Multi-Center Trial of Anti-Thymocyte Globulin in Treatment of Aplastic Anemia and Other Hematologic Disorders
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00000597|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 28, 1999
Last Update Posted : November 26, 2013
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Anemia, Aplastic Hematologic Diseases Pancytopenia Blood Disease||Drug: antilymphocyte serum Drug: nandrolone||Phase 3|
Aplastic anemia has been shown to respond to ATG. An immunological basis for aplastic anemia has been suggested by previous observations although the precise mechanism of action of ATG has not been defined. This serum, produced by immunization of horses with human thymocytes, may have broad reactivity with many human cells.
Patients in Group I with acute severe disease were randomized to receive ATG in either ten day or twenty-eight day courses. Patients in Group II with moderate or chronic disease were randomized to receive either ATG for ten days or high doses of the androgen, nandrolone decanoate. Patients in Group III with a variety of bone marrow diseases were also treated with ATG.
The study completion date listed in this record was inferred from the last publication listed in the Citations section of this study record.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Study Start Date :||March 1982|
|Study Completion Date :||December 1988|
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|OverallOfficial:||Neal Young||Laboratory of Hematology, NHLBI|