2006-12-01·Methods and findings in experimental and clinical pharmacology
Gateways to clinical trials.
作者: M Bayes ; X Rabasseda ; J R Prous
Gateways to Clinical Trials are a guide to the most recent clinical trials in current literature and congresses. The data in the following tables have been retrieved from the Clinical Trials Knowledge Area of Prous Science Integrity, the drug discovery and development portal, http://integrity.prous.com. This issue focuses on the following selection of drugs: 5-Methyltetrahydrofolate, 9-aminocamptothecin; AdPEDF.11, AE-37, albumin interferon alfa, alicaforsen sodium, alvocidib hydrochloride, AMG-706, arginine butyrate, avanafil, axitinib, azimilide hydrochloride; BAY-579352, belagenpumatucel-L, beta-lapachone, BHT-3009, BIBW-2992, bremelanotide, BX-471; Casopitant mesylate, cediranib, certolizumab pegol, CH-1504, ChimeriVax-West Nile, clofazimine, CpG-7909, curcumin, Cypher; Dapoxetine hydrochloride, darusentan, diflomotecan, D-methionine, dnaJP1, D-serine, DTPw-HB Hib-MenAC, DTPw-HepB-Hib; E-7010, ecogramostim, edodekin alfa, EGFRvlll peptide vaccine, elcometrine, elcometrine/ethinylestradiol, elsilimomab, enrasentan, ertumaxomab, etalocib sodium, exisulind; Fenretinide, fesoterodine, fingolimod hydrochloride, fontolizumab; Gefitinib, gemtuzumab ozogamicin, ghrelin (human), GV-1001; HTU-PA, human papillomavirus vaccine; Indacaterol, indiplon, interleukin-21, intranasal insulin, irinotecan hydrochloride/floxuridine, ISIS-301012, ispinesib mesylate, ixabepilone; K562/GM-CSF; Lapatinib, L-BLP-25, linezolid, liposome encapsulated paclitaxel, LY-2124275; MC-1, MC-1/lisinopril, MDX-066, melanoma vaccine, MMR-V, multivalent (ACYW) meningitis vaccine; Nilotinib, nobori, nociceptin; Oblimersen sodium, orbofiban acetate, ospemifene; Paliperidone, panitumumab, PEG-filgrastim, PEGylated interferon alfacon-1, perflubutane, pertuzumab, phenserine tartrate, phVEGF-A165, pleconaril, prasugrel, prednisolone sodium metasulfobenzoate; R-411, recombinant malaria vaccine, rhGM-CSF, roflumilast, romidepsin, ruboxistaurin mesilate hydrate; Sirolimus-eluting stent, SR-4554, St. John's Wort extract; Talabostat, Taxus, TGN-255, tifacogin, tiotropium bromide, tolevamer sodium, trabectedin, tretinoin LF; Vatalanib succinate; Yellow fever vaccine, YM-155.
2005-04-01·Digestive Diseases and Sciences3区 · 医学
Interferon Alfacon-1 and Ribavirin Versus Interferon α-2b and Ribavirin in the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C
3区 · 医学
作者: Sjogren, Maria H. ; Sjogren, Robert ; Holtzmuller, Kent ; Winston, Bradley ; Butterfield, Betty ; Drake, Stanley ; Watts, Amber ; Howard, Robin ; Smith, Milton
Despite advances in the therapy of chronic hepatitis C, a large number of patients do not respond to current therapies. The study objective was to assess whether a combination of interferon (IFN) alfacon-1 and ribavirin improves the response rate compared with a combination of INF alpha-2b and ribavirin in chronic hepatitis C subjects. The study was designed as an open-label, prospective, randomized, controlled study; 128 subjects with chronic hepatitis C were randomized to INF alfacon-1, 15 microg three times per week, plus ribavirin, 1 g/day, or IFN-alpha2b, 3 million units three times per week, plus ribavirin, 1 g/day for 48 weeks. The end point of the study was a sustained viral response, defined as undetectable HCV RNA at 24 weeks post 48 weeks of treatment. Overall, 57% of subjects in the INF alfacon-1/ribavirin group achieved a sustained antiviral response, compared with 40% of subjects in the IFN-alpha2b/ribavirin group (P = 0.052). In the subset of subjects with a high viral load, HCV RNA was successfully eradicated in more individuals who received INF alfacon-1/ribavirin than subjects who received IFN-alpha2b/ribavirin (57 versus 31%; P = 0.025). Among individuals with genotype 1 and a high viral load, the sustained antiviral response was significantly higher with INF alfacon-1/ribavirin than with IFN-alpha2b/ribavirin (46 versus 14%; P = 0.019). Adverse events were similar in both treatment groups. In conclusion, this study demonstrated that the combination of INF alfacon-1 and ribavirin provides a significantly better treatment response compared with the combination of IFN-alpha2b and ribavirin in chronic HCV subjects infected with genotype 1 and a high viral RNA load.