Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Ixekizumab in Psoriasis Patients

Study Purpose

Biologics, such as ixekizumab, are currently the most effective treatment option for patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis. But they are costly for health care systems and prescribed according to a 'one dose fits all' dosing regimen, leading to potential over- and undertreatment. Within this study the investigators aim to investigate the predictive value of early serum trough levels of ixekizumab and determine the therapeutic window of ixekizumab in psoriasis patients.

Recruitment Criteria

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

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No
Study Type

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Eligible Ages 18 Years and Over
Gender All
More Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

1. Participants must have a clinical or histological diagnosis of chronic plaque-type psoriasis 2. Participants must sign an ICF indicating that he or she understands the purpose of, and procedures required for, the study and is willing to participate in the study

Exclusion Criteria:

1. Participants who have currently a predominant nonplaque form of psoriasis 2. Participants who are pregnant, nursing or planning a pregnancy 3. Participants who are unable or unwilling to undergo multiple venapunctures 4. Participants who are treated according to a different dosing schedule than standard dosing of ixekizumab

Trial Details

Trial ID:

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NCT04083612
Phase

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Phase 4
Lead Sponsor

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University Hospital, Ghent
Principal Investigator

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Jo Lambert, Prof.
Principal Investigator Affiliation University Ghent
Agency Class

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OtherOtherOther
Overall Status Not yet recruiting
Countries Belgium
Conditions

The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.

Psoriasis Vulgaris
Additional Details

Patients will be included after siging informed consent. After inclusion, patients will continue on standard dosing schedule of ixekizumab (i.e. one loading dose of 2 subcutaneous injections (160 mg) at week 0, followed by one subcutaneous injection (80 mg) every 2 weeks for 12 weeks, and then one subcutaneous injections (80 mg) every 4 weeks). During each study visit, blood will be taken in order to quantify Ctroughs and/or anti-drug antibodies towards ixekizumab. In addition, the Psoriasis Severity and Area Index (PASI) and the Investigator's Global Assessment (IGA) score will be evaluated by a physician. Patients complete the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) and European quality of life EQ-5D instrument at each visit.

Arms & Interventions

Arms

Other: Standard of care - ixekizumab

Patient will continue to receive ixekizumab according to standard of care dosing regimen, i.e. loading dose first (160 mg) at week 0; 80 mg every 2 weeks until week 12, then 80 mg every 4 weeks

Interventions

Procedure: - Venapuncture

Blood samples will be collected to determine the serum trough levels and anti-drug antibodies of ixekizumab

Other: - Patient questionnaires

The study participant will complete the Dermatology Quality of Life Index (DLQI) and EQ5D5L questionnaires at each study visit.

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International Sites

AZ Maria Middelares, Ghent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Status

Address

AZ Maria Middelares

Ghent, Oost-Vlaanderen, 9000

Site Contact

Linda Temmerman, Dr.

[email protected]

09 322 22 87

AZ Sint-Lucas, Ghent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Status

Address

AZ Sint-Lucas

Ghent, Oost-Vlaanderen, 9000

Site Contact

Laurence Dierkxsens, Dr.

[email protected]

09 322 22 87

University Hospital of Ghent, Ghent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Status

Address

University Hospital of Ghent

Ghent, Oost-Vlaanderen, 9000

Site Contact

Jo Lambert, Prof.

[email protected]

09 332 22 87 #+32

Private Practice Dermatology, Maldegem, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Status

Address

Private Practice Dermatology

Maldegem, Oost-Vlaanderen, 9990

Site Contact

Lanssens Sven, Dr.

[email protected]

09 322 22 87

UZ Hospital, Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium

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Address

UZ Hospital

Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, 3000

Site Contact

Tom Hillary, Dr.

[email protected]

09 322 22 87

AZ Sint-Jan, Bruges, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Status

Address

AZ Sint-Jan

Bruges, West-Vlaanderen, 8000

Site Contact

Marleen Goeteyn, Dr.

[email protected]

09 322 22 87

AZ Delta Rembert, Torhout, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

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Address

AZ Delta Rembert

Torhout, West-Vlaanderen, 8820

Site Contact

Annelies Stockman, Dr.

[email protected]

09 322 22 87

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