Renal MRA Crossover Study Comparing Multihance to Another Contrast Agent

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 25, 2006
Last Update Posted : March 13, 2009
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Bracco Diagnostics, Inc

Brief Summary:
This is an explorative small pilot study comparing two MRA contrast agents, one of which has been on the market for a few years and the other fairly new to the market. Since the study is explorative and designed to provide preliminary information for consideration for a future larger study, sample size is not based on statistical assumptions.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Steno-Occlusive Disease Drug: Multihance Drug: vasovist Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 39 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: A Pilot, Open-Label, Multicenter Intra-Individual Comparison of Multihance and Vasovist for Contrast-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Angiography (CE-MRA) of Renal Arteries
Study Start Date : December 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2009

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1 Drug: Multihance
0.5 Molar, single injection at 0.2 mL/kg
Active Comparator: 2 Drug: vasovist
0.25 molar single injection 0.03 ml/kg

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Sensitivity and specificity compared to DSA [ Time Frame: post dose ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. accuracy and predictive values; inter-reader agreement for diagnostic performance [ Time Frame: post dose ]

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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:

  • Known or suspected renovascular disease based on one of the following criteria:

    • severe hypertension
    • hypertension refractory to standard therapy
    • abrupt onset of moderate to severe hypertension at age < 35 years
    • normalized blood pressure by an ACE inhibitor in a patient with moderate or severe hypertension
    • unexplained by stable elevation of serum creatinine > 2Mg/dL
    • positive findings for stenosis from another imaging modality

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00415805

Bracco Imaging, S.p.A
Milan, Italy, 20134
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bracco Diagnostics, Inc
Study Director: Gianpaolo Pirovano, MD Bracco Diagnostics

Responsible Party: Gianpaolo Pirovano, M.D. Executive Director, Corporate Medical Development, Bracco Diagnostics Identifier: NCT00415805     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MH 128
First Posted: December 25, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 13, 2009
Last Verified: March 2009