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Safety Study of GMA161 in Patients With Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)

2014-08-27 03:48:00 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study is designed to investigate the safety of a single infusion of GMA161 in patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, as well as, the way the drug enters and leaves the body. In addition, throughout the study, platelet counts and other blood cell numbers will be measured. NOTE: A decision was made to terminate this study in June 2008 due to low enrollment.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Intervention

GMA161, GMA161, GMA161, GMA161, GMA161

Location

Los Angeles
California
United States
90033

Status

Terminated

Source

Genzyme

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:48:00-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Any form of purpura in which the PLATELET COUNT is decreased. Many forms are thought to be caused by immunological mechanisms.

Thrombocytopenia occurring in the absence of toxic exposure or a disease associated with decreased platelets. It is mediated by immune mechanisms, in most cases IMMUNOGLOBULIN G autoantibodies which attach to platelets and subsequently undergo destruction by macrophages. The disease is seen in acute (affecting children) and chronic (adult) forms.

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An ADAMTS protease that contains eight thrombospondin (TS) motifs. It cleaves VON WILLEBRAND FACTOR to control vWF-mediated THROMBOSIS. Mutations in the ADAMTS13 gene have been identified in familial cases of PURPURA, THROMBOTIC THROMBOCYTOPENIC and defects in ADAMTS13 activity are associated with MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION; BRAIN ISCHEMIA; PRE-ECLAMPSIA; and MALARIA.

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