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Dialysis Clinical Outcomes Revisited (DCOR) Trial

This study has been completed.
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Sanofi Identifier:
First received: May 9, 2006
Last updated: March 17, 2015
Last verified: March 2015

This is a randomized, open-label, parallel-design study to be conducted at 75 centers within the United States. The study will be described to hemodialysis patients. Informed consent will be obtained and the inclusion/exclusion criteria reviewed. Eligible patients will be randomized to receive either Renagel or a calcium-based binder.

Starting from the randomization date, mortality data including survival, death date and cause of death (vital status information) and morbidity data including hospitalization date will be recorded for all patients. These data will be collected until the end of the study (December 31, 2004, ± 2 weeks). Patients completing or terminating from the study will return to the phosphate binder prescribed by their usual healthcare provider.

Condition Intervention Phase
Chronic Kidney Disease Drug: Sevelamer hydrochloride Drug: Calcium-based phosphate binder Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Open Label, Parallel Design Study of Renagel® Phosphate Binder Versus Calcium-Based Phosphate Binders in Hemodialysis Patients

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Further study details as provided by Sanofi:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Efficacy will be evaluated based on a comparison of the association of Renagel use versus calcium-based phosphate binder use on all-cause mortality, cause-specific mortality (cardiovascular, infection, other), and all-cause hospitalization.
  • Safety will be assessed based on an evaluation of related serious adverse events.

Estimated Enrollment: 2000
Study Start Date: March 2001
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2006

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients must be 18 years of age or older,
  • on dialysis for more than 3 months,
  • require phosphate binder therapy,
  • have Medicare as their primary insurance.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • dysphagia,
  • swallowing disorders,
  • severe gastrointestinal motility disorders,
  • bowel obstruction.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00324571

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Genzyme, a Sanofi Company
Study Director: Medical Monitor Genzyme, a Sanofi Company
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Medical Monitor, Genzyme Corporation Identifier: NCT00324571     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GTC-68-401
Study First Received: May 9, 2006
Last Updated: March 17, 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Kidney Diseases
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Urologic Diseases
Renal Insufficiency
Calcium, Dietary
Bone Density Conservation Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Chelating Agents
Sequestering Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on September 21, 2017