Study of Recombinant Human Insulin-Like Growth Factor I in Patients With Severe Insulin Resistance
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the efficacy and toxic effects of recombinant human insulin-like growth factor I (rhIGF-I) on carbohydrate tolerance, insulin action, insulin secretion, hyperandrogenism, and hyperlipidemia in patients with severe insulin resistance who have failed other therapies.
II. Determine the dose and time response of rhIGF-I on carbohydrate homeostasis and secondary abnormalities in this patient population.
III. Determine the effect of rhIGF-I on insulin clearance, the regulation of insulin-like growth factor binding protein 1, the regulation of sex hormone binding globulin, and hypothalamic pituitary gonadal axis in this patient population.
|Study Design:||Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Study Start Date:||April 1998|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||September 2000|
PROTOCOL OUTLINE: This is an open label study. Patients receive the first dose of subcutaneous recombinant human insulin-like growth factor I (rhIGF-I) on day 7.
Patients receive rhIGF-I twice daily 15-30 minutes before breakfast and dinner, and are hospitalized for the first week of therapy. Patients return for an outpatient exam on day 19 of rhIGF-I therapy. Approximately 30 days into the therapy, patients are readmitted to the clinical center for repeat screening tests. Patients then receive maintenance therapy of rhIGF-I for up to 6-12 months. A washout period follows the maintenance therapy phase.
Patients are followed weekly, biweekly, or monthly depending on blood glucose response of patients off rhIGF-I therapy. Weekly phone contact with study coordinator is mandatory during this time.
Completion date provided represents the completion date of the grant per OOPD records
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00004419
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215|
|Study Chair:||Alan C. Moses||Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center|