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Neocytolysis in the Treatment of Renal Anemia With Erythropoieses Stimulating Agents (ESA)

This study has been completed.
Roche Pharma AG
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland Identifier:
First received: February 15, 2011
Last updated: October 18, 2011
Last verified: October 2011
The purpose of this study is to gain information on reticulocyte neocytolysis in patients treated with ESA with regard to different types of ESA.

Condition Intervention Phase
Renal Anemia
Drug: cera, darbepoetin, epoetin-beta
Drug: ESA
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Neocytolysis in the Treatment of Renal Anemia With Erythropoieses Stimulating Agents

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Reticulocyte count on day 7 [ Time Frame: day 7 ]

Enrollment: 9
Study Start Date: January 2011
Study Completion Date: October 2011
Primary Completion Date: July 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: A
Sequential application of different ESA
Drug: cera, darbepoetin, epoetin-beta
Epoetin once/ 2wk, cera once/ month, darbepoetin once/ 2wk
Drug: ESA
Sequential application of three different ESA


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • signed informed consent
  • age > 18 years, dialysis dependent chronic renal failure
  • hemodialysis three times a week
  • Kt/V > 1,2 od URR > 65%
  • hemoglobin between 11 and 13 g/dl within the last 2 months
  • hemoglobin change +/- 1g/dl within the last 4 weeks
  • ESA for at least 8 weeks
  • Ferritin > 300 ng/ml and Tsat > 25%

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Significant bleeding in the last 8 weeks
  • blood transfusion within the last 8 weeks
  • hemoglobin disorder
  • hemolysis
  • Malignant disease
  • Significant inflammation
  • Acute infection
  • CRP > 30 mg/l
  • Temporary vascular dialysis access
  • Vitamin B12 deficiency
  • Folic acid deficiency
  • Not controlled hyperparathyroidism
  • Not controlled hypertension
  • Epilepsia within thze last 6 months
  • Thrombocyte count > 500 x 10^9 /l
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01306409

Nephrology and Transplantaton Immunology
Basel, BS, Switzerland, 4031
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
Roche Pharma AG
Principal Investigator: Michael Dickenmann, MD Transplantation immunology and nephrology, unversity hospital Basel, Switzerland
  More Information

Responsible Party: University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland Identifier: NCT01306409     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 362/09
Study First Received: February 15, 2011
Last Updated: October 18, 2011

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland:
kidney disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hematologic Diseases
Epoetin Alfa processed this record on April 26, 2017