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Safety and Efficacy Study of Serostim� Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Associated Adipose Redistribution Syndrome

Information source: EMD Serono
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Condition(s) targeted: Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Associated Adipose Redistribution Syndrome

Intervention: Serostim (Biological)

Phase: Phase 3

Status: Completed

Sponsored by: EMD Serono


In Serono Study 24380, the antecedent protocol to Study 25373, patients were randomly assigned in a 3. 0-to-1. 0 ratio to Groups A and B. All patients in Group A received recombinant human growth hormone (Serostim) 4 mg daily (the "induction" phase) for the first 12 weeks, and then were re-randomized to receive either placebo or Serostim 2 mg on alternate days (roughly equivalent to 1 mg daily) during Weeks 12-36 (the "maintenance" phase). All patients in Group B initially received placebo from baseline to Week 24, and then received Serostim 4 mg daily from Weeks 24 to 36 (Grunfeld, 2007). In the follow-up Study 25373, any subject who was enrolled in Serono Study 24380 and was assigned to Group A, who fully completed all study visits without a major protocol violation, was eligible to enroll to receive re-treatment with Serostim at a dose of 4 mg daily for 12 weeks. During study 25373, safety was monitored by recording of adverse events and measurement of urinalysis and laboratory blood tests to assess fasting glucose, fasting insulin, and routine biochemistry and hematology parameters. At Week 12 or at the time of study termination, subjects underwent re-assessment of body composition via anthropometry measurements and dual photon absorptiometry (DXA) scanning. In addition, at study termination, measurements of insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I), insulin-like growth binding protein 3 (IGFBP-3), fasting lipid profile, and oral glucose tolerance testing were obtained.

Clinical Details

Official title: Phase III, Multi-Center, Open, 12-Week, Follow-up Safety and Efficacy Study of Serostim in Subjects With Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Associated Adipose Redistribution Syndrome (HARS)

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

Primary outcome: Change From Baseline to Week 12 in Trunk Fat as Assessed by Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA) Scan

Secondary outcome:

Change From Baseline to Week 12 in Waist Circumference

Change From Baseline to Week 12 in Insulin-like Growth Factor I

Oral Glucose Tolerance Testing - Change From Baseline to Week 12 in Fasting Insulin

Oral Glucose Tolerance Testing - Change From Baseline to Week 12 in 120 Minute Glucose

Oral Glucose Tolerance Testing - Change From Baseline to Week 12 in Fasting Glucose


Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: N/A. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria:

- Must meet all inclusion/exclusion criteria for Serono Study 25373, have participated

in Serono Study 24380, must have been assigned to Group A, must have completed all treatments and procedures (including baseline, Week 12 and Week 36 Computerized Tomography (CT) and Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA) Scans) and had no major protocol violation.

- Must be taking antiretroviral medications that are approved or are available under a

Treatment Investigational New Drug (IND). Subjects must also agree not to discontinue or to change their regimen for the duration of the study except as judged medically necessary.

- Must be willing and able to comply with the protocol for the duration of the study.

- Must have voluntarily provided written informed consent and a subject authorization

under Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), prior to any study-related procedure that is not part of normal medical care, and with the understanding that the subject may withdraw consent at any time without prejudice to future medical care.

- If female, subjects must either:

- Be post menopausal (=/>1 year) or surgically sterilized (i. e., have undergone

tubal ligation or hysterectomy), or

- Use a contraceptive method for the duration of the study such as: hormonal

contraceptive,intra uterine device,diaphragm with spermicide, or condom with spermicide, and

- Must be neither pregnant nor breast feeding.

- Confirmation that female subjects of childbearing potential are not pregnant

must be established by a negative pregnancy test prior to initiating first treatment. A pregnancy test is not required if the subject is post menopausal or surgically sterilized. Exclusion Criteria:

- Have any condition, which interferes with informed consent or protocol compliance

including, but not limited to, active substance abuse and/or dementia.

- Have any active malignancy, except localized cutaneous Kaposi's sarcoma (fewer than

10 lesions, none of which are larger than 2 cm, and not on active therapy).

- Have active central nervous system (CNS) process associated with neurological


- Have acute illness treated in an intensive care unit, e. g., due to complications

following open heart or abdominal surgery, multiple accidental trauma, or acute respiratory failure.

- Have any medical condition in view of which the study doctor and/or Serono

Medical/Therapeutic Director feels that it would be in the best interest of the subject not to participate in the follow-up study.

- Are unable to comply with the Concomitant Therapy restrictions as outlined in Section

5. 5 and listed as follows:

- Therapy for obesity including therapy with anorexigenic or fat reducing drugs.

- Anti-diabetic or insulin sensitizing medications.

- Systemic glucocorticoids.

- Systemic chemotherapy, interferon or radiation therapy treatment.

- Androgenic agents including, but not limited to, testosterone, nandrolone

(Deca-durabolin), oxandrolone (Oxandrin), oxymetholone (Anadrol), dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), etc. (Testosterone replacement therapy for hypogonadism is the exception to this exclusion and will be allowed if started >30 days prior to Study Day 1 of Serono Study 24380).

- Progestational agents, unless used for oral contraception or post-menopausal

hormone replacement therapy.

- Appetite stimulants such as dronabinol (Marinol), megestrol acetate (Megace), or

cyproheptadine (Periactin).

- Investigational agents, unless approved in advance by Serono's Medical Director.

Specifically, experimental antiretroviral agents are disallowed, unless available under a treatment IND or expanded access program (30 days).

- Liposuction or other elective plastic surgery.

- Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) wasting therapy with growth hormone

and/or prior treatment with growth hormone or a growth hormone releasing factor (for 12 months prior to the screening visit).

- Are participating in any other clinical studies (except Serono Study 24380).

Observation studies are allowed, but prior written permission by Serono Medical/Therapeutic Director must be granted.

Locations and Contacts

University of Alabama/Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States

St Paul Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Care Clinic, Los Angeles, California, United States

Private Practice, Palm Beach, California, United States

UCSD - AVRC (AntiViralResearchCenter), San Diego, California, United States

Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco, California, United States

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrence, California, United States

AIDS Alliance, West Hollywood, California, United States

Circle Medical LLC, Norwalk, Connecticut, United States

Private Practice, Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Private Practice, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

Care Resources, Miami, Florida, United States

Private Practice, Miami, Florida, United States

Private Practice, North Miami Beach, Florida, United States

Infectious Disease Associates, Sarasota, Florida, United States

AIDS Research Consortium of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, United States

Community Research Initiative of New England, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, New York, New York, United States

St. Vincents Catholic Medical Center, New York, New York, United States

Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York, United States

Central Texas Clinical Research, Austin, Texas, United States

IPD Research, Annandale, Virginia, United States

Private Practice, Spokane, Washington, United States

Additional Information

Related publications:

Grunfeld C, Thompson M, Brown SJ, Richmond G, Lee D, Muurahainen N, Kotler DP; Study 24380 Investigators Group. Recombinant human growth hormone to treat HIV-associated adipose redistribution syndrome: 12 week induction and 24-week maintenance therapy. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2007 Jul 1;45(3):286-97.

Starting date: February 2005
Last updated: August 4, 2013

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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