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Effects of DHEA in Pulmonary Hypertension (EDIPHY)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03648385
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : August 27, 2018
Last Update Posted : October 23, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rhode Island Hospital

Brief Summary:
The goal of this crossover trial is to determine whether the study drug dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) improves right ventricular longitudinal strain measured by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging at 18 weeks compared to placebo and to assess side effects and safety in pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Drug: DHEA tablet Other: Placebo Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 24 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of DHEA in Pulmonary Hypertension
Actual Study Start Date : January 9, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : April 2023
Estimated Study Completion Date : April 2023


Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: DHEA
DHEA tablet (50 mg) taken by mouth once a day for 18 weeks
Drug: DHEA tablet
DHEA tablet (50 mg) taken by mouth once a day for 18 weeks.
Other Name: Dehydroepiandrosterone

Placebo Comparator: Placebo
1 placebo tablet taken by mouth once a day for 18 weeks
Other: Placebo
1 placebo tablet taken by mouth once a day for 18 weeks




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Right ventricular (RV) longitudinal strain [ Time Frame: 18 weeks, 40 weeks ]
    Change in global RV longitudinal strain measured by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) between DHEA and placebo


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. RV ejection fraction [ Time Frame: 18 weeks, 40 weeks ]
    Change in RV ejection fraction measured by cardiac MRI between DHEA and placebo

  2. NT-proBNP [ Time Frame: 2 weeks, 18 weeks, 24 weeks, 40 weeks ]
    Change in serum level of NT-proBNP between DHEA and placebo

  3. Sex hormone levels [ Time Frame: 2 weeks, 18 weeks, 24 weeks, 40 weeks ]
    Change in sex hormone levels between DHEA and placebo

  4. Six minute walk distance (6MWD) [ Time Frame: 2 weeks, 18 weeks, 24 weeks, 40 weeks ]
    Change in 6MWD between DHEA and placebo

  5. World Health Organization (WHO) Functional Class [ Time Frame: 2 weeks, 18 weeks, 24 weeks, 40 weeks ]
    Change in WHO Functional Class (I - IV with IV indicating worse symptoms) between DHEA and placebo

  6. Short Form-36 [ Time Frame: 2 weeks, 18 weeks, 24 weeks, 40 weeks ]
    Change in Short Form-36 summary scores for physical and mental components (range 0 - 100, higher scores indicating better quality of life) between DHEA and placebo

  7. emPHasis-10 [ Time Frame: 2 weeks, 18 weeks, 24 weeks, 40 weeks ]
    Change in emPHasis-10 score (range 0 - 50, higher scores indicating worse quality of life) between DHEA and placebo

  8. Treatment-related side effects and adverse events [ Time Frame: 2 weeks, 18 weeks, 24 weeks, 40 weeks, 42 weeks ]
    Difference in treatment-related side effects and adverse events (as assessed by CTCAE v4.0) between DHEA and placebo



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

Inclusion Criteria:

Diagnosis of PAH that is 1) idiopathic, 2) heritable or 3) associated with connective tissue disease, congenital systemic-to-pulmonary shunt, porto-pulmonary hypertension, drug or toxin use.

Documentation of the following at any time prior to study entry:

  • mPAP ≥ 25 mmHg at rest, pulmonary capillary wedge pressure or left ventricular end-diastolic pressure ≤ 15 mmHg, and PVR > 3 Wood units
  • Pulmonary function testing documenting forced expiratory volume in one second/forced vital capacity ratio ≥ 70% predicted and total lung capacity ≥ 70% predicted
  • Chest tomography documenting absence of parenchymal lung disease
  • Normal or low probability V/Q scan

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age < 18 years old
  • PAH associated with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • New background PAH therapy within 12 weeks
  • Significant dose change in background PAH therapy within 12 weeks.
  • Untreated severe obstructive sleep apnea diagnosed by polysomnography
  • Evidence of left-sided valvular disease or systolic dysfunction on echocardiogram (≥ moderate mitral or aortic disease or LV ejection fraction ≤ 50%)
  • Glomerular filtration rate <40 mls/min/1.73m2
  • Child-Pugh Class C cirrhosis
  • Untreated hypo- or hyper-thyroidism
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Active or planned use of hormone supplements, oral contraceptive pills, hormonal therapies
  • History of breast, ovarian, uterine, testicular or prostate cancer
  • Current use of another investigational PAH therapy
  • Contraindication to MRI (e.g., metal device or fragment)

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03648385


Contacts
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Contact: Thomas Walsh 401-444-4833 thomas.walsh@lifespan.org
Contact: Amy Palmisciano 401-444-4961 apalmisciano@lifespan.org

Locations
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United States, Rhode Island
Rhode Island Hospital Pulmonary Hypertension Center Recruiting
Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02903
Contact: Thomas P Walsh    401-444-4833    thomas.walsh@lifespan.org   
Contact: Amy Palmisciano, RN    4014442733    apalmisciano@lifespan.org   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rhode Island Hospital
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Corey E Ventetuolo, MD, MS Brown University
  Study Documents (Full-Text)

Documents provided by Rhode Island Hospital:
Informed Consent Form  [PDF] July 23, 2019


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Responsible Party: Rhode Island Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03648385     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R01HL141268 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: August 27, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 23, 2019
Last Verified: October 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Hypertension, Pulmonary
Hypertension
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Dehydroepiandrosterone
Adjuvants, Immunologic
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs