Differentiation of Bone Sarcomas and Osteomyelitis With Ferumoxytol-Enhanced MRI

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified September 2015 by Stanford University
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Stanford University
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First received: April 12, 2011
Last updated: September 8, 2015
Last verified: September 2015
A research study on distinguishing between cancer and infection or inflammation using MRI and a new contrast agent (ferumoxytol). We hope to learn how to tell the difference between these two conditions with a simple MRI scan.

Condition Intervention
Bone Cancer
Ewing's Sarcoma
Drug: Feraheme
Procedure: MR Scan

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Pilot Differentiation of Bone Sarcomas and Osteomyelitis With Ferumoxytol-Enhanced MRI

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • all cause mortality [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Differentiation of bone sarcomas and osteomyelitis with ferumoxytol-enhanced MRI. [ Time Frame: 24 hours ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: August 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Feraheme
Intravenous injection of Feraheme, 5 mg Fe/kg
Drug: Feraheme
5 mg Fe/kg iv
Other Name: ferumoxytol
Procedure: MR Scan
Standard of Care
Other Name: GE 1.5T and 3T MRI scanners

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Ages Eligible for Study:   1 Year to 40 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

Inclusion criteria will comprise:

  • An age of 1-40 years
  • Suspected or confirmed diagnosis of a bone sarcoma or osteomyelitis.

The investigators do not include younger patients (age less than 8 yrs) in order to exclude need of sedation. There will be no gender/race-ethnic restrictions

In this pediatric & adult study, the participant or parent/guardian is consented, and the patient when a minor is given an assent form and involved in the discussion as appropriate.

Exclusion Criteria:

Exclusion criteria will comprise:

  • Contraindication to MRI
  • Presence of metal implants
  • Need for sedation or anesthesia
  • Claustrophobia
  • Hemosiderosis/hemochromatosis

There will be no restrictions regarding use of other Investigational Agents.

Patients with evidence of iron overload, hemosiderosis/hemochromatosis will be excluded.

History of allergic reactions to similar compounds will be obtained and patients with positive history of allergic reactions will be excluded from the study.

Pregnancy or nursing patients will be excluded from the study. A pregnancy test will be done prior to the MR examination for postmenarchal teenage girls, in whom pregnancy may be possible. Only patients with a negative pregnancy test will be included in the study.

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01336803

Contact: Anne Muehe amuehe@stanford.edu

United States, California
Stanford University School of Medicine Recruiting
Stanford, California, United States, 94305
Principal Investigator: Heike Daldrup-Link         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Stanford University
Principal Investigator: Heike E Daldrup-Link, MD Stanford University
Principal Investigator: Neyssa Marina, MD Stanford University
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Responsible Party: Stanford University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01336803     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PEDSBONE0006  SU-04062011-7666 
Study First Received: April 12, 2011
Last Updated: September 8, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bone Diseases, Infectious
Sarcoma, Ewing
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Bone Tissue
Neoplasms, Connective Tissue
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Neoplasms, Muscle Tissue
Ferrosoferric Oxide
Parenteral Nutrition Solutions
Pharmaceutical Solutions

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