An Observational Study of Mircera (Methoxy Polyethylene Glycol-Epoetin Beta) in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease in Pre-Dialysis or Dialysis

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier:
First received: March 3, 2011
Last updated: April 7, 2014
Last verified: April 2014

This prospective observational study will assess the efficacy and safety of Mircera (methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta) in clinical practice in patients with chronic kidney disease, in pre-dialysis or on dialysis, initiated on Mircera treatment. Data from each patient will be collected over 12 months of treatment.

Anemia, Kidney Disease, Chronic

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Prospective Study Evaluating the Efficacy and Safety of Mircera in Patients With CKD in Predialysis and Dialysis.

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Further study details as provided by Hoffmann-La Roche:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Achievement of target hemoglobin (Hb) range of 10-12 g/dL according to Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDQOI) guidelines [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Maintenance of target Hb range (10-12 g/dL) [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Safety: Incidence of adverse events [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Correlation between baseline clinical variables and time on target Hb level [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Dosing pattern in clinical practice, including dose adaptations [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Frequency of visits and laboratory assessments [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Effect of compliance to treatment on Hb levels [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 250
Study Start Date: November 2010
Study Completion Date: November 2012
Primary Completion Date: November 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Chronic kidney disease patients initiated on Mircera treatment


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patients, >/= 18 years of age
  • Chronic kidney disease, in pre-dialysis or dialysis
  • Appropriate for treatment with Mircera according to current guidelines and Summary of Product Characteristics

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Anemia due to non-renal causes
  • Pregnant or lactating women
  • Uncontrolled hypertension
  • Known hypersensitivity to methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01309295

Tirane, Albania, 1000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier: NCT01309295     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ML25465
Study First Received: March 3, 2011
Last Updated: April 7, 2014
Health Authority: Albania: National Center Drug Control

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Chronic Disease
Kidney Diseases
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Kidney Failure, Chronic
Hematologic Diseases
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Urologic Diseases
Renal Insufficiency processed this record on April 17, 2014