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Last refreshed on: 12 December 2020
Main ID:  NCT02370550
Date of registration: 18/02/2015
Prospective Registration: Yes
Primary sponsor: Peking University People's Hospital
Public title: Cyclosporine A in the TReatment of Interstitial Pneumonitis Associated With Sjogren's Syndrome CTRIPS
Scientific title: Cyclosporine A in the TReatment of Interstitial Pneumonitis Associated With Sjogren's Syndrome(CTRIPS): A Prospective, Randomized, Multicenter, Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial
Date of first enrolment: March 2015
Target sample size: 240
Recruitment status: Recruiting
Study type:  Interventional
Study design:  Allocation: Randomized. Intervention model: Parallel Assignment. Primary purpose: Treatment. Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor).  
Phase:  Phase 4
Countries of recruitment
Name:     Yue Yang, MD
Telephone: +86-10-88325230
Name:     Yue Yang, MD
Telephone: +86-10-88325230
Name:     Zhanguo Li, MD
Affiliation:  Peking University People's Hospital
Key inclusion & exclusion criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

- Patients meeting the 2002 or 2012 pSS criteria;

- Patients meeting the diagnostic criteria of interstitial pneumonitis(IP);

- Patients with exertional dyspnea consistent with grade 2 on the Magnitude of Task
component of the Mahler Modified Dyspnea Index;

- Pulmonary function test: patients with percentages of forced vital capacity (FVC) to
predicted values=45%, percentage of diffusing capacity of carbon monoxide (DLco) to
predicted values=30%, forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) / FVC> 65%;

- For patients who received oral glucocorticoid, the doses should be no more than 10
mg/d (or equivalent amount of other types of glucocorticoids);

- Patients who had not received any prior treatment with immunosuppressants (including
but not limited to CYC, CsA, azathioprine(AZA), tacrolimus(FK-506), methotrexate,
leflunomide, etc.) or had discontinued the therapy above for at least 3 months; for
patients who received hydrochloroquine(HCQ), the doses should be stabilized for at
least 3 months;

- Patients who had not received any prior treatment with biological agents, including
but not limited to rituximab, infliximab, adalimumab, etanercept, etc., or had
discontinued therapy for at least three months;

- For patients who had prior treatment with N-acetylcysteine, the doses of above drugs
should be stabilized for at least 3 months;

- The women of reproductive age who had a negative urine pregnancy test. The women and
men of reproductive age must receive effective contraceptive measures from the
screening period to last administration of drugs;

- Patients who were able to read, to understand and to sign informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria: Patients who met any of the following criteria will not participate in
this study.

- Patients with acute exacerbation of IP(AEIP);

- Arterial blood gas analysis showed respiratory failure;

- Patients with lung diseases other than IP:

1. Patients with severe pulmonary hypertension who require specific treatments
assessed by the rheumatology and immunology experts in various clinical centers;

2. Patients with a history of smoking within the last 6 months or current smokers;

3. Patients with other serious lung diseases, such as lung tumor or active pulmonary

4. Lung biopsy, alveolar lavage or high-resolution computerized tomography (HRCT)
suggested serious lung diseases other than IP;

- Patients with other rheumatic autoimmune diseases, including but not limited to
rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, inflammatory myopathy, systemic
sclerosis, primary biliary cirrhosis, etc.;

- Patients with serious heart, liver, kidney diseases, hematologic and/ or endocrine

1. Heart diseases: decompensated heart failure or refractory hypertension;
clinically important abnormal ECG that may lead to unacceptable risks to enrolled
patients at screening;

2. Liver function: alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and/or aspartate aminotransferase
(AST) =2 times the upper limit of normal (ULN);

3. Renal function: renal tubular and/or interstitial diseases, renal insufficiency:
serum creatinine=2 ULN or glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) <90 ml/min/1.73 m2;

4. White blood cell (WBC) count <3 ×109/L and/or hemoglobin (Hb) <100 g/L and/or
platelet (PLT) count <80×109 /L;

5. Other serious diseases: such as cancer, etc.;

- Patients with active infection or other diseases which will be aggravated with
treatment of glucocorticoid and immunosuppressive therapy;

- Patients positive for HBsAg or hepatitis C antibody;

- Women during pregnancy or lactation, or cannot guarantee effective contraception;

- Patients who did not cooperate with treatment for mental illness or other reasons;

- Patients who had allergic constitution or were allergic to many drugs;

- Patients who were allergic or intolerant to CsA, CYC, or glucocorticoid.

Age minimum: 18 Years
Age maximum: 75 Years
Gender: All
Health Condition(s) or Problem(s) studied
Sjogren's Syndrome
Drug: Calcium carbonate D
Drug: Cyclosporin A
Drug: Placebo
Drug: Prednisone
Primary Outcome(s)
The forced vital capacity (FVC) [Time Frame: the 52 weeks]
Secondary Outcome(s)
The diffusing capacity of carbon monoxide (DLco) [Time Frame: the 52 weeks]
Secondary ID(s)
Source(s) of Monetary Support
Please refer to primary and secondary sponsors
Secondary Sponsor(s)
Ethics review
Results available:
Date Posted:
Date Completed:
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