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MainTitle

Peginterferon Alfa-2a, Ribavirin and Epoetin β in Coinfected Patients HCV/HIV Not Responding to Previous Treatment Regimens

This study has been completed
Sponsor
Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital

Collaborator
Fundacio Lluita Contra la SIDA

Information provided by (Responsible Party)
Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier
NCT00470210

First received: May 4, 2007
Last updated: April 15, 2010
Last Verified: April 2010
History of Changes
Purpose

Purpose

This trial will assess the sustained virologic response to treatment with peginterferon alfa-2a combined with high-dose ribavirin in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 or 4 coinfection and persistent transaminase elevations. These patients will have been nonresponders to previous regimens with peginterferon alfa and ribavirin therapy at a dosage of 800-1200 mg/d.

Condition Intervention Phase
Hepatitis C
HIV Infections

Drug : Peginterferón alfa-2a (40 KD) (Pegasys®) 180 ug/week
Drug : Ribavirin (Copegus®) 1600 mg/day
Drug : Epoetin β (450 UI/kg/week)
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy and Safety of High-dose Ribavirin (1600 mg/d) Boosted With Epoetin β (450 IU/kg/wk) in HIV/HCV Coinfected Patients Not Responding to Previous Treatment Regimens

Further study details as provided by Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures

  • Rate of sustained virologic response measured as serum HCV-RNA loads of < 50 IU/mL [ Time Frame: 24 weeks after finishing treatment ]
Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes in serum HCV-RNA titers [ Time Frame: between baseline and 4, 8, 12, 24, and 48 weeks after start of treatment ]
  • Percentage of patients with serum HCV-RNA loads of < 50 IU/mL [ Time Frame: at weeks 4, 8, 12, 24, and 48 ]

Enrollment: 10
Study Start Date: May 2007
Study Completion Date: June 2009
Primary Completion Date: June 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Peginterferón alfa-2a (40 KD) (Pegasys®) 180 ug/week Ribavirin (Copegus®) 1600 mg/day Epoetin β (450 UI/kg/week)
Drug: Peginterferón alfa-2a (40 KD) (Pegasys®) 180 ug/week

Peginterferón alfa-2a (40 KD) (Pegasys®) 180 ug/week

Drug: Ribavirin (Copegus®) 1600 mg/day

Ribavirin (Copegus®) 1600 mg/day

Drug: Epoetin β (450 UI/kg/week)

Epoetin β (450 UI/kg/week)

Detailed Description:

The purpose in treating chronic HCV infection in HIV-coinfected individuals is to clear HCV-RNA antibodies and cure the infection. Studies have shown that high doses of ribavirin are associated with higher response rates than those achieved with ribavirin at dosages of 800-1200 mg/d.
The main aim of this trial is to assess the sustained virologic response to treatment with peginterferon alfa-2a plus high-dose ribavirin in HIV-infected patients coinfected with HCV genotypes 1 or 4 who have had persistent transaminase elevations and lack of response to previous treatment with peginterferon alfa and ribavirin at dosages of 800-1200 mg/d.
The second aim will be to measure changes in serum HCV-RNA titers and the percentage of patients achieving serum viral loads of < 50 IU/mL during treatment. Finally, we also intend to evaluate the safety of this treatment regimen.

Eligibility

Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years to 80 Years  
Sexes Eligible for Study: All  
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No  

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • HIV-infected patients coinfected with HCV genotypes 1 or 4
  • Persistent transaminase elevation
  • Nonresponders to previous treatment with peginterferon alfa plus ribavirin at a dosage of 800-1200 mg/d.


Exclusion Criteria:
  • Patients who abandoned treatment with peginterferon plus ribavirin before 12 weeks
  • Patients with Child-Pugh B or C cirrhosis

contacts and locations

Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00470210

Locations

Spain
Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol
Badalona, Barcelona, Spain, 08916
Hospital del Mar
Barcelona, Spain, 08003

Sponsors and Collaborators

Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital
Fundacio Lluita Contra la SIDA

Investigators

Principal Investigator: Bonaventura Clotet, MD, PhD Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital
Principal Investigator: Cristina Tural, MD, PhD Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital
More Information

More Information


Responsible Party: LLuita Sida Foundation, LLuita Sida Foundation  
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00470210   History of Changes  
Other Study ID Numbers: MORE  
  2006-005554-74  
Study First Received: May 4, 2007  
Last Updated: April 15, 2010  

Keywords provided by Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital:

Ribavirin
non-responders
HCV co-infected patients
sustained virological response
Treatment Experienced

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hepatitis C
HIV Infections
Ribavirin
Peginterferon alfa-2a
Interferon-alpha
Epoetin Alfa

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