Photodynamic Therapy for Ulcerative Colitis

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified September 2012 by University of Zurich
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Swiss National Science Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Zurich
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01697670
First received: September 28, 2012
Last updated: November 2, 2012
Last verified: September 2012
  Purpose

Objectives:

Primary: The primary study objective is to determine a clinical response as assessed by the Mayo score to low dose PDT in patients with moderate to severe active distal UC.

Secondary: The secondary study objectives are to assess the effect on inflammation and the safety and tolerability of low dose PDT in patients with moderate to severe active distal UC.

This is a multicenter, open phase II study that will enroll a maximum of 20 eligible patients with moderate to severe active distal UC. The first 10 eligible patients, the first cohort, will receive PDT at a 10 Joule per square centimetre (J/cm2) dose intensity. If no clinical response is observed in the first 7 eligible patients, the study will be stopped due to lack of efficacy. If at least 1 clinical response is observed in the first 7 patients, the first cohort will be completed to a total of 10 eligible patients

  • Trial with medicinal product

Condition Intervention Phase
Ulcerative Colitis
Drug: Photodynamic therapy with Gliolan
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Open Phase II Study to Assess the Effect and Safety of "Low Dose" Photodynamic Therapy in Patients With Moderate to Severe Active Distal Ulcerative Colitis

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Further study details as provided by University of Zurich:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • to determine the proportion of patients with moderate to severe active distal UC with a clinical response to low dose PDT in patients at study day (SD) 8. A clinical response is defined as a total Mayo score <2 with no subscore >1. [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    The screening phase consists of 1 week (SD-7 - SD0), the treatment phase of 4 weeks (SD1-SD29), and the follow-up evaluation phase of 4 weeks (SD30-SD57), equating to an overall duration of 9 weeks per patient. It is foreseen to have at least 3 participating investigational sites to complete accrual of the first cohort in 3 months, and the second cohort, if appropriate in an additional 3 months. In case of low recruitment, extra sites will be asked for participation. Hence the study duration from study initiation until last patient whom completed the study is 8 months to reach the primary analysis of the study. The follow-up analysis will be completed about 3 months later.


Estimated Enrollment: 7
Study Start Date: September 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Photodynamic therapy with Gliolan
Intervention: Laser light illumination with a cylindrical light diffuser (Model RD, Medlight SA) is performed 3 hours after administration of 15 mg/kg 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA, Gliolan)
Drug: Photodynamic therapy with Gliolan
Laser light illumination with red light at 635 nm using a cylindrical light diffuser (Model RD, Medlight SA) in a white diffusing inflatable balloon catheter (model CDB OEB, Medlight SA) at a fluence rate of 65.5 mW/cm2 over 153 s resulting in a total light dose of 10 J/cm2 is performed 3 hours after administration of 15mg/kg bodyweight Gliolan
Other Name: 5-aminolaevulinic acid (5-ALA)

Detailed Description:

Subsequently, the following algorithm will apply:

  • >3 clinical responders at SD8, then another 10 patients, the second cohort, will be exposed to the same PDT dose intensity
  • <3 clinical responders, without adverse proctosigmoidoscopic observations at SD8, then the second cohort, will be exposed to the next higher PDT dose intensity 15 J/cm2
  • <3 clinical responders, with adverse proctosigmoidoscopic observations at SD8, then the second cohort, will be exposed to the next lower PDT dose intensity 5 J/cm2
  • The safety will be continuously evaluated throughout the study.

The screening phase consists of 1 week (SD-7 - SD0), the treatment phase of 4 weeks (SD1-SD29), and the follow-up evaluation phase of 4 weeks (SD30-SD57), equating to an overall duration of 9 weeks per patient. It is foreseen to have at least 3 participating investigational sites to complete accrual of the first cohort in 3 months, and the second cohort, if appropriate in an additional 3 months. In case of low recruitment, extra sites will be asked for participation. Hence the study duration from study initiation until last patient whom completed the study is 8 months to reach the primary analysis of the study. The follow-up analysis will be completed about 3 months later.

Stopping rules:

Requirement for prohibited medication or surgical procedure Requirement to increase the dose of permitted medication SAE thought to be attributable to PDT Grade III and IV toxicities (CTC v3.0) thought to be attributable to PDT Patients request to be withdrawn Lost to follow-up

Investigational Medicinal Device:

All patients will drink 50 ml orange juice containing 15 mg/kg 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA). After 3 hours, the lesions will be illuminated with red light at 635 nm using a cylindrical light diffuser (Model RD, Medlight SA) in a white diffusing inflatable balloon catheter (model CDB OEB, Medlight SA) at a fluence rate of 65.5 mW/cm2 over 153 seconds resulting in a total light dose of 10 J/cm2. The first cohort will be treated at a ligh

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion criteria: ? An established and documented diagnosis of UC

  • Moderate and severe active distal UC with a Mayo score of 6-10 and proctosigmoidoscopy score of 2
  • Distal UC as assessed by proctosigmoidoscopy, i.e. major lesions between the sigmoid colon and rectum with lesions not extending the splenic flexure
  • Glucocorticosteroids, aminosalicylates and certain immunosuppressants are permitted under specific conditions as defined in the concomitant medication section

Exclusion criteria: ? Have participated in any other investigational study or received an experimental therapeutic procedure considered to interfere with the study in the 4 weeks preceding SD1

  • UC complications (e.g. strictures, pouchitis)
  • Use of the following immunosuppressants in 12 weeks preceding SD1: cyclosporine, thalidomide derivatives, mycophenolate mofetil
  • Use of antibiotics in 2 weeks preceding SD1
  • Use of non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in 2 weeks preceding SD1
  • Use of anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) or other biologics in 8 weeks preceding SD1
  • Porphyria, erythropoietic protoporphyria or hypersensitivity to porphyrins
  • Uncontrolled medical conditions, requiring surgical or pharmacological treatment
  • Inadequate bone marrow reserve: White blood cell (WBC) < 3.5x109/L, neutrophils < 1.0x109/L, thrombocytes < 100x109/L, haemoglobin (Hb) < 8.5 g/dL or coagulation abnormalities
  • Inadequate liver function: total bilirubin > 1.5 x upper limit of normal values aspartate aminotransferase (ASAT), alanine aminotransferase (ALAT), or alkaline phosphatase > 2.5 x upper limit of normal
  • Have inadequate renal function, defined by serum creatinine > 250 µmol/L
  • Serious concomitant disease (e.g. severe cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • History of cancer < 5 years
  • History of alcohol and/or drug abuses
  • Pregnant or lactating women and fertile women unless surgically sterile or using one highly effective method + a barrier method till the end of the study (SD29)Female patients must not be pregnant or lactating
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01697670

Contacts
Contact: Marianne Ortner, MD marianne.ortner@usz.ch

Locations
Switzerland
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Recruiting
Zurich, Switzerland
Contact: Maria Anna Ortner, MD    +41 792300891    ma.ortner@bluewin.ch   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Zurich
Swiss National Science Foundation
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Marianne Ortner, MD University Hospital Zurich, Division Gastroenterology
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: University of Zurich
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01697670     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UC1001
Study First Received: September 28, 2012
Last Updated: November 2, 2012
Health Authority: Switzerland: Swissmedic

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Colitis
Colitis, Ulcerative
Ulcer
Gastroenteritis
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Aminolevulinic Acid
Photosensitizing Agents
Radiation-Sensitizing Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Dermatologic Agents
Therapeutic Uses

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