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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2007-002379-16
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:2007-002379-16
    National Competent Authority:Italy - Italian Medicines Agency
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Prematurely Ended
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2007-11-09
    Trial 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 ConcernedItaly - Italian Medicines Agency
    A.2EudraCT number2007-002379-16
    A.3Full title of the trial
    MULTICENTER TRIAL (SINGLE BLIND)VS ON THE EFFICACY OF LITHIUM SALTS +RILUZOLE VS PLACEBO+RILUZOLE IN PATIENTS AFFECTED BY AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    EFFICACY OF LITHIUM IN ALS
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code number2007-002379-16
    A.5.1ISRCTN (International Standard Randomised Controlled Trial) Number2007-002379-16
    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 SponsorI.N.M. NEUROMED (I.R.C.C.S.) S.R.L. GIA' SANATRIX
    B.1.3.4CountryItaly
    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 Yes
    D.2.1.1.1Trade name CARBOLITHIUM
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderZENEUS PHARMA LTD
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationItaly
    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.3.4Pharmaceutical form Capsule, hard
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPOral use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNLithium
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number150
    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 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 placeboCapsule, hard
    D.8.4Route of administration of the placeboOral use
    E. General Information on the Trial
    E.1 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.1Medical condition(s) being investigated
    Patients affected by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 6.1
    E.1.2Level PT
    E.1.2Classification code 10002026
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease No
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    TO EVALUATE THE EFFICACY OF LITHIUM SALT TO SLOW DOWN THE PROGRESSION OF ALS
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    TO EVALUATE IN DETAIL: 1-INCREASE IN LIFE EXPECTANCY 2-DECREASE IN NEUROLOGICAL IMPAIRMENT 3-POTENTIAL BLOCKADE OF DISEASE PROGRESSION
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study Information not present in EudraCT
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    A-als clinically defined, ALS clinically likely,or likely with instrumental support. B-age, over 18 years C-disease duration less than 36 months D-The patients must be already treated with riluzole, in association with vitamine E (400 mg/Kg) as an antioxidant (for 30 days every three months) E-slight or moderate neurological impairment, as documented by efficient bulbar or spinal function. This means for instance a score defined by ALS-FRS-R of at least 3 for bulbar(i.e. swallowing)/spinal functions; moreover thre breathing function must be acceptable. F-Patients must be able to understand and agree to the present research protocol and they must provide a signed informed consent. G-For fertile women, a potential pregnancy need to be ruled out by appropriate lab test.
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    A-Patients with severe psychiatric disorders (as defined by DSM IV axis I or II) B-Patients with mental retardation severe or very severe. C-Patients affectd by clinically evident hypothiroidism D-Patients under medical therapies which cannot be administered in association with lithum. E-previously reported allergic reactions against lithium salts F-Patients affected by cardiovascular disorders and/or renal faliure. G-patients under diuretic therapy. H-epileptic patients I- Patients affected by motro neuron disorder s others then ALS. J-Presence of other neurological symptoms (sensitive, extrapyramidal, oculomotore, cerebellar, autonomic disorders). K- Previously reported loww compliance to drug therapies. L-Patients carrying PEG or tracheostomy
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    1-EVALUATION OF SURVIVAL WITHOUT COMPLICATIONS 2-EVALUATION OF SURVIVAL WITH COMPLICATIONS
    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 No
    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 Information not present in EudraCT
    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) No
    E.7.4Therapeutic use (Phase IV) Yes
    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 Yes
    E.8.1.4Double blind No
    E.8.1.5Parallel group Yes
    E.8.1.6Cross over No
    E.8.1.7Other Yes
    E.8.1.7.1Other trial design description
    LO STUDIO PREVEDE IL CAMBIAMENTO IN APERTO OVE SI VERFICHI UNA DIFFERENZA > 50% TRA I DUE GRUPPI
    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.8.5The 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
    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 months4
    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 months7
    F. Population of Trial Subjects
    F.1 Age Range
    F.1.1Trial has subjects under 18 No
    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 For clinical trials recorded in the database before the 10th March 2011 this question read: "Women of childbearing potential" and did not include the words "not using contraception". An answer of yes could have included women of child bearing potential whether or not they would be using contraception. The answer should therefore be understood in that context. This trial was recorded in the database on 2007-11-09. Yes
    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 No
    F.3.3.7Others Yes
    F.3.3.7.1Details of other specific vulnerable populations
    Pazienti con diagnosi di SLA definita, probabile o probabile con dati di laboratorio
    F.4 Planned number of subjects to be included
    F.4.1In the member state100
    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 Decision2007-05-29
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2007-05-29
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusPrematurely Ended
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