A Study of Secukinumab Treatment in Patients With Plaque Psoriasis and Coexisting Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

Study Purpose

The aim of this study is to assess the therapeutic efficacy of secukinumab on the psoriatic skin and to explore the anti-inflammatory (reduction of hepatic inflammation and cell damage), anti-steatotic (reduction of hepatic triglyceride content) and anti-fibrotic (reduction of hepatic fibrosis) effects of secukinumab in patients with psoriasis and coexisting non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

Recruitment Criteria

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

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No
Study Type

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • - Male/female patients, 18 years or older - Moderate to severe plaque-type psoriasis, candidate for systemic therapy - Diagnosis of NAFLD by either ultrasound at Screening or liver histology within 6 months before Baseline - BMI > 25 kg/ m 2 - ALT 1.2 to 3.0 × ULN - MRI confirmed Liver fat ≥ 8% at Screening

    Exclusion Criteria:

    - Forms of psoriasis other than chronic plaque-type Psoriasis - Drug induced psoriasis - Pregnant or nursing (lactating) women - Women of child bearing potential unless they are using effective methods of contraception - Ongoing use of prohibited treatments - Previous treatment with biological drug targeting IL-17 or the IL-17 receptor - Past medical history record of infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B or hepatitis C prior to Screening - Unstable weight over the last 6 months prior to Screening.
  • - Type I diabetes, or uncontrolled diabetes (Type I or Type II) defined as HbAlc ≥ 10% at screening.
  • - Evidence of hepatic decompensation or severe liver impairment or cirrhosis - History of liver transplantation or planned liver transplant or biliary diversion.
- Presence or history of other liver disease - Current, or history of, significant alcohol consumption for a period of more than 3 consecutive months within 1 year prior to screening - Prior or planned bariatric surgery - Inability or unwillingness to undergo MRI of the abdomen - Past medical history record of infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B or hepatitis C prior to Screening

Trial Details

Trial ID:

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NCT04237116
Phase

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Phase 3
Lead Sponsor

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Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Principal Investigator

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N/A
Principal Investigator Affiliation N/A
Agency Class

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Industry
Overall Status Recruiting
Countries Germany
Conditions

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

Plaque Psoriasis, Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Arms & Interventions

Arms

Experimental: Investigational Arm - secukinumab

secukinumab 300mg s.c. weekly in first 4 weeks, followed by q4w up to Week 20; and placebo 300mg s.c. at weeks 13, 14 and 15 to maintain the blind

Placebo Comparator: Control Arm - placebo

placebo 300 mg s.c. weekly in first 4 weeks, followed by q4w up to Week 8; and secukinumab 300 mg s.c. weekly for 4 weeks starting at Week 12, followed by q4w up to Week 20

Interventions

Biological: - Investigational Arm - secukinumab

secukinumab 300mg s.c. weekly in first 4 weeks, followed by q4w up to Week 20; and placebo 300mg s.c. at weeks 13, 14 and 15 to maintain the blind

Biological: - Control Arm - placebo

placebo 300 mg s.c. weekly in first 4 weeks, followed by q4w up to Week 8; and secukinumab 300 mg s.c. weekly for 4 weeks starting at Week 12, followed by q4w up to Week 20

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International Sites

Novartis Investigative Site, Erlangen, Germany

Status

Recruiting

Address

Novartis Investigative Site

Erlangen, , 91054

Novartis Investigative Site, Heidelberg, Germany

Status

Recruiting

Address

Novartis Investigative Site

Heidelberg, , 69120

Novartis Investigative Site, Leipzig, Germany

Status

Recruiting

Address

Novartis Investigative Site

Leipzig, , 04103

Novartis Investigative Site, Lubeck, Germany

Status

Recruiting

Address

Novartis Investigative Site

Lubeck, , 23538

Novartis Investigative Site, Potsdam, Germany

Status

Recruiting

Address

Novartis Investigative Site

Potsdam, , 14467

Novartis Investigative Site, Stuttgart, Germany

Status

Recruiting

Address

Novartis Investigative Site

Stuttgart, , 70178

Novartis Investigative Site, Wuerzburg, Germany

Status

Recruiting

Address

Novartis Investigative Site

Wuerzburg, , 97080

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