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A Study of Intravenous Mircera for the Treatment of Anemia in Pediatric Patients on Hemodialysis

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier:
First received: July 16, 2008
Last updated: July 1, 2016
Last verified: July 2016
This sequential study will assess the efficacy and safety of multiple doses of intravenous Mircera, and will determine the optimum starting dose for maintenance treatment of anemia in children with chronic kidney disease on hemodialysis. Pediatric patients will remain on epoetin alfa, epoetin beta or darbepoetin alfa during the screening period, after which they will receive intravenous Mircera monthly, at a starting dose related to the previous weekly epoetin or darbepoetin alfa dose. Depending on the response achieved, another group may be selected to receive a higher or a lower dose. The anticipated time on study treatment is 3-12 months, and the target sample size is <100 individuals.

Condition Intervention Phase
Anemia Drug: methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta [Mircera] Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open Label Multi-center, Multiple Dose Study to Determine the Optimum Starting Dose of Intravenous MIRCERA for Maintenance Treatment of Anemia in Pediatric Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease on Dialysis

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Further study details as provided by Hoffmann-La Roche:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in Hb concentration between baseline and evaluation period [ Time Frame: Weeks 17-20 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of patients with average Hb concentration above, below or within range of 10-12g/dL during evaluation period [ Time Frame: Weeks 17-20 ]
  • Incidence of RBC transfusions, reticulocyte counts, adverse events, laboratory parameters [ Time Frame: Throughout study, up to 1 year ]

Enrollment: 64
Study Start Date: July 2008
Study Completion Date: March 2016
Primary Completion Date: March 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta [Mircera]
Intermediate starting dose iv weekly, based on previous weekly epoetin dose
Experimental: 2 Drug: methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta [Mircera]
High or low dose iv weekly, based on previous weekly epoetin dose


Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • written informed consent from parent/legal guardian and/or assent from child where appropriate as required by national legislation
  • children aged 5-17 years (in Russia only: 12-17 years) with clinically stable chronic renal anemia;
  • hemodialysis for >=8 weeks;
  • intravenous stable maintenance epoetin alfa, epoetin beta or darbepoetin alfa for >= 8 weeks before screening and with no weekly dose change >/=25% (increase or decrease) during the 2 weeks of screening.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • overt gastrointestinal bleeding, or bleeding episode necessitating transfusion within 8 weeks before screening;
  • red blood cell (RBC) transfusions within 8 weeks before screening;
  • active malignant disease;
  • pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) or history of PRCA;
  • pregnant or lactating;
  • for sexually active patients: not willing to use reliable contraception.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00717366

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
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Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier: NCT00717366     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NH19707
2007-007758-70 ( EudraCT Number )
Study First Received: July 16, 2008
Last Updated: July 1, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hematologic Diseases
Epoetin Alfa
Hematinics processed this record on July 21, 2017