A Prospective, Randomised, Double-blind, Double-dummy, Forced-titration, Multicentre, Parallel Group, One Year Treatment Trial to Compare Telmisartan (MICARDIS) 80 mg Versus Losartan (COZAAR) 100 mg, in Hypertensive Type 2 Diabetic Patients With Overt Nephropathy (AMADEO Study)
A number of blood pressure lowering drugs in the class known as angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB) have been shown to slow the decline in kidney function of patients with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and kidney disease. Losartan (COZAAR), is one such drug. The purpose of this research study is to determine if after one year of treatment telmisartan (MICARDIS, GLIOSARTAN, KINZAL, KINZALMONO, PREDXAL, PRITOR, SAMERTAN, TELMISARTAN) 80 mg, another blood pressure lowering drug from the ARB class, is as effective as losartan (COZAAR) 100 mg in reducing the level of urinary protein (indicative of improved kidney function).
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Telmisartan vs. Losartan for Improvement of Renal Function in Hypertensive Diabetic Patients With Overt Nephropathy.|
- Change from baseline after one year of treatment in proteinuria (ratio of protein to creatinine as measure in spot urine sample).
- Change from baseline after one year of treatment in the following: glomerular filtration rate; serum creatinine; macroalbuminuria; sodium excretion; high sensitive C-reactive protein; serum aldosterone; and other renal and cardiovascular measures.
|Study Start Date:||July 2003|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||February 2007|
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|Study Chair:||Boehringer Ingelheim Study Coordinator||Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals|