Androgen Excess as a Cause for Adipogenic Dysfunction in PCOS Women
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01889199|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : June 28, 2013
Last Update Posted : May 18, 2022
The purpose of this research study is to collect specimen samples and study medical information from women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and women without PCOS. The goal is to learn more about the changes that take place in the body that result in PCOS.
We anticipate that 32 women will take part in this study (16 without PCOS and 16 with PCOS). All patients will undergo a physical exam, blood tests, and ultrasound of their ovaries. If they meet the criteria for this study, they will then undergo additional blood tests, removal of a small amount of subcutaneous abdominal fat, measurement of regional body fat (i.e., DXA scan) and a modified frequently-sampled intravenous glucose tolerance test (FSIGTT). The women without PCOS will complete the study at this point.
The women with PCOS will be randomized to receive the drug flutamide 125 mg/day or placebo. They will take the drug every day for six 28-day cycles. They will be asked to collect and store a urine sample once a week. They will also be asked to complete a pill diary and menstrual diary. Once a month while they are taking the flutamide/placebo, they will return to the clinic and bring their frozen urine samples. At that time they will undergo a physical exam, toxicity assessment, and blood draw.
Quality of Life assessments will be done at the beginning of the study for all participants. Women with PCOS who are taking the flutamide or placebo will be asked to repeat the Quality of Life assessments during the study and at the end of the study.
After the six 28-day cycles are completed they will then undergo additional blood tests, removal of a small amount of subcutaneous abdominal fat, measurement of regional body fat (i.e., DXA scan) and a modified frequently-sampled intravenous glucose tolerance test (FSIGTT).
Six months following the completion of all study protocol procedures, participants who received flutamide/placebo will be contacted by phone to check on the status of their health. They will be asked if they have experienced any health problems or have become pregnant since they completed the study procedures.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)||Drug: Flutamide Other: Placebo||Phase 2|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||32 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Androgen Excess as a Cause for Adipogenic Dysfunction in PCOS Women|
|Study Start Date :||April 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||April 1, 2023|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||April 1, 2023|
Placebo Comparator: Sugar pill
Placebo orally each 28 day cycle for 6 cycles
Flutamide 125 mg orally daily for six 28-day cycles.
Flutamide 125 mg orally each 28 day cycle for 6 cycles
Other Name: Euflex
- Six-month flutamide (antiandrogen) administration to lean women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) will improve impaired glucose tolerance by glucose tolerance testing and normalize subcutaneous (SC) fat cells by fat biopsy. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]Women with PCOS exhibit impaired glucose tolerance that correlates with abnormal subcutaneous (SC) abdominal adipocytes. Since a common denominator to these abnormalities is hyperandrogenism, we hypothesize that 6-month flutamide (antiandrogen) administration to lean PCOS women will improve glucose tolerance by glucose tolerance testing and normalize subcutaneous (SC) abdominal adipocytes, as determined by SC abdominal fat biopsy.
- Quality of Life Questionnaires [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
- Liver transaminases (serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase [SGOT]; serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase [SGPT]) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]This study carefully considers the safety of low-dose flutamide in examining how hyperandrogenism in PCOS affects ovarian function, subcutaneous fat storage and glucose metabolism. The 125 mg oral dose of flutamide has been specifically chosen because it has not been associated with liver enzyme abnormalities (0%, 62.5-125 mg/day), while being as effective as high dose flutamide in improving androgenic symptoms. Furthermore, in the rare event mild elevation of hepatic enzymes occurs with low-dose flutamide despite its dose-dependency, it is easily detected and reversible.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01889199
|Contact: Daniel A Dumesic, MD||(310) 794-5542||DDumesic@mednet.ucla.edu|
|Contact: Andrea Rapkin, MD||(310) 825-6301||ARapkin@mednet.ucla.edu|
|Principal Investigator:||Daniel Dumesic, MD||University of California, Los Angeles|