An open-label study to evaluate a single-dose of cinacalcet in pediatric dialysis subjects

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  • Background: There is limited knowledge of the effectiveness and safety profile of cinacalcet in pediatric patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism (sHPT) treated with dialysis. Methods: This was an open-label, single-dose study conducted on 12 pediatric subjects with chronic kidney disease treated with dialysis. Subjects were stratified by four age cohorts and given a single 15-mg oral dose of cinacalcet. Multiple blood samples were collected up to 72 h post-dose for the assessment of serum calcium (Ca), serum intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH), and plasma cinacalcet concentrations. Results: Overall, cinacalcet was well tolerated with no serious adverse events. Mean (standard deviation) percentage change in serum Ca over the first 12 h post-dose was -2.93 % (5.70 %) with a nadir of -4.34 % (6.04 %) at 8 h; Ca values returned to baseline by 48 h post-dose. Mean percentage change in iPTH over the first 12 h post-dose was 57.94 % (71.82 %) with a nadir of -35.65 % (55.82 %) at 2 h. There was an inverse relationship between peak serum Ca concentration and body surface area (BSA) (r2=0.41), although no relationship was found between area under the curve and age or BSA. Conclusions: These data support future analysis to determine the therapeutic starting dose of cinacalcet for pediatric patients with sHPT on dialysis. © IPNA 2012.
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  • Padhi D; Langman CB; Fathallah-Shaykh S; Warady BA; Salusky IB; Lee E; Wang C; Posvar E
  • Start Page

  • 1953
  • End Page

  • 1959
  • Volume

  • 27
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  • 10