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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Arterial Dysfunction, Lipids, Lovaza (HALO) Trial

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Todd Conley, Tufts University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00795717
First received: November 19, 2008
Last updated: November 17, 2011
Last verified: November 2011
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to determine whether fish oil supplementation with Lovaza, formally known as Omacor will result in a significant reduction in serum triglyceride (TG), an increase in high density lipoprotiens (HDL), and an improvement of endothelial dysfunction.


Condition Intervention Phase
Cardiovascular Risk
HIV Infection
Dietary Supplement: Lovaza
Dietary Supplement: sugar pill
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Arterial Dysfunction, Lipids, Lovaza (HALO) Trial

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Further study details as provided by Tufts University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Serum Triglyceride Level [ Time Frame: 12 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Serum HDL level [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Brachial Artery Reactivity [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 41
Study Start Date: July 2008
Study Completion Date: October 2010
Primary Completion Date: October 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Lovasa Dietary Supplement: Lovaza
Lovaza at a dose of 4g per day with each 1g capsule containing approximately 465 mg of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and 375 docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) for 12 weeks.
Other Name: Lovasa was previously known as Omacor (omega-3-acid ethyl esters) capsules
Placebo Comparator: sugar pill Dietary Supplement: sugar pill
2 capsules given twice daily

Detailed Description:

This is a randomized, double blind, placebo controlled, cross-over, clinical trial to determine the effect of fish oil supplementation with Lovaza® on triglyceride levels in HIV-infected subjects on HAART with elevated serum triglycerides. The sample size is 40 subjects. The total duration of the study is 28 weeks, with 12-week treatment periods separated by a 4-week washout. This study will be conducted at the Clinical Research Center at Tufts Medical Center.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • HIV-infected men and women at least 18 years of age
  • On stable HAART for previous three months and without anticipated changes in their HAART regimen throughout the duration of the study
  • Fasting triglycerides > 150 mg/dl and < 1,500 mg/dl
  • Participants may be on lipid lowering therapy; if on lipid lowering therapy, therapy must be stable for 8 weeks and cannot be changes during the course of the study
  • Participants may be on beta blockers (e.g., Atenolol, Metoprolol, Propranolol), Estrogens (e.g.,Estinyl;Estrace;Estraderm) and Thiazides (water pills), however therapy with these agents must be stable for 8 weeks before starting the study and cannot be altered while on the study unless deemed medically necessary by the participant's medical provider and approved by Dr. Wanke
  • Female participants of reproductive age must not be pregnant (negative test) or lactating at screening and throughout the trial and agree to use 2 methods of barrier contraception for the course of the trial and 2 months after the trial unless they are surgically sterilized (tubal ligation or hysterectomy), or post-menopausal with no menses for > 1 year
  • Ability to provide consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Plasma HIV-1 RNA > 10,000
  • Previous history of atherosclerotic disease or diabetes mellitus
  • Change in HAART regimen over three months prior to study entry
  • Change in lipid lowering therapy within 2 months
  • On chronic anticoagulants such as heparin or coumadin
  • On fish oil, omega 3 supplements, or Omacor currently or during the past month
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00795717

Locations
United States, Massachusetts
Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02111
Sponsors and Collaborators
Todd Conley
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Christine A Wanke, MD Tufts University School of Medicine
  More Information

No publications provided by Tufts University

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Todd Conley, Associate Director, Office of Research Administration, Tufts University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00795717     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: LVZ111888, 011293-GSK Contract Reference#
Study First Received: November 19, 2008
Last Updated: November 17, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Tufts University:
HIV
cardiovascular risk
atherogenic lipid profile
brachial artery reactivity
omega three fatty acids

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
HIV Infections
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Lentivirus Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Slow Virus Diseases
Virus Diseases

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