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Safety and Efficacy of Recombinant Human Platelet-Activating Factor Acetylhydrolase for the Treatment of Severe Sepsis

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00037687
Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : May 21, 2002
Last Update Posted : June 24, 2005
Suntory Pharmaceutical
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ICOS Corporation

Brief Summary:
The objective of this study is to demonstrate that rPAF-AH is safe and reduces 28 day all cause mortality in patients with severe sepsis.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Sepsis Drug: rPAF-AH Phase 3

Detailed Description:
This study is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter study of rPAF-AH compared to placebo in patients with severe sepsis. Eligible patients from investigative sites located throughout the United States and other countries will be randomized to receive either rPAF-AH or placebo administered daily for five consecutive days by intravenous (IV) infusion. All patients will be evaluated for safety and efficacy endpoints over 28 days. A follow-up evaluation will occur approximately 6 months after Day 28 to assess functional status and quality of life.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 2500 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 3 Study to Demonstrate the Safety and Efficacy of Recombinant Platelet-Activating Factor Acetylhydrolase (rPAF-AH, Pafase®) for Reducing 28 Day All Cause Mortality in Patients With Severe Sepsis
Study Start Date : April 2001
Study Completion Date : December 2004

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MedlinePlus related topics: Sepsis

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion criteria

  • Clinical diagnosis of severe sepsis
  • At least 18 years old
  • Patient or legally authorized representative able to provide informed consent

Exclusion criteria

  • Severe lung injury (acute respiratory distress syndrome)
  • Immunocompromised
  • Severe liver disease
  • Inflammation of the pancreas, organ rejection, or burns to more than 30% of body
  • Enrolled in another clinical trial
  • Already participated in this or other rPAF-AH study
  • There is not a commitment to aggressive treatment
  • Has a disease with life expectancy less than 6 months

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00037687

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United States, Washington
Mary E. Lonien, M.S.
Bothell, Washington, United States, 98021
Sponsors and Collaborators
ICOS Corporation
Suntory Pharmaceutical

The Pafase Phase II ARDS Prevention Study Group. Recombinant platelet-activating factor acetylhydrolase (Pafase) decreases the incidence of acute respiriatory distress syndrome (ARDS) and 28 day all cause mortality (Abstract). Intensive Care Med (2000); 26: S321.

Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00037687    
Other Study ID Numbers: BAR03
BB-IND 9538
First Posted: May 21, 2002    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 24, 2005
Last Verified: January 2003
Keywords provided by ICOS Corporation:
Severe sepsis
Platelet-activating factor acetylhydrolase
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Pathologic Processes