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Iron Balance Study of DFO and GT56-252 in Patients With Transfusional Iron Overload Secondary to Beta-Thalassemia

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00069862
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 3, 2003
Last Update Posted : March 5, 2015
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
A clinical trial designed to compare the safety and iron excretion properties of desferoxamine (DFO) and deferitrin (GT56-252), an experimental oral iron chelator.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Beta-Thalassemia Drug: Deferitrin (GT56-252) Drug: desferoxamine (DFO) Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 25 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Iron Balance Study of DFO and GT56-252 in Patients With Transfusional Iron Overload Secondary to Beta-Thalassemia
Study Start Date : September 2003
Study Completion Date : November 2005

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MedlinePlus related topics: Iron Thalassemia
U.S. FDA Resources

Arms and Interventions


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. safety and tolerability
  2. iron excretion in urine and stool
  3. pharmacokinetic measurements

Eligibility Criteria

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Beta-thalassemia patients, 18 years of age or older, currently undergoing chronic blood transfusion therapy and iron chelation therapy who weigh more than 40 kg.
  • No clinically significant findings on physical exam, medical history, or screening laboratories.
  • Serum ferritin greater than 500 ng/mL, serum creatine creatinine within the normal range and platelet count greater than 100,000/mm3.
  • Willing and able to discontinue DFO or L1 for the period of study.
  • Woman of child-bearing potential must have a negative serum pregnancy test at screening and use a medically acceptable form of birth control during the study and for 1 month afterward. Male patients must also use barrier contraceptives during the study and for 1 month afterward.
  • Have a level of understanding and willingness to cooperate with the confinement and all procedures. Able to provide voluntary signed/dated written informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Serious medical condition unrelated to Beta-Thalassemia.
  • Participation in a previous investigational drug study within 30 days preceding screening.
  • Patients with a known allergy to DFO that prevents chronic administration.
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00069862


Locations
United States, New York
The New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Sponsors and Collaborators
Genzyme, a Sanofi Company
More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00069862     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GTC-134-102
First Posted: October 3, 2003    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 5, 2015
Last Verified: March 2015

Keywords provided by Sanofi:
Beta Thalassemia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Thalassemia
beta-Thalassemia
Iron Overload
Anemia, Hemolytic, Congenital
Anemia, Hemolytic
Anemia
Hematologic Diseases
Hemoglobinopathies
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Iron Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases