Haemochromatosis:Phlebotomy Versus Erythrocytapheresis Therapy

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Maastricht University Medical Center
Atrium Medical Center
Radboud University
Information provided by:
Sanquin Research & Blood Bank Divisions
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00202436
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: October 19, 2009
Last verified: October 2009
  Purpose

In this project we plan to evaluate the effectiveness of erythrocytapheresis against phlebotomy, both regarding the impact on the reduction in iron overload as well as reduction in patient "burden". Aspects of cost effectiveness will be included in the final analysis. Results of the study would allow decision-making based on Evidence Based Medicine on the "best" therapeutic options available for newly-diagnosed as well as existing primary hemochromatosis patients.


Condition Intervention Phase
Hemochromatosis
Procedure: Phlebotomy
Procedure: Erythrocytapheresis
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Therapeutic Erythrocytapheresis as Treatment for Hemochromatosis Patients.

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Further study details as provided by Sanquin Research & Blood Bank Divisions:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Treatment duration and number of treatments [ Time Frame: Ferritine value 50 microgr/l ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Decline in hemoglobin levels, restitution in liver functions, patient discomfort en costs [ Time Frame: Ferritine value 50microgr/l ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: October 2004
Study Completion Date: September 2009
Primary Completion Date: December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1
Phlebotomy
Procedure: Phlebotomy
Removal of 500 ml whole blood
Other Name: Bloodletting
Procedure: Erythrocytapheresis
machinal removal of erythrocytes
Other Name: Therapeutic erythrocytapheresis
Active Comparator: 2
Erythrocytapheresis
Procedure: Phlebotomy
Removal of 500 ml whole blood
Other Name: Bloodletting
Procedure: Erythrocytapheresis
machinal removal of erythrocytes
Other Name: Therapeutic erythrocytapheresis

Detailed Description:

In this project we plan to evaluate the effectiveness of erythrocytapheresis against phlebotomy, both regarding the impact on the reduction in iron overload as well as reduction in patient "burden". Aspects of cost effectiveness will be included in the final analysis. The results of the study would allow decision-making based on Evidence Based Medicine on the "best" therapeutic options available for newly-diagnosed as well as existing primary hemochromatosis patients.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Hereditary haemochromatosis patients

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Malignancies, severe arrhythmias, congestive heart failure and/or recent angina, severe liver disease, epileptic seizures preceding in last 3 months before planned treatment
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00202436

Locations
Netherlands
Sanquin Blood Bank Southeast Region
Maastricht, Netherlands, 6229 GR
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sanquin Research & Blood Bank Divisions
Maastricht University Medical Center
Atrium Medical Center
Radboud University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Eva Rombout, MD Sanquin Research and Blood Bank Divisions
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided by Sanquin Research & Blood Bank Divisions

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Dr.Wim de Kort PhD, Sanquin Blood Bank South-east
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00202436     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PPO-C- 03-006
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: October 19, 2009
Health Authority: Netherlands: The Central Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects (CCMO)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hemochromatosis
Metal Metabolism, Inborn Errors
Metabolism, Inborn Errors
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Iron Overload
Iron Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 20, 2014