Efficacy and Safety of IL-11 in DDAVP Unresponsive

2014-08-27 03:18:40 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of this study is to determine the biologic efficacy and safety of rhIL-11 when given subcutaneously in adults with moderate or mild hemophilia A or Von Willebrand disease unresponsive to DDAVP. Biologic efficacy will be measured by the number and percent increase of VWD coagulation tests (FVIII:C, VWF: Ag, VWF: RCo, closure time, APTT, and VWF multimers) to the normal range, or at least to 1.5-3 time baseline, following dosing of rhIL-11 when given daily for 4 days, and boosted by DDAVP infusion on day 4, in those in whom DDAVP is not contraindicated. Safety will be measured by the frequency of adverse events, including fever, headache, fatigue, myalgias, arthralgias, fluid retention, or edema.


This is a prospective, single center, Phase II biologic effects study of recombinant interleukin-11 (rhIL-11, Neumega) in subjects hemophilia A, moderate or mild; or with Von Willebrand disease unable to take desmopressin acetate (DDAVP) because they are unresponsive, allergic, or DDAVP is contraindicated. The purpose of the study is to establish the biologic efficacy and safety of rhIL-11 in those not able to take DDAVP. Study subjects will include adults, age >= 18 years, with hemophilia A, moderate, defined as factor VIII 0.01-0.04 U/ml, or mild, defined as factor VIII >= 0.05 U/ml; or with VWD defined by low VWF:RCo and /or low VWF:Ag, past bleeding history, and/or family history of VWD. A total of 10-16 subjects will be enrolled in order to assure that 10 complete the study. The specific aims of the study are: 1) to determine the biologic effect of rhIL-11 when given 4 consecutive days; 2) to determine the safety of rhIL-11 when used in subjects with hemophilia A, moderate or mild; or with VWD unresponsive or unable to take DDAVP; and 3) to determine the mechanism of the hemostatic effects of rhIL-11. The biologic efficacy outcomes will be measured by VWD-related coagulation tests (VWF:RCo, FVIII:C, VWF:Ag, closure times) before and after rhIL-11 injection. Safety outcomes will be measured by the number and frequency of adverse events, including fever, headache, fatigue, myalgias, arthralgias, fluid retention, or edema. The mechanism of rhIL-11 hemostatic effect will be measured by VWFmRNA before and after rhIL-11 response. Response to DDAVP following rhIL-11 will also be assessed in those in whom DDAVP is not contraindicated. The study will last up to 1 month per subject, and for 24 months for the entire study.

Study Design

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


Hemophilia A


Neumega (Oprelvekin, Interleukin 11, IL-11)


University of Pittsburgh
United States




University of Pittsburgh

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