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Study of the Efficacy of Darbepoetin Alfa in the Treatment of Renal Anemia

2014-08-27 03:34:56 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Anaemia is a common consequence of chronic renal failure. Darbepoetin alfa is a unique erythropoietic protein that stimulates erythropoiesis by the same mechanism as endogenous erythropietin and conventional recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO). Darbepoetin alfa has been shown to have a serum half-life 3-fold longer than that of rHuEPO, which allows dosing at extended intervals and less frequent injection.

The objective is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of darbepoetin alfa therapy given at an extended once monthly dosing interval in the treatment of renal anaemia in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Anemia

Intervention

Darbepoetin alfa

Location

Princess Margaret Hospital
Hong Kong
China

Status

Completed

Source

Hospital Authority, Hong Kong

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:34:56-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

A recombinant protein which stimulates ERYTHROPOIESIS used to treat ANEMIA.

A recombinant alfa interferon consisting of 165 amino acids with arginine at positions 23 and 34. It is used extensively as an antiviral and antineoplastic agent.

A recombinant alfa interferon consisting of 165 amino acids with lysine at position 23 and histidine at position 34. It is used extensively as an antiviral and antineoplastic agent.

A recombinant alfa interferon consisting of 165 amino acid residues with arginine in position 23 and histidine in position 34. It is used extensively as an antiviral and antineoplastic agent.

This recombinant erythropoietin, a 165-amino acid glycoprotein (about 62% protein and 38% carbohydrate), regulates red blood cell production. Epoetin alfa is produced by Chinese hamster ovary cells into which the human erythropoietin gene has been inserted. (USP Dictionary of USAN and International Drug Names, 1996).

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