Safety of Urate Elevation in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Description

This is a multi-center, 20-week study of inosine treatment. Study Objectives and Endpoints The primary objective of the study is to determine the safety and tolerability of oral administration of inosine (administered daily) dosed to moderately elevate serum urate over 20 weeks. The primary outcome measures will be 1. Safety, as measured by adverse events 2. Tolerability, defined as the ability of subjects to complete the entire 20-week study. As an exploratory objective, we will test the feasibility and utility of a smartphone application for monitoring symptoms and disease progression in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Study Start Date

October, 01 2017

Estimated Completion Date

January 2020

Interventions

  • Drug: Inosine
  • Drug: Placebo

Study ID

Massachusetts General Hospital -- SURE-ALS2

Status

Recruiting

Trial ID

NCT03168711

Study Type

Interventional

Trial Phase

Phase 2

Enrollment Quota

30

Sponsor

Massachusetts General Hospital

Inclusion Criteria

    1. Age 18-85. 2. Sporadic or familial ALS diagnosed as possible, laboratory-supported probable, probable, or definite as defined by revised El Escorial criteria (Appendix 1). 3. Slow vital capacity (SVC) ? 60% of predicted for age, height, and gender at the Screening Visit. 4. Capable of providing informed consent and following trial procedures. 5. Serum urate < 5.5 mg/dL at screening (i.e. below the population median serum urate levels). 6. Women must not be able to become pregnant (e.g. post menopausal, surgically sterile, or using adequate birth control methods) for the duration of the study and 3 months after study completion. Adequate contraception includes: abstinence, hormonal contraception (oral contraception, implanted contraception, injected contraception or other hormonal (patch or contraceptive ring, for example) contraception), intrauterine device (IUD) in place for ? 3 months, barrier method in conjunction with spermicide, or another adequate method. 7. Is able and willing to participate in the Mobile app study procedures.

Exclusion Criteria

    1. History of urolithiasis. 2. Urine pH < 5.5 at screening (as acidic urine is a major determinant of uric acid urolithiasis). 3. History of gout. 4. History of stroke or myocardial infarction. 5. History of symptomatic coronary artery disease (e.g. angina pectoris) or symptomatic peripheral arterial disease within 1 year prior to Screening. 6. Symptomatic congestive heart failure with a documented ejection fraction below 45%. 7. Poorly controlled arterial hypertension (SBP>160mmHg or DBP>100mmHg at Screening). 8. Women who are pregnant or lactating. 9. The presence of unstable psychiatric disease, cognitive impairment, or dementia that would impair ability of the subject to provide informed consent, according to Site Investigator judgment, or a history of active substance abuse within the prior year. 10. Anything that, in the opinion of the Site Investigator, would place the subject at increased risk or preclude the subject's full compliance with or completion of the study. 11. Use of the following within 30 days prior to Screening: inosine, allopurinol, probenecid, more than 300mg vitamin C daily (note that a subject may take a standard multivitamin up to one tablet or capsule daily). Use of thiazides is permissible as long as the subject is on a stable dose from 1 week prior to Screening. 12. Known hypersensitivity or intolerability to inosine. 13. Renal insufficiency as defined by eGFR < 60 mL/min/1.73m2 at the time of screening.

Gender

All

Ages

18 Years to 85 Years

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

No

Study Locations and Contact Information (9)

Study Location Distance Name Phone Email
Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston, Massachusetts 2.8 miles Jianing Ning Liu 617-726-1880 jliu45@mgh.harvard.edu
Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston, Massachusetts 2.8 miles Jianing Ning Liu 617-726-1880 jliu45@mgh.harvard.edu
Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston, Massachusetts 2.8 miles Jianing Ning Liu 617-726-1880 jliu45@mgh.harvard.edu
Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston, Massachusetts 2.8 miles Jianing Ning Liu 617-726-1880 jliu45@mgh.harvard.edu
Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston, Massachusetts 2.8 miles Jianing Ning Liu 617-726-1880 jliu45@mgh.harvard.edu
University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, Minnesota 1,120.0 miles None None None
University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, Minnesota 1,120.0 miles None None None
University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, Minnesota 1,120.0 miles None None None
Holy Cross Hospital - Fort Lauderdale, Florida 1,231.7 miles None None None

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