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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2013-000531-27
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:43510
    National Competent Authority:UK - MHRA
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Ongoing
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2015-03-27
    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 number2013-000531-27
    A.3Full title of the trial
    Corticosteroids or clobazam for ESES syndrome: a European, multicenter, randomized, controlled clinical trial
    A.3.1Title of the trial for lay people, in easily understood, i.e. non-technical, language
    Clinical trail in children with ESES syndrome
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    RCT in children with ESES syndrome
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code number43510
    A.5.1ISRCTN (International Standard Randomised Controlled Trial) NumberISRCTN42686094
    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 Utrecht
    B.1.3.4CountryNetherlands
    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 supportDutch Epilepsy Fund
    B.4.2CountryNetherlands
    B.4.1Name of organisation providing supportWilhelmina Research Fund
    B.4.2CountryNetherlands
    B.4.1Name of organisation providing supportEuropean Clinical Research Infrastructures Network (ECRIN)
    B.4.2CountryFrance
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisationClinical Trial Center Maastricht
    B.5.2Functional name of contact pointKnaepen
    B.5.3 Address:
    B.5.3.1Street AddressOxfordlaan 70
    B.5.3.2Town/ city6229 EV Maastricht, Postbus 5800
    B.5.3.3Post code6202 AZ
    B.5.3.4CountryNetherlands
    B.5.4Telephone number0031433872132
    B.5.5Fax number0031433872042
    B.5.6E-mailliesbeth.knaepen@mumc.nl
    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 Deltacortril
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderAlliance Pharmaceuticals Limited
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationUnited Kingdom
    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 nameDeltacortril
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Tablet
    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 INNprednisolone
    D.3.9.1CAS number H02AB06
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeAS2
    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.IMP: 2
    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 Solu-Medrone
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderPharmacia Limited
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationUnited Kingdom
    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 nameSolu-Medrone
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Powder for injection
    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 sodium succinate
    D.3.9.1CAS number 83-43-2
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeAS3
    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.IMP: 3
    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 Tapclob
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderMartindale Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationUnited Kingdom
    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 nameTapclob
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Oral suspension
    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 INNClobazam
    D.3.9.1CAS number 22316-47-8
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeAS4
    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
    E. General Information on the Trial
    E.1 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.1Medical condition(s) being investigated
    Electrical Status Epilepticus in Sleep (ESES)
    E.1.1.1Medical condition in easily understood language
    Rare epilepsy syndrome which manifests itself during sleep in children.
    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 17.1
    E.1.2Level LLT
    E.1.2Classification code 10032061
    E.1.2Term Other forms of epilepsy
    E.1.2System Organ Class 100000004852
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease Yes
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    To compare the effects on cognition of treatment with corticosteroids or clobazam in children with ESES syndrome.
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    1. To compare the effects of treatment with corticosteroids or clobazam, an anti-epileptic drug, in children with ESES syndrome, as assessed with EEG (a method of recording electrical brain activity).
    2. To compare the effects of treatment with corticosteroids or clobazam in children with ESES syndrome on the incidence of seizures.
    3. To compare the side effects and tolerability of treatment with corticosteroids or clobazam in children with ESES syndrome.
    4. To compare the effects of treatment with corticosteroids or clobazam in children with ESES syndrome
    5. To assess demographic and disease-related predictive factors, including immunological factors, of success of treatment with corticosteroids or clobazam in children with ESES syndrome.
    6. To identify a marker for disease activity and treatment response.
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    · Age 2 up to 12 years (not including children of 12 years old);
    · A diagnosis within six months prior to study inclusion (preferably as close to inclusion as possible) of either:
    o Bilateral sleep-induced epileptiform activity with SWI in > 85% of nonREM sleep and developmental delay, arrest, or regression (“typical ESES syndrome”);
    o Arrest or regression of development and bilateral sleep-induced epileptiform activity with a SWI in > 50%, or unilateral sleep induced epileptiform activity with SWI in > 85% of nonREM sleep (“atypical ESES syndrome”);
    o Regression of development and unilateral epileptiform activity with a SWI of > 50%
    of nonREM sleep (“atypical ESES syndrome”);
    · No previous treatment with either corticosteroids or clobazam
    · No current treatment nor in the previous three months with carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine, vigabatrin, tiagabine, gabapentin and pregabalin; These drugs are known to possibly worsen the outcome in children with ESES syndrome and may therefore influence treatment result. Furthermore, these drugs can increase the SWI during sleep and may cause an electrographic pattern fulfilling the criteria for ESES. Inclusion of such cases with possible “treatment induced ESES” is not desirable.
    · Written informed consent by parents / legal representatives
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    · Patients with a SWI during wakefulness of > 50%
    · Acute or chronic infectious disease (e.g. TB, HIV)
    · Immunodeficiency
    · Severe osteopenia/osteoporosis
    · Diabetes
    · Cushing syndrome
    · Severe respiratory insufficiency
    · Severe liver failure
    · Severe ulcera
    · Any other condition that, in the investigator’s judgement, contra-indicates the use of corticosteroids or clobazam.
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    Primary outcome measure (at six months)
    Cognitive functioning:
    · Intelligence quotient, or developmental quotient
    · Cognitive sumscore (Neurpsychological assessment)
    Improvement is defined as statistically significant when improved by at least 75% of the standard deviation (SD).
    (Any positive change may be clinically relevant.)
    E.5.1.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    at six months
    E.5.2Secondary end point(s)
    · individual absolute test results, and IQ scores; improvement is defined as statistically significant when increased by at least 75% of the SD
    · the spike wave index during non-REM sleep improvement is defined as SWI of less than 25%;
    · seizure frequency; improvement is defined as 50% or more decrease as compared with baseline;
    · assessment of global daily functioning assessed with a VAS score (-5 to 5)
    · safety and tolerability, as assessed by the occurrence of serious adverse events;
    · differences in pro-inflammatory cytokine levels in patients with ESES who respond to either treatment strategies compared to none-responders.
    E.5.2.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    at six and 18 months
    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 Yes
    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 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
    Blinded outcome assessment by clinical neurophysiologist and neuropsychologist
    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 Yes
    E.8.5.1Number of sites anticipated in the EEA22
    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 end of the trial is defined as 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 months2
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days29
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial years3
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial months10
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial days13
    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: 0
    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: 130
    F.1.1.6Adolescents (12-17 years) No
    F.1.1.6.1Number of subjects for this age range: 0
    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 130
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 130
    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)
    When the study has ended, or if the parent or gardian or the treating doctor decide to discontinue participation of the patient in the study, continuation of the treatment is still possible because the treatments given are also routinely prescribed outside the scope of this study. After the study period the patient will be invited to participate in a prolonged study to assess the long term effects of treatment.
    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 ECRIN
    G.4.3.4Network Country Netherlands
    N. Review by the Competent Authority or Ethics Committee in the country concerned
    N.Competent Authority Decision Authorised
    N.Date of Competent Authority Decision2015-02-03
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2014-12-10
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusOngoing
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