Treatment of Hyperuricemia With Rasburicase in Patients With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia or High Grade Lymphoma
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In this study the efficacy and tolerability of two approaches to treat and prevent hyperuricemia is tested in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia or high-grade lymphoma with high risk of tumor lysis syndrome. Both arms are compared by randomisation. In one arm patients receive during pre-phase chemotherapy conventional prophylaxis with allopurinol whereas in the other arm Rasburicase is used.
Randomised Phase III Trial of Effectivity and Safety of Rasburicase Compared With Allopurinol for Treatment of Hyperuricemia in Patients With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia or High-Grade NHL With High Risk of Tumorlysis Syndrome (> 15 Yrs)
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Ages Eligible for Study:
15 Years and older (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
patients of the GMALL B-ALL/NHL-Study 2002
patients of the GMALL-Study 07/2003
patients of the GMALL-Study Elderly 1/2003 which fulfill the following criteria:
bulky disease (> 7.5 cm)
high LDH (> 2 x UNL)
uric acid >8 mg/dl/ >475µmol/L at diagnosis
leukocytes > 30 000/µl
exclusion Criteria of the GMALL B-ALL/NHL Study 2002 or the GMALL-Study 07/2003 or GMALL-Elderly 1/2003 and:
asthma or severe, live-threatening atopic allergy in history