Causal Inference Research of Resistant Hypertension Treatment With Chinese Approach in a Cohort Study

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified October 2013 by China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Guang'an Men Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ya YUWEN, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01904695
First received: July 14, 2013
Last updated: October 15, 2013
Last verified: October 2013

July 14, 2013
October 15, 2013
August 2013
April 2014   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Systolic (SBP) and diastolic (DBP) blood pressure reductions [ Time Frame: Before treatment, 8 weeks during treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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  • Cardiac event [ Time Frame: Before treatment, 24 weeks follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Death incident [ Time Frame: Before treatment, 24 weeks follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • scores for symptoms and signs [ Time Frame: Before treatment, 8 weeks during treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
Possible side effects and adverse reactions [ Time Frame: 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks during treatment and 24 weeks follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
Possible side effects and adverse reactions arising from the treatment like diarrhea will be recorded
Same as current
 
Causal Inference Research of Resistant Hypertension Treatment With Chinese Approach in a Cohort Study
Causal Inference Research of Resistant Hypertension Treatment With Recipe of Removing Both Phlegm and Blood Stasis in a Real World Study

Background: Syndrome differentiation is one of the substantial characteristics in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) but is still lack of scientific evidence. The inference methods of causal relationship between treatment and clinical effect under real-world study may help.

Objectives: This study aims to assess the efficacy of Phlegm and Stasis Syndrome differentiation method in treating resistant hypertension and explore causal inference in the real-world study.

Research design and methods: It is a multicenter, prospective, two-arm, cohort study including 200 patients with resistant hypertension (doctors' diagnosis based on the American Heart Association criteria 2008). Essential hypertension subjects, aged 18-70 years, blood pressure > 140/90 mm Hg even used to be on 3 or more medications for a month and diagnosed as Phlegm and Stasis Syndrome will be included. Thiazide diuretics and/or two more antihypertensive agents for 8 weeks, Chinese herbs (for synchronic treating phlegm and blood stasis) and nonpharmacological recommendations were initiated in the observational group and the control group received the same interventions without Chinese herbs.

Outcome measures: The primary outcomes will be Systolic (SBP) and diastolic (DBP) blood pressure reductions and changes in symptoms and signs. Cardiac event and death incident will be the secondary outcomes. Possible side effects and adverse reactions arising from the treatment like diarrhea will be recorded.

Discussion: This is a rigorous methodology pilot study and 200 participants is enough to calculate sample size in later formal trial.

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Interventional
Phase 0
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Primary Hypertension
  • Hypertension, Resistant to Conventional Therapy
  • Drug: Herbs
    Herbs 180ml by mouth every 12 hours for 8 weeks
    Other Name: recipe of removing both phlegem and blood stasis
  • Drug: Thiazide diuretics and ACE inhibitor and β-blocker
    Thiazide diuretics and ACE inhibitor and β-blocker in different dosage determined by the physician for 8 weeks
  • Experimental: Thiazide diuretics and ACE inhibitor and β-blocker & Herbs
    Thiazide diuretics and ACE inhibitor and β-blocker & Herbs for 8 weeks
    Interventions:
    • Drug: Herbs
    • Drug: Thiazide diuretics and ACE inhibitor and β-blocker
  • Active Comparator: Thiazide diuretics and ACE inhibitor and β-blocker
    Thiazide diuretics and ACE inhibitor and β-blocker for 8 weeks
    Intervention: Drug: Thiazide diuretics and ACE inhibitor and β-blocker
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruiting
200
October 2014
April 2014   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Essential hypertension subjects, aged 18-70 years, blood pressure > 140/90 mm Hg even used to be on 3 or more medications for a month and diagnosed as Phlegm and Stasis Syndrome will be included.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients will be excluded for the following conditions: with secondary resistant hypertension because of other disease like renal disease or pheochromocytoma; included in other clinical trial in one month; pregnant or breast-feed or preparing for pregnancy female; combined with disease like stroke, coronary atherosclerotic heart disease, diabetes, chronic renal failure or mental disease.
Both
18 Years to 70 Years
No
China
 
NCT01904695
81202846
Yes
Ya YUWEN, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences
China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences
Guang'an Men Hospital
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China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences
October 2013

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