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PEARL-SC Trial: A Study of the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of A 623 Administration in Subjects With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (PEARL-SC)

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: NCT01162681
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 15, 2010
Last Update Posted : March 4, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Anthera Pharmaceuticals

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of three different doses of A-623 administered in addition to standard therapy in subjects with active SLE disease

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Drug: A-623 Other: Placebo Comparator Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 547 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-Blind Phase 2b Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of A 623 Administration in Subjects With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Study Start Date : July 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2012

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MedlinePlus related topics: Lupus

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: A-623 high dose weekly Drug: A-623
High dose given subcutaneously once a week for up to 52 weeks

Experimental: A-623 low dose weekly Drug: A-623
Low dose given subcutaneously once a week for up to 52 weeks

Experimental: A-623 high dose every 4 weeks Drug: A-623
High dose given subcutaneously once every 4 weeks for up to 52 weeks

Placebo Comparator: Placebo Other: Placebo Comparator
Placebo comparator is a matched volume given subcutaneously once a week or once every 4 weeks for up to 52 weeks

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. SLE response [ Time Frame: Various timepoints through Week 52 ]
    The % of subjects with SLE response compared with baseline at the time of assessment

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. B cell reduction [ Time Frame: Various timepoints through Week 52 ]
  2. Time to first flare [ Time Frame: Various timepoints through Week 52 ]
  3. FACIT-fatigue score [ Time Frame: Various timepoints through Week 52 ]
  4. Reduction in prednisone dose [ Time Frame: Various timepoints through Week 52 ]
  5. Change in IgG, IgM,C3 and C4 [ Time Frame: Various timepoints through Week 52 ]
  6. Flare rates [ Time Frame: Various timepoints through Week 52 ]
  7. SRI, using improvements of SELENA-SLEDAI of 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 [ Time Frame: Various timepoints through Week 52 ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of SLE by American College of Rheumatology guidelines.
  • On stable SLE treatment
  • Active SLE disease
  • Serologically active
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Receiving stable doses of prednisone between 7.5 mg and 40 mg per day

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Severe active vasculitis, active central nervous system lupus, active lupus nephritis, uncontrolled hypertension, or uncontrolled diabetes.
  • Known to be positive for HIV and/or positive at the screening visit for hepatitis B, or hepatitis C.
  • Liver disease.
  • Anemia, neutropenia, or thrombocytopenia.
  • Malignancy within past 5 years
  • Active infection requiring hospitalization or treatment with parenteral antibiotics within the past 60 days or history of repeated herpetic viral infections.
  • History of active tuberculosis or a history of tuberculosis infection.
  • Participation in the active treatment arm of any Phase 2 or Phase 3 clinical trial for a molecule that primarily targets the B cell pathway in the past 18 months.
  • Prior administration of any B cell depleting therapy in the past 18 months.
  • Pregnant or nursing
  • History of congenital immunodeficiency

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01162681

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United States, Alabama
Investigator Site 103
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35294
United States, California
Investigator Site 113
Long Beach, California, United States, 90806
Investigator Site 108
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095
Investigator Site 110
Upland, California, United States, 91786
United States, Florida
Investigator Site 105
Orlando, Florida, United States, 32806
Investigator Site 102
Tampa, Florida, United States, 33614
United States, Maryland
Investigator Site 117
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21205
United States, Michigan
Investigator Site 104
Lansing, Michigan, United States, 48910
United States, New York
Investigator Site 106
Lake Success, New York, United States, 11042
Investigator Site 114
Smithtown, New York, United States, 11787
United States, North Carolina
Investigator Site 101
Greenville, North Carolina, United States, 27834
United States, Oklahoma
Investigator Site 112
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, 73104
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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, 74104
United States, Texas
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Houston, Texas, United States, 77034
Investigator Site 404
Caba, Buenos Aires, Argentina, C1015ABO
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Caba, Buenos Aires, Argentina, C1280AEB
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Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina, S2000PBJ
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San Miguel de Tucuman, Tucuman, Argentina, T4000AXL
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Buenos Aires, Argentina, C1121ABE
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Buenos Aires, Argentina, C1431FWO
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San Juan, Argentina, 5400
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Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, 40050-010
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Goias, Goiania, Brazil, 74605-050
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Goiania, GO, Brazil, 74110120
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Juiz de Fora, MG, Brazil, 36010-570
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Porto Alegre, Rio de Grande do Sul, Brazil, 90035-903
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, 21941
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Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil, 9061-0000
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Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 13015
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Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil, 04039-901
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 20551
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Vina del Mar, Chile, 2570017
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Bucaramanga, Colombia
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Medellin, Colombia
Hong Kong
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New Territories, Shatin, Hong Kong
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Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, 500003
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Bangalore, Kamataka, India, 560034
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Trivandrum, Kerala, India, 695011
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, 400012
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Mexico City, D.f., Mexico, 06726
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Mexico, D.f., Mexico, 14000
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Toluca, Estado de Mexico, Mexico, 50120
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Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, 44280
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Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico, 58070
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Guanajuato, Mexico
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Mexico, Mexico
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Mexico, Mexico
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San Luis Potosi, Mexico, 78240
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Cayma, Arequipa, Peru
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Bellavista Callao, Callao, Peru
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Lima, Peru, L-01
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Lima, Peru, L27
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Lima, Peru
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Davao City, Davao, Philippines, 8000
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Manila City, Metro Manila, Philippines, 1008
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Cebu, Philippines, 6000
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Davao, Philippines, 8000
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Taichung, Taiwan, 402
Investigator Site 352
Taichung, Taiwan, 414
Investigator Site 351
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
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Anthera Pharmaceuticals

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Responsible Party: Anthera Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT01162681     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AN-SLE3321
First Posted: July 15, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 4, 2014
Last Verified: January 2014
Keywords provided by Anthera Pharmaceuticals:
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic
Autoimmune Diseases
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases