Maintenance Treatment of Iron Deficiency in IBD Patients (FER-IBD-MAIN)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 17, 2008
Last Update Posted : December 21, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Vifor Inc.

Brief Summary:
The aim of this study is to evaluate the treatment of iron deficiency in IBD patients.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Iron Deficiency Inflammatory Bowel Disease Drug: Ferinject Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 245 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multi-centre, Randomised, Prospective, Single-blinded, Controlled Study to Investigate the Efficacy and Safety of a Standardised Maintenance Dosage Regimen of Intravenous Ferric Carboxymaltose (FERINJECT®) Versus Placebo in Patients With Iron Deficiency Caused by Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Study Start Date : February 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Iron
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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Ferinject
Intravenous infusion of iron
Drug: Ferinject
Intravenous infusion of iron
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
NaCL 0,9%
Drug: Ferinject
Intravenous infusion of iron

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Efficacy of maintenance treatment of iron deficiency [ Time Frame: 8 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria

Non-anaemic patients treated in the FERGI-CORRECTION study (Hb ≥12 g/dL female, ≥13 g/dL male), independent of ferritin value.

Females of child-bearing potential must have a negative urine pregnancy test at screening and be practising an acceptable method of birth control during the study and for up to 1 month after the last dose of study medication.

Exclusion Criteria:

Chronic alcohol abuse (alcohol consumption >20 g/day).

Presence of portal hypertension with oesophageal varices. History of erythropoietin, intravenous or oral iron therapy, or blood transfusion in 12 weeks prior to screening.

Known hypersensitivity to FERINJECT®.

History of acquired iron overload.

Myelodysplastic syndrome.

Pregnancy or lactation.

Known active infection, clinically significant overt bleeding, active malignancy. Known chronic renal failure.

Surgery with relevant blood loss (defined as Hb drop <2 g/dL) in the 3 months prior to screening or planned surgery within the following 3 months.

Chronic liver disease or increase of liver enzymes (alanine aminotransferase ([ALT], aspartate aminotransferase [AST]) >3 times the upper limit of normal range.

Known human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.

Inability to fully comprehend and/or perform study procedures in the investigator's opinion.

Participation in any other interventional study (except correction study) within 1 month prior to screening.

Body weight <35 kg.

Significant cardiovascular disease, including myocardial infarction within 12 months prior to study inclusion, congestive heart failure NYHA (New York Heart Association) grade III or IV, or poorly controlled hypertension according to the judgment of the investigator.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00810004

Russian Federation
State Scientific Center of Coloproctology of RosMedTekhnolgy
Moscow, Russian Federation, 123423
Sponsors and Collaborators
Vifor Inc.
Principal Investigator: Christoph Gasche, Professor Medical University of Vienna

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Vifor Inc. Identifier: NCT00810004     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FERGI-MAIN
First Posted: December 17, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 21, 2012
Last Verified: December 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Intestinal Diseases
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Anemia, Iron-Deficiency
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Anemia, Hypochromic
Hematologic Diseases
Iron Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Ferric Compounds