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Safety and Efficacy of AIN457 in Patients With Quiescent Non-infectious Uveitis (ENDURE)

This study has been terminated.
(based on results of the interim analysis of core study in non-infectious quiescent uveitis. This study is not being terminated for safety reasons.)
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Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ) Identifier:
First received: December 14, 2009
Last updated: February 14, 2013
Last verified: February 2013

This study will assess the safety and efficacy of AIN457 as adjunctive therapy for the treatment of intermediate uveitis, posterior uveitis, or panuveitis requiring systemic immunosuppression.

Condition Intervention Phase
Non-infectious Uveitis
Biological: AIN457
Drug: Placebo
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A 24 Week Multi-center, Randomized, Double-masked, Placebo Controlled, Dose-ranging Phase III Study of AIN457 Versus Placebo for Maintaining Uveitis Suppression When Reducing Systemic Immunosuppression in Patients With Quiescent, Non-infectious Intermediate, Posterior or Panuveitis.

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Recurrence of active intermediate, posterior, or panuveitis defined by either: ≥ 2 step increase in vitreous haze with or without an increase in anterior chamber cell grade or decrease in best corrected visual acuity of ≥ 10 ETDRS letters [ Time Frame: after baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in immunosuppressive medication score from baseline to 24 weeks [ Time Frame: Baseline to 24 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Mean change in best corrected visual acuity from baseline [ Time Frame: Baseline to 24 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Mean time to recurrence of active intermediate, posterior, or panuveitis from baseline [ Time Frame: Baseline to 24 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change from baseline in Quality of Life/Patient reported outcome assessments [ Time Frame: Baseline to 24 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Mean change in vitreous haze grade and anterior chamber cell grade from baseline to 24 weeks [ Time Frame: Baseline to 24 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 124
Study Start Date: February 2010
Study Completion Date: June 2011
Primary Completion Date: June 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: AIN457 300mg s.c weekly for 3 weeks Biological: AIN457
Experimental: AIN457 300mg s.c at baseline and Week 2 Biological: AIN457
Experimental: AIN457 150mg s.c at baseline and Week 2 Biological: AIN457
Placebo Comparator: Placebo s.c weekly for 3 weeks Drug: Placebo


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with quiescent chronic, non-infectious intermediate uveitis, posterior uveitis or panuveitis as evidenced by <1+ anterior chamber cell grade and <1+ vitreous haze in both eyes for at least 6 weeks prior to screening.
  • Requirement for either of the following immunosuppressive therapies at any time within the past 3 months for the treatment or prevention of uveitis which must not have been increased within the 6 weeks prior to screening:

Prednisone or equivalent ≥10 mg daily.

≥1 periocular injection or ≥1 intravitreal corticosteroid injection (i.e. triamcinolone) in the study eye within the past 6 months (the last injection must not have been given 6 weeks prior to screening.)

Treatment with either cyclosporine, tacrolimus, azathioprine, mycophenolate mofetil, mycophenolic acid, methotrexate as monotherapy or in combination with or without steroids. (Patients treated with chlorambucil or cyclophosphamide within the past 5 years are ineligible for the study.)

Patients not meeting the above specified criteria for immunosuppressive therapies are eligible for enrollment if they are intolerant to systemic immunosuppressive therapy as determined by the study investigator.

Exclusion Criteria:

Ocular concomitant conditions/disease

  • Patients with a primary diagnosis of Behcet's disease, anterior uveitis or any intermediate uveitis, posterior uveitis or panuveitis in which the manifestation(s) of the active intraocular inflammatory disease may spontaneously resolve or that are not characterized by the presence of either anterior chamber cells or vitritis (vitreous cell and haze) such as the white dot retino-choroidopathies (i.e. Punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC), acute zonal occult outer retinopathy (AZOOR.)
  • Patients with active, non-infectious intermediate, posterior or panuveitis in one or both eyes (≥1+ anterior chamber cells and /or ≥1+ vitreous haze.)
  • Patients receiving or that may require corticosteroids (prednisone or equivalent) ≥1 mg/kg/day to maintain quiescence of their intraocular inflammation.

Ocular treatments

  • Treatment with intravitreal anti-VEGF agents administered to the study eye within 3 months prior to screening.
  • Treatment with fluocinolone acetonide implant (Retisert®) in the study eye within the last 3 years, or dexamethasone intravitreal implant and any other investigational corticosteroid implants in the study eye within the last 6 months.
  • Intraocular surgery or laser photocoagulation in the study eye within the last 6 weeks prior to screening except for a diagnostic vitreous or aqueous tap with a small-gauge needle.

Systemic conditions or treatments

  • Any systemic biologic therapy (e.g. interferon, infliximab, daclizumab, etanercept, or adalimumab) given intravenously or subcutaneously within 3 months prior to screening. No biologic therapy other than the investigational study treatment will be allowed during the course of the clinical trial.
  • Any prior treatment with systemic alkylating agents (cyclophosphamide, chlorambucil) within the past 5 years prior to screening.
  • Treatment with any live or live-attenuated vaccine (including vaccine for varicella-zoster or measles) within 2 months prior to screening. No treatment with live or live-attenuated vaccines will be allowed during the course of the clinical trial.

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01032915

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Responsible Party: Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ) Identifier: NCT01032915     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CAIN457C2301, 2009-014835-19
Study First Received: December 14, 2009
Last Updated: February 14, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration
Switzerland: Swissmedic
Germany: Paul-Ehrlich-Institut
Spain: Spanish Agency of Medicines
Italy: National Monitoring Centre for Clinical Trials - Ministry of Health
Turkey: Ministry of Health
United Kingdom: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
Brazil: National Health Surveillance Agency
India: Ministry of Health
Israel: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Quiescent uveitis
intermediate uveitis
posterior uveitis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Choroid Diseases
Eye Diseases
Retinal Diseases
Uveal Diseases
Uveitis, Posterior processed this record on November 19, 2014