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Comparison of Pamidronate With Zoledronic Acid for Transplant Related Bone Loss Prevention

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00164008
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 14, 2005
Last Update Posted : December 5, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bayside Health

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this trial is to see whether zoledronic acid is better than pamidronate to treat low bone density in heart and lung transplant patients.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Osteopenia Complications of Heart-lung Transplant Other Complications of Lung Transplant Drug: zoledronic acid vs pamidronate Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 56 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Comparison Between Pamidronate and Zoledronic Acid for the Treatment of Heart and Lung Transplant Related Osteopaenia and Osteoporosis
Study Start Date : October 2002
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2005
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2005

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Bone mineral density of lumbar spine at 12 months as measured by DEXA.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Bone mineral density of femoral neck at 12 months as measured by DEXA.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • reduced bone density as indicated by a bone density T score < either the lumbar spine or femoral neck
  • have undergone or are on the waiting list for heart or lung transplantation
  • are receiving adequate calcium and vitamin D therapy
  • have provided written informed consent prior to participation in the trial

Exclusion Criteria:

  • untreated hypogonadism, hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism
  • acute or major organ rejection or intercurrent illness
  • pregnancy or breastfeeding

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00164008

Sponsors and Collaborators
Bayside Health
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Principal Investigator: Duncan J Topliss, MD The Alfred
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Responsible Party: Bayside Health Identifier: NCT00164008    
Other Study ID Numbers: 101/02
First Posted: September 14, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 5, 2013
Last Verified: September 2005
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Bone Diseases, Metabolic
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Metabolic Diseases
Zoledronic Acid
Bone Density Conservation Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs