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Erythropoietin Role in Acute Kidney Injury (EAKI)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03401710
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : January 17, 2018
Last Update Posted : April 18, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mabel Aoun, Saint-Joseph University

Brief Summary:

The use of erythropoietin to treat anemia in acute kidney injury (AKI) is controversial. No previous clinical trial has assessed the possible reduction of transfusions when erythropoietin is started very early in a setting of in-hospital acute kidney injury.

This randomised multicenter pragmatic clinical trial will compare the need for transfusion in acute kidney injury between two groups: group 1 will receive erythopoietin 4000 UI every other day and group 2 the usual treatment.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Anemia Renal Drug: Erythropoietin Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 198 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Erythropoietin Role in Acute Kidney Injury (EAKI): a Pragmatic Clinical Trial
Actual Study Start Date : April 16, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 20, 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 20, 2018

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MedlinePlus related topics: Anemia

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Group 1
Recombinant human erythropoietin 4000 UI will be administered subcutaneously every other day
Drug: Erythropoietin
Erythropoietin 4000 UI will be administered every other day subcutaneously
Other Name: No treatment

No Intervention: Group 2
No recombinant human erythropoietin will be administered to this group

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Transfusion [ Time Frame: Admission- One month ]
    Number of red blood cell transfusions

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Renal survival [ Time Frame: Admission - One month ]
    Creatinine level at discharge

  2. Mortality [ Time Frame: Admission - One month ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 100 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All adult patients > 18 years old hospitalized with acute kidney injury and anemia

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pregnant women, terminally ill patients, patients with major or minor thalassemia, patients with stable chronic kidney disease or patients on dialysis and patients who were receiving rHuEPO or any erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) before admission.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03401710

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Contact: Mabel Aoun, MD 009613351588
Contact: Ghassan Sleilaty, MD

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Saint Georges Hospital Recruiting
Aajaltoûn, Ajaltoun, Lebanon
Contact: Mabel Aoun, MD    09234201 ext 1111   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Saint-Joseph University
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Principal Investigator: Mabel Aoun, MD Saint-Joseph University

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Responsible Party: Mabel Aoun, MD, instructor, nephrology department, Saint-Joseph University Identifier: NCT03401710     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EAKI2017
First Posted: January 17, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 18, 2018
Last Verified: April 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Keywords provided by Mabel Aoun, Saint-Joseph University:
Anemia, Acute Kidney injury, ESA, Erythropoietin

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Acute Kidney Injury
Renal Insufficiency
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases
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