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Comparison of Two Different Dosages of Low-molecular Weight Heparin in Cancer Patients

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00375076
First Posted: September 12, 2006
Last Update Posted: September 18, 2009
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Information provided by:
Medical University of Vienna
  Purpose
In a prospective, randomized, double-blind trial, the effects of two different dosages of LMWH (5000 anti-Xa U od sc and 10 000 anti-Xa U od sc daily) on markers of hemostatic system and thrombin generation will be investigated in non-surgical cancer patients will be investigated.

Condition Intervention Phase
Cancer Drug: enoxaparin Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Official Title: Prevention of Venous Thrombosis in Cancer Patients: A Prospective, Randomized, Double-blind Study Comparing Two Different Dosages of Low-molecular Weight Heparin

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Further study details as provided by Medical University of Vienna:

Study Start Date: June 2006
Study Completion Date: May 2008
  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

Patients (> 18 years) with active cancer and at least one of the following indications for thromboprophylaxis with LMWH:

  • Immobilization
  • History of VTE
  • Acute inflammation
  • Heart failure (NYHA class III or IV)
  • Respiratory failure

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Indication for LMWH or UFH at therapeutic dosages
  • Treatment with antithrombotics (vitamin K antagonists, acetylsalicylic acid, clopidogrel) for reasons other than prevention of VTE (e.g. atrial fibrillation, myocardial infarction)
  • Contraindication for the treatment with LMWH
  • Major surgery within the last 4 weeks; minor surgery within the last week
  • Thrombocytopenia (< 100.000/μl)
  • Prolonged prothrombin time
  • Prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT)
  • History of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia
  • Bodyweight < 50 kg or > 100 kg
  • Renal insufficiency (creatinine > 2 mg/dl)
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00375076


Locations
Austria
Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria, 1090
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical University of Vienna
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Sabine Eichinger, MD Medical University of Vienna
  More Information

Responsible Party: Sabine Eichinger, Medical University of Vienna
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00375076     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ODEXA1
First Submitted: September 11, 2006
First Posted: September 12, 2006
Last Update Posted: September 18, 2009
Last Verified: September 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heparin
Heparin, Low-Molecular-Weight
Dalteparin
Anticoagulants
Fibrinolytic Agents
Fibrin Modulating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action