Pilot Study of Fructose for Sickle Cell Crisis

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 25, 2000
Last Update Posted : June 24, 2005
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
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Office of Rare Diseases (ORD)

Brief Summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of fructose administered every 6 hours for up to 72 hours to patients in active sickle cell crisis.

II. Obtain tolerability information in selected patients treated with fructose for more than 72 hours.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Sickle Cell Anemia Drug: fructose Drug: placebo Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

PROTOCOL OUTLINE: In the first part of the study, patients are block-randomized (3:1) to a single intravenous dose of fructose or placebo. The dose of fructose is escalated in each successive group after tolerability data are evaluated.

In the second part of the study, patients are randomly assigned (1:1) to fructose or placebo administered intravenously every 6 hours for 72 hours. The dose of fructose is the highest well-tolerated dose determined in Study 1 or the most tolerated dose for the patient. Patients who just completed Study 1 may participate if they are clearly in a separate crisis and continue to meet entry criteria.

Patients whose symptoms persist for more than 72 hours after fructose or placebo are eligible to receive additional fructose every 6 hours until symptoms subside.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 20 participants
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : August 1995

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Drug Information available for: Fructose
U.S. FDA Resources

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


--Disease Characteristics-- Sickle cell crisis requiring hospital admission Crisis began at least 12 hours prior to admission Medical records documenting sickle cell disease and previous crisis requiring hospital visit during the last 24 months available at study site No thalassemia No complex hemoglobinopathy involving thalassemia and sickle cell disease

--Patient Characteristics-- Renal: Creatine no greater than 2.2 mg/dL No requirement for regular dialysis Other: Weight above or below 30% of ideal body weight No fructose intolerance No insulin-dependent diabetes No HIV seropositivity No acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) or AIDS-related illness No general anesthetic for 7 days prior to and 2 days following entry Primary language allows communication with study staff Demonstration of ability to read and understand pain scales required Ability to identify crisis starting time accurately, i.e., to within 6 hours

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00004797

Sponsors and Collaborators
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Study Chair: David Green Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Identifier: NCT00004797     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 199/11941
First Posted: February 25, 2000    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 24, 2005
Last Verified: December 2001

Keywords provided by Office of Rare Diseases (ORD):
disease-related problem/condition
genetic diseases and dysmorphic syndromes
hematologic disorders
rare disease
sickle cell anemia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anemia, Sickle Cell
Anemia, Hemolytic, Congenital
Anemia, Hemolytic
Hematologic Diseases
Genetic Diseases, Inborn