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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2016-002326-36
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:2016-858
    National Competent Authority:Denmark - DHMA
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Ongoing
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2016-06-28
    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 ConcernedDenmark - DHMA
    A.2EudraCT number2016-002326-36
    A.3Full title of the trial
    Effects of erythropoietin (EPO) on cognitive side-effects of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) (EPO-T)
    Effekt af erythropoietin (EPO) på kognitive bivirkninger ved elektrokonvulsiv terapi (ECT)
    A.3.1Title of the trial for lay people, in easily understood, i.e. non-technical, language
    Effects of erythropoietin (EPO) on cognitive side-effects of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) (EPO-T)
    Effekt af erythropoietin (EPO) på kognitive bivirkninger ved elektrokonvulsiv terapi (ECT)
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code number2016-858
    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 SponsorRegion Hovedstadens psykiatriske hospital
    B.1.3.4CountryDenmark
    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 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 Eprex
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderJanssen-Cilag A/S
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationDenmark
    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 nameEprex
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form 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 INNErythropoietin (EPO)
    D.3.9.1CAS number 11096-26-7
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive nameERYTHROPOIETIN
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB13707MIG
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit IU international unit(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number40.000
    D.3.11 The IMP contains an:
    D.3.11.1Active substance of chemical origin No
    D.3.11.2Active substance of biological/ biotechnological origin (other than Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) Yes
    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 Yes
    D.3.11.13.1Other medicinal product typeEpo is a glycoprotein hormone produced by recombinant DNA technology in mammalian cell culture
    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 placeboInfusion
    D.8.4Route of administration of the placeboIntravenous use
    E. General Information on the Trial
    E.1 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.1Medical condition(s) being investigated
    Unipolar/bipolar depression
    E.1.1.1Medical condition in easily understood language
    depression
    E.1.1.2Therapeutic area Psychiatry and Psychology [F] - Mental Disorders [F03]
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 21.1
    E.1.2Level LLT
    E.1.2Classification code 10045543
    E.1.2Term Unipolar depression
    E.1.2System Organ Class 100000004873
    E.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 21.1
    E.1.2Level LLT
    E.1.2Classification code 10004936
    E.1.2Term Bipolar depression
    E.1.2System Organ Class 100000004873
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease No
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    Main objective is to investigate whether short-term add-on treatment
    with high dose erythropoietin (EPO) can counteract the cognitive sideeffects
    of ECT and if such beneficial effects are long-lasting.
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    We wish to examine whether potential protective effects of EPO on
    cognition are accompanied by changes in markers of oxidative stress,
    inflammation and neuroplasticity in blood
    -Furthermore we will investigate the neural mechanisms for such
    beneficial effects on cognition using structural and functional magnetic
    resonance imaging (MRI)
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    We will recruit patients with unipolar or bipolar depression who are
    scheduled for ECT treatment at Psychiatric Centre Copenhagen and
    Psychiatric Centre Frederiksberg (and other centers in the Capitol Region
    if necessary). Patients will be screened with Mini Mental Neuropsychiatric Interview (M.I.N.I.) to confirm ICD-10 diagnosis.
    Eligible patients are between 18-70 years old and have a diagnosis of
    major depression (MDD) unipolar or bipolar (BD) with current moderate
    to severe depressive symptoms. They should have a Hamilton
    Depression Rating Scale 17-items (HDRS-17) score ≥17, have Danish as
    their native language and be able to give informed consent.
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    Exclusion criteria are: treatment under involuntary measures, previous ECT within the last three months, other neuropsychiatric conditions,
    alcohol or substance misuse disorder. To ensure safety of EPO treatment, patients are also excluded if they have a significant medical
    condition (incl. diabetes, renal failure, epilepsy, hypertension,
    malignancies or thromboses), pregnancy, contraceptive
    medication or a family history of thromboses or seizures.
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    The primary outcome comprises change from baseline to post-treatment on a cognitive composite score assessing attention, verbal learning and memory, and executive functions. The following neuropsychological tests are included: Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT), The Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS) Coding, Verbal Fluency with the letter “D”, Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS)-III Letter-Number Sequencing, Trail Making Test Part B (TMT-B), and Rapid Visual Information Processing (RVP) from the Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery (CANTAB Cognition Ltd.).
    E.5.1.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    Primary endpoint is evaluated at baseline, week 4 (1-4 days after 8th ECT), and finally at week 18 (3-4 months after final ECT.
    E.5.2Secondary end point(s)
    The secondary outcome includes a cognitive composite covering retrograde autobiographical memory measured with the Columbia University Autobiographical Memory Interview-Short Form (AMI-SF) and verbal learning and memory assessed with RAVLT
    E.5.2.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    Secondary endpoints are evaluated at baseline, week 4 (1-4 days after 8th ECT), and finally at week 18 (3-4 months after final ECT.
    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 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) Yes
    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 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) No
    E.8.2.2Placebo Yes
    E.8.2.3Other Yes
    E.8.2.3.1Comparator description
    NaCL saline
    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
    The last visit of the last subject undergoing the trial is 31st of December 2021
    E.8.9 Initial estimate of the duration of the trial
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned years5
    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: 42
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) Yes
    F.1.3.1Number of subjects for this age range: 10
    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 state52
    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)
    Treatment as usual
    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 Decision2016-09-14
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2016-11-09
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusOngoing
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