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Houston, Texas 77401


Purpose:

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Thelin™ (sitaxsentan sodium) compared to placebo (sugar pill) in the treatment of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).


Study summary:

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Thelin™ (sitaxsentan sodium) as compared to placebo in the treatment of patients with PAH. A cohort of patients will be randomized to usual treatment with Tracleer® (bosentan) for observational comparisons of safety and efficacy.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Have a current diagnosis of symptomatic PAH classified by one of the following: 1. primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) - also known as idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH); 2. PAH associated with connective tissue diseases; 3. PAH associated with one of the following congenital heart defects: 1. repaired ASD, VSD or PDA greater than one year post-operative 2. un-repaired secundum ASD (with resting oxygen saturation greater than 88 percent in room air measured by oximeter) - World Health Organization (WHO) functional class II, III, IV - Greater than 12 and less than 75 years of age - Women of childbearing potential must be using two forms of medically acceptable contraception (at least one barrier method) - Have a cardiac catheterization within 6 months before study entry that shows the following values: 1. mean pulmonary artery pressure (PAPm) greater than 25 mmHg (at rest), 2. pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP) or left ventricular-end diastolic pressure less than 15 mmHg, and 3. pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) greater than 3 mmHg/L/min. Exclusion Criteria: - Portal hypertension or chronic liver disease - ALT or AST levels greater than 1.5 times the upper limit of normal at the Screening Visit - Contraindication to treatment with an endothelin receptor antagonist - Recent history of abusing alcohol or illicit drugs - Chronic renal insufficiency - Pregnant or breastfeeding - Atrial septostomy within 30 days before study entry - Previous failure on bosentan because of safety concerns of the lack of clinical response


NCT ID:

NCT00080457


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Location Contact:

Houston, Texas 77401
United States



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Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: December 12, 2017

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