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Calprotectin-Directed Humira� Maintenance Therapy (CADHUM)

Information source: University of Michigan
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.

Condition(s) targeted: Crohn's Disease

Intervention: Adalimumab (Drug); Adalimumab (Drug); Placebo (Drug)

Phase: Phase 3

Status: Not yet recruiting

Sponsored by: Peter Higgins

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Peter D Higgins, MD, PhD, MSc, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: University of Michigan

Overall contact:
Katy Patten, B.Sc., Phone: 734-615-4843, Email: pattenk@med.umich.edu


This is a study that invites adults with Crohn's disease and have been responding well to Adalimumab (Humira ) for at least 6 months. Patients frequently discontinue maintenance medications in Crohn's disease, particularly when in remission. Patients want to know that they truly need to take a medication, yet they don't want to have flares. The purpose of this study is to see that if we monitor the patient, along with looking at changes in their stool samples, we can safely stop the maintenance medication Adalimumab for up to 48 weeks, or add as-needed dosing only, and keep them in remission.

Clinical Details

Official title: Calprotectin-Directed Humira Maintenance Therapy, a Double-blind, Double-dummy, Randomized Controlled Trial in Crohn's Disease

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

Primary outcome: Percent Time in Remission (PTIR) in PRNLOAD vs. Placebo arms

Secondary outcome:

Percent Time in Remission MAINT vs. PRNLOAD

Percent Time in Remission MAINT vs. PBO

Strict Biologic Remission Rates

Subject acceptability

Subject preference

Equivalence of Percent Time in Remission

Comparison of Average CDAI

Comparison of average IBDQ

Comparison of average FCP

Comparison of average CRP

Comparison of Rates of Hospitalization

Comparison of Rates of Emergency Department visits

Comparison of Rates of Physician visits

Comparison of mg prednisone prescribed

Detailed description: Patients frequently discontinue maintenance medications in Crohn's disease, particularly when in remission. Patients want to know that they truly need to take a medication, yet they don't want to have flares. As a biomarker, fecal calprotectin < 167 has a 100% negative predictive value for flare within the next 12 weeks (Gisbert, 2009). Adalimumab has low antigenicity, and can be safely stopped and restarted later with good clinical effect (Colombel, 2007). Patients want intermittent therapy, if it can be delivered in a timely fashion when pre-clinical inflammation starts, in order to avoid clinically-significant flares. This study will combine monitoring for pre-clinical inflammation with fecal calprotectin and as-needed dosing with Adalimumab to maintain remission in patients who have obtained remission with Adalimumab. This will be compared to two comparator arms: standard maintenance therapy and complete cessation of therapy (Step-Down approach).


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


Inclusion Criteria: 1. Men or women 18 years of age or older at the time of informed consent. 2. Crohn's disease confirmed by endoscopy with biopsies. 3. On maintenance Adalimumab at a dose of 40 mg SC q 2 weeks without concomitant immunosuppressive therapy. 4. Must be in clinical remission (CDAI <150) at the baseline/randomization (Week 0) visit and biologic remission (both CRP <0. 8 and FCP <167)at Week 0. 5. Prior medication for Crohn's disease may include one of the following and must have been stopped with wash out periods: Methotrexate, Azathioprine, 6-Mercaptopurine, Tacrolimus, Steroids. 6. Negative for TB, Hepatitis B-negative, and negative stool for Clostridium difficile. Exclusion Criteria 1. Unable to consent for themselves. 2. Are prisoners, students or employees of the investigators, or mentally incapacitated. 3. Are unwilling to complete this 48 week study, provide stool samples throughout, or unwilling to undergo multiple venipunctures. 4. Have a current infection with Clostridium difficile, clinically-significant intestinal stricture, history of allergy, or adverse reaction, to Adalimumab, history of sensitivity to latex. 5. Are currently using steroids or systemic immunomodulators (MTX, AZA, 6-MP, or Tacrolimus), or have used another biologic medication in the past 12 weeks other than Adalimumab, or have current or past use of Kineret® (Anakinra) or Tysabri® (natalizumab). 6. Have received any live bacterial or viral vaccinations ≤ 12 weeks prior to Week 0 and must not receive 12 months after study as well as BCG vaccination 7. Are known to have congestive heart failure. 8. Have a history of, or ongoing chronic or recurrent infectious disease, including but not limited to chronic renal, chest infection (i. e. bronchiectasis) or urinary tract infection (i. e. recurrent pyelonephritis) or open, draining, or infected skin wounds or ulcers. 9. Have evidence of current clinically active and important infection. 10. Have or ever had a non-tuberculous mycobacterium infection or serious opportunistic infection (i. e. cytomegalovirus, Pneumocystis carinii, aspergillosis). 11. Are known to be infected with HIV, Hepatitis B, or Hepatitis C. 12. Have severe, progressive, or uncontrolled renal, hepatic, hematological, endocrine, pulmonary, cardiac, neurologic, cerebral, or psychiatric disease, or signs and symptoms thereof. 13. Have a known history of lymphoproliferative disease including lymphoma. Have a history of certain malignancies within five years of screening.

Locations and Contacts

Katy Patten, B.Sc., Phone: 734-615-4843, Email: pattenk@med.umich.edu

University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, United States; Not yet recruiting
Katy Patten, BSc, Phone: 734-615-4843, Email: pattenk@med.umich.edu
Kay Sauder, BSc, Phone: 734-647-2564, Email: ksauder@umich.edu
Additional Information

Starting date: October 2013
Last updated: December 1, 2014

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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