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

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier:
First received: August 30, 2012
Last updated: April 7, 2014
Last verified: April 2014

This observational study will evaluate the use in clinical practice and efficacy of Mircera (methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta) in chronic kidney disease patients on dialysis receiving Mircera for the treatment of chronic renal anemia. Eligible patients will be followed for 24 weeks.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Efficacy of C.E.R.A. for Correction of Anemia and Maintenance of the Hb Levels in CKD Patients on Dialysis , Treated According to Routine Clinical Practice

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Further study details as provided by Hoffmann-La Roche:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Clinical/demographic patient characteristics at initiation of treatment with Mircera [ Time Frame: approximately 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Mean time to achieve target Hb range (Hb 10-12 g/dL) [ Time Frame: approximately 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Maintenance of Hb levels (patients on ESA with HB 10-12 g/dL): Percentage of patients maintaining Hb level within 1 g/dL of baseline during study period (24 weeks) [ Time Frame: approximately 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage of patients achieving Hb target range (Hb 10-12 g/dL) at least once during study treatment [ Time Frame: approximately 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Maintenance: Mean time spent on Hb level 10-12 g/dL [ Time Frame: approximately 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Dosage/administration route [ Time Frame: approximately 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Safety: Incidence of adverse events [ Time Frame: approximately 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 127
Study Start Date: April 2011
Study Completion Date: May 2013
Primary Completion Date: May 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients with chronic kidney disease on dialysis receiving treatment with Mircera for chronic renal anemia


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patients, 18 to 65 years of age, inclusive
  • Patients with chronic kidney disease on dialysis
  • ESA naïve with Hb < 10 g/dL, or on treatment with ESAs other than Mircera and Hb within the target range of 10-12 g/dL
  • Adequate irons status as judged by the treating physician

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Hypersensitivity to recombinant human erythropoietin, polyethylene glycol or to any constituent of the study medication
  • Clinically significant concomitant disease or disorder as defined by protocol
  • Clinical suspicion of pure red cell aplasia (PRCA)
  • Planned elective surgery during the study period , except for cataract surgery or vascular access surgery
  • Transfusion of red blood cells in the previous 2 months
  • Pregnant women
  • Contraindications for Mircera according to local prescribing information or as judged by the investigator
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01677767

Ahmedabad, India, 380005
Guwahati, India, 781007
Kolkata, India, 600054
New Delhi, India, 110076
New Delhi, India, 110060
Pune, India, 411033
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: NCT01677767     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ML25475
Study First Received: August 30, 2012
Last Updated: April 7, 2014
Health Authority: India: Drug Controller General

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Hematologic Diseases
Renal Insufficiency
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases processed this record on April 23, 2014