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A Study of Intravenous (iv) Mircera in Hemodialysis Patients With Chronic Renal Anemia

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hoffmann-La Roche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00048035
First received: October 24, 2002
Last updated: October 26, 2016
Last verified: October 2016
  Purpose
This study will determine the appropriate dose and frequency of administration of iv Mircera maintenance therapy in hemodialysis patients with chronic renal anemia who were previously receiving iv epoetin. The anticipated time on study treatment is 3-12 months and the target sample size is <100 individuals.

Condition Intervention Phase
Anemia
Drug: methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta [Mircera]
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open-label, Multicenter, Randomized Study to Determine Dose Conversion Factors at Different Frequencies of Administration After Switching From Maintenance Treatment With Intravenous Epoetin Alfa to Maintenance Treatment With Intravenous RO0503821 in Hemodialysis Patients With Chronic Renal Anemia.

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Further study details as provided by Hoffmann-La Roche:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Median Change From Baseline in Hemoglobin Levels to End of Initial Treatment Under Constant Dosing Regimen [ Time Frame: From Baseline (Day -28 to Day 1) to EOIT (Week 19) ]
    Median change from Baseline in hemoglobin (Hb) levels to end of initial treatment (EOIT) under constant dosing regimen was reported. For ease of interpretation, all individual slope values were multiplied by 42 to give an estimate of change in Hb values over six weeks. Baseline (Day -28 to Day 1) Hb values was calculated as the mean of the screening assessment (SA) and run-in period (Week -2 and Week -1). For all participants, an EOIT value was calculated as the last observed Hb value before a dose change or blood transfusion. For participants without any dose adjustments or blood transfusion, the EOIT value was identical to the Week 19 value.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Median Change From Baseline in Hematocrit Levels to End of Initial Treatment Under Constant Dosing Regimen [ Time Frame: From Baseline (Day -28 to Day 1) to EOIT (Week 19) ]
    Median change from Baseline in hematocrit (Hct) levels to end of initial treatment under constant dosing regimen was reported. Baseline (Day -28 to Day 1) Hct values was calculated as the mean of the SA and run-in period (Weeks -2 and -1). For all participants, an EOIT value was calculated as the last observed Hct value before a dose change or blood transfusion. For participants without any dose adjustments or blood transfusion, the EOIT value was identical to the Week 19 value.

  • Number of Participants With Any Adverse Events, Any Serious Adverse Events, And Deaths [ Time Frame: Up to Week 126 ]
    An Adverse Events (AEs) is defined as any unfavorable and unintended sign (including an abnormal laboratory finding), symptom, or disease temporally associated with the use of a medicinal product, whether or not considered related to the medicinal product. Serious Adverse Events (SAEs) is defined as any untoward medical occurrence that, at any dose, results in death, is life threatening, requires hospitalization or prolongation of existing hospitalization, results in persistent or significant disability/incapacity, is a congenital anomaly/birth defect, or is a significant medical event in the investigator's judgment or requires intervention to prevent one or other of these outcomes. ). The study design tested 3 different starting dose conversion factors at 3 different dosing schedules during the core study period. As study drug doses can be modified continually over time all results for the two long term safety periods were displayed by dose schedule group only.

  • Number of Participants With Marked Laboratory Abnormalities [ Time Frame: Up to Week 126 ]
    Marked abnormality was defined as above and/or below a value which was considered to be potentially clinically relevant. The number of participants with marked lab abnormality across treatment groups were reported and presented. Marked laboratory abnormalities were analyzed according to the Roche specified limits for the following reference range: White blood cells (WBC) (3.0- 18.0 10^9/L), Platelets (100 - 550 10^9/L), Alanine aminotransferase (ALAT) [0 110 units per litre (U/L)], Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) (0 - 220 U/L), Aspartate aminotransferase (ASAT) (0 - 80 U/L), Albumin >= 30 g/L, Phosphate [0.75 - 1.60 millimoles per liter (mmol/L)], Potassium (2.9 - 5.8 mmol/L), Glucose (2.80 - 11.10 mmol/L).

  • Mean Change From Baseline in Systolic Blood Pressure and Diastolic Blood Pressure Before and After Dialysis [ Time Frame: From Baseline (Day -28 to Day 1) to Week 126 ]
    Mean Change from Baseline in systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) is calculated as the end of treatment values minus the Baseline value. Baseline (Day -28 to Day 1) values were calculated as the mean of the screening assessment (SA) and run-in period (Week -2 and Week -1).

