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Controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of the Treatment With Growth Hormone in Tibia Fractures

This study has been completed.
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First received: November 15, 2005
Last updated: November 18, 2013
Last verified: November 2013
This trial is conducted in Africa, Europe and Middle East. This trial investigates the efficacy and safety of three dose levels of Norditropin® (growth hormone) as compared to placebo in the treatment of tibia fractures. The trial will be conducted in two parts: in the first part, the patients will be evaluated with regard to efficacy (fracture healing) and safety at short time intervals until week 24 post-surgery. In the second part, long-term safety and fracture healing up to 12 months post-surgery will be evaluated.

Condition Intervention Phase
Bone Fracture
Tibia Fractures
Drug: somatropin
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multi-centre, Randomised, Double-blind, Placebocontrolled, Parallel-group Trial Investigating the Efficacy and Safety of Norditropin® SimpleXx® in Tibia Fractures

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Further study details as provided by Novo Nordisk A/S:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Time from surgery until fracture has healed [ Time Frame: During a 12 month period ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Investigator's assessment: fracture healed [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Number of fractures healed [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 407
Study Start Date: August 2001
Study Completion Date: October 2003
Primary Completion Date: October 2003 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Genders Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Primary surgical treatment of tibia fracture using intramedullary nailing
  • Closed fractures: Tscherne Type C1, C2 and C3
  • Open fractures: Gustilo Grade I, II and IIIa

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Open growth plate on X-rays
  • Known chronic endocrine or metabolic disease including diabetes and severe obesity defined as body mass index (BMI)1 > 32.0
  • Severe head injury defined as patients who are stuporous or comatose with pupillary enlargement or asymmetry
  • Critically ill patients defined as patients in need of mechanical ventilation (except during surgical procedures) or circulatory support (defined as use of inotropic drugs)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00254514

Oulu, Finland, 90029
Strasbourg, France, 67400
Berlin, Germany, 13353
Gyor, Hungary, 9024
Beer Sheva, Israel, 84101
Oslo, Norway, 0407
Gorzów, Poland, 66-400
South Africa
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, 7925
Valencia, Spain, 46026
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novo Nordisk A/S
Study Director: Anders Dejgaard, MD Novo Nordisk A/S
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00254514     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NN1606-1365 
Study First Received: November 15, 2005
Last Updated: November 18, 2013
Health Authority: South Africa: Medicines Control Council
Israel: Israeli Health Ministry Pharmaceutical Administration
Germany: German Agency of Medicines

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fractures, Bone
Tibial Fractures
Wounds and Injuries
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