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Bapineuzumab for mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease in two global, randomized, phase 3 trials

Overview of attention for article published in Alzheimer's Research & Therapy, May 2016
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Bapineuzumab for mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease in two global, randomized, phase 3 trials
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Alzheimer's Research & Therapy, May 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13195-016-0189-7
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Rik Vandenberghe, Juha O. Rinne, Mercè Boada, Sadao Katayama, Philip Scheltens, Bruno Vellas, Michael Tuchman, Achim Gass, Jochen B. Fiebach, Derek Hill, Kasia Lobello, David Li, Tom McRae, Prisca Lucas, Iona Evans, Kevin Booth, Gerald Luscan, Bradley T. Wyman, Lisa Hua, Lingfeng Yang, H. Robert Brashear, Ronald S. Black


Our objective was to evaluate the efficacy (clinical and biomarker) and safety of intravenous bapineuzumab in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease (AD). Two of four phase 3, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, 18-month trials were conducted globally: one in apolipoprotein E ε4 carriers and another in noncarriers. Patients received bapineuzumab 0.5 mg/kg (both trials) or 1.0 mg/kg (noncarrier trial) or placebo every 13 weeks. Coprimary endpoints were change from baseline to week 78 on the 11-item Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale-Cognitive subscale and the Disability Assessment for Dementia. A total of 683 and 329 patients completed the current carrier and noncarrier trials, respectively, which were terminated prematurely owing to lack of efficacy in the two other phase 3 trials of bapineuzumab in AD. The current trials showed no significant difference between bapineuzumab and placebo for the coprimary endpoints and no effect of bapineuzumab on amyloid load or cerebrospinal fluid phosphorylated tau. (Both measures were stable over time in the placebo group.) Amyloid-related imaging abnormalities with edema or effusion were confirmed as the most notable adverse event. These phase 3 global trials confirmed lack of efficacy of bapineuzumab at tested doses on clinical endpoints in patients with mild to moderate AD. Some differences in the biomarker results were seen compared with the other phase 3 bapineuzumab trials. No unexpected adverse events were observed. Noncarriers (3000) ClinicalTrials.gov identifier NCT00667810 ; registered 24 Apr 2008. Carriers (3001) ClinicalTrials.gov identifier NCT00676143 ; registered 2 May 2008.

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Country Count As %
United States 2 <1%
India 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Egypt 1 <1%
Unknown 274 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 43 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 42 15%
Student > Master 39 14%
Researcher 36 13%
Other 17 6%
Other 34 12%
Unknown 68 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 48 17%
Neuroscience 48 17%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 30 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 18 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 15 5%
Other 36 13%
Unknown 84 30%

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