A Study of NeoRecormon in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease.

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 21, 2007
Last Update Posted : May 14, 2009
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Hoffmann-La Roche

Brief Summary:
This 2 arm study will compare the level of anemia, and the decline in renal function, between patients receiving NeoRecormon, and those not receiving it. Patients with chronic kidney disease, stage 2-4, and not receiving dialysis, will be randomized 2:1 to a group receiving NeoRecormon (at a dose determined by the investigator to achieve and maintain an Hb level of 120-135 g/L), or to a control group not receiving NeoRecormon. The anticipated time on study treatment is 3-12 months, and the target sample size is <100 individuals.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Anemia Drug: epoetin beta [NeoRecormon] Phase 4

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 90 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open-Label Study to Investigate the Effect of NeoRecormon on Hemoglobin Level and Renal Function in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease, Stage 2-4
Study Completion Date : April 2008

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1 Drug: epoetin beta [NeoRecormon]
At a dose to achieve and maintain an Hb level of 120-135g/dL.
No Intervention: 2

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Hb level, decline in renal function, 24h proteinuria, creatinine clearance. [ Time Frame: Throughout study ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. SAEs, AEs leading to withdrawal, AEs related to NeoRecormon. [ Time Frame: Throughout study ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • adult patients,18-75 years of age;
  • end-stage renal disease, not on dialysis;
  • Hb <110g/L.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • unstable hypertension;
  • acute infections;
  • use of i.v. NeoRecormon, or use of any other ESA beside NeoRecormon;
  • myocardial infarction, unstable angina or venous thrombosis within 6 months before start of treatment.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00437723

Belgrade, Serbia, 11000
Novi Sad, Serbia, 21000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche

Responsible Party: Clinical Trials, Study Director, Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier: NCT00437723     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ML20200
First Posted: February 21, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 14, 2009
Last Verified: May 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Kidney Diseases
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Urologic Diseases
Renal Insufficiency