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Study Details - ID: CHLA-16-00033
Health/Science/Disease Category:
Treatment of Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN)
Purpose of Research:
To explore the safety and treatment effect of intravenous (IV) Remodulin as add on therapy in neonates with PPHN compared to placebo.
Short Name:
Remodulin for the treatment of PPHN
Full Title of Study:
Intravenous Remodulin (Treprostinil) as Add-on Therapy for the Treatment of Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Safety and Efficacy Study
Phase/Type of Study:
Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multi-center, comparative study: Phase II
Eligible subjects will be at least 34 weeks gestational age, 2 kg at screening and have a diagnosis of PPHN. The subject must have two consecutive OIs of 15 or greater, separated by at least 30 minutes, after having received iNO for at least 3 hours prior to randomization and initiation of study drug.
Time Commitment/Requirements:
14-day treatment period. However, subjects with residual or chronic pulmonary hypertension that does not fully resolve within 14 days may continue to receive study drug for up to an additional 14 days (up to 28 days total). Post-treatment data will be collected until death, time of hospital discharge, time of withdrawal from study, or for 4 weeks after last dose of study drug, whichever comes first.
Primary Investigator:
Philippe Friedlich
Coordinator Contact Name:
Sharon Tang
Phone Number:
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