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MAXOMAT ® in the Treatment of Severe Early Onset Intrauterine Growth Retardation on Pre-pubertal Children

This study has been completed.
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First received: March 23, 2007
Last updated: October 4, 2010
Last verified: October 2010
  1. To test for equivalence in terms of catch-up growth between the 2 therapeutic regimens
  2. To specify the best period of treatment
  3. To assess the efficacy of treatment based on final adult height of these children

Condition Intervention Phase
Fetal Growth Retardation
Drug: somatropin
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Cohort of Pre-pubertal Children for the Study of Optimization of Methods of Administration of the Biosynthetic Growth Hormone MAXOMAT ® in the Treatment of Severe Early Onset Intrauterine Growth Retardation

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Efficacy data : measurement of height [ Time Frame: at trimestrial visit ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • laboratory test assessment and evaluation of bone age [ Time Frame: at every other visit ]
  • measurement of anti-GH and anti-ECP antibodies [ Time Frame: one visit out of four ]
  • Tolerance data : undesirable events [ Time Frame: throughout the study ]

Enrollment: 306
Study Start Date: May 1993
Study Completion Date: April 2010
Primary Completion Date: April 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: somatropin
0.2 IU/kg/day 7 days per week given sequentially (alternating periods of 6 months of treatment and 6 months of no treatment) for 3 years
Active Comparator: 2 Drug: somatropin
0.2 IU/kg/day 7 days per week given continuously for 3 years


Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Years to 11 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pre-pubertal children of either sex presenting with severe early onset intrauterine growth retardation (I.U.G.R.)
  • Height Less Than or Equal to -3 SD

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age less than 3 years

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00452491

Paris, France
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Marie SEBILLE, Dr Sanofi
  More Information

Responsible Party: Medical Affairs Study Director, sanofi-aventis Identifier: NCT00452491     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FH5126A
Study First Received: March 23, 2007
Last Updated: October 4, 2010

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fetal Growth Retardation
Fetal Diseases
Pregnancy Complications
Growth Disorders
Pathologic Processes processed this record on May 25, 2017