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An Observational Study of Mircera (Methoxy Polyethylene Glycol-epoetin Beta) in Anemic Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease (NORM)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier:
First received: August 5, 2011
Last updated: June 15, 2017
Last verified: May 2017
This observational, prospective, multi-centre, single-arm study will evaluate the efficacy of Mircera (methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta) in patients with chronic kidney disease previously on treatment with short-acting epoetin alpha. Data will be collected for 6 months.

Condition Intervention
Anemia Drug: Mircera

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Non-Interventional Study to Document the Efficacy in Routine Clinical Practice of Mircera in Pakistan (NORM)

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Further study details as provided by Hoffmann-La Roche:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage of Participants Maintaining Hemoglobin (Hb) Levels Between 11-12 Gram Per Deciliter (g/dL) During Final 2 Months of Study [ Time Frame: Month 4 up to Month 6 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to Achieve Hb Level to 11-12 g/dL [ Time Frame: Up to 6 months ]
  • Number of Dose Adjustments Required to Maintain Hb Levels [ Time Frame: Up to 6 months ]
  • Number of Doses of Mircera Taken as Per the Schedule in Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) [ Time Frame: Up to 6 months ]

Enrollment: 22
Actual Study Start Date: May 31, 2010
Study Completion Date: March 31, 2012
Primary Completion Date: March 31, 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Drug: Mircera
Participants with chronic kidney disease receiving methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta (Mircera) and previously on treatment with short-acting epoetin alpha will be observed for a period of 6 months.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with chronic kidney disease

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patients, age 18 years or above
  • Chronic kidney disease (CKD) with anemia
  • Patients on dialysis receiving short-acting epoetin (EPO)
  • Serum ferritin level >/=100 ng/ml or transferrin saturation (TSAT) >/=20%

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients unwilling to give informed consent
  • Uncontrolled hypertension
  • Transfusion of red blood cells within 8 weeks of the start of Mircera treatment
  • Relevant acute or chronic bleeding history
  • Hemolysis
  • Hemoglobinopathies
  • Pure red cell aplasia
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01417377

Sheikh Zayed Hospital; Department of Nephrology
Lahore, Pakistan, 20021
Fatima Memorial Hospital; Nephrology
Lahore, Pakistan, 54590
Doctor's Hospital and Medical Centre
Lahore, Pakistan
Khair-un-Nisa Hospital
Lahore, Pakistan
Surgimed Hospital
Lahore, Pakistan
Northwest General Hospital; Department of Nephrology
Peshawar, Pakistan
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
  More Information

Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier: NCT01417377     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ML25368
Study First Received: August 5, 2011
Results First Received: September 24, 2015
Last Updated: June 15, 2017 processed this record on August 23, 2017