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Efficacy and Safety of Clevudine Compared With Adefovir in Patients With Chronic Hepatitis Due to Hepatitis B Virus (QUASH2)

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: NCT00496158
Recruitment Status : Terminated (The study was terminated in the interest of patient safety.)
First Posted : July 4, 2007
Last Update Posted : April 27, 2009
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Brief Summary:
The objectives of this study are to compare in nucleoside treatment-naïve subjects, the efficacy and safety of clevudine 30 mg once daily versus adefovir 10 mg once daily, each as monotherapy, for 48 weeks, 72 weeks, and 96 weeks.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Chronic Hepatitis Hepatitis B Drug: Clevudine Drug: Adefovir Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Randomized
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multi-Center, Randomized, Double-Blind, Active-Control, 96 Week, Phase III Trial of the Efficacy and Safety of Clevudine Compared With Adefovir at Weeks 48 and 96 in Nucleoside Treatment-Naïve Patients With HBeAg Negative Chronic Hepatitis Due to Hepatitis B Virus
Study Start Date : August 2007

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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Nucleoside treatment-naïve subjects of either gender, females who are non-pregnant and non-lactating, aged 16 years or older (or the legal age of consent as allowed by local regulations), with compensated hepatic function despite a diagnosis of chronic HBeAg negative hepatitis B infection (i.e., based on serological, virological and histological markers) will be eligible for this study.
  • Subjects entering the study with an historical biopsy will have chronic hepatic inflammatory injury at screening (Knodell HAI score ≥ 4 and modified Ishak fibrosis score ≤ 5).
  • The number of subjects entering the study with an Ishak fibrosis score of 5 will be limited to approximately 10%. If applicable, subjects must cease previous treatment with any form of alpha interferon 12 months prior to baseline.
  • For eligibility, subjects must meet the laboratory criteria for total bilirubin, prothrombin time, serum albumin, platelet count, absolute neutrophil count, ANA titer and have a creatinine clearance of ≥ 50 mL/min.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects participating in a clinical trial or receiving an investigational agent for any reason within 60 days of baseline will be excluded.
  • Subjects with clinically significant concomitant diseases will be excluded.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00496158

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Sponsors and Collaborators
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Study Director: M Michelle Berrey, MD, MPH Pharmasset
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00496158    
Other Study ID Numbers: CI-PSI-5268-06-306
First Posted: July 4, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 27, 2009
Last Verified: April 2009
Keywords provided by Pharmasset:
Nucleoside Treatment-Naïve Patients with HBeAg Negative Chronic Hepatitis due to Hepatitis B Virus
hepatitis b virus
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis, Chronic
Liver Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Hepatitis, Viral, Human
Virus Diseases
Enterovirus Infections
Picornaviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Hepadnaviridae Infections
DNA Virus Infections
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Anti-Retroviral Agents