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Non Interventional Post Marketing Programme in Acromegaly

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: NCT00747500
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 5, 2008
Last Update Posted : January 7, 2019
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Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study, is to assess the safety and local tolerability of the long-term use of Somatuline Autogel when administered by patients or their partners ("Home Injection Group") and the safety and local tolerability in patients receiving their injection from a healthcare professional (HCP) ("Reference Group").

Condition or disease

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 42 participants
Observational Model: Case-Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: An Observational, Multicentre, Open Label, Non Interventional Programme to Assess the Long-term Safety and Efficacy of Somatuline® Autogel® in the Treatment of Acromegaly When Administered by Patients or Their Partners ("Home Injection Group") or Administered by Healthcare Professionals.
Study Start Date : July 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2013

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. safety and local tolerability of Somatuline Autogel when administered by patients or their partners or from a healthcare professional [ Time Frame: End of observational period ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. efficacy of Somatuline Autogel in both groups [ Time Frame: End of observational period ]
  2. training requirements for patients / partners to perform home injection of Somatuline Autogel [ Time Frame: End of observational period ]
  3. acceptability of home injections to patients, partners and healthcare professionals [ Time Frame: End of observational period ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with Acromegaly seen in routine clinic

Inclusion Criteria:

  • The patient must give written (personally signed and dated) informed consent for their data to be included in the database for this post-marketing surveillance programme and any subsequent analysis.
  • The patient must have been receiving treatment with Somatuline Autogel at a stable dose for at least 4 months.
  • The patient must have a diagnosis of acromegaly.
  • The patient must be at least 18 years of age.
  • For patients receiving or intending to receive Somatuline Autogel by home injection:

    • The patient must be able to store Somatuline Autogel safely in a refrigerator in their own home and either collect it from their general practitioner/pharmacy on a monthly basis, or receive the medication by a home delivery service.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • The patient is pregnant or breast-feeding, unless continued treatment with Somatuline Autogel is clearly needed (as determined by the treating clinician).

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00747500

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United Kingdom
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Aberdeen, United Kingdom, AB25 2ZN
Barnsley General Hospital
Barnsley, United Kingdom
University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire
Coventry, United Kingdom
Leeds General Infirmary
Leeds, United Kingdom
St Bartholomew's Hospital
London, United Kingdom
Manchester Royal Infirmary
Manchester, United Kingdom
Churchill Hospital
Oxford, United Kingdom
Sponsors and Collaborators
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Study Director: Ipsen Medical Director Ipsen
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Responsible Party: Ipsen Identifier: NCT00747500    
Other Study ID Numbers: Y-97-52030-213
First Posted: September 5, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 7, 2019
Last Verified: January 2019
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Bone Diseases, Endocrine
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Pituitary Diseases
Hypothalamic Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases