Prospective Study Evaluating the Effect of Repository Corticotropin in the Treatment of Various Nephrotic Syndromes

2014-08-27 03:17:42 | BioPortfolio


To determine if H.P. Acthar Gel (repository corticotrophin) has the same anti-proteinuric effects seen with the synthetic ACTH analogue in Europe.


Synthetic ACTH (Synacthen Depot) has been used in the treatment of Nephrotic Syndrome in Europe. It has been proven effective in treating idiopathic membranous nephropathy and other various diagnoses involving the kidneys. However, Synacthen is not available in the United States. The only preparation available is the H.P. Acthar Gel (repository corticotrophin) which has been widely used in the treatment of infantile spasms and has been available longer than Synacthen. Therefore, we are conducting this study to determine if H.P. Acthar Gel (repository corticotrophin) is as effective in reducing protein in the urine as seen in synthetic ACTH in Europe.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Nephrotic Syndromes


Repository corticotrophin


United States


Not yet recruiting


Arizona Kidney Disease and Hypertension Center

Results (where available)

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