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    EudraCT Number:2015-003223-53
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:AGO/2015/008
    National Competent Authority:Belgium - FPS Health-DGM
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Completed
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2015-09-17
    Trial results
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    A. Protocol Information
    A.1Member State ConcernedBelgium - FPS Health-DGM
    A.2EudraCT number2015-003223-53
    A.3Full title of the trial
    RANKL-blockade for the treatment of erosive osteoarthritis (OA) of interphalangeal finger joints

    Randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the efficacy of denosumab 60mg sc every 3 months in patients with erosive osteoarthritis of the interphalangeal finger joints
    A.3.1Title of the trial for lay people, in easily understood, i.e. non-technical, language
    RANKL-blockade for the treatment of erosive osteoarthritis (OA) of interphalangeal finger joints

    Randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the efficacy of denosumab 60mg sc every 3 months in patients with erosive osteoarthritis of the interphalangeal finger joints
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberAGO/2015/008
    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 SponsorGhent University Hospital
    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 supportamgen
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisationGhent University Hospital
    B.5.2Functional name of contact pointBimetra Clinics
    B.5.3 Address:
    B.5.3.1Street AddressDe Pintelaan 185
    B.5.3.2Town/ cityGhent
    B.5.3.3Post code9000
    B.5.4Telephone number+3293320500
    B.5.5Fax number+3293320520
    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. name Prolia
    D. of the Marketing Authorisation holderAmgen Europe B.V.
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationEuropean Union
    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 nameProlia
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Solution for injection in pre-filled syringe
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation No
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPSubcutaneous use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNDenosumab
    D.3.9.1CAS number 615258-40-7
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive nameDENOSUMAB
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB29173
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number60
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNSorbitol
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive nameSORBITOL (E420)
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB12594MIG
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number47
    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. cell therapy medicinal product No
    D. therapy medical product No
    D. Engineered Product No
    D. ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) No
    D. 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 placeboSolution for injection in pre-filled syringe
    D.8.4Route of administration of the placeboSubcutaneous use
    E. General Information on the Trial
    E.1 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.1Medical condition(s) being investigated
    erosive osteoarthritis
    E.1.1.1Medical condition in easily understood language
    erosive osteoarthritis
    E.1.1.2Therapeutic area Diseases [C] - Musculoskeletal Diseases [C05]
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease No
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    To assess the effect of denosumab on the reduction of radiographic erosive progression using GUSS™ (Ghent University Score System).
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    To assess the effect of denosumab on the reduction of radiographic erosive progression as defined by diminishing the appearance of new erosive IP finger joints.
    To assess the effect of denosumab on clinical variables, as well as ultrasonography and DEXA parameters.
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    • Males and females  30 years of age.
    • Subjects with hand OA having suffered from transient inflammatory attacks of the interphalangeal finger joints characteristic for what has been termed ‘inflammatory’ or ‘erosive’ hand OA.
    • Subjects with hand OA showing inflammatory signs, either clinically or ultrasonographically, of the interphalangeal finger joints.
    • Subjects with hand OA in which at least 1 interphalangeal finger joint has the typical appearance on the X-rays of a ‘J’ or ‘E’ phase joint as defined by the criteria mentioned above.
    • Subjects with hand OA where at least 1 interphalangeal finger joint in the ‘J’ or ‘E’ phase presents a palpable swelling.
    • Able and willing to give written informed consent and to comply with the requirements of the study protocol.
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    • Patients with known hypersensitivities to mammalian-derived drug preparations.
    • Patients with clinically significant hypersensitivity to any of the components of Prolia.
    • Current and/or Prior treatment with any investigational agent within 90 days, or five half-lives of the product, whichever is longer.
    • Previous administration of denosumab from clinical trials or others (e.g. commercial use).
    • Vitamin D deficiency [25(OH) vitamin D level < 20 ng/mL (< 49.9 nmol/L)]. Possibility of replenishment and re-screening.
    • Subjects with current hypo- or hypercalcemia (normal serum calcium levels: 8.5-10.5 mg/dl or 2.12-2.62 mmol/L).
