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Study of Colchicine to Treat and Prevent Recurrent Pericarditis (First Episode)

Information source: Azienda Sanitaria Locale 3, Torino
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Condition(s) targeted: Pericarditis; Recurrence

Intervention: Colchicine (for 6 months) (Drug); Placebo (Drug)

Phase: Phase 3

Status: Completed

Sponsored by: Azienda Sanitaria Locale 3, Torino

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Rita TRINCHERO, MD, Study Chair, Affiliation: Cardiology Department. Maria Vittoria Hospital. ASL 3 Torino
Massimo Imazio, MD, Study Chair, Affiliation: Cardiology Department. Maria Vittoria Hospital. ASL3 Torino.
Massimo Imazio, MD, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: Cardiology Department. Maria Vittoria Hospital. ASL3 Torino.

Summary

The purpose of the study is to determine whether colchicine is safe and effective in the treatment and prevention of recurrent pericarditis (first episode).

Clinical Details

Official title: Treatment and Prevention of Pericarditis With Colchicine. A Multicenter Double Blind Randomized Trial. The CORP Trial: COlchicine for Recurrent Pericarditis

Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double-Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Primary outcome: Recurrence rate at 18 months

Secondary outcome:

Symptom persistence at 72 hours, remission rate at 1 week

Number of recurrences

Time to recurrence

Disease-related hospitalization, cardiac tamponade, constrictive pericarditis within the duration of the study

Detailed description: Colchicine is safe and effective in the management of recurrent pericarditis after failure of conventional treatment. Preliminary data have shown that it may be effective also in treatment of the first attack of recurrent pericarditis and the prevention of further recurrences. Comparisons: The study will compare the safety and efficacy of colchicine in the treatment of the first attack of recurrent pericarditis and the secondary prevention of recurrences. Colchicine will be used in addition to conventional treatment.

Eligibility

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

Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria:

- Patients with the first attack of recurrent pericarditis

- Ageā‰„ 18 years

- Informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

- Suspected neoplastic, tuberculous, or purulent etiology

- Known severe liver disease and/or elevated transaminases >1. 5 times the upper limit

of normality

- Serum creatinine >2. 5 mg/dl

- Serum creatine kinase (CK) over the upper limit of normality or known myopathy

- Known gastrointestinal or blood disease

- Pregnant or lactating women or women not protected by a contraception method

- Known hypersensibility to colchicine

- Treatment with colchicine at enrolment

Locations and Contacts

Internal Medicine Dpt. Ospedali Riuniti, Bergamo, Italy

Department of Cardiology, San Maurizio Regional Hospital, Bolzano, Italy

Ospedale di Rivoli, Rivoli, Italy

Cardiology Department. Maria Vittoria Hospital. ASL3 Torino, Torino 10141, Italy

Cardiology Dpt. Ospedale SS Annunziata, Savigliano, CN, Italy

Additional Information

Related publications:

Imazio M, Cecchi E, Ierna S, Trinchero R; CORP Investigators. CORP (COlchicine for Recurrent Pericarditis) and CORP-2 trials--two randomized placebo-controlled trials evaluating the clinical benefits of colchicine as adjunct to conventional therapy in the treatment and prevention of recurrent pericarditis: study design and rationale. J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown). 2007 Oct;8(10):830-4.

Starting date: August 2005
Last updated: February 14, 2011

Page last updated: August 20, 2015

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