Alternate Dosing - Initiation of Every 2 Week Epoetin Alfa (PROCRIT) in the Treatment of Anemia.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the hemoglobin response rate in subjects with anemia, associated with chronic kidney failure, after receiving epoetin alfa (PROCRITÂ®) every 2 weeks
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||An Open-Label, Clinical Evaluation of the Initiation of Every 2 Week Epoetin Alfa (PROCRIT)in the Treatment of Subjects With the Anemia of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)|
- The primary endpoint is the number of subjects who achieve a hemoglobin response after receiving PROCRIT every 2 weeks. Hemoglobin response is defined as achieving a target hemoglobin range of 11-12 g/dL for at least 2 consecutive weeks by Week 28.
- The secondary endpoints include: the time to a hemoglobin response, the number of subjects achieving a 1 g/dL rise in hemoglobin, change in quality of life measurements, and the total study drug dose up to the time of response.
|Study Start Date:||May 2004|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2005|
This is a prospective study in non-dialysis subjects with anemia associated with chronic kidney disease. Subjects will be enrolled from multiple centers in the United States. The primary objective of the study is to evaluate hemoglobin response rate. The secondary objectives include evaluating the time to when hemoglobin responds, indicated by the results of the hemoglobin blood levels, the change in hemoglobin over time, the transfusion requirements and change in quality of life measurements. These measurements asks for the subjects views about how one feels, activity and energy level, etc. The subjects are administered study drug every 2 weeks through Study Week 27 unless dosing is held or the subject withdraws from the study. Each injection of study drug should not exceed 1 ml in volume.
|Study Director:||Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L. C. Clinical Trial||Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.|