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Semaglutide Treatment On Coronary Progression (STOP)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03985384
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : June 13, 2019
Last Update Posted : June 17, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Matthew J. Budoff, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this research study is to see the effect of the diabetes medicine Semaglutide on a condition called atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is a narrowing, blockage, or hardening of the arteries due to a build up of calcium. This study will look specifically at the arteries involving the heart.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Type 2 Diabetes Coronary Artery Disease Drug: Semaglutide 2 MG/1.5 ML Subcutaneous Solution Drug: Placebo Phase 4

Detailed Description:
To determine the effects of semaglutide therapy on the morphology and composition of non-calcified coronary atherosclerotic plaque (NCP), including the progression of plaque volume.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 140 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description: Double Blind Placebo Controlled
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of Semaglutide on Coronary Atherosclerosis Plaque Progression in Type 2 Diabetics
Actual Study Start Date : April 30, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 2020

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MedlinePlus related topics: Atherosclerosis
Drug Information available for: Semaglutide

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Semaglutide
Semaglutide 2mg/1.5 ml (1.34 mg/ml) Prefilled pen for SQ injection
Drug: Semaglutide 2 MG/1.5 ML Subcutaneous Solution
Semaglutide 2 MG/1.5 ML Subcutaneous Solution

Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Placebo 1.5 ml, pen-injector for SC injection.
Drug: Placebo
Placebo 1.5 ml, pen-injector for SC injection.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Rate of change in non-calcified plaque volume [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Rate of change in non-calcified plaque volume

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Rate of change in total plaque volume [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Rate of change in total plaque volume

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men or women with type 2 diabetes with a glycated hemoglobin level of 7.0% or more, drug naïve, or treated with oral agents and/or basal insulin. For patients on basal insulin at entry, the PI will consider dose reduction of basal insulin according to A1c and risk for hypoglycemia. Patients on SGLT-2 inhibitors may be screened but the agents must be discontinued at least 30 days prior to randomization.
  • Age > 40 years of age at the time of the initial Screening visit (V1) with a diagnosis of T2DM in accordance with American Diabetes Association (ADA) guidelines and with at least one cardiovascular risk factor (hypertension, high cholesterol, family history of premature heart disease or past/current smoking) or prior ASCVD (prior stroke, TIA, claudication, coronary artery disease)
  • Willingness to participate in the study and ability to sign informed consent
  • In the investigator's opinion subjects are willing and likely able to comply with scheduled visits, treatment plan, laboratory tests, and other study procedures whether or not they receive investigational product for the duration of the trial.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of type 1 diabetes mellitus or a history of ketoacidosis.
  • Current use of GLP-1-receptor agonists or use of a GLP-1 receptor agonist within 3 mos. of screening.
  • Current Use of SGLT-2 inhibitors within 30 days of screening
  • Subjects on prandial insulin or using an insulin pump or pramlintide.
  • Any clinically significant malabsorption condition.
  • History of one or more severe hypoglycemic episodes within 6 months of Screening (V1) or a severe hypoglycemic episode occurring during the interval between the Screening visit (V1) and randomization.
  • Subjects experiencing a cardiovascular event (e.g., myocardial infarction or stroke) or undergoing coronary angioplasty or peripheral intervention procedure between the Screening visit (V1) and randomization.
  • Recent ASCVD Event (stroke, heart attack, ACS or revascularization) within 3 months (90 days) of the screening visit (VI).
  • Subjects undergoing any cardiovascular surgery (e.g., valvular surgery) within 3 months (90 days) of the Screening visit (V1).
  • Subjects with any planned coronary revascularization or peripheral intervention procedure or other cardiovascular surgery.
  • Subjects with New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III or IV heart failure at the Screening visit (V1).
  • Renal insufficiency (calculated creatinine clearance of <50 ml per minute, MDRD equation).
  • AST or ALT >2 X the upper limit of normal (ULN) at the Screening visit (V1), or a total bilirubin >1.5 X the ULN unless the subject has a history of Gilbert's.
  • Weight in excess of 325 pounds
  • Resting hypotension (systolic blood pressure of <90mmHg) or resting hypertension (systolic blood pressure of >170mmHg or diastolic blood pressure of >110 mmHg) or the treating physician is allowed to adjust background blood pressure medication(s) to lower blood pressure values in order for the subject to be re-assessed for enrollment eligibility.
  • Subject has a history of malignancy ≤5 years prior to signing informed consent, except for adequately treated basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer or in situ cervical cancer.

Note (1) A subject with a history of malignancy >5 years prior to signing informed consent should have no evidence of residual or recurrent disease.

Note (2) a subject with any history of melanoma, leukemia, lymphoma, or renal cell carcinoma is excluded.

  • At randomization, subject has developed a new medical condition, suffered a change in status of an established medical condition, developed a laboratory or ECG abnormality, or required a new treatment or medication during the pre-randomization period which meets any previously described trial exclusion criterion or which, in the opinion of the investigator, exposes the subject to risk by enrolling in the trial.
  • Other severe acute or chronic medical or psychiatric condition or laboratory abnormality at the Screening visit (V1) that may increase the risk associated with trial participation or investigational product administration or may interfere with the interpretation of trial results and, in the judgment of the investigator, would make the subject inappropriate for entry into this trial.
  • Subjects with known allergy to iodinated contrast material
  • Subject is pregnant or breast-feeding, or is expecting to conceive during the trial, including 35 days following the last dose of blinded investigational product.
  • Females of childbearing potential must use adequate contraceptive methods.
  • Participation in other studies involving investigational drug (s) (Phases 1-4) within 30 days before the Screening visit (V1) and/or during trial participation.
  • Family or personal history of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN2) or familial medullary thyroid carcinoma (FMTC)
  • Personal history of non-familial medullary thyroid carcinoma.
  • Known or suspected hypersensitivity to trial products.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03985384

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Contact: Sajad Hamal, MS 3109749334 ext 7217

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United States, California
Los Angeles Biomedical research Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center Recruiting
Torrance, California, United States, 90502
Contact: Sajad Hamal, MS    310-974-9334 ext 7217   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute

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Responsible Party: Matthew J. Budoff, Principal Investigator, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute Identifier: NCT03985384     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 22174-01
First Posted: June 13, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 17, 2019
Last Verified: June 2019

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Product Manufactured in and Exported from the U.S.: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Coronary Artery Disease
Myocardial Ischemia
Coronary Disease
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Vascular Diseases