A Multicenter Clinical Trial of Allopurinol to Prevent Kidney Function Loss in Type 1 Diabetes
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02017171|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 20, 2013
Last Update Posted : February 20, 2020
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Diabetic Nephropathies Coronary Artery Disease||Drug: Allopurinol Drug: Placebo||Phase 3|
Despite improvements in the past 20 years in glycemic and blood pressure control and the introduction of 'renoprotective' drugs such as renin-angiotensin system blockers, the incidence of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in type 1 diabetes (T1D) is not declining. Novel therapies to complement these interventions are urgently needed. Mounting evidence from prospective studies indicates that moderately elevated serum uric acid is a strong, independent predictor of an increased risk of chronic kidney disease and increased rates of loss of kidney function among T1D persons. To study whether uric acid lowering can reduce glomerular filtration rate (GFR) loss in T1D, we have established the PERL (Preventing Early Renal Function Loss in Diabetes) Consortium including investigators from Joslin Diabetes Center, the Universities of Minnesota, Colorado, Toronto, and Michigan, Northwestern University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and the Steno Diabetes Center in Denmark. With the support of NIH grant R03 DK094484, the Consortium has designed a three-year, multi-center, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial with the specific aim of evaluating the efficacy of the urate-lowering drug allopurinol, as compared to placebo, in reducing kidney function loss among subjects with T1D. The trial is targeted to T1D patients with microalbuminuria or moderate macroalbuminuria or ongoing kidney function decline and serum uric acid levels ≥ 4.5 mg/dl, since these are the patients who are at very high risk of having rapid GFR decline and might benefit most from reductions in uric acid levels. Study subjects will be required to have a GFR between 40 and 99 ml/min/1.73 m2, consistent with the goal of intervening relatively early in the course of clinical DN rather than at later stages when structural changes are far advanced and a very large proportion of kidney function has already been lost. The primary endpoint of the study will be the GFR (as measured by iohexol plasma disappearance) at the end of a 2-month wash-out period after the 3-year intervention. Sample size calculations under various dropout and non-adherence scenarios suggest that 240 subjects in each treatment arm would provide at least 80% power to detect a clinically meaningful and achievable reduction in GFR decline in the allopurinol vs. the placebo group.If we demonstrate that allopurinol can halt or slow down GFR decline in T1D subjects, we will provide a safe and inexpensive intervention to prevent or delay kidney failure in T1D that can be applied at the earliest clinically detectable stages of renal injury. It is difficult to overstate how significant this finding would be, both from the perspective of public health and that of persons with diabetes.
Thirty-one of the 530 participants in this study were recruited as part of a pilot study (JDRF 17-2012-377, NCT01575379) and transferred to the main study (NCT02017171) when this was funded. Eligibility criteria for the pilot study were the same as those for the main study, with the exception of a wider estimated GFR interval at entry in the run-in period (eGFR=35-109) ml/min/1.73 m2) and the additional requirement of a measured GFR (iGFR) between 45 and 99 ml/min/1.73 m2 at the end of the run-in period. Pilot subjects joined the main study at a time point corresponding to the time elapsed from randomization in the pilot. Thus, they were exposed to the study medication for the same length of time (3 years) as participants who were directly enrolled in the main study. Outcomes measures were those of the main study, regardless of whether participants were transferred from the pilot or were directly enrolled in the main study.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||530 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)|
|Official Title:||PERL: A Multicenter Clinical Trial of Allopurinol to Prevent GFR Loss in T1D|
|Actual Study Start Date :||February 2014|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||July 15, 2019|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||August 31, 2019|
Oral allopurinol at a dose of 100 mg per day for 4 weeks and then at a dose ranging from 200 to 400 mg per day depending on kidney function
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Oral placebo tablets
Inactive oral tablets identical in appearance to allopurinol tablets.
- iGFR at the end of the wash-out period [ Time Frame: End of the 2-month wash-out period following the 3-year treatment period ]Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) at the end of the 2-month wash-out period following the 3-year treatment period, measured by the plasma clearance of non-radioactive iohexol (iGFR) and adjusted for the iGFR at baseline.
- eGFR at 4 months of treatment [ Time Frame: 4 months after randomization ]Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) at 4 months after randomization, estimated from serum creatinine and cystatin C and adjusted for the eGFR at baseline.
- iGFR the end of treatment period [ Time Frame: End of the 3-yr treatment period (before the washout period) ]Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) at the end of the 3-year treatment period, measured by the plasma clearance of non-radioactive iohexol (iGFR) and adjusted for the iGFR at baseline.
- iGFR time trajectory [ Time Frame: Up to the end of the 2-month wash-out period following the 3-year treatment period ]Glomerular filtration rate time trajectory estimated from periodical iohexol clearance GFR measurements
- eGFR time trajectory [ Time Frame: Up to the end of the 2-month wash-out period following the 3-year treatment period ]Glomerular filtration rate time trajectory estimated from quarterly serum creatinine and cystatin C measurements (eGFR).
- Time to serum creatinine doubling or end stage renal disease (ESRD) [ Time Frame: Up to the end of the 2-month wash-out period following the 3-year treatment period ]Time to serum creatinine doubling or end stage renal disease (ESRD)
- AER at the end of the wash-out period [ Time Frame: End of the 2-month wash-out period following the 3-year treatment period ]Geometric mean of two urinary albumin excretion (AER) measurements at the end of the 2-month wash-out period following the 3-year treatment period, adjusted for the mean urinary AER at baseline.
- AER at the end of the treatment period [ Time Frame: Last three months of treatment period ]Geometric mean of urinary albumin excretion rate (AER) during the last three months of the treatment period (Visits 15 and 16), adjusted for the mean urinary AER at baseline.
- Time to fatal or non-fatal cardiovascular events [ Time Frame: Up to the end of the 2-month wash-out period following the 3-year treatment period ]Time to fatal or non-fatal cardiovascular events, defined as the composite of CVD death (ICD-10 code I10 to I74.9), myocardial infarction, stroke (ischemic or hemorrhagic), coronary artery bypass grafting, or percutaneous coronary intervention.
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|Principal Investigator:||Alessandro Doria, MD, PhD, MPH||Joslin Diabetes Center|
|Principal Investigator:||Michael Mauer, MD||University of Minnesota|