Safety and Efficacy of Desferasirox in Chinese Patients With Iron Overload and Aplastic Anemia

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 7, 2012
Last Update Posted : October 28, 2014
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Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )

November 10, 2011
March 7, 2012
October 28, 2014
October 2011
November 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Change in serum ferritin from baseline to 52 weeks with desferasirox treatment in Chinese patients with AA presenting with transfusional hemosiderosis and pre-existing serum ferritin levels of ≥ 1000 ng/mL. [ Time Frame: Every 4 Weeks for 52 weeks of treatment ]
Difference in serum ferritin from baseline vs. 52 weeks of treatment.
Same as current
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  • Correlation between serum ferritin (SF) and transferrin saturation (TFS) [ Time Frame: Every 4 Weeks for 52 weeks of treatment ]
    Study will compare SF with TFS level to find degree of relationship measured by correlation.
  • Number of dispensed, used, partially used or unused packages of study medication to assess drug usage compliance [ Time Frame: Every 4 Weeks for 52 weeks of treatment ]
  • Correlation between dose adjustment (increase or decrease) regimens and transfusional burden [ Time Frame: Every 3 months for 52 Weeks of treatment ]
    Evaluation of the relationship between dose adjustment regimens (as dictated by both efficacy and safety parameters) and transfusional burden will be undertaken.
  • Number of patients with adverse events, serious adverse events and death [ Time Frame: Every 4 weeks for 52 Weeks of treatment ]
Same as current
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Safety and Efficacy of Desferasirox in Chinese Patients With Iron Overload and Aplastic Anemia
A Single Arm, Multicenter, Open Label Study of Desferasirox in Chinese Patients With Iron Overload and Aplastic Anemia
The study is designed to collect safety and efficacy of Desferasirox in Chinese patients with Iron Overload and Aplastic Anemia.
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Phase 4
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Iron Overload
Drug: Desferasirox
Initial Dose: 20 mg/kg/d. Dose modification according to protocol.
Experimental: Desferasirox
Intervention: Drug: Desferasirox
Shi J, Chang H, Zhang L, Shao Y, Nie N, Zhang J, Huang J, Zhang L, Tang X, Quan R, Zheng C, Xiao H, Hu D, Hu L, Liu F, Zhou Y, Zheng Y, Zhang F. [Efficacy and safety of deferasirox in aplastic anemia patients with iron overload: a single arm, multi-center,prospective study in China]. Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue Za Zhi. 2016 Jan;37(1):1-6. doi: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.0253-2727.2016.01.001. Chinese.

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November 2013
November 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients presenting with transfusion-related IOL as shown by a SF level of ≥ 1000 ng/mL at start of study
  • History of transfusion >20 international units or 100 mL/kg of red blood cells
  • Underlying transfusion-dependent illness:

    • AA: Clinically diagnosed AA with bone marrow confirmation of the diagnosis
  • Age ≥ 18 years, male or female
  • Written informed consent obtained from patient prior to any screening procedures.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with serum creatinine > ULN or with significant proteinuria as indicated by a urinary protein/creatinine ratio (UPCR) ≥ 1.0 mg/mg in a non-first void urine sample at baseline. If serum creatinine is found to be > ULN or UPCR is found to be ≥ 1 mg/mg the test can be repeated after 1 month.
  • Creatinine Clearance <40 ml/min
  • Patients with other than AA transfusion-dependent underlying illnesses
  • Patients with a previous history of clinically relevant ocular and/or auditory toxicity related to iron chelation
  • Any other surgical or medical condition which might significantly alter the absorption, distribution, metabolism or excretion of any drug. The investigator should be guided by evidence of any of the following:
  • history of inflammatory bowel syndrome, gastritis, ulcers, gastrointestinal or rectal bleeding
  • history of major gastrointestinal tract surgery such as gastrectomy, gastroenterostomy, or bowel resection
  • history of pancreatic injury or pancreatitis; indications of impaired pancreatic function/injury as indicated by abnormal lipase or amylase
  • history or presence of impaired renal function as indicated by creatinine or blood urea nitrogen (BUN) values equal or above ULN
  • history of urinary obstruction or difficulty in voiding

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )
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Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
October 2014

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