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A Study to Evaluate PROCRIT (Epoetin Alfa) for Maintenance Phase Treatment of Patients With Anemia Due to Chronic Kidney Disease (PROMPT)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00307814
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 28, 2006
Last Update Posted : May 19, 2011
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of less frequent dosing of PROCRIT (Epoetin alfa) in patients with anemia due to Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) as assessed by hemoglobin maintenance, adverse events and health-related quality of life.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Anemia Chronic Renal Insufficiency Drug: Epoetin Alfa Phase 2

Detailed Description:

Epoetin alfa has been widely utilized as treatment for anemia associated with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Epoetin alfa has been shown to increase hemoglobin (Hb) levels by an average of 1.5 g/dL to 2 g/dL in these patients over 12 weeks (Data on file Ortho Biotech Products, L.P.). This improvement in Hb levels is maintained while the patient is receiving Epoetin alfa and is associated with significant improvements in survival, exercise tolerance, and quality of life. Literature has suggested that epoetin alfa can be given less frequently and still maintain an optimal hemoglobin while also allowing patient's greater convenience. This study will further confirm that less frequent dosing of epoetin alfa is safe and effective. This is an open-label, randomized multicenter study in patients with CKD. CKD patients who are currently receiving PROCRIT therapy for at least 2 months or more and with a stable Hb (>= 11g/dL) will be randomized to one of four treatment groups. A stable Hemoglobin will be defined as a value that is ± 10% for 3 consecutive laboratory values.

This study is designed to demonstrate that there is no meaningful difference in hemoglobin level with more extended dosing regimens as compared to once weekly. A clinically meaningful difference is defined as a difference that is less than 10%. Patients will be randomized to one of 4 treatment groups: All will receive subcutaneous (under the skin) Epoetin alfa for a period of 16 weeks.

Group 1: 10,000 units every week Group 2: 20,000 units every two weeks Group 3: 30,000 units every three weeks Group 4: 40,000 units every four weeks

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 519 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Open-Label Clinical Evaluation of PROCRIT (Epoetin Alfa) for Maintenance Phase Treatment of Patients With Anemia Due to Chronic Kidney Disease
Study Start Date : January 2002
Study Completion Date : January 2004

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Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The primary efficacy variable is hemoglobin maintenance. Also, patients will be assessed for incidence and severity of adverse events and vital signs (blood pressure) during the 16 week study period.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. The secondary variable is Quality of Life and Hemoglobin Change over Time

Eligibility Criteria

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • CKD patients (defined as serum creatinine 1.5 to 6.0 mg/dL for women and 2.0 to 6.0 g/mg/dL for men)
  • Stable Hb (>= 11.0g/dL) and currently receiving PROCRIT therapy for 2 months or more. A stable Hemoglobin will be defined as a value that is ± 10% for 3 consecutive laboratory values.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Lactating or pregnant women
  • Uncontrolled hypertension
  • Known hypersensitivity to mammalian cell-derived products and human albumin
  • Receiving dialysis or scheduled to receive dialysis during the course of the study
  • gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Severe Congestive Heart Failure (New York Heart Association Class IV)
  • Concurrent chemotherapy for cancer
  • History of/or active blood disorders, liver diseases or seizures
  • HIV positive
  • Received a kidney transplant
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00307814

Sponsors and Collaborators
Ortho Biotech Products, L.P.
Study Director: Ortho Biotech Products, L.P. Clinical Trial Ortho Biotech Products, L.P.
More Information

Additional Information:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00307814     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CR005101
First Posted: March 28, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 19, 2011
Last Verified: April 2010

Keywords provided by Ortho Biotech Products, L.P.:
Low Blood Count
Chronic Kidney Failure
Chronic Kidney Disease
epoetin alfa
recombinant human erythropoietin

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