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Evaluation of Ecallantide for the Acute Treatment of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor Induced Angioedema

2014-08-27 03:17:07 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The investigators will conduct a double-blind, randomized controlled trial comparing the safety and effectiveness of ecallantide to conventional therapy. A rescue cross-over design will be used such that patients failing to improve on standard therapy will additionally be treated with ecallantide. Therefore, a historical control cohort will be enrolled for analysis of secondary endpoints. In addition, since some patients treated with conventional therapy may improve rapidly and therefore not be eligible for inclusion in the study, the investigators will enroll these patients as an observational arm to enable the conduct of sensitivity analysis.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Angioedema

Intervention

ecallantide - Kallikrein inhibitor that blocks the production of bradykinin

Location

UC Physicians, Dpt of Internal Medicine, Division of Immunology
Cincinnati
Ohio
United States
45267

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

University of Cincinnati

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:17:07-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

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