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A Study of Mircera in Renal Anemia Among Filipino Chronic Kidney Disease Patients

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier:
First received: June 16, 2009
Last updated: November 1, 2016
Last verified: November 2016
This study will assess the efficacy and safety of once monthly administration of Mircera in Filipino patients with chronic kidney disease who are either on dialysis or predialysis, and not receiving erythropoiesis stimulating agents.Patients will receive Mircera at a starting dose of 0.6 micrograms/kg sc every 2 weeks, with dose adjustments until a target hemoglobin level is achieved, and then dosing will continue every 4 weeks. The anticipated time on study treatment is 3-12 months, and the target sample is <100 individuals.

Condition Intervention Phase
Anemia Drug: methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta [Mircera] 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 Study of the Effect of Mircera on Hemoglobin Levels in Filipino Chronic Kidney Disease Patients

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Further study details as provided by Hoffmann-La Roche:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Increase in Hb >1.0g/dL from baseline, and Hb conc. >11g/dL without red blood cell transfusion, for dialysis patients;Hb conc >11-12 g/dL for pre-dialysis patients [ Time Frame: 24 weeks after first dose, through week 25 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • >=60% responders with target Hb >11g/dL for dialysis patients; Hb conc >11-12g/dL for pre-dialysis patients;incidence of RBC transfusions; no. of patients with dose adjustments [ Time Frame: At end of 24 weeks treatment ]

Enrollment: 28
Study Start Date: February 2009
Study Completion Date: July 2010
Primary Completion Date: July 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta [Mircera]
sc every 2 weeks at a starting dose of 0.6micrograms/kg;subsequently every 4 weeks


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • adult patients, >=18 years of age;
  • chronic kidney disease;
  • anemia (Hb >8 and <11 g/dL);
  • regular dialysis or predialysis, not treated with ESA.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • transfusion of red blood cells during previous 8 weeks;
  • poorly controlled hypertension;
  • overt gastrointestinal bleeding, or other bleeding necessitating transfusion during previous 8 weeks;
  • active malignant disease (except melanoma of skin).
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00922610

Cavite, Philippines, 4103
Makati City, Philippines, 1229
Manila, Philippines, 1000
Marikina, Philippines, 1805
Pasig City, Philippines, 1605
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
  More Information

Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier: NCT00922610     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ML21983
Study First Received: June 16, 2009
Last Updated: November 1, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Kidney Diseases
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Hematologic Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Renal Insufficiency processed this record on August 17, 2017