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Long Term Metabolic Safety of Norditropin® Treatment of Small for Gestational Age (SGA) Subjects

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novo Nordisk A/S Identifier:
First received: November 7, 2008
Last updated: January 17, 2017
Last verified: January 2017
The study is conducted in Europe. The primary aim of this observational study is to compare the insulin sensitivity in small for gestational age (SGA) subjects treated with Norditropin® with untreated small for gestational age (SGA) subjects and with average for gestational age (AGA) subjects.

Condition Intervention Phase
Foetal Growth Problem
Small for Gestational Age
Drug: somatropin
Drug: No treatment given
Phase 3

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Official Title: Comparison of Safety in Small for Gestational Age (SGA) Subjects Treated With Norditropin® (Somatropin) 5 Years Ago With Untreated SGA Subjects and With Normal Average for Gestational Age (AGA) Subjects

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Further study details as provided by Novo Nordisk A/S:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Insulin sensitivity [ Time Frame: Index 5 years after end of GH treatment compared to controls ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Disposition index, glucose effectiveness and acute insulin response compared to controls [ Time Frame: 5 years after end of Norditropin treatment ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Blood samples

Enrollment: 153
Study Start Date: February 2009
Study Completion Date: January 2011
Primary Completion Date: January 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
A Drug: somatropin
SGA previously treated with Norditropin®
Other Name: GHLIQUID
B Drug: No treatment given
Untreated SGA
C Drug: No treatment given
AGA (Average gestational age)


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 24 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
GH treated SGA and controls of non-treated SGA and AGA

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Norditropin® treated small for gestational age (SGA) group: Treated with Norditropin® for at least three years in the IUGR-1 or IUGR-2 trials
  • Untreated small for gestational age (SGA) group: Birth length and/or weight less than -2 SDS for gestational age
  • Average gestational age (AGA) group: Birth length and/or weight larger than -2 SDS for gestational age

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Growth hormone deficiency defined as a peak growth hormone (GH) less than 20 mU/l
  • Insulin like growth (IGF)-1 level less than -2 SDS
  • Receipt of any investigational drug within four weeks prior to the trial
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00787878

Novo Nordisk Investigational Site
Rotterdam, Netherlands, 3015 CN
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novo Nordisk A/S
Study Director: Global Clinical Registry (GCR, 1452) Novo Nordisk A/S
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Novo Nordisk A/S Identifier: NCT00787878     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GHLIQUID-1975
Study First Received: November 7, 2008
Last Updated: January 17, 2017 processed this record on May 23, 2017