    • Patients currently under bisphosphonate (BP) treatment or any use of oral BPs within 12 months of study enrollment or intravenous BPs or strontium ranelate within 5 years of study enrollment
    • Prior use of any chondroprotective drug within 90 days e.g. chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine, avocado-soybean unsaponifiables, tetracyclins, corticosteroids.
    • Prior use of any immunomodulating drug with possible effects on proinflammatory cytokine metabolism within 90 days a.o. corticosteroids, methotrexate, sulfasalazine, leflunomide, D-Penicillin, anti-malarials, cytotoxic drugs, TNF blocking agents.
    • History of drug or alcohol abuse in the last year.
    • Patients suffering from chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis, spondylarthropathy, psoriatic arthritis, gout, chondrocalcinosis or other auto-immune diseases, e.g. systemic lupus erythematosus).
    • History of cancer or lymphoproliferative disease other than a successfully and completely treated squamous cell or basal cell carcinoma of the skin or cervical dysplasia, with no recurrence within the last two years.
    • History of any Solid Organ or Bone Marrow Transplant.
    • Comorbidities: significant renal function impairment (glomerular filtration < 30 ml/min/1.73m2 or <50% of normal value), uncontrolled diabetes, unstable ischemic heart disease, congestive heart failure (NYHA III, IV), uncontrolled hypo or hyperparathyroidism, active inflammatory bowel disease, malabsorption, liver failure or chronic hepatic disease (serum AST/ALT levels 3 times above normal), recent stroke (within three months), chronic leg ulcer and any other condition (e.g,. indwelling urinary catheter) which, in the opinion of the investigator, would put the subject at risk by participation in the protocol.
    • Subject has any kind of disorder that compromises the ability of the subject to give written informed consent and/or to comply with study procedures .
    • Patient who is pregnant or planning pregnancy; if the female subject is of child-bearing age, she must use a valid mean of contraception during the study and for 9 months after last dose of study medication. For males with a partner of childbearing potential: subject refuses to use 1 effective methods of contraception for the duration of the study and for 10 months after the last dose of study medication.
    • Female subjects who are breast-feeding.
    • History of osteonecrosis of the jaw, and/or recent (within 3 months) tooth extraction or other unhealed dental surgery; or planned invasive dental work during the study.
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    the change in the negative evolution in GUSS™ scores in the target IP joints
    E.5.1.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    from baseline to week 24.
    E.5.2Secondary end point(s)
    1. the changes in the negative evolution of GUSS™ scores in the target IP joints
    2. Changes in clinical and patient recorded outcome measures The following outcome measures will be recorded: AUSCAN (AUStralian CANadian Osteoarthritis Hand Index), FIHOA (Functional Index of Hand Osteoarthritis), Pain on VAS scale, consumption of analgesics (paracetamol)/NSAIDs to be recorded by each patient on a diary, tenderness upon pressure, diameter of selected target joints, and grip strength of both hands.
    3. Changes in sonographic inflammatory signals. Inflammatory changes will be assessed by measuring the amount of effusion and Power Doppler signal (scoring on a semi-quantitative scale).
    4. Effect of denosumab on bone mass densitometry score in this group of patients compared to placebo. Changes from baseline (day 1) in T-score at lumbar spine and hip measured by bone densitometry at week 48 after administration of denosumab compared to placebo.
    E.5.2.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    1. from week 24 to week 48 and from baseline to week 48.
    2. from baseline (day 1) to week 48 after administration of denosumab compared to placebo.
    3. from baseline at week 12 and 48.
    4. from baseline to week 48
    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 No
    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. 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 No
    E.8.1.4Double blind Yes
    E.8.1.5Parallel group No
    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.8.2.4Number of treatment arms in the trial2
    E.8.3 The trial involves single site in the Member State concerned Yes
    E.8.4 The trial involves multiple sites in the Member State concerned No
    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
    E.8.9 Initial estimate of the duration of the trial
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned years
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned months42
    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: 80
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) No
    F.1.3.1Number of subjects for this age range: 20
    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 state100
    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)
    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 Decision2015-10-15
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2015-12-01
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusCompleted
    P.Date of the global end of the trial2021-04-28
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