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Study of Weekly ALTU-238 Compared With Daily Nutropin AQ in Prepubertal Children With Growth Hormone Deficiency

2014-08-27 03:24:33 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of the study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of ALTU-238 in the treatment of children with growth hormone deficiency who have not yet reached puberty who lack the normal ability to make growth hormone themselves. This study will also test if ALTU-238 works as a weekly treatment.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Growth Hormone Deficiency

Intervention

Somatropin, Somatropin, Somatropin, Somatropin

Location

Arkansas Children's Hospital
Little Rock
Arkansas
United States
72202

Status

Recruiting

Source

Altus Pharmaceuticals

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:24:33-0400

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