Comparison of Two Growth Hormone Dosing Methods in Adults With Growth Hormone Deficiency
This study tested whether a dose regimen of growth hormone based on body weight is equivalent or better than starting with a low dose and gradually increasing the dose according to individual patient needs. Efficacy of the two regimens were assessed from changes in body fat measured by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scanning, performed at the beginning of the study and at the completion of the study eight months later.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Comparison of an Incremental Weight-Based Dose Regimen With an Individualized Dosage Adjusted According to the IGF-I Response in Adults With Growth Hormone Deficiency|
- Percent change in total fat mass [ Time Frame: Eight months ]
- Safety [ Time Frame: Eight months ]
|Study Start Date:||January 1999|
|Study Completion Date:||July 2001|
Dose regimen of growth hormone based on weight: Starting dose was 4.0 micrograms/kg/day for four months, then increased to 8 micrograms/kg/day for two months, and then increased to 12 micrograms/kg/day for a further two months (eight months in total).
Dose regimen of growth hormone based on individual patient needs: Starting dose was 200 micrograms/day, then increased by 200 micrograms/day every two months for an additional six months (eight months in total) as needed for optimal treatment results.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00490191
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