A post hoc analysis of PROTECT VIII kids assessing long-term efficacy and safety of damoctocog alfa pegol in adolescents with severe haemophilia A

Sanjay Ahuja, Tina Biss, Monika Maas Enriquez, Maria Elisa Mancuso*, MacGregor Steele, Gili Kenet

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Abstract

Introduction: The safety and efficacy of the extended half-life factor VIII (FVIII) product damoctocog alfa pegol (BAY 94-9027, Jivi®) has been demonstrated in the PROTECT VIII Kids study (NCT01775618), where male previously-treated patients (PTPs) aged <12 years old with severe haemophilia A and ≥ 50 exposure days (EDs) were treated prophylactically. The PROTECT VIII Kids extension study assessed the long-term safety and efficacy of damoctocog alfa pegol in the same population. Aim: To evaluate the long-term impact of damoctocog alfa pegol in a post hoc subgroup analysis of adolescent patients in the PROTECT VIII Kids study and its extension from 12th birthday onwards. Methods: The current analysis included PTPs aged ≥12 years old, who remained in the extension for ≥6 months following their 12th birthday. The observation period was defined as the time from 12th birthday to the end of the extension period; all data from this birthday were included whether in the main study or extension phase. The main efficacy variable was annualised bleeding rate (ABR) and the main safety variable was the frequency of inhibitor development. Results: This subgroup analysis comprised 25 patients. Median observation time after 12th birthday was 3.2 years. Median total/joint/spontaneous ABRs in the observation period were 1.7/0.7/0.3, respectively. Safety findings were consistent with those reported for the overall study population; no confirmed FVIII inhibitors or anti-drug antibodies were reported. Conclusions: Damoctocog alfa pegol is efficacious with a favourable safety profile in adolescents with haemophilia A, supporting its long-term use in children and adolescents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)756-764
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Journal of Haematology
Volume112
Issue number5
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2024

Funding

FundersFunder number
Bayer

    Keywords

    • FVIII
    • adolescents
    • damoctocog alfa pegol
    • haemophilia A
    • polyethylene glycol
    • prophylaxis

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