Long Term Tapering or Standard Steroids for Nephrotic Syndrome

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified November 2007 by Institute of Child Health.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : March 29, 2006
Last Update Posted : November 29, 2007
Information provided by:
Institute of Child Health

March 28, 2006
March 29, 2006
November 29, 2007
September 2003
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  • Time to first relapse [ Time Frame: 5 months ]
  • Assessment of steroid induced morbidity [ Time Frame: 5 months ]
  • Time to first relapse
  • Assessment of steroid induced morbidity
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  • frequent relapsing and steroid dependant disease [ Time Frame: 5 months ]
  • Time to relapse [ Time Frame: 5 months ]
  • serious adverse events [ Time Frame: 5 months ]
  • use of other immunosuppressive agents [ Time Frame: 5 months ]
  • Achenbach child behaviour checklist [ Time Frame: 5 months ]
  • frequent relapsing and steroid dependant disease
  • Time to relapse
  • serious adverse events
  • use of other immunosuppressive agents
  • Achenbach child behaviour checklist
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Long Term Tapering or Standard Steroids for Nephrotic Syndrome
Long Term Tapering or Standard Steroids for Nephrotic Syndrome
Parallel group double blind randomised in patients with first episode corticosteroid sensitive nephrotic syndrome comparing time to relapse and adverse effects associated with a longer tapering steroid regimen with standard regime
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Phase 4
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Drug: long term tapering of prednisolone
    60mg/m2/day (0-4 weeks); 60mg/m2 alternate days (5-6 weeks); 50mg/m2 alternate days (week 7-8); 40mg/m2 alternate days (week 9-10); 30mg/m2 alternate days (week 11-12); 20mg/m2 alternate days (week 13-14); 10mg/m2 alternate days (week 15-16)
  • Drug: standard prednisolone treatment
    60mg/m2/day week 0-4; 40mg/m2 on alternate days week 5-8
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Unknown status
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October 2008
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • newly presenting nephrotic syndrome, urine albumin/protein creatinine ratio >200mg/mmol on early morning urine sample, hypoalbuminemia (<25g/L)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • prior treatment with steroids or cytotoxic agents underlying systemic disorder or exposure to agents known to be associated with newly presenting steroid sensitive nephrotic syndrome
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
1 Year to 15 Years   (Child)
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United Kingdom
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Tracy Assari, Institute of Child Health
Institute of Child Health
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Principal Investigator: Richard Trompeter Great Ormond Street Hospital
Principal Investigator: Peter Houtman Children's Hospital, Leicester
Institute of Child Health
November 2007

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