Effect of Growth Hormone in Children With Growth Hormone Deficiency

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novo Nordisk A/S
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: December 5, 2005
Last updated: October 24, 2014
Last verified: October 2014
This trial is conducted in the United States of America (USA). The purpose of the trial is to compare the effect of Norditropin® using different dosing regimens in children suspected of growth hormone deficiency.

Condition Intervention Phase
Growth Hormone Disorder
Growth Hormone Deficiency in Children
Growth Disorder
Idiopathic Short Stature
Drug: somatropin
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of Growth Hormone in Children With Growth Hormone Deficiency and Idiopathic Short Stature

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in height standard deviation score [ Time Frame: 24 month ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • IGF-I [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • IGFBP-3 [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • free IGF-I [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 173
Study Start Date: August 2000
Study Completion Date: May 2004
Primary Completion Date: May 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Years to 15 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinically suspected GHD
  • Height < -2.0 SDS
  • Serum IGF-I less than or equal to -1.0 SDS
  • Bone age less than or equal to 9 years for boys and less than or equal to 7 years for girls.
  • Puberty Tanner Stage I

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous use of growth hormone
  • Growth retardation attributable to causes other than GHD (e.g. inborn errors of metabolism, primary bone disease, chromosomal disorders, etc.)
  • Intrauterine growth retardation: birth weight < 3rd percentile.
  • Administration of other growth-altering medications.
  • Evidence of any malignancy or intracranial tumors.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00262249

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Novo Nordisk A/S
Study Director: Global Clinical Registry (GCR, 1452) Novo Nordisk A/S
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Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Novo Nordisk A/S
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00262249     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HGH-2051
Study First Received: December 5, 2005
Last Updated: October 24, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dwarfism, Pituitary
Endocrine System Diseases
Growth Disorders
Bone Diseases
Bone Diseases, Developmental
Bone Diseases, Endocrine
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Hypothalamic Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Pituitary Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on November 30, 2015