Hepcidin as a Predictor for the IVI Mediated Increase in Haemoglobin Levels (PREDICT-IVI)

  • End date
    Dec 31, 2023
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Goethe University
Updated on 26 February 2022
iron deficiency anemia


The study is a multidisciplinary study, which involves all kind of medical specialties. Patients, who are scheduled for elective surgery, will be seen at a multidisciplinary anaesthesia/Patient Blood Management (PBM) clinic and screened for anaemia prior to surgery. Anaemic patients will eventually be treated with 500mg of iron isomaltoside.


Hgb levels, standard iron parameters and hepcidin will be assessed. Additional parameters that might influence Hgb or IVI levels will be documented.

All main analyses will be pre-defined in detail in a statistical analysis plan. In order to analyse the responsiveness to IVI, the change in Hgb levels from PBM clinic to day 0 will be analysed using multivariable regression models. The association of change in Hgb and hepcidin will be analysed adjusting for potentially confounding factors as age, gender or number of days from PBM clinic to surgery. The correlation of hepcidin and standard iron parameters will be assessed. Based on the increase in Hgb levels, responders to IVI will be defined. The definition of good- bad responder in terms of delta Hgb levels depends on the time between IVI substitution and surgery. ROC analyses will be performed and potential predictors (e.g. hepcidin, ferritin) will be compared concerning the area under the ROC curve (AUC).

Condition Anemia, IV Iron
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04263571
SponsorGoethe University
Last Modified on26 February 2022


Yes No Not Sure

Inclusion Criteria

informed consent
iron deficiency anemia
elective surgery planned during the next 4 to 28 days

Exclusion Criteria

Contraindications for an IV iron Infusion severe infections, hepatocellular carcinoma, liver metastases, acute severe asthma, a simultaneous oral iron medication, another IV iron preparation, iron overload, chronic renal failure and regular IV iron substitution
Pregnancy or lactation
Allergy against iron
chronic renal failure on dialysis
iron overload
Clear my responses

How to participate?

Step 1 Connect with a study center
What happens next?
  • You can expect the study team to contact you via email or phone in the next few days.
  • Sign up as volunteer  to help accelerate the development of new treatments and to get notified about similar trials.

You are contacting

Investigator Avatar

Primary Contact


Additional screening procedures may be conducted by the study team before you can be confirmed eligible to participate.

Learn more

If you are confirmed eligible after full screening, you will be required to understand and sign the informed consent if you decide to enroll in the study. Once enrolled you may be asked to make scheduled visits over a period of time.

Learn more

Complete your scheduled study participation activities and then you are done. You may receive summary of study results if provided by the sponsor.

Learn more

Similar trials to consider


Browse trials for

Not finding what you're looking for?

Every year hundreds of thousands of volunteers step forward to participate in research. Sign up as a volunteer and receive email notifications when clinical trials are posted in the medical category of interest to you.

Sign up as volunteer

user name

Added by • 



Reply by • Private

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur, adipisicing elit. Ipsa vel nobis alias. Quae eveniet velit voluptate quo doloribus maxime et dicta in sequi, corporis quod. Ea, dolor eius? Dolore, vel!

  The passcode will expire in None.

No annotations made yet

Add a private note
  • abc Select a piece of text from the left.
  • Add notes visible only to you.
  • Send it to people through a passcode protected link.
Add a private note