renal involvement (>25% dysmorphic red cell, red blood cell casts, or pauci-immune glomerulonephritis on biopsy)
- Age >18 years old
- Serum creatinine less than or equal to 3.0 mg/dl
- Able and willing to give written informed consent and comply with the requirements of the study protocol.
- Negative serum pregnancy test (for women of child bearing age)
- Men and women of reproductive potential must agree to use an acceptable method of birth control during treatment and for twelve months after completion of treatment.
- Severe obstructive or restrictive lung disease (forced expiratory volume in one second <1)
- Cerebral involvement
- Rapidly progressive optic neuropathy or retinal vasculitis
- Active gastrointestinal bleeding
- Heart failure, including pericarditis or myocarditis.
- Hemoglobin <8.5 gm/dL
- Platelets <100,000/mm
- AST or ALT >2.5 Upper Limit of Normal unless related to primary disease
- Positive Hepatitis B or C serology
- History of positive HIV testing
- Treatment with any investigational agent within 4 weeks of screening or 5 half-lives of the investigational drug (whichever is longer)
- Previous treatment with Rituximab
- History of severe allergic or anaphylactic reactions to humanized or murine monoclonal antibodies
- History of recurrent significant infection or history of recurrent bacterial infections
- Known active bacterial, viral fungal mycobacterial, or other infection (including tuberculosis or atypical mycobacterial disease, but excluding fungal infections of nail beds) or any major episode of infection requiring hospitalization or treatment with i.v. antibiotics within 4 weeks of screening or oral antibiotics within 2 weeks prior to screening
- Lack of peripheral venous access
- History of drug, alcohol, or chemical abuse within 6 months prior to screening
- Pregnancy or lactation
- Concomitant malignancies or previous malignancies, with the exception of adequately treated basal or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin or carcinoma in situ of the cervix
- Significant cardiac or pulmonary disease (including obstructive pulmonary disease)
- Any other disease, metabolic dysfunction, physical examination finding, or clinical laboratory finding giving reasonable suspicion of a disease or condition that contraindicates the use of an investigational drug or that may affect the interpretation of the results or render the patient at high risk from treatment complications
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below.
For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00424749
|Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905 |
||Fernando C. Fervenza, M.D., Ph.D.
||Fernando Fervenza, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic
History of Changes
|Other Study ID Numbers:
|Study First Received:
||January 19, 2007
|Results First Received:
||September 12, 2011
||November 3, 2011
||United States: Food and Drug Administration
Keywords provided by Mayo Clinic:
Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody associated vasculitis
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 14, 2014
Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody-Associated Vasculitis
Immune System Diseases
Antibodies, Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal