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A Cohort Study in Korean Patients With Chronic Hepatitis B (CHB) Receiving Pegylated Interferon
This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified February 2012 by Yonsei University
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First received: January 31, 2012
Last updated: February 22, 2012
Last verified: February 2012
The current proposed study aims to bring answers following issues: the antiviral efficacy and safety profiles in Korean Chronic Hepatitis B (CHB) patients who are mostly infected with solely genotype C HBV, a proper duration of Pegasys® therapy post-treatment durability or accumulation of HBeAg seroconversion/HBsAg loss, preventable effect on long-term disease progression to liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. In addition, this study aims to collect more data on the efficacy and safety in a real-life clinical setting of Pegasys® therapy in patients with CHB.
Chronic Hepatitis B
Drug: pegylated Interferon-alpha 2a
||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
||An Observational, Multi-Center, Cohort Study Evaluating the Antiviral Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability in Korean Patients With Chronic Hepatitis B (CHB) Receiving Pegylated Interferon-alpha 2a (Pegasys®): TRACES STUDY
Primary Outcome Measures:
- HBsAg loss or appearance of anti-HBs antibody in treatment-naïve Korean CHB patients treated with Pegasys [ Time Frame: 2015 (up to 3 years) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Secondary Outcome Measures:
- Sustained suppression of HBV DNA [ Time Frame: 2015 (up to 3 years) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- HBeAg loss and seroconversion in HBeAg-positive CHB [ Time Frame: 2015 (up to 3 years) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- ALT normalization [ Time Frame: 2015 (up to 3 years) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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| Estimated Primary Completion Date:
||January 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Chronic hepatitis B
Drug: pegylated Interferon-alpha 2a
Pegasys 180mcg/PFS/ subcutaneous injection / Once a week
Other Name: Pegasys
- Korea is known to be an endemic area for HBV infection. Some studies have reported that more than 95% of patients in Korea with chronic HBV have genotype C infection.
- Compared with other genotypes, genotype C is associated with increased viral loads, higher histologic activity, more severe acute exacerbations, a longer viral clearance phase and worse antiviral response to peg-interferon therapy.
- Long-term nucleos(t)ide analogue (NA) therapy is recommended for chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients with compensated and decompensated liver disease. However, a possibility of cessation of antiviral treatment with oral NAs is unlikely due to rebound of HBV DNA levels after termination of NAs administration. In addition, NA therapy has been reported to have lower chance of HBsAg seroclearance compared to that with immunomodulatory agents such as peginterferon.
- Pegasys® has been proved to induce HBsAg loss, which is the closest to cure of disease. However, a better understanding of HBV treatment with Pegasys® in the real-life clinical setting in Korea can be helpful for decision of treatment strategy in the future. Asian experience with Pegasys® therapy in CHB is limited. Study populations of investigator-initiated trials consist of selected group with smaller number of Korean patients. Therefore, long-term efficacy and safety data in real practice with Pegasys® treatment in both HBeAg-positive and -negative Korean patients are necessary.
- In addition, the current proposed collected data study may be helpful to bring answers to many unresolved issues: the antiviral efficacy and safety profiles in Korean CHB patients who are mostly infected with solely genotype C HBV, a proper duration of Pegasys® therapy post-treatment durability or accumulation of HBeAg seroconversion/HBsAg loss, preventable effect on long-term disease progression to liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. In addition, this study aims to collect more data on the efficacy and safety in a real-life clinical setting of Pegasys® therapy in patients with CHB.
|Ages Eligible for Study:
||20 Years to 65 Years
|Genders Eligible for Study:
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
HBeAg-positive and HBeAg-negative chronic hepatitis B patients who have completed or are currently on Pegasys® monotherapy as a first line therapy. In addition, all consecutive CHB patients who will be initiated on Pegasys® in 2011 will be prospectively enrolled.
- Adult subjects receiving treatment for CHB with PEGASYS according to standard of care and in line with the current summary of product characteristics(SPC)/ local labeling who have no contra-indication to PEGASYS therapy as per the local label.
- Adult chronic hepatitis B patients (20 years of age or older) who has been completed or are currently receiving or are planned to receive Pegasys® as a first-line therapy.
- Those with baseline HBV DNA > 2,000 IU/mL and elevation of ALT level.
- HBeAg positive or HBeAg negative serologically proven chronic hepatitis B(CHB)
- Subjects treated with previous NAs therapy are eligible for this study.
Subjects with ALT > 10 x ULN or evidence of hepatocellular carcinoma.
- Subjects should be without serological evidence of co-infection with HCV, HIV, or HDV.
- Subjects with decompensated liver disease, as well as pregnant or breast-feeding women, will not be eligible for the study.
- Subjects should have no other diseases that might be contraindication to peg-interferon therapy as per local SPC (e.g., severe psychiatric diseases, immunological diseases, severe retinopathy or thyroid dysfunction, history of severe pre-existing cardiac disease, etc)
- Subjects with other contra-indications to PEGASYS therapy as detailed in the label (hypersensitivity to the active substance, to alpha interferons, or to any of the excipients)
- A history of liver transplantation or planned for liver transplantation
- Subjects who receive concomitant therapy with telbivudine.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01531166
|Sang Hoon Ahn
|Seoul, Seodaemun-gu, Korea, Republic of, 120-752 |
|Contact: Young Eun Chon, MD NACHIVYS@yuhs.ac |
||Sang Hoon Ahn, MD. PhD
||Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei Universtiy College of Medicine,
No publications provided
History of Changes
|Other Study ID Numbers:
|Study First Received:
||January 31, 2012
||February 22, 2012
||Korea: Institutional Review Board
Keywords provided by Yonsei University:
Chronic hepatitis B
pegylated Interferon-alpha 2a
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on December 04, 2013
Hepatitis B, Chronic
Hepatitis, Viral, Human
Digestive System Diseases
RNA Virus Infections
DNA Virus Infections
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents