Trial record 8 of 1672 for:    "Kidney Failure, Chronic"

Darbepoetin Treatment of Anemia in Children With Chronic Renal Failure

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Denis Geary, The Hospital for Sick Children
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00213291
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: August 23, 2013
Last verified: August 2013
  Purpose

This is a study to determine the safety and effectiveness of Darbepoetin (Aranesp) given every 14 to 28 days to treat low red blood cells in children with chronic kidney failure.


Condition Intervention Phase
Kidney Failure, Chronic
Drug: darbepoetin alfa
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Extended Dosing of Darbepoetin Alfa (Aranesp) for the Management of Anemia in Children With Chronic Renal Failure

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Further study details as provided by The Hospital for Sick Children:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The safety of darbepoetin when administered at an increased dosing interval [ Time Frame: 40 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety and tolerability of darbepoetin [ Time Frame: 40 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Proportion of subjects who receive red blood cell transfusions [ Time Frame: 40 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Percentage of Hb data points that exceed upper target of 125 g/L [ Time Frame: 16-36 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Incidence of anti-erythropoietin antibody formation [ Time Frame: 40 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: April 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2005
Primary Completion Date: September 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: darbepoetin alfa
Darbepoetin alfa will be administered by SC/IV injection every 14-28 days. Patients starting on the 14 day dose regimen will receive two times their baseline weekly dose; patients on the 28 day schedule will receive four times their average weekly dose. The exception to a Q14 or Q28 dosing schedule will be for patients requiring 10 mcg every 10 days. These patients will go to 20 mcg Q21 days before extending to the Q28 day schedule. Naive patients will start on a dose of 0.9 mcg/kg every 14 days. Study subjects who are successfully treated for 12 weeks on the 14 day schedule may be enrolled in the 28 day schedule study.

Detailed Description:

Erythropoietin (EPO) is a glycoprotein synthesized in the kidneys which regulates the rate of proliferation and differentiation of red blood cell precursors. The main cause of anemia in children with chronic renal failure is deficiency of EPO production as a result of declining renal function. Recombinant human EPO (rHuEPO) is a synthetic erythropoietin that is structurally and functionally similar to naturally occuring EPO. Treatment of anemia using rHuEPO has been associated with an improvement in the quality of life for patients, likely attributable to an increased production in hemoglobin and a reduction of dilatation of the heart. Recently, an analogue of EPO with two extra oligosaccharide chins, darbepoetin alfa, has been described as having a more prolonged effect requiring less frequent dosing.

There are currently no data available on the efficacy of darbepoetin alfa administered every 14-28 days for children. The most common dosing schedules in the clinical trial at HSC are every 7, 10, and 14 days. Due to reports of increased pain associated with the SC injection, and confusion of caregivers when the 10 day dosing schedule is necessary, the goals of the current proposal are to: 1) Decrease the frequency of SC injections and 2)Eliminate the 10 day dosing schedule for the administration of Darbepoetin.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 17 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • diagnosis of chronic renal insufficiency or end stage renal disease (ESRD) requiring dialysis
  • clinically stable
  • hemoglobin of 110-125 g/L in screening period; for naive subjects, hemoglobin < 110 g/L
  • not iron deficient (TSAT > 19.5%) within 4 weeks of study entry
  • stable darbepoetin alpha therapy administered IV or SC q7 to q21 days OR darbepoetin alpha naive
  • written informed consent from parent/legal guardian
  • less than 18 years old
  • weight at least 10 kg
  • females of childbearing potential must practice adequate contraception
  • availability for follow-up assessments

Exclusion Criteria:

  • scheduled for a living donor kidney transplant within 12 weeks of signing consent
  • uncontrolled blood pressure as judged by principal investigator
  • change in seizure pattern in past 30 days; grand-mal seizure 12 weeks before enrollment
  • current clinical evidence of severe hyperparathyroidism
  • major surgery 2 weeks before signing consent
  • active inflammatory disease or condition requiring immunosuppressive therapy
  • currently receiving antibiotics for active systemic infection
  • peritoneal dialysis patient with an episode of peritonitis within the past 30 days
  • known HIV antibody positivity
  • known antibodies to rHuEPO
  • known aluminum toxicity
  • known red cell aplasia
  • known malignancy
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00213291

Locations
Canada, Ontario
The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1X8
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Hospital for Sick Children
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Denis F Geary, MD The Hospital For Sick Children, Toronto Canada
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Denis Geary, Nephrologist, The Hospital for Sick Children
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00213291     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1000004731
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: August 23, 2013
Health Authority: Canada: Health Canada

Keywords provided by The Hospital for Sick Children:
chronic kidney failure
darbepoetin
pediatrics
anemia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Kidney Failure, Chronic
Anemia
Renal Insufficiency
Hematologic Diseases
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Darbepoetin alfa
Hematinics
Hematologic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions

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