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Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety Growth Hormone, Glutamine and Diet in Patients With Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS)

This study has been terminated.
(Lack of Enrollment)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: August 27, 2008
Last Update Posted: August 16, 2011
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Eli Lilly and Company
Information provided by:
University of Nebraska
Treatment for 3.5-8 weeks with GH (0.05 mg/kg/day) +GLN+Diet, followed by continued compliance to the individualized oral diet and enteral GLN, will result in reduced volume of TPN infusion/week and/or reduced frequency of TPN infusions/week.

Condition Intervention Phase
Short Bowel Syndrome Drug: Growth Hormone Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open-label Evaluation of the Long-term Efficacy and Safety of a Standardized Regimen of Growth Hormone, Glutamine and a Modified Diet in the Treatment of Patients With Short Bowel Syndrome

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Further study details as provided by University of Nebraska:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Evaluate the change in volume and frequency of TPN infusions at 6 months compared to baseline following 3.5 - 8 weeks of treatment with GH+GLN+Diet, followed by the individualized oral diet and enteral GLN over a 6-month period. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Utilize pooled data from previously studied patients (high-dose GH) and current patients (lower dose GH). Compare changes in nutritional status, hydration status and kidney function, liver function and physical functioning capacity in patients with SBS [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: March 2003
Study Completion Date: October 2008
Primary Completion Date: October 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: UNMC Group
Compare the low and high dose effects of Growth Hormone from previously pooled patients (high dose) and UNMC patients (low dose).
Drug: Growth Hormone
dosage = 0.05mg/kg/day, in diluent for injection, once a day, for 23 - 54 days.
Other Name: Humatrope = Somatropin (rDNA origin) for injection


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Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years to 78 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Be male or female between 19 and 78 years of age, inclusive
  • Have a diagnosis of SBS and 1 or more of the following characteristics:
  • Dependent upon TPN and/or IV fluids
  • Unable to receive TPN because of a documented history of complications associated with the long-term parenteral infusions (e.g. lack of venous access, multiple septic events, progressive liver dysfunction while on TPN, etc)
  • A documented remnant bowel anatomy that is inconsistent with adequately supporting life without parenteral support (e.g. < 70 cm of healthy small intestine and a portion of colon, or less than 150 cm in patients with no colon)
  • A documented history of diarrhea and/or malabsorption that has significantly compromised the patient's nutritional and hydration status (e.g. significant weight loss - 5% over 1 month or 10% over 6 months, or a serum albumin < 3.5 g/dl, documented nutrient deficiencies, documented episodes of dehydration, etc).
  • Is able to eat at least some (>500 calories) of solid food on a regular basis or tolerate at least some (>500 calories) of an enteral feeding formula
  • Have stable liver and renal function
  • For patients with known hypertension and other cardiovascular disorders, be both compensated and stabilized on a regular therapeutic regimen
  • For women participating in the study, manifest or give assent to 1 of the following criteria to ensure that the patient does not become pregnant during the study:
  • The patient must be surgically sterile or demonstrably postmenopausal.
  • Any patient capable of becoming pregnant must have a negative urine pregnancy test and must agree to practice a method of contraception documented to have at least 90% reliability throughout the treatment period.
  • Have the ability to understand the requirements of the study, to provide written Informed Consent, and to abide by the study restrictions and agree to complete the required assessments in the Follow-up Period

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Be pregnant or lactating
  • Have a history of mental deficiency or illness that might compromise compliance with the requirements of the study
  • Have clinically serious neurological dysfunction
  • Have hypoxemic pulmonary diseases (i.e., resting pAO2 < 75 torr)
  • Have unstable ischemic heart disease or uncompensated cardiac failure
  • Have participated in any study involving an investigations drug within 30 days prior to entry into this trial.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00742157

United States, Nebraska
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68198
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Nebraska
Eli Lilly and Company
Principal Investigator: Fedja Rochling, MB ChB University of Nebraska
  More Information

Responsible Party: Fedja Rochling, MB ChB, University of Nebraska Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00742157     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 061-03
First Submitted: August 26, 2008
First Posted: August 27, 2008
Last Update Posted: August 16, 2011
Last Verified: August 2011

Keywords provided by University of Nebraska:
Growth Hormone
Total Parenteral Nutrition
Short Bowel Syndrome
Increase in absorption of small bowel.

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Short Bowel Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Malabsorption Syndromes
Intestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Postoperative Complications
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs