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Treatment of Anemia in Diabetic Subjects With CKD

This study has been terminated.
(This study was stopped for slow enrollment after enrolling only 11 of 180 patients in six months time.)
Ortho Biotech Products, L.P.
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First received: October 14, 2005
Last updated: June 8, 2011
Last verified: March 2010
The purpose of this study is to compare the proportion of subjects receiving either Epoetin alfa (PROCRIT®) or placebo who are able to achieve a hemoglobin response, defined by at least a 1 gram/deciliter increase from baseline by Week 17.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Epoetin alfa
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-Controlled Study Evaluating Weekly Epoetin Alfa (PROCRIT�) Administration on Hemoglobin Response and Safety in Diabetic 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 hemoglobin response rate, defined as the proportion of subjects who achieve at least a 1 gram per deciliter hemoglobin increase from baseline by Week 17.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The secondary endpoints include evaluation of health-related quality life, hemoglobin change over time, time to hemoglobin response, and transfusion utilization.

Enrollment: 11
Study Start Date: March 2005
Study Completion Date: September 2005
Detailed Description:
This is a prospective, randomized, double blind, placebo controlled, multi-center study in diabetic subjects with the anemia of chronic kidney disease. Subjects will be randomly assigned in a 1:1 ratio to receive either Epoetin alfa (PROCRIT®) or matching placebo for sixteen weeks. Epoetin alfa (PROCRIT®) is indicated for the treatment of anemia associated with chronic renal failure (pre-dialysis), non-myeloid malignancies receiving chemotherapy, in HIV-infected subjects receiving zidovudine therapy, and in anemic subjects undergoing elective non-cardiac, non-vascular surgery to reduce the need for allogenic blood transfusion during high-volume blood loss procedures. This study is being undertaken to assess, under well-controlled conditions, the effect of weekly Epoetin alfa (PROCRIT®) treatment on hemoglobin response in diabetic subjects with the anemia of chronic kidney disease. The study hypothesis is that weekly PROCRIT treatment will be effective in achieving a hemoglobin response than placebo, where hemoglobin response is defined by at least a 1 gram/deciliter increase from baseline by Week 17. The subjects are administered study drug (PROCRIT® or matching placebo) once weekly by subcutaneous injection by a health care professional for 16 weeks. The initial dose of study drug is either PROCRIT® 10,000 U (1.0 mL) or matching placebo. The maximum dose administered is 20,000 U (2.0 mL).

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with a clinical diagnosis of diabetes mellitus
  • History of documented proteinuria or microalbuminuria
  • A glomerular filtration rate between 15 and 90 mL/minute/1.73m2
  • Subjects with hemoglobin greater than or equal to 9.0 /dL and less than or equal to 11.0 g/dL.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • A current diagnosis of poorly controlled high blood pressure (hypertension) (systolic blood pressure > 150 mm Hg or diastolic blood pressure > 100 mm Hg) after adequate anti hypertensive therapy
  • Subjects with severe neuropathy or peripheral vascular disease with gait instability
  • Subjects scheduled to receive dialysis during the course of the study
  • Subjects with a transferrin saturation < 20% or ferritin level < 50 ng/dL
  • Subjects with active malignancy, defined as a malignancy requiring current therapy (surgery, chemotherapy, or radiotherapy) or a history of treatment for malignancy in the last 5 years.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00240734

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: Identifier: NCT00240734     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CR004597
Study First Received: October 14, 2005
Last Updated: June 8, 2011

Keywords provided by Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.:
Chronic renal failure

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hematologic Diseases
Epoetin Alfa
Hematinics processed this record on May 25, 2017