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Cardiovascular Effects on Growth Hormone Therapy in Adults With Growth Hormone Deficiency

This study has been terminated.
(The trial was prematurely terminated due to low recruitment)
Information provided by:
Novo Nordisk A/S Identifier:
First received: October 1, 2012
Last updated: October 3, 2012
Last verified: October 2012
This trial is conducted in Europe. The aim of this trial is to investigate the effect of growth hormone on left ventricle morphology and function (systolic and diastolic).

Condition Intervention Phase
Growth Hormone Disorder
Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency
Drug: somatropin
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Cardiovascular Effects on Growth Hormone Replacement Therapy in Adults With Primary or Secondary Childhood Onset Growth Hormone Deficiency

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Further study details as provided by Novo Nordisk A/S:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Left Ventricular systolic function
  • Left Ventricular diastolic function

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Body composition
  • Fasting glucose
  • HbA1c (glycosylated haemoglobin)
  • Oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT)

Enrollment: 7
Study Start Date: May 2001
Study Completion Date: November 2002
Primary Completion Date: November 2002 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Somatropin Drug: somatropin
Initial dose 0.5 IU/day and escalated up to maximum dose the first 6 months. Maximum dose 3.0 IU/day for 18 months. Injected subcutaneously (s.c., under the skin) daily


Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 25 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult growth hormone deficiency
  • At least 2 years without growth hormone treatment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Supine blood pressure above 160 mmHg systolic or above 100 mmHg diastolic
  • Pregnancy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01698944

Athens, Greece, GR-11527
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novo Nordisk A/S
Study Director: V. Fragoulopoulos, MD Novo Nordisk Hellas Ltd.
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Public Access to Clinical Trials, Novo Nordisk A/S Identifier: NCT01698944     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GHDADULT-1112 
Study First Received: October 1, 2012
Last Updated: October 3, 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Endocrine System Diseases
Dwarfism, Pituitary
Bone Diseases, Developmental
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Bone Diseases, Endocrine
Pituitary Diseases
Hypothalamic Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on February 24, 2017