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A Pilot Study Assessing the Impact of Gilenya Therapy on Bone Density Change in Relapsing Forms of Multiple Sclerosis (MS-BMD)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01811290
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2018 by Virginia I. Simnad, MD, Simnad, Virginia, M.D..
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : March 14, 2013
Last Update Posted : February 1, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Novartis
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Virginia I. Simnad, MD, Simnad, Virginia, M.D.

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date March 8, 2013
First Posted Date March 14, 2013
Last Update Posted Date February 1, 2018
Study Start Date January 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date July 2018   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures
 (submitted: March 12, 2013)
Assess change in bone mass density in subjects taking Gilenya versus subjects taking alternative disease modifying therapy or no therapy. [ Time Frame: baseline and 22 months (96 weeks) ]
The primary objective of this pilot study will be to assess the effect of Gilenya (fingolimod) on the rate of decline in bone mass density and expression of selected bone turnover biomarkers over 2 years in ambulatory subjects with a relapsing form of Multiple Sclerosis compared to control subjects matched for age, gender, race, duration of disease, and disability on an alternative FDA approved disease modifying therapy or no therapy.
Original Primary Outcome Measures Same as current
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Secondary Outcome Measures Not Provided
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures
 (submitted: May 5, 2017)
  • Interim analysis of primary outcome measures [ Time Frame: baseline and 11 months (48 weeks) ]
    Assessment at week 48 of the change from baseline in bone mass density in ambulatory subjects with a relapsing form of MS treated with Gilenya compared to control subjects matched for age, gender, race, duration of disease, and disability on an alternative FDA approved disease modifying therapy or no therapy.
  • Interim analysis of secondary outcome measures [ Time Frame: baseline and 11 months (48 weeks) ]
    expression of selected bone turnover biomarkers in ambulatory subjects with a relapsing form of Multiple Sclerosis treated with Gilenya compared to control subjects matched for age, gender, race, duration of disease, and disability on an alternative FDA approved disease modifying therapy or no therapy.
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures
 (submitted: March 12, 2013)
  • Interim analysis of primary outcome measures [ Time Frame: baseline and 11 months (48 weeks) ]
    Assessment at week 48 of the change from baseline in bone mass density in ambulatory subjects with a relapsing form of MS treated with Gilenya compared to control subjects matched for age, gender, race, duration of disease, and disability on an alternative FDA approved disease modifying therapy or no therapy.
  • Interim analysis of primary outcome measures [ Time Frame: baseline and 11 months (48 weeks) ]
    expression of selected bone turnover biomarkers in ambulatory subjects with a relapsing form of Multiple Sclerosis treated with Gilenya compared to control subjects matched for age, gender, race, duration of disease, and disability on an alternative FDA approved disease modifying therapy or no therapy.
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title A Pilot Study Assessing the Impact of Gilenya Therapy on Bone Density Change in Relapsing Forms of Multiple Sclerosis
Official Title A Single Center Prospective, Open Label, Pilot Study to Assess Change in Bone Mass Density and Select Bone Turnover Biomarkers in Gilenya Treated Versus Non-Gilenya Treated Ambulatory Subjects With a Relapsing Form of Multiple Sclerosis
Brief Summary The purpose of this study is to assess whether Multiple Sclerosis patients treated with Gilenya show a beneficial change over time in bone mass density and bone turnover markers as compared to matched controls treated with alternative FDA approved therapy or no therapy.
Detailed Description To assess the effect of Gilenya on the rate of decline in bone mass density and expression of selected bone turnover biomarkers in ambulatory subject with a relapsing form of Multiple Sclerosis compared to control subjects matched for age, race, gender, duration of disease, and disability on an alternative FDA approved disease modifying therapy or no therapy at 24 months compared to baseline.
Study Type Observational
Study Design Observational Model: Other
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration Not Provided
Biospecimen Not Provided
Sampling Method Non-Probability Sample
Study Population Men and women aged 21 or older diagnosed with a relapsing form of Multiple Sclerosis. Minimum age was defined due to the limitations of site's current DXA bone scan software in scanning any person under 21 years of age. A total of 36 subjects will be recruited, with estimated 20% screen failure/early termination to allow for 30 subjects enrolled to complete the study. Racial composition of the regional population (Puget Sound of the Pacific Northwest, USA) from which study candidates will be recruited over-represents Caucasian individuals, and thus this pilot study may not be balanced for race.
Condition Multiple Sclerosis
Intervention Not Provided
Study Groups/Cohorts
  • Gilenya Subjects
    Gilenya therapy group subjects must have been treated with Gilenya a minimum of 3 months uninterrupted prior to screening visit, and approved by the principal investigator to continue on this agent.
  • Controlled Therapy Group
    Control therapy group subjects must have been consistently on an FDA approved disease modifying therapy other than Gilenya or off such therapy a minimum of 6 months prior to screening visit.
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status Unknown status
Estimated Enrollment
 (submitted: April 15, 2016)
36
Original Estimated Enrollment
 (submitted: March 12, 2013)
44
Estimated Study Completion Date December 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date July 2018   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • • Male and female subjects, 21 years of age or older.

