Randomized Study of Recombinant Human Growth Hormone in Patients on Chronic Hemodialysis or Peritoneal Dialysis
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00004429|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 19, 1999
Last Update Posted : March 25, 2015
I. Assess the clinical safety and long term effects of recombinant human growth hormone on a defined range of nutritional indices in malnourished chronic hemodialysis and continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patients.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Kidney Failure, Chronic||Drug: growth hormone|
PROTOCOL OUTLINE: This is a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over study.
Prior to randomization each patient's protein and calorie intake is assessed and optimized as possible. Patients are randomized to receive either placebo or recombinant human growth hormone subcutaneously every other day for 6 months. At the end of this 6 month period, patients undergo a 4 week washout period. After the washout period, patients are crossed-over to the alternate regimen for an additional 6 months followed by another 4 week washout period.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||25 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Crossover Assignment|
|Study Start Date :||December 1999|
|Study Completion Date :||February 2005|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00004429
|United States, Tennessee|
|Vanderbilt University Medical Center|
|Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37232-2516|
|Study Chair:||Talat Alp Ikizler||Vanderbilt University Medical Center|