Working… Menu

Study of Erythropoietin in Newborns and Children (EPO)

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. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03957863
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : May 21, 2019
Last Update Posted : May 21, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Dijon

Brief Summary:

Erythropoietin (EPO) is a glycoprotein hormone with a molecular weight of 30.4 kDa, responsible for regulating erythropoiesis in adults, newborns and fetuses. During pregnancy, the concentration of maternal serum EPO increases linearly to allow for effective erythropoiesis over time. In the fetus, in the first 30 weeks of gestation, the liver is the main synthetic organ. Thereafter, there is a progressive transfer of the synthesis of EPO to the kidneys. In the long term, under normal conditions of oxygenation, the fetal synthesis of EPO is mainly ensured by the kidney.

Because of the impossibility of making EPO tissue reserves and the inability of EPO to pass the placental barrier, the concentration of circulating EPO in the fetus reflects the balance between production and elimination. During the last trimester of pregnancy, in the absence of patent hypoxia, fetal concentrations of circulating EPO are between 10 and 50 mIU /ml, while in amniotic fluid the EPO is found at lower concentrations, between 2 and 20 mIU /ml.

In adults, EPO synthesis is primarily renal, and incidentally hepatic, even if in certain pathological situations (end-stage kidney disease or polycystosis) the liver is able to take over and synthesize EPO with an electrophoretic profile similar to that of the EPO from the umbilical cord, but often in insufficient quantities.

The objective of this study is to describe the forms of EPO in newborns and to compare possible iso-forms with those of adults.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Newborn Infant Child Under One Year of Age Biological: Plasma collection for EPO assay

Layout table for study information
Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Study of Erythropoietin in Newborns and Children
Actual Study Start Date : March 12, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 2020

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

Intervention Details:
  • Biological: Plasma collection for EPO assay
    Plasma collection for EPO assay

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. EPO concentration UI/L [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
  2. Electrophoretic profile of EPO [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    It is an indicator of glycosylation differences (more complex forms including sialic acids are more acidic, less complex forms are more basic)

Information from the National Library of Medicine

Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.

Layout table for eligibility information
Ages Eligible for Study:   1 Month to 12 Months   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
newborn or child under 1 year of age

Inclusion Criteria:

  • infant or child under 1 year old hospitalized or consulting at CHU Dijon Bourgogne whose parents have not opposed participation in the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • child treated with recombinant erythropoietin

Information from the National Library of Medicine

To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03957863

Layout table for location contacts
Contact: François Girodon ext +33

Layout table for location information
Chu Dijon Bourogne Recruiting
Dijon, France, 21000
Contact: François Girodon ext +33   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Dijon

Layout table for additonal information
Responsible Party: Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Dijon Identifier: NCT03957863     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Girodon 2018
First Posted: May 21, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 21, 2019
Last Verified: May 2019

Layout table for additional information
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Layout table for MeSH terms
Epoetin Alfa