Evaluation of TYR Sphere in France

An Acceptability Study to Evaluate the Adherence, Tolerance and Metabolic Control of Patients With Tyrosinaemia When Using TYR Sphere (a Food for Special Medical Purposes) as Part of Dietary Management.

Sponsors

Lead Sponsor: Vitaflo International, Ltd

Source Vitaflo International, Ltd
Brief Summary

10 participants aged 3 years and over with tyrosinaemia or alkaptonuria will be prescribed Tyr sphere following an assessment of their individual needs by their dietitian. All participants will enter a 4-week evaluation period, assessing adherence and gastrointestinal tolerance. Evaluations of Tyr sphere's palatability are made at the end of the evaluation period. Dried blood spots are taken on days 1 and 28 and once per week in between. Participants who continue to take the product at the end of their evaluation period will enter a follow-up period during which metabolic control, anthropometric and nutritional status data will be collected during the yearly standard of care routine visits.

Detailed Description

10 participants with tyrosinaemia or alkaptonuria will be invited to participate in this study. Following consent they will be assessed by their dietitian and a recommended amount of Tyr sphere will be prescribed based on their individual needs. Tyr sphere is a food for special medical purposes as defined by Regulation (EU) No 609/2013. It is designed to be prescribed based on its protein content, not its energy content. Visit 1, baseline clinic visit activities: consent, demographics, anthropometric measurements, gastrointestinal history, dietary assessment, metabolic control assessment including collection of dried blood spots for phenylalanine and tyrosine levels, record routinely taken urine succinylacetone, serum albumin and pre-albumin levels, new dietary prescription. Weeks 1 to 4 (patient at home): dried blood spots, adverse events reporting/assessment, daily Tyr sphere adherence diary, daily gastrointestinal symptoms diary (weeks 1 and 4 only), daily intake diary for Nitisinone which is routinely prescribed. There will be a telephone call Visit 2, end of acceptability phase clinic visit activities: anthropometric measurements, review of diaries, review of adverse events, metabolic control assessment including collection of dried blood spots for phenylalanine and tyrosine levels, investigator's assessment of Tyr sphere for the participant and decision on continuing with the prescription. Three-year routine follow-up: for the participants that do continue with the Tyr sphere prescription (in consultation with the investigator), they will enter a follow-up period of three years, during which only routine, standard of care visits and procedures will take place. Data will be collected on anthropometrics, phenylalanine and tyrosine levels from dried blood spots, adverse events, record routinely taken urine succinylacetone, serum albumin and pre-albumin levels.

Overall Status Not yet recruiting
Start Date April 30, 2021
Completion Date April 30, 2025
Primary Completion Date April 30, 2022
Phase N/A
Study Type Interventional
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Change in adherence to recommended amounts of Tyr sphere Recorded daily on days 1-28
Change in gastrointestinal tolerance Recorded daily on days 1-28
Patient evaluation of Tyr sphere's palatability Day 28, end of acceptability phase
Change in metabolic control: tyrosine levels Day 1, week 1, week 2, week 3, week 4, day 28
Change in metabolic control: phenylalanine levels Day 1, week 1, week 2, week 3, week 4, day 28
Secondary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Long term change in growth 3-year follow-up period
Long term change in urine succinylacetone level 3-year follow-up period
Long term change in pre-albumin level 3-year follow-up period
Long term change in serum albumin level 3-year follow-up period
Enrollment 10
Condition
Intervention

Intervention Type: Dietary Supplement

Intervention Name: Tyr sphere

Description: Tyr sphere is a powdered, low phenylalanine and tyrosine protein substitute, containing a balanced mix of casein glycomacropeptide (cGMP) isolate, essential and non-essential amino acids, carbohydrate, fat, vitamins, minerals and the long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (LCP) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). It contains sugars and sweetener. The product is designed to be prescribed based on its protein content, not its energy content.

Arm Group Label: Tyr sphere

Eligibility

Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Diagnosed with tyrosinaemia. - Aged ≥ 3 years. - In the opinion of the Investigator, can comply with the study protocol and take at least one sachet of the study product per day. - Willingly given, written, informed consent from patient or parent/guardian. - Willingly given, written assent (if appropriate). Exclusion Criteria: - Individuals who are allergic to milk, fish and soya (these allergens are inherent in the study product ingredients). - Use of additional macro/micronutrient supplements during the evaluation period, unless clinically indicated and prescribed by the Investigator (must be recorded in patient case report form CRF). - Women who are pregnant / breastfeeding at the start of the study or planning to become pregnant during the study. N.B.: Women who become pregnant during the study will no longer be able to participate and will be withdrawn. - Individuals who, in the opinion of the investigator, are unable to comply with the requirements of the protocol. - Any co-morbidity, which, in the opinion of the Investigator, would preclude participation in the study. - Patients who are currently participating in, plan to participate in, or have participated in an interventional investigational drug, food or medical device trial within 30 days prior to screening visit.

Gender: All

Minimum Age: 3 Years

Maximum Age: N/A

Healthy Volunteers: No

Overall Official
Last Name Role Affiliation
Jean-Baptiste Arnoux Principal Investigator Hopital Necker-Enfants Malades
Overall Contact

Last Name: Grace Thomas

Phone: +44 (0) 151 709 9020

Email: [email protected]

Verification Date

February 2021

Responsible Party

Type: Sponsor

Keywords
Has Expanded Access No
Condition Browse
Number Of Arms 1
Arm Group

Label: Tyr sphere

Type: Experimental

Description: All patients to receive Tyr sphere as part of their dietary management for tyrosinaemia or alkaptonuria (AKU).

Acronym TYR sphere Fra
Patient Data No
Study Design Info

Allocation: N/A

Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment

Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

Masking: None (Open Label)

Source: ClinicalTrials.gov