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Rosuvastatin and Renal Endothelial Function

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. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00160745
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 12, 2005
Last Update Posted : February 26, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Roland E. Schmieder, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg Medical School

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE September 6, 2005
First Posted Date  ICMJE September 12, 2005
Last Update Posted Date February 26, 2018
Study Start Date  ICMJE Not Provided
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: September 8, 2005)
Change in renal plasma flow from baseline in response to L-NMMA infusion after 6 weeks treatment with rosuvastatin.
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: September 8, 2005)
Change in renal plasma flow from baseline in response to L-NMMA infusion after 3 days treatment with rosuvastatin.
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Rosuvastatin and Renal Endothelial Function
Official Title  ICMJE A Randomised, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Mono-centre, Explorative Phase II Trial to Study the Effects of Rosuvastatin on Basal Production and Release of Nitric Oxide From the Renal Vasculature in Patients With Hypercholesterolemia.
Brief Summary The endothelium plays an important role in the regulation of vascular tone and regulation of blood flow. Nitric oxide (NO) is the most important known endothelium-derived vasodilating factor. Prospective studies have shown that hypercholesterolemia impairs endothelial function in different vascular beds. Lowering total cholesterol and particularly LDL-cholesterol with statins leads to an improvement in endothelium-dependent vasodilation in the forearm vasculature. There is strong evidence to suggest that the benefit is not merely related to the decrease in cholesterol-levels. A recent study in the forearm vasculature demonstrated that short-term lipid-lowering therapy improves endothelial function and NO availability already after 3 days of lipid lowering therapy. Whether endothelial function in the renal vasculature of hypercholesterolemic patients is similarly influenced has not yet been addressed adequately. In the present study we investigate whether lipid lowering therapy with rosuvastatin alters renal endothelial function, as assessed by systemic infusion of the NO synthase inhibitor L-NMMA, after 3 and 42 days of therapy.
Detailed Description Not Provided
Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 2
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Condition  ICMJE Hypercholesterolemia
Intervention  ICMJE Drug: Rosuvastatin
Study Arms  ICMJE Not Provided
Publications *

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Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Completed
Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: September 8, 2005)
Original Enrollment  ICMJE Same as current
Study Completion Date  ICMJE September 2006
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Female and male patients aged between 18 and 75 years
  • fasting LDL C concentrations >=160 and < 250mg/dl
  • fasting TG concentrations =< 350mg/dl

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of statin induced myopathy, or serious hypersensitivity reaction to other HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins).
  • History of hypersensitivity reaction to inulin.
  • Lipid-lowering drugs (including lipid lowering dietary supplements of food additives) within the last 4 weeks.
  • Diabetes mellitus, defined as glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1C) above the upper limit of normal (ULN).
  • Uncontrolled arterial hypertension (>160/100mm Hg).
  • Subjects considered to be unstable (event within 12 weeks) by the investigator after the following events: a myocardial infarction, unstable angina, myocardial revascularisation (PTCA, CABG surgery or another revascularisation procedure) or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or stroke.
  • Significant arrythmias or conduction disturbances.
  • Congestive heart failure (NYHA classes III or IV).
  • Pregnant women, women who are breast feeding, and women of childbearing potential who are not using chemical or mechanical contraception or have positive serum pregnancy test (a serum beta-human chorionic gonadotropin analysis).
  • History of homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia or known type III hyperlipoproteinemia (familial dysbetalipoproteinemia).
  • Use of concomitant medications.
  • Current active liver disease(SGPT > 2xULN) or severe hepatic impairment.
  • Unexplained serum CK > 3 times ULN (e.g. not due to recent trauma, intramuscular injections, heavy exercise etc.).
  • Serum creatinine > 2,0 mg/dl and creatinine clearance <80ml/min.
  • History of nephrolithiasis with calcium oxalate aggregation.
  • Uncontrolled hypothyroidism defined as a thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) > 1,5 times the UL or subjects whose thyroid replacement therapy was initiated within the last 3 month.
  • Severe disorders of the gastrointestinal tract or other diseases which interfere with the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of the study drug.
  • History of malignancy(unless a documented disease-free period exceeding 10 years is present) with the exception of basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. Women with a history of cervical dysplasia would be permitted to enter the study provided they have 3 consecutive clear Papanicolaou (Pap) smears.
  • History of organ allografts.
  • Serious or unstable medical or psychological conditions that, in the opinion of the investigator, would compromise the subjects´s safety or successful participation in the trial.
  • Participation in a clinical study within 4 weeks preceding treatment start.
  • Past or present alcohol or drug abuse.
  • Suspected or confirmed poor compliance.
  • Previous enrolment in this study.
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE Germany
Removed Location Countries  
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT00160745
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE Rosuvastatin-study
Has Data Monitoring Committee Not Provided
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Responsible Party Roland E. Schmieder, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg Medical School
Study Sponsor  ICMJE University of Erlangen-Nürnberg Medical School
Collaborators  ICMJE AstraZeneca
Investigators  ICMJE
Principal Investigator: Roland E Schmieder, MD CRC, Medizinsiche Klinik 4 - Nephrology and Hypertension, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
PRS Account University of Erlangen-Nürnberg Medical School
Verification Date February 2018

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