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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2011-001571-39
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:1260
    National Competent Authority:UK - MHRA
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Prematurely Ended
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2011-08-16
    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 ConcernedUK - MHRA
    A.2EudraCT number2011-001571-39
    A.3Full title of the trial
    Investigating the relationship between sleep disturbance and learning in children with Benign Epilepsy of Childhood with Centrotemporal Spikes (BECCTS): A Randomised Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Cross-Over Trial.
    A.3.1Title of the trial for lay people, in easily understood, i.e. non-technical, language
    Sleep and learning in children with a benign focal epilepsy of childhood.
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    Sleep Disturbance and Learning in BECCTS
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code number1260
    A.7Trial is part of a Paediatric Investigation Plan No
    A.8EMA Decision number of Paediatric Investigation Plan
    B. Sponsor Information
    B.Sponsor: 1
    B.1.1Name of SponsorUniversity of Bristol
    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 supportEpilepsy Research UK & The Waterloo Foundation
    B.4.2CountryUnited Kingdom
    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 Ospolot
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderDesitin Arzneimittel GMBH
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationGermany
    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 namesulthiame (trade name Ospolot)
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Capsule
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation No
    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 INNsulthiame
    D.3.9.1CAS number 61-56-3
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor coden/a
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive nameSultiame, Ospolot(trade name)
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeAS1
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg/kg milligram(s)/kilogram
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number5
    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) No
    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 No
    D.3.11.3.4Combination ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) No
    D.3.11.3.5Committee on Advanced therapies (CAT) has issued a classification for this product No
    D.3.11.4Combination product that includes a device, but does not involve an Advanced Therapy No
    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 No
    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
    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
    Benign Epilepsy of Childhood with Centrotemporal Spikes (BECCTS).
    (Also known as Benign Rolandic Epilepsy.)
    E.1.1.1Medical condition in easily understood language
    This epilepsy affects children about 3 to 10 years old. It is associated with mild memory and learning problems. It is called ‘benign’ because seizures are infrequent and children grow out of it.
    E.1.1.2Therapeutic area Diseases [C] - Nervous System Diseases [C10]
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 14.0
    E.1.2Level PT
    E.1.2Classification code 10070530
    E.1.2Term Benign rolandic epilepsy
    E.1.2System Organ Class 10029205 - Nervous system disorders
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease No
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    The overall research objective is to investigate the relationships between interictal epileptiform discharges (abnormal electrical activity in the brain), sleep quality, and consolidation of learning in children with untreated Benign Epilepsy of Childhood with Centrotemporal Spikes (BECCTS).

    The specific research questions are:

    1. Is there an association between indices of sleep quality and strength of nocturnal vs. daytime Consolidation of Learning in children with untreated BECCTS?

    2. Does treatment of BECCTS lead to the following changes relative to placebo:
    a. Abolition of Interictal Epileptic Discharges (IEDs) during slow wave sleep (SWS)?
    b. Improved sleep quality (increased efficiency, reduced number of awakenings, density of sleep spindles and %REM and %SWS)?
    c. Improved Consolidation of Learning (CoL)?
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    None
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    Inclusion criteria:
    -Male and female children 6–16 years of age
    -Within 6 months of diagnosis with BECCTS and the onset of symptoms
    -With clinical EEG characteristic consistent with typical BECCTS [16]
    -With no current or prior treatment for BECCTS
    -Signed informed (parental) consent.
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    Exclusion criteria:
    -Inability to comply with assessments
    -Any serious intercurrent illness or uncontrolled disease which could compromise participation in the study
    -With contraindications for treatment with sulthiame:
    -History of hypersensitivity to sulphonamides
    -History of acute porphyria
    -History of hyperthyroidism
    -History of arterial hypertension
    -Impaired renal function
    -Psychiatric disorder
    -Hereditary galactose intolerance, Lapp lactase deficiency, glucose-galactose
    malabsorption syndrome.
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    1.Frequency of Interictal Epileptic Discharges (IEDs) during slow wave sleep (SWS) on active treatment, relative to placebo, as measured by EEG at baseline, the end of treatment period A and the end of treatment period B.

    2.Sleep quality (efficiency, number of awakenings, density of sleep spindles and %REM and %SWS on polysomnography) on active treatment relative to placebo, as measured at baseline, the end of treatment period A and the end of treatment period B.

    3.Performance on Consolidation of Learning (CoL) tasks on active treatment, relative to placebo, as measured (by validated CoL tools) at baseline, the end of treatment period A and the end of treatment period B.

    4.Performance on cognitive assessments including IQ and event related potential (ERP) utilising the commonly employed auditory oddball paradigm as a measure of basic sensory processing and attention as measured at baseline, the end of treatment period A and the end of treatment period B.
    E.5.1.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    1. After 6 weeks on treatment A, and
    2. (Following the cross-over to treatment B) After 6 weeks on treatment B.
    E.5.2Secondary end point(s)
    none
    E.5.2.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    none
    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 No
    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) 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 No
    E.8.1.4Double blind Yes
    E.8.1.5Parallel group Yes
    E.8.1.6Cross over Yes
    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.8.2.4Number of treatment arms in the trial2
    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 concerned2
    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 No
    E.8.7Trial has a data monitoring committee No
    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
    The last visit of the last subject will define the end of the trial.

    Completion of data analysis and final report to Epilepsy Research UK (the funder) will define the end of the project.
    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 months0
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days0
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial years2
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial months0
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial days0
    F. Population of Trial Subjects
    F.1 Age Range
    F.1.1Trial has subjects under 18 Yes
    F.1.1Number of subjects for this age range: 20
    F.1.1.1In Utero No
    F.1.1.1.1Number of subjects for this age range: 0
    F.1.1.2Preterm newborn infants (up to gestational age < 37 weeks) No
    F.1.1.2.1Number of subjects for this age range: 0
    F.1.1.3Newborns (0-27 days) No
    F.1.1.3.1Number of subjects for this age range: 0
    F.1.1.4Infants and toddlers (28 days-23 months) No
    F.1.1.4.1Number of subjects for this age range: 0
    F.1.1.5Children (2-11years) Yes
    F.1.1.5.1Number of subjects for this age range: 15
    F.1.1.6Adolescents (12-17 years) Yes
    F.1.1.6.1Number of subjects for this age range: 5
    F.1.2Adults (18-64 years) No
    F.1.2.1Number of subjects for this age range: 0
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) No
    F.1.3.1Number of subjects for this age range: 0
    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 No
    F.3.3.1Women of childbearing potential not using contraception No
    F.3.3.2Women of child-bearing potential using contraception No
    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 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)
    Sulthiame can be prescribed as part of standard care for these patients.
    G. Investigator Networks to be involved in the Trial
    G.4 Investigator Network to be involved in the Trial: 1
    G.4.1Name of Organisation Western Comprehensive Local Research Network
    G.4.3.4Network Country United Kingdom
    N. Review by the Competent Authority or Ethics Committee in the country concerned
    N.Competent Authority Decision Authorised
    N.Date of Competent Authority Decision2011-08-11
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2011-10-31
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusPrematurely Ended
    P.Date of the global end of the trial2014-11-21
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