A Clinical Trial of Anakinra for Steroid-Resistant Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease
The purpose of this study is to determine if Anakinra (an interleukin-1 receptor antagonist) can improve hearing thresholds in those patients with Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease (AIED) that did not respond to oral steroid therapy for a sudden decline in hearing. The patients to be enrolled will have recently completed a course of oral steroids and demonstrated no change in their audiometric thresholds following corticosteroid therapy.
Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Phase I/II Open-label Study of the Effects of Anakinra in Corticosteroid-resistant Subjects With Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease|
- To assess the potential efficacy of anakinra in improving hearing thresholds in corticosteroid-resistant patients with Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease [ Time Frame: 180 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]The primary endpoint is to determine whether those treated with anakinra for 84 days demonstrate an improved hearing threshold compared with their pre-anakinra-treatment threshold. Audiometric thresholds will be compared to those treated with a prolonged corticosteroid taper and those that elect for no further treatment. The durability of the response will be measured over a total of 180 days.
- To assess the safety and tolerability of a three month (84 day) course of anakinra in corticosteroid resistant patients with Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease. [ Time Frame: 84 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
|Study Start Date:||June 2011|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||June 2016|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||June 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Patients with immune mediated hearing loss (also known as autoimmune hearing loss) are typically treated with corticosteroids. Of those treated, approximately 60% respond, however, that response may be lost over time. Other therapies use to date have proven largely ineffectual in improving hearing. This study proposes a phase I open label clinical trial of Anakinra for corticosteroid-resistant patients to determine if this therapy is efficacious in hearing restoration.
|United States, New York|
|North Shore-LIJ Hearing and Speech Center|
|New Hyde Park, New York, United States, 11040|
|Principal Investigator:||Andrea Vambutas, MD||North Shore-LIJ Health System|