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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2007-001670-84
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:A 093
    National Competent Authority:France - ANSM
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Ongoing
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2008-05-29
    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 ConcernedFrance - ANSM
    A.2EudraCT number2007-001670-84
    A.3Full title of the trial
    Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Acute Study of Clinical Effectiveness of Nesiritide in Subjects with Decompensated Heart Failure
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    ASCEND-HF
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberA 093
    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 SponsorJanssen-Cilag International NV,Turnhoutseweg 30, 2340 Beerse, Belgium
    B.1.3.4CountryBelgium
    B.3.1 and B.3.2Status of the sponsorCommercial
    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 Yes
    D.2.1.1.1Trade name Natrecor
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderScios, Inc., United States
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationUnited States
    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 namenesiritide
    D.3.2Product code JNJ-27410084
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Powder 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 INNNesiritide
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeJNJ-27410084
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg/ml milligram(s)/millilitre
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number0.3
    D.3.11 The IMP contains an:
    D.3.11.1Active substance of chemical origin No
    D.3.11.2Active substance of biological/ biotechnological origin (other than Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) Yes
    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 No
    D.3.11.8Extractive medicinal product No
    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 No
    D.8 Information on Placebo
    D.8 Placebo: 1
    D.8.1Is a Placebo used in this Trial?Yes
    D.8.3Pharmaceutical form of the placeboPowder for solution for infusion
    D.8.4Route of administration of the placeboIntravenous use
    E. General Information on the Trial
    E.1 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.1Medical condition(s) being investigated
    Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 9.1
    E.1.2Level LLT
    E.1.2Classification code 10064653
    E.1.2Term Acute decompensated heart failure
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease No
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    The primary objective of this study is to evaluate whether treatment with nesiritide improves patient outcomes (as measured by reduction in the composite of HF rehospitalization and all-cause mortality through 30 days after randomization [Day 30]) or HF symptoms (as measured by subject self assessed Likert dyspnea scale at 6 hours and 24 hours after study drug initiation) compared with placebo when each is administered in addition to other standard therapies in patients with ADHF.
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    The secondary objectives of this study are to evaluate the effect of treatment with nesiritide, compared with placebo, when each is administered in addition to standard care in ADHF, in:
    (1) Improving subject self-assessed overall well-being at 6 or 24 hours after study drug initiation
    (2) Reducing the composite of persistent or worsening heart failure and all-cause mortality from randomization through index hospitalization
    (3) Increasing the number of days alive and outside of the hospital from randomization through Day 30·
    (4) Reducing the composite of cardiovascular rehospitalization and cardiovascular mortality from randomization through Day 30
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    -Men or women 18 years of age or older
    -Hospitalized for the management of ADHF or diagnosed with ADHF within 48 hours after being hospitalized for another reason

    The diagnosis of ADHF must meet the following definition:
    –Dyspnea at rest or dyspnea with minimal activity (i.e., difficulty breathing at rest while sitting, or difficulty breathing while lying flat or with 1 pillow, or difficulty breathing with minimal activity such as talking, eating); dyspnea should be present at randomization,
    AND
    At least 1 of the following signs:
    – Tachypnea with respiratory rate ≥20 breaths per minute, OR
    – Pulmonary congestion/edema with rales or crackles/crepitations at least one-third above lung base,
    AND
    At least 1 of the following objective measures:
    – Chest x-ray with pulmonary congestion/edema, OR
    – B-type natriuretic peptide ≥400 pg/mL or NT-proBNP ≥1,000 pg/mL at presentation, OR
    – Pulmonary capillary wedge pressure >20 mmHg, OR
    – Ejection fraction <40% measured by any modality (echocardiography, nuclear testing, cardiac MRI, ventricular angiography) within 12 months before randomization without intervening revascularization or cardiac surgery

    -Signed (by the subjects or their legally acceptable representatives) informed consent document indicating that they understand the purpose of and procedures required for the study and are willing to participate in the study.

    -Signed (by the subjects or their legally acceptable representatives) informed consent form for pharmacogenomic research indicating consent to participate in the pharmacogenomic component of the study (where local regulations permit). Participation in this component is not required for participation in the clinical study. The pharmacogenomic informed consent can be signed through Day 30.
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    - Hospitalized for ≥48 hours before randomization
    - Likely to be discharged from the hospital in 24 hours or less
    At high risk for hypotension:
    -Persistent baseline SBP <100 mmHg or
    -Systolic blood pressure <110 mmHg with i.v. nitroglycerin or another i.v. vasodilator used at baseline
    - Persistent, uncontrolled hypertension (SBP >180 mmHg)

