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Treatment Effects on Platelet Calcium in Hypertensive and Depressed Patients

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00018759
First Posted: July 5, 2001
Last Update Posted: January 21, 2009
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Collaborator:
SmithKline Beecham
Information provided by:
VA Office of Research and Development
  Purpose
This study aims to determine if treatment with an SSRI antidepressant medication, paroxetine, is associated with cellular calcium response to serotonin, platelet serotonin receptors, and improvement in mood in depressed patients with or without hypertension. It is hypothesized that platelets of hypertensive patients with depressive symptomatology with be hyper-responsive to serotonin. Additionally, treatment with an SSRI antidepressant is expected to produce a down-regulation of the serotonin receptor with an associated reduction in platelet cytosolic calcium response as well as improved mood.

Condition Intervention Phase
Depression Hypertension Drug: paroxetine Behavioral: ongoing psychological screening Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Treatment Effects on Platelet Calcium in Hypertensive and Depressed Patients

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Further study details as provided by VA Office of Research and Development:

Study Start Date: March 2001
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2003
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Subjects for all study groups will be male and between the ages of 25 and 65

Hypertension & Depression Group: Hypertension controlled with an ACE-inhibitor anti-hypertensive; no co-morbid medical conditions known to influence psychological functioning or platelet calcium responses including uncontrolled diabetes, MI or CVA within 6 months of enrollment, secondary hypertension; depression as diagnosed by structured interview and HDRS score of 18; no active participation in another clinical trial; no current suicidal/ homicidal ideation

Hypertension Group: Hypertension controlled with an ACE-inhibitor anti-hypertensive; no co-morbid medical conditions known to influence psychological functioning or platelet calcium responses including uncontrolled diabetes, MI or CVA within 6 months of enrollment, secondary hypertension; no active participation in another clinical trial; no current suicidal/ homicidal ideation

Depression Group: No co-morbid medical conditions known to influence psychological functioning or platelet calcium responses including uncontrolled diabetes, MI or CVA within 6 months of enrollment, secondary hypertension; depression as diagnosed by structured interview and HDRS score of 18; no active participation in another clinical trial; no current suicidal/ homicidal ideation

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00018759


Locations
United States, Illinois
Edward Hines Jr. Hospital
Hines, Illinois, United States, 60141
Sponsors and Collaborators
VA Office of Research and Development
SmithKline Beecham
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00018759     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MHBS-023-00S
First Submitted: July 3, 2001
First Posted: July 5, 2001
Last Update Posted: January 21, 2009
Last Verified: December 2004

Keywords provided by VA Office of Research and Development:
Serotonin, Hypertension, Depression

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hypertension
Depression
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Behavioral Symptoms
Paroxetine
Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors
Neurotransmitter Uptake Inhibitors
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Serotonin Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antidepressive Agents, Second-Generation
Antidepressive Agents
Psychotropic Drugs
Cytochrome P-450 CYP2D6 Inhibitors
Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors