Mycophenolate Sodium (Myfortic®) in the Treatment of Corticosteroid-refractory Autoimmune Uveitis:Pilot Study
Recruitment status was Recruiting
This study is designed to explore the use of Myfortic® in patients with steroid-refractory uveitis. The aim of the study will be to show the therapeutic effect of Myfortic® in managing uveitis patients.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Mycophenolate Sodium (Myfortic®) in the Treatment of Corticosteroid-refractory Autoimmune Uveitis:Pilot Study|
|Study Start Date:||January 2009|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2011|
This study is a single arm prospective evaluation in which patients with uveitis are treated with Myfortic® in a dose of 360 mg bid for six months. From day 0, Myfortic will be combined with 1 mg/kg prednisone. Prednisone will be tapered from week 1 based on the clinical findings of the ophthalmologist.
There will be no other stratification of patients. After the screening, patients will be treated with Myfortic® for 6 months. Patients will be seen at month 1, 3, and 6. Thereafter patients will be followed up at month 12. Efficacy and safety assessments will be performed at each visit.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01261169
|Contact: Hwang Yih Shiou, MD||886-3-3281200 ext email@example.com|
|Taoyuan County, Taiwan, 333|
|Contact: Hwang Yih Shiou, MD 886-3-3281200 ext 8666 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator:||Hwang Yih Shiou, MD||CGMH|