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The Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Ampligen in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00215800
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 22, 2005
Last Update Posted : April 17, 2013
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hemispherx Biopharma

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE September 16, 2005
First Posted Date  ICMJE September 22, 2005
Last Update Posted Date April 17, 2013
Study Start Date  ICMJE December 1998
Actual Primary Completion Date February 2004   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Change History Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00215800 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE The Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Ampligen in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Official Title  ICMJE A Multi-center, Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Poly I:Poly C12U (Ampligen®) 400 mg IV Twice Weekly Versus Placebo in Patients With Severely Debilitating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)
Brief Summary multi-center, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study of the safety and efficacy.
Detailed Description

This study will be a prospective, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, equal parallel groups study conducted at up to fifteen (15) centers to compare the safety and efficacy of Ampligen® IV versus placebo IV in 230-240 patients with CFS/ME. Patients will be randomized and stratified to receive either Ampligen® intravenously or placebo (normal saline) intravenously. Fifty percent (50%) of the patients will be treated with Ampligen® IV and 50% of the patients will be treated with placebo IV.

Patients will be studied until 64 weeks (STAGES I plus II) have passed or until: 1) removed because of toxicity, 2) they withdraw voluntarily, 3) a change in the patient's medical condition makes continued participation unsafe, 4) the patient becomes non-compliant with the requirements of the protocol or 4) the Sponsor terminates the study.

Official Title: A multi-center, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study of the safety and efficacy of poly I:poly C12U (Ampligen®) 400 mg IV twice weekly versus placebo in patients with severely debilitating chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)/myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)

Further Study Details

Enrollment = 234: Study Completed

Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 3
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Myalgic Encephalomyelitis
Intervention  ICMJE Drug: Ampligen
Study Arms  ICMJE Not Provided
Publications * Strayer DR, Carter WA, Stouch BC, Stevens SR, Bateman L, Cimoch PJ, Lapp CW, Peterson DL; Chronic Fatigue Syndrome AMP-516 Study Group, Mitchell WM. A double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized, clinical trial of the TLR-3 agonist rintatolimod in severe cases of chronic fatigue syndrome. PLoS One. 2012;7(3):e31334. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0031334. Epub 2012 Mar 14.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Completed
Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: September¬†16,¬†2005)
234
Original Enrollment  ICMJE Same as current
Actual Study Completion Date  ICMJE February 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date February 2004   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. A diagnosis of CFS, as defined by the Center for Disease Control (1988 CDC case definition) > 12 months (Appendix D).
  2. Age Range: > 18 years old, < 60 years old.
  3. Males or non-pregnant, non-lactating females: Females must be of non-child bearing potential (either post-menopausal for two (2) years or surgically sterile including tubal ligation) or using an effective means of contraception (birth control pills, intrauterine device, diaphragm). Females who are less than two (2) years post-menopausal, those with tubal ligations and those using contraception must have a negative serum pregnancy test within the two (2) weeks prior to the first study medication infusion. Females of child bearing potential agree to use an effective means of contraception from four (4) weeks prior to the baseline pregnancy test until four (4) weeks after the last study medication infusion.
  4. A reduced quality of life as determined by a documented KPS of 40 to 60 on three (3) occasions, each at least 14 days apart, during the twelve (12) weeks immediately preceding the start of study drug infusions. The KPS must be rounded in increments of ten (10).
  5. Ability to walk (minimum of 20 seconds) on the moving treadmill (grade = 0%; belt speed = 1 mph) on a minimum of two (2) occasions during the twelve (12) weeks immediately preceding study entry.
  6. Laboratory documentation (baseline or historical following onset of CFS/ME) of a negative ANA or a negative anti-ds (double-stranded) DNA, a negative Rheumatoid Factor, and an erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR).
  7. Laboratory documentation that the patient is euthyroid (patients on thyroid replacement therapy must be on a stable dose during the eight (8) week washout period) based on a thyroid profile (T4, T3, TSH, T3 uptake and Free T4 index) performed during baseline.
  8. Ability to provide written informed consent indicating awareness of the investigational nature of this study.

Exclusion Criteria:

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Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE Not Provided
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT00215800
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE AMP 516
Has Data Monitoring Committee No
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Responsible Party Hemispherx Biopharma
Study Sponsor  ICMJE Hemispherx Biopharma
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE
Study Director: David R Strayer, MD Hemispherx Biopharma
PRS Account Hemispherx Biopharma
Verification Date April 2013

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