Thrombocytopenia and Bleeding in Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome (WAS) Patients

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified November 2012 by Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00909363
First received: May 27, 2009
Last updated: November 20, 2012
Last verified: November 2012
  Purpose

The purpose of this project is to describe the pathophysiology of thrombocytopenia and bleeding in patients with Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome (WAS) and determine the response to thrombopoietic agents in vitro and in vivo.


Condition Intervention Phase
Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome
Thrombocytopenia
Bleeding
Drug: Promacta (eltrombopag)
Drug: Eltrombopag/promacta
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Pathobiology of Thrombocytopenia and Bleeding in Patients With Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome

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Further study details as provided by Weill Medical College of Cornell University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To increase platelet counts of WAS and XLT patients to above 30,000/ul. [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To describe the pathophysiology of thrombocytopenia and bleeding in patients with Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome (WAS) and determine the response to thrombopoietic agents in vitro and in vivo. [ Time Frame: 12 Weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: June 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Promacta Drug: Promacta (eltrombopag)
Patients will start on 1 mg/kg of eltrombopag daily and be seen weekly for 12 weeks. Dose adjustment will be based on the weekly monitoring of the platelet count as utilized in ongoing studies in ITP.
Other Name: eltrombopag
Drug: Eltrombopag/promacta
Patients will start on 1 mg/kg of eltrombopag daily and be seen weekly for 12 weeks. Dose adjustment will be based on the weekly monitoring of the platelet count as utilized in ongoing studies in ITP.
Other Name: Eltrombopag/promacta

Detailed Description:

Wiskott Aldrich Syndrome is an X-linked disease characterized by immunodeficiency, eczema and thrombocytopenia; a milder form of the disease known as X-Linked thrombocytopenia also exists. The thrombocytopenia in both WAS and XLT is characterized by: severe thrombocytopenia with platelet counts frequently less than 10-30,000/ul; small platelets which may be dysfunctional; and, as a result, a high rate of serious bleeding including intracranial hemorrhage.

Because eltrombopag has been shown to be remarkably efficacious in substantially increasing platelet counts in a high percentage of ITP patients, this study seeks to effectively treat patients who exhibit similar pathologies, as well as evaluate the state of platelets in patients with WAS and relate it to clinical bleeding. It also aims to demonstrate whether eltrombopag administered daily will enhance stem cell function, increase platelet production and platelet count, and reduce bleeding in patients with WAS.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Months to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

In order to be eligible for study entry, subjects must comply with the following:

  • Males from 3 months old to 80 years old
  • Signed written informed consent obtained prior to study entry
  • Clinical diagnosis of WAS or XLT
  • Platelet levels less than 100 x 109/L
  • Adequate renal and hepatic function (creatinine and bilirubin less than or equal to 1.5 x IULN, AST and ALT less than or equal to 2.5 x IULN)

Exclusion Criteria:

Any patient is ineligible for study entry if he/she:

  • Over the age of 80
  • Women (only males are eligible)
  • fertile men who are not practicing or who are unwilling to practice birth control while enrolled in the study or until at least 6 months after treatment
  • Aspirin, aspirin-containing compounds, salicylates, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS), clopidogrel or ticlopidine, warfarin or other vitamin K antagonists, unfractionated or low molecular heparin within 7 days of first infusion
  • Red blood cell transfusion in the past four weeks
  • Elevated (> 1.5 x ULN) prothrombin time (PT) or partial thromboplastin time (PTT)
  • New York Heart Classification III or IV heart disease. Other severe cardiovascular or cardiopulmonary disease, including COPD.
  • Known HIV infection, hepatitis B or C infection
  • Any infection requiring antibiotic treatment within 3 days
  • Other concurrent medical or psychiatric conditions that, in the Investigator's opinion, may be likely to confound study interpretation or prevent completion of study procedures and follow-up examinations.
  • Prior malignancy with less than a 5-year disease-free interval, excluding nonmelanoma skin cancers and carcinoma in situ of the cervix
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00909363

Contacts
Contact: James B Bussel, MD 212-746-3474 jbussel@med.cornell.edu

Locations
United States, New York
Weill Cornell Medical College Recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 10065
Sponsors and Collaborators
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: James B Bussel, MD Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Weill Medical College of Cornell University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00909363     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0801009600
Study First Received: May 27, 2009
Last Updated: November 20, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Hemorrhage
Thrombocytopenia
Pathologic Processes
Blood Platelet Disorders
Hematologic Diseases
Blood Coagulation Disorders, Inherited
Blood Coagulation Disorders
Hemorrhagic Disorders
Lymphopenia
Leukopenia
Leukocyte Disorders
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Genetic Diseases, X-Linked
Immune System Diseases

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