    • Subjects must be able to give consent by signing and dating an informed consent form (written in English) prior to any study assessments being performed.
    • Ambulatory with an Expanded Disability Status Scale(EDSS) between 2.5 - 6.5 inclusive.
    • Must meet McDonald criteria for a relapsing form (relapsing remitting and secondary progressive) of Multiple Sclerosis.
    • Gilenya therapy group subjects must have been treated with Gilenya a minimum of 3 months uninterrupted prior to screening visit, and approved by the principal investigator to continue on this agent.
    • Control therapy group subjects must have been consistently on an FDA approved disease modifying therapy other than Gilenya or off such therapy a minimum of 6 months prior to screening visit.
    • Subjects must be neurologically stable and have not received any form of steroid therapy for 4 weeks prior to screening visit.
    • Subjects must abide by safety surveillance monitoring studies appropriate to their disease modifying therapy and considered standard of care. Such monitoring will be considered outside the scope of this study.
    • Subjects must be willing and able to comply with the protocol requirements for the duration of the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • • Subjects must not have been treated with Fingolimod, Gilenya or other experimental Sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor agonist therapy in a clinical trial prior to enrollment in this study.

    • Subjects on an FDA approved disease modifying therapy other than Gilenya, or on no therapy, must not have received Gilenya therapy within 12 months of screening visit.
    • Current or previous use of bisphosphonate therapy, estrogen replacement, calcitonin, Depo-Provera, dehydroepiandrosterone, or methotrexate within 12 months of screening visit.
    • Medical contraindication to daily calcium intake of at least 1000 mg daily, and vitamin D3 supplementation of 800 IU daily.
    • Vitamin D insufficiency (25-hydroxy vitamin D level <=30 ng/ml) at the time of baseline visit.
    • Meeting National Osteoporosis Foundation criteria for osteoporosis requiring treatment with study prohibited therapies:
    • History of osteoporosis with baseline Dexa bone scan T score <-1.5 but >-2.0 with one or more risk factors for fracture (age >50 years, current smoking, low Body Mass Index (i.e. < 18.5), previous fragility fracture, parental history of osteoporosis or of fragility fracture of hip, femur, or vertebrae , alcohol consumption greater than 3 units per day, daily glucocorticoid usage).
    • Dexa bone scan T score < -2.0 with or without additional risk factors.
    • Subjects with Body Mass Index >=40 kg/m2 due to artifacts in Body mass density measurement with Dexa unit used.
    • Subjects with anatomical deformities or vertebral fractures that would potentially distort Body mass density measurements.
    • Current diagnosis of parathyroid disorder, untreated hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism, renal insufficiency (Glomerular filtration rate- (GFR) <= 55), history of renal calculi or stones, uncontrolled mood disorder, drug or alcohol abuse.
    • Current use of "first generation" anticonvulsant medication (barbiturate, phenytoin, carbamazepine, valproate), or of "second generation" anticonvulsant levetiracetam (implicated recently in accelerated bone density loss). Stable use of "second generation" anticonvulsant medication (gabapentin, pregabalin, lamotrigine, topiramate, lacosamide, zonisamide, oxcarbazepine) for symptoms management will be acceptable. Stable use of dopamine reuptake inhibitor class, Serotonin Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors, Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor antidepressant therapies will be allowed.
    • Continuous or "pulsed" treatment with a corticosteroid for any medical condition. Brief therapy with intravenous methylprednisolone 1 gram for 3-5 days with no oral taper, for a confirmed neurological relapse will be allowed.
    • Subjects must not have any unstable medical or psychiatric condition per the judgment of the principal investigator which would risk safety or completion of the study.
Sex/Gender
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages 21 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers No
Contacts Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries United States
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number NCT01811290
Other Study ID Numbers MS-BMD
Has Data Monitoring Committee No
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement
Plan to Share IPD: No
Responsible Party Virginia I. Simnad, MD, Simnad, Virginia, M.D.
Study Sponsor Simnad, Virginia, M.D.
Collaborators Novartis
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Virginia I Simnad, MD Evergreen Hospital
PRS Account Simnad, Virginia, M.D.
Verification Date January 2018