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Bradykinin Receptor Blocker in ACE Inhibitor-associated Angioedema

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: NCT00517582
Recruitment Status : Terminated (This study was stopped to allow initiation of a mult-center study)
First Posted : August 17, 2007
Last Update Posted : December 18, 2015
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nancy J. Brown, Vanderbilt University

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE August 15, 2007
First Posted Date  ICMJE August 17, 2007
Last Update Posted Date December 18, 2015
Study Start Date  ICMJE September 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date September 2011   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: August 15, 2007)
Time to resolution of angioedema, as defined as the time interval between when the participant first noted the onset of symptoms and when there is no objective evidence of angioedema by physical examination [ Time Frame: Measured at follow-up visit 7 days following resolution of angioedema ]
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: August 15, 2007)
Length of hospital stay, admission to the intensive care unit, requirement for intubation, duration of intubation, use of steroids, use of histamine receptor type 1 (H1) and H2 blockers, use of epinephrine, and blood pressure levels [ Time Frame: Measured at follow-up visit 7 days following resolution of angioedema ]
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Bradykinin Receptor Blocker in ACE Inhibitor-associated Angioedema
Official Title  ICMJE Study of a Bradykinin Receptor Blocker in Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor-Associated Angioedema
Brief Summary Individuals with heart disease or high blood pressure are often prescribed angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors to treat their disease. However, the use of ACE inhibitors can be associated with angioedema, a rare but life-threatening condition that causes swelling of the face and other body parts. This study will evaluate the effectiveness of the drug HOE-140 at decreasing symptoms of angioedema in people taking ACE inhibitors who develop the condition.
Detailed Description

People who take ACE inhibitors may develop angioedema, a condition that causes itchy and painful swelling beneath the skin around the eyes, lips, tongue, throat, hands, or feet. In severe cases, the throat may swell, obstructing the airway and leading to breathing difficulty. ACE inhibitors prevent the breakdown of a natural chemical in the body called bradykinin. Increased levels of bradykinin, which can cause swelling, may contribute to the development of angioedema. Blocking bradykinin receptor cells prevents bradykinin from initiating swelling and may lead to a possible decrease in angioedema symptoms. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of HOE-140, a bradykinin receptor blocker, at reducing symptoms in people with ACE inhibitor-associated angioedema.

This study will enroll people admitted to the emergency room or hospital who have a severe case of ACE inhibitor-associated angioedema. Participants will be randomly assigned to receive an injection of either HOE-140 or placebo. Initially, participants will undergo an electrocardiogram to measure the electrical activity of the heart. Then blood pressure measurements, blood collection, a physical exam to determine the extent and duration of swelling, and photographs of the swelling will occur at 2, 4, 8, 16, and 24 hours following the start of treatment. Questionnaires will be completed by study staff and participants to assess changes in angioedema symptoms and the extent of swelling. Participants will remain in the hospital for 24 to 48 hours, depending on the severity of their symptoms. Blood will be collected at a follow-up visit that will occur 7 days after the resolution of angioedema symptoms.

Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 1
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE Angioneurotic Edema
Intervention  ICMJE
  • Drug: HOE-140
    Subcutaneous at time 0 and 6 hours
    Other Name: icatibant
  • Other: Placebo
    Subcutaneous at time 0 and 6 hours
Study Arms  ICMJE
  • Experimental: HOE-140
    Administration of HOE-140 (icatibant) 30 mg at time 0 and at 6 hours
    Intervention: Drug: HOE-140
  • Placebo Comparator: Placebo
    Administration of placebo at time 0 and 6 hours
    Intervention: Other: Placebo
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Terminated
Actual Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: December 18, 2012)
Original Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: August 15, 2007)
Actual Study Completion Date  ICMJE December 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date September 2011   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Ambulatory
  • ACE inhibitor-associated angioedema, as defined as swelling of the lips, pharynx, or face while taking an ACE inhibitor, no history of angioedema while not taking an ACE inhibitor, and no evidence of abnormal C1 inhibitor concentration or abnormal complement levels. People with possible cases of ACE inhibitor-associated bowel edema will not be enrolled.
  • If female, must be postmenopausal for at least 1 year prior to study entry, undergone surgical sterilization, or willing to use an effective form of birth control and take a pregnancy test daily for the duration of the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Started taking birth control pills in the 6 months prior to study entry
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE United States
Removed Location Countries  
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT00517582
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE 495
R01HL079184 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
HL079184-Specific Aim 1
Has Data Monitoring Committee No
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Responsible Party Nancy J. Brown, Vanderbilt University
Study Sponsor  ICMJE Vanderbilt University
Collaborators  ICMJE National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Investigators  ICMJE
Principal Investigator: Nancy J. Brown, MD Vanderbilt University Medical Center
PRS Account Vanderbilt University
Verification Date December 2015

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