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To Assess the Level of Adherence of Subjects Receiving SAIZEN® Via Easypod™ in Mexico (ECOS MEX)

This study has been completed.
Merck S.A. de C.V., Mexico
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck KGaA Identifier:
First received: March 13, 2012
Last updated: April 20, 2016
Last verified: April 2016
This is a Mexican, Multicentre, Observational Study to evaluate Adherence and Long Term Outcomes of Therapy in paediatric subjects using easypod™ electromechanical device for growth hormone treatment to assess the level of adherence of subject receiving SAIZEN® via easypod™.

Condition Intervention
Growth Disorders
Device: easypod™

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Official Title: Easypod Connect: A National, Multicentre, Observational Registry to Evaluate Adherence and Long Term Outcomes of Therapy in Paediatric Subjects Using "Easypod™" Electromechanical Device for Growth Hormone Treatment in Mexico

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Further study details as provided by Merck KGaA:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Mean percent of daily recorded adherence [ Time Frame: At least 6 months and up to 4 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Correlation of adherence and growth outcome after each year of SAIZEN® treatment with easypod™ [ Time Frame: At least 6 months and up to 4 years ]
    Correlation of adherence and growth outcome (change in: height velocity (HV), height velocity-standard deviation score (HV-SDS), height, height-standard deviation score(height SDS)) after each year of SAIZEN® treatment with easypod™

  • Subject adherence profile based on age, gender, indication, self-injection or not, time on treatment [ Time Frame: At least 6 months and up to 4 years ]
  • Correlation of adherence with current IGF-1 status (i.e. above, below or within normal ranges) [ Time Frame: At least 6 months and up to 4 years ]

Enrollment: 193
Study Start Date: April 2012
Study Completion Date: December 2015
Primary Completion Date: December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Growth Disorders Device: easypod™
Saizen (Somatotropin) as per Summary of Product Characteristics administered by easypod™
Other Name: Somatotropin

Detailed Description:

Subjects will be enrolled in a multicenter longitudinal observational study. Parents and patients will provide their Informed Consent to upload their data for population-based analyses and optionally to adhere to a patient adherence support program "AUMENTA" designed to improve their adherence and, ultimately, clinical outcomes. Adherence data will be primarily derived from the easypod™ device combined with physician data entry of outcome measures. Data will be collected retrospectively and prospectively. This will allow the establishment of adherence profiles and explore the hypothesis that patient adherence support programs improve adherence and subsequent clinical outcomes. Collected data will be also analyzed in a multinational pooled analysis of comparable national studies.

Primary Objective:

-To assess the level of adherence of subjects receiving SAIZEN® via easypod™

Secondary Objectives:

  • To describe the impact of adherence on clinical outcomes for subject receiving SAIZEN® via easypod™
  • To identify adherence subject profiling
  • To asses the impact of adherence on IGF1 (i.e. above, below or within normal ranges)
  • To assess/describe the impact of Mexico patient support program "AUMENTA"

Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Paediatric subjects (aged 2-18) who are taking SAIZEN® for registered indications using the easypod™ electromechanical device.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Administered growth hormone via the easypod™ electromechanical device according to local Prescribing information
  • Over the age of > 2 years
  • Under < 18 years of age, or over 18 without fusion of growth plates
  • Parents' or guardian's written informed consent, given before entering data into the observational study, with the understanding that the subject or parents/guardian may withdraw consent at any time without prejudice to future medical care. If the child is old (over 18 without fusion of growth plates) or able to give written informed consent, a separate assent form will be given
  • Patient signed informed consent if has 7-17 years old
  • Patient signed informed consent if has 18 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects taking growth hormone in whom growth plates have fused (i.e. for taking growth hormone for it's metabolic effects)
  • Contra-indications to SAIZEN® as defined in the local prescribing information
  • Use of an investigational drug or participation in another interventional clinical study
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01555528

For Recruiting Locations in Mexico
please contact the Merck KGaA Communication Center, Mexico
Sponsors and Collaborators
Merck KGaA
Merck S.A. de C.V., Mexico
Study Director: Medical Director Merck S.A. de C.V., Mexico, an affiliate of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt,
  More Information

Responsible Party: Merck KGaA Identifier: NCT01555528     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EMR200104_535
Study First Received: March 13, 2012
Last Updated: April 20, 2016

Keywords provided by Merck KGaA:
Growth disorders
Growth hormone
Pediatric subject

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Growth Disorders
Pathologic Processes processed this record on April 27, 2017