Effects of Cilostazol on VEGF and Oxidative Stress Biomarkers in Hemodialysis Patients With Peripheral Vascular Disease
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is the most common manifestation of systemic atherosclerosis and accounts for significant morbidity and mortality among end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. However, few studies have identified the prevalence and clinical impact of PAD in this specific population.
Objectives: To perform a single-blinded parallel, controlled trial to examine the effect of cilostazol treatment on plasma VEGF levels, tissue factors , inflammatory markers (such as IL-6, hsCRP) levels, oxidative stress markers in ESRD patients with PAD Material and methods Fourty HD patients on maintenance HD for > 3months were enrolled in this prospective, single-blinded, randomized study. These patients were randomly allocated into 2 arms. After baseline assessment, patients in the treatment arm received 12 weeks of added on therapy with cilostazol 100mg/day. Blood pressure, heart rate, oxidative stress (malonyldialdehyde, protein carbonyl and ADMA), inflammatory markers (hsCRP, IL-6) and plasma, VEGF and tissue factors levels were measured before and after treatment.
Peripheral Vascular Disease
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Effects of Cilostazol on Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor , Inflammatory and Oxidative Stress Biomarkers in Hemodialysis Patients With Peripheral Vascular Disease.|
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|Study Start Date:||February 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2008|