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PREDNOS is a national multicentre randomised double blind trial of long-term tapering versus standard prednisolone (steroid) therapy for the treatment of the initial episode of childhood nephrotic syndrome.
Aim of the study
To compare an extended (sixteen week) tapering prednisolone regimen with the standard eight week regimen as originally proposed by the International Study of Kidney Disease in Children (ISKDC).
PREDNOS Sample Size
A total of 224 children will be recruited into the study (112 in each arm).
PREDNOS Study Duration
The study duration is 4.5 years in total. The accrual period is for 2 years and all patients will be followed up for at least 24 months and for a variable time period beyond 24 months until the end of the trial.
Chief Investigator: Professor Nicholas Webb
Trial Sponsor: University of Birmingham and Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Funding: National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment programme (NIHR HTA)
North West 7 REC - GM Central Reference No: 10/H1008/122
EudraCT Number: 2010-022489-29
REC Approval date: 5th April 2011 (Ref: 10/H1008/122)
MHRA Approval date: 23rd December 2010 (CTA: Ref: 21761/0255/001-0001)