Comparison of the Rate of Preoperative Haemoglobin After Administration of Epoetin Alpha Associated With an Oral Medical Supplementation Versus Intravenous Before Surgery of Craniosynostosis at the Child

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Intervention Type: Drug
Study Type: Interventional
Study Phase: Not Applicable

Oral iron is commonly used in conjunction with EPO preoperatively for hemorrhagic surgeries in children and especially in the surgery of craniosynostosis. The bioavailability of oral iron is low and compliance with treatment is inconsistent. The aim of this study is to evaluate whether the use of ferric carboxymaltose by injection, which has a much better bioavailability, would make it possible to increase the preoperative hemoglobin level more effectively and thus reduce the risk of perioperative blood transfusion .

Participation Requirements
Sex: All
Minimum Age: 4 months
Maximum Age: 2
Healthy Volunteers: No

• Craniosynostosis Surgery

• Age: between 4 and 24 months inclusive

• Weight: less than 12kg

• Hemoglobin: 10 g / dl ≤ Hb 14 ≤ g / dl

• Affiliated patients or beneficiaries of a Social Security scheme

• Signature of the consent of the patient's parents

Other Locations
University Hospital of Angers
University Hospital of Montpellier
Contact Information
Philippe PIRAT, MD
Time Frame
Start Date: October 31, 2017
Estimated Completion Date: June 2024
Target number of participants: 100
Active Comparator: Ferrous fumarate or ferrostrane
The oral treatment should begin 21 days before surgery.~Recommended Dosage ferrous fumarate according to the SPC in force:~5 to 8 kg: 2 cd rases / d or 200mg of ferrous fumarate~8 to 10 kg: 3 cd rases / d or 300mg of ferrous fumarate~10 to 12kg: 4 cd rases / d or 400mg of ferrous fumarate~Ferrostrane ® (syrup) Laboratory TEOFARMA SRL Either 34mg of iron per teaspoon~Recommended dosage according to the SPC in force:~Infant 5 to 8 kg (about 1 to 6 months): 2 teaspoons a day,~Infant from 8 to 12 kg (about 6 to 30 months): 3 teaspoons a day.
Experimental: Ferric carboxymaltose
The single intravenous treatment the day of the inclusion. Dosage according to: 15mg / kg iron (to dilute in 3 ml / kg of Nacl 0.9% (SSI), to pass in 15 minutes.
Philippe PIRAT
Leads: University Hospital, Montpellier

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