Hemoglobin Maintenance in Pediatric ESRD (End-stage Renal Disease) Patients by Ferric Pyrophosphate Citrate (FPC)
The main purpose is to determine the safety of Triferic iron administered via dialysate and intravenously in pediatric patients with chronic kidney disease on chronic hemodialysis (CKD-5HD). It is a global, multi- center, open-label study.
- End Stage Renal Disease
- Eligible Ages
- Between 6 Months and 17 Years
- Eligible Genders
- Accepts Healthy Volunteers
A patient will be eligible for inclusion in the study only if all of the following criteria are met: 1. Parents/legal guardians of the patient have the ability to understand the requirements of the study and have demonstrated a willingness to have their child comply with all study procedures by signing an institutional review board-approved informed consent form. Where applicable, assent of the patient has also been obtained for all study procedures prior to any study-related activities. 2. Patient is between 6 months and <18 years of age at screening. 3. Patient has chronic kidney disease receiving in-center hemodialysis at least twice weekly for at least 3 months prior to screening. 4. Patient is receiving adequate hemodialysis as assessed by the investigator and based on a single pool Kt/V measurement >1.2. 5. Patient has a vascular access (tunneled catheter, AV fistula or AV graft) suitable to support blood flows for hemodialysis treatment. 6. Patient has a body mass of ≥11 lbs (5 kg). 7. Patient is iron-replete as measured by a TSAT ≥ 20% and a ferritin >100 µg/L at screening. 8. Patient has a whole blood Hgb concentration of ≥ 9.5 g/dL at screening. 9. If the patient is female, she must be pre-pubertal, have had documented surgical sterilization prior to Baseline admission, or be practicing adequate birth control. All female patients who have reached menarche must have a negative serum pregnancy test during screening. It is the investigator's responsibility to determine whether the patient has adequate birth control for study participation. 10. Patients who have experienced a previous adverse event with IV iron products are eligible to participate in this study if the agent that caused the event is not administered during the Baseline period.
A patient will not be eligible for inclusion in the study if any of the following criteria apply: 1. Patient is positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or hepatitis B by history. 2. Patient is receiving intravenous or oral antibiotics or antifungals for any infectious process. (Prophylactic antibiotics administered on a regular basis are allowed. Patients may enter the study once the infection has cleared.) 3. Patient has evidence of an ongoing active inflammatory process (e.g., systemic lupus erythematosus, acute or chronic active hepatitis, etc.) requiring treatment. 4. Patient has been dosed in an investigational drug study within the 30 days prior to Baseline. 5. Administration of iron containing phosphate binder ferric citrate (Auryxia) or sucroferric oxyhydroxide (Velphoro) within 2 weeks prior to Baseline. (Patient is only eligible if iron based binders are stopped at least 2 weeks prior to Baseline).
- Phase 3
- Study Type
- Intervention Model
- Parallel Assignment
- Primary Purpose
- None (Open Label)
Triferic via IV and Hemodialysate
|Upon completion of the Baseline observational periods, all enrolled patients will transition to the interventional period where they will then receive Triferic. The Triferic will be administered via the liquid bicarbonate concentrate at a dialysate concentration of 2 uM or via IV at a dose of 0.1 mg Fe/kg, if the patient does not receive dialysis using liquid bicarbonate, for up to an additional 36 weeks (depending on duration of observational Baseline period). Hgb and CHr will continue to be measured bi-weekly and iron profiles will be obtained at 4 week intervals. In the Triferic phase of the study,changes in ESA dose will be allowed according to the study site existing protocol. IV iron will only be administered if ferritin meets the criteria for iron deficiency. Patients will remain in the interventional period for either 36 or 28 weeks (depending on randomization assignment), at which time a final study visit will take place||
Historic Control Observational Arm
|Up to 75 patients will be enrolled in the Observational Arm. Patients who participate in the historical control observational arm will not receive any study medication, but will have Hgb, CHr and serum iron profiles collected at 4 week intervals for up to a total of 44 weeks.||
- Rockwell Medical Technologies, Inc.
Study ContactEmily Akin
This is a global, multi- center, multi dose, open-label study assessing the safety of Triferic iron administered via dialysate and intravenously to pediatric patients (< 18 years of age) receiving chronic hemodialysis (CKD-5HD). Total participation in the study is approximately 44 weeks and is comprised of a screening visit, baseline, open label treatment, and a follow-up visit. Upon completion of the respective Baseline observational periods, all patients will transition to the interventional period where they will receive Triferic. The Triferic will be administered via the liquid bicarbonate or via IV. Once patients enter the interventional period, IV iron will only be administered if ferritin <100 µg/L and Hgb decreases by ≥0.5g/dL from the last value obtained in the observational Baseline period. Patients will remain in the interventional period for either 36 or 28 weeks (depending on randomization assignment), at which time a final study visit will take place.