Safety and Efficacy Study of Gevokizumab to Treat Active Non-infectious Uveitis


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  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • During the early phases (phases 1 and 2), researchers assess safety, side effects, optimal dosages and risks/benefits. In the later phase (phase 3), researchers study whether the treatment works better than the current standard therapy. They also compare the safety of the new treatment with that of current treatments. Phase 3 trials include large numbers of people to make sure that the result is valid. There are also less common very early (phase 0) and later (phase 4) phases. Phase 0 trials are small trials that help researchers decide if a new agent should be tested in a phase 1 trial. Phase 4 trials look at long-term safety and effectiveness, after a new treatment has been approved and is on the market.

  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 13-007795
    NCT ID: NCT01684345
    Sponsor Protocol Number: X052130/CL3-78989-005

About this study

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of gevokizumab in the treatment of active non-infectious intermediate, posterior, or pan- uveitis.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of non-infectious intermediate, posterior, or pan- uveitis in at least one eye
  • Active uveitic disease in at least one eye
  • Currently on one of the following stable treatment regimens for uveitis: oral corticosteroids; systemic immunosuppressive medication; a combination of oral corticosteroids with at least one systemic immunosuppressive medication
  • Effective contraceptive measures

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Infectious uveitis and masquerade syndromes
  • Isolated anterior uveitis
  • Contraindication to mydriatics
  • History of allergic or anaphylactic reactions to monoclonal antibodies
  • Active tuberculosis disease
  • History of recurrent infection or predisposition to infection; active ocular infection
  • Pregnant or nursing women

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

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Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Wendy Smith, M.D.

Closed for enrollment


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