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Register: EUCTR
Last refreshed on: 20 February 2017
Main ID:  EUCTR2004-004854-19-SK
Date of registration: 09/02/2005
Prospective Registration: Yes
Primary sponsor: Italfarmaco S.p.A.
Public title: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group multicenter study to investigate efficacy and safety of ITF 2357 in the management of patients with active moderate to severe Crohn’s disease
Scientific title: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group multicenter study to investigate efficacy and safety of ITF 2357 in the management of patients with active moderate to severe Crohn’s disease
Date of first enrolment: 25/04/2005
Target sample size: 50
Recruitment status: Authorised-recruitment may be ongoing or finished
Study type:  Interventional clinical trial of medicinal product
Study design:  Controlled: yes Randomised: yes Open: no Single blind: no Double blind: yes Parallel group: yes Cross over: no Other: no If controlled, specify comparator, Other Medicinial Product: no Placebo: yes Other: no  
Phase:  Human pharmacology (Phase I): no Therapeutic exploratory (Phase II): yes Therapeutic confirmatory - (Phase III): no Therapeutic use (Phase IV): no
Countries of recruitment
Key inclusion & exclusion criteria
Inclusion criteria:
- Crohn’s disease with an endoscopical confirmation of ileocolitis or ileitis and a histological proof of activity within the previous 12 months
- Moderate to severe activity demonstrated by a CDAI score between 220 and 450
- Age >= 18 years
- Duration of disease activity: at least 3 months
- Disease uncontrolled by oral corticosteroids for at least 2 months
- Treatment with oral corticosteroids for at least 4 weeks on a stable dose equivalent to 40 mg/day of prednisone or less, or 9 mg/day of budesonide, with/without concomitant treatment with immunosuppressants
- If receiving immunosuppressants, the dose must have been stable for at least 8 weeks
- A CRP value equal to or greater than twice the upper laboratory norm (2XULN) as defined at each local laboratory
- Females with negative pregnancy test
- Signed written informed consent

Are the trial subjects under 18? no
Number of subjects for this age range:
F.1.2 Adults (18-64 years) yes
F.1.2.1 Number of subjects for this age range
F.1.3 Elderly (>=65 years) yes
F.1.3.1 Number of subjects for this age range

Exclusion criteria:
- Females of childbearing potential without using a safe contraceptive measure
- Treatment in the previous 6 months with cytokines or cytokine inhibitors
- Platelet counts below 200 x 109/L
- Acute or chronic infections
- Current bowel obstruction, intestinal perforation, significant GI hemorrhage
- Ostomy or extensive bowel resection
- Expected surgery
- History of cancer or tuberculosis
- Lactose intolerance

Age minimum:
Age maximum:
Female: yes
Male: yes
Health Condition(s) or Problem(s) studied
Crohn's disease

Product Name: ITF2357
Pharmaceutical Form: Capsule, hard
Current Sponsor code: ITF2357
Other descriptive name: Diethyl-[6-(4-hydroxycarbamoyl-phenylcarbamoyloxymethyl)-naphtalen-2-ylmethyl]-ammonium chloride mon
Concentration unit: mg milligram(s)
Concentration type: equal
Concentration number: 50-100
Pharmaceutical form of the placebo: Capsule, hard
Route of administration of the placebo: Oral use

Primary Outcome(s)
Main Objective: To identify one or more effective doses of ITF 2357 in the management of Crohn’s disease suitable for further evaluation in phase III studies
Primary end point(s): The percent change in CRP value at week 8 compared to study day -1
Secondary Objective: To assess safety and tolerability of the 8-week oral treatment with ITF 2357
To investigate pharmacokinetics of the administered ITF 2357 doses
Secondary Outcome(s)
Secondary ID(s)
Source(s) of Monetary Support
Secondary Sponsor(s)
Ethics review
Results available:
Date Posted:
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