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Treatment for Symptomatic Peripheral Neuropathy in Patients With Diabetes

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00044395
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 30, 2002
Last Update Posted : November 6, 2007
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purpose of this protocol is to determine if an investigational drug is effective in treating nerve malfunction in diabetes.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Diabetic Neuropathies Diabetes Mellitus, Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus, Non-Insulin-Dependent Drug: Ruboxistaurin mesylate Phase 3

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 200 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: LY333531 Treatment for Symptomatic Peripheral Neuropathy in Patients With Diabetes
Study Start Date : July 2002
Study Completion Date : October 2005

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Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Reduction in neuropathic symptoms

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Vibration sensation;Neurological signs;Electrophysiology of peroneal, tibial and sural nerves;Relief of symptoms as measured by VAS;Composite scores of nerve function;Clinical global impression of change

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients must have type I or type II Diabetes Mellitus.
  • Have clinically diagnosed positive sensory symptoms such as numbness, lancinating pain, burning pain, aching pain, allodynia and prickling sensation that have been present not greater than 5 years but stable for 6 months.
  • Has a HbA1C less than or equal to 12%. Patients with HbA1C greater than 9% must be on insulin therapy.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Be able to visit the doctor's office approximately 3 times over a maximum of a 6-week period to determine if you can continue in the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of significant liver problems.
  • Have poor kidney function.
  • Drink an excess of alcohol or abuse drugs.
  • Have recently participated or currently participating in a Medical study in which you receive an experimental drug.
  • Are a woman and are pregnant or breastfeeding, intend to become pregnant within the next 2 years or a woman not using effective birth control.
Contacts and Locations

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Eli Lilly and Company
Study Director: Call 1-877-CTLILLY (1-877-285-4559) or 1-317-615-4559 Mon-Fri 9 AM to 5 PM Eastern Time (UTC/GMT - 5 hours, EST) Eli Lilly and Company
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Additional Information:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00044395     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2133
First Posted: August 30, 2002    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 6, 2007
Last Verified: November 2007

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Diabetic Neuropathies
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Diabetes Complications
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action