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L-arginine Versus Sildenafil in Children With Beta Thalassemia Associated With Pulmonary Hypertension

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03402191
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : January 18, 2018
Last Update Posted : August 27, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sherief Abd-Elsalam, Tanta University

Brief Summary:
This study compares L-arginine Versus Sildenafil as treatment for pulmonary hypertension in Children with Beta Thalassemia

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Thalassemia Drug: L-arginine Drug: Sildenafil Phase 4

Detailed Description:
This study focuses on different lines of treatment for pulmonary hypertension in children with thalassemia as this study discusses the Effect of L-arginine Versus Sildenafil in Children with Beta Thalassemia Associated with Pulmonary Hypertension

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Comparative Clinical Study Evaluating the Effect of L-arginine Versus Sildenafil in Children With Beta Thalassemia Associated With Pulmonary Hypertension
Actual Study Start Date : July 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2023
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2023


Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: L-arginine
l-arginine for pulmonary hypertension in patients with thalassemia.
Drug: L-arginine
l-arginine for thalassemia with pulmonary hypertension

Active Comparator: Sildenafil
Sildenafil for pulmonary hypertension in patients with thalassemia.
Drug: Sildenafil
Sildenafil for thalassemia with pulmonary hypertension
Other Name: Viagra

No Intervention: Control
No pulmonary hypertension



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of patients with improvement of pulmonary hypertension [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    patients with improvement of pulmonary hypertension



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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children with thalassemia and pulmonary hypertension.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Rheumatic heart diseases.
  • Other comorbid disease

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03402191


Contacts
Contact: Sherief Abd-Elsalam, MD 00201095159522 sheriefabdelsalam@yahoo.com

Locations
Egypt
Sherief Abd-Elsalam Recruiting
Tanta, Egypt
Contact: Sherief Abd-elsalam, lecturer    00201000040794    Sherif_tropical@yahoo.com   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sherief Abd-Elsalam
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Sahar El-Haggar, Prof Tanta University - Faculty of Pharmacy
Study Director: Mohamed El-Shanshoury, Prof Tanta University Pediatrics Department
Study Chair: Osama Abd-rab El-Rasol, Prof Tanta University Pediatrics Department
Study Chair: Tarek Mostafa, Ass Prof Tanta University-Faculty of pharmacy
Study Chair: Eman El-Khateeb, Msc Tanta University-Faculty of pharmacy

Responsible Party: Sherief Abd-Elsalam, PhDTropical Medicine, Tanta University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03402191     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Prof Elshanshoury
First Posted: January 18, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 27, 2018
Last Verified: August 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hypertension, Pulmonary
Hypertension
Thalassemia
beta-Thalassemia
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Anemia, Hemolytic, Congenital
Anemia, Hemolytic
Anemia
Hematologic Diseases
Hemoglobinopathies
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Sildenafil Citrate
Vasodilator Agents
Phosphodiesterase 5 Inhibitors
Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Urological Agents