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Safety and Efficacy of Omnitrope® (rhGH) in Short Children Born Small for Gestational Age (SGA)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
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First received: October 1, 2007
Last updated: October 18, 2016
Last verified: October 2016
This study is performed to investigate the long-term safety, in particular the diabetogenic potential and immunogenicity of rhGH therapy in short children born small for gestational age (SGA).

Condition Intervention Phase
Small for Gestational Age
Drug: Somatropin
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Long-term Phase IV Multicentre Study on the Safety and Efficacy of Omnitrope® (rhGH) in Short Children Born Small for Gestational Age (SGA)

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Further study details as provided by Sandoz:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the long-term effect of growth hormone treatment on the development of diabetes during the treatment period in short children born SGA. [ Time Frame: Patients discontinues treatment when final height is reached. ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • •to report the incidence of anti-rhGH AB´s and of E. coli host cell peptide AB´s during Omnitrope® treatment •to evaluate the efficacy of Omnitrope® treatment in SGA, IGF-I and IGFBP-3 levels during treatment and incidence and severity of adverse events [ Time Frame: Patients discontinues treatment when final height is reached. ]

Enrollment: 278
Study Start Date: October 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2021
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2021 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
single-arm non-comparative somatropin safety study (PASS)
Drug: Somatropin
Infant, Small for Gestational Age, Omnitrope®/Somatropin, rhGH,


Ages Eligible for Study:   4 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Pre-pubertal (Tanner stage I) children born SGA

    • Boys: 4 years of age or older
    • Girls: 4 years of age or older
  2. Growth disturbance for chronological age and sex according to country specific references
  3. Birth weight and/or length below -2 standard deviations (SD) for gestational age

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Onset of puberty
  2. Closed epiphyses
  3. Diabetes mellitus type I or type II
  4. Fasting blood glucose greater than 100 mg/dl or greater than 5.6 mmol/l measured in venous blood sample
  5. Abnormal findings in Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT) defined by greater than 140 mg/dl or greater than 7.8 mmol/l after 120 minutes
  6. Acute critical illness
  7. Previous treatment with any hGH preparation
  8. Treatment with antidiabetic medication (e.g. metformin, insulin)
  9. Drug abuse, substance abuse, or alcohol abuse
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00537914

Sandoz Investigative Site
Edegem, Belgium
Czech Republic
Sandoz Investigative Site
Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
Sandoz Investigative Site
Prague, Czech Republic
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Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic
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Tiblisi, Georgia
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Munich, Germany
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Sankt Augustin, Germany
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Budapest, Hungary
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Győr, Hungary
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Miskolc, Hungary
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Szeged, Hungary
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Bydgoszcz, Poland
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Gdańsk, Poland
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Katowice, Poland
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Kielce, Poland
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Kraków, Poland
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Lódz, Poland
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Poznań, Poland
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Rzeszów, Poland
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Szczencin, Poland
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Warszawa, Poland
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Wroclaw, Poland
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Wrocław, Poland
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Zabrze, Poland
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Bucharest, Romania
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Cluj Napoca, Romania
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Craiova, Romania
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Iasi, Romania
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Timisoara, Romania
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Chair: Sandoz Biopharmaceuticals Sandoz GmbH
  More Information

Responsible Party: Sandoz Identifier: NCT00537914     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EP00-401
Study First Received: October 1, 2007
Last Updated: October 18, 2016

Keywords provided by Sandoz:
Small for Gestational Age, Omnitrope®/Somatropin, rhGH,SGA processed this record on March 28, 2017