Growth Hormone Treatment of Children Born With Retarded Intrauterine Growth at Age 2-5 Years

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 16, 2005
Last Update Posted : January 18, 2017
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Novo Nordisk A/S

Brief Summary:
This trial is conducted in Europe. The aim of this trial is to evaluate the efficacy and tolerance of a new growth hormone (GH) formulation, in the treatment of children born with retarded intrauterine growth, starting at age 2 to 5 years. Trial Design: The study will be multicenter, open label, parallel, randomized, Phase IIIb, controlled.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Foetal Growth Problem Small for Gestational Age Drug: somatropin Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 78 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of the Treatment With Growth Hormone Which Will be Started Randomly at the Ages of 2 to 5, in Children Diagnosed of IUGR
Study Start Date : April 1999
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2005
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2005

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MedlinePlus related topics: Hormones

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Effect on Efficacy: Height SDS for chronological age [ Time Frame: after 48 months ]
  2. Safety: Bone maturation and glucose metabolism

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Efficacy: Height SDS for bone age; Height velocity SDS for bone age; Height velocity SDS for chronological age; Serum IGF-I and IGFBP-3 levels

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Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years to 5 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • IUGR defined as birth length and/or weight below the lower limit (< P10) of the Lubchenco curves for the gestational age.
  • Chronological age = 2-5 years
  • HV below average for CA
  • Insufficient catch-up growth (Height < P3 for chronological age, according to Hernández)
  • Parental height greater than or equal to -2 SDS of average, that is, 160 cm or more for the father and 148 cm or more for the mother
  • Normal response to GH stimulation test (greater tan or equal to 10 ng/mL)
  • Bone age (measured through Greulich and Pyle method) less than or equal to CA

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Children born from multiple pregnancy
  • Children with post-ischemic encephalopathy
  • Recorded malformative syndromes associated to short stature (Silver-Russell, Rubinstein Taybi, Seckel etc.)
  • Any metabolic or endocrinological disorder (diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus, congenital metabolic disorders, with the exception of thyroid diseases corrected by replacement therapy)
  • Any type of growth retardation associated to infections, embryopathies or severe chronic diseases (hemopathies, hepatopathies, malabsorptive pathology, neurologic alterations....)
  • Nutritional disorders (celiac disease) or osteodystrophies
  • Patients who receive or received any treatment (anabolic drugs, sex steroids, etc.) likely to interfere with GH effects
  • Abnormal karyotype
  • Neoplasms
  • Previous or ongoing chemotherapy and/or irradiation
  • Renal dysfunction, defined as serum creatinine > 1 mg/dL

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00184691

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Baracaldo, Spain, 48903
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Barcelona, Spain, 08035
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Cádiz, Spain, 11009
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Córdoba, Spain, 14004
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El Palmar, Spain, 30120
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Esplugues Llobregat, Spain, 08950
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Granada, Spain, 18012
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Madrid, Spain, 28009
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Madrid, Spain, 28046
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Málaga, Spain, 29011
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Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, 38010
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 15705
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Sevilla, Spain, 41013
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novo Nordisk A/S
Study Director: Global Clinical Registry (GCR, 1452) Novo Nordisk A/S