Efficacy Study of Two Formulations of Erythropoietin
Comparison of the Efficacy of Erythropoietin Produced in the Institute of Technology in Immunobiology of the Oswald Cruz Foundation (BioMaguinhos/FioCruz/MS) and Erythropoietin Industrialized in Patients With Chronic Renal Failure
  • Phase

    Phase 3
  • Study Type

  • Status

    Completed No Results Posted
  • Intervention/Treatment

    epoetin ...
  • Study Participants

A double-blind, randomized trial aimed to compare the efficacy of two formulations of erythropoietin in patients with chronic renal failure on hemodialysis
Study Started
Apr 30
Primary Completion
Dec 31
Study Completion
Jan 31
Last Update
Feb 27

Drug Epoetin Alfa-BioManguinhos

Subcutaneous administration of EPO-BioManguinhos

Drug Epoetin Alfa-BioSimilar

Subcutaneous administration of EPO-BioSimilar

Epoetin Bio-Manguinhos Experimental

EPO-BioSimilar Active Comparator

Subcutaneous administration of EPO-BioSimilar


Inclusion Criteria:

We included adult patients with chronic renal failure on hemodialysis for more than three months at the Dialysis Unit of the Department of Nephrology, HCPA and the Center for Dialysis and Transplant (CDT), characterized as as patients on chronic regular dialysis procedure. Patients already in use of EPO for at least three months, only those taking the drug by subcutaneous and agreed to participate in the study.

Patients using different doses of EPO were included, but these were distributed across the treatment groups by randomization stratum dose of EPO, to ensure even distribution of patients in both groups.

It was considered that patients with HIV or AIDS who were in treatment for the disease with proper clinical management would be eligible for the study (as exemplified by patients with HIV or AIDS approved for inclusion on the waiting list for cadaveric kidney transplantation) .

Patients with a history of cancer or already treated in the oncological standpoint, and no signs of disease activity could be included.

Exclusion Criteria:

Patients who had other causes of anemia defined for maintenance, for example, patients with liver cirrhosis, with a history of gastrointestinal bleeding, patients with chronic Gastro Intestinal, Genital or Urinary bleeding or other sites were excluded. Similarly patients with AIDS without treatment, hemolytic anemia, pancytopenia, thalassemia, sickle cell anemia, myelodysplasia, multiple myeloma or other cancers or inflammatory arthritis. There was also no inclusion of patients with intolerance or allergy to iron parenterally, patients without adherence to dialysis or with chronic inadequate dialysis blood flow of vascular access persistently below 250 mL / min, kt / v, as a measure of efficiency of hemodialysis, persistently <1.2) or frequent hospitalizations considered as possible causes of inadequate response to erythropoietin.

We excluded patients with mental illness or condition that prevents the free consent and signature of informed consent, as well as previous reports of serious adverse effects to the drugs studied.

Criteria for withdrawal from the clinical trial: a view of the high morbidity of hemodialysis patients, expressed by frequent hospital clinics, it was found that patients in the study would not be withdrawn from the study due to hospitalization, provided that: the hospital did not involve surgery (except vascular access surgery or hospitalization in the intensive care unit or equivalent, or that represent otherwise, a loss of patient follow-up or co-interventions in the treatment of anemia of these).

Were withdrawn from the study patients who required blood transfusion because they have severe anemia or intervention unrelated to the usual treatment of anemia in hemodialysis patients.
No Results Posted