Phase II Study of Tin Mesoporphyrin vs Phototherapy for Hyperbilirubinemia in Premature Newborns

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 19, 1999
Last Update Posted : September 9, 2008
Rockefeller University
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Brief Summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. Compare the effectiveness of a single dose of tin mesoporphyrin and special blue light phototherapy in controlling hyperbilirubinemia in premature newborns in Greece.

II. Evaluate the dose of tin mesoporphyrin sufficient to alleviate the need for phototherapy without adverse effects in these newborns.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hyperbilirubinemia Drug: tin mesoporphyrin Procedure: Phototherapy Phase 2

Detailed Description:

PROTOCOL OUTLINE: Patients are randomly assigned to a clinical group within 96 hours of birth. Patients are stratified by gestational age, clinical status, and age at treatment.

One group receives tin mesoporphyrin. Patients are crossed to phototherapy if the plasma bilirubin concentration reaches the treatment threshold.

The second group receives phototherapy with Special Blue fluorescent lamps for at least 24 hours. Patients receive a second phototherapy course if the plasma bilirubin concentration reaches the treatment threshold within 24 hours of the first course.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 80 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : December 1999
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2007

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 24 Hours   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


--Disease Characteristics--

  • Premature infants of gestational age 210 to 251 days
  • No blood group isoimmunization (direct Coombs' positive), e.g., rhesus or ABO
  • No glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency

--Prior/Concurrent Therapy--

  • No maternal phenobarbital in last month of pregnancy

--Patient Characteristics--

Renal: No congenital renal abnormality

Cardiovascular: No congenital heart abnormality

Pulmonary: No asphyxia requiring assisted ventilation at delivery

Other: No other major congenital abnormality, i.e.:

  • Central nervous system
  • Chromosomal
  • Gastrointestinal

No evident or suspected congenital infection, i.e.:

  • Cytomegalovirus
  • Herpes
  • Rubella
  • Syphilis

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00004382

Sponsors and Collaborators
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Rockefeller University
Study Chair: Attallah Kappas Rockefeller University Identifier: NCT00004382     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 199/12022
First Posted: October 19, 1999    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 9, 2008
Last Verified: September 2008

Keywords provided by Office of Rare Diseases (ORD):
hematologic disorders
rare disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pathologic Processes
Tin mesoporphyrin
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action