  • Mean Change in Pulse Rate [ Time Frame: Up to Week 126 ]
    Participants pulse rates in beats per minute (BpM) were analyzed at sitting position using descriptive statistical methods (ie, means, standard deviations and percentiles). The changes in pulse rate throughout the study were analysed at each study visit and mean change is reported.


Enrollment: 91
Study Start Date: March 2002
Study Completion Date: June 2005
Primary Completion Date: June 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Cohort 1 (RO0503821 [0.25/150 1x/week])
Eligible participant will be administered RO0503821 (methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta [Mircera]) intravenously (IV) using a dose conversion factor of 0.25/150 microgram (mcg)/kilogram (kg) of the previous weekly erythropoiesis stimulating agents (ESA) dose, (equal to 62.50% assumed equi-effective dose) once weekly up to 19 weeks. After 19 weeks of core treatment period, participants will be followed-up for two optional treatment extension periods (54 weeks each).
Drug: methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta [Mircera]
Differing doses and frequencies of iv administration
Experimental: Cohort 2 (RO0503821 [0.25/150 1x/2week])
Eligible participant will be administered RO0503821 IV using a dose conversion factor of 0.25/150 mcg/kg of the previous weekly ESA dose, (equal to 62.50% assumed equi-effective dose) once in every two weeks up to 19 weeks. After 19 weeks of core treatment period, participants will be followed-up for two optional treatment extension periods (54 weeks each).
Drug: methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta [Mircera]
Differing doses and frequencies of iv administration
Experimental: Cohort 3 (RO0503821 [0.4/150 1x/week])
Eligible participant will be administered RO0503821 IV using a dose conversion factor of 0.40/150 mcg/kg of the previous weekly ESA dose, (equal to100% assumed equi-effective dose) once weekly up to 19 weeks. After 19 weeks of core treatment period, participants will be followed-up for two optional treatment extension periods (54 weeks each).
Drug: methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta [Mircera]
Differing doses and frequencies of iv administration
Experimental: Cohort 4 (RO0503821 [0.4/150 1x/2week])
Eligible participant will be administered RO0503821 IV using a dose conversion factor of 0.40/150 mcg/kg of the previous weekly ESA dose, (equal to 100% assumed equi-effective dose) once in every two weeks up to 19 weeks. After 19 weeks of core treatment period, participants will be followed-up for two optional treatment extension periods (54 weeks each).
Drug: methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta [Mircera]
Differing doses and frequencies of iv administration
Experimental: Cohort 5 (RO0503821 [0.6/150 1x/week])
Eligible participant will be administered RO0503821 IV using a dose conversion factor of 0.60/150 mcg/kg of the previous weekly ESA dose, (equal to150% assumed equi-effective dose) once weekly up to 19 weeks. After 19 weeks of core treatment period, participants will be followed-up for two optional treatment extension periods (54 weeks each).
Drug: methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta [Mircera]
Differing doses and frequencies of iv administration
Experimental: Cohort 6 (RO0503821 [0.6/150 1x/2week])
Eligible participant will be administered RO0503821 IV using a dose conversion factor of 0.60/150 mcg/kg of the previous weekly ESA dose, (equal to150% assumed equi-effective dose) once in every two weeks up to 19 weeks. After 19 weeks of core treatment period, participants will be followed-up for two optional treatment extension periods (54 weeks each).
Drug: methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta [Mircera]
Differing doses and frequencies of iv administration

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • adult patients >=18 years of age;
  • chronic renal anemia;
  • on hemodialysis therapy for at least 3 months;
  • receiving iv epoetin alfa during the 2 weeks prior to the run-in period.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or using unreliable birth control methods;
  • use of any investigational drug within 30 days of the run-in phase, or during the run-in or study treatment period.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00048035

Locations
United States, Alabama
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35211
United States, California
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095
United States, Illinois
Maywood, Illinois, United States, 60153
United States, Kentucky
Louisville, Kentucky, United States, 40202-1718
United States, Michigan
Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48202-2689
Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48236
United States, Minnesota
Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, United States, 55430
United States, Nevada
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 89106
United States, New Jersey
Paterson, New Jersey, United States, 07503
United States, New York
Brooklyn, New York, United States, 11203
Mineola, New York, United States, 11501
New York, New York, United States, 10128
United States, Tennessee
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37232
United States, West Virginia
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States, 26506
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Investigators
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
  More Information

Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00048035     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BA16285 
Study First Received: October 24, 2002
Results First Received: May 3, 2016
Last Updated: October 26, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anemia
Hematologic Diseases
Epoetin Alfa
Hematinics

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on February 20, 2017