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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2012-004807-10
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:inims-004
    National Competent Authority:Germany - BfArM
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Prematurely Ended
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2012-10-26
    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 ConcernedGermany - BfArM
    A.2EudraCT number2012-004807-10
    A.3Full title of the trial
    Relapse Escalation treatment trial in Optic Neuritis (RESCON):
    Multi-centre RCT to study the efficacy of plasma exchange (PE) as an escalation treatment strategy in steroid-unresponsive Optic Neuritis
    A.3.1Title of the trial for lay people, in easily understood, i.e. non-technical, language
    Relapse Escalation treatment trial in Optic Neuritis (RESCON):
    Multi-centre RCT to study the efficacy of plasma exchange (PE) as an escalation treatment strategy in steroid-unresponsive Optic Neuritis
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberinims-004
    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 Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf
    B.1.3.4CountryGermany
    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 supportUniversity Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf
    B.4.2CountryGermany
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisationUniversity Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf
    B.5.2Functional name of contact pointinims and MS dayclinic
    B.5.3 Address:
    B.5.3.1Street AddressMartinistr. 52
    B.5.3.2Town/ cityHamburg
    B.5.3.3Post code20246
    B.5.3.4CountryGermany
    B.5.4Telephone number+4940741054076
    B.5.5Fax number+4940741056973
    B.5.6E-mailj.stellmann@uke.de
    D. IMP Identification
    D.IMP: 1
    D.1.2 and D.1.3IMP RoleComparator
    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 Urbason® solubile forte 1000 mg
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderSanofi-Aventis
    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 nameMethylprednisolone
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Powder for solution for infusion
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation No
    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 INNMethylprednisolone
    D.3.9.1CAS number 83-43-2
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive nameMETHYLPREDNISOLONE
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB08872MIG
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit g gram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number1
    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
    E. General Information on the Trial
    E.1 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.1Medical condition(s) being investigated
    MS patients who suffer from severe Optic Neuritis without satisfying improvement after treatment with steroids (3-5 days with 1 g daily at least 7 days prior to randomization) and with persisting visual acuity < 0.7, duration of symptoms should be ≤ 4 weeks
    E.1.1.1Medical condition in easily understood language
    MS patients who suffer from severe Optic Neuritis without satisfying improvement after treatment with steroids and with persisting visual acuity < 0.7, duration of symptoms should be ≤ 4 weeks
    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 14.1
    E.1.2Level PT
    E.1.2Classification code 10063400
    E.1.2Term Secondary progressive multiple sclerosis
    E.1.2System Organ Class 10029205 - Nervous system disorders
    E.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 14.1
    E.1.2Level LLT
    E.1.2Classification code 10070425
    E.1.2Term Multiple sclerosis exacerbation
    E.1.2System Organ Class 10029205 - Nervous system disorders
    E.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 14.1
    E.1.2Level PT
    E.1.2Classification code 10063399
    E.1.2Term Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis
    E.1.2System Organ Class 10029205 - Nervous system disorders
    E.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 14.1
    E.1.2Level PT
    E.1.2Classification code 10048393
    E.1.2Term Multiple sclerosis relapse
    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
    - to gain further evidence for the efficacy of plasma exchange in steroid-unresponsive optic neuritis
    - to study new outcome tools for neuronal regeneration in the ON model via OCT
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    - to study MRI parameters in patients with steroid-unresponsive optic neuritis treated with plasma exchange (contrast-enhancement, T2-signal, edema and atrophy will be assessed as well as DTI at baseline, week 16 and 52)
    - to further study biomarkers for ON heterogeneity and neurodegeneration
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    o Optic neuritis with visual acuity < 0.7 after steroid treatment (3-5x1g)
    o Duration of symptoms from onset < 4 weeks
    o Age: 18-60 years
    o EDSS: 1.0 – 6.5
    o CIS, RR-MS or SP-MS
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    o absence of evidence of inflammatory activity which is defined as a lack of inflammatory CSF signs (pleocytosis and/or OCBs) or a present MRI without at least 2 MS-typical lesions
    o bilateral optic neuritis
    o current treatment with natalizumab
    o patients with neuromyelitis optica
    o Pregnancy
    o Unwillingness or inability to comply with the requirements of this protocol including the presence of any condition (physical, mental, or social) that is likely to affect the patient returning for follow-up visits on schedule.
    o Patients with cognitive impairments who are unable to provide written, informed consent prior to any testing under this protocol
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    Difference of Mean RNFL thickness in both groups at week 16
    E.5.1.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    Week 16
    E.5.2Secondary end point(s)
    Treatment failure at week 2,
    Opthalmological parameters (Visual acuity, visual evoked potentials, perimetry) at week 1, 2, 4, 16, 52,
    MRI: Gadolineum-enhancing lesions, T2 signal in the optic nerve, optic diameter postbulbar and prechiasmatic, Diffusion-tesnor imaging of optic nerve
    E.5.2.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    week 1, 2, 4, 16, 52
    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 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 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) Yes
    E.7.3Therapeutic confirmatory (Phase III) No
    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 Yes
    E.8.1.4Double blind No
    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) Yes
    E.8.2.2Placebo No
    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 concerned5
    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 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
    LVLS
    E.8.9 Initial estimate of the duration of the trial
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned years3
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned months
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days
    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.1.2.1Number of subjects for this age range: 40
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) No
    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 state40
    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)
    Patients will be able to receive treatment of the other arm in case of missing improvement after 4 weeks.
    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 Decision2012-12-17
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2013-07-17
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusPrematurely Ended
    P.Date of the global end of the trial2016-06-01
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