Last updated on December 2019

A Research Study in Children With a Low Level of Hormone to Grow. Treatment is Somapacitan Once a Week Compared to Norditropin Once a Day


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Growth Hormone Deficiency in Children
  • Age: Between 2 - 11 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Prepubertal children: a) Boys: Age more than or equal to 2 years and 26 weeks and less than 11.0 years at screening. Testis volume less than 4 ml. b) Girls: Age more than or equal to 2 years and 26 weeks and less than 10.0 years at screening. Tanner stage 1 for breast development (no palpable glandular breast tissue)
  • Confirmed diagnosis of growth hormone deficiency determined by two different growth hormone stimulation tests performed within 12 months prior to randomisation, defined as a peak growth hormone level of less than or equal to 10.0 ng/ml using the World Health Organisation (WHO) International Somatropin 98/574 standard
  • Impaired height defined as at least 2.0 standard deviations below the mean height for chronological age and gender at screening according to the standards of Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Impaired height velocity, defined as annualised height velocity below the 25th percentile for chronological age and gender according to the standards of Prader calculated over a time span of minimum 6 months and maximum 18 months prior to screening
  • Insulin-like Growth Factor-I (IGF-I) less than -1.0 SDS at screening, compared to age and gender normalized range measured at central laboratory
  • No prior exposure to growth hormone therapy or IGF-I treatment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any known or suspected clinically significant abnormality likely to affect growth or the ability to evaluate growth with standing height measurements
  • Current inflammatory diseases requiring systemic corticosteroid treatment for longer than 2 consecutive weeks within the last 3 months prior to screening
  • Children requiring inhaled glucocorticoid therapy at a dose of greater than 400 g/day of inhaled budesonide or equivalents for longer than 4 consecutive weeks within the last 12 months prior to screening
  • Diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Concomitant administration of other treatments that may have an effect on growth, e.g. but not limited to methylphenidate for treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Prior history or presence of malignancy including intracranial tumours

Recruitment Status: Open


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