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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2005-000534-20
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:THAM05
    National Competent Authority:UK - MHRA
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Completed
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2005-02-25
    Trial results View results
    Index
    A. PROTOCOL INFORMATION
    B. SPONSOR INFORMATION
    C. APPLICANT IDENTIFICATION
    D. IMP IDENTIFICATION
    D.8 INFORMATION ON PLACEBO
    E. GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE TRIAL
    F. POPULATION OF TRIAL SUBJECTS
    G. INVESTIGATOR NETWORKS TO BE INVOLVED IN THE TRIAL
    N. REVIEW BY THE COMPETENT AUTHORITY OR ETHICS COMMITTEE IN THE COUNTRY CONCERNED
    P. END OF TRIAL
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    A. Protocol Information
    A.1Member State ConcernedUK - MHRA
    A.2EudraCT number2005-000534-20
    A.3Full title of the trial
    Influence of brain tissue pH regulation on cerebral oxygenation and metabolism in patients with severe traumatic brain injury.
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    Effect of pH optimisation on cerebral metabolism in head injury
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberTHAM05
    A.7Trial is part of a Paediatric Investigation Plan Information not present in EudraCT
    A.8EMA Decision number of Paediatric Investigation Plan
    B. Sponsor Information
    B.Sponsor: 1
    B.1.1Name of SponsorAddenbrooke's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
    B.1.3.4CountryUnited Kingdom
    B.3.1 and B.3.2Status of the sponsorNon-Commercial
    B.4 Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support for the clinical trial:
    B.4.1Name of organisation providing support
    B.4.2Country
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisation
    B.5.2Functional name of contact point
    D. IMP Identification
    D.IMP: 1
    D.1.2 and D.1.3IMP RoleTest
    D.2 Status of the IMP to be used in the clinical trial
    D.2.1IMP to be used in the trial has a marketing authorisation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.2.1.1.1Trade name Addex-THAM
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderFresenius Kabi AB 751 74 Uppsala
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationSweden
    D.2.5The IMP has been designated in this indication as an orphan drug in the Community No
    D.2.5.1Orphan drug designation number
    D.3 Description of the IMP
    D.3.1Product nameAddex-THAM
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Concentrate for solution for infusion
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPIntravenous use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNTrometamol, 2-AMINO-2-(HYDROXYMETHYL)-1, 3-PROPANEDIOL (TRIS-HYDROXYMETHYL-AMINOMETHANE)
    D.3.9.1CAS number 77-86-1
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive nameAddex-THAM, THAM, tris-buffer, trisamine, trometamol, trometamine, pehanorm, trizma
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mmol/ml millimole(s)/millilitre
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number3.3
    D.3.11 The IMP contains an:
    D.3.11.1Active substance of chemical origin Yes
    D.3.11.2Active substance of biological/ biotechnological origin (other than Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) No
    The IMP is a:
    D.3.11.3Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.1Somatic cell therapy medicinal product No
    D.3.11.3.2Gene therapy medical product No
    D.3.11.3.3Tissue Engineered Product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.4Combination ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.5Committee on Advanced therapies (CAT) has issued a classification for this product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.4Combination product that includes a device, but does not involve an Advanced Therapy Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.5Radiopharmaceutical medicinal product No
    D.3.11.6Immunological medicinal product (such as vaccine, allergen, immune serum) No
    D.3.11.7Plasma derived medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.8Extractive medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.9Recombinant medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.10Medicinal product containing genetically modified organisms No
    D.3.11.11Herbal medicinal product No
    D.3.11.12Homeopathic medicinal product No
    D.3.11.13Another type of medicinal product Yes
    D.3.11.13.1Other medicinal product typeTHAM (also known as tris buffer or trometamol or trometamine or tris-hydroxymethyl aminomethane) - biologically inert amino alcohol of low toxicity.
    D.8 Information on Placebo
    E. General Information on the Trial
    E.1 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.1Medical condition(s) being investigated
    Severe traumatic brain injury
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease No
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    This is a small pilot study set to prove the hypothesis that optimisation of abnormal brain tissue pH (correction of brain tissue acidosis) following severe head injury will lead to improvement of cerebral blood flow and metabolism. The latter will be assessed with the use of clinical multimodality monitoring and imaging (cerebral tissiue oxygen, carbon dioxyde and pH sensor, intracranial pressure monitor, transcranial doppler, cerebral microdialysis, PET scan).
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    To record clinical outcome of patients, including neuropsychological assessment at 6-9 months after head injury.
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study Information not present in EudraCT
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    a) patients with head injury requiring ventilation and intracranial pressure monitoring
    b) abnormal brain tissue pH ( <=7.1) i.e. tissue acidosis as a guide to onset of THAM infusion/pH correction
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    a) patients <16 years of age
    b) moribund patients (evidence of significant brain stem injury, fixed dilated pupils, severe extracranial injury etc.).
    c) deranged coagulation parameters, making monitor insertion hazardous
    d) renal failure
    e) liver failure
    f) rhabdomyolysis or other clinical conditions requiring sodium bicarbonate infusion
    g) blood pH >7.5 and high plasma osmolarity >340mOsm/L
    h) pregnancy
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    Primary endpoint - change in cerebral monitoring parameters after THAM infusion: brain tissue gases and cerebral oxygenation (pO2, pCO2 and SjO2), brain tissue biochemistry (markers of tissue ischaemia - lactate, pyruvate, lactate/pyruvate ratio and cell damage - glycerol), cerebral blood flow and volume (PET, TCD); ICP, CPP and cerebral autoregulation.