    Have any of the following cardiovascular disease parameters:
    Electrocardiogram (ECG) with new ST elevation >1 mm in 2 consecutive leads
    Acute coronary syndrome as primary diagnosis
    A coronary catheterization or other coronary intervention is planned within 48 hours for suspected acute coronary syndrome
    Hemodynamically significant cardiac valvular stenosis, restrictive cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, or pericardial tamponade
    Pulmonary capillary wedge pressure ≤20 mmHg, within 6 hours before randomization (only if measured)
    Have a ventricular assist device
    Medication History:
    Received first i.v. treatment of diuretics, vasodilators or inotropes for HF more than 24 hours before randomization
    Treated with levosimendan or milrinone within 30 days before randomization or anticipated need for one of these medications during the current hospitalization
    Treated with i.v. vasoactive medication (i.e., nitroglycerin, dobutamine), where the dosage is not stable for 3 hours before randomization
    Treated with dobutamine ≥5 µg/kg/min. at the time of randomization
    Had prior therapy with nesiritide in the past 30 days, or anticipate the need for open-label nesiritide during the current hospitalization
    Known allergic reaction or hypersensitivity to nesiritide
    - Laboratory abnormalities (when laboratory values are available)
    Troponin level >5 times the upper limit of normal (ULN)
    Creatine kinase - MB (CK-MB) levels >3 times ULN
    BNP or NT-proBNP is within normal limits (i.e., BNP <100 pg/mL or NT-proBNP <125 pg/mL for subjects <75 years old; NT proBNP <425 pg/mL for subjects ≥75 years old)
    Anemia, defined as hemoglobin <9 g/dL (<5.6 mmol/L) or hematocrit <27%
    - Comorbid Diseases
    Chronic or intermittent renal support therapy (hemodialysis, ultrafiltration, or peritoneal dialysis)
    Severe chronic or acute lung disease that might interfere with the ability to interpret the dyspnea assessments (e.g., severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, active asthma or acute pneumonia)
    Serious comorbid noncardiovascular disease in which the life expectancy of the subject is less than 6 months – e.g., acute systemic infection – sepsis, metastatic cancer or other serious illnesses
    Active gastrointestinal bleeding
    - Received an experimental drug or used an experimental medical device within 30 days before randomization
    - Previous enrollment in a nesiritide study
    - Pregnant, suspected to be pregnant, or breast-feeding
    - Unwillingness or inability to comply with study requirements (including subjects whose cooperation is doubtful due to drug abuse or alcohol dependency)
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    Primary Hypotheses:
    The study has two co-primary hypotheses:
    · Nesiritide administered in addition to standard care is superior to placebo administered in addition to standard care in the reduction of the composite endpoint of HF rehospitalization and all-cause mortality from randomization through Day 30 in subjects with ADHF, and
    · Nesiritide administered in addition to standard care is superior to placebo administered in addition to standard care in relieving dyspnea symptoms, as measured by self-assessed Likert scale at 6 or 24 hours after study drug initiation, in subjects with ADHF.
    E.6 and E.7 Scope of the trial
    E.6Scope of the trial
    E.6.1Diagnosis Yes
    E.6.2Prophylaxis Yes
    E.6.3Therapy Yes
    E.6.4Safety Yes
    E.6.5Efficacy Yes
    E.6.6Pharmacokinetic No
    E.6.7Pharmacodynamic No
    E.6.8Bioequivalence No
    E.6.9Dose response No
    E.6.10Pharmacogenetic No
    E.6.11Pharmacogenomic Yes
    E.6.12Pharmacoeconomic Yes
    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) Yes
    E.7.4Therapeutic use (Phase IV) No
    E.8 Design of the trial
    E.8.1Controlled Yes
    E.8.1.1Randomised Yes
    E.8.1.2Open No
    E.8.1.3Single blind No
    E.8.1.4Double blind Yes
    E.8.1.5Parallel group Yes
    E.8.1.6Cross over No
    E.8.1.7Other No
    E.8.2 Comparator of controlled trial
    E.8.2.1Other medicinal product(s) No
    E.8.2.2Placebo Yes
    E.8.2.3Other No
    E.8.3 The trial involves single site in the Member State concerned No
    E.8.4 The trial involves multiple sites in the Member State concerned Yes
    E.8.4.1Number of sites anticipated in Member State concerned8
    E.8.5The trial involves multiple Member States Yes
    E.8.5.1Number of sites anticipated in the EEA73
    E.8.6 Trial involving sites outside the EEA
    E.8.6.1Trial being conducted both within and outside the EEA Yes
    E.8.6.2Trial being conducted completely outside of the EEA Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.6.3If E.8.6.1 or E.8.6.2 are Yes, specify the regions in which trial sites are planned
    E.8.7Trial has a data monitoring committee Yes
    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
    E.8.9 Initial estimate of the duration of the trial
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned years2
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned months10
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial years4
    F. Population of Trial Subjects
    F.1 Age Range
    F.1.1Trial has subjects under 18 No
    F.1.1.1In Utero Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.2Preterm newborn infants (up to gestational age < 37 weeks) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.3Newborns (0-27 days) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.4Infants and toddlers (28 days-23 months) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.5Children (2-11years) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.6Adolescents (12-17 years) Information not present in EudraCT
    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 Yes
    F.3.3.1Women of childbearing potential not using contraception No
    F.3.3.2Women of child-bearing potential using contraception Yes
    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 No
    F.3.3.7Others No
    F.4 Planned number of subjects to be included
    F.4.1In the member state75
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.1In the EEA 1290
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 7000
    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)
    Subject will continue to receive expected normal treatment after they have completed the trial.
    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 Decision2008-07-07
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2008-06-12
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusOngoing
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