Summary

for males ages 16 years and up (full criteria)
at San Diego, California and other locations
study started
estimated completion:

Description

Summary

This is a prospective, non-randomized, controlled study to examine whether or not having a higher trough during prophylactic treatment with clotting factor offers better joint protection than the standard trough of 1% Factor IX (FIX or Factor 9). This study will test the hypothesis that an extended half-life (EHL) FIX product with an intended trough of >10% could offer better protection than previous treatment concentrates. This study also examines whether or not joint damage could be diagnosed earlier using ultrasound images.

Details

This is a prospective, non-randomized, controlled study to examine whether or not having a higher trough during prophylactic treatment with clotting factor offers better joint protection than the standard trough of 1% Factor IX (FIX or Factor 9). This study will test the hypothesis that an extended half-life (EHL) FIX product with an intended trough of >10% could offer better protection than previous treatment concentrates. This study also examines whether or not joint damage could be diagnosed earlier using ultrasound images. The primary research question is whether EHL rIX with an intended trough level of >10% will improve the outcome of joint health of elbow, ankle, and knee joints as assessed with ultrasound assessments in patients with severe Hemophilia B.

Depending on their current treatment regimen, subjects will be in one of three groups: 1) on demand, 2) prophylaxis with an intended trough of 1-5%, and 3) prophylaxis with an intended trough of >10%. Subjects will have four annual study visits over three years: baseline, year 1, year 2, and year 3. At each of these visits, subjects will complete questionnaires, joint assessments, have their blood taken, and have ultrasound images of their joints. The first 10 subjects will also have x-rays and MRIs of their joints for ultrasound validation.

Subjects are encouraged to come in during a painful episode for an examination, assessment, and ultrasound of their joints and to come in again within 1-2 weeks after the painful episode for a repeat examination, assessments, and ultrasound.

This study will be conducted at the Washington Center for Bleeding Disorders (WCBD) at Bloodworks Northwest, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), University of California San Diego (UCSD), University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and Tulane University (TU). Cumulatively across the five sites, up to 50 participants will be enrolled. Additional sites may be added.

Keywords

Hemophilia B FIX Factor IX Factor 9 Hemophilia A

Eligibility

You can join if…

Open to males ages 16 years and up

  • Severe hemophilia B (FIX <1%)
  • Either on demand or on prophylaxis with rFIX or EHL-rIX products with the intention to stay on the current regimen for the next 3 years
  • For Group C, start of this treatment regimen up to 6 months prior is permissible

You CAN'T join if...

  • Other known bleeding disorder
  • Other rheumatologic disorder affecting joints
  • Other known neuromotor defect (making physical exam difficult)

Locations

  • University of California San Diego not yet accepting patients
    San Diego California 92122 United States
  • Orthopaedic Institute for Children at University of California Los Angeles not yet accepting patients
    Los Angeles California 90007 United States

Details

Status
accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
Bloodworks
ID
NCT03358836
Study Type
Observational
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