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Little Rock, Arkansas 72205


The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of two diabetes medications, rosiglitazone and pioglitazone, on markers of vascular disease in subjects with type 2 diabetes.

Study summary:

Diabetes is a common disease in the United States, affecting over 10 million Americans. Vascular disease, including heart attack and stroke, affects many diabetic patients and will cause the death of three-fourths of these patients. Because the majority of diabetic patients will suffer complications or death from vascular disease, we will explore treatments that have the potential to reduce or prevent vascular disease in type 2 diabetes patients. Our study will examine the effects of two diabetes medications, rosiglitazone (ROSI) and pioglitazone (PIO), on markers of vascular disease in 20 subjects with type 2 diabetes. It is thought that these two medications will reduce the risk of vascular disease by affecting the platelets and proteins that that regulate the processes involved in clot formation. One-half of the subjects enrolled in our study will take ROSI and the other half will take PIO. We will measure the clumping ability of these subjects' platelets before, during, and after three months of treatment with ROSI or PIO. We will measure the blood concentrations of several proteins (fibrinogen, PAI-1, CRP, adiponectin, and leptin) before and after treatment with the study drugs. These experiments will give us information about any beneficial effects of ROSI and PIO on the clot-forming ability in diabetes patients. We expect that treatment with ROSI and PIO will result in improvement of the disturbed clot-forming processes that predispose diabetic patients to vascular disease.


Inclusion Criteria: - Men and women of all races - Age 40-65 years - Diagnosis of type 2 diabetes - hemoglobin A1C ≥ 7% - eligible whether or not currently taking antihyperglycemic medications Exclusion Criteria: - History of rosiglitazone or pioglitazone use in the previous 3 months - Known diagnosis of peripheral vascular disease or cardiac failure - Recent history (within past 6 months) of ischemic stroke, myocardial infarction, percutaneous coronary intervention, or coronary artery bypass surgery - Active liver disease or elevated serum transaminases (ALT >2.5x upper limit of normal) - Current therapy with oral anticoagulants (warfarin, heparin, low molecular weight heparin), clopidogrel, or immunosuppressive agents - Pregnancy or breastfeeding - Any other condition, in the opinion of the investigator, that renders the subject unable to complete the study, that interferes with optimal participation in the study, or that produces significant risk to the subject



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Amy M. Franks, Pharm.D.
University of Arkansas

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Location Contact:

Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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