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Safety and Efficacy of Turoctocog Alfa in Haemophilia A Subjects (guardian™1)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novo Nordisk A/S Identifier:
First received: February 6, 2009
Last updated: February 9, 2017
Last verified: February 2017
This trial is conducted in Asia, Europe, and North and South America. The trial consists of a main trial and a sub-trial. The main trial investigates safety and efficacy of turoctocog alfa (recombinant factor VIII, rFVIII (N8)) in haemophilia A subjects, while the sub-trial investigates safety and efficacy of turoctocog alfa in prevention and treatment of bleeding episodes during surgical procedures.

Condition Intervention Phase
Congenital Bleeding Disorder Haemophilia A Drug: turoctocog alfa Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multi-centre, Open-label, Non-controlled Trial on Safety and Efficacy of N8 in Prevention and Treatment of Bleeds in Previously Treated Subjects With Haemophilia A. Sub-trial: Safety and Efficacy of N8 in Prevention and Treatment of Bleeding During Surgical Procedures in Subjects With Haemophilia A

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The Incidence Rate of FVIII Inhibitors (Greater Than or Equal to 0.6 Bethesda Units (BU)) [ Time Frame: The adverse events were collected throughout the trial, corresponding to an average of 188 days per subject. ]
    The incidence rate of FVIII inhibitors was calculated by including all patients with inhibitors in the nominator and including all patients with a minimum 50 exposure plus any patients with less than 50 exposures but with inhibitors in denominator.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Frequency of Adverse Events (AEs) [ Time Frame: The adverse events were collected throughout the trial, corresponding to an average of 188 days per subject ]
    Adverse event was defined as events occurring after administration of trial product. Severe AEs: considerable interference with subject's daily activities, unacceptable. Moderate AEs: Marked symptoms, moderate interference with the patient's daily activities. Mild AEs: No or transient symptoms, no interference with the patient's daily activities. Serious AEs: AE that at any dose results in any of the following: death, a life-threatening experience, in-subject hospitalization/prolongation of existing hospitalization, persistent/significant disability/incapacity/congenital anomaly/birth defect.

Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: April 2009
Study Completion Date: September 2011
Primary Completion Date: September 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: rFVIII Drug: turoctocog alfa
Subjects will receive bleeding preventive treatment (home treatment with self-injection i.v.) with turoctocog alfa at a dose of 20-40 IU/kg body weight every second day or 20-50 IU/kg body weight three times per week at the investigator's discretion.


Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 65 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male subjects with the diagnosis of severe (FVIII less than or equal to 1%) haemophilia A from age 12 (except for Israel where the age limit will be 18 for the first 10 subjects recruited in the trial) to 56 years having a weight of 10 to 120 kg
  • Documented history of at least 150 exposure days to any other FVIII products (prevention or treatment of bleeds)
  • No history of FVIII inhibitors greater than or equal to 0.6 BU/mL. The inhibitor should be measured regularly for at least the last 8 years or since the first treatment of haemophilia A
  • No detectable inhibitors to FVIII (greater than or equal to 0.6 BU/mL) (as assessed by a Central Laboratory at the time of screening)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Congenital or acquired coagulation disorders other than haemophilia A
  • Creatinine levels 50% above normal level (as defined by central laboratory range)
  • Known or suspected allergy to trial product (N8) or related products
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00840086

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Novo Nordisk A/S
Study Director: Global Clinical Registry (GCR, 1452) Novo Nordisk A/S
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Novo Nordisk A/S Identifier: NCT00840086     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NN7008-3543
2008-003960-20 ( EudraCT Number )
101151 ( Registry Identifier: JAPIC )
Study First Received: February 6, 2009
Results First Received: November 14, 2013
Last Updated: February 9, 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hemophilia A
Blood Coagulation Disorders
Hemostatic Disorders
Pathologic Processes
Blood Coagulation Disorders, Inherited
Hematologic Diseases
Coagulation Protein Disorders
Hemorrhagic Disorders
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Factor VIII
Coagulants processed this record on September 21, 2017