Evaluation of Efficacy of Zoledronic Acid in Patients With Haemoglobin Syndromes (Thalassemia and Sicle Cell Anaemia) and Risk of Skeletal Events
The evaluation of efficacy is performed by laboratory monitoring of bone density and resorption markers and clinical monitoring of bone density improvement. This is a prospective, randomized, parallel group, single blind study of one year treatment with zoledronic acid every 6 months as compared to one year treatment with zoledronic acid every 3 months and to placebo every 3 months in patients with hemoglobin syndromes and risk of skeletal complications.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Evaluation of Efficacy of Zoledronic Acid in Patients With Haemoglobin Syndromes (Thalassemia and Sicle Cell Anaemia) and Risk of Skeletal Events|
- Bone density by means of bone densitometry with dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) at three body sites (lumbar region, femoral head, wrist) prior to treatment initiation the start and at the end of treatment
- N-telopeptide of type I collagen (NTx) levels, TRACP-5b, with ELISA, prior to the start of treatment initiation and every 3 or 6 months
- Serum Bone alkaline phosphatase, Osteocalcin, OPG and S-RANKL with ELISA, prior to the start of treatment initiation, and every 3 or 6 months
- Biochemistry (Ca, P, urea/creatinine, SGOT/SGPT, ALT, γGT), endocrine and cardiac test prior to the start of treatment initiation and at 6 and 12 month.
|Study Start Date:||March 2004|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00346242
|Novartis Investigative Site|