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Study of Erythropoietin (EPO) Administration Schedule

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
JW Pharmaceutical Identifier:
First received: April 25, 2010
Last updated: May 12, 2014
Last verified: May 2014
The purpose of this study is to compare the hemoglobin and hematocrit variability between once and three times weekly erythropoietin therapy for the anemia in patients with maintenance dialysis.

Condition Intervention Phase
Chronic Renal Failure
Drug: recomon (Epoetin Beta)
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Compare the Hemoglobin and Hematocrit Variability Between Once & Three Times Weekly Erythropoietin Therapy for the Anemia in Patients With Maintenance Dialysis

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Further study details as provided by JW Pharmaceutical:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The hemoglobin variability between once & three times weekly administration [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The hematocrit variability between once & three times weekly administration [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
  • Mean value of Hb and Hct between once & three times weekly administration [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
  • Drop out rate during dose fix period [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
  • Mean value of Hb and Hct during dose fix period [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
  • Variability of Hb and Hct during dose fix period [ Time Frame: 24weeks ]
  • Weekly oetin-beta maintenance dose between once & three times weekly administration [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: October 2009
Study Completion Date: January 2014
Primary Completion Date: October 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: once weekly Drug: recomon (Epoetin Beta)
administer once weekly
Active Comparator: three times weekly Drug: recomon (Epoetin Beta)
administer three times weekly


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients aged between 18 and 80.
  • Dialysis for at least 3 months.
  • Epoetin treatment for the last 3 months.
  • Baseline hemoglobin (Hb) value of >= 9.0 g/dL and < 13.0 g/dL.
  • Baseline mean weekly epoetin maintenance dose ≤ 12,000 IU
  • Patients who agree to participate in this study in writing.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Hemoglobinopathies, i.e. sickle cell disease, thalassemia of all types.
  • Hemolysis as defined
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding necessitating treatment (medication, transfusion) within the last 3 months.
  • Patients with uncontrolled hypertension.
  • Acute infection of unstable systemic inflammatory disease.
  • Current malignant disease.
  • High likelihood of early withdrawal or interruption of the study (e.g. severe diseases within the last 3 months, such as myocardial infarction, unstable angina, stroke, deep venous thrombosis).
  • Life expectancy below 12 months.
  • Planned elective surgery during the study period.
  • Blood transfusions within the last 3 months.
  • Pregnancy and lactation.
  • Other conditions regarded as unsuitability by investigator.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01111630

Korea, Republic of
NHIC Ilsan Hospital
Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Sponsors and Collaborators
JW Pharmaceutical
Principal Investigator: SugKyun Shin, Ph.D. NHIC Ilsan hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: JW Pharmaceutical Identifier: NCT01111630     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CWP_RCM_R01
Study First Received: April 25, 2010
Last Updated: May 12, 2014

Keywords provided by JW Pharmaceutical:
chronic renal failure

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Renal Insufficiency
Kidney Failure, Chronic
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Hematologic Diseases
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Epoetin Alfa
Hematinics processed this record on March 27, 2017