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Alternate Dosing - Initiation of Every 2 Week Epoetin Alfa (PROCRIT) in the Treatment of Anemia.

This study has been completed.
Ortho Biotech Products, L.P.
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Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C. Identifier:
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: May 19, 2011
Last verified: April 2010
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the hemoglobin response rate in subjects with anemia, associated with chronic kidney failure, after receiving epoetin alfa (PROCRIT®) every 2 weeks

Condition Intervention Phase
Anemia Kidney Diseases Drug: epoetin alfa Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open-Label, Clinical Evaluation of the Initiation of Every 2 Week Epoetin Alfa (PROCRIT)in the Treatment of Subjects With the Anemia of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

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Further study details as provided by Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The primary endpoint is the number of subjects who achieve a hemoglobin response after receiving PROCRIT every 2 weeks. Hemoglobin response is defined as achieving a target hemoglobin range of 11-12 g/dL for at least 2 consecutive weeks by Week 28.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The secondary endpoints include: the time to a hemoglobin response, the number of subjects achieving a 1 g/dL rise in hemoglobin, change in quality of life measurements, and the total study drug dose up to the time of response.

Enrollment: 67
Study Start Date: May 2004
Study Completion Date: October 2005
Detailed Description:
This is a prospective study in non-dialysis subjects with anemia associated with chronic kidney disease. Subjects will be enrolled from multiple centers in the United States. The primary objective of the study is to evaluate hemoglobin response rate. The secondary objectives include evaluating the time to when hemoglobin responds, indicated by the results of the hemoglobin blood levels, the change in hemoglobin over time, the transfusion requirements and change in quality of life measurements. These measurements asks for the subjects views about how one feels, activity and energy level, etc. The subjects are administered study drug every 2 weeks through Study Week 27 unless dosing is held or the subject withdraws from the study. Each injection of study drug should not exceed 1 ml in volume.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with chronic kidney disease and a glomerular filtration rate within 10-60 ml/min/1.73m2 with no expected need for dialysis during the study
  • subjects with a hemoglobin less than 11 g/dL
  • subjects who have not received erythropoietic agents within 6 weeks before study entry
  • female subjects, with a reproductive potential, must have a negative urine pregnancy test within 7 days of the first dose of study drug.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with poorly controlled high blood pressure (hypertension) - systolic > 150 mm Hg or diastolic > 100 mm Hg
  • known hypersensitivity to human albumin and/or mammalian cell-derived products
  • subjects receiving dialysis
  • subjects with a ferritin level < 50 ng/mL, Transferrin Saturation < 20%
  • subjects receiving chemotherapy for cancer within 1 month prior to study start or expected during study participation
  • Pregnancy or lactation.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00210743

Sponsors and Collaborators
Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.
Ortho Biotech Products, L.P.
Study Director: Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L. C. Clinical Trial Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.
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Additional Information:
Publications: Identifier: NCT00210743     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CR004600
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: May 19, 2011

Keywords provided by Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.:
chronic kidney disease
erythropoetin, Epoetin alfa
erythropoetin recombinant

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Kidney Diseases
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Hematologic Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Renal Insufficiency
Epoetin Alfa
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