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Efficacy and Safety of a High Dosage Compared to the Label Dosage of Somatropin in Early Pubertal Stage Children With Growth Hormone Deficiency

2014-07-24 14:27:32 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Multi-center, randomized, controlled, open-label, phase III study comparing the effects of two different dosages of somatropin treatment (in-label or doubled) after 12 and 24 months of treatment, on height velocity in early pubertal children with growth hormone deficiency (GHD). The study will be conducted in Italy. Approximately 26 subjects will participate in this study, distributed as 13 in the in-label dosage group (group A) and 13 in the doubled dosage group (group B).

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Dose Comparison, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Growth Hormone Deficiency

Intervention

Somatropin, Somatropin

Location

For additional information regarding investigative sites for this trial, contact 1-877-CTLILLY (1-877-285-4559, 1-317-615-4559)
Bari
Italy

Status

Completed

Source

Eli Lilly and Company

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:27:32-0400

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