    E.6 and E.7 Scope of the trial
    E.6Scope of the trial
    E.6.1Diagnosis No
    E.6.2Prophylaxis No
    E.6.3Therapy Yes
    E.6.4Safety No
    E.6.5Efficacy Yes
    E.6.6Pharmacokinetic No
    E.6.7Pharmacodynamic No
    E.6.8Bioequivalence No
    E.6.9Dose response No
    E.6.10Pharmacogenetic Information not present in EudraCT
    E.6.11Pharmacogenomic No
    E.6.12Pharmacoeconomic No
    E.6.13Others No
    E.7Trial type and phase
    E.7.1Human pharmacology (Phase I) No
    E.7.1.1First administration to humans No
    E.7.1.2Bioequivalence study No
    E.7.1.3Other No
    E.7.1.3.1Other trial type description
    E.7.2Therapeutic exploratory (Phase II) No
    E.7.3Therapeutic confirmatory (Phase III) Information not present in EudraCT
    E.7.4Therapeutic use (Phase IV) Yes
    E.8 Design of the trial
    E.8.1Controlled Yes
    E.8.1.1Randomised No
    E.8.1.2Open Yes
    E.8.1.3Single blind No
    E.8.1.4Double blind No
    E.8.1.5Parallel group No
    E.8.1.6Cross over No
    E.8.1.7Other Yes
    E.8.1.7.1Other trial design description
    pilot study, patients act as their own controls (i.e. parameters before and after intervention)
    E.8.2 Comparator of controlled trial
    E.8.2.1Other medicinal product(s) No
    E.8.2.2Placebo No
    E.8.2.3Other No
    E.8.3 The trial involves single site in the Member State concerned Yes
    E.8.4 The trial involves multiple sites in the Member State concerned No
    E.8.5The trial involves multiple Member States No
    E.8.6 Trial involving sites outside the EEA
    E.8.6.1Trial being conducted both within and outside the EEA No
    E.8.6.2Trial being conducted completely outside of the EEA Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.7Trial has a data monitoring committee Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.8 Definition of the end of the trial and justification where it is not the last visit of the last subject undergoing the trial
    20 patients will be enrolled in the trial. Data will be analysed after recruitment of the first 10 patients and study will be continued only of appropriate (i. e. more information required). Observation of recognised side effects of THAM affecting patient as well as adverse effects on cerebral metabolism will lead to ending this patient's participation in the trial. The trial will be stopped if the above side effects are observed continuously or in the majority of patients.
    E.8.9 Initial estimate of the duration of the trial
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned years1
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned months0
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial years1
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial months0
    F. Population of Trial Subjects
    F.1 Age Range
    F.1.1Trial has subjects under 18 Yes
    F.1.1.1In Utero No
    F.1.1.2Preterm newborn infants (up to gestational age < 37 weeks) No
    F.1.1.3Newborns (0-27 days) No
    F.1.1.4Infants and toddlers (28 days-23 months) No
    F.1.1.5Children (2-11years) No
    F.1.1.6Adolescents (12-17 years) No
    F.1.2Adults (18-64 years) Yes
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) Yes
    F.2 Gender
    F.2.1Female Yes
    F.2.2Male Yes
    F.3 Group of trial subjects
    F.3.1Healthy volunteers No
    F.3.2Patients Yes
    F.3.3Specific vulnerable populations Information not present in EudraCT
    F.3.3.1Women of childbearing potential not using contraception No
    F.3.3.2Women of child-bearing potential using contraception Information not present in EudraCT
    F.3.3.3Pregnant women No
    F.3.3.4Nursing women No
    F.3.3.5Emergency situation No
    F.3.3.6Subjects incapable of giving consent personally Yes
    F.3.3.6.1Details of subjects incapable of giving consent
    Study subjects are patients with head injury, requiring mechanical ventilation and intensive care. They are unable to give consent and next of kin is approached for consideration of patient's wishes and best interest and giving assent.
    F.3.3.7Others No
    F.4 Planned number of subjects to be included
    F.4.1In the member state20
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.1In the EEA 20
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 20
    F.5 Plans for treatment or care after the subject has ended the participation in the trial (if it is different from the expected normal treatment of that condition)
    This is a study of intensive care drug use for patients in critical condition and patients will not require the drug after discharge. THAM is a part of an intracranial pressure management protocol at Addenbrooke's hospital Neuro-critical Care Unit and patients may be given THAM outside the scope of this trial, should there be any clinical indication based on judgement of attending physicican.
    G. Investigator Networks to be involved in the Trial
    N. Review by the Competent Authority or Ethics Committee in the country concerned
    N.Competent Authority Decision Authorised
    N.Date of Competent Authority Decision2005-03-15
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2005-02-25
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusCompleted
    P.Date of the global end of the trial2005-04-01
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